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A free non-contact football skill and touch football camp is being offered by the Muskies coaching team. The two-week free drop-in camp runs today, Wednesday and Thursday this week at FFHS from 6:00 to 8:00 PM each night. It’s open to anyone in Grade 7-12. No experience required. Players are asked to wear t-shirt, shorts, cleats and bring their own full water bottle. Another free Football Skills Camp is scheduled for 4 days next month from August 16 – 19.

The Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre re-opened yesterday, featuring Cassandra Cochrane: Nindinawemaaganag: My relations & Nidizhichigewinan by Nancy Jones. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm. 259 Scott St, Fort Frances. For more information visit or check out the museum on Facebook.

Auntie Bear will be holding a pop-up summer Bear Pop, July 28 from 6-7 p.m. at the Point. Dance with Auntie Bear for a chance to win prizes! Auntie Bear represents the Nanodo Giikendaan Program, which aims to provide safe spaces for womxn, girls and 2SLGBTGIAP+folx. She provides education, and support, including prevention, intervention and harm reduction. A pop-up paint night will be held at some time in the future. For more information, visit

Square Days are back! The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre will be holding fun activities in the Rainy Lake Square, for kids aged 4-12. Registration is $5, and is required to attend. Participants will be Covid-screened and masks are highly encouraged. Events run from 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday in August. Themes include Olympics, Blast from the Past, Mad Scientist, Unleash your inner artist and Mix it up! To register, call the museum at 274-7891 or message them on Facebook.

Tour de Fort is making a comeback! To kick off the comeback tour, an afternoon of music and entertainment will be held at Rainy Lake Square, Saturday August 14. Admission is by donation. The first set begins at 2 p.m., with the last performer taking the stage at 8 p.m. To check out the line-up, visit Tour de Fort on Facebook or onine at

Summer programming is up and running at the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre, from the TD Summer Reads program, to Craft Club to tech help, there’s something for everyone! Check them out on Facebook or online at to see the latest.

The annual WWRD Lions Pontoon Boat tickets are going fast! They sold out by August last year, and tickets are going even faster this year! Only 5,000 will be sold. Tickets are available at the Fort Frances Times office and other local merchants, or e-mail or phone 807-483-5403. They can be purchased right online through an e-transfer at

The Fort Frances EarlyON Centre has re-opened programming to in-person outdoor events! Each week brings new activities, staged at area parks. Activities include picnics, craft time, open play, and other events. To see the week’s offerings, and how to register your child for some fun outdoor play time with other kids, visit the Fort Frances EarlyON Centre on Facebook.

Riverside Foundation for Health Care 50/50 tickets are available! 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.

Volunteer opportunities

Rainy River District Victim Services Program is looking for compassionate and empathetic individuals for our team of volunteers. Our volunteers provide emotional and practical support to victims in their time of need. Individuals in all major centers of the District (Atikokan, Fort Frances and Rainy River) are encouraged to apply.  Free specialized training is included and involves 30 online hours (work at your own pace) and 10 hours of in house certificate training based on Ministry Standards. For more information please visit, call 274-5687 or stop by our office at 334 Scott Street.