Manitou Fish Fry slated this Friday


The 49th-annual Manitou Fish Fry is returning to Rainy River First Nations this Friday (May 17).

The fish fry is hosted by the Rainy River First Nations’ (RRFN) chief and council.

The event will start at 4 p.m. on the RRFN pow-wow grounds just north of Junction 11/71.

The community event has become a tradition and usually draws anywhere from 800-900 people.

In 2017, the event saw a record-breaking level of attendance with 1,200 coming through over the course of the day.

Last year, more than 510 pounds of walleye was battered and fried up, and served alongside various salads, smoked sturgeon, and fried bread.

About 750 people had stopped by the grounds before steady rain dissuaded some folks from sticking around.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Volunteers are greatly appreciated.