Atown (Feb 6)

The Fort Frances Senior Centre will be holding a special “Introduction to Bridge” learning session on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, beginning on Feb. 7. Please pre-register for the sessions by calling Cindy at 274-7656.
The Fort Frances Lakers will face off against the Thief River Falls Norskies at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Ice for Kids arena. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for students; $5 for children 12 and under; free for children under five.
The Rainy River District Trappers Council will be holding a Trappers Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Metis Hall. Everyone is welcome to take in workshops, and presentations, including fur handling and timed trap setting. There is no admission charge and lunch will be available.
The Fort Frances Muskie Boys will take on the Sioux North Warriors at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the ’52 Canadians Arena. Tickets are $8 for adults; $2 for students; and free for children under 12. Season tickets apply.
The Fort Frances Muskie Girls will take on the Sioux North Warriors at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Ice for Kids Arena. Tickets are $7 for adults; $2 for youth ages 13-18; and free for children 12 and under.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 23rd annual Business Awards on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Copper River Inn. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 for members/$65 for non-members and available for purchase at NCDS and Causeway Insurance until noon on Friday, Feb. 7.
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church will be holding a Valentine Luncheon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $8 and assorted soups, sandwiches and dainties will be served. Everyone welcome.
Join the Substance Abuse Team, the Fort Frances Lakers and the Fort Frances Muskies for a free Family Day Skate at the ’52 Canadians arena from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 17. Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided. Donations of gently used hockey skates and helmets are also being collected at the Memorial Sportsplex and “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena) so more kids have the chance to get on the ice.
The Fort Frances Curling Club will be hosting an Introduction to Wheelchair Curling, in anticipation of the Northern Ontario Provincial Wheelchair Championships. The event is open to the general public and free of charge. It will take place Friday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Fort Frances Curling Club, 300 Eighth St. E.
Backus Community Centre is presenting “Church of Cash” at the Backus Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Church of Cash is a world class Johnny Cash Tribute that stays loyal to the songs and message of the Man in Black. Tickets are $12 for adults; $5 for children age 6 to 18; kids under 5 free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary #29 will be holding a PJs and Pearl’s Gala fundraiser, Saturday April 4. Tickets are limited, costing $60 before March 15, $70 after, and can be reserved by calling Christina McDougall, at 807-271-4292, or e-mail
The Fort Frances Public Library holds a number of weekly events for kids of all ages:
• Tween Club Tuesdays are held every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. Join us each Tuesday afternoon for fun and informative activities geared for youth.
• Story Time Wednesdays are held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Read, play, and make new friends with parents, caregivers and children. This free program is filled with stories, finger rhymes and songs.
• Baby Time Thursdays are held every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories that will make your baby smile.
• Craft Club Saturdays are held every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop-in and create some wild and wacky crafts to take home! Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
The Rainy River District Right Relations Circle meets at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. New participants are always welcome. For more info, email
The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre is opening its new exhibit “Canada: Day 1,” which tells the story of immigration to Canada. The museum will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals. First meeting is free. For more info, contact 807-577-5924.
The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, or
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Free yoga for adults (16+) is being offered every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Instructor is Meghan Spooner.
Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email to make an appointment with local experts.