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Sunset Water Sports needs your help! They are finalists for a $10,000 Tbaytel for Good grant, which would enable them to purchase adaptive fishing equipment. The grants are awarded by voting, so log in to, and vote as often as you can! The deadline is tomorrow (Friday).

Seniors Month continues with two more events for the young at heart. Tuesday and Wednesday June 22 and 23 will be game days. Register on June 16 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. by calling 274-7656. The first 10 people or teams per game, which will be a choice between ladder toss, horseshoes, bean bag toss and bocce ball. There will be prizes!

On June 29, the Senior Centre will be hosting a Drive-Thru Barbecue. Stop by between 4-6 p.m. to pick up your supper or hamburger or hot dog. Comes with a bag of chips, pop and dessert.

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Laura Bruyere at or Bill Michl at for the Zoom invite.

A Rainbow Drag Brunch will be held at the Flint House patio, June 26. Two seatings available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event includes an hour long show. To register or find out more visit

The Salvation Army Thrift Store reopens Monday, June 14 and will be open Mon thru Fri 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Store donations are a max of two bags per visit, accepted after 1 p.m. Foodbank available by appointment.

Riverside Foundation for Health Care 50/50 June tickets are on sale now! Don’t miss out! Five chances for $5, 20 chances for $10 and the best deal of 100 chances for $20. Get your tickets now at or call the Foundation Office at 807-274-4803 to make arrangements for offline payment. Every dollar raised will go towards the $1.5-million Picture This diagnostic imaging campaign.

The Rainycrest Auxiliary would like to thank you for all of your generous donations to the Tuck Shop. It means a lot to the residents to be able to go shopping at our shop for gifts, toiletries, personal items and snacks, especially during the times when we have all been asked to stay at home due to Covid. We could use: unused toiletries (remember Rainycrest is a scent free zone) knick knacks or decorative items for residents to use as gifts or to decorate their own space. Jewelry and stuffies are always appreciated. We would also like you to remember to donate items for our male residents. Items can be left inside the front door with a label saying ATTN Gary in the Tuck Shop.

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is continuing its children’s clothing giveaway. Parents who would like to search for needed items are asked to make an appointment, to maintain social distancing requirements. To book an appointment, call 274-9555.

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.

Volunteer opportunities

The FORT FRANCES VOLUNTEER BUREAU (FFVB) is accepting applications for membership renewals and new member volunteers. 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 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 or phone 807-483-5403.

Best for Kitty is in desperate need of foster homes to provide a safe and loving environment, while kittens and cats await their furever homes. Be a part of all that cuteness. For more information on what’s involved, or to volunteer, e-mail

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.

Impact the lives of local girls, by volunteering for Girl Guides of Canada. Training, events and scholarships available. Visit