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District Events January

Lion’s Club Polar Plunge (January 1) W. Derksen Open Squash Tournament


Family Day Activities (FF Public Library) Valentine’s Bake Sale (FF Public Library) Ladies’ Curling Bonspiel


Nestor Falls Winter Carnival Church Curling Bonspiel Big Island First Nation Fish Derby


Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts Badminton Club Junior/Adult tournament Border Figure Skating Club Ice Show Downtown Scott Street Easter Egg Hunt


Rainy River Farmers’ Market season opens Market Thursdays season opens Borderland Racing season opens Emo Walleye Classic Rainy River Trade Show


Relay for Life (Ft. Frances & Rainy River) Fort Frances Mall Days Fly-in, Drive-In BBQ Strawberry Social Mini-King & Mini-Queen contest


Canada Day Celebrations (Most towns) Fun in the Sun (Fort Frances) Rainy River Railroad Daze Ken Pentney Memorial Golf Tournament Sioux Narrows Christmas in July Event Riverfest (International Falls, MN) Casting for Cash (Lake Despair)


Sioux Narrows’ Arts Festival Fish Fry (Bears Pass) Lake of the Woods Bass Tournament Pig Roast at Bass Lake Park Sioux Narrows’ Paradise Triathlon Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival


Life Chain Fort Frances Zombie Walk Great Canadian Chili Cook-off


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Friends of the Museum’s Fall Wine & Cheese Fundraiser Gala (FF) Fort High’s Musical Revue Remembrance Day Services Remembrance Day tea The UNFC’s Remembrance Day Pow-Wow East Indian Supper


OPP’s Stuff-A-Cruiser Emo’s Holly Daze Community Christmas Dinner

Big Grassy First Nation Fish Derby Fort Frances Community Chest Fundraiser Nordic Ski Club Candlelight/Moonlight Ski Snoasis 5 (Fort Frances Museum) Snowmachine Poker Run (FF-Emo) Fort Frances Men’s Curling Bonspiel Emo Spring Fever Days Bridal Show (Northwoods Gallery & Gifts) Fort Frances Business & Community Expo Easter Cantata Fine Line Art Gallery Annual Show Sioux Narrows Spring BBQ Shrine Circus Fort Frances Gun & Hobby Show Beat the Band 1K & 5K walk/run Purina Walk for Dog Guides Teddy Bears’ Picnic (FF Public Library) Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival Walk for Alzheimers Pow Wows begin (See page 21)

Coast to Coast Classic Car Tour Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Quest for the Best Bobby Mainville Golf Tournament Rainycrest’s Garden Party Bass Lake Park’s kids Fishing Tournament Nestor Falls’ Softball Tournament Cornell’s Barn Concert season opens Men’s Classic Golf Tournament Emo Annual Fall Fair Morson Bass International Alzheimer Society’s Ride for Memories

Crow Lake Classic Bass Tournament Musky Cup (Sabaskong Bay) Sticks & Stones Bonspiel/Golf Tournament Rainy River’s Giant Pumpkin Festival Rainy River Family Day and Safety BBQ Bassin’ for Bucks Tournament Kids and Company Concert series begins Fall Walleye Classic (Naicatchewenin First Nations) Kids’ Hallowe’en Scavenger Hunt Fine Line Art Gallery’s Christmas Extravaganza Ski/snowshoe trails open Moonlight Madness (Downtown FF) Festival of Frost (Downtown FF) Alberton Christmas Bazaar

Santa Lucia Supper Christmas Cantata Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club’s Family Day



Ice Box Days (International Falls, MN)


Triple P Sport Race (Bass Lake Park) Tour De Fort Concert Series begins Fort Frances Lakers SIJHL Hockey starts Splash and Dash Aquathlon Terry Fox Run/Walk Rainy Lake Fall Bass Classic Rainy River Walleye Tournament