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.

 

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