Around Town

Walk a Mile in her Shoes is a walk in support of domestic violence awareness, and for the lives lost, survivors and those still struggling. Organizers are calling for the public, as well as first responders and nurses to meet at Rainy Lake Square, Friday October 8, between noon and 2 p.m.

A charity garage sale is being held to support the renovation of the Dance Hall, in Dance Township. It will take place at the Millenium Park in Alberton, Saturday, October 9. Donations and volunteers are needed. Call Joanne Hyatt at 486-3100.

The Bargain Shop, in Fort Frances, is currently holding their ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE. Items can be purchased in the store which will be donated to The Salvation Army to assist in making Thanksgiving plentiful for families right here in town. If you’re able to contribute, Dawn Gray and her team would be delighted to see you. This year, The Salvation Army has served over 2,300 children, women and men through our local Food Bank. The have seen an increase over last year and more than 10 per cent of this increase is attributed to working families simply trying to make ends meet. Your thoughtful support means nourishment and restful sleeps for parents. Thanksgiving Food Drive is on until end of day, Friday, October 8.

The Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br 29 is holding a General Meeting, Wednesday, October 13, 7 p.m. upstairs at the legion. Proof of vaccination and contact tracing sign-in will be required.

The Valley Adult Learning Association is holding a Basic Computer Class, open to everyone aged 16-64. Proof of Vaccination required. The class is free of charge, and will run each Thursday at 1:30-3 p.m. for five weeks beginning October 14. To register, visit or call 274-3553.

Sport Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for inductees. Deadline is October 15. To download a form, visit the Fort Frances Hall of Fame on Facebook, or visit the CC Complex, Taggs Source for Sports or la Place RendezVous, or other local merchants.

United Native Friendship Centre will be holding their 50th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 20, at 5 p.m., at La Place Rendez-Vouz, with dinner followed by the meeting.

The Rainy River District Victims Services Program is hosting its Annual General Meeting, Wednesday October 27 at noon. Due to COVID restrictions, in-person attendance is limited to board members and staff. To join via teleconference, call 274-5687 for details.

The Right Relations Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre at 10 a.m. – 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.

All seniors are invited to play BINGO each Friday at 1:30 p.m. Participants must show proof of full vaccination. For more details, call Cindy Noble at 274-7656.

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.

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 – today’s the last day! 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.

Join the Air Cadets! If you’re between the ages of 12 and 18, enjoy outdoor survival, marksmanship, shorts, planes and having fun, this is the place for you! Registration is free – join anytime. For more information, contact the Squadron at Visit to learn more about the Cadet program.

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.