OUR CANADA GAMES STORY
The Prince George Conference and Civic Centre & Canada Games Plaza had the honour of taking part in the magic of the 2015 Canada Winter Games as the host venues for Athlete Food Services, Poly Medical Services and as the central gathering place for daily and nightly entertainment activities. Though the excitement of the Games has come and gone, the legacy of the Games still lives on in our facility.
One of the many legacies remaining from the hosting of the Games was the installation of a permanent log cauldron. Canada Games Council provides the Games Host Society with a temporary cauldron that rotates between winter and summer Games. However, a regional company wanted to create a legacy piece that would serve as a constant reminder of hosting the country’s largest multi-sporting and cultural event while at the same time paying tribute to the regions significant forestry industry.
LIGHTING OF THE CAULDRON AT CANADA GAMES PLAZA
The log cauldron was provided by Pioneer Log Homes (Timber Kings) based in Williams Lake, BC through collaboration with the Games Host Society and the City of Prince George. With the games complete the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre has taken over operation and maintenance of the cauldron, located in Canada Games Plaza, as a permanent landmark and legacy to the hosting of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
REQUESTS TO LIGHT THE CAULDRON
Consideration will be given to requests in conjunction with an event taking place at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre or in Canada Games Plaza. To make a request to light the cauldron during an event, please contact the Event Coordinator or Facility Manager. Upon approval, the cauldron can be lit for a minimum of 4 hours and is subject to an operational fee and security costs.
Please note, the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre is unable to consider requests that are unrelated to booked events at either the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre or in Canada Games Plaza.