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Community College Program

Discovery Community College from Campbell River is offering a Dual Certificate Program here in Prince George starting on August 22nd!! If you are interested in becoming a Personal Support and Mental Health Worker, contact Jazz or Geoffrey at 1-877-315-5241. Ask them about the Community Workforce Grant Offering. Thanks to Discovery College for opening up this opportunity to northern communities!!




The Grand Park Race

This ConnectPG event, The Grand Park Race, is going to be Super-Fun! Venture out and discover some of the amazing parks and community resources in Prince George at this free community-wide event! Gather together a team of four members and using clues, developed by Community Partners, you will unravel the course. There will be amazing prizes and fun to be had for everyone involved. During the race, teams will travel by bicycle, or car throughout the city limits discovering the local parks. Clues will lead you through this race. You will be required to complete challenges at each of the parks to earn your next clue. Teams have four hours to complete the race. Go to the link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-grand-park-race-2022-tickets-376792866607?aff=ebdssbdestsearch to register for this exciting event! Good luck!!




Community Market

Welcome to the Newest Community Market!!! The Nechako Public Market is in the process of reopening and will start as a pop up market outdoors on August 6th from 10am-3pm! If you have any questions or would like to participate as a vendor contact Margaret Jackson through email at livewellprincegeorge@gmail.com or by phone at 250-981-1256. See you at the market!!!




Open House

Active Support Against Poverty and Canadian Mental Health Association of Northern BC are thrilled to invite you to the open house for their new joint housing partnership at 1201 1st Avenue on Friday July 8th from 1pm-3pm!! Please come and join them for a tour of the building, discussions about services offered to residents, have some excellent snacks prepared by Two Rivers Catering and participate in the opening ceremonies. Please connect with Rebecca Crawford at rebeccac@cmhanorthernbc.ca if you are planning to attend!!




Canada Day

Volunteer Prince George will be in the park tomorrow, on July 1st, for Canada Day!! Come by our booth and check out the many volunteer opportunities in Prince George!! You can also enter your name into a draw for this lovely gift basket generously donated by Van Horlicks!! See you all in the park to celebrate Canada Day!! 🇨🇦

canada day basket



World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is Wednesday, June 15th and Mayor Lynn Hall will be reading the Proclamation and raising the flag in honour of this day @ 12:00 outside City Hall by the cenotaph. The Community Response Team would love to see as many folks out as possible in support of WEAAD!!
 
Also, on June 18th, in honour of WEAAD, the Prince George division of the Community Response Network will have a booth at the Q3 Community Market from 8:30 – 2:00 p.m. Come on down to meet the members and participate in a draw for a gift basket!!



Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Prince George is calling out for volunteers to help in our booth on Canada day at beautiful Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park!! Come help Volunteer Prince George support our community with volunteerism!! Call the office at 250-564-0224 or email info@volunteerpg.com for more information and to sign up!! Thank you!!




Fundraiser Event

Harwin Community is doing a Carnival Family Fun Day at Harwin Elementary School, 1193 Harper Street, on June 4th from 11am to 3pm. They are looking for 30 volunteers to help with the event!! If you are interested please call or text Aaron at 250-552-3279!!




Gallery Volunteer Opportunities

Two Rivers Gallery is pleased to offer volunteer opportunities and free T-shirts with Community Art Days and Creativity Camps over the summer!!!
 
Community Art Days:
On July 8th and 9th Two Rivers Gallery hosts a massive event in its space and also at the civic center plaza involving artists in residence, community partners, and local artists to provide moments of sharing, learning, and enjoyment.
 
The gallery also hosts a wide variety of art projects to be done during Community Arts Days which are all volunteer led. Volunteers are needed and will be trained by staff before the event opens at 10:00am for both days. There are two shifts with a break and a free lunch available to volunteers who stay the whole day.
Shift 1) 9:30am-1:00pm, Shift 2)1:00pm-4:30pm
 
Creativity Camps:
Every week from July 11th to September 2nd there are up to 20 youth from ages 6-14 engaged in art activities, walks to the park, and play time.
 
Camps are facilitated by gallery staff. Volunteers will be working one on one with children who need extra support while assisting with set up and cleaning of art supplies.
 
A maximum of two volunteers are needed for every day of the week to fill two shifts:
Shift 1) 10:00am-1:00pm assisting in morning art activities and lunch/free time, Shift 2) 1:00pm-4:00pm walk to the park as a group for play time and walk back for an afternoon art activity.
 
Volunteering for our summer camps offers meaningful interactions with youth and builds a strong sense of community. Volunteer experience is an asset to many of our temporary, part time, and full time positions. 3 of our staff began involvement with the gallery as volunteers as well as 2 of our 4 summer students. Two Rivers Gallery is grateful for all the community support that make our programs possible.
 
Contact Sebastian at 250-614-7800 to sign up for volunteering!!!



Volunteer Driver

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to join their Wheels of Hope team!! Share your desire to help people by transporting individuals, in the most need, to their cancer treatment appointments!! If you are interested, apply at: https://cancer.ca/en/get-involved/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer

Together we are bigger than cancer!