The Muskies will host the West Kildonan Wolverines in WHSFL action today (Sept. 22) at 4 p.m. at Muskie Field. Spectators welcome.
The 2017 Rainy River Walleye Tournament continues, with the weigh-ins getting underway today (Sept. 22) starting at 5 p.m. and again tomorrow starting at 3 p.m. See page D1 of Wednesday’s Times for a full schedule of events.
The Fort Frances Badminton Club will hold recreational badminton on Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting today (Sept. 22). Drop-ins welcome and no pre-registration is required. For more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thief River Falls Norskies in their SIJHL regular-season opener today (Sept. 22) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12, with season passes also available.
A public meeting on the 2018 municipal budget will be held Monday, Sept. 25 at the Civic Centre after the regular committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Town council’s regular meeting will follow.
“The Way We Feel,” a concert celebration of the songs of Gordon Lightfoot, will kick off the 2017-18 season of Tour de Fort on Monday, Sept. 25 at the Townshend Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30 (passports will be available for pickup at the theatre beginning at 6 p.m.) A limited number of tickets will be available for this show only (at the box office) for $35 each.
The four Muskie court teams will host the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday, Sept. 26 beginning at noon. Spectators welcome.
“Photo Breaks at the Museum” will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 (“Boats that plied the river”) and Thursday, Sept. 28 (“History of area flight”). Drop by, have a seat, watch a slide show on the topic, and reminisce over coffee and cookies. All are welcome to attend.
The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 will hold its next general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts committee will hold its annual fall general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.) Anyone interested in the 2018 Festival is welcome to attend. For more info, call Dave at 274-6031 or visit
CUPE Local #65 will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).
The Rainy Lake 150 concert series, being held at the Rainy Lake Square and sponsored by Tbaytel and “Ontario 150,” next will feature the Daylin James Elvis Show on Thursday, Sept. 28 starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
The Muskies will host the Tec Voc Hornets in WHSFL action on Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. at Muskie Field. Spectators welcome.
The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper (featuring pork cutlets) on Friday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $15/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. A 50/50 draw also will be held.
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its fall cattle sale Saturday, Sept. 30 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. For more info, contact manager James Gibson at 487-2731 (home), 271-2005 (cell), or 483-5354 (sales barn) or via e-mail at
Open studios for children and families, featuring instructor L. Hyatt, will run from 1-4 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month at the Fort Frances Museum. These drop-in sessions cost $2 per child or $5 for families. Questions? Call Sherri at 274-7891.
An “Orange Shirt Day” activity, in recognition of residential school survivors, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Local teacher and ETFO member JoAnne Formanek Gustafson will help people make lapel pins and answer questions.
The annual “Life Chain” event will be held Sunday, Oct. 1 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. along the north side of Scott Street from Victoria Avenue and running west.
“Teddy Roosevelt,” a one-man historical play about America’s youngest-ever president, will kick off the 2017-18 Backus Performing Arts Series on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Backus Community Center in International Falls. To get your season tickets, contact Diane Maxey at 274-7309. Individual show tickets available at Betty’s and at the door.
The Rainy River District Victim Services Program will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Everyone welcome!
The annual “Steps Against Stigma” 1K and 5K glow walk/run, in honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Sorting Gap Marina. Opening ceremonies are at 7 p.m., with both walk/runs getting underway at 7:30. The registration fee is $10, with late registration (i.e., on the day of the event) being $15. Registration forms available at the Fort Frances branch of the CMHA and Energy Fitness Centre. Prize awarded for the best “glow.” For more info, call 274-2347.
The grand opening of the Rainy Lake Square is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, with events getting underway in early afternoon. “Pop Vegas” then will perform a free concert starting at 6 p.m.
The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold a fall tea on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church. There also will be a bake table, cookie walk, “Lucky Dozen” draw, raffles, and a door prize. Admission is $5 and everyone is welcome to attend.
Tickets now are available for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s fall gala, entitled “Making Magic for District Health Care,” which will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Special guest entertainer will be “The Great Gregoire, Magician Extraordinaire” while the evening also will include auctions, a penny table, fun games and ways to win prizes, and a grand prize draw A total of 180 tickets are available at $55 each (tables of eight or 10 also are available). For tickets, contact Sandy Beadle (274-4801) or Janice Cousineau (274-6911).
The first rehearsal for this year’s Christmas cantata, entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” is set for Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship. Those interested in singing this year are urged to give Diane Maxey a call at 274-7309 so they can get their music prior to Oct. 16.
“Hockey Legends All-Stars” will be in Fort Frances for an exhibition game on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $22, with tickets available at Causeway Insurance and Kreger Sales and Service (Rainy River). A portion of proceeds to support the Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association. For more details about playing for or against the “legends,” contact Jason Kabel at 274-4561 or via e-mail at
The local writers’ group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum (back door entrance will be open). Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.
The “Keep It Hanging Around” fundraiser will run through the month of October at the Fort Frances Museum. Donate gently-used decorative pieces for the silent auction, then stop by often and bid on decor you like. Winners will be drawn each Tuesday at 4 p.m.