“Mall Days” goes today (June 28) in downtown Fort Frances, including an Early Iron Car Club show, onstage activities, kids’ corner, and then an evening vendor market from 5-8 p.m. As well, local country singer Doug Judson will take to the Rainy Lake Square stage from 6-8 p.m.
Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (June 28) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
The annual “Teddy Bear Picnic” will be held Friday, June 29 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. There also will be fun booths, a bouncy castle, barrel train, a craft and music tent, and, of course, a doctor booth with Dr. Elaine. Admission is $5, with hotdogs costing $2 each.
The seventh-annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival goes Saturday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina. The international tug-of-war also will be part of the festivities.
Stock car racing goes Saturday, June 30 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 and seniors (those nine and under are free).
The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will host its annual Canada Day pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 1 from 7-9 a.m. upstairs at the Legion. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children five and under. Everyone welcome!
The annual Canada Day parade is set for Sunday, July 1 starting at 11 a.m., with the route running from the Sorting Gap Marina to the Legion. This year’s theme is “Summer Fun.”
Fun in the Sun activities will be held at Point Park starting at noon on Canada Day (July 1), including beach volleyball and 3-on-3 basketball, the Mini-King and Queen contest (at 2 p.m.), and the Riverside Canada Day Cash Lottery Draw (3 p.m.), as well as artisan tents and food vendors. The annual fireworks display will go at 10:15 p.m. See the ad on page A2 of Wednesday’s Fort Frances Times for a full schedule of events.
The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, July 2. Happy Canada Day, everyone!
Dawnn Taylor’s dog obedience classes begin Tuesday, July 3 and run for six weeks starting at 6 p.m. The fee is $60, with sessions to be conducted on the green space across from the Fort Frances Curling Club parking lot. To register, text or call Dawnn at 1-812-360-2258 (your dog must be vaccinated to attend).
The next barn concert at Cornell Farms in La Vallee will feature Pat Temple and the Hilo Players on Thursday, July 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. (the opening act is Paul Caruso). Tickets cost $15 in advance, available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Tompkins Hardware in Emo, and Eventbrite, and $20 at the door.
The Northern Echo Summer Bible Camp, open to boys and girls in Grades 2-8, will run July 22-27 at Sunny Cove. For more info, call Wanda Barker at 486-0334 or 275-6620 (cell) or Pastor Ken at 274-1873.
A Women’s Fun Paint Weekend, featuring two paint classes by Jen Coats and Cherie Serrano, will be held Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Timber Wolf Lodge. The cost is $250, which includes one night accommodation and meals. To register, contact Timber Wolf Lodge at 1-416-548-6208 (space is limited).
Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from June 28-Aug. 30. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5.