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Families Receive Back to School Boost

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 @ 11:58 AM
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Prince George, B.C. – Hundreds of people have descended on the Prince George Native Friendship Centre (PGNFC) today for their second annual Back to School Celebration.

Those who pre-registered can pick up one of 800 free backpacks filled with school supplies, get a free back to school haircut and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Executive director Barb Ward-Burkitt says the event is a great way to give back to the community.


“You know there’s so many people in our community with high levels of poverty that just don’t have the money to be able to do this,” she says.

“Another big reason is it’s an opportunity for people to get back together and to gather. Folks have been away during the summer and this allows them to visit and connect.”


Free face painting too

The event is a partnership between the PGNFC, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Rina M. Bidin Foundation along with other community sponsors.

The event runs until 2:00 p.m.


Good to see a “community minded” “people first” organization at work, with child poverty as high as it is, this PGNFC initiative is much needed.

I have to agree with you on this one JGalt. It is Nice to see children being helped.

Tremendous effort exerted for such a great cause

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