Prince George Live! to raise funds for the community

Posted on February 24, 2021

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Posted By Kendall Robertson

Mindy Stroet // Prince George Community Foundation

The Prince George Community Foundation is hosting “Prince George Live!” to boost community spirit while raising money to go back into the community in recognition of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. The event will feature local entertainers and artists and celebrate some community initiatives from the past year. Last year the Foundation granted over $850,000 back into the community and region but there is still work to do!  

What to expect from the event and how to donate

‘Prince George Live!’ will be broadcast to the public free of charge via CKPG-TV, online at www.pgcf.ca, and on Facebook Live on the Community Foundation’s website starting at 6 pm on Sunday February 28th, 2021. Entertainment includes Studio 720, comedian Mike McGuire, the Rick Stavely Band, and more. 

Tune into the broadcast to take in the full event and consider donating.  All donations will be matched up to $25,000 and will go to the Foundation’s Area of Greatest Need fund so even more support can be given back to the community. 

Prince George Live! supports local businesses

This event will also support local as the Foundation has partnered with Farmhouse Catering to provide an order-in dinner opportunity, which will see partial proceeds returning to the Foundation. They are providing a delivery and pick-up option for customers. 

The Foundation will also feature an online silent auction, starting February 22nd, 2021, where dozens of items from local businesses will be available for everyone to bid on. Viewers will have an opportunity to bid on the painting that will be done LIVE during the broadcast by Emily Holmes Artwork. This is another way in which the Foundation can support local.

Local sponsors supporting this fundraiser

In addition to the donation matching campaign, the event is made possible by a number of sponsors. Canadian Tire Prince George has come on board as the Title Partner for the event, while Wood Wheaton Supercentre stepped up to support as a Gold Partner, Scotiabank and Brownridge & Company Insurance are Silver Partners, ACME Parking Lot Maintenance and MNP have signed on as Bronze Sponsors and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group as the Broadcast Partner. The Foundation is so grateful for these sponsor’s support, but also invite other business or organizations to reach out if they too would like to sponsor, donate, or provide a silent auction item for the event.

This is sure to be an exciting event that you do not want to miss out on! Learn more by visiting the Prince George Community Foundation’s website at www.pgcf.ca    

About the author: Mindy Stroet is the Director of Development with the Prince George Community Foundation. The PG Community is endowment based – meaning initial donations are invested and the income earned annually is granted back into the community through the Foundation’s semi-annual grant cycle annually. Mindy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She enjoys spending time camping, cooking and skiing with her husband and three children.