Stock car racing action goes Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors/students, with those aged nine and under being free.
The Rainy Lake Conservancy will hold its annual general meeting on Sunday, Aug. 12 starting at 2 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. There also will be presentations on wolves and water levels, as well as an interactive exploration of the “Fort Frances Tree Map.” For more info, visit or contact Joanna Loney at 271-1020 or via e-mail at
The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra is holding a “Summer String Camp” for string players of all ages and abilities. Practices will be held at the Ranier Community Building beginning on Sunday, Aug. 12. Registration is not required. The Rainy Lake Sinfonia (youth and less experienced players) will rehearse from 4-5 p.m. each day, Sunday through Thursday. The Rainy Lake Orchestra (adult and advanced students) will practice from 5:30-7 p.m. each day. A free concert will be held on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ranier Community Building. For more information, contact Margaret Sedgwick (275-9663) or John Faith at (218-330-4687).
The next “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, will be held Monday, Aug. 13 from 3-7 p.m. at the Point Park. The theme will be the Japanese art of Shibori dyeing. The session is free, and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 13 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5 p.m.
The Border Skating Club will hold registration on Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Online registration also is available at For more info, call Alisa Jacobsen at 1-218-434-3405 or e-mail
The sixth-annual “Music in the Park,” a fundraiser for the “I Am Awesome! (And I know it)” girls’ retreat and featuring musicians from across the district, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 4-7 p.m. at the Emo spray park. There also will be face-painting, race painting, a scavenger hunt, games, and raffles. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Northern Lights School of Skating, a new Skate Canada-sanctioned skating school, is now accepting registrations. You can register in person on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena) or register anytime online at Spots are limited and all programs start in September. For more info, contact Ashley Cumming at 276-1446 or via e-mail at
A community information session on the Northwestern Health Unit’s needle exchange program will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Please R.S.V.P. by call the health unit’s local office at 274-9827.
The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its next “Pop Up Playground” event for kids and their families on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Legion Park here. It will feature fun games, bubbles, painting activities, crafts, and refreshments.
“Night At The Museum” will be held at the Fort Frances Museum on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5-9 p.m. Games, a movie, flashlight tours, snacks, and more. Children ages five to 12 are invited. Only 35 spots available. Cost is $10 per child. Please pre-register your child by messaging the museum on Facebook or by calling the museum at 274-7891. The event will be run by the museum staff.
The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will hold its annual fall fair Aug. 16-18 at the Emo fairgrounds. Advance midway tickets, which cost $28 (a savings of $5), are available until the evening of Aug. 16 at Wilson’s and Fort Frances General Supply (Fort Frances), The Devlin Store (Devlin), Tompkins Hardware, Village Variety, and Cloverleaf (Emo), the Stratton Café (Stratton), and the Beaver Mills Market (Rainy River).
The annual “Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival” will run Aug. 17-18 in Nestor Falls. See the ad on page A3 of Wednesday’s Times for a listed of the scheduled performers. Festival passes available online at
The 16th-annual “Ride for Memories,” presented by the local Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, with start locations in Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora and Sioux Lookout. A steak dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion in Sioux Lookout. Registration is $25 (dinner ticket included). For more info, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245, e-mail, or visit
The annual 4-H market steer auction goes Saturday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Emo fairgrounds. Call Kim Jo (275-9706) or Jason (275-8467) for more details.
“E.T.” will be screened Thursday, Aug. 23 for “Rainy Lake Movie Night” at the Rainy Lake Square. Movie starts at 8:15 p.m. Free event. Bring a lawn chair. Concession stand charity fundraisers welcome. Contact or call 274-9621.
The Rainy River Christian Farmers’ Association will hold its annual summer barbecue on Tuesday, Aug. 28 starting at 7 p.m. at Corner Brook Farms on Highway 613 in Devlin (Arnold and Cindy Kaemingh). Main course provided but those attending are asked to bring along a salad and/or dessert to share, as well as their own lawn chairs. All are welcome. For more info, contact Arnold Kaemingh (486-3491), Wade Desserre (483-5412), Arnold Henzmann (482-9985), David Peters (852-1726), or Delton Martin (852-4610).
The “Rainy Lake Series” of free concerts in the new Rainy Lake Square continues when Iskwé will perform on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Sally Klein O’Connor & Friends will perform a free concert on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. For more info, contact Jurgen Schmutz at 276-7427 or e-mail Sally Klein O’Connor at
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.
The Atikokan Pictograph Gallery proudly presents “Earth Journeys,” a painting exhibit by Kristy Cameron, until Sept. 8. The Pictograph Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Gallery is located on the lower level of The Atikokan Voyageur Mall.