PGX Receives a Second Unexpected Gaming Grant
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 4:48 PM
By Christina Doll
Prince George, B.C.
The Prince George Exhibition has received an unexpected surprise courtesy of the Provincial Government.
The Province has delivered a $30-thousand cheque to the non-profit Agricultural and Historical Association.
PGX General Manager Terri McConnachie says the gaming grant money will be put to good use.
"Well we didn't know it was coming and we were very surprised and I was just looking at the zeros and thinking this is amazing and in the back of my mind is cooking all the places this is going to go and how much this is going to help."
Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell says the money tops up an earlier $70-thousand gaming grant.
"The Prince George Exhibition is celebrating its 100th anniversary. What better way to celebrate that than being able to top up their grant and provide them with an additional $30-thousand. That gives them a total of $100-thousand."
The funding comes after City Council denied a request by the PGX to have a $36-thousand loan forgiven.
The 100th annual PGX runs from August 8th to the 12th at the Prince George Exhibition Grounds.
Photo provided by the BC Liberal Government Caucus