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The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda will perform a free concert of their new album, “We Will Go,” today (March 21) starting at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church (720 Morrison Cres.) Sponsored by Bethel Baptist Church and the Calvary Baptist Church. For more info, call 482-1710.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Game 3 of their SIJHL quarter-final series on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Game 4, if necessary, will be played Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for kids aged 12 and under, and free for those under five.
“Tour de Fort” presents Ryan McNally in concert on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 7 p.m.) The show is open to passport-holders but some tickets will be available at the theatre box office on the night of the performance for $35 each. As well, 2019-20 passports will be available for $110 each.
A “Girls Empowerment Day” for ages 13-18 is being planned for Saturday, March 23 from noon-4 p.m. upstairs at the NCDS building on Scott Street. For more info or to register, call Lyz Clem at 276-6063. There is a maximum of 30 spaces.
A cupcake decorating workshop, led by M. Spooner, will be held Saturday, March 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. The fee is $15, which must accompany your registration. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.
The Northern Lights School of Skating will hold its first-ever skating exhibition, entitled “True North,” on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena). Tickets cost $10 in advance/$12 at the door for adults and $5 in advance/$8 at the door for kids 12 and under (children three and under are free). Advance tickets are available at the Fort Frances Times office.
St. Mary’s parish is hosting its 19th-annual soup-and-bun fundraiser for development and peace on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. and again Sunday, March 24 at noon.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, March 25 at the Civic Centre. It will immediately follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway downstairs at 5:30 p.m.
The Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, March 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (140 Fourth St. W.) The public is welcome to attend.
The Fort Frances Horticultural Society will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre. The group, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is planning a district convention here on May 31-June 1. It is a good time for new members to join. All gardening experience levels welcome.
The Sunset Country Métis is offering the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Ontario Hunter Education Program free of charge to its citizens on March 28-30 and April 4-6, respectively, at the Sunset Country Métis Hall. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot, which will be refunded upon completion of the program (participants must take both courses). For more info or to sign up, call or text Sarah Marusyk at 276-4481 or e-mail her at metisofsunsetcountry@gmail.com
The debut viewing of “Urban Indigenous Proud,” presented by the National Film Board of Canada, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, and the United Native Friendship Centre, will be held Thursday, March 28 at the Circle of Life building on Mowat Avenue (use the First Street East entrance). Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with the film starting at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
A come-and-go open house in honour of the retirement of longtime Times’ editor Mike Behan will be held Friday, March 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Times’ office.
The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will host its monthly supper–featuring a turkey dinner with all the trimmings–on Friday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). The cost is $16/plate and there also will be a 50/50 draw. For take-outs, call 274-3772.
A presentation on video game addiction, led by Tracey Idle, mental health lead for the Rainy River District School Board, is set for Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room ‘A’ of the Education Centre on Second Street East (note the change from the original date of Thursday, March 28).
An evening of updates on technology and how to use in managing diabetes is set for Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Light snacks will be provided. Admission is free but an R.S.V.P. is required by March 28 by contacting Sherri Pockett at 1-204-297-5787 or via e-mail at spockett@insulet.ca
“Ag Day 2019,” hosted by the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture, will be held Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Chapple rec centre in Barwick. It will feature an agricultural trade show and speakers, with lunch also available. Stay tuned to the RRFA’s Facebook page for more details.
A Pysanky workshop (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating) will be held Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. It is for ages 12 and up, with the cost being $10/person. Those interested must register in person at the library and pay the fee upon registration.
A summer hiring fair, presented by Shooniya Wa-Biitong, the Rainy River District School Board, the local DSSAB, and NCDS, will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Frances High School.
Two half-day workshops on the impacts of methamphetamine are slated for Monday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. It is free to attend but you must pre-register by calling 274-2347 ext. 258 or e-mailing ccousineau@cmhaff.ca
The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ice For Kids boardroom at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Heron Landing (Couchiching). The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6. Proceeds to the homelessness program and the women’s shelter program. To register, contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or bmichl@gmail.com or David Beach at 276-0464 or davebeach321@gmail.com
The “Market Garden” is now open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until May 25 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Assorted teas, jewellery, baby clothes, homemade crafts, and more. Call Connie at 274-3785 to get your table.
“Fibre Content,” a travelling exhibit featuring award-winning artwork created from textiles, will be in the main floor gallery of the Fort Frances Museum beginning Feb. 1 and running through March.

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