North Coast Easter plans take shape

Easter is just around the corner and this year there are two events planned to get the youth of the region into the spirit of the holiday.

Easter is just around the corner and this year there are two public events planned to help the youth of the region get into the spirit of the holiday.

First up is the free Community Easter Egg Hunt being hosted by the Prince Rupert Rotary Club. This year’s hunt, which typically sees hundreds of kids seeking out chocolate-filled eggs, is scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 4 at Mariner’s Memorial Park.  The hunt will be held regardless of the weather that day.

On Sunday, April 5, the Prince Rupert Recreation Department will host its 19th Annual Easter Weekend festivities. This year there will once agin be two Easter egg hunts at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, the first for children under 6 starting at 11 a.m. and the one for children between 7 and 12 beginning at 12:30 p.m. There will be an Easter swim for children 12 and under from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with games and prizes planned for those who attend.