Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Seafest Sunday 2017: Waterfront Events

Our final preview of the weekend takes a look at the final day of the three Day Seafest events, with a focus on the Waterfront and the range of activities that can be found there on Seafest Sunday.

The moments of opportunity to celebrate the city's waterfront are relatively rare for the city's residents so Seafest Sunday gives those living on the North Coast a chance to to take to the shoreline, with water based activities mixing with those set up for the shore and  Rotary Waterfront Park areas.

Music of course makes up much of the afternoon's background sound and you can review some of the musical options for the three day festival here.

Many of the weekend sports activities come to an end on Sunday as well, the full overview of those events can be found here.

Other displays and information booths continue into Sunday, check here to see what's available for the final day of Seafest.

The day's events get off to an early start at 9 AM, though the majority of the activities don't start at Rotary Waterfront park until after the noon hour, the line up of events for Seafest Sunday looks as follows.

25th Annual Children's Seafest Bullhead Derby -- An early start for local youth with the Cow Bay Wharf the scene for the three hour fishing derby for the regions youngsters, designed for children ages 2 to 14. the Derby runs from 9 until Noon. Children must be accompanied by an adult and child licences are available at no charge through the DFO website and all participants must have one to drop their line in the water.

Sponsored by the Cow Bay Merchants there are many prizes to be won by those taking part.

Seafest Worship Event -- Contemporary Christian music and standards will provide the soundtrack to Sunday morning's event set for the Kwinitsa Station Bandstand at Rotary Waterfront Park, the music starts at 11 AM and continues into the noon hour.

Sponsored by the Prince Rupert Pentecostal Tabernacle

Seafest Central on the Waterfront -- The immediate area near the Lightering dock will be the location for booths and information as the Prince Rupert Special Events Society serves up cotton candy, sno cones and popcorn. Various other food vendors and activities can be found there as well from Noon until 5 PM.

Bandstand entertainment -- Music from Men Who Listen, Danny Sklapsky and many others make for the musical background to this years waterfront events at the Kwinitsa stage from Noon until 5 PM.

Jim Ciccone Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball -- Sunday is the final day of the 3 day event as the competition shifts to the Waterfront parking lot, with the Championship Games and medal presentations. The first game goes at 11 AM with the tournament wrap up coming towards 3 PM.

Should rain provide for nasty conditions, the event will be moved indoors to the Civic Centre.

Sponsors for the 3 on 3 Basketball tournament include: Cook's Jewellers, CityWest, Good Times Games, Special Events Volunteer committee.

Proceeds from the tournament will be put towards the CHSS graduate bursary program

Sail Past, Fly Past, Water Craft Skills Demonstrations and Blessing of the Fleet -- The harbour area off the shore line at Rotary Waterfront Park is where all eyes will be focused from Noon to 12:45 as the parade of boats and air craft pass by, followed by displays from the range of water craft that are found in daily use around the Prince Rupert waterfront whether with industry or enforcement and rescue purposes.

Paper Airline Toss -- Ocean Pacific Air invites you to Create your own flying machine and fly it through the targets from 1 to 3 on the Waterfront.

Juggling/POI Workshop -- Learn how to make your own juggling or poi balls and learn how to dance as Karen puts you through your paces from 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Boating, Floating and Knots -- Day two for the Port of Prince Rupert Sponsored event at the Port's Interpretive Centre from 1 until 3PM where members of RCM SAR 64 will provide lessons in knot tying along with other activities.

Swim for Survival Race -- The popular water based event sends a team of 2 into the water off the Ligtherting dock to work their way towards an off shore life raft, the races take place from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. The event is sponsored by Home Hardware.

See more about the Swim for survival competition here.

Kayak Fire Drill -- Teams of two take to the water changing positions at an offshore raft before making the race down the homestretch back to the dock.  The event runs from 2:30 to 3PM and is sponsored by Skeena Kayaking and the Prince Rupert Special Events Volunteers.

Quick and Daring -- (Update: Event has been cancelled for this year) The construction phase took place Saturday and on Sunday afternoon all of the North Coast will see how many of those wild creations will actually float.  The event sponsored by Tyee Building Supplies and Makita tools takes place from 2:30 until 3:30 PM.

See more about the Quick and Daring competition here.

Lord of the Lines -- Board enthusiasts will be heading for the alley behind Loaded Sports on Third Avenue West Sunday afternoon as the exhibition and competition takes place from 3 until 5 PM.

Free Swim at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre -- The pool is open to all from 6 until 8 PM as the Prince Rupert Royal Purple Lodge cover the pool fees.

Sunset Service -- Events shift to higher ground for the final event of Seafest 2016.  As Mariner's Park plays host to the annual Memorial Service and dedication of memorial plaques for the Memorial Walls the Seafest finale takes place from 6 until 7PM.

Sponsored by Prince Rupert Archives, Prince Rupert Ministerial Association

A full overview of Seafest Events can be found here.

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