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Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Board & Staff of Rainy River Future Development Corporation wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rainy River Resources Luncheon

Representatives from Rainy River Resources spoke to a crowd of approximately 40 people at the Adventure Inn during a mining luncheon that was sponsored by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Fort Frances, and the Rainy River Future Development Corporation.

The meeting, which was open to all business, both members and non-members, featured Kyle Stanfield (P. Eng., Director of Enviroment and Sustainability) and Garrett MacDonald, (MBA, P. Eng., Vice-President, Operations), Rainy River Resources, who gave presentations on an overview of the project and their recent assessment results.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stuff A Cruiser... Another Successful Event

(Excerpts from OPP Cst. Anne McCoy, CSO, Fort Frances Detachment) 

“What a phenomenal event!”  
This year, in the Rainy River District there were two Stuff a Cruiser Events. The first being in Atikokan on November 26 and the second event was December 10th in Fort Frances and Emo. 

The Atikokan event saw 7 OPP cruisers stuffed full of non perishable food items in support of local foodbanks.  Fort Frances and Emo reported that 20 cruisers were stuffed …giving a grand total of 27 cruisers!!!!!!!!!

“We had lots of community volunteers helping us all day at each location.  I need to thank all of the people who gave their time to volunteer at the cruiser sites, the Legal Clinic who helped purchase the recycle bags (lots of great comments about the green colour!), thanks to Tess's Kitchen who served up delicious sandwiches/soups and snacks to all those who helped.  Thanks to all the community partners who help organize, ran errands and delivered flyers to ensure we got the message out and made people aware of the need to help fill the food banks.”

2010 Photo courtesy of FF Times

“We have a very generous District.  This year we all came together to help so many organizations load up their food banks to assist families in need.  There were all sorts of items received including turkeys, hams (even got a bunch of those huge spiral hams!!!), canned goods, tonnes of cereal boxes, pasta, stuffing, pancake and syrup, coffee/tea, toys and diapers, plus so much more.  I know a lot of the shelves at Safeway, The Place, Cloverleaf and Wal-Mart are a lot lighter this evening!!!”

Most appreciated thanks go out to the many volunteers that helped to make this a successful event.
·      Volunteer Bureau, United Native Friendship Centre, Sunset Metis, and the Salvation Army for helping unload the huge amount of food…
·      Anne Renaud and Crystal Swire who helped as “runner” vehicles to transport goods to location as we filled up…
·      Lincoln Dunn who looked after the Emo event… great job !!!
·      Leo and his crew at B93 FM radio for their assistance in getting the message out and for making our Christmas CD…
·      To the citizen who donate $1000 worth of groceries to the Stuff a Cruiser Program…
·      Victim Services for their feedback, help and making stickers for those who donated
·      OPP Graphics department, for their expertise, dependability and dedication for the brochures, flyers and posters…absolutely outstanding work…
·      The Westend Weekly and Atikokan Progress for getting the message out to the public…
·      Linda Plumridge and Times Staff for their help with updating the website and allowing to use the site as a link for people to go online to get more information about the Stuff a Cruiser program…
·      OPP fellow officers, Auxillary Members, Murray Alexander and Don Marquis…and the dayshift that helped to rendezvous Don to Emo from Rainy River to get his cruiser…
·      OPP Detachment Commanders for always supporting the Stuff a Crusier project…
·      Treaty 3 Police CSO Justin Booth…
·      Wendy Kabel for taking the photographs

“You are all fantastic.  I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone.  I know that this was a community effort and I’m proud to say I call the Rainy River District my home.  You all make me so proud of the job I do.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart and have a safe Christmas holiday.”
 --Cst. Anne McCoy

Friday, December 09, 2011

Rainy River Resources Luncheon

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Fort Frances is hosting a luncheon on December 12, 2011 at the Adventure Inn from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Luncheon is open to all businesses, both chamber members and non – Chamber members.

The meeting will feature Kyle Stanfield (P.Eng., Director of Environment and Sustainability) and Garett Macdonald, (MBA, P.Eng., Vice President, Operations) from Rainy River Resources, who will give a presentation on an overview of the project and their recent assessment results.
The Luncheon with Rainy River Resources is open to all businesses, both members and nonmembers.

Cost to attend, which includes appetizers, is $18 for members and $20 for nonmembers.  If you are interested in attending you must RSVP by December 8, 2011, for more information please contact Chamber Manager Anthony Mason at 274-5773. 

Voyageur Polar Plunge - January 1st

A jump in the lake could earn you a 3D Blu Ray Home theatre system.  It's one of the prizes being offered to participants at the Voyageur Lion's Polar Plunge on January 1st, at the Pither's Point dock.

Event chairperson, Jim Martindale says new sponsorship provides for some incentives they hope will inspire more jumpers and incease fundraising.   The top fundraiser gets the theatre system with Canadian Tire offering up gift certificates.