Port Clements volunteers have put together a fantastic three-day schedule of events with a focus on family fun for the annual Canada Days celebration this weekend.
Lisa Gyorgy, one of the organizers, said this year’s lineup features several brand-new events, including visiting magician Ray Medway, who will take part in the parade Saturday morning, entertain all afternoon at the community park, and then perform a special show Saturday night.
The weekend starts off with a bike decorating party Friday at 11 am at the clinic. This is a chance for kids to get ready for the parade. All decorations will be supplied-the kids just have to show up with their bikes, helmets and whatever else they want to decorate.
The annual fishing derby has been moved to Friday evening at the large dock. Bring your fishing licence, and kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Another brand new event this year is Kids Logger Sports, sponsored by Weyerhaeuser, at the community park noon Saturday.
“It should be really exciting,” Ms Gyorgy said, adding that she has been training her four-year-old daughter Megan for the nail drive event. Events will be divided into age categories, depending on how many children show up. Besides the nail drive, there will be a peevee roll, a crummy run relay and an obstacle course.
Adult logger sports, sponsored by Edwards and Associates, will be held in the community park Saturday afternoon.
Weyerhaeuser will be helping the Cancer Society raise funds with the “Hair Colouring Chair” Saturday afternoon. Donate to the Cancer Society and they’ll temporarily colour someone’s hair for you.
Other events Saturday are chicken poop bingo (don’t ask!) and pie throwing – targets welcome! Ms Gyorgy said organizers are still looking for celebrity targets for this event, so watch out (strangely enough, the mayor is out of town this weekend).
There will also be concessions, kids games, soccer and slow-pitch on in the community park all weekend.
Saturday night, there will be a magic show followed by a family dance in the community hall.
On Sunday, Edwards and Associates is sponsoring helicopter rides at the big dock, and harbour boat tours leaving from the small dock. Remote control vehicle races, and the extremely popular mud bog are also on Sunday.
For a complete schedule of events, see page 11.
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