Steampunk event cancelled

Steam has been defeated by smoke - but only temporarily.

The steampunk event scheduled for today at the Railway & Forestry Museum (RFM) has been postponed. RFM general manager Kathy Carlson said the unhealthy air was not hospitable to a public outdoor celebration so a new date has been set. Steampunk will now be the theme of the day on Oct. 27.

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The museum will also be addressing the forest fires in another way. Carlson said evacuees were being treated to their facility this Sunday.

"While we do already offer free admission and train rides to evacuees, a couple of our members asked if we would host an event," she said. "These members have offered to donate to provide a hotdog lunch for evacuees, and another family put together loot bags for kids displaced by the wildfires."

The event is going to be this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non-evacuees are invited to attend as well. Admission and the barbecue lunch is by donation with proceeds used to purchase toys for kids displaced by the fires.

One of the city's most popular bands, Far From Linear, will be on hand as well.

"Come out for a free event with hot dogs and snacks, featuring the music of Far From Linear for all the amazing evacuees who have found themselves displaced in Prince George," said a statement issued by the alt-rock group.

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