If you’ve been following my previous blog posts you may remember that I am the proud father of two boys (and a third little one is on the way this fall). Ryan is six and Ian is one and I believe both boys are living well rounded and positive lives because of the opportunities they have in our community. I am proud to call Prince George home because it is a great place to live, work and raise a family.
A breath of fresh air
Prince George is situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’Enneh and it’s such beautiful land. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, one thing I love about Prince George is that I can head out my front door and be in the woods or at a lake within 30 minutes. Another great thing is the amount of outdoor space we have available in town. This past winter we tried to get outside as much as possible. Highlights included tobogganing at Rainbow Park and watching Ryan learn to skate at one of the outdoor rinks. I want to take a quick moment to thank all of the community volunteers whose time and energy make these rinks possible. It’s because of you that families like mine can create these memories.
Building community spirit
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Downtown Prince George, the City of Prince George and various other community non-profits host events throughout the year that bring the community together. You can’t beat live music, activities for kids and treats from local food trucks. These events attract thousands of local residents and help build community spirit. Since my last blog, I have taken the family to the Christmas Civic Light Up hosted by the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. It was a great way to kick off the holiday season. This past February we spent the afternoon at Downtown Winterfest. The boys spent time on the ice slides, dancing to the music of DJ Ant and tasting delicious s’mores in support of local charities. These are just a couple of the great community events offered throughout the year.
Furry friends are not left out
Prince George has some great spaces for your furry friends. I personally spend a lot of time at Ginter’s and Moore’s Meadow as they are both off leash dog parks. These spaces are not only great for the dogs but also great spaces to take a family walk. Other off leash dog parks include Duchess Park and at Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick Memorial Park. A few other places I would encourage you to check out are Cottonwood Island Park and Forests for the World. Please note that both Cottonwood Island and Forests for the World are on leash parks.
Lots coming up!
There are a lot of great events coming up over the next few months. Make sure to check out the Move Up Things to See and Do page or visit the Tourism Prince George Event Calendar. Make sure to tag your adventures with #MoveUpPG. As always, would love to connect. Feel free to reach out on Twitter and Instagram at @tiben12.
Until next time,