Calendar of Events for Community Fund for Canada 150
In 2016 the City of Prince George and the Prince George Community Foundation joined together to apply for the Community Foundation of Canada's 150th Fund. This partnership created the Community Fund for Canada 150th, a one-time only granting stream of $50,000.00, focusing on the celebration of 150 years in Canada and in Prince George. This grant will be responsive to local priorities, connected to Canada's sesquicentennial and will foster a greater sense of belonging, inclusion and reconciliation in our community.
January 1, 2017-January 30, 2018-Volunteer Prince George! Embrace the 150 for 150 Challenge
Volunteer Prince George will encourage members of our community to go from being visitors to becoming engaged participants/volunteers at events and activities during Canada's 150th. This project will serve to motivate and inspire others to volunteer as well as renew volunteerism as a core value of Canadians regardless of income, age, ability, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
June 21, 2017 – Grand opening of First Nations Gallery
Exploration Place will be partnering with the Lheidli T'enneh Nation to present an exhibit focusing on Lheidli T'enneh culture. This exhibit wishes to honor the Lheidli T'enneh and their traditional territory while teaching visitors the importance of culture and history of the Lheidli T'enneh nation. The exhibits will reflect both the contemporary and historical demographics of the Prince George region and will make the collection accessible for all members of the community.
January 19-April 2, 2017-"And..": an Anniversary Exhibition"
Two Rivers Gallery will be presenting a 10-week long exhibition featuring work by BC artists addressing the 150th anniversary of confederation of Canada. The programming that accompanies the exhibition will include schools tours, family programs, and studio activities that inspires a greater understanding of our complex history and help us work together to forge a stronger tomorrow.
February 12, 2017-Canada 150 Snow & Ice Sculpture Celebration
Community Arts Council of Prince George & District and Downtown Prince George will be introducing a Canada 150 themed ice & snow sculpture as part of the Downtown Winter Carnival on Sunday February 12, 2017. This collaboration will invite thousands of residents and visitors to celebrate participate and reflect on the important milestone of Canada's 150th anniversary.
February 15th-October 9th, 2017-Parades of Patriotism: Celebrating Canada Since 1867
Huble Homestead Historic Site will be presenting the Parades of Patriotism exhibit which will explore why and how Canadians have historically celebrated Canada's confederation. This exhibit is intended to build residents' and visitors' understanding of our regional and national history by exploring how Prince George and Canadians as a whole marked this annual event over the years.
April 1-August 18, 2017-Adult Summer Reading Club
The Prince George Public Library has created an Adult Summer Reading Club which will explode six books that challenge ideas and perspectives on what it means to be Canadian. The project will include an event kick-off at the Canada Day Celebration in Prince George, B.C., where library staff will unveil six books and a limited edition library card, and aim to sign up 150 people for library card.
October 20-22, 2017-Prince George Young Canadian Music Festival
Community Arts Council of Prince George & District will be partnering with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra to present a unique three day event that combines local youth, professional musical instructors, performers along with the Prince George community in an extravaganza of musical education and performance opportunities. The event will conclude with a gala PGSO concert and will feature a major Canadian musical work that is created specifically for Canada's sesquicentennial.
November 1-15th, 2017-Canadian climbing and Mountain Culture Festival
The Prince George section of the Alpine Club of Canada (PGACC) has created a two-week festival which will be inclusive of all ages, abilities, and experience levels-introducing them to the wonders of mountain adventures that is welcoming to all walks of life. The Canadian Climbing and Mountain Culture Festival will celebrate Canada's mountain climbing heritage and culture while creating opportunities for all Northern BC to engage in the Canadian art, music, culture and food while visiting the Prince George community.