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Big prizes and bigger fun planned for Easter Cruise this weekend

A free, safe and fun for all city wide adventure that has big prize payoffs. Twenty-five activities spread out across town that range from driving thru for free candy, searching Prince George parks for costumed volunteers and exploring Prince George for epic selfies. Over 40 organizations and individuals have come together to give the city one more pandemic friendly experience.

Large events like Candy Cruise Prince George, the Family Day Adventure Cruise and many others have been carried by the community. One organization who has volunteered their time for all these events is Big Brothers Big Sisters who is a part organizer for The Most EGGcellent Cruise.
“One of the key pillars of our programming is bringing people together. With the help of our community we have been successful doing that for over 40 years,” said Jane Gauthier, Community Development Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC.   “Like everyone, our agency has had to pivot over the past year. The community has given so much to us so we jumped at the opportunity to help create something fun to give back to Prince George.”
“This past year has shown that we cannot slow down in serving our community. The most recent lockdown measures are needed but take a toll on the mental health of our people. This event is aimed at students, families and those most impacted by the pandemic.” said Dave Horton who organized Candy Cruise Prince George, the Family Day Adventure Cruise and many other events. “Let’s get outside for a day to explore, eat candy, win prizes and build some memories so when we look back at the pandemic some positive experiences come to mind.”

Organizers say that everyone can take part with over half the activities being accessible on foot. Locations have been organized so that if you plan your trip well they can be done in a long line. You can take the bus, ride a bike, walk or drive around to get the photos needed to complete activities. Once the event is over you enter your photos on Instagram or Facebook with the #pgeggcellentcruise for a chance to win prizes.

The day has elements that include The Rocky Mountain Rangers big army truck, driving past the Prince George Car Parade Association, picking up free candy from six locations, finding the biggest Heart of PG, searching town for over 10 Waldo/Costumed Characters and more. The EGGcellent Card that has the list of 25 activities will be released just before 11 a.m. on April 3 so that many of the activities can be kept secret to prevent anyone from getting a head start.

Derek Joyce from Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Prince George got involved to make sure that UNBC and CNC students had a way to participate as well.
“We know COVID has affected university and college students in many negative ways this year,” he said. “We see you and we’ve planned numerous prizes available just for you. Close this year off with a highlight! Get out this weekend in your car, on foot or by bus for some fun to end the school year.” He noted that it has been a visibly hard year on students and that they have worked hard through the changes but are exhausted. 

General Prizes
-Nintendo Switch – Aaron Switzer – RE/MAX CORE Realty
-6 KIDS BIKES!!! – Todd & Kelly Doherty, Studio Cuts
-VR experience package – Game Changerz VR
-Canadian Tire Gift Cards – $200, $100
-Triple O’s – Gift Card
-1 night stay in a fabulous Queen Suite – Best Western Plus Prince George
-KKS Tactical Supplies LTD – $100 GC
-OverHANG – 1 month family membership with rentals included (value $360)
-$100 Wonderland GC – St. Giles’ Presbyterian Church
-Work BC – Amazing Easter Basket-GC’s to Sticky’s Candy, Mucho Burrito, Second Cup and candy-value $90
$100 Keg GC – Pandemic Friendly Entertainment (pre-event contest prize)
University and College Student Prizes
-Canadian Tire Gift Card – $200
-Apple iPad -College Heights Baptist Church
-$500 tuition credit for College of New Caledonia (CNC), a $100 dining GC, and some awesome CNC swag!
-KKS Tactical Supplies LTD – $100 GC
-Snowboard – Premium Label Outlet
-3x $30 Magel’s Cafe – InterVarsity Undergraduate at UNBC and CNC
-2x $50 CrossRoads Brewing & Distillery – InterVarsity Undergraduate at UNBC and CNC
-$100 Save-On-Foods Gift Card – College of New Caledonia Students’ Union
-$50 Superstore Gift Card -Northern Undergraduate Student Society NUGSS
-$25 UNBC Bookstore Gift Card -Northern Undergraduate Student Society NUGSS
-$25 Degrees Coffee Co. Gift Card with Degrees Mug -Northern Undergraduate Student Society NUGSS
-6 single play entries to Exit Prince George (Exit Room Experience)

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