February Hot Spots!

February Hot Spots!

Find out what’s going on in the North Island (Feb. 19 - Feb. 21)

Port McNeill

February 23 & 24

Ferdinand Movie at the Gate House Theatre.

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.

March 2 & 3

The Port McNeill Figure Skating Club’s Carnival Ice Show, “North Island Strong”! The Carnival includes two shows which start at 7:00 p.m. on both nights which cost $15 dollars for adults and $10 for kids. Tickets are available at the Flower Shop, Flora Borealis or at the door. Come for a night out to support skaters and a good skating show!

March 8

Goddess Gala International Women’s Day Event featuring guest Speaker Jacqui Beban the first female president of the BC Truck Loggers Association. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Gate House Theatre. Cost $25.

March 21

Magical Fairy Garden Workshop at the MakerSpace! 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Tickets available at wwww.pmkidsinmotion.com. All ages. Spaces limited to 8. Cost $25.

Port Hardy


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


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 23

Love for a lifetime Talk at the North Island Mall. 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This is the first of hopefully many more workshops the group would like to hold. Dinner, presentation, mingling and games. All couples and singles welcome.

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 25

Fil-Can Sari-Sari pop up shop at the North Island Mall! Come for Filipino and Asian Specialty Foods. Starts 12:00 p.m.

February 25

Dinner and a Movie at the Port Hardy Baptist Church. Two shows: 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Come see Ferdinand! $2 per person includes popcorn (100 people max per show). There will be a concession with hot dogs, pop, chocolate bars, and chips.

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.

March 4

Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Port Hardy Seniors Centre. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Island’s End Quilters. Proceeds to Local Cancer Support Group. Admission by donation. Great door prizes and delicious snacks! Wear your favourite hat to be entered in a special draw.

March 11

Smalltown Swing lesson and practice dance at the Port Hardy Civic Centre! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lessons and 7:30 – 9:00 dancing. Bring a partner or come on your own! Wear shoes that can move. No charge!

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


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


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.


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 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

February 23

Alert Bay Artist Society Opening Reception fro “Striving” the first group show of 2018. 7:00 p.m. at the ArtLoft. The ArtLoft will also be open regular hours (11:30-3:30) on Friday the 23rd, for those who want a sneak pre-opening peek!


March 3

Seedy Saturday at the Athletic Hall (turn left off the ferry to 13th Ave) from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Free seed swap, A.J. Elliott Grade 5’s ‘West Coast Seeds” fundraiser, locally grown plant-starts for sale, and Tammas Gorgen (Port Hardy horticulturist will give a talk from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sointula Resource Centre Society.


Mount Cain:

February 24-25

Tele fest. This is a two day event and is open to all ages. We have some tele gear that was donated to the mountain that we will loan out on a first come first serve basis.

March 17

Kidsfest. All day event starting with a dual race on the face. After lunch we will have the obstacle course on the bunny hill as well as snow sculptures at the base and face painting in the lodge.

March 30

Cypress Cup dual elimination race. This is a single elimination race on the face. It is very spectator friendly and Ski Patrol is hosting a fundraiser BBQ after the race. This is our end of the year send off race, don’t miss out!


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 story time the second Thursday of each month at the Port McNeill Library, 2-2:30 pm.

Mother Goose on the Go: Port McNeill Library branch: 11-11:45 am, the first Saturday of each month.

February 25 – March 3

Freedom to Read week! Come to VIRL Libraries and celebrate the books that have been challenged or banned in libraries across Canada and throughout history. Check out www.freedomtoread.ca

February 24

Mother Goose as the Port Hardy Library from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Children and caregivers are invited to join Mother Goose for songs, stories, rhymes, and fun!

February 24

“Branded” Author Reading by local author Emma Garriott! 2:00 p.m. The novel features a spoiled princess, a tortured enemy solider, and insights into the horror of war. Come see the lively fun-filled reading with props and music!