Around Town

Christmas Hamper applications are being accepted at the Salvation Army. Sponsors and adoptees are also needed for the program. To join, call 807.274.3871 or emailing fort.hamper@

An awareness walk for National Addictions Awareness Week is being organized for Tuesday, November 23 at 1 p.m. The walk will start at La Verendrye General Hospital, and end at FFTAHS Behavioural Health Services. Swag bags will be provided. The walk is sponsored by a number of local health partners, including the Canadian Mental Health Association, Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services and Riverside Health Care.

The Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #29 is holding a Roast Beef Dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, December 4. Dinners will be delivered to your door within town limits. Cost is $20 per plate, pre-paid by cash only. There is a limit of 150 plates and the deadline for orders is Tuesday, November 30. Call Joanne at 274-5932 or Cindy at 271-2021 to place your order or for more information.

Knox United Church (Fort Frances) is holding their Soup for the Soul fundraiser in November. Varieties available are wild rice, hamburger, or lentil (vegetarian) in 32oz and 16oz sizes for $10 and $5 respectively. Soups will be frozen and available for pickup between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 20th. Fresh soups are also available in advance, by request. Delivery is available within Fort Frances. For more information or to place an order, email or call 274-4543.

The Salvations Army has moved! The Salvation Army THRIFT STORE, Community Family Services & Ministries have moved to 242 Scott Street, and are set to re-open on Monday, November 22. Hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, with donations of clothing and household goods accepted at the back door after 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Fort Frances Lions Club is bringing back TV Bingo! It will run Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m., on Shaw Cable, be- ginning November 4. Tickets at all the usual places.

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. The deadline is November 21.

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 November 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.