Category: Community Who Cares

Community Futures Consulting Grants for Women Entrepreneurs Program

Krystin Dubuc // Community Futures Fraser Fort George It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women in business. Across the country, and around the world, female entrepreneurs were more likely to lose contracts, lay off staff, or close their business as they were more likely to work in sectors that saw greater impacts such as retail, personal services, and arts and recreation. Women led businesses have also had a harder time recovering compared to male-led businesses and are still facing many of the same challenges that were present at the beginning of the pandemic. In response

#SupportPG this 2020 Holiday Season

Kirstyn Wallace // Tourism Prince George Glowing in the heart of Northern BC, Prince George is the largest city in the upper ⅘ of the province and is a bustling urban centre. To help make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve put together a quick 2020 guide full of local businesses and artisans you can find across the city. For those who deserve to be pampered Create something extra special with a handpicked basket of locally made goodies from Blissful Bubbles, Golden Rays Apothecary, and vendors from The Market Place and the Farmer’s Market. Or go with an easy win, and

Plaid Friday Returning on November 27th!

Colleen Van Mook // Downtown PG Calling all downtown shoppers and diners to Celebrate Plaid Friday with Downtown Prince George on November 27th! Plaid Friday started in Oakland California as a shop local campaign that encouraged friends and family to do their holiday shopping in a more leisurely way rather than the frenzy sometimes associated with Black Friday.  It has caught on in many communities all over North America and in Prince George we are celebrating our 5th Annual Plaid Friday campaign.  People ask, “So what’s with the plaid anyway?” Well, the plaid pattern represents weaving of the individual threads

The Climb for Cancer might look a little different – but it’s back!

Christina Doll For four years, the Climb for Cancer has been held at the Prince George cutbanks to raise money for the Kordyban Lodge, which provides affordable and compassionate care for Northern BC residents receiving treatment in Prince George, helping make the mountain they must climb when battling cancer a little easier to overcome. This year, COVID-19 temporarily postponed the fifth edition of the Climb for Cancer, but it has been re-imagined and is now happening on August 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. How the re-imagined Climb for Cancer will run The

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Ways to #ExploreBCNow this summer

Christina Doll // City of Prince George For many us, 2020 was going to be the year of exploration or relaxing vacations. Then COVID-19 hit and we were told to stay apart but stay connected. Fast-forward a few months since the March pandemic declaration and we’ve entered phase three of BC’s Restart Plan, which means we have the green light to travel within the province. If you normally trek across Canada or fly internationally for your summer vacation and are looking for some ideas on how to #ExploreBCNow, here are some ways you can safely be a tourist in Prince

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#ExploreBC this summer

Kirstyn Wallace // Tourism Prince George Taking a holiday is going to be more complicated this year, but that doesn’t have to ruin your vacation or spoil your summer plans. As British Columbians begin to explore our beautiful province, here are some tips and advice on how to plan and travel safely this summer and fall. Ask the experts The local Visitor Information Centre will be reopening their doors on July 1st. Not only does this mean visitors will have a ready resource to help them plan and navigate changes in travel – but locals can take advantage as well.

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Join the heart hunt

Kirstyn Wallace The original #heartsofpg campaign exploded across Prince George back in March and is now spreading love across the world with over 13,000 #aworldofhearts posts on Instagram alone! #heartsofpg was originally created by local Bailey Grose to encourage our community to come together, get outside and do something fun. To participate, simply put a heart in your window – colour them, paint them, print them and more! Then go outside, walk around and see how many you can find in your neighbourhood or across Prince George. A perfect activity for kids (and adults) of any age! Follow #heartsofpg on

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