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The Community Living Open Air Art Studio will feature mini wall hangings. Stop by and get your creative juices flowing, Thursday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rainy Lake Square. All ages welcome!

Teddy Bear Picnic will be July 15, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Head down to the library with your favourite teddy, for this carnival-style event. Tickets are $5 per person, and are available ahead of time at the library, or at the door. Art, Music, Photo Booth, Teddy Bear Doctors, Face Painting, Spry Farm Petting Zoo, Bouncy Castles and MORE! Bring a picnic, or buy a hot dog for $2 each.

The first annual Wes Fest concert will be taking place at the Rainy Lake Square from 4:00 until 10:00 p.m., featuring plenty of music from your favourite local bands.

Railroad Daze will be July 15-17 in Rainy River. Three days of fun community events, including cornhole and baseball tournaments, luncheons, yard sales, inflatables and kids events. For all the details, check out railroad Daze on facebook.

MP Marcus Powlowski will be holding a meet and greet at Rainy Lake Square, Tuesday, July 19 from 5-7 p.m. All residents are welcome to come down to ask questions or voice concerns.

Seniors finger painting and geometric painting will be held at the Fort Frances Library from 1-3 p.m. on July 20. Bring your inner child and have some fun! Button making station and paints provided. Call Abby at 274-9879 for more information.

A free baby food making workshop will be held in the Shaw Room of the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre, Thursday July 21 at 10:15 a.m. Space is limited – please call 274-9879 to register.

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Fishing Tournament is on for this year. From July 21-23, the Fort Frances waterfront will be buzzing, with a full slate of events and weigh-ins. To keep up on the full schedule, see Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Facebook.

Quest for the Best is coming back. Get ready for the best of local talent, under the Big Tent at the Sorting Gap Marina, on Friday July 22. $40 for solo acts; $50 for duets. For more information, contact the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, or visit

Allure Drag Show Spectacular will be taking over the Big Tent at the Bass Tournament, Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m. featuring some of the best and brightest drag performers from northwestern Ontario, plus games and prizes! Tickets are $18 for advanced tickets, available at At the door, tickets are $20, cash only. Venue is licensed, but show is open to all ages.

The Watten Fire Hall Fish Fry will be at the Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday afternoon.

An Open house/garage sale will be held at DeGagne Construction/Kitchen & Bath Plus for Friday July 22nd 1-4 with hot dogs/hamburgers and again on the 23rd in the morning,9-12, coffee & donuts available. 650 5th St W. Extra tools and inventory need to go to prepare for John’sretirement.

55+ Movie Matinée July 22nd @ 1:00pm – Fort Frances Public Library. A free showing of “Emma” rated PG; 124 minutes.  Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Northern Light Day Camp for children aged 5 through 13. July 25 through 28, 2022 in Fort Frances. Registration subsidies provided by The Salvation Army through the Moffat Family Fund. For more information please contact Mark & Tina Mast at: 807-852-3202.

Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony tickets are available for purchase at Taggs Source for Sports. Tickets are $50 per person. Only a handful are left, and they are expected to sell out soon, so don’t delay. The event will include cocktails and dinner at La Place Rendezvous, on Saturday, August 13.

Tai Chi in the Park will be held rain or shine every Wednesday at 11 a.m., in Lion’s Park. No experience needed – all abilities welcome for this free, drop-in event! In the event of rain, the group will move into the library.


The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Fishing Tournament is in need of volunteers, to fill a variety of roles before, during and after the event. To sign up, e-mail, or message them over Facebook.

Meals on Wheels is seeking Volunteer Drivers. Call Sheri at 274-4818 for more information or email

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is seeking new volunteers. Pick up an application from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, call 807-274-9555 or e-mail for more information.

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