The Prince George Northern Sports Centre Gets WorldHost Certified

Prince George, BC – May 3rd, 2013 - Tourism Prince George is pleased to announce that the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre has been recognized as a WorldHost certified facility. Over the past few months, staff has participated in a customer service training process to help make the location one of the first fitness facilities in British Columbia to receive the designation.

The Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre is a 145,150 square foot community facility that sits at the entrance of the UNBC campus. From general memberships to rental space for minor sport groups, to training opportunities for high-performance athletes, the NSC brings together the community in fitness and sport development. The facility recognizes the importance of excellent service, especially as it is a major host venue of the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games.

“We are really excited to have been able to move forward with this training opportunity. It develops the skill set of our staff and further enhances the experience that the numerous customers and visitors to our facility will have,” says Kevin Nowottnick, Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre Manager.

“It’s great to expand the number of WorldHost certified locations in Prince George. It’s important for the image of our community that we are able to put our best foot forward when visitors arrive,” says Sherry Powney, Manager of Visitor Services for Tourism Prince George.

WorldHost is an essential training program in the tourism and service industry: it is nationally and internationally renowned. WorldHost provides employees with the necessary tools to implement excellent customer service in a variety of circumstances. From creating positive first impressions to handling customer issues, the day-long course enhances community pride.

Tourism Prince George offers WorldHost training to all local businesses. For more information about the WorldHost program, visit If you are interested in registering yourself or your staff members for a session, please contact Sherry Powney, Manager of Visitor Services.


Kevin Nowottnick, Manager, Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre
(250) 960-5335

Sherry Powney, Manager of Visitor Services, Tourism Prince George
(250) 649-3217

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Prince George, BC – March 18, 2013 – As an extension of the #takeonPG campaign, Tourism Prince George will be hosting a community event at Tabor Mountain Ski Resort on Thursday, March 21st to feature #158 from Spring break is in full swing, but the winter conditions on the slopes are as good as they have been all season. 

Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to join Tourism Prince George and Olympic Champion Ashleigh McIvor for a fun day on the snow. Tabor Mountain Ski Resort is offering a special deal to all skiers and snowboarders: full day lift tickets will be priced at only $20. Tourism Prince George staff will be on hand with giveaways to engage with locals and encourage them to get involved with the #takeonPG campaign.

Ashleigh McIvor was the first ever gold medallist in women’s ski cross at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games held in Vancouver/Whistler. In addition to her Olympic title, Ashleigh has also taken the top spot at the World Championships and won a silver medal at the X Games. Thursday’s event will provide the chance for Ashleigh to take a test run down the newly constructed ski cross course that was built in advance of the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games. 

Tabor Mountain Ski Resort is conveniently located 15 minutes east of downtown Prince George. The mountain is open 10:00am-4:00pm every day during spring break to provide ample opportunity for exploring the more than 180 skiable acres. 


The iconic local mascot Mr. PG will be getting repairs.

Prince George, BC - September 11, 2012 - Tourism Prince George would like to announce that iconic local mascot Mr. PG will be temporarily disassembled this Thursday, September 13th in order to undergo a number of necessary repairs.

Upon his return in approximately four weeks’ time, Mr. PG will be relocated to his new home across Highway 16 West next to the Prince George Playhouse. This location will create ample parking space for visitors as they stop to meet and take photos with the historical figure for years to come.

Mr. PG is shown here as he is being prepared to be transported.

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