Around Town

The Fort Frances Chamber Expo is this Friday and Saturday. Local vendors and entertainment will be on hand, along with live, hands-on shows by Science North. Science North shows will be at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tea house and local musicians, all taking place at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

A Yard Sale and Taco in a bag fundraiser will be held at the new United Native Friendship Centre location, at 427 Mowat, Friday, August 27. Yard Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with taco fundraiser running from noon to 2 p.m.. Taco and a drink will be $8 – cash only.

Rev up for a good cause at Fort Frances GM on Monday. The dealership will be hosting a fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. $10 from every test drive to childhood cancer. Cadance will be selling T-shirts, and Lou’s Sett treats will be on hand!

A warm clothing giveaway is underway. Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau/Family Centre is hosting a children’s fall/winter clothing giveaway. Warm clothing such as long sleeve shirts, pants, long underwear, mitts, hats, jackets and snow pants. Giveaway has begun and will continue through to September 3, 11-3, 7 days a week, at the Volunteer Bureau, located in the old train station, 140 4th Street West in Fort Frances. All families are welcome. Donations are very welcome and will be accepted everyday 11-3 until the end of the giveaway. For more information you can call the Volunteer Bureau 11-3 at 274-9555.

A farm market will be held Saturday, August 28 at Emo Feeds, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local produce, pickles, baking and crafts will be available.

An All Around Town Scavenger Hunt is underway until August 30. Pick up your entry form at the Fort Frances Library, then solve the riddles around town! Prizes for participation, and for the fastest-solving participants. To register, stop by or call the library, or e-mail

The Fort Frances Curling Club will be holding online registration from September 1-24, with in-person registration September 15 and 16. Keep an eye on the Club’s Facebook page for more details.

Friends of the Museum will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 2, at 6 p.m. at the museum. Open to the public – everyone welcome! New members welcome!

Sign up for the D.I. Dash, to kick off the official Picture This campaign at Riverside Foundation for Heath Care. Run, walk or bike relay style, between Emo and Fort Frances, September 12. To sign up, call Allison at 274-4803.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 is open again! Activities like darts and pool have resumed with Covid rules in place. If you have questions, call the office and speak with Veronica, 274-0129.

Fort Frances Minor Hockey is seeking senior and junior referees for the upcoming season. Experience an asset, but training available. Criminal record check required. For more, call Matt McLellan at 271-4411.

A Fort Frances Skeet Club Shoot-off is being planned for September 11 at 9:30 a.m. There will be two rounds before coffee, two after. All shooters past and present welcome. For more information, call Ted Brockie at 274-9136 or Brad Houghton at 275-6183.

Did you know the Fort Frances Public Library loans fishing rods and tackle and ukuleles?? Members with a valid card can sign out equipment for a week.

Riverside Foundation for Health Care August 50/50 tickets are available! Don’t miss out – there’s still time to buy before the early bird! 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.

Manitou Mounds has re-opened to the public! The restaurant and gift shop are open, along with indoor and outdoor tours, which must be booked ahead of time, and reservations are preferred for the restaurant. To book, call 807-483-11163.

Summer programming is up and running at the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre. Outdoor story time, TD Summer Reads program, Craft Club, Senior’s Technology Workshop, Senior’s Art Studio – 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! 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