Maple sticks at the Sugar Shack

Maple sticks at the Sugar Shack

What to do in Rupert this weekend: Jan. 27-29

Wondering for what to do in Prince Rupert this weekend? Don't worry, we got you covered.

Dessert Theatre

The AFFNO Sugar Shack Festival continues Friday evening with Dessert Theatre at the Tom Rooney Playhouse. The show will offer a flavour of French but don’t worry Anglophones the performance is mostly in English.

The show runs from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door, or at Homework in advance for $12.

Sugar Shack Brunch

The big event of the festival is on Saturday at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre starting at 11:30 a.m. Last year, this was a sold out event, and most of the maple infused edibles and tourtières were consumed by the end of the brunch.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and $5 for children 3-5 and can be purchased at Cooks Jewellers.

Chronic Pain Self Management Workshop

The first of six free sessions begins on Saturday at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The program will help participants learn how to understand and manage their symptoms, how to stay physically active, how to deal with stress and how to effectively communicate with your health care providers.

Call to register 604-940-1273 or 1-866-902-3767

Joëlle Rabu in Concert

For the Sugar Shack Festival’s final event on Sunday, Canadian singer songwriter Joëlle Rabu will take the stage at the Lester Centre of the Arts with her son Nico Rhodes on piano. She graced the stage in 1987 when she was first getting her start and is known for her ability to switch genres from jazz to cabaret-style. The show is from 7p.m. until 10 p.m. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Lester Centre or at Cooks Jewellers in advance.


Pee Wee Seawolves will host Smithers to play their final regular-season game this saturday at 10 a.m.

Peewee Rep game

The Peewee Rep Seawolves will play their final regular-season games this weekend to end a strong season. The team will host Smithers at 10 a.m. on Saturday and then travels to Terrace for a 3:45 p.m. game.

Midget House tournament

Other Seawolves will also play this weekend. The Midget House team is hosting a tournament, with Smithers and Terrace making the trip.

Games will take place from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. The championship game will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

There will also be a skills competition from 2-3:30 p.m.