It is a big night, Saturday night, for Allan Bristowe, Fausto Mauro, Tom Leboe, Charles Scott, Gary Frost, Dean Blanis, constable Gerry Walker, Jon Taylor, Myron Gordon, Todd Doherty, Bernie Boulanger and Norm Schmitz. These 12 are the contenders for this year’s Mr. PG title. They will enact their reign this weekend as Snow Daze activities really wind up to a fever pitch. In all there are over 50 Snow Days events to take part in. Here are some of the highlights.
February 7 to 9
Pick up entry forms at participating merchants for the Downtown Scavenger Hunt. Win $1,000 cash.
Family Y Travelling Teen Night arrives at KGV Elementary. Free games and activities for youth from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover charge.
A Seniors Crib Tournament happens at the Seniors Activity Centre (4th & Brunswick) at 1 p.m.
The Elks Club is the starting point for the annual Elks Poker Pub Run starting at 7 p.m. Must be 19+ to take part. Admission is $5 each. (Also runs February 9.)
Le Cercle des Canadiens Français opens their doors (17th & Fir) for their famous Maple Sugar Hut event from noon to 2 p.m.
The Mr. PG Pageant happens at the Civic Centre starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the grand event are $25 each at the Snow Daze office.
Snow Daze Country & Western Dance happens at the Hart Pioneer Centre at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 each at the door. Must be 19+ to attend.
The Royal Canadian Legion hosts the Snow Daze 8-Ball Tournament starting at 11 a.m. with a $5 entry fee.
A Lantern Making Workshop takes place at the Two Rivers Art Gallery at 2 p.m. followed by the Lantern Procession at 4 p.m. parading from the gallery to the Courthouse.
The Best Dressed Window Contest is judged starting at 11 a.m. Spruce up your storefront and call the Snow Daze office to enter.
A Junior Squash Tournament happens at the UNBC Fitness Centre starting at 9 a.m. It is free to enter. (Also runs February 10.)
All along George Street see the creative exploits of more than a dozen snow and ice sculptors. Vote for your favourite work of winter art.
The Roll-A-Dome is turned into a Kids Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with plenty of family activities and games, free of charge.
The Sixth Annual Snowman Building Contest winners are announced at the Kids Fair.
Snow Daze Appreciation Night is the big wrap-up event starting at 7 p.m. at the Elks Hall. Come and celebrate another great winter in Prince George, made a little warmer by Snow Daze.
There are many other Snow Daze events seniors bowling, the great restaurant servers race, colouring contests, karaoke contest, a singles dance, a craft fair, even a frozen t-shirt contest. For more information call the Snow Daze office at 564-3737 or visit their office at Eighth & Victoria.