The City of Prince George is launching a new initiative entitled Young Professionals Network of Prince George (YPNPG) to provide professionals who are new to the city or growing their careers with opportunities to connect to others and the community.
“We’ve been hearing from new residents and their employers that there’s a need for more opportunities to make connections in Prince George,” said Christina Doll, Workforce Development Officer, in a news release. “We’re hoping that the Young Professionals Network will provide a starting point for people to build professional and personal connections and will assist local employers in retaining employees they’ve attracted from other communities.”
The targeted age range for those joining the network is 21-45 years of age. However, membership is open to anyone interested in growing their professional and personal networks. Initially, a minimum of four social and professional development events will be held per year with the possibility of planning more events based on engagement levels. There is no membership fee to join the network, although there will be registration fees for some events to cover associated costs.
A Tunes and Trivia night complete with great door and trivia round prizes will be held at The Canadian Brewhouse on Friday, May 13, 2022 to launch YPNPG. Staff from the Economic Development Division and title sponsors MNP and The Canadian Brewhouse will run an ice breaker and the tunes and trivia rounds. An appy party will be included in the cost of a ticket.
Interested participants must register for the event.
- Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
- Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Location: The Canadian Brewhouse, 3036 Recplace Drive
- Cost: $20 includes appetizers. One drink ticket will be provided for each of the first 10 people to register
- Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
- Door Prizes: $50 GC to The Canadian Brewhouse and GCs to local coffee and doughnut shops
- Tunes and Trivia Prizes: special prize for the winner of each round
- Find the Pickle Prize: Fun prize for the person who finds the hidden pickle!
“We are pleased to support the launch event for the Young Professionals Network of Prince George,” said Jameel Sayani, the Managing Partner for MNP’s Northern BC region. “As an employer, we see great value in this initiative as it will assist us in retaining the employees we work hard to attract to our company by helping them build professional and personal networks within the community.”
To participate in this and future events, people are invited to register as members at www.ypnprincegeorge.ca
After becoming a member, participants can join the Young Professionals of Prince George Facebook group and LinkedIn group, and watch these groups and their email inboxes for event invitations and updates.
“The pandemic has affected everyone in many ways over the last two years. People and their businesses have taken a big hit, but we are now in the final stretch (knock on wood),” said Juan Perez, Regional Manager, The Canadian Brewhouse. “One of our core values at the Canadian Brewhouse is to support our community. Being a PG local, I love having the opportunity to empower young professionals to reconnect, network, and start brainstorming on ways to move forward and support both our businesses and communities. I hope the event is beneficial not only professionally but also personally, giving people the opportunity to lay back and have some fun in a social setting again.”
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