Around Town

Santa is coming! The Fort Frances Santa Claus parade will take place this Saturday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m. It will run down Scott Street from Reid to Mowatt. Masks recommended, and social distancing will be encouraged. Brought to you by the Kiwanis Club of Fort Frances.

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

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.

Holly Daze is taking place December 3 and 4, in downtown Emo. Craft fairs, prizes, a parade and fireworks! Check out the 2021 Emo Holly Daze Facebook page for the full schedule of events.

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

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.

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.


The WRRD Lions are looking for volunteers for the Rainy River COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics, to facilitate the Screening and Flow requirements. If you are able to join, contact John Elliott at or call 807-852-3790.

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is seeking bellringers. If you could volunteer a minimum of 2 hrs to ring the bells at one of our locations, please call 807.274.3871 or email

An Abattoir working bee will be held Saturday, November 27 in Stratton. If you can help, arrive at the Abbatoir around 9 a.m. to be assigned a task!

The Fort Frances Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to seniors. To join in, or get more information, call the Riverside Community Support Services at 274-2244.

The Fort Frances Senior Centre is looking for a few volunteers to work on a casual basis covering for someone when they cannot come in. Please call Cindy at 807-271-2021.

The FORT FRANCES VOLUNTEER BUREAU (FFVB) is accepting applications for membership renewals and new member volunteers. If you are a volunteer or someone interested in volunteering and believe in the positive impact volunteers have on our community, please pick up an application form at the FFVB (open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily) or send an email to requesting an application form.

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 Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 is always on the lookout for new members! If you would like to know more about joining this group of fun and hard working ladies please contact Cindy Noble at 271-2021 or Joanne Gosselin at 274-5932.

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop is accepting donations, with fall and winter approaching. The Tuck Shop is open to residents, family, staff and visitors. We could use large stuffed bears, men’s and ladies’ slippers, socks, hats, personal care items and items for residents to place on their night stands or wall/door décor as well as gift items and knick knacks. Residents are always excited to see new items in the Tuck Shop! Proceeds from the shop go to the Rainycrest Auxiliary, which enhances the home for residents. Many thanks for all donations received. Donations can be dropped inside the main entrance of Rainycrest, labelled ATTN: Gary Tuck Shop.