Around Town

Bingo at the Sister Kennedy Centre– 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Friday fro the next eight weeks. Starting Sept. 9 and ending Oct. 28. All Senior welcome.

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.

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

Fort Frances Writer’s Group– Will be starting in-person meetings at the Church of the Holy Spirit 834 Victoria Ave. Second Wednesday of every month starting Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Sherry at 276-8922 for more information.

Fort Frances Lions Club TV Bingo– Starts Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. on Shaw Cable. Bingo cards available at the usual outlets.

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.

Terry Fox Run–The Terry Fox Run is back in person this year on Sept. 18. To fundraise check out

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 include 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.

Coffee Break non-denominational ladies Bible Study–

First session Sept. 21 9:30 a.m. at Emo Christian Reform Church. The first session will be a meet and greet and introduction to the first study on 2 Corinthians. All ladies welcome. Call Gertie 276-7457 or Jeanette 276-2928 for more information.

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– Fall/winter Tai Chi sessions for 55 plus will begin at the Senior Centre on Monday September 19th. For further information call Cindy at the Fort Frances Senior Centre, 274-7656, or Carole at 274-5736.


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.