Whitney Murgatroyd leaps to Lady Gaga's Paparazzi during the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club's ice carnival

Stars shine in Port McNeill

Port McNeill Figure Skating Club hosted its biennial skate carnival with the theme Hooray for Hollywood last weekend.

PORT McNEILL—The weather outside may have been North Island winter, but Chilton Regional Arena’s rink was given over to Hollywood last weekend as the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club hosted its biennial skate carnival with the theme, Hooray for Hollywood.

The wide-ranging performance featured North Island skaters from age 3 to 17, who portrayed everything from stars on the Walk of Fame to Tom Cruise’s Risky Business character — sans pants — avenging heroes, beach kids, superstar divas and a group of no fewer than seven Marilyn Monroes gliding and twirling to Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.

The fund-raising event for the club included evening shows Friday and Saturday and a Saturday matinee, choreographed by instructor Elizabeth Kines with assistance from Melanie Weber and Hanna Ray Rosback.

Academy Award-level announcing was provided by longtime MC Cliff Rosback, music by Trine Pedersen, and decorating, lighting, costumes and raffles assisted by an army of volunteer parents and other helpers.


Just Posted

Port McNeill cannabis committee to recommend to mayor and council designated zones for commercial marijuana agriculture

The committee unanimously voted for cannabis cultivation in M-1 (Mine Road), M-2, and A-1 zones.

Cafe Guido manager spills the beans on new coffee shop drive-thru

“The core drink menu is the same, but there will be new drinks - new cold drinks and new food”

Arrest made in Port Alice mail bomb incident

A 73 year old resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, was arrested on September 13th and remains in custody.

Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report

Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its annual operational spending report

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Pot, cash, mansions: Judge divvies up illegal estate of divorcing B.C. couple

The Smiths ran a multi-million marijuana operation that spanned three counties

‘Little Feet’ book documents B.C. woman’s horrific 2001 accident

Heather Williams has documented the two profound stages beforeand after the accident

Most Read