Around Town

Pride Month activities are underway! For a full listing of Pride Month events, including the Pride parade this Saturday, visit

The Strawberry Social is back! It will look a little different this year – it will be delivery only, with your orders arriving on June 16. Each $6 order will come with strawberries, shortcake and ice cream! Order s are due by June 10, so don’t delay! Businesses hoping to place an order are asked to call Helen at 274-06673. Individuals are asked to call Joanne at 807-274-5932.

The Fort Frances Ministerial Association is hosting a ‘Remembering Lives Lost to COVID-19’ event at Rainy Lake Square on Friday, June 10th from 12:15pm to 12:45pm.  It is open family, friends, and the community who experienced loss during the pandemic.  There will be music, scripture, and prayer.  (Those who cannot stand for an extended period of time are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.)

Choir! Choir! Choir! will be in town June 11 for a free show at the Rainy Lake Square, through a partnership between Borderland Pride and Tour de Fort. The concert will kick off right after the Pride March that day. Although tickets are free, pre-registration is required. To register, visit

A Free Non – Contact Football Skills Camp is being held by the FFHS Muskie Football team’s coaching staff. Students entering grades 7 through 12 this September are invited to participate. No experience is necessary. Players will get an equal opportunity to play all positions. Players are asked to wear t-shirt, shorts, football or soccer cleats and bring their own full water bottle. The camp will run Monday to Thursday, June 14-17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school field.

A Bike Tune-up event will be held Monday, June 13 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the UNFC parking lot, 427 Mowat Ave. Bring your bike and helmet to learn how to care for your bike and get it tuned up for the summer. Bannock and snacks will be provided. For more information, call Lori at 807-271-4500 or Rylee at 807-271-2423.

Quest for the Best is back! Get ready to show off your talents, under the Big Tent at the Sorting Gap Marina, on Friday July 22. Entry deadline is July 8. $40 for solo acts; $50 for duets. For more information, contact the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, or visit

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is looking for AA coaches for the 2022-2023 season. Coaches are needed in the U11, U13, U15 and U18 divisions. To apply, visit

All seniors are invited to play BINGO each Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre. For more details, call Cindy Noble at 274-7656.

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.

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

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. Monetary donations over $100 are eligible for a tax receipt. E-transfers are accepted at