Around Town

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 U11 AA Canadians are hosting a home tournament called The Canadians Cup Feb 18-20th 2022 at The Fort Frances Memorial Sportsplex. The opening ceremonies are at 3:30pm Feb 18th 2022. Free Admission all weekend.

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 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! 10 chances for $10, 100 chances for $20 or 250 tickets for $40. Get your tickets now at

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.

Manitou Mounds is 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 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.