P.G. Ready To Party
MP Todd Doherty and Mayor Lyn Hall pose with leaders of organizations who have received Canada 150 funding – photo 250News
Prince George BC – Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday this year and Prince George is helping with the celebrations.
Three projects are sharing in $276 thousand dollars in funding from the Federal Government.
One is called Canada 150 Patchwork and will see artists, students and public design a “patchwork” mosaic wall which will be displayed at the CN Centre.
Canada 150 Heatwave will take place July 1st through the 8th and will be an eight day concert series in Canada Games Plaza.
The third project is called Canada 150 Mosaic and will have local residents work together during the Two Rivers Art Gallery’s KidzArt Days in July. The complete work will be displayed in the Kin Centre Atrium.
Mayor Lyn Hall says there will be more opportunities to celebrate which will be announced later this spring “We’re going to be looking at various activities in conjunction with the Community Arts Foundation, plus doing a couple of things on our own as the City of Prince George and we will be announcing those in the coming months.”
A party is part of the plan says Mayor Hall “Absolutely, we want to utilize the Plaza, the front of City Hall, all the locations throughout the City. We’re hoping to have dance festivals, we’re hoping to have music like we had during the (Canada Winter) Games here in the plaza, so yes, we hope to have a party to celebrate our birthday. We might have fireworks, who knows.”
And of course, Mayor Hall says there will be cake “You can’t have a party without a cake, and I have a suspicion we will probably have more than one cake over the summer celebrating the birthday.”