Around Town

Tour De Fort will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Super 8 in Fort Frances. New members are welcome. Photo I.D. and proof of vaccination are required to attend.

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.

Birch Bark Yarns is (virtually) hosting the Fall Fair Isle Knit-A-Long! The Knit-a-long is free and open to everyone! Beginners & Expects are welcome! The suggested pattern is a tuque (beanie) using Fair Isle knitting techniques. To join us, join the “Fall Fair Isle KAL” Facebook group. More details are available on the group page as well as on our Facebook Page @birchbarkyarnsco. The Knit-a-long will run from Oct 15-Nov 15.

A Fall Craft Sale will be held at the Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion auditorium from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. Numerous vendors will be in attendance, offering a huge variety of wares. Donations of non-perishable food stuffs will be accepted for the Salvation Army.

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.

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.

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 October 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.