The 20th-annual Rainy River Walleye Tournament runs today through Saturday (Sept. 20-22) under the big tent at Hannam Park in Rainy River. See page C1 of Wednesday’s Times for a complete schedule of events.
An information meeting for all school bus drivers, and those who want to become one in this area, will be held today (Sept. 20) from 6-8 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel meeting room. For more info, call Della at 1-807-473-6438.
The Muskie football team will host the Elmwood Giants in WHSFL action on Friday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. at Muskie Field. Spectators welcome.
Sunset Dynasty Construction will hold its grand opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 950 McIrvine Rd. N. (next to Revco), with a free barbecue starting at 10 a.m. There also will be great draws.
A Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste Day for Chapple and Rainy River District communities will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chapple municipal garage (54 Barwick Rd.)
Registration for YBC (youth bowling) will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Plaza Lanes. For more information, call Caitlyn Townson at 271-2788 or Tod at 274-6980.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
Muskie football players will be going door-to-door again on Sept. 25-26 to sell discount cards for $20 each. They also can be purchased at McTaggarts.
The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts committee will hold its annual fall general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Anyone interested in the 2019 Festival is welcome to attend. For more info, call Dave at 276-8684 or visit
Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper–featuring roast beef–on Friday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL action on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. The team also will pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos in a special pre-game ceremony. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its September cattle sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 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 (home) or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at, or at the sales barn (483-5354).
The 20th-annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival goes Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hannam Park in Rainy River.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.
Guthrie United Church in Devlin will hold its annual “Harvest Supper” on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall.
Fort Frances Little Theatre will hold its annual general membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in McMillan Hall at Knox United Church. Refreshments will be served. New members welcome and board vacancies to be filled.
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.
The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. in its office located at 241 C Second St. E. (old high school). Everyone is welcome to attend.
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
A two-day conference on “What’s new in VAW” (violence against women), presented by the Kenora-Rainy River Domestic Violence Community Co-ordinating Committee, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Best Western Conference Centre in Dryden. The cost is $50 for both days, with the last day to register being Oct. 5. To register, contact Jennifer Chamberlin at 1-807-727-2820 or via e-mail at
“Jimmy the Janitor” will perform as a fundraiser for the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets Squadron on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30). Tickets cost $25 each, which are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Cloverleaf in Emo.