North Island Gazette’s Hot Spots

This Week’s Hot Spots!

Check out what’s going on around the North Island.

Check out this week’s North Island Gazette’s Hot Spots to find out what is going on around the North Island.

Port Hardy


  • Toastmasters at the North Island College every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • Meat draws every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Port Hardy Royal Canadian Legion. Contact Don at 250-949-5103 for more information.
  • North Island Cancer Support Group meets every third Thursday of the month at the Hardy Bay Senior Citizen’s Centre from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact Tracy Smyth at 250-902-0670 for more information.

September 12

  • An award winning documentary called Angry Inuk, about seal hunting in Inuit communities, will be shown at the Port Hardy Civic Centre. Passes available at Cafe Guido & Co.

Port McNeill


  • Port Hardy Museum open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily; Ned Frigon, Fur Trade exhibit open until Sept. 30.

September 8

  • Community Futures BBQ for the North Island Gazette Hamper Fund at the Community Futures building.
  • North Island Farmers and Artisans Market at the Port McNeill Harbour Office Waterfront. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please contact Neva Perrott at 250-902-8295 or for more information. Come check out the locally made or grown goodies offered by your favourite vendors!

September 9-10

  • The Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair will be at the Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill Sept. 9-10 this year. Like any traditional Fall Fair, there are agricultural, food and craft exhibits that wow and inspire. This year’s theme is “The Great Bear Rainforest”.

September 13

  • An award winning documentary called Angry Inuk, about seal hunting in Inuit communities, will be shown at the Gate House Theatre. Passes available at Flora Borealis.

September 17

  • North Island Community Choir first rehearsal at the A-Frame Bookstore from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. For more information contact Marcia O’Neil 250-230-4398 or

Port Alice


  • Community Market every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Preschool Storytime at the Port McNeill Library. 2 – 2:30 pm, the Second Thursday of every month.

September 30

  • Diamond Forever a Neil Diamond tribute at the Port Alice Royal Canadian Legion. Tickets are $25 dollars and doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.

Vancouver Island Regional Library September Events:

  • ·Homework Help for kids. Come and find out how we can help your school years. 6:30-7:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept, 12, 14, 26 and 28 at the Sointula Public Library. Ages 10 – 17 years.
  • ·Post It Art Show! Create artwork for our Post It Art Show at the Woss Public Library. Create and Post from September 1 – 30, then join in on the voting from Oct 1 – 14. The People’s Choice Post It will be announced Oct. 16. Prizes for adults and children. Materials provided.
  • Post It Art Show! Create artwork for our Post It Art Show at the Port McNeill Library, September 18 – 30th. Materials provided.
  • Stuffie Sleepover for Kids at the Port Hardy Public Library! Drop in with your Stuffy for a storytime and craft, then leave your Stuffy overnight at the Library. Come back later in the week to see what mischief they’ve been up to! Thurs., Sept. 21 from 5 – 6 pm.

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