Standing Ovation for CEO of Games
Prince George, B.C.- City Council started off it’s first regular meeting in several weeks with celebrating the success of the Canada Winter Games.Councillors heaped praise on Games CEO Stu Ballantyne, as one by one, they thanked him for his dedication and the work of his team, to make the two weeks of athletic and cultural events a success.
“I’ had to travel during part of the Games” says Councillor Krause, “Everywhere I went, people were saying how amazing this community is, that we made them feel at home.”
Councillor Garth Frizzell added the Games have resulted in improvements in the City’s relationship with the Lheidli T’enneh.
Councillor Frank Everitt noted the “Pride that you instilled in our community , I don’t know how you bottle that”, while Councillor Jillian Merrick said she was grateful for the opportunities the Games provided for youth in the City, who had the chance to meet with their peers from all over the country. She too called for a continuation of the momentum created by the Games.
“The City has confidence now, it has swagger but it’s the people who created that” said Stu Ballantyne. He was called to the front of the Council Chamber to have a photo taken with Mayor and Council, as he did so, those in the gallery rose to give him a standing ovation.