Sunday Crafternoons with Kerri Reid at the Port McNeill MakerSpace from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Cost $7. Drop in the event. A variety of activities to choose from that work for any child’s age and skill set. All ages welcome (must be accompanied by an adult).
Wool-y Wednesday drop-ins at the MakerSpace. 3:30-5:00 p.m. They run the 2nd and last Wednesday of each month. Each time there is a different fibre demo- felting, weaving, knit/crochet, etc. Free coffee/tea with drop-in!
Meditation nights. Monday nights at 5:30 p.m. for Meditation & Contemplative Prayer at the St. John Gualbert Church at 375 Cedar Street.For more information call 250-956-3533.
August 17 – 19
Ocra Fest. One of the best parts of living and playing by the ocean is watching Orcas (Killer Whales) that travel through the Broughton Archipelago. Celebrating our favourite cetaceans, the biggest annual event in Port McNeill is OrcaFest August 17 & 19. This year’s theme is All Around the World. Small town spirit shines through starting with a parade winding through town that includes everything from youngsters on their decorated bicycles to huge logging trucks. Pounds of candy and goodies are given out so make sure you get a ring side seat. The party continues downtown and at the waterfront. Fill a bag with fresh produce and wares from local artisans at the Farmer’s Market. There are plenty of games for kids, a salmon barbecue and feel the rhythm of live music. And don’t miss the OrcaFest Comedy Play happening at the Gate House Community Theatre August 17 & 18. (via Karen Stewart with Tourism Vancouver Island North).
Dive in Movie Event at the Gate House Theatre!
Hyde Creek Music Festival. It’s official ! Hyde Creek’s first music festival is on for August 25th. 4 p.m. to 12 am. Littlehead, Joss and the Alternates, Jeckyll N’ Hyde, The Shifters, and Jasmine Wietzkel! Tickets $20 at Hyde Creek Petro-Can or PharmaChoice. We would welcome any and all volunteers who can help us host a safe and successful event. You will get free admission and collectors addition event shirt, be the envy of all your friends. Contact Gord or Randy.
Port Hardy Museum Summer Hours open 10:00 a.m to 5:00 pm. Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday. “Lilian Bland: Aviatrix & Homesteader” exhibit on until September!
North Island Cancer Support Group meets every third Thursday of the month at the Hardy Bay Senior Centre from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Contact Tracy Smyth at 250-902-0670.
Meat Draws every Saturday at the Port Hardy Legion @ 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Filomi Days Committee needs volunteers for next years FILOMI’s Days! Start planning now for the 2019 celebration. Why not get involved now!
Let’s DEW this! (Diet. Exercise. Wellness) Group support from 10 – 11 AM. Meetings held at the Legion and facilitated by the Port Alice Health Centre. Contact Silja RN for more info at 250-284-3555 ext. 4
Fun and Fitness at the Community Centre! Adult Badminton (New Racquets) Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Ping Pong Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Yoga from Monday and Wednesday 6:45 – 8:00 pm. Everyone welcome to join these free activities!
Meat Draws at the Legion. Every Friday evening we have a Meat Draw. Variety of fresh meats from FP Foods. Tickets are $1.00 each. Each week we have a variety of fresh meats for the draw.
August 12 & 26
Sunday Market in the Larry Pepper Room at the Community Centre from 11 – 2:00 p.m. Welcoming new vendors. For more information call Rose at 250-284-3515 or Polly at 250-284-6252. Find us on Faceboo @ Port Alice Community Market.
Aug 10,11, 12
Sointula Salmon Days. This old school and totally cool festival brings people back to their origins of commercial fishing. Celebrating abundance from the ocean and showcasing wild and sacred salmon. After the parade find out if the reigning Salmon King and Queen keep their crowns one more year or will they be dethroned? Sit down to a wild salmon dinner caught, prepped and prepared by “old timers” and then dance the night away with live music by the band XLR8. Two days of eating, drinking and celebrating all things salmon. (via Karen Stewart with Tourism Vancouver Island North)
The Rainforest Circus presents Submerged. August 10th 5 p.m., Aug 12. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Part of the Sointula Salmon Days Festivities. Bere Point Park. The Rainforest Circus is just that: a circus in the forest! With aerialists in the trees, original music, and soundscape, clowns, dance, story and installations woven together into a live performance. Tickets available at the Sointula Resource Centre or online at http://deercrossingtheartfarm.org/submerged/
T’sasala Cultural Group.Traditional Dance Performance in the Big House. Thursday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Admission $20 per adult, $10 per child. www.tsasalaculturalgroup.com.