Work begins on pavilion


The site of the new pavilion in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park is behind construction fencing as work begins. City of Prince George photo

The site of the new pavilion in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park is behind construction fencing as work begins. City of Prince George photo

Construction is underway at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park as crews and equipment with Viking Construction of Prince George mobilize on the site of the new pavilion.

Work will continue through the summer to restore the picnic shelter as a showpiece of Lheidli T’enneh culture and a venue for family celebrations, performances, and events.

The existing picnic area is now closed while construction is underway but some of the picnic tables have been moved to other areas nearby. The playground and spray park will remain open through the construction period.

The pavilion, at a cost of almost $800,000, is being funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Infrastructure program, the Province of British Columbia, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the city. It will feature a 182 square metre (nearly 2,000 square feet) cover and an expanded patio area.

The City recently issued a call for artists to create public art panels that will be displayed in the pavilion and represent culture and the Dakelh language, family, gathering, and history/ancestors. Artists’ proposals are being accepted until later this summer. View the call for proposals from artists for the Pavilion public art panels.