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The Sunset Country Metis Council will be holding a Take-and-Make Pancake Breakfast for national Indigenous People’s Day. The event will take place June 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sunset Metis Hall. An MNO Citizen number is required to take part. To sign up for the event, find them on Facebook.

The Bear Clan Fort Frances is holding a community fundraising Barbecue, Sunday June 20 from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds will help the group pay for snack packs, which are given out to those in need, as well as safety equipment for patrols and needle pick-ups. The group is also in search of supplies for the fundraiser. They still need smokies, hamburger and hotdog buns, cheese, drinks, plates, napkins and condiments. If you would like to donate items, message them over facebook, email

Seniors Month continues with two more events for the young at heart. Tuesday and Wednesday June 22 and 23 will be game days. Register 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.

Fort Frances Minor Hockey is seeking new AA coaches for the 2021/2022 season. Coaches will be needed for the U11, U13, U15 and U18 divisions. To apply e-mail secretary., by Friday, June 25.

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 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.

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 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.