A Royal affair planned for August

The month of August will see a host of Jubilee themed events.

PORT HARDY—An afternoon tea dance, an all-ages tennis clinic and Art in the Park showcase are among the events coming up as the District of Port Hardy turns August into a celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The events, funded in part through a grant from the Government of Canada, will kick off with Drama Week Aug. 7-11 and wrap up with the annual Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair, with the theme “A Royal Affair”, Sept. 8-9 at Port Hardy’s arena.

The month of activities begins with Drama Week, held in conjunction a visit by Missoula Children’s Theatre. School-age children from grade 1-12 are invited to audition Tues, Aug. 7, from 9-11 a.m. at the PHSS theatre for roles in the theatre group’s presentation of Hansel and Gretel. The play will be performed for the public Saturday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 12, the Coal Harbour Activity Centre will host a Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea dance from 2-6 p.m., including dance lessons, live music and tea.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Wimbledon tennis clinic for players of all ages will be held at both the Port Hardy and Port McNeill tennis courts. The Port Hardy clinics begin at 10 am. for youths age 6-10, 10:30 a.m. for ages 11-15, and at noon for ages 16 through 99.

The clinic then moves to Port McNeill for clinics at 2:20 p.m. for ages 6-10, 3 p.m. for ages 11-15 and 4:30 p.m. for ages 16 and over.

Saturday, Aug. 25 is the Art in the Park show, with vendors and art displays at Carrot Park in Port Hardy from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31 the Port Hardy Seniors’ Centre hosts the Queen’s Jubilee High Tea, with two seatings from 2-3 p.m. and from 3-4 p.m.

The month wraps up with the Fall Fair, with a royal theme for its exhibits, vendors, entertainment and food.

In addition, special Diamond Jubilee displays will be set up at Port Hardy Museum and the Port Hardy branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library.

For more info, visit www.districtofporthardy.ca.