Around Town

Muskies Football team fundraising BBQ will be held at Safeway on Saturday Sept. 17. from 12-3 p.m. Meet the players and support the team! $5 for a hot dog, pop and chips.

Terry Fox Run–The Terry Fox Run is back in person this year Sunday Sept. 18 at the Sorting Gap. Registration 1 p.m. Run time 2 p.m. To fundraise check out

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.

Ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth II–Monday Sept. 19, 11 a.m. At the cenotaph in the Fort Frances Cemetary. Hosted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch #29.

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.

Rainy River Future Development Corporation AGM–

Sept. 20 6:30 p.m. Chapple Recreation Centre. 140 Main. St. Barwick. To vote at this meeting you must be a paidn member for a min. of 10 days (as of sept. 9, 2022)

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

Valley Adult Learning Association AGM– Monday Sept. 26, 10 a.m. 241C Second St. E.

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.

Free Community take-out BBQ–CMHA Fort Frances in honour of mental health awareness week. 612 Portage Ave. Oct. 5, 11:30-1:00.

7th Annual GLOW walk/run in honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week– $10 min. donation to register Oct. 6 Sorting Gap Marina. Prizes for the best glow, best group and best glow pet. Contact CMHA Fort Frances for more info. 274-2347

LaVerendrye General Hospital Auxiliary Fall Tea–

Sunday Oct. 16. 2-4 p.m. at the FF senior centre 411 Nelson St. Admission $5.

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

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.

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.

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.


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.