Around Town

A Christmas Country Craft Market will take place November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rainy River Recreation Centre. A variety of hand crafters and others will be there! Masks are mandatory.

A craft sale will be held at 1216 First Street East in the garage. Dates are November 13 from 1-5 p.m. and Nov 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Masks required. Handicap accessible. Dress warmly. Please call ahead, 274-2099, to arrange your time to attend.

Lakers 400 Club tickets are now available for the 2020/21 season. All members of the Board of Directors have tickets for sale or contact Ria McPherson at 274-9679. Tickets are $50 each with 27 chances to win cash prizes. The $500 early bird draw takes place November 14. Two $300 Draws every two weeks between November 2020 and April 2021 with $1,000 draws on December 14 and April 30.

The Pjs and Pearls Virtual Gala will be held November 28, organized by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br#29. This Ladies Night IN will feature dinner, prizes, games and entertainment, all taking place over Facebook Live. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, visit the Legion ladies on Facebook, or call Christina at 271-4292. All proceeds to complete the Legion kitchen renovation, and support local charities.

Future Majority is holding a town hall on the Green and Just Recovery and youth political priorities for northwestern Ontario, today, November 12 at 4 p.m. MP Patty Hajdu has confirmed her attendance. MP Marcus Powlowski has also been invited to attend. The zoom link is:

If you have questions for the Medical Officer of health, Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, she participates in a live Question and Answer session Thursdays at 1 p.m. over facebook Live at the NWHU Facebook page. You can also access the chat through GoToMeeting, with links available here:

Knox United Church, 340 Church Street Fort Frances, is holding a first come, first served, curbside sale of soup, on Saturday, November 21, 2020, from 11 a.m. Until noon. You have a choice of Hamburger Soup, Wild Rice Soup, or Lentil Soup. Cash only – $10 per 32 oz container.

A Christmas Toy Drive will be held by The Fort Frances Lakers and United Native Friendship Centre, Friday, December 4 from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre, 616 Mowat Avenue. Lakers players will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for the UNFC’s Adopt-A-Family Program.

The Stuff-A-Cruiser holiday food drive will take place across the district on December 5. Watch for cruisers at Walmart, The Place, Cloverleaf in Emo, and other venues across the District.

The Fort Frances Senior’s Centre is resuming activities, both on and off site. The arena auditorium will host BINGO, each Friday ay 1:30, beginning November 6. Tai Chi will be held Wednesday mornings, beginning November 4. The workshop is currently open, one or two days a week. For more information or to book an appointment to participate, call Cindy Noble at 271-2021.

Fall Workshops with Fort Frances Museum have returned! Registration is by phone, Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. To 5 p.m. Choose from Indoor Plant Care, over Zoom on November 21, Snow Globes at Lowey’s Greenhouse, Dec. 5 or Christmas Floral Arrangements, at the Metis Hall, Dec. 21. For more information on times and prices, call the museum at 274-7891, visit or visit the Fort Frances Museum on Facebook.

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club is open for winter registration. Membership fees cover trail use, and rental of skis or snowshoes. Early bird pricing until December 31, is $90 for adults, $27 for youth 2-12 and $67.50 for ages 13-17. Register at or contact

Join the Air Cadets! The 908 Rainy lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. Registration is ongoing, and the program has no cost to join. Open to anyone aged 12 to 18, who enjoys marksmanship, outdoor survival, sports, planes and fun! Meetings are Mondays, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. at the memorial Sports Centre. For more, contact the Squadron at 274-1365, or visit

Girl Guide Cookies are available! The troupe is only 100 boxes from its annual goal! Due to COVID-19, orders are only available online, with delivery. To have cookies counted towards the local tally, type this into your browser:, or get the link from any Girl Guide member, or leader Monica R. Armour over facebook.

A coat exchange is being held by The Associates of St. Marguerite d’Youville, in partnership with the Volunteer Bureau. Pick-up and drop-off is daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Centre, located at the Old CN Station. Coats, boots and mittens for men, women and children, will be accepted throughout the winter for those in need.

Fort Frances Girls Hockey Radio Bingo is back! Starting October 19, the bingo will run Mondays at 7 p.m., on CFOB. Prizes range from $500 to $1500. Cards are available at Windey’s, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports, Ski’s Variety, Einar’s Grocery, The Place, Taggs, Cloverleaf and Zig’s Place.