Rupert’s Babies Town Hall and big announcement
Abandoned as an infant in Prince Rupert in 1977, Janet Keall returns to host a town hall meeting with Mayor Lee Brain at the Lester Centre of the Arts. Janet re-launched her search for her biological parents on social media this year, and has since discovered she has two half-siblings that were also abandoned in Prince Rupert.
The town hall meeting was to meet with residents to hopefully find more information but now Janet says she has a massive announcement she plans to share with with the people of Prince Rupert first.
The event is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. This event will also be aired by CityWest on Channel 10.
Peewee Rep tournament
The Peewee Rep Seawolves hosts a four-team tournament this weekend, welcoming Smithers and Terrace teams to town. The Bantam house team rounds out the tournament.
The teams will play games Friday through the weekend, with the gold (10:30 a.m.) and bronze (8:00 a.m.) medal matches happening Sunday morning.
It’s the second-to-last event of the year for the Seawolves, who play one more game before the Christmas break.
Rampage host the Steelheads
It’s almost Christmas break for the Rupert Rampage, which plays its final game of 2016 against Smithers on Saturday night at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.
The Rampage have struggled of late, losing three out of the last four games. The team hopes to get back on the winning track to close out the year, with just five games in the new year before the playoffs.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. Free admission will be granted to kids 12 and under who bring a non-perishable food item. After the game, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Santa Claus and Cookie Monster will be at the player signing.
Minor basketball season wrap-up
Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association will hold the season-ending tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
The non-competitive league will have games all morning and afternoon both days for athletes from Grade 3 to Grade 12.
High school basketball
The junior girls Rainmakers will open up their season on Saturday with a couple of games. The team plays at 9:30 a.m. and once again at 2 p.m. at Charles Hays Secondary School.
Skate with the Rampage
The annual opportunity to skate with the Rupert Rampage will be held on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Admission is by donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank. There will be free skate rentals and a chance to meet the players, autographs and refreshments.
Rupert Fun Run
Rupert Runners is hosting an informal Christmas run or walk on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The event will start at the whale statue in the rotary waterfront park and go to the Rushbrook pier and back.
Participants are encouraged to wear Santa hats, ugly sweaters or any other festive wear to make it a fun event.
Free Public Swim
Bring your family and friends to an afternoon of swimming sponsored by RE/MAX Coast Mountains.
The swim is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre.