The Muskie football team will open training camp today (Aug. 23). It will run from 3:30-6 p.m. until school starts (players should arrive around 2:30-3 p.m. during camp).
Mark LaBelle will perform his one-man show, “Musicomica,” today (Aug. 23) at 7:30 p.m. in the final barn concert of the season at Cornell Farms in La Vallee. Tickets cost $15 in advance, available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Tompkins Hardware in Emo, and Cornell Farms, as well as electronically at, and $20 at the door.
“E.T.” will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 23 for “Rainy Lake Movie Night” at the Rainy Lake Square. The movie starts at 8:15 p.m. and admission is free (bring a lawn chair). Concession stand charity fundraisers also are welcome. Contact or call 274-9621 for more info.
A car seat clinic, hosted by the Fort Frances “Best Start” Hub in conjunction with the Couchiching Family Wellbeing Program and the United Native Friendship Centre, will be held Friday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. by the playground at Point Park. Admission is free and registration is not required. For more info, call 274-8588.
The Watten Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry on Friday, Aug. 24 from 4-8 p.m. at Sunny Cove Camp. Admission is $16 for adults and $6 for kids.
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its summer cattle sale on Saturday, Aug. 25 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. Protocol cattle will sell at 1 p.m. For more info, contact sales barn manager James Gibson at 487-2731, 271-2005 (cell), or via e-mail at or call the sales barn at 483-5354.
Stock car racing action goes Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting). This week’s theme is “Fan Appreciation Night.” Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors/students, with those aged nine and under being free.
The next “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, is set for Monday, Aug. 27 from 3-7 p.m. at the Front Street Park. The theme will be stick weaving. The session is free, and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.
“Tour de Fort” will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.
The Rainy River Christian Farmers’ Association will hold its annual summer barbecue on Tuesday, Aug. 28 starting at 7 p.m. at Corner Brook Farms on Highway 613 in Devlin (Arnold and Cindy Kaemingh). Main course provided but those attending are asked to bring along a salad and/or dessert to share, as well as their own lawn chairs. All are welcome. For more info, contact Arnold Kaemingh (486-3491), Wade Desserre (483-5412), Arnold Henzmann (482-9985), David Peters (852-1726), or Delton Martin (852-4610).
The “Rainy Lake Series” of free concerts in the new Rainy Lake Square continues when Iskwé will perform on Thursday, Aug. 30 beginning at 6 p.m.
The registration deadline is fast approaching for a Personal Support Worker Living Classroom Program being offered by Confederation College in partnership with Riverside Health Care starting in September. For more info, call 274-3261 ext. 4523 or e-mail
Online registration for the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association opens on Sept. 1. Cash only registration will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Emo arena. A $25 late fee will apply after Sept. 14.
Adult bowling leagues at Plaza Lanes will get underway for the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6. Warm-up begins at 6:45 p.m., with the first game starting promptly at 7 p.m. For more info, call Fort Frances Bowling Club president Mike Behan at 274-8797 (home) or 274-5373 ext. 235 (work).
The Fort Frances Badminton Club will hold in-person registration for its youth program on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sportsplex (Memorial Sports Centre). The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 10. For more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at
NCDS will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at its office at 304 Scott St.
The “Rainy Lake Series” of free concerts in the new Rainy Lake Square will conclude with The Old Salts performing on Thursday, Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m.
Sally Klein O’Connor & Friends will perform a free concert on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. For more info, contact Jurgen Schmutz at 276-7427 or e-mail Sally Klein O’Connor at
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.
Fort Frances Minor Hockey is seeing junior and senior officials for the 2018-19 season, with the deadline to apply being Friday, Sept. 7. For more info, contact referee-in-chief Matt McLellan at 271-4411.
The Atikokan Pictograph Gallery proudly presents “Earth Journeys,” a painting exhibit by Kristy Cameron, until Sept. 8. The Pictograph Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Gallery is located on the lower level of The Atikokan Voyageur Mall.
The Fort Frances Badminton Club’s recreational program goes Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting on Oct. 5. Open to all ages, there is a $20 yearly fee or $2 per night (drop-ins welcome) and no pre-registration is required.
Irish Mythen will open the 2018-19 season of “Tour de Fort” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Townshend Theatre. Passports for the six-show season cost $110 until Sept. 1 and then $135 after that date. Less than 150 passports are still available, which can be purchased at From the Grind Up on Scott Street or online at