What the Media is saying:January 5, 2015
It's easy to take a trip back in time with the Prince George newspapers digitization project, found online on the Prince George Public Library's website at: http://www.pgnewspapers.lib.pg.bc.ca/ - Heritage Commission Chair, Jeff Elder explores this website in his Prince George Citizen article at http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/columnists/old-newspapers-a-glimpse-back-in-time-1.1704541
October 24, 2014
"City's first newspaperman a real character" by Jeff Elder takes a look back to see what life was like over a hundred years ago made possible thanks to the Prince George newspapers digitization project. Read the article on the Prince George Free Press by clicking here.
The City of Prince George is looking for feedback from residents on how they would like to celebrate the City's Centennial Anniversary in 2015.
The 100th Anniversary and EnhancePG committees have developed a new grant program to assist with new or existing events, festivals, and projects, which commemorate the past 100 years and look towards the city's future. EnhancePG is adjudicating the 100th Anniversary Grants, which can range from $250 to $3000, and will make recommendations to the centennial committee. The grant has a total of $25,000 in funding available from the City's 100th Anniversary budget, which was approved by Council.
Ideas that have already come forward include a soap box derby, heritage hikes, a time capsule, street festivals, and live music at Fort George Park.
The City has two grant application deadlines. Submissions are due by 4:30pm on:
- September 30, 2014 or
- January 30, 2015
100th Anniversary Grant information and Application Forms are available on the City's website (www.princegeorge.ca/cityhall/grants)or residents can call 250-561-7640 for further information.
January 24, 2014
"When the steel came - the arrival of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway" By Jeff Elder. Read more on the Grand Truck Pacific Railway arrival 100 years ago at the Prince George Free Press by clicking here.
March 6, 2013
"It's Prince George's party and the group in charge of organizing centennial events want to hear how the city should celebrate." For more on what the Prince George Citizen had to say click here.