Mother Nature Messing with Downtown Event
Prince George, B.C. – Who would have thought Vancouver would be struggling to deal with a major dump of snow and that Prince George would be trying to find some for this Sunday’s Winter Celebration event in the downtown of the City?
The likelihood of such an event seems as odd as the New England Patriots being able to overcome a significant point deficit to win the Superbowl, but it happened. Downtown Prince George is trying to “source snow” so this Sunday’s event will be a true celebration of winter in Prince George.
“We are trying to source snow that can be trucked to the site” says Downtown Prince George GM Colleen Van Mook. While they are focusing on possible sources within City limits such as parks, there just isn’t enough accumulation. She says they are also in talks with the Tabor ski hill to see if they have some to spare “We need clean snow.”
The Sunday event in downtown P.G. has been organized to include a snow slide, as well as snow and ice sculpturing. While the sculptor will be arriving on Wednesday, just exactly what he will make a sculpture with remains to be seen. Van Mook says he is talented sculpting in whatever medium he is given to work with, “Our sculpturing will be at least ice sculpturing” says Van Mook .
Temperature is another issue. The current deep freeze is predicted to break on Saturday, with a high of plus 2 predicted for Sunday. “The event is really based on being outdoors” although there are two indoor events, with the Farmer’s Market being open and a market at the Legion .
But at this point, “Mother Nature’s in charge” says Van Mook “We will be offering as much of the event as possible outdoors, and we hope it will be an enjoyable winter environment.”.