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June 5, 2018, 11:11 am

Events to Mark Opening of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park Pavilion in Prince George

City of Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE - Visitors to Prince George’s premier park will soon have a beautiful new structure to enjoy thanks to a partnership between the City of Prince George and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. The City and Lheidli T’enneh are marking the unveiling of Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Pavilion with four days of activities and events, starting on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), and continuing through to Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24).

In addition to the Grand Opening, visitors are invited to the Pavilion to enjoy music, public art, theatre, and storytelling. Events will be appropriate for children and families, and aimed at fostering intercultural understanding and greater community pride. The event web page at www.pavilion2018.ca has a full itinerary.

The Pavilion is a tangible expression of the partnership between the City and the Lheidli T’enneh and the creation of the structure itself, from concept to completion, involved a partnership.

In 2015, the City of Prince George changed the name of Fort George Park to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park to acknowledge Lheidli T’enneh traditional territory and the presence of a village that once existed in this area. The name change also indicated a modern relationship and committed partnership between the City and the Lheidli T’enneh.

The Pavilion is located at the centre of an area that is also popular with families, making it an ideal place for picnics, family gatherings, performances, and other events. The structure and landscaping are designed to enable these various activities and are a reflection of the landscape, including the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. In fact, Lheidli T’enneh means “People where the rivers flow together.”

Funding for the Pavilion came from the City, the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Province of BC, and Northern Development Initiative Trust.

Media contact:

Michael Kellett
Senior Communications Officer
City of Prince George
o: 250.614.7882 | c: 250.613.9087
michael.kellett@princegeorge.ca 

 

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