Around Town

Tree collection is underway. Darryl’s Custom Landscapes is accepting drop-offs of your real Christmas tree or other brush. They will mulch or dispose of your tree in an eco-friendly manner. Trees should have all decorations removed before disposal. Trees can be dropped at their location at 881 Sixth St. W. On Jan. 15, the Fort Frances Volunteer Fire Brigade will be on location for collection from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Darryl’s will also accept drop-offs at any time. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there is no collection of trees this year. The fire brigade wishes to thank Darryl’s for helping with this service.

The first annual Drill and Chill ice fishing tournament will be held February 19-27. Community events for young and old are being organized for a week of winter fun! The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and Fort Frances Library are on board. Other community partners are welcome to join the fun with additional events. To join the derby, or add a community event, call Chantel at the RRDFC, 274-3276. Keep an eye on the Destination Fort Frances Facebook page for updates.

The Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 are holding a chicken cordon bleu dinner with trimmings on Friday, January 28. Cost is $20 per plate, with a limit of 150 plates available. Meals will be delivered to your door within town limits. To order, or for more information, call Joanne at 274-5932 or Cindy at 271-2021.

Knox United Church in Fort Frances has suspended all in-person worship services through Sunday, February 6. Parishioners are welcome to join Schalk Naude and worship online through the Knox Facebook page at business.facebook.com/knoxfortfrances/.

Birch Bark Yarns is (virtually) hosting the 100 day shawl Knit-A-Long! The Knit-a-long is free and everyone is welcome to join! Together we are learning to knit a lace shawl in 100 days! To join us, join the “100 Day Shawl KAL” Facebook group. More details are available on the group page as well as on our Facebook Page @ birchbarkyarnsco. Or email us birchbarkyarns@gmail.com. The KAL will run from January 1- April 10.

Riverside Foundation for Health Care monthly 50/50 tickets are continuing into the new year. Don’t miss out! More than $250,000 has already been won! 10 chances for $10, 100 chances for $20 or 250 tickets for $40. Buy your tickets by January 12 at 11 a.m. to be entered into the $500 Early Bird draw, donated by West End Motors and Westland Insurance. Get your tickets now at www.riversidefoundation.ca/5050. Deadline to purchase is January 30 at 9 p.m. Every dollar raised will go towards the $1.5-million Picture This diagnostic imaging campaign.

The Fort Frances Lions Club TV Bingo 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.

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.

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 908aircadets@gmail.com. Visit www.cadets.ca to learn more about the Cadet program.

The Fort Frances EarlyON Centre is holding online events! Each week brings new activities and crafts. To see the week’s offerings, and how to register your child for some fun activities, visit the Fort Frances EarlyON Centre on Facebook.