NEWS RELEASE · 27th July 2011
Pr Rupert Snowbirds Committee
In just over a week the iconic Snowbirds will take to the skies over Prince Rupert for a display of aerial acrobatics, and organizers have planned a full afternoon and evening of activities to coincide with the show.
A community celebration will start at 3 p.m. at Rotary Waterfront Park with something for everyone. There will be vendors selling shishkabobs, hamburgers, hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, sweet and savory and traditional fried bread for the celebration, while entertainment will be provided by the Coastal Medication Band, the North Coast Ceremonial Dancers, the Jon-Luc Band, Kimberly Truong and the rocking sounds of Triple Bypass. In addition to emergency vehicles and various other displays, there will be two “bouncy castles”, face-painting tattoos and a limited number of Snowbirds posters at the park for children throughout the celebration. At the same time, the Pilsbury House will be hosting a Garden Tea Party from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. that will feature music, tours of the heritage site, make your own zany hat competition and a best cake/cupcake contest.
The Snowbirds take to the skies at 6 p.m for their show, which will be broadcast by Astral Media on AM 590 for those who want to take in the performance from around town. As well as Rotary Waterfront Park, there will be speakers set up at Mariner's Park, providing an alternate venue for people to gather and watch.
Organizers would like to remind everyone to keep their dogs at home, as the sound from the fast-flying Snowbirds can affect their hearing, and bring their own lawnchairs when possible. Bill Murray Way, the road leading to the park, will be closed to traffic, so people are encouraged to either walk to the show or find parking in the downtown core.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform approximately 50 shows in 31 locations during the 2011 season.