The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship continues until Saturday under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. The weigh-in starts at 3:30 p.m. today and then at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The “Ultimate Rod Stewart Tribute Concert” goes today (July 28) starting at 9 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina as part of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door (age of majority required).
A paddleboat fishing tournament continues Saturday, July 29 at 9 a.m. (Flight 3) and 10:30 a.m. (Flight 4) starting from the Sorting Gap Marina, in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lots of local produce will be available this week.
The Northern Echo Bible Camp, for children aged eight-12, will run July 29-Aug. 3 at Sunny Cove Camp. Cost is $95, with scholarships available by calling 274-1873. For more information and registration forms, call 486-3339.
Stock car racing will be held at the Emo Speedway on Saturday, July 29 (weather permitting). Hot laps are at 7 p.m., with the first race at 7:30. There also will be powder puff races, as well as organ donation awareness.
“Straw Dogs” (featuring Chris Krienke, Arden Bruyere, and Brad Leishman) will close out the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship on Saturday, July 29 starting at 9 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door (age of majority required).
“Survivor” (Canadian-style), which includes a two-night camp-out at Pither’s Point, a day paddle to Emo, and then a night-one camp-out there, will be held July 31-Aug. 4. It is open to children aged 12-15. For more information, call Megan at the Sportsplex (274-4561).
Summer youth rec hockey, for ages eight-13, will be held at the Memorial Arena starting Monday, July 31. Register at the Sportsplex (274-4561).
The Fort Frances Public Library is holding a cheerleading workshop, for ages 10 and up, on Monday, July 31 at 2 p.m. The cost is $2.
The Borderland Jr. Thunder ‘AAA’ squad is holding a development camp July 31-Aug. 4 at the Memorial Sports Centre, with the team participating in a tournament in Duluth on Aug. 25-27. Cost for the camp and tournament is $300. For more info, call Rob (274-1561), Jody (486-1129), or Steve (1-218-283-9763).
The Rendezvous Yacht Club is offering free sailing each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. until Aug. 1 (rain or shine, unless there’s lightning). Just meet at the Rendez-Vous dock here or at Woody’s dock in Ranier. For more info, call Carol Mackintosh at 274-5736.
Registration for the Border Skating Club’s power skating sessions will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. in the arena lobby. Cost is $150 each, with the sessions being held Aug. 21-24, Aug. 28-31, and Sept. 5-7. For more info, contact Nicole Katona-Campbell (274-1328) or Penny McComb (274-3836).
The Fort Frances Museum is holding another scavenger hunt on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. Meet at the shelter in the Legion Park to pick up the list.
A fish fry, hosted by the Halkirk fire protection team, is slated for Saturday, Aug. 5 from noon-6 p.m. at the Bear’s Pass fire hall (Armstrong Road). There also will be homemade pies and a penny auction. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children (no dogs, please).
The Rainy Lake Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Rainy Lake for present and future generations, will hold its annual meeting Sunday, Aug. 6 from 3-5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. For more info, contact May Lysne at 274-6069.
The next “Working Through Loss” support luncheon, organized by the Koochiching Hospice and Respite program, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in International Falls.
The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair is coming up Aug. 14-19 in Emo and it’s time to start thinking about your entries. Visit www.twspemo.on.ca/rrvcas or get this year’s fair book by calling Jan Judson at 482-2428.
The “Surviving the death of a child” support group, organized by the Koochiching Hospice and Respite program, will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in International Falls.
The M.E.C. summer fishing derby, featuring categories for walleye, northern, and crappie, will run until Aug. 31. No weigh-ins. Register at Witherspoon’s One-Stop.

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