Around Town

Thursday, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre will be holding a memorial walk beginning at the New Beginnings Church at 10 a.m. Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services is hosting a drive-through event at their location at 601 Kings Highway beginning at 10 a.m.

The Fort Frances Curling Club will be holding online registration until September 24. Keep an eye on the Club’s Facebook page for more details.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #29 is holding a General Meeting on Tuesday, Sept 28 at 7 p.m. in the Legion auditorium. Input is needed. Covid rules apply.

A Turkey Dinner delivery is being organized by the Legion ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 on October 2. Deadline for orders is September 25. Cost is $20 per plate, cash only and must be pre-paid. Delivered to your door within town limits. To order, call Josie at 276-3293.

The Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club is holding its Annual General Meeting, Saturday Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be outdoors at the FFSC. Dress for the weather and bring a chair. Directors will be chosen. Membership must be paid to be able to vote.

Victory Baptist Church is holding a kids’ club for ages 4-12. Awana Clubs has games, bible memory, food and lessons for life to help kids live in hope, not fear. The club will meet Thursday nights until December 8, from 6-7 p.m. Call 274-1472 to join.

A free community take-out barbecue will be held Wednesday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in honour of Mental health Awareness Week. Stop by the Canadian Mental health organization, 612 Portage Ave in Fort Frances to take part.

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.

Valley Adult Learning Association will be holding a Basic Computer Class on Thursdays from 1:30-3 p.m., beginning October 14. No fee. Proof of vaccination required. Call 274-3553 to register.

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 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 Right Relations Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre – EVERYONE WELCOME. This community group is committed to improving settler-Indigenous relations in the Rainy River District (Treaty 3 territory) through education, outreach, sharing, and advocacy on issues of reconciliation, diversity, and inclusion.

Volunteer opportunities

The Cattlemen’s Association needs a few extra hands to get the new Sales Barn ready for the first auction of the season. If you can help, call Louis Bujold at 807-276-3493.

The Fort Frances Lakers are looking for billet families and a billet coordinator, to provide a home away from home for players. To join, or just to find out what’s involved, call Sarah at 275-6991.

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.

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. Many cats have had to be turned away from the shelter, due to a lack of fosters. Full support and supplies are provided. For more information on what’s involved, or to volunteer, e-mail

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.