The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair continues today and tomorrow (Aug. 18-19) at the Emo fairgrounds. See page B1 of Wednesday’s Times for a full schedule of events.
Stock car racing action goes today and tomorrow (Aug. 18-19) at the Emo Speedway as part of the Rea Memorial Weekend in conjunction with the Emo Fair. Hot laps are at 6 p.m., with the first race at 6:30 each night (weather permitting).
The Moose ‘n Fiddle Music Festival will take place on Aug. 18-19 at Caliper Lake Provincial Park. Enjoy live music, craft beer, food trucks, and artisan tents. Festival passes are available online at
The 15th-annual “Ride for Memories,” presented by the local Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, with start locations in Fort Frances, Kenora, and Dryden. A steak dinner will follow at 7 p.m. at the Legion in Dryden. Registration is $25 (dinner ticket included). For more info, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245, e-mail, or visit
The Fort Frances Lions Club will hold its annual “Dandy Lion Festival” on Sunday, Aug. 20 from noon-3 p.m. at the Lions Millennium Park on Second Street East. There will be kids’ activities, live entertainment, refreshments, and cake, as well as the laying of more bricks. All are invited to attend.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Aug. 21 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which starts at 5 p.m.
A “Teen Open Mic Night” is planned for Monday, Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. To register, call 274-9879 or e-mail Not a musician? Come for the show! Pizza, refreshments, and prizes will be provided.
Fort Frances High School registration will be held Aug. 22-23 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the main office (for Grades 10-12) and again on Thursday, Aug. 24 (for Grade 9). Students also may register online at
The final “Pop Up Play” event of the summer will be held Thursday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.-noon at Point Park. It features free activities for kids, including soccer, a bean bag toss, parachute games, giant games, baseball, volleyball, scoops, skipping ropes, croquet, frisbee, and more.
An open house on a food policy for Canada, hosted by local MP Don Rusnak, will be held Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. All are welcome to join the conversation!
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its summer cattle sale Saturday, Aug. 26 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. For more info, contact manager James Gibson at 487-2731, 271-2005 (cell), or 483-5354 (sales barn) or via e-mail at
The Alberton rec committee is holding an Ontario/Canada 150 Party on Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon-4 p.m. at the Millennium Park on Hill Road. There will be a petting zoo, a bouncy castle and monkey bouncer, face-painting, games, and food/beverages, with music provided by The Phoenix Project. 150 birthday and township souvenirs also will be available. Everyone welcome!
A class reunion for all FFHS Grade 12 attendees from 1976-78 will be held Aug. 26-27 at Sunny Cove. Tickets cost $100 each, which includes a cabin or camping if needed, a live band, a DJ, karaoke, a pig roast, and more. Get your tickets at or call (807) 274-6890 for details.
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services will be hosting its 30th-anniversary “Gathering,” featuring several keynote speakers and a youth empowerment presentation on indigenous identity, on Aug. 30-31 at the Nanicost grounds in Fort Frances. Registration is free but this event is limited to 200 registered participants (register by calling 274-3201). For more information, visit
The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at, with the season going from the last week of September through March. A pre-season development camp, for registered FFGWHA players in the Novice through Midget divisions, will run Sept. 11-14 (the cost of the camp is included in the registration fee).
The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at (Visa and Mastercard accepted). A cash only registration will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Arena (a $25 late fee will apply after Sept. 14).
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