Around Town

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.

Samaritan’s Purse “Christmas Child Shoe Boxes” are ready for pick-up at Lowery’s and The Bargain Shop. Fill a box to brighten the life of a child.

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 Muskie Girls Hockey Team will be playing exhibition games this weekend. They’ll face off against the St Thomas Aquinas Saints on Saturday, October 23. Games will be 3 p.m. at 52 Canadians and 7:15 p.m. on Ice for Kids. On Sunday, they’ll take on the Dryden Eagles, starting at 11:15 a.m. on Ice for Kids. Admission is $5/game for adults or $10 for a 3-game pass. Students are $2 per game.

The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture will be holding its annual Dinner and AGM. Saturday October 23 at 5:30 p.m., at the Stratton Millennium Hall. Tickets are $20. Call Lisa Teeple at 487-2340.

The Fort Frances Muskie Theatre presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, at the Townsend Theatre, October 28, 29 and 30. Curtains go up at 7 p.m. General admission is $7, or $5 for seniors. Tickets available at Causeway Insurance.

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 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary to branch #29 is offering a cutlet dinner with all the trimmings delivered November 6. $20 prepaid. Deadline to order is October 30. Call Josie at 276-3293.

A Chiller Thrillerama will take place Saturday, October 30 in Couchiching First Nation, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Binesiwag Centre for Wellness, 204 Mainville Road. Treat bags, prizes and games! Wear your costumes! Registration is required. To sign up your group, visut

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! 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.