tour de Fort ‘passports’ coming up for sale

Having given current holders a few weeks to renew their passports for the 2005-06 season, tour de Fort organizers will be selling any extra ones to the public on Saturday, April 2.
The sale will be held at the Fort Frances Public Library from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or while supplies last. Passports cost $95 each for six shows still to be announced.
“There’s some left, and now the public who haven’t yet had the opportunity to get one can come to the library on that day,” tour de Fort spokesperson Barb MacDonnell said this morning.
“And of course, past passport-holders who haven’t gotten theirs yet are welcome to come out, too,” she added.
MacDonnell noted tour de Fort programmer Kim Cornell has finalized his list of six acts he wants to book for the upcoming season, but he still is waiting to confirm whether all the artists will be able to perform.
One of the factors when booking the acts is seeing if other communities in the region, such as Dryden and Kenora, also want to book the musicians when they come to the area as a cost-saving measure.
While noting she can’t divulge any of the prospective acts yet, MacDonnell did say the lineup could be one of the best yet.
The shows likely will be confirmed by early May.
For those who buy a passport, then find out the lineup is not to their liking, they can always return their passport prior to the first show in September for a full refund.
MacDonnell noted anyone with questions regarding tour de Fort or the 2005-06 passports can contact her at 274-2544.