Celebrations to mark 60 years of iconic Mr. PG statue

Prince George icon turns 60

Mr. PG is turning 60 years old in 2020, and Prince George is ready to celebrate.

The city's mascot first appeared publicly on May 8, 1960, to welcome delegates to a Rotary International conference at the Simon Fraser Inn.

Since then, he has become a beloved icon and has appeared on parade floats, a phone booth, a Canada Post stamp and in countless photos from residents and visitors alike.

The city is currently working with Exploration Place and Tourism Prince George to increase awareness of the history of Mr. PG and present some activities to enhance civic pride while celebrating the mythical logman’s birthday.

Mr. PG’s likeness was trademarked in 1985 and, as a result, the city oversees graphic representations of Mr. PG and also maintains the site of the physical statue of Mr. PG at the intersection of Highways 16 and 97.

Two main events are planned to mark Mr. PG’s birthday: a May 8 celebration with food trucks at the site of Mr. PG, and a May 9 scavenger hunt in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park featuring Mr. PG-related items.

In addition to these events, Mr. PG will be featured in numerous other local activities.

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