Backus Community Center 900 5th Street, International Falls Minnesota
(218) 285-7225 | Email
Office Open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

MISSION STATEMENT: “Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls, where all generations celebrate arts, culture, recreation, wellness and life-long learning”

International Tug of War & Dragon Boat Races

Rainy River

Join us for this fun, unique, one-of-a-kind event on Saturday, June 30, 2018!

Dragon Boats will enter the water from Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada and International Falls, Minnesota, USA. This race will take place in international waters on the Rainy River.

tug of war

We will string a 1,200 foot rope across the river for a "friendly" tug of war!

Winner of the power pull will receive the trophy!

tug trophy

Find out how you can join the team by emailing Robin at

Join either Team USA or Team Canada!

tug of war