Elvis tribute artist Daylin James will be rockin’ and rollin’ at the Rainy Lake Square this evening starting at 6 p.m. Free concert. Bring a lawn chair.
The 49th-annual Manitou Fish Fry, hosted by the Rainy River First Nations’ chief and council, will be held Friday, May 17 starting at 4 p.m. at the RRFN pow-wow grounds (just north of the Highway 11/71 junction). Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.
Borderland Racing Association will hold its season opener Saturday, May 18 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, with those nine and under being free.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next monthly meeting–via videoconference–on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.
“Kids Gone Fishing,” a fishing derby for children, will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Emo waterfront. Open to all kids Grades 5-8. Each child will be paired with an angler from the Emo Walleye Classic.
The Emo Walleye Classic will run May 23-25, starting with the angler parade on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. Flights then leave at 8 and 8:30 a.m. both Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 with the weigh-ins beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Friday and 4 p.m. on the Saturday at the Emo/La Vallee Arena. See the full schedule of events in next week’s Times!
Friends of the Museum will be holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 5:15 p.m. upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum. Open to the public; everyone welcome (including new members).
Riverside Health Care will hold its monthly open board meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in the board room at Rainy River Health Centre.
“Rockin’ For A Reason,” presented by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held on Friday, May 24 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Spring Market at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Donations can be made at their booth. All proceeds go to local health care.
A community garage sale will take place on Saturday, May 25 fro 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come to sell and come to buy. You must RSVP if you are interested in selling items. Spots will be limited. Contact (807) 274-9621 or if you’re interested in selling.
“Just Be You,” the first-annual Rainy River Pride walk will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 10-11 a.m. in Rainy River. Starting location is the Rainy River municipal office. Everyone invited to walk in support of LGBTQ2SIA community members. Family, dog and bike friendly. For more info, call Hailey Coleman or Chelsea Greig at 852-3268.
Friends of the Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Donations welcome. Please drop off books at the library starting Tuesday (May 21).
The Mill Alumni will hold its seventh-annual banquet on Thursday, May 30 at the local Legion starting with social hour at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $30 each and are available at From the Grind Up and the Sister Kennedy Centre and as well as from committee members Ed (274-5237), Herman (274-9520), Al (486-0360), Don (274-9139), Robert (274-6435), or Stan (274-5083). Tickets must be purchased before May 21.
A “Friends” trivia night will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Test your knowledge of the popular ’90s TV show. Sign up with your team to win $25 Go Local gift cards. Please bring one mobile device per team that can connect to wifi. Sign up at
A “Summer’s Day Luncheon” and pie and dessert sale will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church. Menu will include a variety of salads, calico beans, buns, breads, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children seven and older; $2 for kids six and under. Bake table.
The Northwest Training & Adjustment Board will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Seven Generations Education Institute (the Circle Room at the Nanicost Complex). Please RSVP by May 27. Get free tickets at Eventbrite: You can also call (807) 223-3813 or email:
A seniors’ fair will be held on Thursday, June 6 at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre). Doors open at 9 a.m. for check-in, coffee and socializing, with the fair to officially start at 9:30 a.m. Booths, guest speakers, prizes, lunch and coffee breaks provided. Register before June 3 by calling the Senior Centre at 274-7656 or stopping by 401 Nelson St. Registration will be limited so do it early.
The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion (250 Church St.). Business will include election of officers, presentation of audit, and other business as deemed necessary. All current members urged to attend; new members welcome.
FIREFLY will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. in FIREFLY Room L08, 820 Lakeview Drive, Kenora. Everyone welcome.
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 or David Beach at 276-0464 or
The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2019 induction banquet on Saturday, Aug. 10 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets now on sale at Taggs Source for Sports for $40 each.
The Rainy Lake Market is open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come see your favourite vendors.
The Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre is now open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Visitors can eat at the restaurant which features traditional Ojibwe ingredients, or experience a guided or self-guided tour of exhibits and the trail system which leads to the largest concentration of Indigenous burial mounds in North America.
Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man) healing circles, led by elder Buddy Loyie, are being held every Monday at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (use the First Street entrance). Start time us 4:30 p.m. For more info, contact Sheila McMahon at 274-8541.