100 Mile House slides into winter games

Council opts for opportunity to showcase 100 Mile District

At its recent meeting, the District of 100 Mile House council approved $1,000 budget for participation in the 2015 Canada Winter Games to be held in Prince George, Feb. 13-March 1.

Mayor Mitch Campsall says the District’s involvement will entail having a presence in a Cariboo pavilion at the games to promote the local community to participants and spectators at the games.

“Any opportunity to showcase the District and the Cariboo region to Canada and the rest of the world is great. People will be coming from all across the country and this event will be televised all across the world.”

The pavilion will be based in a large trailer shared by Cariboo communities, including the District, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and any others that opt to get on board.

At the CRD’s Nov. 14 regular board meeting, area directors had supported in principle a proposal for it to cover $12,600 from General Administration funds, and forward the plan to member municipalities for them and the CRD to each cover $1,000 towards rental fees for the trailer.

Northern BC Tourism (NBCT) has also organized a Northern BC Plaza with space inside and outside of the Canada Games Plaza for communities and tourism stakeholders to show off their tourism experiences and assets.

Through its sponsorship of the games, NBCT secured this space for use by regions within the North Central Local Government Association, including the Cariboo pavilion trailer.


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