An evening of updates on technology and how to use in managing diabetes is set for Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Light snacks will be provided. Admission is free but an R.S.V.P. is required by March 28 by contacting Sherri Pockett at 1-204-297-5787 or via e-mail at
“Kids & Company” presents Bob Cates Comedy on Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $10.50 in advance (available online at and $12 at the door (kids three and under are free). For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.
“Ag Day 2019,” hosted by the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture, will be held Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Chapple rec centre in Barwick. It will feature an agricultural trade show and speakers, with lunch also available. Stay tuned to the RRFA’s Facebook page for more details.
A Pysanky workshop (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating) will be held Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. It is for ages 12 and up, with the cost being $10/person. Those interested must register in person at the library and pay the fee upon registration.
The Border Figure Skating Club presents its 47th-annual ice show, this year entitled “Revolutions,” on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors in advance (available at the Sunset Country Ford service counter) and $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors at the door.
The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual Awards Night on Sunday, April 7 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. IP and Novice will be at 3 p.m. (spaghetti supper), with Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget to follow at 5 p.m. (spaghetti supper). Admission is free.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, April 8 at the Civic Centre. It will immediately follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway downstairs at 5:30 p.m.
A community consultation for the attendance zone review for the Fort Frances High School (FFHS) Grade 7-8 program will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the FFHS library. Go to for more info.
A summer hiring fair, presented by Shooniya Wa-Biitong, the Rainy River District School Board, the local DSSAB, and NCDS, will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Frances High School.
“Spring Fever Days” will run April 11-13 in Emo. Look for the special supplement in next week’s Times!
A beading workshop will be held Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The fee is $15, with lunch provided (you must pay in advance to reserve your spot). To register, call the Fort Frances Museum (274-7891), Kay-Nah-Chi-Way-Nung (483-1163), or the library (274-9879).
A community tree care workshop, presented by the Fort Frances Museum and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the museum (259 Scott St.). The indoor session will run from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by an outdoor session from 1-3:30 p.m. No charge but participants must pre-register as space is limited. Call Sherry at 274-7891 to sign up or to get more details. See ad on page A12 of yesterday’s Times.
The third-annual spaghetti supper fundraiser for the La Vallee Fire & Emergency Service will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Devlin Community Hall. Tickets cost $10. Tickets available at the municipal office, any La Vallee firefighter, or at the door (if there’s any left).
Two half-day workshops on the impacts of methamphetamine are slated for Monday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. It is free to attend but you must pre-register by calling 274-2347 ext. 258 or e-mailing
The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ice For Kids boardroom at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The annual meeting of the Rainy River Finance Co-Operative Limited and Rainy River Beef Breeder Finance Co-Operative Corporation will be held on Monday April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the club room at the Chapple Rec Centre. Breeder meeting will follow feeder meeting.
The annual Good Friday fish fry, hosted by the Fort Frances Lakers, will be held on Friday, April 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Couchiching Multi-Purpose Building. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for kids 10 and under. Takeouts available. Tickets can be purchased from Tammy Crowe (275-9940), Wendy Wreggitt (274-7066) or Mary Poltz (274-7264).
“Mama’s Gone Country Chic,” this year’s spring fundraiser luncheon for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Emo Arena. Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase at Emo Feeds, McTaggarts, the Foundation office, and online at Tables of eight can be reserved by calling the Foundation office at 274-4803.
The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Ice For Kids conference room. There will be elections for president, secretary, registrar, and six director positions.
The “Highlights Concert” for the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts festival will be held Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.
The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Heron Landing (Couchiching). The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6. Proceeds to the homelessness program and the women’s shelter program. To register, contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or or David Beach at 276-0464 or
The “Market Garden” is now open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until May 25 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Assorted teas, jewellery, baby clothes, homemade crafts, and more. Call Connie at 274-3785 to get your table.