Thursday, January 19, 2017

A taste of Francophone culture at Sugar Shack Festival later this month

Sugar Shack Festival 2017 takes place
January 25 to 29

(photo from Sugar Shack Facebook page)
Residents of the Nord-Ouest can enjoy all the benefits of the tapping of a maple tree, without the need to wander off into the snow, as the Association des Francophones et Francophiles hosts Prince Rupert's Annual Sugar Shack Festival at the end of January.

The Four Days of Sugar Shack season kick off on Thursday January 26th, when the Prince Rupert Arts Council presents the French Film L'Avenir. 

The showing takes place at the Cineplex theatre on 2nd Avenue West, tickets are available at Homework.

Friday, January 27th features the Dessert Theatre featuring music, skits and of course desserts, it takes place at the Tom Rooney Playhouse starting at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are available for ten dollars at Seahorse Trading

Saturday brings the featured event for the weekend as the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre hosts the Sugar Shack with Francophone culture, food and family fun part of the day's activities from 11:30 to 2 PM.

Tickets for the Saturday festival cost $15 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 and $5 for those 3 to 5

You can purchase your tickets at the AFFNO office at the Hecate Strait Building on First Avenue East or at Cook's Jewellers on Third Avenue West.

Four days of francophone culture are
ahead during the Sugar Shack Festival

(photo from Facebook page)
If you move quickly you can take advantage of the Early Bird Special, with 2 adult tickets available for 25 dollars, that special is available until Friday January 20th.

Those that do are eligible for the Early Bird Prize of a return trip for two with vehicle from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii courtesy of BC Ferries.

Also part of the Saturday event is the Sugar Shack Grand Prize of a trip for two adults with VIA Rail Canada, with the Prince Rupert to Jasper run of VIA's popular Skeena schedule, the trip that will be awarded as part of the festival.

The weekend celebration comes to a close at the Lester Centre on Sunday night, when Joƫlle Rabu takes to the stage for an evening of song, tickets for the Lester Centre event are available at Cook's Jewellers.

AFFNO members can purchase a Festival pass from the AFFNO office at the Hecate Strait Business Society, for more information on the weekend's events call 250-627-1313

You can learn more about the Sugar Shack and brush up on your French through this Facebook page created for the week ahead.

More items of note on Community Events on the North Coast can be found on our archive page.

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