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Canadian Aboriginal Fastball Tournament Coming to P.G.

Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 6:23 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Prince George will welcome  between 50 and 80 teams  on the  August long weekend,  as participants for the Canadian Aboriginal  Fastball  tournament.

Prince George will be represented by the P.G. River Kings, who  have  been playing fastball in the community and across North America for the past  20 years.

The group  hosting the  tournament  has called upon  the City of Prince George  to offer whatever inkind  donations can be made,  including portable toilets, portable  fencing,  temporary bleachers and extra bins  for garbage.

City staff say this event doesn’t  qualify for the new  Community Celebration grants,  as those grants are meant for events that are focused in the downtown.

“This is huge” says Mayor  Lyn Hall “When it comes to sports tourism  I  don’t want to  leave any rock unturned, and if that means  involving more of our people on this event,  then I would want to  pursue that.”

The organizers  have been asked to continue working  with Administration on the budget for the event,  and  develop a final  budget   that  can be  presented to  Council  January 18th for discussion and possible approval.


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