This in addition to four other ‘Illuminate the North’ tours being held across Northeast B.C., including Chetwynd, Pouce Coupe, Dawson Creek, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Tumbler Ridge and Mackenzie.
“The celebration features a leg of the 2015 Games Torch Relay, with local torchbearers, a live DJ, performance by indie rock band, Bright City Heights; Canada Games alumni and representatives, activities for all ages, and coverage of the event by Global B.C.,” Communications and Community Relations Officer for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Alyson Gourley-Cramer writes.
The following is list of ‘Illumination Events’ being held across the northern region; excluding the Fort St. John event, being held at Centennial Park, Saturday November 22 at 12:00 p.m.
When: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19
Where: Spirit Park and the Little Giant
When: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 20
When: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20
Where: City Hall and Encana Events Centre
When: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20
Where: District of Taylor Hall
When: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23
When: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 24
When: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 24
According to the 2015 Canada Winter Games, this is the largest event to ever be held in Prince George and northern B.C. – forecasted to generate an economic impact of over $90 million.
Athletes from 10 provinces and three territories will compete in 19 sporting events.
The games have been hosted in every province at least once since its inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967.