The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at its McIrvine Road location. This week’s theme is “Back to school.”
The UMAYC and Li’l Eagles will hold a “taco tosser” fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the youth centre (616 Mowat Ave.) Cost is $4, which includes a pop.
It’s the season championship at the Emo Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 26. Hot laps begin at 7 p.m., with the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting). A frisbee-throwing contest and powder puff also are planned.
The eighth-annual Mud Lake City Music Fest goes Sunday, Aug. 27 starting around 11 a.m. Mud Lake City is located south of Devlin at #1839 Boxalder Rd. W. Admission is free, with lunch and refreshments to be available.
A benefit fish fry in support of Mary Borden will be held Sunday, Aug. 27 from 4-6 p.m. at the Couchiching rec centre. Admission is $10/plate for adults and $5/plate for children 10 and under.
The Visserettes and Boys’ Gymnastics Club will hold registration on Aug. 28 and Aug. 30-31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the gym (next to The Beer Store). The season starts Sept. 5.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting on the evening of Monday, Aug. 28 at the Civic Centre (the time was not available by press time this morning). The committee of the whole will meet beforehand.
The Border Skating Club will hold registration for its winter programs on Aug. 29-31 from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby of the Memorial Sports Centre.
The Rainy River District School Board will hold a special meeting to discuss the budget on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Robert Moore School. The public is invited to attend.
Sorry, kids, but it’s back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Fort Frances Nursery School (for ages two-five) will hold registration Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. upstairs at Knox United Church. Parents are asked to bring along their child’s immunization record and health card number. For more info, call Laurel Basaraba at 274-5653.
The Chamber of Commerce will hold its next “Business After Hours” on Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kitchen Creek golf course. Come out between 4-5:30 p.m. for free golf. There also will be free food, as well as raffle prizes and a cash bar.
The Fort Frances Aquanauts will hold registration for its competitive and non-competitive programs on Aug. 30-31 from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby of the ’52 Canadians Arena. New swimmers will need to bring along their birth certificate and health card. Questions? Call John (274-9603) or Elaine (274-7863).
The Fort Frances Badminton Club will hold registration Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre (bring your health card). The junior and adults programs go Mondays and Wednesdays at Robert Moore School starting Sept. 11 while the recreational program goes Fridays at Fort Frances High School starting Sept. 22. For more info, call Manami (274-3786) or Joleen (274-5399).
Plaza Lanes will hold registration for YBC on Aug. 30-31 from 6-8 p.m., the Club 55+ on Aug. 31 from noon-2 p.m., and adult leagues (register anytime as an individual or team). Call 274-6980 for more info.
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.
Local MPP Howard Hampton will hold his annual free pancake breakfast (in conjunction with Labour Day) on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Sister Kennedy Centre. Everyone welcome.
The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold registration Sept. 5-6 from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby at the Memorial Sports Centre. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
Fort Frances Girls’ Hockey registration will be held Sept. 5-6 from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby of the ’52 Canadians Arena. Bring along your birth certificate.
“tour de Fort” will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Toonies (the former Pizza Connection). All passport holders are welcome to attend. A reminder that passports, which cost $95 each for six shows, are on sale now at the Fort Frances Public Library and each Saturday at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market. They also are available online at www.tourdefort.com or by calling Barb MacDonell at 274-2544.
The annual “Ride for Memories” (a fundraiser for the local Alzheimer Society) will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 starting at 8:30 a.m. from The Harbourage. Registration is $15 per bike prior to Aug. 27 and $20 after that date. For more info, call Margaret Schonewille at 1-800-682-0245.
The annual “Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ” will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Fort Frances Airport. A pancake breakfast is slated from 9-11 a.m., followed by a barbecue from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 10. For more info, call Bruce Caldwell at 274-3070.
A 12-hour course on the WSIB system will be held Sept. 9-10 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Register online at www.odrt.ca or by calling Colin Argyle at 1-800-668-9138.
A community barbecue will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the New Beginnings Fellowship, starting with children’s games at 4:40 p.m., then supper at 6 p.m., followed by music with Steve Tucker and family from Duluth, Mn. at 7 p.m. Donations of canned or dry food for David’s Deli also welcomed.
‘AA’ hockey tryouts will be held Monday, Sept. 11 at the Ice for Kids Arena, starting with PeeWee at 5:45 p.m. and followed by Bantam, and again on Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 5:45 p.m. for Atom, followed by Midget.
The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association will hold registration on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the Emo Arena. First-time registrants must bring along their birth certificate. A late fee will apply to those registering after these dates.
The AWANA kids’ club (for ages three and up) will hold its registration and kick-off on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6-6:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church (720 Morrison Cres.) Questions? Call Dan Biddeson (274-5929) or Doug Wright (274-6971).
The Alpha course will be offered at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church starting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The evening begins with a meal, followed by small group studies. For more info, call 274-3638 ext. 21 or e-mail nbf@vianet.ca
The Columbus Club will hold a country rib dinner (catered by Nadine Johnson) on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the St. Mary’s Church hall. A social starts at 5 p.m., followed by supper at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, which are available in advance only at the rectory.
GED exam dates are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15 from 5:15-9:20 p.m. and again Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. at the local campus of Confederation College (adjacent to Fort Frances High School). The deadline for all registrations is Monday, Aug. 21.
The local Arthritis Society will be conducting a door-to-door canvass in September. If you are able to help, call Pam Makarchuk (274-6604) or Louise Erb (274-0295).
The Fort Frances Curling Club is looking for new members. Visit www.fortfrancescurlingclub.ca for more details.

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