What to do in Rupert this weekend: Oct. 21-23

This weekend has two events to improve the city, there is a regional swim meet, minor hockey and Halloween pet photos.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

The Great Shoreline Cleanup

On Saturday from 10am-12pm residents will meet at Rushbrook Harbour for the Great Shoreline Cleanup. The annual environmental event is organized by the Vancouver Aquarium and the WWF. Last year, more than 59,000 people across Canada participated and collected 175,932kg of trash.

You can sign up in advance  http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/en/cleanup/event/fallwinter2016/prince-rupert-docks or on the day of the event.

Youths 19-years-old or younger have to have a parent or guardian with them.

There will be coffee and treats for the volunteers. Bring work gloves if you have them and a reusable coffee mug.

Redesign Rupert Recharge

The City of Prince Rupert invites residents to have their say on how they envision their community. There will be a pancake breakfast, door prizes, activities for kids and a discussion at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre auditorium on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Minor basketball

Fresh off its mid-season tournament, league play continues this weekend. Kids from Grade 3 through 12 will all test their basketball skills on Saturday from 10:30 a.m to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Swim meet

The North Coast Invitational Swim Meet will take place at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre in Prince Rupert from Friday to Sunday. Swimmers from all over the region will put aside their friendships for the sake of competition as they battle for awards. The events will take place on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Minor Hockey

The Bantam Rep Seawolves continue its season on Saturday with a game at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. The team hosts Kitimat at 11:30 a.m. Free admission.

Pet Halloween Pictures

Bring your adorable, or quirky, pet into Pet Value at the Rupert Square Mall on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. You don’t have to dress your pet up, but if they’re okay with it then why not. A studio will be set up in a Halloween and fall theme inside the store where Kelly Evans is taking the photos. Two 5×7 photos with different poses will cost $15 and half of the proceeds go toward the Prince Rupert Wildlife Shelter.

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