Filomi Days preparations underway

Organizers are working hard to get ready for this year's celebration

PORT HARDY—Filomi Days returns with the usual lineup of food, games and entertainment the weekend of July 21-22, and organizers are welcoming your help.

The centerpiece of the weekend celebration is Saturday’s parade, followed by kids games, vendors, on-stage entertainment and a dragon boat regatta throughout the afternoon at Carrot Park.

But a lot more is going on throughout the area, including volleyball, soccer, slo-pitch and street hockey tournaments, and stock car racing at Triport Speedway.

Sunday’s activities kick off the with traditional Rubber Duck Race, starting at 10 a.m. from the Tsulquate River bridge, and include a church service and pancake breakfast at Providence Place.

Parade float and vendor table applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce. Weekly meetings are also being held each Tuesday at noon at the Chamber for those interested in attending.

“We’ve got lots of volunteers, though more volunteers are always welcome,” said co-coordinator Debbie Huddlestan. “And we’ve gotten help from a federal grant, but donations will gladly be accepted. It costs a lot to put on Filomi Days, and last year we lost money.”

Watch the Gazette in upcoming weeks for a full schedule of activities. For more information or to donate or volunteer, call Huddlestan at 250-949-6888 or Tara McCart at 250-230-1685.

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: watchdog

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

News from Port McNeill’s July 15 council meeting

Next council meeting will be held Aug. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Devil’s Bath is the largest cenote in Canada

“This trail is rough and should be executed with caution”

OPINION: MP Rachel Blaney takes aim at coastal fisheries restrictions

“We all share in the responsibility of taking care of our salmon habitats and populations”

Northern Vancouver Island regional science fair winners – 2019

Daniel Kornylo won one of the 12 provincial science fair awards.

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read