(Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Good deeds all around in Rupert

Rampage visit Acropolis, NCHIS get Cancer Care funds, Cruise Ship Volunteer Ambassadors donate goods

Prince Rupert has been full of good deeds lately, ranging from seniors lunches to holiday haircuts to charity donations. Here are a few of the positive activities those around town have been up to.

Off to Acropolis

The Prince Rupert Rampage made their Christmas visit to Acropolis Manor at the end of December, joining residents for an evening of entertainment and socializing. Rampage members Rupert Rhino, Gavin McNeice, Jordan Aubee, Judd Repole, Jacob Santurbano and Tyler Ostrom, along with Tracey, Brenda and Garin Gardiner.

(Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Holiday Haircuts

Tyla Malcolm offered haircuts free of charge at her Parlour hair salon just before Christmas, with the goal of getting anyone who wanted one spruced up for the holiday season. Malcolm got the idea from a friend at Northern Health who asked if she could help with a haircut for a patient who could not afford it. Malcolm did so, then deciding to take the idea further. Along with her fellow Parlour hairdressers, the crew spent the morning giving early Christmas presents, and confidence, to the steady stream of customers who came in.

(Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

READ MORE: The numbers are in, JPA loonie auction raises more than $12k for BC Annual Dance Competition

Seniors Christmas Luncheon

The G5 community organization joined forces for the annual Seniors Christmas Luncheon at Git Lach M’oon (former Anchor Inn) in December. One hundred and twenty turkey dinners and desserts were served. Thirty meals were left over and passed on to the Crows Nest and Homeless Shelter. B.C.

(Kay Hülsen photo)

(Kay Hülsen photo)

(Kay Hülsen photo)

READ MORE: Moose donation allows for new stove at Prince Rupert Seniors Centre

North Coast Health big winners of Chinese New Year Raffle

The North Coast Health Improvement Society received a cheque for $1,710 from the Prince Rupert Chinese Association at the end of 2019. The money was raised at the Chinese New Year Raffle. The NCHIS has, among other things, been raising money for an upgrade of the Cancer Care Unit at the Prince Rupert Hospital. Amy Wong, president of the Chinese Association, presented Stefan Delloch, president of NCHIS, with the cheque. Chinese New Year takes place on January 25, 2020, and will be celebrating the Year of the Rat.

(Submitted photo)

Even the visitors are chipping in

The Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Volunteer Ambassadors recently made donations to two organizations in town. Proceeds from their collection jar were donated to the Wildlife Shelter. Visitors have left their Canadian money, and some American too, when they stop at the information booth. They also donated their older jackets to the Prince Rupert Special Olympics Team.

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

READ MORE: C’est un joyeux Noël pour AFFNO et CPF Prince Rupert

Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Terrace conservation officers relocate Spirit bear

Bear roamed Kitsumkalum Valley north of Terrace for many years

Feds announce $8.3M to deal with ‘ghost’ fishing gear in B.C. waters

Three projects on the North Coast awarded funding

Small space extrication

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue enhances expertise with confined space certification training

VIA Rail lays off 1,000 unionized workers across the country

Northern B.C. route Jasper to Prince George to Prince Rupert is not affected by VIA Rail layoffs

Northern Health has no cases of COVID-19

The largest geographical health region has had the least reported cases of coronavirus.

Horgan says B.C. restart making gains as more people come out of their homes

B.C. announced the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel last month

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

Amber Alert continues for missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11, and their father

Police issued the alert for Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6, from Levis, Que.

Limit police access to lethal weapons in Indigenous communities: Justice Summit

Grassroots-organized National Indigenous Justice Summit was a free-to-attend two-day videoconference

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Large rogue floating ‘island’ corralled by Lac la Hache residents

At least 60 feet wide, this large mass of plants is free-floating on the lake

B.C. ports part of data integration project to protect marine ecosystems

The $1.2 M federally funded program will draw crucial baseline data from Canada’s three coastlines

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Most Read