Regional District of Fraser Fort-George Strike Anniversary Committee
Prince George, B.C. – The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is exploring ways to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year (March 8th).
The Board has struck a Select Committee which will oversee planning and provide advice for the occasion.
The committee includes directors Lyn Hall, Lara Beckett, Kevin Dunphy, Terry Burgess, Jeannette Townsend, Sharon Reichert and the district’s manager of external relations, Renee McCloskey.
Board chair Art Kaehn says it was one of the many districts created in the late 1960’s.
“The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George was the 11th regional district to be formed. There was an amendment to the Municipal Act in 1964. They intended to form 28 (districts) but they ended up with 27 and the majority were in 67′ which is the year the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George was born.”
Does he anticipate the sheer size of the district, 52,000 square kilometres, will pose any challenges to holding a celebration?
“All those things will be discussed but I think we’ve got so many little hamlets and associations and connections with them through the regional district and the local municipalities to do something nice and touch the entire regional district.”