July Kicks Off Fun, Music, Food and a Contest in PG
Prince George, B.C. – The Mayor of Prince George is calling the summer of 2017 ” A Summer of Celebration.”
“Prince George residents are proud of Canada and they love to celebrate the cultures of our community and our country,” says Mayor Hall. “The events associated with Canada Day and Canada 150 will make this a ‘summer of celebration’ in Prince George. This is a time to reflect on our history and imagine our shared future together. On behalf of Council, I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Canada Day celebration and a happy Canada 150!”
There will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate starting with the Canada Day celebrations in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park on July 1st ( see previous story here). As a special addition to the party in the park, the Royal Canadian Air Force will do a fly over the park around 1 in the afternoon. A long range patrol aircraft, a CP-140, from the 419 tactical squadron will make the fly over.
Getting to the festivities on July 1st will be easy as BC Transit will be offering rides for a loonie, OR a donation of non perishable food to the Salvation Army.
And just to make things interesting, there will be a contest. Just take a photo of yourself wearing the “City Celebrate PG” sunglasses, ( shown in photo at right) which will be available at any of the Canada 150 events being held in the City, post the image to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #CelebratePG. There are four prize packages, with the grand prize being a pair of tickets to the ‘I love the 90’s’ concert at CN Centre, and taste tickets to Downtown PG’s Summerfest on July 16th.
A winner will be randomly selected on July 11th.