Chamber offers Family Day activities, prizes

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce has plans to help families have fun spending time together this winter.

Some of the usual Family Day events, like the movie night, won’t be held this year because of COVID restrictions but they do have other activities for kids and their families and something else for adults.

There are two take-home kits, one from the The Fort Frances Library Technology Centre, and another from the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. Both kits will be available for pickup on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The day

The library will have an activity called “Fishing for Ice.” Heather Johnson, Chamber of Commerce Director says the activities will be great for families.

“This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) activity,” Johnson said. “All the families who pick up a kit will be entered in a draw for a basket of goodies.”

The second kit is a snow painting kit available from the museum. This kit involves some competition. Families are encouraged to make a snow sculpture of a fish and use the kit to paint their fish. After fish sculptures are completed, families can send a photo of their sculpture to the museum at for judging. First, second, and third place prizes will be chosen, as well as another draw for anyone who picks up a kit.

The third option the Chamber is offering is aimed more at an older age group but families can compete as well. It will be a medallion hunt among the businesses of Fort Frances.

“Families or individuals will ​​decipher clues to find the hidden medallion in downtown Fort Frances,” Johnson said. “One clue a day will be posted on the Chamber Facebook, Chamber webpage and hopefully the Destination Fort Frances Facebook and webpage. The grand prize is $500.00 in local Gift Certificates.”

All of these events are being held in parallel with Destination Fort Frances’ Drill and Chill online ice fishing derby Feb. 19-27. For more information about that you can visit the Destination Fort Frances Facebook page.