Around Town

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Fishing Tournament is on for this year. This weekend 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. The event starts at 7:30 in the big tent!

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! At the door, tickets are $20, cash only. Venue is licensed, but show is open to all ages.

Learn and Grow chalk day at the Fort Frances Library 10:00-11:00 a.m. Register online at on with Janelle at the Library.

The Watten Fire Hall Fish Fry will be at the Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday afternoon starting at 4:00 p.m.

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’s retirement.

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.

Yoga for seniors Easy guided modified yoga for seniors of all abilities. July 29 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Fort Frances Library. Contact Abby if you have questions

Rock Painting at the Fort Frances Library. Tuesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Bring your own rocks. Limited numbers of rocks will be available.

Culturama is back! August 5-7 the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural centre is bringing back a beloved cultural festival of the past. For more information visit the Fort Frances Museum or check out the Culturama Facebook page. Donations are being accepted for an auction in aid of Atikokan Stands with Ukraine.

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.


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 Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 29 is always on the lookout for new members! If you would like to know more about joining this group of fun and hard-working ladies, please contact Cindy Noble at 271-2021 or Joanne Gosselin at 274-5932.

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.

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop is accepting donations. 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 decor items that a resident might like in their room or to decorate the door. These are just suggestions, and 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.