In brief: skiing & dragons

Mount Cain Ski Area will kick off its weeklong Spring Break opening Saturday with its annual Kids Fest races and games.

Mount Cain Ski Area will kick off its weeklong Spring Break opening Saturday with its annual Kids Fest races and games.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the fun competition begins at 10. Races include an obstacle course with moguls, gates, a tunnel, and a slalom event on the face of the mountain.

Other events include snow-sculpture building.

Kids Fest kicks off a nine-day opening for skiing, which runs through the end of Spring Break Mar. 25. The hill received 40 centimetres of new snow in a 24-hour period Sunday and Monday, and heavy snow was forecast for the middle of this week.

Tire chains are mandatory for all travellers to the mountain. For more information, including weather and snow condition updates, visit www.mountcain.com.

Return of the Dragon (boats)

The TriPort Dragonboat Society is kicking off its 2012 season with a registration drive that will run through the end of March.

The society has three boats, based in Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Sointula, and welcomes new members and teams to practice and take part in regattas across Vancouver Island.

The Society is also looking forward to hosting its own third annual TriPort Dragonboat Regatta later this season in Port Hardy.

Information, including registration forms, is available on the “TriPort Dragonboat Society” Facebook page.

Registration can be printed out and dropped off in Port Hardy at Cafe Guido, in Port McNeill at Progressive Diesel on Mine Road; and in Sointula with Shannon Holmes at 775 2nd St.

 

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