Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (Sept. 26) at 6 p.m. in the board room at La Verendrye General Hospital.
The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper–featuring roast beef–on Friday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. Bring a friend!
The Fort Frances Lakers will continue their rivalry with the Dryden Ice Dogs on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for kids aged 12 and under, and free for those under five.
Distant Legacy featuring Brittany Strachan (Hayes), will play at the Legion on Friday, Sept. 27 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. A $5 cover charge for non-members. Age of majority.
The September cattle sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Stratton sales barn. Sale time 8:30 a.m. Protocol cattle will sell at 1 p.m.
The Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hannam Park in Rainy River. Entrants from register from 9 a.m.-noon. Admission $2. Flea market, farmers’ market, pumpkins, children’s activities and more!
“Broadway Bootcamp” with Danielle Gray and Fort Frances Little Theatre will take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Knox United Church. Sessions will run Sept. 28-Nov. 9, Nov. 30-Dec. 14, and Jan. 4-25. Cost for 13 weeks is $290. Sign up now by calling 271-1306.
Your final chance to see “Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin’s Ship,” the most recent exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, is Sunday, Sept. 29. Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. that day. Admission fees apply: Adults $8, family $24, seniors/children six-12 $6.
Guthrie United Church in Devlin will hold its annual “Harvest Supper” on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. The cost is $18 for adults, $10 for children six-12. Kids 5 and under eat free.
“Orange Shirt Day,” an event to honour the children who survived the Indian residential schools and remember those who didn’t, will be observed on Monday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.). A history of “Orange Shirt Day” and a reading of “Phyllis’ Story: The Original Orange Shirt” will be held there, along with a lunch and fellowship. Everyone welcome. Need a ride? Call Karen Chowan or Tanya Hunter-Foy at 274-8541.
The fourth-annual “Orange Shirt Day” awareness walk will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Rainy River First Nations. Everyone is welcome to gather at 10 a.m. at the Indian residential school monument on Hwy. 11. The walk will take place starting at 10:30 a.m., proceeding from the monument to the pow-wow grounds. Keynote speakers and lunch to follow.
“Make the Connection,” an eight-week parenting program provided by VALA and the Northwestern Health Unit for parents with babies 0-12 months, will be held each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-noon from Oct. 1-Nov. 26. To register or for more information, contact Miranda Sigurdson (807-274-9827) or Tracey Ormerod (807-274-3553).
The Valley Adult Learning Association is holding free fall courses on training in digital technology, healthy communication strategies, and GED preparation support starting the week of Oct. 1. Class sizes are limited. For more info or to register, call 274-3553 or visit
Sunset Country Metis will hold its annual general meeting and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 1 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Metis Hall (714 Armit Ave.). Please RSVP by Sept. 27. Call/text Roz at 807-275-9500 or visit
Conservative candidate Linda Rydholm will hold meet-and-greets on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre, and on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Emo Inn.
An all-candidates’ forum for the upcoming federal election will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Millennium Hall in Stratton.
Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO) District One will hold its fall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Knox United Church. Socializing starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon.
The Fort Frances Badminton Club is taking registrations for its recreational badminton which starts Oct. 4. To register or for more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at
A come-and-go event is planned at the daycare centre on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9:30-1:30 a.m. The public is urged to tour the space and offer input as to whether it should be a new location for the Fort Frances Senior Centre. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
The “Luncheon of Hope,” hosted by the Rainy River District Breast Health Network, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Copper River Inn. Mix and mingle at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Guest speaker will be Christa Heibel, owner of Replenish Yoga. Attendance prizes. Tickets, which cost $25 each, are available at Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart, Emo Health Centre, Rainy River Health Centre, and La Verendrye Hospital (administration and outpatient services). Deadline to get tickets is Sept. 28.
A business information open house will be hosted by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Copper River Inn from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Learn about funding programs and business services available in the district and how to access them.
The sixth-annual “Steps Against Stigma” 5K walk/run will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Sorting Gap Marina. Opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.; walk/run starts at 7:30 p.m. Fee is $10; late registration fee (day of the event) is $15. Registration forms available at CMHAFF and Energy Fitness or online at: For more info, contact Christie Cousineau at 274-2347 ext. 258 or
Northern Lights School of Skating is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at Follow them on Facebook. For more info, contact director/owner Ashley Cumming at 807-276-1446 or
The Border Skating Club is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at
The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, or
The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club will hold bingo at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through the end of November. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!
Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email to make an appointment with local experts.