Around Town

End of summer Waterpark Party at the library. Friday Aug. 26. 1:00-3:00 p.m. register at or at the library with Janelle.

Our Climate Quest- A Science North exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum. Join us on our quest to take action on climate change! Our mission is to inspire 1 million youth (and more!) across Canada to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help Canada achieve its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. See what other change makers from across the country are doing to take action and share your own climate story to motivate others to get involved! At the Fort Frances Museum Aug. 27-Sept. 10.

Terry Fox Run is seeking volunteers! Help bring back a worthwhile event by checking out the volunteer meeting on September 1, 6 p.m. at the Volunteer Bureau. All are welcome! There will be roles to fit anyone’s interests and time constraints. This year’s run is on September 18.

Municipal Hazardous & Special waste day- Saturday, Sept. 10. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Public Works yard, 900 Wright Ave. Accepted items include Aerosols, Batteries, oil containers and filters, paint, pesticide, fire extinguishers, flourescents, pharmaceuticals, and other toxic materials. Open to Fort Frances and Rainy River District communities. If you have questions contact public works at 274-9893.

Muskie Football Discount card blitz night- On Sept. 12, starting from 7 p.m. the Fort Frances Highschool Muskies Football team will be blitizing in Fort Frances and Emo to sell their discount cards. Players will be going door to door selling cards for $20. Have your cash ready for when they come to the door! Businesses included this year include McTaggarts, 4 Your Pets, Boston Pizza, Tagg’s Source for Sports and many more.

Natural Medicine Clinic Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is hosting a natural nedicine clinic at the Nanicost Gym Sept. 14-16. Asema and gifts are required. Contact 274-3131 to make an appointment.

Orange Shirt Pin Beading workshop at Manitou Mounds. Led by Ashley Bombay. Sept. 24, 11 a.m-3:30 p.m. All materials supplied. Registration required, but open to all. E-mail

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation- A full slate of events has been scheduled for Sept. 30. A collaboration between local organizations begins with a walk from Sorting Gap Marina to the Residential School Monument at the Nanicost Grounds. The walk will be followed by Elders sharing their healing stories, and the day will end with a powwow.

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.

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.

Fort Frances Any Car Club It doesn’t matter what you drive as long as it has wheels and an engine. As long as your passionate about it. The club meets every second Saturday at the St. Francis Fields lot 7:00-10:30 p.m. For more info visit Fort Frances Any Car Club on Facebook.


Terry Fox Run needs volunteers this year’s Terry Fox run will be in person. The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is looking for volunteers to help out on Sept. 18. For more information contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or message the Volunteer Bureau’s Facebook page.

The Fort Frances Lakers Need Billets You can be a home away from home for a young hockey player. For more information you can contact Sarah at 275-6991 or visit

Parents: The Muskie Touchdown Club Needs You!

The Muskie Touchdown Club is a volunteer organization comprised of parents of Muskie Football players. The club raises funds to pay for equipment and travel for the football program. Parents are invited to join the Touchdown Club by messaging the Muskie Football group on Facebook. Parents may also follow the FFHS Muskie Football Instagram account.

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.