Global Meetings Day in Prince George

Prince George, BC- In support of leaders coming together for the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), Tourism Prince George and the Prince George Conference & Civic Centre (PGCCC) will be hosting a Champions Reception. The invite only event will take place on the evening of April 6th to coincide with GMID. The purpose of the Champions Reception is to acknowledge and celebrate those individuals who have chosen Prince George as their premier meetings & conventions destination host city, or who have provided services for all events.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize local meeting hosts and event planners that bring economic impact into the community in the form of meetings and conventions”, says Tourism Prince George CEO Erica Hummel. “We look forward to continuing the Champions Reception on a per annum basis.”

 

“Estimated economic impact for the city in 2016 directly related to meetings and conferences being held at the PGCCC was $8,534,209”, says Myles Tycholis, Manager of Events and Civic Centre. He continues, “Meetings and conferences promote tourism and additional spending from pre and post activities especially when delegates bring accompanying persons, spending totaling an estimated $3,544,875.” 

 

In addition to the Champions Reception, Tourism Prince George will be launching our HostPG Program on GMID. HostPG is an innovative sales and marketing initiative designed to identify and support local business leaders and academics in bringing their association or corporate meetings to Prince George.

 

If your organization is interested in hosting a meeting or conference in Prince George and you require further information please contact Shirly Prokopchuk meetings@tourismpg.com.

 

About Tourism Prince George:

Tourism Prince George (TPG) is a not-for-profit society created in January 2010 that is governed by tourism industry stakeholders through an appointed Board of Directors. A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors meaning that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without paying a membership fee.

 

Media Contact: Annie Doran

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Direct: 250.649.3211   Email: doran@tourismpg.com 

 

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2017 Sport Speaker Series

Tourism PG Launches SportPG Speaker Series 2.0 to Support and Grow Sport Hosting 

Prince George, BC – On the heels of two big sport event announcements, the 2019 World ParaNordic Championships and the 2022 BC Summer Games, Tourism Prince George is pleased to announce the return of the SportPG Speaker Series in 2017. 2016 was the launch of the series, which brought the sport community together for networking and learning opportunities on a variety of event-related topics.  It was hosted on four Tuesday evenings throughout 2016, and 101 people attended representing 40 different sport organizations.

This year, Tourism PG is taking a more collaborative approach to the series, giving attendees the opportunity to share their experiences and expertise with each other. “What we found is that there are a lot of experts in the room already,” says Leanne Schinkel, Manager of Sport & Event Development for Tourism PG. “So instead of having one of their peers stand up and tell them what they should do, we want to create more of a roundtable approach so people can learn from each other.”

 The sport speaker series will continue to be offered for free in the Kin 1 Lounge on Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm with a few light snacks. This year’s topics follow a chronological event structure (click on the links for more info and to register):

For details and to register, visit Sport Speaker Series.  

About Tourism Prince George:
Tourism Prince George
(TPG) is a not-for-profit society created in January 2010 that is governed by tourism industry stakeholders through an appointed Board of Directors. A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors meaning that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without paying a membership fee. Since its inception, Tourism Prince George strikes to promote sport as part of its tourism initiatives.

Media Contact:

Annie Doran

Marketing and Communications Manager

Direct: 250-649-3211    Email: doran@tourismpg.com  

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3% MRDT Approved for 2017

Increased hotel tax approved for Prince George

Prince George, BC- The City of Prince George in collaboration with Tourism Prince George’s application for the renewal and rate increase of the three per cent tax (increased from two per cent) on the purchase of accommodation within the City of Prince George under the Municipal and Regional District Tax Program has been approved.  The renewal and increase will take effect on July 1, 2017.

“Tourism Prince George is very pleased to announce that our MRDT application has been successful and we propose to use the funds to increase and attract higher profile sport events and meetings and conventions to the City,” says CEO Erica Hummel. The tax program is intended to contribute to an increase in local tourism revenue, visitation, and economic benefits.

“Council is pleased that Tourism Prince George will now be able to draw upon this increased resource to attract bigger, better, and even more events to our city,” says Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George. “A city’s ability to attract sport and event tourism is a vital piece of the local economy. We are pleased that Tourism PG has an increased capacity to do this important work and we thank them for their on-going efforts on behalf of our city.” 

About Tourism Prince George:

Tourism Prince George (TPG) is a not-for-profit society created in January 2010 that is governed by tourism industry stakeholders through an appointed Board of Directors. A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors meaning that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without paying a membership fee.

Media Contact: Annie Doran

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Direct: 250.649.3211   Email: doran@tourismpg.com 

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Prince George, BC- On January 14th, Canadians across the country will be celebrating the third annual CIBC National Ski Day. The CIBC National Ski Day has 17 participating resorts across the country taking part in this all-Canadian event.

From January 12th to 14th, Tabor Mountain Ski Resort in Prince George will be the only resort in Canada hosting a NorAm Cup Ski Cross event on National Ski Day. To celebrate the occasion, they will also be offering 50% off lift tickets. 

Tabor is no stranger to hosting this high-performance event, as it gained popularity with its innovative course design during the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Since then, the resort has hosted nearly a dozen NorAm events and was the first to bring events of this caliber to BC.

“We are excited to be the first and only resort to host a NorAm Cup on National Ski Day and to be working with Alpine Canada to promote Ski Cross nationwide,” said Mitch Thibault from his groomer while building the track for this week’s NorAm. “Ski Cross is a new sport that is on the rise and Tabor Mountain is committed to future development of the sport and its athletes.”

“Events like this encourage visitation to our city and generate a lot of economic impact,” says Tourism Prince George CEO, Erica Hummel. “The 2015 Canada Winter Games proved Tabor Mountain to be a world class venue. We hope to see interest in Tabor continue to build and eventually see it become an international training facility.”

The three-day event will feature over 100 competitors and take place entirely on Eta’s Course with the rest of the mountain open to the public. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer on the athletes. It is free to walk up and watch the excitement. Qualifiers begin at 11:00am and races begin at 1:00pm on January 12th through 14th.

Prince George hosts multiple summer ball tournaments.

The summer in Prince George has been busy on the pitcher’s mound! The city hosted three major ball tournaments between July 28th and August 20th, 2016. The events included the 2016 Canadian Native Fastball Championship which hosted 77 teams from across Canada, the 2016 World Baseball Challenge which hosted five teams from North America and Japan, and the 2016 PGYBA Midget AA Provincial Championship which hosted 10 teams from BC.  

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Tourism PG hosting a new event series for Sport Tourism- Sport PG Speaker Series.

 Continuing the momentum from the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Tourism Prince George is hosting a new event series aimed at further growing sport tourism in Prince George. The purpose of the SportPG Speaker Series, hosted on four Tuesday evenings throughout 2016, is to bring the sport community together for networking and learning opportunities. 

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Celebrate Prince George Summer Festival - Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

As the month of July comes to a close, the last of the Celebrate Prince George Summer Festival activities wrapped up with Zombie Fest at City Hall and the Sound of Summer, held at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. 

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Tourism Prince George announces its new website and destination brand video.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Tourism Prince George is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and destination brand video.

 The refreshed website combines our previous takeonpg.com website with the current www.tourismpg.com website for an updated look and feel.

“The launch of the new website and brand video are timely for the beginning of the busy visitor season,” says Tourism Prince George CEO Erica Hummel. 

A digital marketing campaign will kick off the promotion of the new website and video, driving consumers to our calendar of events page, and encourage visitors to leave their “takes.”

 Tourism Prince George recently hosted social media influencers @Miss604, @OutdoorInsider and @SeattleTallPopp who are working with @HikeBikeTravel, @FestivalSeekers and @SeattleMaven to drive more Prince George activity and event engagement on their popular social media channels, as well as the refreshed tourismpg.com website.

 The brand video produced by 6ixSigma can be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v71jRTif2Es

 To update your listing or to be added to our directory listings, please contact social@tourismpg.com.

 

About Tourism Prince George:
Tourism Prince George
(TPG) is a not-for-profit society created in January 2010 that is governed by tourism industry stakeholders through an appointed Board of Directors. A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors meaning that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without paying a membership fee.

 

Media Contact: Annie Doran

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Tourism Prince George

Direct: 250.649.3211   Email: doran@tourismpg.com

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