Around Town

August is Amnesty Month at the FFPLTC – Return any outstanding library items and have any late fees waived in honour of the new library CEO.

Row I Theatre presents – Its second annual Cabaret “What We Did For Love” TOMORROW! August 11, 7 p.m. Rainy Lake Square. Entrance by donation. Food from The Candy Floss Factory and Batter & Cream Baking Co.

The Spry Farm’s first August Acoustic Farm Concert! – THIS SATURDAY August 12th featuring Les Filles D’Espirit of Kenora and local band, Rough Cut Pine. In addition to great music, we’ll have our petting zoo & hay wagon rides, bouncy castles, food vendors, door prizes, and more. Event runs 4-9 p.m. with concert starting at 7 p.m. Tickets available at The Standard Insurance, Ski’s Variety, and Tompkins Home Hardware.

Transportation change requests – For the school bus are due Aug. 16 to the Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium. If they are not in at this time they will not be in affect

Rainy Lake Conservancy Annual General Meeting – This Sunday Aug. 13 2 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting open to the public. Contact to receive the link to the Zoom meeting. Fort Frances Mayor Andrew Hallikas will address the meeting. The primary focus of the Conservancy is to preserve the ecology, history, traditional uses and wilderness character of beautiful Rainy Lake.

Canadian Parents for French Reading hour – With the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre to present a story hour en Français on select Mondays this summer at the Fort Frances Public Library for students in grades K-3. The next story time will be Aug. 14 from 6-7 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Square Days camps – The Fort Frances Museum has a variety of Square Days planned throughout the summer for kids 5-12 years old. Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. $10 per child. Space is limited register your child today by contacting the museum or check out the Museum Facebook page.

55+ Movie Maintinee – At the FFPLTC Friday, August 18 at 1 p.m. Featuring “Moving ON” starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Rated R. Two old friends reconnect at a funeral and decide to get revenge on the widower who messed with them decades before.

FFHS Grade nine/New Student Registration Day – Thursday Aug. 24 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students are welcome to visit FFHS to find out information about lockers, phys. ed. clothing, review timetables, locate classes.

Back to school customer appreciation event – Sunset Country Ford Aug. 24, 12-7 p.m. Free BBQ and treats. Bouncy Castles, bubbles, games and more! Everyone Welcome.

2023 Terry Fox Run – Save the date and start your fundraising. The Annual Terry Fox Run will take place on Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m. At the Sorting Gap Marina. Register at

Summer Tai Chi in the park – Every Wed. at 11 a.m. At Lion’s park. No charge. Everyone welcome, from beginners to advanced.

Tennis Rackets and pickleball paddles – Available to borrow from the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre. You can take them out if you have a valid library card and then play on the courts in town.


Emo Speedway – Is always in need of volunteers for different roles around the track. Contact Tammy at 807-276-0868 to volunteer.

Lakers Need Billets – The Fort Frances Lakers are in need of billet homes for players for the 2023-24 hockey season. Do you have a room to spare and become a home away from home for a young hockey player? Contact Sarah Kivimaki 807-275-6991 or see

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop is accepting donations – The Tuck Shop is open to residents, family, staff and visitors. 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.

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 – 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.