“A Mother’s Story of Hope,” will be presented this evening (March 29) at 6:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Guest speaker Tracy Smith will talk about better understanding the disease of addiction and details of what recovery can and does look like for families. The public is invited to attend. Attendance is free.
An Easter Market, presented by the Rainy River District Farmers’ Market, will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Copper River Inn. Flowers, baking, meats, perogies, cabbage rolls, honey, homemade soaps, Ukrainian eggs, arts and crafts, and much more.
The Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service will be raising awareness about the importance of testing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, as well as sharing other fire and life safety tips, on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Safeway.
“Egg-stravaganza,” once again presented by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Great Canadian Main Street (Scott Street). Pick up a map of the participating businesses at the Rainy Lake Square and then collect treats along the route (bring your own basket or bag). There also will be a barbecue lunch at the square ($4), along with prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
“Radio Bingo,” a fundraiser for Fort Frances girls’ hockey, will have a “Monster Bingo” (featuring $5,000 in total prizes) on Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border. Buy 9-Ups for $20, which are available at Windey’s Food Market, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports and Skate Sharpening, Maddy’s Convenience, The Place, Dev-Lynne’s, From the Grind Up, Einar’s, and Cloverleaf.
Kids & Company presents “The Wonderful World of Miss Jiggs” on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Advance tickets cost $10.50, available online at, or $12 at the door (kids three and under are free. For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.
The Fort Frances Lakers will face the Dryden Ice Dogs in Game 3 of SIJHL playoff semi-final series action on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at IFK Arena. Game 4 will go Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at IFK Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under. Season passes not valid for playoff games, though seats are still reserved.
The third-annual National Autism Awareness Day Walk is slated for Saturday, April 7 at noon starting at Ronning’s in International Falls. It will be followed by a carnival featuring games, food, and more at the Union Hall (509 Third St.) Everyone is welcome to attend.
The “Spring Fling!” tea and bake sale will held on Saturday, April 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Draws will begin at 3 p.m. Desserts, penny table. bake table, and cookie walk. Admission is $3 adults, $2 ages six-12, and five and under free.
The Border Skating Club presents its 46th-annual ice show, this year entitled “A Netflix Night,” on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and again Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors (kids three and under are free), or $20 for a weekend pass, which are available at the front desk of the Memorial Sports Centre (cash or cheques only).
Fort Frances Little Theatre presents “Calendar Girls” at Knox United Church on April 12-14 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at the Fine Line Art Gallery (529 Mowat Ave.) and at the door.
Rainy River Ag Days will take place on April 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Emo Legion. Guests speakers, lunch and refreshments. RSVP to reserve your seat by calling: 487-2340, 275-5630, or 275-9706, or by emailing: or
A meal and vintage fashion show, a fundraiser for the new Fort Frances Women’s Centre, is planned for Friday, April 13 at La Place Rendez-Vous, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $50 each, which are available at “Melinda’s Unique Boutique” (330 Scott St.) or through the “Vintage Fashion Show and Fundraiser” Facebook page.
The LaVallee Fire & Emergency Service will hold its second-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 21 at from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Devlin Community Hall. Advance tickets available for $10 each from any La Vallee firefighter as well as the municipal office. Tickets will be sold at the door for $12.
Knox United Church is hosting a performance by the Winnipeg Male Chorus on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. The repertoire includes movie themes, songs of the sea and land, ballads, rock and roll, songs of faith, and classical numbers. Former Fort Frances resident Jack Cameron is a member of the 40-voice choir celebrating its 60th anniversary. Admission is a free-will offering in support of the Knox Renewal Fund.
The annual Business & Community Expo, organized by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Tbaytel, will run Friday, April 27 from 4-9 p.m. and again Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club.
“Bail or Jail,” presented by the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. To have someone “arrested,” or to volunteer to go behind bars for a good cause, phone/text Bill Michl at: 807-276-1334 or e-mail him at:
A seniors’ Bingo, sponsored by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, is held at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) on Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per card, with the jackpot game being $1 per card.