“SafeTALK,” a workshop designed to raise suicide alertness among community members, will be held again today (May 10) from 6-9 p.m. at NCDS (304 Scott St.) Admission is free but pre-registration is required by contacting Char Strain at 274-2347 ext. 207 (leave message) or via e-mail at
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services will hold a free barbecue in support of children’s wellness on Friday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 601 Victoria Ave. All are invited to attend.
The annual Ducks Unlimited banquet will be held Friday, May 11 at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets, which cost $50 each or two for $90, are available at the Fort Frances Times office (116 First St. E.)
The Copper River Inn is holding a job fair on Friday, May 11 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 12 from noon-4 p.m.
Tipping fees will be waived at the local landfill–for yard and garden waste only–on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, May 14 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at — p.m.
Wear jeans and donate $5, a breast cancer fundraiser organized by Cure, will be held Tuesday, May 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the committee room at the Civic Centre (downstairs).
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the FFHS Medical First Responders (for their trip to the EMS Today conference in Tampa, Fla. in March, 2020) will be held Tuesday, May 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the FFHS cafeteria. There also will be a homemade baking auction. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available in advance at the FFHS office or by calling 275-9396 and at the door. Takeouts available.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next monthly meeting (via videoconference) on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the board office next to St. Francis School.
The grand opening of the Rainy Lake Square will be held on Thursday, May 17, beginning with the first official “Rainy Lake Market” at 9 a.m. A ribbon-cutting will take place at 12:30 p.m., along with cake and prizes, followed by a “Fort Frances Kitchen Party” featuring local musical duo Entyrely Mac from 6-8 p.m.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. The public is invited to attend.
A “Welcome Rally” for U.S. anglers crossing the border here will be held Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend with a fun, homemade sign to show our American neighbours our Fort Frances Boundless hospitality.
Rainy River First Nations will hold its 48th-annual fish fry on Friday, May 18 starting at 4 p.m. at the RRFN pow-wow grounds (located on Highway 71 just north of the Highway 11 junction). Volunteers are greatly appreciated and donations welcomed!
The Borderland Community Orchestra will hold a spring concert, entitled “Fairy Tales and Magical Stories,” on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Special guests will be Bel Canto, the Borderland Choir, and the Rainy River High School band. Admission is $12 at the door, with children under 12 being free.
An opening reception for Bakaan Nake’ii Ngii-izhi-gakinoo’amaagoomin (“We Were Taught Differently: the Indian residential school experience”), will be held Wednesday, May 23 from 3-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. This includes one exhibit on loan from the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora and the work of Glenn Jourdain of Couchiching that focuses on St. Marguerite’s Indian Residential School here in Fort Frances. Everyone welcome.
The Mill Alumni (formerly the “Oldtimers Club”) will hold its annual banquet on Thursday, May 24 at the local Legion, starting with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, which cost $30 each and must be purchased by May 14, are available at the Sister Kennedy Centre and From the Grind Up. They also are available by calling Ed (274-5237), Herman (274-9529) Al (486-0360), Don (274-9139), Robert (274-6435), or Stan (274-5083).
The Emo Walleye Classic runs May 24-26, with the entry fee being $500/team. Download a registration form at
The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper–featuring pork cutlets–on Friday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) A 50/50 draw also will be held. Admission is $16/person.
The “Friends of the Library” will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Donations welcome (drop books off at the library the week prior to the sale). Proceeds to benefit the local library.
The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board will hold is annual general meeting on Monday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus in Dryden. R.S.V.P. by May 22 to or by calling 1-807-223-3813.
The District 1A Senior Games, open to residents aged 55+ as of Dec. 31, 2018, will be held in Fort Frances on June 5-6. Registration forms available at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre), with the deadline being May 29. The registration fee is $35, which includes lunch both days and a banquet on the Tuesday night (extra banquet tickets cost $25 each).
The Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Any interested parties may attend.
The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m. upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.
“Relay for Life” will be held Saturday, June 23 from 4-10:30 p.m. at the new Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances. Teams are urged to sing up today by contacting organizer Monica Sus at 274-7043 or by dropping by the “Welcome Home” Fort Frances Family Centre (272 Scott St.) on Monday to Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Devlin Youth Baseball is looking for players aged four-seven (T-ball), eight-10, and 11-14, with the cost being $30 per player (guaranteed two games/week). Limited to the first 18 players per division. For more info or to register, contact Leeanne at the Devlin municipal office (486-3452) or Rosanne at 274-5373 or via e-mail at
The Rainy River District Stewardship Group once again is selling white spruce and red pine seedlings in bundles of 20 for $5 (supplies are limited). Pick-up will be at the Emo Agricultural Research Station or the Fort Frances Public Library on May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info or to make an order, contact Kim Jo Bliss at 275-9706.
The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is accepting applications for house league and ‘AA’ coaches, as well as league conveners. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 18.
Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from June 28-Aug. 30. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5.