Port Hardy pool to re-open

PORT HARDY - Summer maintenance wraps up as swim lesson, free swim schedule resumes

Gazette staff

PORT HARDY — Its annual summer maintenance nearing completion, the Port Hardy swimming pool will re-open for the season Sunday, Aug. 14.

For a schedule of lessons and other swim times, check at the Recreation Centre or call 250-949-6686

 

OrcaFest Slo-pitch

Local ball teams will try to break a three-year stranglehold by Campbell River’s Adrenaline Rush when the 12th annual OrcaFest Slo-pitch tournament kicks off next week at local fields.

The three-day tournament begins Friday, Aug. 19, at Centennial and Mantic fields in Port McNeill and at Hyde Creek Ballpark.

Action continues throughout Saturday, and the finals will be held Sunday afternoon at Centennial Field, next to the Community Hall.

Adrenaline Rush has won three straight tournament titles, beating three different opponents by a total of just five runs from 2008-10.

 

Logger sports

The Port McNeill Logger Sports Society looks to entertain locals and visitors, and put the town back on the international map next week when it hosts its second Lumberjack  Competition along the waterfront off Broughton Boulevard.

The Aug. 20 event will run from 1-4 p.m. with touring pros, local lumberjacks and novice loggers battling before TSN’s cameras.