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Early Bird draw deadline for the May Riverside Foundation for Health Care 50/50 draw is tonight! The prize is $500, with cutoff at 11 p.m. tonight! The winning ticket will be returned to the pot for a chance at the main prize at the end of the month. Five chances for $5, 20 chances for $10 and the best deal of 100 chances for $20. Get your tickets now at www.riversidefoundation.ca/5050 or call the Foundation Office at 807-274-4803 to make arrangements for offline payment. Every dollar will go towards new ultrasound machines.

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is collecting and distributing children’s clothing, to offset the difficulty of buying clothing during the stay at home order. If you have spare clothes to donate, drop them any day at the old CN station. Any parent or caregiver is welcome to stop by and search for what they need.

Project Petunia needs your help! The Fort Frances Museum has taken over Project Petunia, which purchases the flower baskets installed along King’s Highway each summer. Baskets can be sponsored for $50 each, but all donations are welcome. To chip in, contact the Fort Frances Museum at 274-7891.

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop, is in need of items! Top of the list is large stuffies, purses, and lap blankets. Crafters are welcome to make and donate! Also accepted are knick knacks, jewelry, CD’s, small stuffed animals, decorative items & movies. No kitchen items please – residents no longer cook. The shop also has enough books at this time. Residents love to go shopping and this means the world to them. Items can be left inside the front door. A label saying “Attention Gary in the Tuck Shop” is helpful. If possible, call and tell them you are coming and someone will pick up your goodies quickly from the front door. Thanks in advance!

The Fort Frances Senior Centre is looking for seniors who would like to chat, through Zoom virtual meetings. Reconnect with others and chat about topics of interest from the safety of your own home! Anyone interested can call Cindy Noble at 274-6743 or 271-2021. The Centre also hosts a variety of events, including tai chi and a fully equipped wood shop. Contact Cindy to find out more!

A Walking Tour is being organized by the Fort Frances Museum, and organizers would like your input! What sights and sounds would you like to see showcased? Contact the Fort Frances Museum with your ideas!

The Fort Frances Writer’s Group meets virtually at 4:30 every second Wednesday of the month. Share your work and get some feedback from like-minded writers! If you’d like to attend, call the Museum at 274-7891 or message them over Facebook for the Zoom link.

If you have questions for the Medical Officer of health, Dr. Kit Young Hoon, she participates in a live Question and Answer session every second Thursdays at 1 p.m. over facebook Live at the NWHU Facebook page.You can also access the chat through GoToMeeting, with links available here: https://www. nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/public-sessions.aspx.

The Fort Frances EarlyON Child and Family Centre has been posting fun craft and activity ideas on their Facebook page, that families can do at home. For more, visit the Fort Frances EarlyON on Facebook.

Volunteer opportunities

The FORT FRANCES VOLUNTEER BUREAU (FFVB) is accepting applications for membership renewals and new member volunteers for this upcoming year running April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. If you are a volunteer or someone interested in volunteering and believe in the positive impact volunteers have on our community, please pick up an application form at the FFVB (open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily) or send an email to fortfrancesvb@gmail.com requesting an application form.

The WWRD Lions Club is seeking new members. They meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church. Fort more information, contact Secretary, Peggy Advent at WestRRDLions@gmail.com or phone 807-483-5403.

Best for Kitty, previously known as Paws and Claws Canada is in desperate need of foster homes. With kitten season just around the corner, fosters will be needed to provide a save and loving environment while kittens and moms await their forever homes. Be a part of all that cuteness. For more information on what’s involved, or to volunteer, e-mail bestforkitty@gmail. com.

Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers. Meals are delivered over the lunch hour. The program welcomes individuals, teams or organizations. To find out more, call Gaby Hanzuk at 807-274-3764.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to 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 or Joanne Gosselin at 274- 5932.

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