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Breaking Boundaries Art Exhibition
Friday April 20 - Saturday April 21, 2018
Omineca Arts Centre, 1119 3rd Ave
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Saturday April 21, 2018

Breaking Boundaries is an art exhibition created by a group of local artists.
Our Gala Night is Wednesday April 18 , 7-9 pm,
Wednesday April 18 Open 12-3 pm
Thursday April 19 Open 11-4
Friday April 20 Open 11-4 and 6-8 pm
Saturday April 21 Open 10-4

ProD/NID: Kindergarten Story Buddies
Friday April 20, 2018  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way

Call Heather at 250-563-9251 ext. 105 to register your Kindergarten child. They'll write and illustrate their own story with a big buddy!

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 105  |  hgloster@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
FanCon Pre-Party
Saturday April 21, 2018  |  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pine Centre Mall, 3055 Massey Drive

Calling all cosplayers, friends and families! It's time for the FanCon Pre-Party! Stop by Pine Centre to get a sneak peak of vendors, play games courtesy of GameQuest, have your face painted FREE by MP Make-up Artistry, have FREE photos taken and more! Show up in your Best Cosplay to Enter to Win! Over $2000 in prizes to be given away!!!

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Free Shoe Day
Saturday April 21, 2018  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Centre for Learning Alternatives, 3400 Westwood Drive

Throughout the year, we collect gently used athletic shoes. Free Shoe Day is our opportunity to get those shoes back out into the community to people who need them. The shoes are mostly adult sizes, available first come, first served, and are free to whoever needs them. If you have shoes that you would like to donate, you can drop them off at Stride & Glide Sports anytime.

Contact:  250-961-8332  |  tuppy@strideandglide.ca
Freedom of the City Parade
Saturday April 21, 2018  |  10:30 AM
Downtown (starts at 150 Brunswick Street, down 2nd Avenue and along George street to City Hall and Canada Games Plaza)

The parade begins at the Kopar Building on 150 Brunswick Street and proceeds down 2nd Avenue to George Street and then to City Hall and the Canada Games Plaza. 

City to bestow Freedom of City upon Rocky Mountain Rangers

Parade, ceremony, and banquet on April 21

Unlike the awarding of Freedom of the City to other worthy individuals or organizations, bestowing the distinction to a military unit has associated traditions dating back hundreds of years to the days when military units were not allowed to enter cities at night without the permission of the local government.

Consequently, the granting of Freedom of the City to the Rocky Mountain Rangers will involve a ‘March to City Hall’ on the morning of Saturday, April 21, followed by a ceremony in front of City Hall, and a special dinner that evening at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre. The parade will include members of the local RCMP who will formally “allow passage” of the Regiment into the city, a formal knocking on the door of City Hall by the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, and an official inspection of the troops by Mayor Hall. Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, Commander of the Canadian Army, will also be in attendance at the events.

The parade will begin at about 10:25am at the Kopar Building at 150 Brunswick Street and proceed down 2nd Avenue to George Street. From there, the Regiment will march down George Street to the Cenotaph at City Hall where the ceremonies will commence. Following the ceremonies, the parade will continue on to Canada Games Plaza before returning down Brunswick Street and disbanding at the Kopar Building.

About the event

The City of Prince George is bestowing Freedom of the City, the highest award Council can bestow upon a citizen or organization, upon the Rocky Mountain Rangers.

"This award is Council’s highest honour and recognizes exceptional merit and contribution," says Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George. "Granting of this distinction recognizes the Rocky Mountain Rangers’ history, presence in our community, and contributions both locally and nationally. On behalf of Council, I would like to congratulate and thank the Rangers for their contributions to Prince George and to Canada."

The Rocky Mountain Rangers are a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces based at JR Vicars Armoury in Kamloops. The Rangers train and provide infantry soldiers to meet the operational requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces. Prince George was previously home to “A” Company of the Rocky Mountain Rangers, but the Company was relocated in Kamloops in 1970. In 2011, “B” Company was activated in Prince George due in large part to efforts from citizen volunteers in Prince George dedicated to bringing the Army back to Prince George following its 41-year absence. 

“B” Company currently includes about 60 citizen-soldiers, many of whom recently served in “Operation LENTUS,” the Canadian Armed Forces’ operation to bring relief and assistance to the communities affected by 2017’s devastating Cariboo wildfires. Previously, the City of Prince George also bestowed Freedom of the City upon the Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps, which maintains an affiliation with the Rocky Mountain Rangers.

“Receiving the Freedom of a City is the most prestigious honour a Regiment can receive from a City – it is symbolic of the trust and partnership held between our Regiment and the City of Prince George,” says Lieutenant-Colonel Normand Dionne, Commanding Officer of the Rocky Mountain Rangers. “The soldiers of Prince George and the Regiment as a whole are extremely proud to receive this recognition.” 

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Hodul'eh-a Artisans' Fair
Saturday April 21, 2018  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Exploration Place , 333 Becott Place

The Hodul’eh-a Artisans Fair is an opportunity to celebrate local First Nation artists at The Exploration Place with the support from the Prince George Community Foundation.  Encompassing the theme of the new Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning Gallery, we want this Artisan Fair to exhibit the wonderful artwork being created in our community. This is a great opportunity to discover unique, traditional and contemporary works of art while supporting the local First Nation’s Artisan community.

The fair will be free to the public (general admission rates apply to enter the galleries). 

Contact:  250-562-1612  |  Visit Website
Saturday Storytime
Saturday April 21 - Saturday May 19, 2018  |  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way
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Saturday April 21, 2018
Saturday April 28, 2018
Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday May 19, 2018

For children 0-5 yrs! An introduction to books, stories, songs and rhymes specifically for preschoolers.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 108  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Needlecrafters
Sunday April 22 - Sunday April 29, 2018  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way
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Sunday April 22, 2018
Sunday April 29, 2018

Visit with other needlecrafters while working on your latest project.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 141  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Read to Me in French
Monday April 23 - Monday May 14, 2018  |  3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way
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Monday April 23, 2018
Monday April 30, 2018
Monday May 7, 2018
Monday May 14, 2018

Join Brittany for stories and songs in French. This program is for children 5-9 years. Free drop in.

Contact:  250-563-9251  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
Double Digits (10-12 yrs.)
Wednesday April 25 - Wednesday May 16, 2018  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
Wednesday May 2, 2018
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Bring your 10-12 year old to meet other Double Digits while enjoying different activities each week.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 108  |  ask@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
MS Month Flag Raising
Tuesday May 1, 2018  |  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Prince George City Hall

Come join us as we raise the MS Flag to kick off MS Month in Canada.

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Walk With Your Doc
Sunday May 6, 2018  |  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kiwanis Bandshell at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park, 17th & Taylor Avenue

Why do doctors want to walk with patients? Because it’s the best prescription for health they can give you! This community event invites patients and families to walk along side local doctors to promote healthy, active living. Participants will receive a free pedometer to monitor steps.

Our last walk in 2016 had 120 participants taking a total of 378,009 steps on a beautiful sunny day. Let's see if we can beat that this year!!

Meet us at the Kiwanis Bandshell for registration and a quick stretch before getting started at 11:00 am.

Sign up at www.walkwithyourdoc.ca

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Sunday May 6, 2018  |  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Canada Games Plaza

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is more than just a day; it’s a movement to inspire and involve kids and parents throughout Canada in fun, easy ways to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
This year, thousands of kids and families will join us to discover how to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. Healthy Kids Day will host fun and healthy activities from many community partners, showing parents how to be healthier role models and kids how to be more active.
Join us in celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day, our national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids each Spring. This is a FREE event for everyone in the community, with lots of activities including face painting, inflatables, entertainment, and a magic show for the entire family.

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Basic Bike Maintenance
Saturday May 26, 2018  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bob Harkins Branch, Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way

Bring your bicycle to this hands-on workshop. Learn to change a tire and how to care for your two wheeled friend.

Contact:  250-563-9251 ext. 123  |  dsmith@pgpl.ca  |  Visit Website
2018 Prince George Relay For Life
Saturday June 9 - Sunday June 10, 2018  |  10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Exhibition Park, 1 Keller St
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Saturday June 9, 2018
Sunday June 10, 2018

EVERYONE WELCOME!!!

We invite you to be a part of the biggest and best Relay For Life in Canada June 9th & 10th in Prince George. Join people from all over BC, united by their passion to help those touched by cancer, for 24 hours you are sure to remember!!

Proudly Presented by Northland Auto Group & AutoCanada Cares

New Home, New Look
We are excited to welcome eveyone to our new home, Exhibition Park, on our new weekend, June 9th & 10th, 2018. You can expect a reinvigorated Relay, with a better layout, more activities, easier parking, bigger team spaces, and so much more. What will remain intact is the heart and sole of Relay, the inspirational atmosphere, and the passion that fuels us all to make a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer.

We invite you to help us build the next 25 years of the Prince George Relay For Life. Register Today www.relayforlife.ca/princegeorge Registration deadline is Friday May 25, 2018.

Contact:  250-640-7125  |  acassie@bc.cancer.ca  |  Visit Website

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