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Weekend Events Planned for Evacuees

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. – There’s some fun and free events planned this weekend for evacuees stranded in Prince George because of the Cariboo wildfires.

It all starts with a free breakfast courtesy Canfor at the College of New Caledonia’s Evacuation Centre starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.

The Wilson Square Farmers’ Market, which sets up each weekend at the Native Friendship Centre, is also holding a fundraiser for those impacted by wildfires.

There will be a grilled salmon and scrambled egg breakfast baguette that will be sold by donation. All proceeds will be donated to the fire-relief fund. Several vendors at the market will also be doing their own individual fundraising with 50 per cent of their proceeds going to the fire-relief fund as well.

The market will be giving free hot dogs to children 10 under while supplies last.

Then from noon to 4 p.m. the Prince George Hospice Society is hosting a ‘Forget the Fire – Evacuees Free Fun Day’ at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

Northern Spirit Transportation is providing free bussing from CNC to the park at 11 a.m. and back at 4 p.m.

It will include inflatable toys, free food, craft tables for kids, vendors and live music.

On Sunday, Downtown Prince George hosts Summerfest in front of City Hall. The festival features live music, train rides, a taste pavilion, and more. Many of the activities will be free of charge.

BC Transit is also offering free transit for evacuees wearing a red wristband. Evacuees can register for one at CNC.


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