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Summer Centennial Celebrations Offer “Something for Everybody”

Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 3:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – This summer’s centennial celebrations kicked off Friday and chairperson Murray Krause says they offer “something for everybody.”

He says it all starts with this weekend’s BMO KidzArt Dayz.

“That’s two days of hands-on creativity for kids and kids at heart,” says Krause. “And then we’ve resurrected the Prince George Canoe Race, something that’s been in hiatus for a long time.”

There’s also Willow River Daze, a guided heritage walking tour, an accessibility festival and a community celebration in the VLA.

“We’ve really tried to work with all areas of the community and the VLA Community Enhancement Association have a parade, barbecue and family fun day on Sunday,” says Krause.

“We need to acknowledge accessibility issues in our community and celebrate what we’ve been able to accomplish so far so Spinal Cord Injury BC is hosting events at Kinsmen Place Sunday.”

Following this weekend he says more events are planned until July 19 including music each day at Canada Games Plaza.

For a full listing of things to do click here.


Hello Murray what other history are you going to wipe out with an I’ll thought of name change?

I thought it was a bit ironic when I saw it was Krause promoting heritage events.

IMO it’s fine to recognize First Nations history (or anyone else’s) but not by erasing recognition of other historic places. Older history does not trump newer history. Generations from now they’ll wonder what council was thinking.

Great to see the Prince George canoe race has been brought back to life . It’s Canadian . Canadian heritage should be remembered . Bring back the York boats as well . The canoe race is a good start . After all the first so called explorers were first brought across the country in canoes powered by natives and Metis on our water ways . And hand held down the grease trails (native highways ) by the natives , so they could discover how the natives lived and where .

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