St Patrick's Day 2018 events in Prince George

St Patrick’s Day 2018

 St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and Prince George is ready to celebrate! Keep reading to learn about the 14 we’re most excited for, including a unique “brew-ski” at Caledonia Nordic Centre!

1. Brew-Ski: Caledonia Nordic and CrossRoads Brewing are hosting a “poker run” style Brew-Ski! Ski to five locations for beer tasters and a playing card in an effort to get the best poker hand and win the grand prize!

2. Kiss Me, I’m Irish – St Patrick’s Day Party with Rick Stavely: Dance the night away at Fore Bistro with live music from Rick Stavely and a variety of drink specials. Tickets are just $10.

3. Paddy’s Day: The Black Clover is ready to show off their Irish roots and welcomes everyone to join them. Get swag, win prizes, and enjoy live music from Dustin Keillor.

4. Shamrock Shaker 2018: Party in the Roll-A-Dome for an epic night of shenanigans, beer, and awesome music from DJ Darkness and Joe Latino.

5. Shamrock Shaker at Lambda Cabaret: Celebrate St Patty’s Day with Lambda Cabaret and enjoy some of the cheapest drinks in town and food available past midnight. Admission just $10 at the door.

6. St Patrick’s Day at Alibis: Party all night long (or at least from 7pm until 3am) at Alibis. They’re going green and you’re invited to join them!

7. St Patrick’s Day at Don Cherry’s: Join the party at Don Cherry’s! Enjoy Irish tunes, green beer, and good times all day long.

8. St Patrick’s Day at Nelly’s Pub: Everyone’s Irish on St Patrick’s Day and Nelly’s Pub invites you to join them. They’ll have green beer, Irish shots, Irish cocktails, and live music from Killbillies and DJ Dave. No cover.

9.St Patrick’s Day at The Westwood Pub: The Westwood Pub knows how to party and St Patrick’s Day is no different! They’ll be pouring green beer all day, featuring great food and drink specials, and giving away swag and prizes.

10. St Patrick’s Day Celebrations: The dance floor at Heartbreakers will be packed with Audio Union playing live all night long. There will be door prizes, costume prizes, and drink specials. Get your tickets at Alfredo’s Liquor Store.

11. St Patrick’s Day at Copper Pig BBQ: Come to the Copper Pig for a fun night filled with Irish inspired food, drink, and music. Live music will be performed by the Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band and The Statistics. No tickets. No cover. Just a great night of food and friends.

12. St Patrick’s Party at Sonar: Sonar will be serving up green beer, cheap drink specials, and delicious food. Dance to music from two different DJs on separate floors. Come dressed in your best green costume for your chance to win a prize. Tickets are $10 at the door.

13. St Patrick's Day at CrossRoads Brewing: Celebrate CrossRoads' first anniversary and St Patrick's Day all at once! Their enclosed heated patio will be open, live music starts at 3pm, new beers will be on tap, and there will be special St Patrick's Day Casks. 

14. St Patrick's Day at Nancy O's: There will be plenty of Guinness flowing at Nancy O's, complimented by a special Irish Food Menu, including Fish n' Chips. No cover.

Visit tourismpg.com/events/st-patty's-day to learn more  details (like times) about all these events.

No matter what you get up to this St Patty's day weekend, we hope you have lots of fun and stay safe!

On the tail end of February, on the heels of huge snowfalls, I took two local photographers from our Digital Ambassador program and broke trail at Goodsir Nature Park. The park is a favourite of mine because it is serene and unique. It is a privately owned all Canadian botanical park with a few miles of walking trails, a cabin and campgrounds, and two museums: one of Jim Good's Canadian travels and plant samples, and one dedicated to his second passion, music. Park access is by donation, and now that Jim is retired it is open year-round.

Inside the plant and travel museum and Goodsir Nature Park.

As I mentioned earlier, two Digital Ambassador joined me for this trip: Camille from Pop Media and Amandeep, a new CNC student. If you would like to join the Digital Ambassador program and get a heads-up on trips like this, subscribe to the Digital Ambassador newsletter here.

See Camille's short video about Goodsir Nature Park.

See the latest from #goodsirnaturepark on Instagram.

See a Google Map of Prince George area snowshoeing locations.

 

Photos in gallery (below) by Michael Stanyer and Amandeep Singh

For the People: Kym Gouchie and Northern Sky
Live at the PG Playhouse
With Special Guests Marcel Gagnon and Saltwater Hank

Kym Gouchie and Northern Sky will be performing at the Prince George Playhouse on March 16th, 2018. In coordination with Mad Loon Entertainment, 6ix Sigma Productions, and Russell A/V, this performance will be filmed and made into a live concert documentary film featuring 30-45 minutes of original music and exclusive interview content. Intended to be recorded in the same style as the legendary Live at Massey Hall series of recordings, this concert film will be a one of a kind project, not yet completed by any artist in Prince George.

 

Kym Gouchie’s band, Northern Sky, is comprised of Naomi Kavka, Danny Bell, Jeremy Pahl, Amy Blanding, and Corbin Spensley. This all-star lineup has been developing a sound with Kym that is both large and graceful. Five-part harmonies, strings, and thumping drums provide a beautiful soundscape behind Kym’s powerful voice and message.

The concert will also have the musical support of Juno-nominated recording artist Marcel Gagnon and esteemed local folk artist Saltwater Hank, rounding out the evening to include a full three sets of incredible music. A celebration of three local indigenous artists with nation-wide reach, this event is sure to bring the community together for an evening that won't soon be forgotten. 

Location: The Prince George Playhouse
Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20.00 + tax/service fee through Central Interior Tickets either online at https://tickets.centralinteriortickets.com/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent207.html. Or In Person at Handsome Cabin Boy Tattoo (1616 20 Ave).  

Artist BIOS:
Marcel Gagnon:
Born in Prince George, British Columbia, a member of the Lheidli T'enneh Band and the 16th of 20 children in his family. Gagnon was involved in music from his youth, playing for dances, weddings and private functions in central British Columbia, as well as for radio shows in Alberta and British Columbia. His career was interrupted by severe alcoholism, but after undertaking a recovery program, he recorded his breakthrough album Crazy Maker at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2001. The album was nominated for a Best Music of Aboriginal Canada award in the Juno Awards of 2002. He has produced two other albums.

In 1997, he graduated with a degree in addictions counselling. Acknowledging himself as a recovering alcoholic and a person affected by fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, Gagnon became a member of the Board of Directors of the Whitecrow Village FASD Society upon its inception in 2002. He has become a prominent advocate and counsellor for persons affected by the Canadian Indian residential school system.Currently, he is an elder of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation. He teaches spirituality, that "Man's struggle has always been dark against light. Positive versus negative. Our teaching is to recognize these two forces and which is the greater. The Medicine Man within, I refer to as Tsiyan/Grandfather. Bheni Hoolo is the darker force that wars within us. We (allow) that greater power within, Tsiyan, to help us to recognize and overcome Bheni Hoolo's influence." Gagnon is currently working with Indigenous youth in conflict with the law, presenting his program, "Awakening the Medicine Man Within," and performing music.

Saltwater Hank:
Saltwater Hank’s songs will take you on a journey from through the mountains of the Bulkley Valley to the Skeena, to the saltwater out west, down the coast and eastbound to the Kootenay’s. His stories are inspired by the people, the land and the water of the region he calls home.

Kym Gouchie:
One of Northern BC’s fastest growing recognizable Indigenous Artists, Kym Gouchie is fostering change through her music and art. Her voice can be heard around First Nations and woman’s issues, the Highway of Tears, Red Dress Campaign, using her music for reconciliation, education and awareness.

Kym Gouchie stories are woven together with threads of personal journeys which have taken her from personal tragedy to triumph and a testament to the human spirit. 

An artist with a social conscience, Kym has become a favorite among the music festival circuit with her debut album ‘Mountain of Youth’ (2014 release) which is emboldened with poignant, uplifting and inspirational lyrics. Her resonating tones of traditional first nations, folk, and country has captured the hearts from young to old and all walks of life. 

In August 2015, her single 'Sister Rain' reached #1 on the NCIFM National Aboriginal Top 40 Music Countdown and 'For The People' was selected to be included on the Truth & Reconciliation Compilation CD which was created to educate people about the Canadian Residential School experience.

Since the release of her second CD, ‘Northern Shining Star Woman’ in February 2017, Kym has been non-stop performing at Festivals such as ArtsWells;All Thing Art in Wells, BC Midsummer Music Festival in Smithers, BC World Music Festival in West Kelowna, BC, Hay Fever Festival in Grassy Plains and Robson Valley Music Festival in Dunster, BC. In 2015 she became a member of the Kh’astan Drummers in Prince George and is a sought after performer for Traditional Welcoming Ceremonies, School presentations and Cultural Gatherings. Kym also works with the Red Dress Campaign Society in Prince George and has composed the song ‘Cleansing the Highway’ which pays tribute to the murdered and missing women and girls along the Highway of Tears. This powerful song was a collaboration recorded in Toronto with the Dixon Hall Music School & in Prince George at the CFUR Radio Studio and became the final track on her latest album Northern Shining Star Woman.

An inspirational mother of four and Grandmother of nine, Kym is also a respected Elder of the Lheidli T’enneh and an Aboriginal advocate, spokeswoman and member of the Aboriginal School District Elders and Knowledge Keepers Committee in the Prince George region.

To round it all out – Kym is currently writing a one-woman play in collaboration with Michelle Thrush called ‘Her Blood Runs Through My Braids’ an expose in honouring her four Grandmothers and how their lives have taught and inspired her. Kym was raised among musicians. Inspired by her eclectic background and draws on the sometimes harsh realities of searching for her own identity as an Indigenous woman who was no stranger to adversity. Yet somehow her experiences are translated into lyrics that elevate our hearts.

A warrior of the light, Kym’s inspirational music lifts the soul beyond its fettered state along the quest of creating a better world with compassion, understanding and forgiveness, reminding us that we are all in this together.

Deep Roots Music with elements of folk, bluegrass and traditional indigenous music, stories and participatory songs with the complex instrumentation it takes to sound simply compelling." -Rae Spoon
Dinner at Betulla Burning during Sip Wine Festival.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and some celebrations are starting this weekend!
Keep reading to learn about four Valentine’s Day celebrations happening this weekend and three happening on Valentine’s Day.

 Happening this weekend:

  1. Heart for Hospice: This evening is a fundraiser for the Prince George Hospice Society. Enjoy an evening of delicious food and dancing with DJ Dave Mothus at the Columbus Community Centre. There will also be a photo booth, silent auction and $5 drinks.
    Tickets are $40 a person or $75 per couple. Call 250-563-2551 or stop by the Hospice Society Office (1506 Ferry Ave) for tickets. View the Facebook Event Page for more details.
    Date: Saturday, February 10. Doors open at 6pm and dinner is served at 7pm.

  2. Valentine’s Day Prime Rib Dinner and Dance: Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early and enjoy a prime rib dinner and dancing at the Hart Crown Banquet Hall. Door prizes will be given away every hour and Whisky Jack Studios is providing a photo booth.
    Tickets are $50 each or $40 each if you buy a table of eight. Call 778-281-3955 or email hcbh101@gmail.com for more information.
    Date: Saturday, February 10. Doors open at 6:00pm.

  3. Valentine’s  Brunch at Northern Lights Estate Winery: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a casual way by enjoying brunch together. Browse a gourmet menu and enjoy the scenic views of the Nechako River. Reservations aren’t required but are highly recommended. Call 250-564-1112 to make a reservation. Visit the Winery's website for more information.
    Date: Sunday, February 11.

  4. Valentine’s Dinner at Northern Lights Estate Winery: Enjoy a lovely meal from a special Valentine’s Day menu while overlooking the Nechako River. Reservations must be made in advance, call 250-564-1112 to save your table. Visit the Winery's website for more information.
    Date: Sunday, February 11 (or February 14). 

Happening on Valentine’s Day:

  1. Valentine’s Dinner at Northern Lights Estate Winery: Enjoy a lovely meal from a special Valentine’s Day menu while overlooking the Nechako River. Reservations must be made in advance, call 250-564-1112 to save your table. Visit the Winery's website for more information. 
    Date: February 14

  2.  Valentine’s Day Dinner at North 54: Chef Dean has created a Four Course Dinner with optional wine pairings to tantalize everyone’s tastebuds. The evening will showcase 12oz AAA Rib Eye Steaks and 8oz Ahi Tuna Steak. View the entire menu on their website. Dinner costs $75 per person. Wine pairings cost $25.
    Date: February 14

  3.  Party Night Fever – Valentine’s Day at Tandoori Nation Restaurant: Let loose during this party at Tandoori Nation. There will be dinner, games, prizes, dancing, and a DJ playing a mix of Punjabi, Hindi, and English songs. Tickets are $25 a person or $45 per couple.
    Date: Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00pm. 
Playing street hockey as a family.

It’s the Family Day weekend in British Columbia. With all this excessive snow that has been dumping on Prince George we are stoked to have an extra day off to enjoy it! Keep reading to learn about five special events happening this weekend for Family Day.

  1.   Downtown Winterfest: There’s SNOW much going on in downtown Prince George on Sunday between 11am and 4pm! Activities include snow and ice sculptures, ice slide, “There’s Smore Downtown” Contest (various teams compete to make the best version of a campfire s’more. Proceeds go to their chosen charity), Legion Winter Market, outdoor food court,  snow yoga, Cottonwood Express Minirail Train, fat bike demo, mini snow golf, and more!  Visit http://downtownpg.com for all the details.

  2.   Family Day at Ness Lake Bible Camp: Take in many free activities at Ness Lake Bible Camp from 9:30am to 4:30pm on Monday (Family Day). Go sledding, zip lining, play in the gym, rock climb, go on the Tarzan swing over the lake, make bannock over a campfire and more. Plus, they’ll be providing a free lunch! Visit their Facebook Event page for more information and to RSVP.

  3.  Family Day at the Hart Ski Hill: Don’t want to travel too far on the highways but still want to get some time on the hill? Bring your family to Hart Ski Hill for an affordable day – they’re offering 50% off lift passes and 50% off rentals! This sounds like the perfect time to teach your family how to ski or snowboard while saving money! The hill is open from 10am to 4pm and 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Family Day (February 12). Visit their Facebook Event page for more information.

  4.  Family Fun Day at Otway: Otway is ready to welcome all members of your family for a fun day on February 12! They are offering 50% off all family trail passes and rentals, 25% off a family introductory classic ski lesson (pre-register by Saturday, February 10), go for a Family Snowshoe Nature Tour and Games for $5 per family (plus rentals and trail passes). Please pre-register by Saturday. Enjoy a hot dog and hot chocolate lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm in the gravel pit by donation with proceeds going to the Food Bank.
    To pre-register, contact Carolyn by calling 250-564-3809 or email schoolski@caledonianordic.com. For more information, visit their website: https://www.caledonianordic.com

  5.  Prince George Cougars Paint the Ice: Join the Prince George Cougars for a special Family Day Game with the puck drop at 2pm. After the game, go onto the ice and paint it! Come back to the CN Centre on Tuesday (February 13) for a free public skate so you can skate on your creations and meet the Cougars! Visit their Facebook Event page for more information.

We encourage you to partake in some fun community events this weekend and we’re grateful that many organizations are making it affordable to do these activities with your family!

Visit tourismpg.com/events to see what else is happening in Prince George!

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We're planning and preparing for the 2018 official Prince George Visitor Guide and we want your business to be represented! Advertising opportunities are now available and provide great value for your business. There are a variety of ad sizes available, guaranteed to fit your needs and budget! Looking to save money while still being represented? Purchase a Directory Listing ($100 before October 20 and $115 after October 20) and receive a business directory and a map marker on our fold-out map. 

This year we are increasing the Guide by 16 pages - this guarantees thorough content and the potential for better ad placement. We will be printing and distributing 40,000 copies starting in January to ensure year-round circulation.

View our Media Kit to learn more and view prices, or email Anna Duff with questions.

 

Submission from Studio 2880

Remember the 1990s advertising slogan from a certain credit card company that read "membership has its privileges?" I've been thinking about that lately, as it's the time of year that many non-profit societies and arts organizations are embarking on membership and subscription renewal campaigns.

Anecdotally, I'm hearing that fewer and fewer people seem willing to spend a bit of money each year to take out memberships in these organizations - organizations that provide much value to communities and to society.

We hear it is much the same for organizations that sell season subscriptions. Even our Cougars - lead by an outstanding organization working hard to create a winning team and entertaining game experiences - appear to be feeling the pinch.

Conversely, in this age of instantaneous gratification and the culture of recreational shopping, it seems that memberships in big box stores and retail reward programs are growing.

Please don't think I am not understanding of the lure of paying a big box store an annual fee to enter their premises in order to hand over more money for their products. I get it. You pay money to save money. But I do wonder if this is just lowering the bar, not just by the obvious consequences of having to pay an additional fee for services that we used to take for granted but also as a reflection of our priorities in life.

In reality, the privilege of being part of a civilized society is, and always has been, about the privilege of participation.

In Prince George alone, we have quite literally hundreds of non-profit, membership-based societies that provide programs and services that are imperative to the growth - and survival - of our society. These range from organizations that support health initiatives, to those that enhance the lives of the underprivileged, right through to the arts, sports and cultural groups that enhance the quality of life for all.

And then there are the organizations who package tickets or programs into subscriptions.

As a subscriber to your local orchestra or theatre company, you not only get a price value by purchasing your tickets in advance, but you are (perhaps unknowingly) helping that non-profit arts organization make ends meet by infusing much-needed cash-flow support for the organization to do its best work.

At the Community Arts Council, our annual membership dues range from being free for youth, to $30 for adult individuals, $60 for organizations and $75 for businesses. Benefits of membership include access to advertising programs, free workshops, networking events and opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell works throughout the year.

If I could make one wish, it would be to see everyone take out one membership in a local non-profit organization this year. Because at the end of the day, membership is about belonging to a community of like-minded individuals sharing in impactful and memorable activities and the increased self-worth from knowing that you truly made a difference.

To learn more about joining the Community Arts Council and other local arts organizations, you can visit our website at www.studio2880.com.

Volunteer PG is another great resource to learn more about non-profit organizations that offer memberships. Their website is www.volunteerpg.com

And of course if you like to attend concerts and theatre, try to work a season subscription into your budget. You get the best prices, the seats of your choice, and the high esteem that comes with being a patron of the arts.

Written by
Sean Farrell
Executive Director of Prince George and District Community Arts Council

This article first appeared in the Prince George Citizen

Celebrate Canada Day in Prince George, BC.

Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations are just around the corner and we can’t wait to commemorate this special day!

Here is your go-to list of events happening in Prince George to celebrate:

 8:00am – 6:00pm Celebrate 150 Northern Hardware Prince George Canoe Race: Competitors will race down the Nechako and Fraser Rivers in canoes to the finish line at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. Cheer the paddlers on from either a bridge or riverside park, or wait for them at the finish line and join in the celebratory BBQ and live music.

 10:00am – 4:00pm Dominion Day on the Homestead:  Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday the old-fashioned way with Huble Homestead. Learn how pioneers in Canada, and this region, would have marked the first of July by browsing the Parades of Patriotism display, take part in pioneer games and races, contests, a special Canadian treasure hunt, crafts, enjoy live music, indulge in birthday cake and observe heritage demonstrations.

10:00am – 4:45pm Science Alliance BBQ: Science Camp leaders are cooking burgers on the BBQ and offering burgers, drinks, and popcorn in support of Science Alliance Summer Camps for kids. Funds raised will support the awesome science camp activities and field trips that are planned for the summer. 

10:00am - 3:00pm Free Admission to Waterslides at Esther's Inn: Esther's Inn is offering free admission for local children to enjoy their waterslides. Take a break from the outdoor festivities and cool down inside (children must be under 12 years old). Call 250-562-4131 for more information.

11:00am – 6:00pm Canada Day in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park: This is the city’s main celebration for Canada Day. Opening ceremonies begin at noon and include the serving of a 4’x8’ birthday cake. The mainstage will offer seven hours of non-stop performances, including a wide variety of culturally diverse entertainers. There will be vendors, ethnic food, crafts, and more available for the whole family to enjoy.
*Scroll to the bottom of the page for a complete schedule of activities at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

11:00am – 6:00pm Spike for Kids’ Sake – Beach Volleyball Tournament: Join Big Brothers Big Sisters in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park for a beach volleyball tournament to support local children. Cheer on the teams as they compete to be the best volleyball team in Prince George.

1:00pm (approximate) CP140 Aircraft flies over Prince George: As part of the Canada Day celebrations, a Royal Canadian Air Force CP140 Aircraft will fly over Prince George. The 419 tactical squadron will start at the Prince George Airport and fly towards the Fraser River then travel upstream and past Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.
*Please note the timing is approximate, you may want to arrive at the park early to ensure you don’t miss the plane.

3:00pm - late Special Canada 150 Menu at Kask: Explore Kask's $1.50 menu featuring mini cocktails, taster beers, and tacos. 

7:00pm – 10:30pm Canada 150 Heatwave –The French Connection, Andino Suns, Delhi 2 Dublin: Enjoy free, live music in Canada Games Plaza as part of this free eight-day music festival presented by Coldsnap. (There will be two concerts daily in Canada Games Plaza, one during the lunch hour and one in the evening until July 8).

11:00pm Canfor Canada Day Fireworks: Fireworks will be set off from Connaught Hill. View them in Canada Games Plaza following the Heatwave concert or from downtown Prince George.

Transit: All day on July 1 transit users can ride the bus for $1 or a donation of a non-perishable food item to the Salvation Army. Bus routes will run on a Sunday schedule, with extended service on Route 46 until 4:30pm. Routes 15, 88, and 89 will have extended late-night service ending at midnight.

*Schedule of events at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park

11:00am: Prince George Community Band
12:00pm: Opening Ceremonies
12:20pm: Birch Bark Messenger Canoe Presentation
12:35pm: Les Colons Biens – French Dancers
12:45pm: Zahirah Middle Eastern Belly Dancers
1:00pm: Ivan Paquette – old time acoustic guitar
1:15pm: South Pacific Dance Group
1:30pm: Philippine Cultural Dance Group
1:45pm: Khast’an Drum Group
2:00pm: North Star Belly Dance
2:15pm: Yalenka Ukrainian Dancers
2:30pm: Pow Wow Dancers
2:45pm: Thai Fire Poi Spinning (Chong)
3:00pm: Bollywood Dream Dancers
3:15pm: Raqqaset al Qamar – Dancers of the Moon
3:30pm:Pow Wow Dancers
3:45pm: Mexican Link
4:00pm: Samantha Doyle
4:15pm: Granville Johnson – Drumming
4:30pm: Dance Your Hart Out
4:45pm: Thai Fire Poi Spinning (Chong)
5:00pm: Bollywood Dream Dancers
5:30pm: Judy Russell’s Enchainement Dance Centre preview of Anne of Green Gables

Vendors in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park
Centre City Metis Society
Chinese Benevolent Association
Durga Mandir Hindu Charity
Greek Orthodox Community of PG
Northern BC Hindu Society
PG Chee Kong Tong Society
Yalenka Ukrainian Dancers Society
MHS Kid’s hot dog concession
BBBS Cookie Dough Mountains
Mapal Ice Cream and Donuts
Mountain Air Kettle Corn
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
The Gourmet Candyman

National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is Wednesday, June 21. Join us in Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park as we celebrate the culture of the First Nations and Metis people. On June 21 you can also mark the opening of a new permanent Lheidli T'enneh exhibit in The Exploration Place, a museum also located in Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park. See the image below for a complete stage schedule.

Father and Daughter Fishing at Eaglet Lake

Father's Day is quickly approaching and it's a great time to show your dad how much you appreciate him, below are a few unique ideas that you can only do in Prince George:

 1. Visit the 43rd Annual Show n’ Shine in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park from 10am – 4pm. This signature features hundreds of vehicles of all kinds, including classics, hot rods, motorcycles, exotic cars, and even occasional big trucks. This is the largest collection of exhibition-grade vehicles in Prince George. Last year’s event had the largest display ever, with 389 vehicles showcased on the lawn.  There will also be music, vendors, demonstrations, information booths, and more.

 

2. Treat your dad to delicious food: 
Fore Bistro & Patio
is having a special brunch featuring a delicious menu, including fresh smoked brisket, maple smoked bacon, crepes with flambéed fruit, beef ribs, Cajun chicken and more! Seating times are 10am and 11:30am. There will also be a putting challenge and every Hole In One or child will win a prize.
Call for reservations (250-596-5400). 

Visit Northern Lights Estate Winery for a Father’s Day picnic! They are offering complimentary wine tasting for Dad and lawn games. Frozen Paddle Ice Cream and Picnic Packages are available for purchase (or bring your own food and enjoy their wine).

 

3. Go fishing: Visit your favourite fishing spot together, or borrow our rods and tackle and visit a new place. Make a splash when you give him a gift by signing him up for a fly-fishing experience with Northern Outback Adventures. They offer everything from a heli-fishing adventure, to a day of trout fishing in the Prince George area (lunch included), or a casting lesson on either a single hand or spey casting on a double hand rod. Call 250-640-7699 for more information.

Photo Credit: Northern Outback Adventures

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