Around Town

Registration for winter indoor soccer– Registration for the Fort Frances Youth Soccer Winter session is now open at Register from a computer, not a mobile device, if possible, to avoid glitches. Runs from Jan. 16 through March 8, 2023 on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Robert Moore School. Choose Monday night, Wednesday night, or both. There are 30 spots available in each age group. Ages 5-7 will run from 6-7 pm and Ages 8-13 will run from 7-8:30 pm. No session on Family Day. Please private message us on Facebook or email us at if you encounter any problems.

Story Time at the library– Join Miss Sam from the Library, and Miss Andrea from Early On FF for unique stories, silly songs, a fun activity, and a healthy snack! Geared towards children ages 2-6 with their parent or caregiver. Jan 11 10:15 a.m.

55+ Movie Matinee at the library– Ticket to Paradise rated PG-13. Starring Julie Roberts and George Clooney – a divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago. Jan. 20 at 1 p.m.

The Freeze Yer Giizzard Blizzard Run–Jany 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– An information session, for employers exploring the idea of hiring foreign workers. The event will be held Wednesday, Jan 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.