It's Prince George's party and the group in charge of organizing centennial events want to hear how the city should celebrate.
Today marks 98 years since the city was incorporated and the 100th anniversary committee wants residents to put their thinking caps on now that the big day is two years out.
"There's a wide variety of stuff that potentially could happen and we really are trying to get that input from the community," said Doug Hofstede, the committee's city staff liaison. "We're going to have a party, set the table, be good hosts but we want people to bring some gifts, perhaps."
Residents are invited to get into the festive spirit with a 98th birthday party at Exploration Place today from 3 to 6 p.m. During that three-hour period, there will be birthday cake and free admission to the museum.
"We want to create some excitement," said Coun. Murry Krause, one of two council representatives on the committee, along with Coun. Lyn Hall.
Tonight, Krause will address the delegates in town for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' board of directors meeting about the city's centennial.
"I'm going to give people a little bit of background," he said, "and encourage them to come back."
A centennial is about continuing to build community pride, added Krause, and there are already ideas being tossed around about having an official homecoming to draw former residents back to the city in 2015.
Ideas for centennial activities can span from things the community would like to see the committee organize, to pre-existing groups they can partner with, to community-led projects that the committee can help promote, Hofstede said.
By folding activities into existing programming will also help make the celebration more affordable and accessible for all who want to get involved, added Krause.
Committee members are also available for speaking engagements to community groups to gather plans and spread information about the centennial.
In the fall, the committee plans to report back to council with a slate of ideas and a budget for carrying them out.