Volunteers Needed for Canada Day Celebrations
Prince George, B.C. – The Multicultural Heritage Society could use your help for the Canada Day celebrations its organizing at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Friday.
“We are still looking for volunteers,” says executive director and festival supervisor Marlies Greulich. “Just phone us, (250-563-8525) we need extras, we don’t have too many yet. Young people too, we have flags and programs to be handed out and young people aged 12-14 could do that.”
She says this year’s festivities will run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and people can expect all the regular activities the event is known for.
“The children’s area is going to be busy again, we have face painting and craft making. Two Rivers Gallery will also be on hand to assist with the crafts they’ve developed,” says Greulich.
“There will be 24 different vendors, the medieval fighting group will be doing demonstrations and the live entertainment starts around 1.”
Official opening ceremonies will start at noon with appearances by local dignitaries and the awarding of the BC Good Medal of Citizenship.
The day will be capped off at 11 pm with fireworks at Connaught Hill.
Greulich advises people take the bus to avoid the challenge of parking near the park as public transit will cost just a dollar on Canada Day.
Bus patrons also have the option of donating a non-perishable food item which will go to benefit the Salvation Army.
Prince George Transit will operate three lines – Caledonia, the Hart and Wal-Mart from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.