This week’s Hot Spots!

Check out what’s going on all over the North Island!

Check out this week’s North Island Gazette’s Hot Spots to find out what is going on around the North Island.

Port Hardy


  • Port Hardy Museum open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily; Ned Frigon, Fur Trade exhibit open until Sept. 30.
  • Toastmasters at the North Island College every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • Meat draws every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Port Hardy Royal Canadian Legion. Contact Don at 250-949-5103 for more information.
  • North Island Cancer Support Group meets every third Thursday of the month at the Hardy Bay Senior Citizen’s Centre from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact Tracy Smyth at 250-902-0670 for more information.
  • Free Aikido classes for ladies at Rain Coast Martial Arts for the month of September. Drop by Raincoast Martial Arts Tuesdays or Thursdays at 6:45 pm to try out the adult classes.

September 16

  • A rocking night for the kids! Crash Palace Cowboys at the Kwali’las Hotel Nax’id Bar. Doors open at 6 pm music at 8 pm. All proceeds go to Tour de Rock. Tickets available at the North Island Gazette.

September 17

  • There will be a community clean up in Carrot Park from 12-3 pm.

September 23

  • 101 Squadron will be holding its last major dedication ceremony on the 23 September at 2:30 pm Stn Coal Harbour.
  • Quatse Hatchery World Rivers Day! Egg take demos, salmon crafts, hatchery tours, traditional salmon bbq, live music, info booths, and hot dogs by donation! From 10 am – 3 pm.

September 24:

  • Tour de Rock leaves from Port Hardy!
  • 101 Squadron will be holding their Battle of Britain ceremony at the Port Hardy/First Nations Cenotaph at 10:00 am

Port McNeill

October 7

  • North Island Farmers and Artisans Market at the Port McNeill Harbour Office Waterfront. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please contact Neva Perrott at 250-902-8295 or for more information. Come check out the locally made or grown goodies offered by your favourite vendors!

September 17

  • North Island Community Choir first rehearsal at the A-Frame Bookstore from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. For more information contact Marcia O’Neil 250-230-4398 or

September 24

  • Tour de Rock rides into Port McNeill!

Port Alice


  • Community Market every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Port Alice Health Centre presents a brand new “Diet, Exercise, and Wellness Group” beginning September 7th. Weekly health topics with a focus on small, attainable health goals from week to week.

September 23

  • Tour de Rock riders arrive in Port Alice!

September 30

  • Diamond Forever a Neil Diamond tribute at the Port Alice Royal Canadian Legion. Tickets are $25 dollars and doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.


September 17

  • 39th Annual Terry Fox Run in Woss. Registration Beginning at 10:00 am at the Woss recreation hall.

Alert Bay

  • The ABAS is proud to host the solo showing of a beautiful collection of Yvonne Maximchuk’s work. Please visit us between September 7-24th, 2017 to see the full scope of this amazing artist.
  • Artloft call for art: “Somethings Fishy” ART DUE: Sun Sep 24 2-3:00pm. Open to interpretation. Try something new, take risks, get creative! Accepted work includes: painting/drawing/collage/photography/poetry/sculpture, etc. NO LATE ARTWORK ACCEPTED INTO SHOW. Please try to be on time, or make other arrangements if drop off time doesn’t work for you. *Participants must be Society members – $10/yr., 25% commission kept on sales.

Vancouver Island Regional Library September Events:

  • ·Homework Help for kids. Come and find out how we can help your school years. 6:30-7:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept, 12, 14, 26 and 28 at the Sointula Public Library. Ages 10 – 17 years.
  • ·Post It Art Show! Create artwork for our Post It Art Show at the Woss Public Library. Create and Post from September 1 – 30, then join in on the voting from Oct 1 – 14. The People’s Choice Post It will be announced Oct. 16. Prizes for adults and children. Materials provided.
  • Post It Art Show! Create artwork for our Post It Art Show at the Port McNeill Library, September 18 – 30th. Materials provided.
  • Stuffie Sleepover for Kids at the Port Hardy Public Library! Drop in with your Stuffy for a storytime and craft, then leave your Stuffy overnight at the Library. Come back later in the week to see what mischief they’ve been up to! Thurs., Sept. 21 from 5 – 6 pm.

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