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Friday, July 22, 2011

Upcoming Workshops for August

9        1:00-4:00     CRA – Small Business Tax Information Workshop

16      1:00-4:00     Your Business Plan – Getting Started

17      10:00-1:00   CRA – Payroll Information Seminar

22      10:00-12:00 Marketing Part 1 | Marketing Basics
22      12:00-2:00   Marketing Part 2 | Marketing Research

24      1:00-4:30     CBSA Customs Workshop

Unless otherwise stated, all video conference seminars are $5.00 each.

To register for any of these workshops, please contact the office at 807-274-3276 at least 24 hours before the start of the seminar.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2011 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship

The 2011 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Tournament kicks off this week with competition starting on Thursday and running through to Saturday.

In the event this year, are 102 teams who are vying for approximately $103,000 dollars in prize money.

On Wednesday, the annual Parade of Boats will start at 5 pm from the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, and proceed down Scott Street towards the Memorial Sports Centre.  Later that evening, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s “Quest for the Best” singing competition will start at 7 p.m. and will have new and returning contestants singing their way to win the grand prize of $1000.

Competition then starts early Thursday morning with boat launches starting at 5 am, and weigh-ins starting at 3 pm.  This will continue through to Friday and Saturday.  Angler awards presentation will be held on Saturday night at 7 pm… where this year’s Champions will be crowned.  Again, this year, the event is being held at the Fort Frances Memorial Sports Centre, Ice for Kids arena.

During the 3-day competition, there will be supper meals catered as follows:

Thursday………… “Chicken n Ribs” dinner by Todd Moxham of Cater 2 U for $13
Friday……………. “Flopping Fresh Fish” dinner by the Fort Frances Lakers for $13
Saturday………… “Steak Fry” by the Kiwansis Club of Fort Frances for $15

The Entertainment lineup for the weekend is:

Friday…………….Kartune Kriminals and Bed of Roses starting at 9 pm (age of majority)
Saturday…………Thinking of Pinky starting at 9 pm (age of majority)

For more information, visit

Good Luck to all Anglers in this year’s competition!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Quest for the Best - July 20th

Quest for the Best organizers have taken out all the stops in their advertising campaign this year. Far beyond the usual newspaper and radio advertisements, ‘live’ advertising is new to the line-up. On Thursday, July 14, Quest for the Best had a table set up at the weekly Market Thursday to sell tickets for the upcoming July 20th show. Not only did passers-by get to peruse the wonderful produce, art, jewelry, and crafts that are available downtown every Thursday, all of Scott Street was treated to a free day-long concert, featuring the talented locals that will be competing in this year’s Quest for the Best.
Throughout the day, competitors stopped by the market and sang several of their favourite songs, on a sound system donated for the day by Sight & Sound. Some of the contestants even brought their own guitars and played their whole set.
To find out more about this year’s competitors, check the display window at Betty’s of Fort Frances on Scott Street. It features all of this year’s contestants, and info on their musical background.
Tickets to this year’s Quest are $15, and are available at Canadian Tire, Betty’s, and the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce. VIP tables are also available.
For more information, contact:
Anthony Mason
Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce