The LaBelle’s Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic is set to run Saturday, September 26. The first boat launches at 8:00 a.m. and weigh-ins start at 4:00 p.m. COVID safety measures will be in place. To register for the tournament or for more info, text Dale LaBelle at 275-9470 or call 807-486-3443.
The Rainy River Bass Tournament will run for one day only this Saturday, September 26. Entry fee is $100 per two person team. All boats will depart from the Rainy River government dock. COVID restrictions will be in place. Register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25 to guarantee your spot. For more info contact Ken Vogan at 275-7631.
Attention Bowlers! Join us at Plaza Lanes for the Thursday Afternoon Bowling League. Bowling starts at 1:00 p.m. and is open to male and female bowlers of all ages. COVID-19 safety is in place and masks are mandatory. For more information or to register call Debbie at 274-9160.
The Emo Legion is bringing back its Beer and Burger for $5 event, Friday, September 25, at 5 p.m. Dine in and take-out are available. Call 482-2250 to arrange take-out.
The United Native Friendship Centre is offering a Strollercize program every Tuesday at 10 a.m. beginning at the Sorting Gap Marina. UNFC Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living for Kids worker Lori will guide participants through cardio and strength training sessions while your child will get some fresh air.
Nigigoonsiminikaaning Community Support Services is seeking a pumpkin patch that would host 20-25 young children and allow them to pick one pumpin each from the patch. Compensation will be provided. If you can help, call Destiny at 481-1110.
The Salvation Army has re-opened to customers. Hours have been modified, running Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations can be dropped at the door between 1 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Rainy Lake Market will run its last vendor market of the season on Thursday, September 24 from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m., at Rainy Lake Square, featuring local venders and crafters.
The Fort Frances Public Library has now reopened to the public in a limited capacity, but still offers curbside pick-up. Place your chosen items on hold by calling 274-9879, Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or e-mail When your item is ready, you’ll be contacted. Pick-up is available from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call from your car for parking lot delivery.
The Valley Adult Learning Association is offering a variety of free online courses for adults age 19 or older. The courses are available in live format or independent learning modules, and technology supports may be available for those who meet criteria. For more information or course descriptions call Barb or Kim at 274-3553, or email
Seven Generations Education Institute has organized a free online light yoga class for students, staff and community members. Everyone is welcome! All skill levels can participate. The sessions are Thursdays at noon. Email Andrea Sweigard at for the online meeting link and instructions.
The Fort Frances Public Library will be posting online storytime videos on their Facebook page every Wednesday. Join Miss Sam as she shares storytime with you over the internet.
Fort Frances Rocks is a Facebook community designated for people in and around Fort Frances to paint, hide, discover and share unique and fun rock art. Check out the page for some guidelines for taking part in painting you own rocks or finding other contributors rocks in the community.
Anishinaabemodaa – Waking up Ojibwe – is a partnership between Seven Generations Institute, SayitFirst and the Rainy River District School Board. Their Facebook page posts videos and other resources to give First Nations kids, a way to hear and learn their own language.
The Fort Frances EarlyON Child and Family Centre has been posting fun craft and activity ideas on their Facebook page, that families can do at home.
The Emo EarlyON Child and Family Centre is placing craft kits outside the centre each week. Check them out on Facebook to see what’s new.