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4 ways mentoring helps in tough times: Applications now open for women entrepreneurs

Kaitlyn McConnell As the Mentoring Program Manager, I talk to a lot of women business owners. They tell me all the time, “I can only talk to my friends and family so much about my business.” These days, when your friends and family are dealing with their own stresses due to Covid, you might feel even more reluctant to share your business issues with them. Connecting with a mentor who is an established entrepreneur can provide that much-needed support – whether you’re struggling to make it through, or using this time to innovate in your business. At Women’s Enterprise Centre

Mr. PG colouring page created by artist Erin Stagg

Celebrate Mr. PG’s 60th birthday!

Kirstyn Wallace There’s no better symbol of Prince George’s community spirit than Mr. PG – so it’s only fitting that his birthday would become such a demonstration of that spirit in action. When the original plans for a birthday party at the site of Mr. PG were cancelled because of provincial health orders, various local organizations, artists, and entrepreneurs banded together to come up with new plans. The result is a variety of activities that can be enjoyed from home or by practicing physical distancing. The group of presenters now includes the Prince George Farmers Market Association and their food

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Avoid burnout while working from home

Kendall Robertson It’s hard to believe that May 1st is right around the corner. For many of us, the beginning of the “work from home period” started in mid-March as businesses around the city started to shut down their offices out of an abundance of caution. A lot of people we’ve heard from in recent weeks have reported feeling more tired than normal and even emotionally drained since starting to work from home. Did you know that burnout is possible even when you’re not at the office? Here are a few ways to stay healthy and avoid burnout while working

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Community Futures Business Resource Assistant: Helping you make sense of information overload

Krystin Dubuc Over the past few weeks, announcements of new supports for small business have become a daily occurrence. While designed to provide a lifeline during these uncertain times, the constant stream of information hitting our inboxes can create more questions than answers and has left small business owners with more questions while scratching their heads while trying to make sense of it all. As if owning and operating a business doesn’t come with enough tasks, the added task of sifting through information can lead most entrepreneurs feeling overwhelmed. As a small business resource centre, Community Futures Fraser Fort George


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

Moore's Meadow dog park

Explore Prince George’s trails

Kirstyn Wallace BC Parks recently closed all provincial parks across BC, but that shouldn’t deter you from getting some fresh air and exercise. Prince George is home to over 1,500 hectares of green space within the city and offers everything from riverwalks to forest trails. Need to exercise your dog? Please note that all off-leash fenced dog parks are currently closed. Moore’s Meadow and Ginter’s are open to the public and offer ample space for Fido to run free. Visit the City of Prince George’s website for a full list of trails. About the author: Kirstyn Wallace is the Marketing

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The Prince George Public Library goes virtual

Kirstyn Wallace Jump onto Facebook and follow along as Austin or Larissa host a weekly live Storytime session, or try a 30-minute storytime all told in French. Hands-on activities include Facebook Live kid crafts and virtual teen D&D sessions. Or if you have 10-12 year olds in your house, try a weekly Google Hangouts with friends and Teen Librarian, Chris. Storytime of Facebook Live | Tuesdays | 11am Double Digits on Google Hangouts | Tuesdays | 3pmClothing Crafts For Kids on Facebook Live | Wednesday | 11:30amRead to Me in French on Facebook Live | Thursdays | 11:30amIntro to D&D

Critter Convos at the Exploration Place

Virtual events with the Exploration Place

Kirstyn Wallace The Exploration Place museum is currently closed, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until you can visit again. Follow The Exploration Place on Facebook, as the staff bring the museum to life virtually from your device. Critter Convos Join head keeper Sabrina, Monday to Friday at 10am on Facebook Live for an interactive, up-close visit with the animals housed at The Exploration Place. Keep your kid’s learning active as you learn about the critters unique behaviour, habitats and personalities. What Does Chad Have Take a deep dive into the local history housed at The Exploration Place.

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