Filomi Days seeks Power Up volunteers

Volunteers and contributors are being sought for this year's "Power Up" themed Filomi Days.

PORT HARDY—In a nod to the Cape Scott Wind Farm that is scheduled to begin generating power later this year, organizers of the Filomi Days summer festival have chosen Power Up as the theme for this year’s event, which takes place July 19-21 at locations in and around Port Hardy.

Volunteers and contributors are being sought now to ensure this year’s Filomi Days is a success, director Tara McCart said.

“Contact us if you would like to volunteer for your community and make this a successful event,” said McCart. “Any amount of time would be very helpful, selling tickets or helping at the booth the day of the event. And please consider participating in the parade Saturday morning.

Any money raised in Filomi Days events goes back into the event. Donations contributed this summer will be dedicated to supporting children’s activities and entertainment for the weekend.

The Saturday morning parade from Thunderbird Mall to Carrot Park is the official kickoff to the weekend, though some Filomi-affiliated sports events, like the annual slo-pitch tournament, actually begin Friday.

Following the parade, Carrot and Rotary parks become essentially Filomi headquarters, with kids’ games and activities at one end, the Lions beer garden at the other, and the entertainment stage, vendor tables, beach volleyball and Home Hardware’s boat-building contest in between.

Other weekend highlights include the rubber duck race on Little Tsulquate River, street hockey tournament, soapbox derby racing, kids fishing derby and the annual Filomi Days dance at the Civic Centre Saturday night, a fund-raiser for the North Island Eagles hockey club.

To volunteer or for more info, call McCart at 250-230-1685 or visit the Filomi Days Facebook page. Vendors interested in securing table space call Jeanette at 250-949-8501 or email tjjoh@telus.net.