Atown (Mar 12)

Registration for the 2020 Youth Soccer season will begin with the first round of registrations on March 10, 11 and 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. The second round of registrations will take place March 24, 25 and 26. Coaches, assistant coaches, and youth officials are also required. Email for more information
The Fort Frances Public Library will be holding a 55+ Movie Matinee at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13. The library will be showing “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood” starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, 109 minutes, rated PG.
The Fort Frances Lakers will be facing off against the Wisconsin Lumberjacks at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and the Red Lake Miners at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 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 Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper–featuring a turkey dinner–on Friday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/plate, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. Bring a friend!
Guthrie United Church will be holding a Spring Fling tea and bake sale at the Devlin Hall from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Desserts, a penny table, a bake table and a cookie walk are planned for the afternoon. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for ages 6-12; kids under 5 are free.
The Rainy River District W.I. Museum in Emo is holding an open public meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23 at the museum’s 21 Tyrell St. location. The purpose of the meeting is to form a new board and attract volunteers, seeking interest if it is feasible to keep the museum open. All are welcome.
The Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists will be holding an Owl Identification Workshop from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at the Fort Frances Public Library. Come out to learn how to identify owl of Northwestern Ontario by their appearance and calls. for more information call 274-2988.
A retirement party for Dr. Philip Whatley will be held at the Emo Legion from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. Everyone is welcome to attend for coffee and cake to celebrate Dr. Whatley’s career.
The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture is presenting Ag Day 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the Chapple Rec Centre in Barwick. Presentations will include soil health, marketing branding, beef specialists and the urban plastic ban. Lunch will be available.
The Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. #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
Passes for the Dudley Hewitt Cup taking place from April 29 – May 2 are available for purchase now for $100, which includes admission to all 8 games. Passes can be purchased at Lakewood Tire, Tagg’s Source for Sports, CC Complex, Memorial Sports Centre front desk, the Lakers merchandise table or by calling John at 274-1447.
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
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