Around Town

A 55+ Movie Matinée will take place March 4 at 1:00 pm at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Free admission! We will be showing “Belfast” – A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. Rated PG-13. 1hr 37m. Covid-19 protocols in place; proof of vaccination required. Please call 274-9879 or email to reserve your seat!

How to Edit a Poem with Evan J – will be held Saturday, March 5 at 11 am at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. A free event for ages 14+. Learn and practice poetry editing techniques! Please bring one current unfinished poem if possible. Space is limited – please email, call 274-9879, or visit to register. Covid-19 protocols in place.

The Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy is holding a Coaching Information Session, Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.. It will take place at 248 Scott St. in Fort Frances. Join in if you’re interested in learning more about being a gymnastics coach.

The Volunteer Bureau is holding their annual income tax clinic. Bill Michl and Gabby Hanzuk will be offering assistance with tax filing. Intake will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-3. Contact Bill at 276-1334 or the Volunteer Bureau at 274-9555.

Billet homes are urgently needed for the Fort Frances Lakers. Without billets, there can be no hockey. Billet families provide a safe home, healthy food, private bedroom, and access to laundry and internet. To find out more, call Sarah at 275-6991.

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 until 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 in-person 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.