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Huge Crowds Expected for Canada Day Celebrations

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 3:50 AM

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Prince George, B.C. – This year’s Canada Day celebrations at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park promise to be bigger and better than ever.

Put on once again by the Multicultural Heritage Society, festival supervisor Marlies Greulich says they’re going above and beyond because of the City’s centennial celebrations.CdaDay2012_congostage(1)

“We brought in two bands that will be playing after the regular 6 o’clock festival shuts down,” she says. “One is called Barefoot Caravan out of Vernon and the other is Navaz out of Prince George.”

Barefoot Caravan is a Reggae/World Music band while Navaz plays Persian Fusion.

“They both played the Winter Games and had a great reception so we’re really looking forward to having them.”

Greulich says opening ceremonies start at noon and will include the serving of a huge 4′ x 8′ birthday cake.

The day will also feature non-stop performances plus ethnic food concessions from around the globe.

She says the night will be capped off with fireworks at 11 pm at Connaught Hill.

“We’ve received a couple extra dollars from Canadian Heritage, so I’ve been promised the fireworks will be bigger and a little bit longer with an extra special finale.”

Greulich is expecting 12,000 to 14,000 people will attend and recommends people leave their four legged friends at home.

“Please do not bring dogs to the park. It’s a no dog park and we certainly don’t want them left in the car,” she says. “We’ve had some bad experiences in the last couple of years.”CdaDay2012_flaggirls(1)

The City of Prince George and BC Transit have stepped up to help people avoid parking hassles.

All transit trips are $1.00 Wednesday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Festival goers also have the option of using the Canada Day Shuttle Service to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

Users have the choice of paying the $1.00 fare or donating one non-perishable food item to the Salvation Army.

Transit options are as follows:

*Drop off and pick up at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park is on Taylor Drive at Ash Street.
*Half hour service from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm to/from Hart/Spruceland Exchange and to/from Westgate/Pine Centre Exchange to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.
*Hourly service from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm to/from Caledonia Mobile Home Park to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.


Since Canada Day is a celebration of the settlement and formation of Canada considering the name change I wonder if celebrations will have to be relocated?

The irony in holding Canada Day at a park they just renamed for the Indians… epic.

Beautiful weather for a celebration down at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, enjoy the Canada Day festivities everyone.

Remember the RCMP musical ride, with the red serge uniforms riding on horseback, with flag flying high? Apparently, the Harper Government and RCMP top brass have changed it up a little to celebrate Canada Day. Now isn’t this special?

http: //ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-what-the-hell-is-this-rcmp-musical-ride-stuns-with-guns-military-might

The “perennial shrub ” makes me smile! Always there to make us laugh.

quote from PG101 — The irony in holding Canada Day at a park they just renamed for the Indians… epic.

Yes because the word Canada is a Saint-Lawrence Iroquois word for village. The irony…..

Yes noggin. And in English the lheidl tenneh memorial park is pronounced. Fort George park ;)

As for the Park, remember:”A rose by any other name is still a rose!”


That sounds more like Shackspeer to me . Would still smell ass sweet , and all .

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