Around Town

Fort Frances Youth Soccer Registration is running online until April 1. To register online, visit FFYS.goalline.ca. The league is open to all kids aged 4-15. Follow the league on Facebook for more information.

A Spring Fling and Bake Sale will be taking place this Saturday, April 2 at the Devlin Hall, hosted by Guthrie United Church, from 2-3:30 p.m. Desserts, penny table, and baked goods. Draws begin at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for age 6-12. Kids 5 and under free.

The Border Skating Club’s annual show is back! Border Skating Club will hold its annual show on Sunday Apr. 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Complex. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.” Admission is by donation for KidSport. Come see what the skaters have learned this year!

Line Dancing is starting at the Senior Centre! Come down on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m., for an ultra-beginner session. Perfect for anyone who’s never done line dancing, but thinks it might be fun!

A Prayer Vigil for “Peace in Eastern Europe” will be held Friday April 8 from 12:15-12:45 p.m. at Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances. This event is open to the public, and hosted by the Fort Frances Ministerial. If you require seating, please bring a chair.

A fundraiser to benefit Ukraine is being organized by Tess Coish of Tess’ Kitchen. The caterer will be donating $2 from every dozen perogies or cabbage rolls sold being donated to Unite With Ukraine, which supplies protective equipment to the Ukrainian military. To place an order, call Tess at 274-0787 or message her over Facebook.

A Public Meeting will be held virtually, to give the public a chance to provide input or concerns regarding a proposed zoning and use amendment to the former lagoon property. The change would allow for a 150 MW solar farm and a cryptocurrenty mining operation, located in sea-cans. Those wishing to provide a verbal statement at the meeting are asked to contact the town clerk. Written submissions are also accepted. The meeting will take place on April 11, at 5;30 p.m., during the Committee of the Whole meeting. To join the meeting, use the link which will be placed at the top of the agenda. Or, call in at 1-807-701-5975 and enter Conference ID 863 617 829#. For more information about this project, contact the Municipal Planner at 274-9893 ext 1312 or e- mail cvangel@fortfrances.com.

The annual Income Tax Clinic is being offered by the Volunteer Bureau. Assistance is available Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. throughout March and April.

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 www.riversidefoundation.ca/5050.

Volunteer opportunities

Are you a reader? Do you like books? Friends of the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre is looking for new members. Our mandate is to help the library be the best it can be. We support the library’s programming financially and by helping out at library events. For more information call Arlene at 274-5477.

The LaVerendrye Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers for its lobby gift shop to work a few hours a month. If interested call Jan Beazley at 276-1360. They are also looking for people to work on other projects such as Strawberry Social, Rocking for a Reason, fall tea and Spirit of Christmas. If interested or wish to learn more about the auxiliary, please call Linda Plumridge at 275-9260

Culturama is coming back! The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre is organizing a revival of Culturama – a community multicultural festival. Organizers are seeking committee members and volunteers, or even just feedback on what you’d like to see! To be part of the Culturama team, reach out to Kayleigh Speirs, museum curator, at 274-7891, or check out the Museum’s Facebook page.

Festival of the Performing Arts is planning a return to an in-person festival, and is seeking volunteers to fill a wide variety of roles. To get involved, contact Marie Brady at 274- 5105 or e-mail mbrady1104@gmail.com.

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop is accepting donations. Thank you to everyone who has donated in the past. The Auxiliary thanks you for your generosity. Residents enjoy having the ability to come to the store to shop and are always excited to see new items in the Tuck Shop. With spring and summer approaching, we are in need of new items: purses/handbags/wallets, scarves, jewelry, medium and large stuffed animals, unscented personal hygiene items for men and women, socks, gift items and décor items that a resident might like in their room or to decorate the door. If you are not sure what to donate, drop by the Tuck Shop and talk to Gary. You can drop off items at the Tuck Shop or place the items (labelled ATTN Gary Tuck Shop) on the cart in the lobby.

Best for Kitty is in desperate need of foster homes to provide a safe and loving environment, while kittens and cats await their forever homes. Full support and supplies are provided. For more information on what’s involved, or to volunteer, e-mail bestforkitty@gmail.com.

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.

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