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 vendors such as the Frozen Paddle, the Community Arts Council, the Exploration Place, Tourism Prince George, and the City of Prince George – a group of local organizations, creators, and small businesses that are bringing the smile so synonymous with Mr. PG to the whole community, right when we need it most.
Here’s how you can be involved in helping Mr. PG celebrate his big day:
Share the love on social media
- Share your selfies with Mr. PG on his official Instagram page (@therealMrPG) or use the hashtag #MrPG60 on other social media channels to be entered to win a special Mr. PG prize pack.
- Use the new Mr. PG Facebook filter on your profile picture or use the special Mr. PG camera frame to take a new photo with the birthday celebrant!
Show your artistic side
- Download the Mr. PG colouring page created by Erin Stagg – the Community Arts Council’s artist-in-residence – and share a picture of your finished artwork on social media.
Bring home some Mr. PG-themed items
- Purchase a limited-edition Mr. PG stuffie with a local, hand-knitted scarf from The Exploration Place. Visit their Facebook for details and to buy a stuffie!
- Place an order with one of the Prince George Farmers Market Association food vendors and you might be one of the lucky few to receive a special, local treat on May 8. View the full vendor list.
More information about Mr. PG’s Birthday is available on the City website at princegeorge.ca/mrpg
About the author: Kirstyn Wallace is the Marketing Coordinator at Tourism Prince George. A graduate of the College of New Caledonia’s Business Management Program, Kirstyn brings over six years of experience in marketing and communications to the team. Kirstyn has logged many hours exploring and travelling northern BC and has spent extensive time abroad in a variety of different countries.