In 2015, the city of Prince George turns 100, and the University of Northern British Columbia turns 25.
When February 2015 rolls around, Prince George will be celebrating these events as well as the arrival of the Canada Winter Games and the Coldsnap Music Festival.
I don’t know that there’s ever been such a convergence of events- or a better time to have outside eyes take a look at the city.
Since I work at CBC, I’ve been asked a few times about getting the very popular Jian Ghomeshi and his show “Q” to come visit for one of a handful of remote broadcasts they do every year.
We have extended an invitation and the team there has been gracious in fielding the requests and suggestions.
It can’t be easy for them- “Q” is huge now. They can sell out events in Chicago and New York and Montreal and I imagine they get dozens of requests for appearances every few months (likely more). So I appreciate they can’t just drop everything, and I totally understand if it doesn’t work out.
But in the meantime, there’s a movement underway to demonstrate just how much Prince George would like to have Jian and crew come celebrate in 2015. Find it at facebook.com/bringqtopg. If nothing else, it has lots of pictures of Mr. PG attempting to infiltrate CBC HQ in Toronto.
Oh, and it turns out Jian has been to Prince George once before, as well. And he liked it, so there’s that!