Around Town

Terry Fox Run–The Terry Fox Run is back in person this year. To fundraise check out This year’s run is on September 18. A meeting for volunteers will be held TONIGHT at 6 p.m. at the volunteer bureau.

FREE concert featuring Twin Flames– Labour Day Monday Sept. 5 2 p.m. at the Duke on Couchiching First Nation. Bring your own chair. See ad to the right for more details.

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 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.

Medicine walk with Ed Atatise–The Library has re-scheduled the medicine walk that was scheduled for earlier in the summer. It will now take place Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. Contact the library to register. 274-9879 or ffpltc@gmail. com

55+ movie Matinee– At the Library featuring Respect starring Jennifer Hudson. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Sept. 16 1 p.m.

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. Businesses included this year includ McTaggarts, 4 Your Pets, Boston Pizza, Tagg’s Source for Sports and many more.

Natural Medicine Clinic–Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is hosting this 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. email

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.

Tai Chi in the Park will be held rain or shine every Wednesday at 11 a.m., in Lion’s Park. In the event of rain, the group will move into the library.


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.