Fellow Prince George-ians,
I would like to start off by thanking you for all being so patriotic! I don’t think it’s any secret that we are incredibly lucky to live in the country we do. I, personally, am always trying to remember how fortunate I am to have grown up as a woman in Canada because there are very few places in the world where young women can say they’ve experienced so much equality, education and opportunity.
On Saturday, July 1st, you came out in droves to celebrate our nation. We celebrated local art, music, and entertainment and paid tribute to the history of Canada and its promising future. Although I was incredibly nervous, I was thrilled to be the event’s emcee from noon till three and get to have one-on-one chats with performers. Some of them had come to Canada from the Ukraine, the Phillipeans, and Saudi Arabia. How incredible it is to live somewhere with so much diversity! Thousands of people came out to celebrate at L’heidle Tenneh memorial park, and it’s so exciting to me to see what PG is capable of as a community.
Prize Girl Ana and I had the chance to do one of our first big give-aways! Chieftain Auto Parts gave us a TON of goodies to give away, and it was super easy to enter. All you had to do was take a photo of yourself beside the Funchaser Jeep and post it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ChieftainFunchaser. Make sure to stay tuned for more contests like these in the future, I can’t say when they’ll be, but I can say there will be more!
In the spirit of Canada turning 150, there are still tons of activities happening around town, like BMO Kidz Art Dayz at the Two Rivers Art Gallery and Heatwave, the free outdoor summer concert series. I checked out Heatwave on Sunday and watched The Albas perform. Not only is it a great venue, but the atmosphere is great and there’s tons of seating. I’ll be emceeing the stage on Saturday evening for the wrap up, so make sure to check that out as well. Canada Games Plaza will be busy all week, and the full event lineup is posted on the Events page!
All I can say is, I am so proud to be Canadian, and to be a part of such a hardworking community!