Local Events

Baseball Tournaments

Held through the summer with annual events held each June and July.

Fishing Tournaments

Lake Despair Lodge Castin’ for Cash — live release Bass tournament, held the first weekend in July.
Labelles Birch Point Camp — bass tournament on Northwest Bay – Rainy Lake, held last weekend in September.
Emo Walleye Classic — live release walleye tournament on the Rainy River, held the last weekend in May.
Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship — Canada’s biggest bass fishing tournament, held the third weekend in July.

Local Area Links

Celebrating Diversity
Township of Emo

Township of Fort Frances
Township of Stratton
Township of Rainy River
Township of Lake of the Woods
Township of Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls
Manitou Mounds
Rainy River Record
Northwestern Health Unit
Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fall Fair

Manitou Mounds

Just 20 minutes away is an historical site. As one of the most significant centres of early habitation and ceremonial burial in Canada, has deep cultural and spiritual meaning to indigenous peoples throughout North America. As such, it has been declared a site of national historic significance for all to share. Located 55 kilometres west of Fort Frances, between the towns of Barwick and Stratton.

Livestock Auction Facility

Locally owned and operated by Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association sales barn for marketing of livestock.

R.R. District Fall Fair

This event, held the third weekend in August each year, offers a midway, grandstand competitions, agricultural displays and stock car races. This event is well attended by area residents, as it offers an opportunity to meet and converse with old friends and acquaintances from Northwestern Ontario.

Emo Speedway

Cars from USA and Canada compete on a quarter mile clay banked track. The track is located in Emo.

Snowmobile trails

With the vast open area in which to travel there are well groomed trails throughout the district with beautiful scenery as well as enjoying the great outdoors.

Annual Community Christmas Party

Pot luck, come as you are family celebration. You can enjoy card games, crafts for the children, visit and get to know your neighbour. There is always lots of food, singing and a good time. Senior of the year is awarded at this function and a visit from the jolly old man dressed in red.


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