The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary is holding a “tag day” today (May 18). Proceeds will go towards enhancing patient care in our hospital.
A bedding plant blitz, hosted by Community Living Fort Frances & District, continues today (May 18) until 6 p.m. and again tomorrow (May 19) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Activity Centre at 900 Scott St. (former RCMP building)
The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at its McIrvine Road location just north of Canadian Tire.
The Borderland Racing Association will hold its season-opener Saturday, May 19 at the Emo Speedway (weather permitting). Hot laps are at 7 p.m., with the first race at 7:30. Rain date is Sunday at 1 p.m.
Struggling? Stuck in a rut? Pastor and counsellor Ken Johnson is presenting an eight-week teaching series to help you overcome your huts, habits, and hang-ups each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the F.F. Covenant Church (across from Canadian Tire).
Bishop Fred Colli will break ground for the new St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Sunday, May 20 at noon at St. Mary’s Church. A barbecue will follow.
Due to the Victoria Day holiday, the Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, May 21. Have a safe and happy long weekend, everyone!
Fort Frances Minor Hockey is now accepting applications for ‘AA’/‘A’ coaches, league conveners, and a referee-in-chief. Apply to P.O. Box 306, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M7 prior to Friday, May 25. Interviews will be conducted May 30.
The Rainy River District Victim Services Program will hold an open house to officially open its facility at 334 Scott St. on Wednesday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Shrine Circus is coming to the Memorial Sports Centre on Wednesday, May 23 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $9 each in advance (available at Safeway and Bonnie Blue) and $10 at the door.
The annual Emo Walleye Classic runs May 24-26 in Emo. See next Wednesday’s Times for a schedule of events.
A Red Cross standard first aid/CPR course will be held Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day at the Memorial Sports Centre. Cost is $90 for residents and $100 for non-residents. For more info, call 274-4561.
A celebrity car wash will be held Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Canadian Tire parking lot. Proceeds will go towards the “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign to build a new library here.
A book/toy sale will be held Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library, with proceeds to benefit “Friends of the Library.” Donations of books and gently-used toys can be dropped off at the library prior to May 22 or call 274-9870 to arrange a pick-up.
A tea and bake sale will be held Saturday, May 26 from 2-4 p.m. at Knox United Church.
The first races dates at the Tamrack Int’l Motocross track (located in Chapple) are set for May 26-27. A free practice day for all classes will be held Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
The spring session of the “Moms and Babes Roll and Stroll,” led by Energy Fitness Centre instructor Jackie Lampi-Hughes, will run Mondays at 10 a.m. from May 28-June 25. For more info or to register, call the Northwestern Health Unit at 274-9827.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River.
The annual police auction will be held Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in the parking lot at the Civic Centre. Viewing of bicycles and property will begin at 6:30 p.m.
A free workshop on safety for seniors, featuring Lee Stones, regional elder abuse consultant, is slated for Friday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the KC Hall (404 Scott St.) A light lunch will be provided afterwards. It is being organized by the District Mental Health Services for Older Adults Program with the Elder Abuse Awareness Committee. For more info, contact Gerri and 274-1403.
The annual “Willie Walleye” 5K run/walk will be held Saturday, June 2 in Baudette, Mn. Race forms available at Brockie’s Jewellers here.
A benefit supper for Mark and Ann Flamand, dubbed a “Taste of Italy,” will be held Saturday, June 2 at the Emo Legion. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and then live music at 8 p.m. There also will be a silent auction, penny table, and door prizes. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children six-12 (those five and under are free). For more info or tickets, call Grace (274-2643), Angela (486-0452), Jill (274-0153), Karen (486-3657), Rosanne (274-5373), or Elaine (487-9965).
“Dr. Carter’s Medicine Show,” old-fashioned entertainment presented by the Miller Performing Arts Troupe from Saskatchewan, will be held Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Church Hall. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door for adults, $5 in advance and $6 at the door for children six and over, and $30 in advance for families, which are available at the parish office or from youth leaders. Proceeds to help fund Discovery Camp.
The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting, featuring a potluck supper, on Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel.
The Rainy River Future Development Corp. will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion in Rainy River. Memberships available for $5 each at the RRDFC’s office (608 Scott St.), which must be purchased at least 10 days prior to the meeting in order to vote. For more info, call 274-3276.
The Rainy River District Victim Services Program is hosting free “Death Notification Training” on June 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (location to be divulged to participants only). Space is limited. Registration required by calling 274-5687.
“Celebrate Recovery” offers personal support for those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, or habits each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Covenant Church (across from Canadian Tire).

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