Trustees Support City’s Summer Games Bid
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School Board has thrown its support behind the City of Prince George’s Summer Games bid.
The City is hoping to host either the 2020 or 2022 Games and came to the Prince George School Board seeking approval, which it received tonight.
In giving its support, the Board has agreed to make available school facilities to stage sport competitions and accommodate participants at no cost to the Host Society, the City or the BC Games Society.
Both sides have agreed that additional costs that may be incurred by the District in providing this support be identified and recovered through a letter of understanding between the Host Society, the City, and the District.
The Board last supported the City during its bid to host the 2015 Canada Winter Games. That support included providing Duchess Park Secondary School as a sport venue for the Games at no cost to the Society.
Additional costs the District incurred through additional staffing (i.e. custodial, trades, and grounds staff) for the event were recovered from the 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society under the terms of Venue Agreement.
The Host Society was also responsible for the cost of additional services and equipment and any damage done to the school district facilities and equipment.