Port’s the place, both Wednesday and Saturday

  • Mar. 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Port Clements turns 100 years old on Wednesday (March 19), and is celebrating with a party.It all happens at the seniors’ room in the Multiplex from 4 to 6:30 pm.Village administrator Kim Myshynsky says there’ll be hot dogs, cupcakes and more.On March 19, 1914, the townsite of Port Clements was formally registered.The village plans more celebrations this year, including some centred on Canada Day, Port’s most popular annual celebration.On Saturday, it’s the Aill Island Seniors’ GamesThe Port Clements seniors group is getting ready to welcome older folks from all over the islands to Port this Saturday, March 22, for the annual Winter Games, branch president Bunny Decembrini told the village council Monday night. Ms Decembrini said the event is a big one and the local seniors are hoping to do a good job organizing it. The islands communities take turns hosting the games day, and this year is Port’s turn. The Winter Games day is free for all seniors on Haida Gwaii who want to attend, and there will be a free lunch of soup and sandwiches, Ms Decembrini said. There will also be coffee and muffins in the morning. The games start at 10 am and finish around 3 pm with a break for lunch. After 3 pm, Ms Decembrini said, there will be a celebration with music, singing, cake and ice cream. Ms Decembrini invited all the council members to attend, although she said councillor Kazamir Falconbridge is not allowed to participate in any events because he’s not old enough. Participants must be at least 50, she said. Mayor Wally Cheer thanked Ms Decembrini for all the work her group has been doing and said he will be there on Saturday. “We all wish you success in the games,” he said.

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