February Hot Spots!

What’s going on in the North Island? (Feb. 7 - Feb. 14)

Port McNeill

February 8

Port McNeill Pop up Shops! 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Black Bear Resort. Check out West Coast Mamas 30% off sale on Buttercream Clothing, Au FAit Mama, Maha Devi and other select pieces! Julia’s Bakeshop! West Coast Lip with Michelle Young, Living Essential Oils with Laura, Wild Threads – Infant & Toddler Toques with Megan

February 9

D.I. Wine Ladies Night 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Port McNeill MakerSpace. Tickets $30 dollars each must be 19+. All proceeds go to Kids In Motion. Get tickets at pmkidsinmotion.com/tickets.

February 17

Canning workshop! Learn how to can jam! 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. $10 fee covers materials. Contact Grassroots Learning Centre for more info.

February 19

Wounded Warrior Run arrives in Port McNeill approximatley at noon.

— Gate House Theatre Movies

February 9

Thor: Ragnarock.

7:00 pm. PG-13. Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo.

February 16

Coco.

7:OO pm. Animated Comedy – PG. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

February 23 & 24

Ferdinand.

7:00 pm. Animated Comedy – PG. After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.John Cena, Kate McKinnion, David Tennant, Daveed Diggs

Port Hardy

Ongoing

Port Hardy Museum has re-opened! Open Wed to Sat from 10:00 am to noon & 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Ongoing

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.

February 13

Shrove Tuesday Pancake dinner at St. Columba’s Church. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Large serving $7:00 and small serving is $5:00.

February 22

Fun Fair at Eagle View Elementary School. 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Fun for all ages family event. $0.50 per ticket! To ask Questions, Volunteer, or make a donation contact 250-902-7275.

February 27

The District of Port Hardy has given notice of a Public Hearing to be held oat 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers to seek public input on the old Gazette building being rezoned for an emergency shelter.

February 19

Wounded Warriors Run send off starts at Port Hardy from the Visitors Centre at Carrot Park at 6:30 am with an openong ceremony set to begin at 7:00 am.

April 7

Body Mind and Spirit Wellness Fair at the North Island Mall. Free Admission! 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come discover the many different relaxation therapies, healing treatments, health services, and exercise regimens found on the North Island.

Port Alice

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

Meditation Group. Mondays at 1:00 pm. Group will meet at Denise’s Seaview apartment. Spiritual discussions, all beliefs welcome. Phone 1(250)-213-6476 for more information.

Ongoing

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!

February 10

Paul Pang and Ada are putting on a four course Valentine’s dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion. Appetizers, soup, homemade bread, roast prime rib and a dessert. Tickets will be available for sale at the Legion until February 3, so come get yours before they are all gone. Bring your Valentine out for a special dinner. $25.00

February 14

By-election advanced voting will be open to qualified electors between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Village Municipal Office at 1601 Marine Drive.

February 16

Sea View PAC is putting on a fundraiser Spaghetti dinner. For more information, call Sea View PAC or Calm Waters Café.

February 24

By-election General voting will be open to qualified electors between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Village Municipal Office at 1601 Marine Drive.

Alert Bay

Ongoing

Alert Bay Artist Society – Call for art “Sriving”. Art due Sun Feb 11 2-3:00pm Do you have a personal goal that you want to reach? Is there a way to illustrate that? COMPLETELY open to interpretation. Accepted work includes: painting/drawing/collage/photography /poetry/sculpture, etc. NO LATE ARTWORK ACCEPTED. Artwork must be hanging ready, and be properly inventoried at drop off. *Participants must be Society members – $10/yr., 25% commission kept on sales.

February 9

Bayside Pub Valentines Karaoke. Free Admission! Sing a song and enter for the prize! Music , Door prizes, and drinks!

February 12

Alert Bay Artist Society Kid Workshop! 1 :00 – 2:00 pm . The theme is “Striving”. Bring/drop the kids in for a fun hour of getting creative! We will be creating artwork for the show “Striving”. Will email again with more details. Space may be limited. Costs $5

Sointula

February 9

The Sointula Art Shed’s February Artist in Residence Emma Rush will perform a concert of solo classical guitar at the Athletic Hall in Sointula! With Sointula’s own Niall Weyer opening. Show at 7:30 pm doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 at the door and everyone is welcome.

February 10

Valentines Party Live at the F.O. Hall. Doors Open at 8:00 pm! Drinks! Music! Snacks! Fun! Tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds go to maintenance of the Rec buildings. Contact Resource Centre for tickets.

Woss

Ongoing

Skiing and Snowboarding at Mount Cain! Transport: The Mount Cain connector departs from the Port McNeill Pioneer Mall at 7:31 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis. Passengers are encouraged to arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior to departure time to load ski/snowboard equipment into the bus. Passengers transfer from the transit bus to the Mount Cain shuttle bus at the Woss General Store. Fares (one way): Port McNeill to Woss is $3.75 & $5.00 for the Mount Cain shuttle.

Vancouver Island Regional Library Public Service Announcements:

– Book Clubs: Port Hardy Book Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month, 6:30 pm. Frigon Book Club meets Thursdays at the Port Alice Library from 6:30 – 8 pm. Drop in and check out the great smiles, conversation and what they’re reading.

– Make a Lego date with the Port McNeill Library. Call 250-956-3669 for more information.

– Games Night at the Sointula Library runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm! Ages 10 years and up.

– Drop in for a warm and cozy Preschool storytime the second Thursday of each month at the Port McNeill Library, 2-2:30 pm.

– Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Caregivers. Bring your preschoolers, toddlers and babies, 0-6 years, for a fun time together with Mother Goose on the Go: Port McNeill Library branch: 11-11:45 am, the first Saturday of each month.

– Mark your calendars! Simple and Green discussion group meets the first Thursday in February at 6:30 pm. Join the conversation about how to put simple and green living into easy everyday context.

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