Around Town

Food For Fines– Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre – December 5th to 31st Make a non-perishable food donation in support of local food banks and your late fines will be forgiven!

Free Community Christmas Dinner– A traditional holiday available to anyone and everyone. Sit-down meal at Knox United Church Dec. 25, 3-5 p.m. Pick up and delivery from Flint House 3-4 p.m. All meals MUST BE pre-ordered by Dec. 22. Volunteers needed. Call 276-6425 to order or to volunteer. Sponsored by the Cridland Family and Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.

Christmas lights Scavenger Hunt– Pick up a list at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre or on their Facebook page. Contest is open until Dec. 31. Prizes will be awarded.

New Year’s Eve Sobriety Social– At Rainy River First Nation Gym. 5-8 p.m. for kids, 8 p.m.-1a.m. for adults. Penny table, games, dancing.

New Year’s Eve Bash!! Ring in the New Year at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29 in Fort Frances, with a New Year’s Eve party, featuring the music of Thinking of Pinky. Party gets underway at 9 p.m., and lasts until 2023.

Voyageur Lions Club Polar Plunge– Due to too much ice, the chilly dash and splash was cancelled and a Polar Plunge will take its place on Jan. 1. Contact the Lions Club for more information.

The Freeze Yer Giizzard Blizzard Run is being held January 28, beginning at 9 a.m. The 43rd annual run starts at the Backus Community Center in International Falls, and is hosted by the International Falls Chamber of Commerce. To sign up, check out the event’s Facebook page.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot project is holding an information session, for employers exploring the idea of hiring foreign workers. The event will be held Wednesday, January 11 from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Super 8. To find out more, contact the host, Rainy River Future Development Corporation.

Fort Frances Girls And Women’s Hockey Association radio BINGO–Mondays 7 p.m. on 93.1 The Border radio station. BINGO cards available at various locations throughout the district including CC Complex, Ski’s Variety, The Place Fine Foods, Cloverleaf.

Fort Frances Lions Club TV Bingo– Starts Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. on Shaw Cable. Bingo cards available at the usual outlets

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop is accepting donations– with Christmas approaching. The Tuck Shop is open to residents, family, staff and visitors. We could use large stuffed bears, men’s and ladies’ slippers, socks, hats, personal care items and items for residents to place on their night stands or wall/door décor as well as gift items and knick knacks. Donations can be dropped inside the main entrance labelled ATTN: Gary Tuck Shop.


The Fort Frances Lakers Need Billets You can be a home away from home for a young hockey player. For more information you can contact Sarah at 275-6991 or visit

Rainycrest Auxiliary Membership–New members are needed and current members are reminded to renew their membership for 2023 dues are $5 per year and can be paid at the Tuck Shop or by calling 274-6954 (Judy) or 271-4114 (Donna)

Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers. Call Sheri at 274-4818 for more information or email

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is seeking new volunteers. Pick up an application from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, call 807-274-9555 or e-mail for more information.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 29 is always on the lookout for new members! If you would like to know more about joining this group of fun and hard-working ladies, please contact Cindy Noble at 271-2021.