Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris and Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond present funding to Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association president Alex Huber.

Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris and Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond present funding to Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association president Alex Huber.

PRINCE GEORGE – The Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association will host the B.C. Northern Exhibition August 18-21 at Exhibition Park with help from a $70,000 grant from the B.C. government.

“The B.C. Northern Exhibition is a summer highlight in our region,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “Fairs like these support our local farmers and give people of all ages the chance to have some good old-fashioned fun. Come down to the exhibition this summer.”

“As a lifelong Prince George resident, I have many fantastic memories of great family experiences at the Northern Exhibition,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Attending the exhibition is a family tradition for many northerners. Whether you enjoy the midway, livestock pens, logger sports or 4H activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Thanks to everyone who makes the BCNE a success every year.”

Entertainment includes draft horse and barrel racing, the annual 4H Auction which supports local agriculture, as well as shows and musical performances. The Home Arts and Horticulture divisions offer activities such as baking, woodworking and quilting.

This grant is awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture categories of the Community Gaming Grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at gaming.gov.bc.ca/.