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October 27, 2017 4:53 pm

July Kicks Off Fun, Music, Food and a Contest in PG

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Mayor  of Prince George  is calling the summer of  2017 ” A Summer of Celebration.”

“Prince George residents are proud of Canada and they love to celebrate the cultures of our community and our country,” says Mayor Hall. “The events associated with Canada Day and Canada 150 will make this a ‘summer of celebration’ in Prince George. This is a time to reflect on our history and imagine our shared future together. On behalf of Council, I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Canada Day celebration and a happy Canada 150!”

There will be plenty of  opportunities to  celebrate  starting with  the Canada Day celebrations in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park  on July 1st ( see previous story here). As a special  addition to the  party in the park,  the Royal Canadian Air Force  will  do a fly over  the park  around 1 in the afternoon.    A long range patrol aircraft,  a  CP-140,  from the  419  tactical squadron will make the  fly over.

Getting to the festivities on July 1st will be easy as BC Transit will  be offering rides for a loonie,  OR a donation  of non perishable food to the Salvation Army.

Fireworks  will wrap up the evening,  while  the Heatwave  music festival kicks off in  Canada games Plaza with music from French Connection, Andino Suns, and Delhi 2 Dublin.

And just to make things interesting, there will be a  contest.  Just take a photo of  yourself  wearing  the “City Celebrate PG” sunglasses, ( shown in photo at right)  which will be available  at any  of the  Canada 150 events being held in the City,  post the image to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the  hashtag #CelebratePG.  There are four prize packages,  with the  grand prize being a pair of tickets to the  ‘I love the 90’s’ concert at CN Centre,   and taste tickets to Downtown PG’s Summerfest on July 16th.

A winner will be randomly selected  on July 11th.



Looks like Fort George Park has a lot going on, parking could be tough to find though!

I was checking to see how close BC transit gets one to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

I notice the transit map still shows the park as Fort George Park …… must have spent all their money on trying to tell the people of the city that 18th and foothills would be great location for a transit depot.

Hope they run extra busses to get people to the park so they do not have to fight for parking spots.

Why are they wearing Hijabs?

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