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Over 70 people helped clean up downtown Prince George for summer

‘People really enjoyed being able to contribute and be part of the day’
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The downtown summer clean-up took place on Friday, June 24 and had over 70 particpants.

Over 70 individuals came together to participate in a downtown summer clean-up day last week.

On Friday June, 24 Downtown Prince George as well as the agencies that comprise the Community Safety Hub came together for a summer clean up day, where managers, staff, clients, and peers from the various agencies spent the day cleaning selected areas in the downtown core.

The PG Native Friendship Centre, Northern Health, PG Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association, BC Schizophrenia Society PG Branch, City of PG Outreach, and the Downtown PG Clean Team all came out to participate.

“This was a fantastic day and an excellent way to roll out the welcome mat for citizens and visitors to enjoy our downtown as we head into the summer months. The diverse participation truly demonstrated the commitment to work together in building ownership and pride in our downtown. Many thanks to everyone!” said Colleen Van Mook, Executive Director of Downtown Prince George.

“It was great to be able to include our downtown citizens in the clean-up efforts, “said Sarah Brown, Supervisor with the City’s Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships.

She said 32 individuals signed up to help collect garbage through the City’s Peer Engagement Program which is funded by the Strengthening Communities’ Services grant and facilitated by Connective.

“People really enjoyed being able to contribute and be part of the day,” added Brown.

All participants were treated to a complimentary lunch prepared by the White Goose Bistro and served at Wood Innovation Square from their new shiny food truck.