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Mr. PG waving a new flag in joining #SupportPG campaign through COVID-19

Iconic mascot set to inform commuters about initiative to lift local businesses
Mr. PG Support PG flag - July 23, 2020
Mr. PG holding a #SupportPG flag as part of COVID-19 business recovery initiative. (via Support PG)

Mr. PG is now part of a city-wide campaign to help local businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 60-year-old mascot is now wielding a new flag depicting the Support PG initiative at the corner of Highways 97 and 16 as of today (July 23).

The campaign, established by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (PGCC), Tourism Prince George, and nine other community-based organizations, provides information to residents, as well as inter-provincial tourists and visitors, which businesses are open during COVID-19 and how they can be supported during an unprecedented time.

“What’s important to remember is every dollar that is spent here at a local business is kept here locally, whether that’s through the employment, through the purchasing of goods, the sponsoring of our kids’ sports teams and activities,” said PGCC CEO Todd Corrigall in an earlier interview with PrinceGeorgeMatters.

“When we get to these critical points when there’s less and less dollars and less and less shoppers, we need to make sure that we’re spending our money more wisely so that we’re ensuring the health and safety of our entire community over the long term.”

To mark Mr. PG's new flag, 20 free prize packs are being given away today consisting of gift cards and promotional items, including a pair of Mr. PG socks.

You can head to the Northern Lights Estate Winery, Madras Maple Cafe, Darling Deviance Wool Shop & Gifts, Sound Factory and Smokey J's to find them.

Recently, on July 15, Support PG also launched several ‘staycation’ packages to encourage local and regional travel and drive traffic to local businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic has altered summer plans.

The offers are as follows:

The Mid-Week Camping Pack for $125

Enjoy a fabulous two-night mid-week family staycation at Salmon Valley Campground. Upon your arrival, you will receive a Birch and Boar Camping pack and dessert from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Love is in the Air for $200

Enjoy a Wine Flight at the Northern Lights Estate Winery and a $50 NLEW Bistro Gift Certificate. After your romantic tasting at the winery enjoy a night away with your sweetheart at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Prince George and experience luxurious comfort in their newly renovated premiere king rooms.

Girls’ Night Out for $120 (That’s per person based on four people)

This one of kind experience offers a private table-side wine tasting hosted by a Northern Lights Estate Winery Guide. The tasting comes with a private table, a 20-minute wine tasting which includes four one-ounce wine samples and one six-ounce glass of wine to enjoy with an individually plated Ploughman Platter for each guest. After finishing your wine tasting wind down your evening with an overnight stay for four at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Prince George.

Romantic Weekend Getaway for $250 based on double occupancy

Enjoy a one night stay in a deluxe two queen guestroom and take in all the amenities the Prestige Treasure Cove Resort has to offer. Your stay includes a bottle of red or white wine, two individual boxes of chocolates, a dozen roses, and a complimentary 1 p.m. late check-out. To make the evening even more memorable, add two hours of luxurious limousine service

More information about Support PG can be found on its website

- with files from Hanna Petersen, PrinceGeorgeMatters