Around Town

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day is on September 9. The local FASD Community Partners of the Rainy River District invite the community to participate in the Red Shoes Rock campaign giving voice and support to those affected by prenatal alcohol exposure by wearing red shoes on September 9th. Local events on September 9th include: A pancake breakfast (breakFASD) hosted by The United Native Friendship Centre at the Rainy Lake Market Square starting at 10:00 a.m. and in Atikokan join the 3 km walk at 10:00 a.m. starting from 211 Main Street.

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.

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!

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 is holding its Annual General Meeting Wednesday, September 8 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be in person upstairs at the Legion. Masks are required.

Municipal Hazardous Waste Day will be held Saturday, September 11 frp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Yard, 900 Wright Ave, Fort Frances. Accepted items include batteries, corrosives, oil filters, antifreeze and much more.

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.

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.

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.

The Rainy River Future Development Corporation will be holding its Annual General meeting September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at La Place Rendezvous. Register at www. rrfdc.on.ca or call 274-3276.

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.

Riverside Foundation for Health Care September 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 www.riversidefoundation.ca/5050 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.

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 WestRRDLions@gmail.com or phone 807-483-5403. They can be purchased right online through an e-transfer at www.westlions.ca.

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.