“Indigenous Veterans of Treaty No. 3,” a new exhibit running through December at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, will open today (Nov. 8) from 5-7 p.m., with opening remarks at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.
Fort Frances High School presents its annual musical revue, this year entitled “Shades of Yellow and Sunshine,” on Nov. 8-10 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets, which cost $10 for adults or $8 for students/seniors, are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its final cattle sale of 2018 on Saturday, Nov. 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. Bred cattle will sell at 1 p.m. For more info, contact James Gibson at 487-2731 (home) or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at, or call the sales barn at 483-5354.
A free tipping day (yard and garden waste only) will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the local landfill.
“Discover the Bible,” led by Roger Liebi of Switzerland, will run Nov. 10-11 at the Evangelical Fellowship Church (605 McIrvine Rd.) Saturday’s sessions will run at 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., with lunch provided at noon. On Sunday, coffee will be served at 10:30 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call 274-9071 or 274-7453.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thief River Falls Norskies in SIJHL action on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. A special Remembrance Day ceremony will be held before the game (all veterans admitted free of charge). Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for kids 12 and under, and free for those under five.
The annual Remembrance Day service will be held Sunday, Nov. 11 starting at 10:56 a.m. at the Fort Frances cenotaph. Lest we forget!
St. Mary’s Church will ring its church bell 100 times at five-second intervals, beginning at 4:38 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, to honour the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
“Tour de Fort” presents 54-40 on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 7 p.m.) A limited number of tickets will be available at the theatre box office on the night of the show.
Community Living Fort Frances and District will hold a garland-making open art studio on Monday, Nov. 12 from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. The workshop is free and open to all ages, with all supplies provided.
“Kids & Company” presents “Afrique En Cirque” on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $10.50 in advance, available online at www., or $12 at the door, with children three and under being free. Season passports cost $45 each, which are available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Betty’s, and Revco Carpet. For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.
The Fort Frances Family Health Team will be offering walk-in clinics (for non-emergency situations) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. at the Fort Frances Community Clinic starting on Nov. 13. Check-in begins at 3:45 p.m. and will be on a first-come, first-served basis, adhering to a one issue per visit policy. For more info, call 274-7741 ext. 1 or visit
Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Civic Centre (one day later due to the observance of Remembrance Day). It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Barwick municipal office.
A Christmas luncheon and bake sale, also featuring a bake table and cookie walk, will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids aged five-12 (those four and under are free).
A Christmas tea will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church. There also will be baking, meat pies, draws, mystery gifts, and miscellaneous items. Admission is $4/person, with kids under five being free. Everyone welcome.
CUPE Local 65 will hold its annual retirement dinner/dance on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the local Legion. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and the dance to follow. The theme is “Rockin’ through the Decades.” Tickets cost $20 for members (reimbursed at the door) and $23 for guests. Past retirees can contact Tracy Smith (276-2042) or Bobbi Smith (276-1830) or your unit chair.
A Christmas tea and bazaar, hosted by the C.W.L. of St. Mary’s Parish, will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, draws, a silent auction, baked goods, and several tables, as well as a kids’ zone. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
The SIJHL all-star game–featuring Team Canada vs. Team U.S.A.–will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. the Ice For Kids Arena. A skills competition will be held first starting at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under, which are available in advance at all Lakers’ games or by calling Milt Strachan at 275-5255.
The “Spirit of Christmas,” a silent auction featuring a wide array of arts and crafts, handcrafted holiday decorations, and gift ideas, will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Copper River Inn ballroom, with admission being $5. There also will be a door prize, penny table, and a gently-used table, as well as a cash bar and complimentary dainties, coffee, and hot chocolate. To donate items, contact Janet Lambert (274-2713) or Linda Hamilton (274-8782).
The annual Christmas parade will be held here Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. Those interested in registering a float or volunteering can e-mail Katie Trigg or Heather Gill at