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City, Community Foundation team up for Canada 150 events

The City of Prince George and the Prince George Community Foundation have partnered with the Community Foundation of Canada to support community events in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Residents and visitors to Prince George can look forward to eight exciting Canada-related events and initiatives. $25,000 will be provided for the projects by the Community Foundation of Canada, which will be matched by the City and allotted by the Prince George Community Foundation.

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sur tous ces événements et activités.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the city’s website for more information and to mark their calendars for these events:

Let’s Volunteer! Embrace the 150 for 150 Challenge

Volunteer Prince George wants to see you be a volunteer, and not just a spectator. Start by becoming engaged at events and activities during Canada’s 150th. This project will serve to motivate and inspire people to volunteer as well as renew volunteerism as a core Canadian value.  January 1, 2017 – January 30, 2018

First Nations Gallery

Exploration Place is partnering with the Lheidli T’enneh to present an exhibit focusing on Lheidli T’enneh history, culture, and traditional territory. The exhibits reflect the contemporary and historical demographics of the Prince George region.  January 3 – June 24, 2017

“And…”: an Anniversary Exhibition

Two Rivers Gallery is presenting a 10-week exhibition featuring works by BC artists around the theme of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The programming that accompanies the exhibition includes school tours, family programs, and studio activities that inspire a greater understanding of our history.  January 19 – April 2, 2017

Canada 150 Snow & Ice Sculpture Celebration

The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District and Downtown Prince George will be introducing a Canada 150-themed ice & snow sculpture as part of the Downtown Winter Carnival.  February 12, 2017

Parades of Patriotism: Celebrating Canada Since 1867

Huble Homestead Historic Site will be presenting this exhibit that will explore why and how many Canadians have historically celebrated Canada’s Confederation. In doing so, this exhibit will build understanding of our regional and national history.  February 15 – October 9, 2017

Adult Summer Reading Club

The Prince George Public Library has created an Adult Summer Reading Club that will expose readers to six books that will challenge their ideas and perspectives on what it means to be Canadian. The project will include an event kick-off at the Canada Day Celebration in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, where library staff will unveil the books, a limited-edition library card, and aim to sign up 150 people for a library card.  April 1 – August 18, 2017

Prince George Young Canadian Music Festival

The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District will be partnering with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and the Prince George Conservatory of Music to present a unique, three-day event that will combine local youth, professional music instructors, and performers along with the Prince George community, in an extravaganza of musical education and performance. The event will conclude with a gala PGSO concert and will feature a major Canadian musical work created specifically for Canada’s sesquicentennial.  October 20 – 22, 2017

Canadian Climbing and Mountain Culture Festival

The Prince George section of the Alpine Club of Canada has created this two-week festival that will celebrate Canada’s mountain climbing heritage along with Canadian art, music, culture, and food.  November 1 – 15, 2017

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