Prince Rupert’s Seafest stats June 13

  • May. 30, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Prince Rupert is the place to be for the fun, tasty treats and the excitement of a festival where 10,000 people are having a great time! Welcome to Prince Rupert’s annual Seafest from June 13-15 where you’ll have a great weekend of activities with your family and friends. Taste shish kabobs and seafood, try your hand at canoe building or kayak racing or 3 -on-3 basketball, ride in the kids’ soapbox derby or horse and buggy, or play street hockey, and more. The minirail train ride will be here, celebrating the 100th anniversary of train transportation to northern BC! Come to join in or watch the long colourful Seafest parade winding through downtown.The theme for this year’s 36th annual festival and parade is “Celebrating North Pacific Cannery’s 125th Anniversary” where we will celebrate our fishing heritage with the industry that played an integral role in BC’s economic, cultural and natural development over the last century. Seafest patrons will recognise the Skeena River cannery site as the important landmark it’s been over the years. First opened in 1889, North Pacific Cannery began its work on the shores of the Skeena River leading the way for the North Coast fishing industry.Seafest will have “Children’s Day in the Park” on Friday afternoon with the Kerplunk’s entertainment and fun and games for the kids and families, and also the Seniors Tea, the Dunk Tank, the Children’s Bullhead Derby, the Memorial Sunset Service, plus many more fun events. The parade route is literally a sea of people showing their community pride. And you will want to catch the entertainment on the weekend, as this year we are pleased to present Music at Mariners in the outdoor bandshell on Saturday evening, hosting The Undecideds, Dylan Rystaad and the Rain Dogs and Windborn. There will also be two bandstands on Saturday and Sunday, so what a terrific weekend of musical talent!The Seafest Committee needs volunteers to carry barricades for the parade set up and take down, as well as more volunteers and traffic controllers during the weekend of the festival. So please consider giving back to your community and join in behind the scenes by calling Special Events at 250.624.9118 or visit our website at www.prspecialevents.com.The community is rocking, the participants have a blast, and the spectators are cheering and laughing! So come and join us for a weekend of friendships, good food and great activities. See you in Prince Rupert from June 13th to 15th at Seafest 2014.

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