Giving Back

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is seeking volunteers to fill a wide variety of roles. Students welcome! To sign up, e-mail volunteers@canadianbass.com.

Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers. Call Sheri at 274-4818 for more information or email s.monahan@rhcf.on.ca

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is seeking new volunteers. Pick up an application from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, call 807-274-9555 or e-mail fortfrancesvb@gmail. com for more information.

Are you a reader? Do you like books? Friends of the Fort Frances Library Technology Centre is looking for new members. Our mandate is to help the library be the best it can be. We support the library’s programming financially and by helping out at library events. For more information call Arlene at 274-5477.

The West Rainy River District (WRRD) Lions Club invites anyone wishing to become positively more involved in serving our communities to join us. We support many activities across the Rainy River Valley like food banks, seeing-eye guide dogs, diabetes research, childhood cancer care, local disaster response, 4-H, youth and seniors activities. The WRRD Lions meet monthly September through June on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Rainy River E.C. Church Boardroom. for more information email WestRRDLions@gmail.com or contact Gord Armstrong, membership chair at 807-852-4489.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 29 is always on the lookout for new members! If you would like to know more about joining this group of fun and hard-working ladies, please contact Cindy Noble at 271-2021 or Joanne Gosselin at 274-5932.

Culturama is coming back! The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre is organizing a revival of Culturama — a community multicultural festival. Organizers are seeking committee members and volunteers, or even just feedback on what you’d like to see! To be part of the Culturama team, reach out to Kayleigh Speirs, museum curator, at 274-7891, or check out the Museum’s Facebook page.

The Rainycrest Tuck Shop is accepting donations. Thank you to everyone who has donated in the past. The Auxiliary thanks you for your generosity. Residents enjoy having the ability to come to the store to shop and are always excited to see new items in the Tuck Shop. With spring and summer approaching, we are in need of new items: purses/handbags/wallets, scarves, jewelry, medium and large stuffed animals, unscented personal hygiene items for men and women, socks, gift items and decor items that a resident might like in their room or to decorate the door. These are just suggestions, and if you are not sure what to donate, drop by the Tuck Shop and talk to Gary. You can drop off items at the Tuck Shop or place the items (labelled ATTN Gary Tuck Shop) on the cart in the lobby.

Best for Kitty is in desperate need of drivers to take animals to vet appointments. They are also in need of foster homes to provide a safe and loving environment, while kittens and cats await their forever homes. Full support and supplies are provided. For more information on what’s involved, or to volunteer, email bestforkitty@gmail.com.

Rainy River District Victim Services Program is looking for compassionate and empathetic individuals for our team of volunteers. Our volunteers provide emotional and practical support to victims in their time of need. Individuals in all major centers of the District (Atikokan, Fort Frances and Rainy River) are encouraged to apply. Free specialized training is included and involves 30 online hours (work at your own pace) and 10 hours of in house certificate training based on Ministry Standards. For more information please visit www.rrdvsp.ca, call 274-5687 or stop by our office at 334 Scott Street.

The Fort Frances Senior Centre is looking for a few volunteers to work on a casual basis, covering for someone when they cannot come in. Please call Cindy at 807-271-2021.