LaVallee is made up of 2.5 geographic townships and is approximately 90 square miles. The townships are Devlin, Burriss and Woodyatt, the latter being the smallest. LaVallee has 6 miles of river front on Rainy River, the boundary waters between Canada and the United States. The Municipality runs northerly for 15 miles. We have 100 miles of well maintained municipal roads. Serviced with two secondary highways, 602 is parallel to the river and runs through Woodyatt township from Fort Frances to Emo. Highway 613 starts at the junction of 602 and runs northerly through our entire municipality and terminates at Lake Despair. Lake Despair connects up with a chain of many other lakes.
Emo/LaVallee Community Centre
Located in Emo beside the Agricultural Fair Grounds. The Community Centre is open to dances and bingo. There is figure skating, minor hockey, recreational hockey, public skating, linament league hockey and ringette played here. Outdoor rink when the weather permits. The weight room is open 7 days a week during October - March. Call 807-482-2019 or contact Tony Bliss at 807-275-8685.
Guthrie United Church
In the centre of the village of Devlin with services every Sunday @ 9:45 and Sunday school at the same time. Minister is Reverend Frances Flook.
Gospel Lighthouse Church
Sunday service at 10am contact Delbert Barker at 807-486-3446.
Jehovah's Witness Hall
Meetings on Tuesday 7pm, Thursday at 7pm Sat 9am. Sunday 10am. Contact Stan Payne at 807-486-3687. The church is located on Highway 11/71.
The Community Hall is a newly renovated hall that seats 250. It has kitchen facilities and a bar. Catering is also available. Call 486-3452 for more information.
There are four cemeteries in the municipality. One is a heritage site.
There are many outdoor recreational activities to part part in or watch. Go fishing, hunting, snowmobiling or skating. Play baseball or go to the Emo Speedway to watch the races.
For more information on LaVallee, please contact the Municipal Office at 807-486-3452. The office is located just off Highway 11/71.