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NEWS RELEASE · 9th June 2010
Prince Rupert Event Society
Starting Seafest off with a bang is the Spectakular Kids Show! We are welcoming two incredible performers Major Conrad Flapps and Mat Duffus. The Lester Centre of the Arts will be the place to be on Thursday June 10th at 6:30p.m for good family fun!

The theme for this year's 32nd annual parade is “Happy 100th Birthday Prince Rupert!” where we're saluting a century in style. The parade route is literally a sea of people with the show of community pride not to be missed. And you will want to catch the entertainment on the weekend, as this year we are pleased to have music from the teens Blockstock, the Seafest Gardens and Dance, also the Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, and the Battle of the Bands. What a terrific weekend of musical talent!

Seafest will host Thursday Spectacular Kidz Show at the Lester Centre as Major Conrad Flapps, the world's only human airplane, jets in for a night of total laughter. Also Mat Duffus will be back to get the children singing, blowing kazoos and joining in with his zany sing-along antics.

The kids have fun and the adults have a few good laughs as the entertainers provide extraordinarily hilarious performances! Bring the whole family down to the Lester Centre and enjoy quality entertainment. See you at the Spectakular Kidz Show June 10th at 6:30p.m.!


ENJOY YOUR 32nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY FESTIVAL


THURSDAY, JUNE 10


6:30pm-8pm SPECTAKULAR KIDZ SHOW

Organizers: Cdn Parents for French, PR Elks, Royal Purple - Lester Centre

Admission $2; Hilarious fun when you take-off with Major Conrad Flapps from Victoria, and sing-along with Mat Duffus from Penticton


FRIDAY, JUNE 11


9am-6pm CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING AND NAVAL ATTRACTIONS

Organizer: Canadian Forces Dept of National Defence- Upper Lot Rupert Square

45-foot Interactive Theatre Bus featuring action videos and periscope displays


12pm SEAFEST WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST

Organizer: PR & District Chamber of Commerce

All merchants welcome; Register by June10th; Judging at 12 pm on June 11th


1:30pm-3:30pm SENIORS TEA

Organizers: PR Special Events, City of Prince Rupert - Highliner Plaza Hotel

75/50 Club inducting; Admission $3; Resident and visiting seniors welcome


4pm-8pm JIM CICCONE MEMORIAL 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL - 12th Annual

Organizers: Cook’s Jewellers, Good Times Games, Pacific Northern Gas, Pizza Hut

McBride St Courts; Team fees: Youth $40; Men, Women, Masters $60; Divisions,

Prizes; Entry forms at Good Times Games; Sponsoring the High School Bursary


7pm-10pm SEAFEST SUNSET CRUISE - 6th Annual

Organizers: PR Special Events Society, Seaquest Explorations “Seaquest “

Catamaran; Only 50 pre-sold tickets, $50/person; seafood snacks; no-host bar


7pm-11:30pm BLOCKSTOCK - 8th Annual

Organizers: Breakers Pub, Teddy’s Records - Mariner’s Park; Free Youth Concert

Featuring youth rock bands, Uncensored; No alcohol, No drugs, No mosh-pits


7pm-2am BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Organizer: Chances Prince Rupert - North Coast Meeting & Convention Center in Chances; Grand prize $2000, 2nd $500; Audience cheers winner; 19+, Admission $5


PORT ED SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Organizers: Port Ed Strikers Soccer Club - Port Ed Soccer Field

Friday, Saturday, Sunday finals; Men ages 16+; Entry fee per team $500.00


SATURDAY, JUNE 12


8am-11:30am PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Organizer: PR Masonic Association - Masonic Hall, 180-6th Ave E

Come and enjoy a good hearty breakfast; $6/adult, $4/child


8am-6pm 4 ON 4 STREET HOCKEY CHALLENGE - 5th Annual

Organizers: Tim Hortons, PR Minor Hockey - 6th St between 1st & 2nd Ave W

Entry fee $65; Teams of 5/6; Divisions; Prizes; Rules & Refs

Entry forms at www.prmha.com & Tim Hortons; Entry deadline is June 9


9am-4pm CRAFT FAIR

Organizer: Lasting Memories Scrapbooking - 330 3rd Ave W (old Thrift location)

Artists, Crafters, Home-based specialties; Check out our amazing local talents!


10am-4pm SEAFEST INFO BOOTH

Organizer: PR Special Events Society - City Hall, fountain side

Seafest schedules, Souvenir t-shirts, Candy Floss, Slushies, Walk-a-pets


KIDZ ENTERTAINERS - Show Times - 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm

Half-hour shows - Come join the live entertainment fun & singing!

Tent in front of NWCC on 5th St at 3rd Ave


10am-5pm SKIPPING STONES ART EXHIBIT

Organizer: Icehouse Gallery - Ice House Art Gallery in Atlin Terminal

Featuring Nicole Rudderham on our exhibition wall


10:30am-1pm COPS FOR CANCER - KIDS DECORATED BIKE CONTEST

Organizer: Cops For Cancer - Meet at 3rd Ave & McBride to line up for Parade.

Prizes for the best-decorated bikes in the Parade! Under 13yrs. After the Parade, come to our tent to find out the winners! 3rd Ave W at 5th St


11am SEAFEST PARADE

Theme: “Happy 100th Birthday Prince Rupert!”

Organizer: PR Special Events Society volunteers

Route: 2nd Ave W to 7th St to 3rd Ave W to McBride St


11am-4pm BC HYDRO COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Organizer: BC Hydro - 3rd Ave W at 3rd St

Energy-saving interactive games, giveaways; join up, set a 10% conservation target


11am-4pm DUNK TANK & OCEANS CELEBRATIONS - 11th Annual

Organizer: DFO, Crime Stoppers, WWF-Canada - DFO parking lot behind City Hall Dunk Tank Sponsoring High School Bursary; Marine Exh, Touch Tank, Face Painting


12pm-5pm QUICK & DARING (Part 1 – Construction)

Organizers: PR Rotary Club, Rona Home Centre - City Hall Parking Lot

All building materials & some tools supplied; Entry Fee $25; Team of 2; 15+ yrs


12:30pm-9pm MEN’S RUGBY TOURNAMENT

Organizers: Prince Rupert Seamen – Patullo Field off 9th Ave W

12:30pm-PR vs. Smithers 2pm-High School Intersquad 3pm-PG vs. Terrace


1pm-3pm BC CANCER AGENCY CANCER PREVENTION

Organizer: BC Cancer Agency Prevention Program – 3rd Ave W at 5th St

Interactive games, prizes; learning about cancer prevention and screening


1pm-3:30pm SCAVENGER HUNT - HIRE-A-YOUTH

Organizer: Service Canada for Youth - 3rd Ave W at 3rd St

Scavenger Hunt; Bring resumes and gather business cards; 15+yrs; Prizes


1pm-3:30pm SHOW & SHINE and SOUND OFF

Organizer: PR Auto Club - 3rd Ave W at 3rd St Please don’t touch the vehicles

Open to all cars, trucks, motorbikes; Peoples Choice Award; Class Winners


1pm-4pm COMMUNITY MURAL PAINTING

Organizer: Crystal Palace Art Gallery & Studio - 421 3rd Ave W

You be creative, we supply the paint; Join in painting the sidewalk community mural!


1pm-4pm OCEAN VIEW CRIB TOURNAMENT

Organizer: Ocean View Hotel - 950 1st Ave W

Register at12:30pm; Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places; 15yrs+; Fee $5


1pm-4pm WOMEN’S STREET HOCKEY

Organizer: Adanac Construction - 3rd Ave W & 7th St

Entry fee $20/team; Rules & Refs; Teams of 4/5


1pm-5pm BANDSTAND MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Organizer: PR Special Events Society - In front of City Hall; Welcome to all the bands!


1pm-6pm KAIEN ISLAND VOLLEYBALL GRASS TOURNAMENT – 2nd Annual

Organizer: Kaien Island Volleyball - Court House lawn

Entry fee $20 per person; Teams of 4/5 (1 female, 3 males); Prizes; Refs & BC Rules

Entry forms at CHSS & Special Events; Competitive & non-competitive divisions


1pm-7pm JIM CICCONE MEMORIAL 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL CHALLENGE - Cont’d

Organizers: Cook’s Jewellers, Good Times Games, PNG, Pizza Hut –3rd Ave W at 4th St

Day 2; Youth & Adult Div.; Rules & Refs; Excellent play! Check out the new hoops!


1:30pm-3:30pm FISH POND

Organizer: McDonalds Restaurant - 3rd Ave W at 5th St

Cast out and see which prize you catch! Everyone’s a winner!


1:30pm-3:30pm SOAP BOX DERBY

Organizer: Fellowship Baptist Church Youth Group –3rd Ave W at 2nd St

Helmets supplied or bring your own; Parent consent required; Ages 6-12 years

Prizes & racing fun! Entry fee by Donation (minimum Toonie suggested)


1:30pm-5pm HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES

Organizers: B&T Wagon and Sleigh Rides, Bulkley Valley Exhibition, Smithers Rodeo

3rd Ave W & 7th St; Ride in a hand crafted wagon pulled by Alvin & Leroy; Fee $4


1:30pm-6pm CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING AND NAVAL ATTRACTIONS

Organizer: Canadian Forces Dept of National Defence - 3rd Ave W at 6th St

45-foot Interactive Theatre Bus featuring action videos and periscope displays


2pm-3:30pm HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

Organizers: Chances Prince Rupert & Overwaitea Foods - Chances Water Front Patio

Think you have a stomach of steel? Put away the most franks! 1st-$100 Chances Fine Dining Gift Cert; 2nd-$75 Chances Gift Cert; commemorative t-shirts for all; 19+yrs


2pm-4pm REMOTE CONTROL CAR RACE

Organizer: Rupert Square Tenants Association - Lower Lot Rupert Square Mall

Bring your remote control car to the mall and race! Register on site


2pm-4pm ARM WRESTLING CHALLENGE

Organizer: The Belmont - 700 block of 3rd Ave W

Register 12pm; Fee $10 at sign-up; 19+yrs; Weight Divisions-men & women


3pm-4pm BLUEY DAYS

Organizer: North Coast Health Improvement Society-Northern Savings Credit Union

Participants must raise $2,000 for new operating room camera equipment in PRRH or their hair will be dyed blue!


4pm-5pm CHARIS’ BOOTCAMP

Organizer: Charis & Cops for Cancer - Charles Hays Field

All fitness levels welcome; laps, group & partner exercise, obstacle course; 14yrs+ Proper running shoes, water; By donation with proceeds to Cops For Cancer


4pm-6pm BURNOUT CONTEST

Organizer: Prince Rupert Auto Club – Lot Behind Northern Savings Credit Union

$5 donation to participate; register June 12th at Show & Shine


5pm DUCK RACE

Organizer: Prince Rupert & Dist Chamber of Commerce-Hays Creek at Civic Centre

Buy a duck for $2 or 3 for $5 and watch them race! Prizes!


7pm-1am MOOSE LODGE ANNUAL OPEN DART TOURNAMENT

Organizer: Loyal Order of the Moose - Moose Lodge - 745 - 1st Ave W

Entry Fee $10, 19 yrs+, No host bar, Payout prizes, Open to all


7:30pm-9:30pm DREAMS: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC

Organizer: Performing Arts Centre Society - Lester Centre of the Arts

Everywhere they go they leave a trail of excited, satisfied fans. Don't miss your chance to witness this extremely authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute band!

Tickets $25; Featuring hometown girl Tracy Masson


7:30pm-12am YUK YUK’S COMEDY SHOW

Organizer: Chances Prince Rupert -North Coast Meeting & Convention Center in Chances; Get ready to laugh till it hurts with an evening of hilarity as comedians

Brett Martin, Toby Hargrave and Damonde Tschritter will be sure to leave you in stitches; 19+yrs; Tickets $25


9pm-2am SEAFEST GARDENS

Organizer: PR Lions Club - Jim Ciccone Civic Centre Arena

Live music by A.W.O.L, 19+ yrs; one photo ID mandatory; Liquor, food, pop;

Non-smoking; Admission $6 minimum but Please consider greater donations as Proceeds go to support PR Lions local projects & youth teams


SUNDAY, JUNE 13


9am-12pm CHILDREN’S SEAFEST BULLHEAD DERBY

Organizers: Cow Bay Waterfront Community, Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Cow Bay Docks; Fishing Derby for children aged 2-14 yrs

Children MUST bring a life jacket and be accompanied by an adult; Bring hooks and line; Bait supplied; Many prizes and loads of fun!


11am-12pm CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC EVENT

Organizer: PR Pentecostal Tabernacle - Kwinitsa Station Bandstand

A concert of contemporary Christian worship music


11am-3pm JIM CICCONE MEMORIAL 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL - FINALS

Organizer: Cook’s Jewellers, Good Times Games, PNG, Pizza Hut

Kwinitsa Parking Lot; Finals in all Divisions; Medal presentations


12pm SAILPAST & FLYPAST


12:30pm WATER CRAFT SKILL DEMOS


12:45pm BLESSING OF THE FLEET


12pm-4pm KAYAKING RIDES FOR CHILDREN

Organizer: Skeena Kayaking, Shriners Club - Waterfront beach area

Guided tandem rides; Fee $3; PFD’s supplied; proceeds-Shriners Childrens Hospital


12pm-4pm HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES

Organizer: B&T Wagon and Sleigh Rides - Waterfront CN Road

Hand Crafted cart pulled by Belgian Draft Horses Alvin & Leroy; Fee $4


12pm-4pm SKIPPING STONES ART EXHIBIT

Organizer: Icehouse Gallery - Ice House Art Gallery in Atlin Terminal

Featuring Nicole Rudderham on our exhibition wall


12pm-5pm BANDSTAND ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

Organizer: PR Special Events Society - Kwinitsa Station Bandstand

Entertainment for your enjoyment. You’re welcome to bring a lawn chair!


12pm-6pm CANADIAN FORCES RECRUITING AND NAVAL ATTRACTIONS

Organizer: Canadian Forces Dept of National Defence

45-foot Interactive Theatre Bus featuring action videos and periscope displays


1pm-2pm KAYAK FIREDRILL RACE

Organizer: Skeena Kayaking- Enter a team of 2, tandem kayak, switching seats! Male/Female, 16+yrs, kayaks supplied; Register on site


2pm-3:30pm SWIM FOR SURVIVAL RACE

Organizers: Home Hardware Building Centre - Enter team of 2 and race for the raft! 16+; Male/female; Immersion suits supplied; Prizes; Registration deadline 1:30pm


3:30pm-4:30pm QUICK & DARING (Part 2 – Water Race)

Organizers: PR Rotary Club, Rona Home Centre

Watch the homemade boats race, float, or… sink! Pick your favourite, cheer it on!


6pm-8pm FREE SWIM FOR CHILDREN

Organizer: Royal Purple of Canada, Prince Rupert Lodge #8

Earl Mah Aquatic Centre; Families welcome to enjoy time with your children


6pm-7pm SUNSET SERVICE

Organizers: Prince Rupert Archives, Prince Rupert Ministerial Association,

City of Prince Rupert - Pacific Mariner’s Memorial Park - 1st Ave E

Dedication of memorial plaques to be placed in the memorial walls.