Important Announcements

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is running this weekend in Fort Frances. The schedule of events is listed below.
For more information about the event, you can visit the FFCBC website at

2012 Schedule of Events
Tentative Schedule

Friday July 27, 2012

5:00am to 7:00am Boats Launch & Depart from Sorting Gap Marina
7:00am Flight #1 Departs
7:05am Flight #2 Departs
7:10am Flight #3 Departs
7:15am Flight #4 Departs
7:20am Flight #5 Departs
12:00pm to 1:30am Bar & Food booths open
3:30pm Anglers Return/Day 2 Weigh-ins Start
4:30pm Tess' Kitchen Perogie & Meatball Dinner
9:00pm Local Band (Age of Majority)
10:30pm Local Band (Age of Majority)

Saturday July 28, 2012

5:00am to 7:00am Boats Launch & Depart from Sorting Gap Marina

7:00am Flight #1 Departs
7:10am Flight #2 Departs
7:30am Flight #3 Departs
12:00pm to 1:30am Bar & Food booths open
1:00pm Damian the Hypnotist family show (free)
3:00pm Anglers Return/Day 3 Weigh-ins start
5:00pm Top Ten Boat Parade
4:30pm to 7:30pm Kiwanis Steak Fry
7:00pm Angler Awards Presentations
9:00pm Local Bands (Age of Majority)
10:00pm Heart Tribute Band (Age of Majority)

Sunday July 29, 2012
9:00am Site Dismantling - Volunteers Needed
Monday July 30, 2012
9:00am Site Dismantling Continues - Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

August Workshops

(1st) 10:00 – 1:00 CRA – Small Business Tax Information 

(2nd) 1:00 – 3:00 The Basics of Exporting

(7th) 12:00 – 4:00 Marketing Essentials  (Day 1)

(8th) 12:00 – 4:00 Marketing Essentials  (Day 2)

(9th) 10:00 – 1:00 CRA – Payroll Information Seminar

(14th) 1:00 – 5:00 Performance Management

(15th) 10:00 – 12:00 Business Opportunities and Ideas – Choosing the Right One!

(16th) 10:00 – 12:00 Selling and Negotiating to Win

(21th) 1:00 – 3:00 Facebook for Business

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fort Frances Photo Blog

Fort Frances now has a Photo Blog. Click on the link below to visit and check out the wonderful pictures of Fort Frances.  Each photo has a brief description...  

If you would like to share your photos of Fort Frances... send them to the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce via email

Businesses for Sale...

1) Tent and Canopy Business for Sale......all tents and accessories new within 3 years......there are 4 20 X 20 and 1 35 X 40 tent......comes with many extra's.......Can be sold with tables and chairs as well.  There is a list of contracts that comes with the- business and a guarantee of passing along your name to anyone who calls for rentals.  Serious inquiries only please!!!  Contact  274-9673 or cell 276-1293  or email:
2) Wedding and Event Decorating and Rental Business for sale.  Will come with all necessary training to do the job.  Tons of inventory.  All current contacts and further bookings to be passed along to the new owner.  SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 274-9673 or cell 276-1293 or email:

Business Women's Network Survey...

The Business Women's Network of the Rainy River District would like your opinion.  Please take a moment to answer the some questions.  Click on the link below to complete a survey:
By completing the survey, your name will be entered into a draw for a $25 gift certificate OR a free BWN membership ($60 value) - your choice. (Remember to add your contact information at the end of the survey... !!!)
Thank you in advance for your participation.

Quest for the Best - July 26th !!!

Jessica Whalen at Quest for the Best
Photo courtesy of FF Times
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and 93.1 The Border, in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, announce that Quest for the Best will held on July 26th, at 7:30 pm, in the Fort Frances Memorial Arena.

Both organizations are proud to provide a venue to showcase the best performers that the Rainy River District has to offer. The live music and song styling's of Quest participants are sure to provide an evening of entertainment that the entire family can enjoy.  And, back by popular demand, will the VIP section which will be bigger and better than ever!

Singers.... warm up your vocal cords, find a song to share, and get ready for Quest for the Best.

Tickets for this year's Quest are on sale now at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce office or Canadian Tire.  Get yours now for only $15 each or a VIP table that seats 8 persons right up front, with drink service and snacks.  The cost for VIP seating is $180 per table.  To book your VIP table, call the Chamber office at 807.274.5773

For more information please contact Sarah Hallikas at the Chamber Office 807-274-5773 or email

See you at QUEST FOR THE BEST !!!

RRVAS Flea Market

The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will be holding a Flea Market on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm at the Emo Grandstands.
The Fort Frances Public Library will be hosting the "Cool Science Caravan" at the Library in Fort Frances on July 26th, from 4-7 pm.  Admission is only $2.00 each, and all ages are welcome.