Creative Connection

The Creative Connection in your Community

If you, or your group, would like to be added to this page, please contact Sherry George sgeorge@fort-frances.com

Events

Fort Frances Times - Around Town
Website: www.fftimes.com

Artists

Cher Pruys, Visual Artist

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Floor Cloths
  • All mediums
  • Studio and Classes

Website: www.artbycher.ca
Phone: 807-486-3613

Creative Crafts

Debbie Ballard and Judy Kielczewski
(OHCG teachers training program)

Debbie has been hooking for 30 years and Judy has been hooking for 6 years. They both are active in a small hooking group in Fort Frances.

Musicians

Borderland Community Orchestra

Music Teachers

Cher Pruys

  • RCM Representative for Fort Frances
  • Studio and Instruction
  • Beginners through ARCT
  • Classes in Rudiments
  • Harmony and History

Website: www.artbycher.ca
Phone: 807-486-3613

Writers

Fort Frances Writers Group. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, except July & August, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Prose, poetry, memoir, children's stories, sci fi, romance, historical fiction... our writers simply love to write. New members welcome!

Festivals

The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts

Celebrating 70 years in 2010- this two-week long event showcases the a wide range of talent (vocal, instrumental, drama, etc.) within the District. Adjudicated as a “Modified Workshop” Festival, categories include competitive and non-competitive. The Adjudicator, after hearing the performance, will give an oral adjudication after which he or she will offer practical help in interpretation and performance.

Rainy River District Music Festival
Box 806 Fort Frances, ON
P9A 3N1
Website: www.ff-festival.com
Email: ffrrmusicfestival@yahoo.ca

Fort Frances Folk Festival

Galleries

Fine Line Art Gallery

  • Paintings
  • Pottery
  • Jewellry
  • Glass

529 Mowatt Ave. Fort Frances 
Phone: 807-274-2242

Presenters

Tour de Fort Entertainment Series

Features world class performers touring the country.  A passport for the season is available and limited tickets are sold on the day of the concerts.

P.O. Box 51
Fort Frances, Ontario 
P9A 3M5
Website: www.tourdefort.com
E-mail: tourdefort@jam21.net

Kids and Company

Introducing children and their families in the Fort Frances / Rainy River district to a wide spectrum of diverse entertainment to both foster an appreciation of the arts and to enhance the quality of life within our Northern community through unique and creative music, dance and drama. Seasonal Passes and a limited number of tickets are available at the door.

Website: www.kidsandco.ca

Border Concert Series

These concerts held in neighbouring International Falls, MN, offer great entertainment to local residents. There are usually 6 to 8 concerts per year, that run through the fall and winter months.

E.W. Backus Auditorium, International Falls, Minnesota

Venues

Townshend Theatre

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Cornell Farms Barn Concerts

Cornell Farms is a fifth generation farm located in Northwestern Ontario along the Ontario/Minnesota border.In 2003, Kim restored Cornell Farms heritage barn that his great-grandfather build in 1915. The barn is a well-known landmark in the Rainy River District. It is a working barn from September to June - used as hay storage in the Winter and for calving cows in the Spring. In the Summer it is used for Barn Concerts and Events.

Kim & Pat Cornell
Cornell Farms, R.R. #2
Devlin, Ontario
P0W 1C0
E-mail: cornellfarms@tbaytel.net
Phone: 807-486-3477 
Website: www.cornellfarms.ca

Clubs & Organizations

Community & District Genealogy Group

Meets the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Museum. If you are interested in an evening time slot, we have started a list of like-minded individuals. Call Sherry at 274-7891 to add your name.