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Schedule of events for Prince Rupert's Seafest

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

 

10am-12pm

CONCERT OF COAST TSIMSHIAN ACADEMY SCHOOL BAND

Organizer: Rupert Square Mall - Mall lower floor level

Welcome the elementary band students from Lax Kw’Alaams

 

12pm

SEAFEST WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST

Organizer: PR & District Chamber of Commerce

All merchants welcome; Register by June 7th; Judging at 12pm on June 8th

 

1pm-4pm

CANADIAN FORCES - FLEET DIVING UNIT (PACIFIC)

Organizer: Canadian Forces Dept. of National Defence - Atlin Dock

Navy Clearance Divers with an interactive display including diving and bomb disposal equipment

 

1pm-4pm

ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

Organizer: Royal Canadian Navy - Atlin Dock

Open House aboard HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Edmonton

Come aboard the 1000 ton, 200’ vessels and meet our naval reserves

 

1:30pm-3:30pm

SENIORS TEA

Organizers: PR Special Events, City of Prince Rupert - Highliner Plaza Hotel

75/50 Club induction; Resident and visiting seniors welcome

 

4pm-8pm

JIM CICCONE MEMORIAL 3ON3 BASKETBALL

Organizers: Volunteers, Cook’s Jewellers, Good Times Games & Electronics, Pizza Hut - Civic Centre parking lot

Entry forms at Good Times Games; Sponsoring the High School Bursary

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

 

8am-11am

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Organizer: PR Masonic Association - Masonic Hall, 180 - 6th Ave. E.

Come enjoy a good hearty breakfast, pancakes, bacon & eggs

 

8am-6pm

4 ON 4 STREET HOCKEY CHALLENGE - 7th Annual

Organizers: Tim Hortons, PR Minor Hockey - 6th St between 1st & 2nd Ave. W.

Entry forms at www.prmha.com & Tim Hortons; Entry deadline is June 6; Fundraiser for Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation, PR Minor Hockey

 

10am-4pm

CRAFT FAIR

Organizer: PR Special Events volunteer - 3rd Ave. W. Artists, crafters, home based businesses; Check out our amazing local talents!

10am-4pm    SEAFEST INFO BOOTH

Organizer: PR Special Events Society - City Hall by fountain

Seafest schedules, souvenir t-shirts, candy floss, sno-cones, Walk-a-pets

 

10am – 4pm

SCAVENGER HUNT

Various restaurant voucher/coupons hidden in the downtown area! No clues provided! Finders’ keepers!

 

10am-5pm

OCEANS CELEBRATIONS - 13th Annual

Organizer: Fisheries & Oceans Canada - DFO parking lot behind City Hall Tank of sea creatures for looking and touching. Cool!

 

11am

SEAFEST PARADE

Theme: “Salute to the Canadian Coast Guard”

Organizer: PR Special Events Society volunteers

Route: McBride to 2nd Ave. W. to 7th St. to 3rd Ave. W. to McBride St

 

11am-4pm

CANADIAN COAST GUARD

Organizer: Canadian Coast Guard – DFO Parking Lot behind City hall

Static display and celebration of the 50th anniversary of our Canadian Coast Guard.

11am-4pm

GWAII HAANAS

Organizer: Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve - DFO parking lot

Explore the sights and sounds of Gwaii Haanas

 

11am-4pm

BC HYDRO COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Organizer: BC Hydro - 3rd Ave. W. at 3rd St.

Energy-saving interactive games, giveaways, conservation messages

11am-4pm

MISTER PG

Organizer: Tourism Prince George - 3rd Ave. at 4th St. W.

 

12pm-3pm

AIRBRUSH TATTOOS

Organizer: Tonja S. Horne Inc. - 500 - 3rd Ave. W.

Amazing temporary tattoos by donation to the SPCA

 

12pm-5pm

QUICK & DARING (Part 1 - Construction)

Organizers: Tyee Building Supplies, Hitachi Powertools, PR Rotary - City Hall Parking lot; Boat building competition; All building materials & some tools  supplied; May bring own tools; Must bring own safety glasses; Team of 2

 

1pm-2pm

HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

Organizers: Chances Prince Rupert, Overwaitea Foods - Chances Lush Lounge

Free entry, 19+yrs; Do you have what it takes to be the Champ!

 

1pm-2pm

CEREMONIAL REVIEW

Organizer: Navy League of Canada - Court House

Annual inspection of Captain Cook Sea Cadets, March past, presentation of  awards.

 

1pm-3pm

SOAP BOX DERBY

Organizer: Fellowship Baptist Church Youth Group - 3rd Ave. W. at 2nd St.

Carts & helmets supplied or bring own helmet; Parent MUST sign waiver. Old enough, strong enough, tall enough to steer & brake; Entry fee by donation

 

1pm-3pm

WOMEN’S DROP IN STREET HOCKEY

Organizer: PR Special Events volunteers - 3rd Ave. at 7th St. W. (old KFC)

No premade teams, just drop in for fun. Register free onsite. Recommended to wear shin pads & hockey gloves. Bring your own stick & water

 

1pm-4pm

OCEAN VIEW CRIB TOURNAMENT

Organizer: Ocean View Hotel - 950 - 1st Ave W

Maximum of 20 players Register at 10am; Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places; 15yrs.

 

1pm-4pm

CANADIAN FORCES-FLEET DIVING UNIT (PACIFIC) DISPLAY

Organizer: Canadian Forces Dept. of National Defence - Atlin Dock

Navy Clearance Divers with an interactive display including diving and bomb disposal equipment

 

1pm-4:30pm

BANDSTAND MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Organizer: PR Special Events volunteers - Front of City Hall; Welcome the bands!

- 1pm North of Dixie

- 1:55pm Coast Tsimshian Lax Kw’Alaams Academy Band

- 2:50pm Prince Rupert/Terrace Community Bands

- 3:45pm Nisga’a Mass Band

 

1pm-7pm

JIM CICCONE MEMORIAL 3ON3 BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

Organizers: Cook’s Jewellers, Good Times Games, Pizza Hut -3rd Ave. W. at 5th St.

Day 2; Youth & Adult Divisions

 

1:30pm

SPAGHETTI EATING COMPETITION

Organizer: Theaann’s Greek Palace - Pacific Inn, 909 - 3 Ave. W.

The faster you go, the better chance for you to win! Entry by donation, with proceeds to the Wildlife Shelter

 

1:30pm-4:30pm

PRINCE RUPERT TAEKWONDO

Organizer: Prince Rupert Taekwondo Club - 305 - 3 Ave. W.

Taekwondo student’s demonstrations and display

 

1:30pm-5pm

NH CONNECTIONS OPEN HOUSE

Organizer: Diversified/Northern Health Connections – 3rd Ave. & 6th St. W.

Come tour the coach, enter the draw, and get tattooed

 

2pm-5pm

ARM WRESTLING COMPETITION

Organizer: The Belmont - 700 block of 3rd Ave W; Cash prizes Weigh-in at 1pm; Weight Divisions-4 for men, 2 for women

 

2pm-8pm

MEN’S RUGBY TOURNAMENT

Organizer: Prince Rupert Seamen - Patullo Field at Civic Centre

Smithers Camels, Terrace Northmen, Prince George Gnats, PR Seamen

 

2:30pm-3:30pm

BLUEY DAYS

Organizer: North Coast Health Improvement Society - 138 - 3rd Ave W (NSCU)

Three contestants must have raised their target amount for new PRRH Bone Mass Density Machine or their hair will be dyed blue or shaved off! Check out the new hairstyles! Donations onsite to save their hair!

 

3pm-10pm

DJ SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN

Organizer: Chances Prince Rupert - Chances Lush Lounge

Cheer on your Favourite DJ playing great music; 19+yrs

 

3:30pm-5pm

SEAFEST ZUMBATHON

Organizer: Zumba Instructors - 138 - 3rd Ave. W. (NSCU) outdoors

Moving the world to a new beat; All ages & levels welcome for exhilarating,  easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party!

 

7pm-9pm

MUSIC AT MARINERS

Organizer: PR Special Events volunteer - Mariners Park Band shell

Outdoor free music concert with Triple Bypass, Dylan Rysstad and The Rain Dogs, and North of Dixie. Great bands. No dogs please

7:30pm-1am

SEAFEST SUMMER KICK OFF PARTY

Organizers: Ocean Pearl Promotions, Chances Prince Rupert - North Coast  Meeting & Convention Center; Live music and dance with Vancouver band

“Town Pants”; 19+yrs. Tickets at Teddy’s & Chances.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

 

9am-12pm

CHILDREN’S SEAFEST BULLHEAD DERBY

Organizers: Cow Bay Merchants, Fisheries & Oceans Cow Bay Docks; Fishing Derby for children aged 2-14 yrs; Children MUST bring a PFD/life jacket and be accompanied by an adult Bring rod or line and hooks; Bait supplied;

 

11am-12pm

SEAFEST WORSHIP EVENT

Organizer: PR Pentecostal Tabernacle Church - Kwinitsa Station Bandstand Rotary Waterfront Park; A concert of contemporary Christian worship music

 

11am-3pm

JIM CICCONE MEMORIAL 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL - Finals

Organizers: Volunteers, Cook’s Jewellers, Good Times Games, Pizza Hut

Waterfront Parking Lot.

 

12pm

SAILPAST & FLYPAST

12:30pm

WATER CRAFT SKILL DEMOS

12:45pm

BLESSING OF THE FLEET

 

12pm-4pm

ACTIVITIES with Crime Stoppers, Gwaii Haanas, Northern  Health     Connections,

Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, Carnival treats, Gum Boot  Contest, Puddle Jumping, more!

 

12pm-4pm

KAYAKING RIDES FOR KIDS

Organizers: Skeena Kayaking, Shriners Club - Waterfront beach area; PFDs supplied; Guided tandem rides; Proceeds-Shriners Children’s Hospital

 

12:30pm-5pm

BANDSTAND ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Organizer: PR Special Events Society volunteer - Kwinitsa Station Bandstand

- 12:30pm Prince Rupert/Terrace Community Bands

- 1:25pm North of Dixie

- 2:15pm Frances Riley

- 3:05pm Surfin’ Dudes

- 4pm Poetic Justice

 

1pm-2pm

KAYAK FIREDRILL RACE

Organizers: Skeena Kayaking, Shriners Club - Enter a team of 2 in tandem kayak, exchanging positions at raft! 14+yrs, kayaks & PFD’s supplied, Register onsite; Limited entries; Fee-donation to Shriners Children’s Hospital; Prizes

 

1pm-4pm

ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

Organizer: Royal Canadian Navy - Atlin Dock - Open House aboard HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Edmonton

 

1:30pm-4pm

VESSEL TOURS CCGS GORDON REID

Organizer: Canadian Coast Guard - Northland Cruise Dock - Open House Aboard CCGS Gordon Reid; 150’ search & rescue vessel

 

2pm-3:30pm

SWIM FOR SURVIVAL RACE

Organizer: Home Hardware Building Centre - Enter team of 2 and race for the raft!  16+; Male/female; Immersion suits supplied; Prizes; Registration by 1:30pm

 

3pm-5pm

LOADED’S GAME OF SKATE

Organizer: Loaded Sports - in alley behind the store - 518 - 3rd Ave. W.

Skateboarding trick challenge game of S.K.A.T.E. to determine last successful  player; Free to enter; Bring own skateboard and helmet;

 

3:30pm-4:30pm QUICK & DARING (Part 2 - Water Race)

Organizers: Tyee Building Supplies, Hitachi Powertools, PR Rotary Club

Watch the homemade boats race, float, or…sink!

6pm-8pm

FREE SWIM

Organizer: Royal Purple of Canada - Prince Rupert Lodge #8

Earl Mah Aquatic Centre

 

6pm-7pm

SUNSET SERVICE

Organizers: Prince Rupert Archives, Prince Rupert Ministerial Association

Mariners Memorial Park

Memorial service in honour of those who died at sea, made their living by the sea, or loved the sea. Dedicating memorial plaques to be placed in the memorial walls.

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