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Celebrate PG grant recipients announced

The City of Prince George has announced the latest recipients  for the 2024 intake of the Celebrate PG grant. The Celebrate PG grant helps registered not-for profits implement new or enhance current events that increase community pride and focus on attracting visitors.

In total just under $30,000 in funding is being handed out to non-profit organizations.

The full list of recipients are:

  • Prince George Symphony Orchestra, for the Pops in the Park event
  • Northern BC Queer Connection Society, for the Pride Picnic event
  • Method Dance Society, for the Community Moves event
  • PG Folkfest, for Coldsnap
  • Wild About Outdoors Learning Society, for the Wild About Lheidli T’enneh/Prince George (WALTPG) outdoor festival

Laura Binette from the Northern BC Queer Connection Society, who run the Pride Picnic event each summer says the $5000 grant funding will allow them to bring more recognized music talent to the Pride Picnic and simultaneously to Prince George.

“This will elevate the entertainment aspect of the annual pride picnic and contribute to Prince George’s growing reputation as a 2SLGBTQIA+ friendly community,” Ms Binette said.
The Pride Picnic, an annual event since 2017, has grown from only 50 to up to 1500 attendees.

“We are thrilled our application was successful and that we’re receiving the grant funding. I would encourage people to participate in the next intake of grant applications if you have an event,” she said.

Eligible applicants must be a registered non-profit society and the event must be within the City of Prince George Boundary and be open to the public.

More information about the Celebrate PG grant, including how to apply, can be found on the City website. 

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