Council has postponed a decision on whether to contribute $250,000 towards hosting the 2024 Para Biathlon World Championships and World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup Finals.
With the reserve normally used for these types of requests depleted to about $60,000, the city will look at other funds to possibly find the money. One of those sources of funds could be provincial Safe Restart Fund dollars. The city received $6.1 million and used about half of that to bring in a zero per cent tax hike this year.
The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club hosted the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships, with the City of Prince George providing financial support of $250,000 from the Major Events Reserve. This reserve is funded by gaming revenues provided by the Province of B.C.
Council has postponed a decision on the request until later in the year pending additional discussion between the club and city administration related to the event budget, sponsorship, and identification of other funding sources.