Around Town

More than a Mood- Understanding Depression will take place at the Fort Frances Senior Centre, tonight, Thursday April 28 from 7-8 p.m. The event is open to all oder persons, and is presented by the CMHAFF’s District Mental health Services for Older Adult Program. For more information, call 274-7656.

The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts will hold its Highlights Concert tonight, Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Check out the best of our local talent!

A Community Walk in honour of Mental Health Week will take place Wednesday, May 4, from 1-2 p.m. Meet up with the community at BHS at 601 Kings Highway, or walk wherever you are and participate virtually. The virtual link is over Zoom, meeting #863 6798 2125 Password #GetReal. Remote participants can also send photos to Natalie Kearns or Mary Elder, at or for a chance to win one of four gift baskets.

A Free Take-out Barbecue will take place on Wednesday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 612 Portage Avenue in Fort Frances. Walk, drive or bike up! The event is in honour of Mental Health Week.

A mental health Wellness Fair will be held Wednesday, May 5 at the Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances. Stop by to see the booths and guest speaker Joe Roberts, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and grab lunch. Roberts will speak at 11 a.m. He overcame homelessness and drug addiction, and has a compelling story to tell.

The Fort Frances Chamber Expo will be held May 12-13 at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Vendor space is still available! To book a space, e-mail Heather Johnson at

The Fort Frances Chamber Expo will be held May 12-13 at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Vendor space is still available! To book a space, e-mail Heather Johnson at

Spring workshops at the Museum are back! On April 30, join Meaghan Spooner for Cookie Decorating, from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $30. On may 7, Cher Pruys will teach Stained Glass Suncatchers, from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $80. On May 21 and 22, Jamie Nelson will teach Felting Spring Toads. Cost is $55. Register early – class size is limited!

Clean up your library fines, while helping someone in need. Bring in your unused full-sized or travel sized toiletry items to the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre by May 1, and your library fines will be forgiven. Items will be donated to the Substance Abuse Prevention Team, to help those working to get on their feet.

Ducks Unlimited Fort Frances Committee is bringing back its annual fundraising banquet and charity auction. It’s scheduled for May 13 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65, and available at several local venues, including the Fort Frances Times office.

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau will hold its Annual General Meeting, Monday May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Volunteer Bureau. Fort more information, call 807-274-9555.

Riverside Foundation for Health Care monthly 50/50 tickets are available. Don’t miss out on your chance to keep health care close to home! Get your tickets now at

Ukraine fundraisers

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.

Atikokan Stands with Ukraine is a grassroots organization to raise funds and provide housing for several Ukrainian refugee families. They will be collecting monetary donations, as well as clothes, toys, bikes, and household items for the region’s refugees. They will be at the Atikokan Fellowship Church Saturday, April 23. Monetary donations over $100 are eligible for a tax receipt. E-transfers are accepted at