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					Issue #23                                                           September 13 - September 28 • 2008                                                                             thepulse.ca

 FEATURED                                                       PERFORMING ARTS                                                   Warm Up to Coldsnap Series -
                                                                                                                                  Maurice at Pizzarico's
   Cougars vs.                                                  Mark Perry at the Artspace » MUSIC                                » POP/ROCK, YOUTHS
                                                                     http://thepulse.ca/node/1150
     Seattle -                                                                                                                       http://thepulse.ca/node/1217
                                                                PRESENTED BY: BOOKS & CO
 Home Opener                                                       Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                  PRESENTED BY: PG FOLKFEST SOCIETY
                                                                                                                                     Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 9:00pm -

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                                                                EVENT DETAILS: Mark Perry was born ( Jan. 57)                        Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 11:00pm
                                                                and raised in Smithers, B.C., a beautiful small                   EVENT DETAILS: SATURDAY, SEPT 13TH THE BIG
                                                                community in Northwest British Columbia. One                      INDIE REVISITED PART 1,
                                                                channel tv meant finding other things to do.
                                                                Hockey and guitars ? Opposites perhaps, but a                     PIZZA RICO’S [help celebrate their big new space
                                                                love of both makes for an interesting life. School                with dance floor], 3RD AVE, PG, 9PM, $10
    Alice Cooper                                                bands and weekend bands and finally in the early                   MAURICE www.myspace.com/mauricemusicband.
            with                                                eighties, hitting the road to play throughout B.C.                com with Matt Robinson as special guest opening
                                                                and Alberta. As an evolving process, he began to                  artist.
       Econoline                                                focus more on writing and performing original                     Hailing from Victoria, B.C., the five man ensemble
           Crush                                                material.                                                         known as Maurice produces an alternative form
                                                                The Smithers folk festival and coffee house scene                  of indie rock that is sometimes tinged with jazz
                         3                                      were welcoming and with that as a base he
                                                                performed from Prince George to Prince Rupert .
                                                                                                                                  influences and at others by a more art house feel.
                                                                                                                                  Maurice lays down complex rhythms overlain
                                                                In 1990 he worked on the first of his 2 albums with                with stark vocals and spare, sometimes hypnotic
                                                                Roy Forbes. The album “ Dreams of the Highway                     instrumental breaks. Maurice is due to release
      Downtown                                                  “ earned him a nomination for roots traditional                   a highly anticipated first album on Warner/143
     Community                                                  album at the West coast music awards.                             Records and is currently embarking on their
                                                                                                                                  second extensive tour of western Canada. Their
          Rally                                                 Mark has played at Vancouver, Powell River,
                                                                Courtney, Tlell, at numerous music festivals and                  passionate commitment to their music will
                                                                                                                                  delight audiences everywhere.Maurice shared the
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                                                                venues. He’s opened for Connie Kaldor all over
                                                                Western Canada and continues to play from                         Coldsnap 2008 Big Indie night bill last January
                                                                Calgary to Victoria performing songs with a small                 with Said the Whale,
                                                                town slant.                                                       Dan Mangan, Cara Luft and Liz Beattie.
                                                                A hockey game on a frozen lake, dying towns                       VENUE: Pizza Ricos • 3rd Avenue Prince George | ADMISSION:
                                                                                                                                  $10.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Books and Company •
 INDEX                                                          and towns being born, a railroaders last trip,
                                                                                                                                  3rd Ave Prince George • 250 563 6637 | ENJOY THE VIDEO
                                                                characters, painters, laughs and tragedies are                    | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Jo beattie •
 Performing Arts ... 1          Outdoor ............... 7       sketched out in his songs.                                        jocalico@telus.net
 Sports .................. 4    Leisure and                     Mark will be taking his act on the road once again
                                Games ................. 8       to play at the Artspace. You won't want to miss
 Film ..................... 5
                                                                this one!!
                                                                                                                                  Montage at Nelly's Pub
                                Other ................... 8                                                                       » MUSIC, ADULTS (19+)
 Visual Arts ........... 6
                                                                VENUE: The Artspace • 1685 3rd Avenue | ADMISSION:
                                Press Releases.....11                                                                                http://thepulse.ca/node/1281
 Literature ............ 6                                      $15.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Books & Co • 1685 3rd
                                Events by Day ......13          Avenue • 250-563-6637 • http://www.booksandcompany.ca
                                                                                                                                  PRESENTED BY: SCOTT LA POINTE
 Lectures/                                                      • cafevoltaire@shaw.ca
 Presentations ...... 6                                                                                                             Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 9:30pm
 Social Events ........ 6                                                                                                         EVENT DETAILS: Enjoy an evening of classic rock
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music and be sure to get your dancing shoes on!         $25.00 • $30.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Studio 2880, Meow
                                                        records • (250) 564-meow(6369) | ENJOY THE VIDEO | FOR
                                                                                                                      The Johnny Ferreira Swing Band
VENUE: Nelly's Pub, Northwood Motor Inn • 2280 Hart                                                                   » BLUES, ADULTS (19+)
                                                        MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Prazma Entertaiment
Hwy • Click to see a map | ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE
                                                        • sasa@prazma.ca                                                  http://thepulse.ca/node/1185
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 250-563-0456
                                                                                                                      PRESENTED BY: THE BLUES UNDERGROUND
Free Metal Show                                         Sweet Adelines Guest Nights                                      Friday, September 19, 2008 - 7:00pm -
» HARD ROCK/METAL, ADULTS (19+)                         » CHORAL                                                         Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 12:00am
                                                            http://thepulse.ca/node/1233                                 Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 7:00pm -
   http://thepulse.ca/node/1290                                                                                          Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
PRESENTED BY: THE GENERATOR                             PRESENTED BY: SWEET ADELINES                                  EVENT DETAILS: Rock & Roll Saxophonist" Johnny
  Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:00pm                      Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 7:30pm                       Ferreira and his Band.
EVENT DETAILS: Free Metal Show featuring The               Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 7:30pm
                                                                                                                      You'll get to hear one of the best in the world of
Hellsmen and Gabow.                                     EVENT DETAILS: As they begin their new season,
                                                                                                                      rock & roll / rhythm & blues saxophone.
                                                        White Spruce City Chorus chapter of Sweet
www.myspace.com/officialhellsmen                          Adelines is inviting women singers of all ages                Johnny was the featured Sax player for Colin James
www.myspace.com/gabowbc                                 to try out a'capella barbershop harmony. Guest                in his Little Big Band days.
VENUE: The Generator | ADMISSION: FREE                  Nights 2008, a series of singing evenings, will be            Lindsay Mitchell (A Founding Member of the
                                                        held each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 9 to                Classic Rock Band Prism) will be playing lead guitar
                                                        30th in the multipurpose room at Studio 2880.                 in the band.
Cryptopsy/Origin/Last Felony with                       Sweet Adelines, a non-profit organization, has
Deadriver Wasteland                                     been singing its unique style of entertainment at
                                                                                                                      Horn Player Of The Year (Toronto Blues
» HARD ROCK/METAL                                       community events for 27 years.                                Society)
   http://thepulse.ca/node/1204                         Annual dues from members help provide funds for               Saxophonist Of The Year (West Coast Blues Review)
PRESENTED BY: PRAZMA ENTERTAINMENT                      rehearsal rooms, music and coaching weekends.                 Best Live Act Of The Year (Real Blues Magazine)
   Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:00pm                 VENUE: Studio 2880 Multipurpose Room • 2880 15th Avenue       Ticket includes a great Buffett Dinner!
                                                        | ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
EVENT DETAILS: Prazma Entertainment Presents            CONTACT: Kathy or Melody • 250-563-5170 or 250-962-7209       You can reserve a table using the e-mail address
our 2nd Anniversary Show:                                                                                             on your ticket.
September 16th Tuesday @ Roll A Dome                                                                                  The Blues Underground Network is a very proud
                                                        Mamaguroove » POP/ROCK
Resurgence of the Empire Tour:                                                                                        supporter of The School District (No.57) Band
                                                            http://thepulse.ca/node/1298                              Programs. A portion of the profits from each and
CryptopsY (from Montreal, returning to PG for the
6th time!) - www.myspace.com/cryptopsy                  PRESENTED BY: MAMAGUROOVE                                     every concert / dance is donated to help develop
                                                          Thursday, September 19, 2008 - 9:00pm -                     young musicians in the Prince George area.
Origin (from Topeka, Kansas)
www.myspace.com/origin666                                 Friday, September 20, 2008 - 2:00am                         VENUE: Treasure Cove Casino Show Lounge | ADMISSION:
                                                        EVENT DETAILS: Come on down to Pizzarico's                    $25.00 • $30.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Books and Co or at
The Last Felony (from Montreal)                         downtown on 3rd. Great venue, great people and                The Treasure Cove Casino Guest Services | ENJOY THE VIDEO
www.myspace.com/thelastfelony                                                                                         | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: The Blues
                                                        they support live music! See you there, with djs              Underground • 250-964-3321 • bluespg@shaw.ca
Deadriver Wasteland (from Vancouver, formed in          and guest artists.
PG) - www.myspace.com/drwalmighty                       VENUE: Pizzarico's • 3rd Ave and Quebec Street | ADMISSION:
ALL AGES – where else in Western Canada will you        $2.00 | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
                                                        mamaguroove@yahoo.ca
get to see this show all ages? Only in PG!
EARLY SHOW, Door 6, DRW 6:30
Tickets are $25 ADV $30 DOS
VENUE: Roll A Dome • 2588 Recreation Pl | ADMISSION:                                                                                                         CONTINUED -->




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New Orleans North at The Artspace                       Frederick Schipicky, and Cantus Arcticus by Finnish          myspace)
» JAZZ                                                  composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. This will truly be           Other than that, it's pretty obvious that this show
                                                        a celebration of the North.                                  is going to be ridiculous, so make sure to come out
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1151
                                                        Adult - $32; Student/Senior - $28; Youth - $24               and rock out with some super rad bands! • $10 at
PRESENTED BY: BOOKS & CO                                VENUE: Vanier Hall • 2901 Griffiths Ave., Prince George, BC    the door
   Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 8:00pm                V2M 2S7 | ADMISSION: $32.00 • $28.00 • $24.00 | TICKETS      VENUE: The Art Space (Above Books & Co.) • 1685 3rd
EVENT DETAILS: Hurricane Katrina ravaged much           AVAILABLE AT: the PGSO Office or online • 2880 15th Avenue     Avenue • Click to see a map | ADMISSION: $10.00 | TICKETS
of the quaint, old, Southern city that gave birth       • (250) 562-0800 • http://www.pgso.com/music/172/            AVAILABLE AT: The ArtSpace - at the door, the night of
to America’s greatest artist gift to the world, New     pgso+store | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:            ENJOY THE VIDEO | FOR MORE INFORMATION
                                                        Prince George Symphony Orchestra • (250) 562-0800
Orleans Jazz. The blues, the joys and the stomps                                                                     PLEASE CONTACT: cera • 1-250-552-9664 •
so lovingly created by Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney                                                                     gprice@ckpg.bc.ca
Bechet, Joe King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and           Vincent by Leonard Nimoy - A One
others, are still bringing people together around       Man Play with Wayne Empey                                    Alice Cooper – Psycho-Drama Tour
the world in such diverse places London, Paris,         » THEATRE, MATURE CONTENT
Moscow, New York, Vancouver and Whitehorse.                                                                          2008 with Econoline Crush
                                                            http://thepulse.ca/node/1263                             » HARD ROCK/METAL
And it is this soul-soothing, spirit-lifting music
that has brought together the members of New            PRESENTED BY: TWO RIVERS GALLERY                                http://thepulse.ca/node/1304
Orleans North. Lloyd discovered Sidney Bechet               Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 8:00pm
by way of 78 rpm records on the dusty plains of         EVENT DETAILS: “Vincent” is a play about the                 PRESENTED BY: CN CENTRE
Saskatchewan eons ago, and brought this passion         life of one of the world’s best known and least                 Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 8:00pm
with him to the Pacific Coast.                           understood artists in history. It is Vincent van             EVENT DETAILS: The Legend of Shock Rock
                                                        Gogh’s story as told by his brother, Theo, the               returns to Canada with his biggest show in over
Meanwhile, in the remote Canadian North, Grant                                                                       2 decades… . Alice Cooper will be playing all his
Simpson was honing his skills as a stride pianist       only person to support Vincent through-out his
                                                        tumultuous life.                                             hits; “Schools Out”, “I’m 18”, “Billion Dollar Babies”,
in Whitehorse, Yukon. Lloyd and Grant met and                                                                        “Welcome to My Nightmare”, “No More Mr. Nice
the seed was planted that they wanted to play           VENUE: Two Rivers Gallery • 725 Civic Plaza | ADMISSION:
                                                                                                                     Guy” and many more.
together as often as possible.                          $15.00 • $12.50 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Two Rivers Gallery
                                                        • 725 Civic Plaza                                            General admission on the floor - ust be 19 years or
Trumpeter Bria Skonberg and drummer Graeme                                                                           older as alcohol will be available. All ages seating
Peters were added to the mix a little later - and                                                                    in bleachers.
when the circumstances are just right, guitarist        theset, The Graceful Mutiny, The
Don Ogilvie is a welcome addition to the group..        Perfect Trend, Cera                                          http://www.alicecooper.com
And thus, New Orleans North was born.                   » HARD ROCK/METAL                                            VENUE: CN Centre | ADMISSION: $49.50 | TICKETS AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                     AT: All Ticketmaster locations, including the CN Centre and
And just as we still cherish Bach, Mozart and              http://thepulse.ca/node/1261                              Studio 2880 • 250-614-9100 • http://www.ticketmaster.ca
Beethoven let us also remember Morton, Bechet           PRESENTED BY: CERA
and Armstrong and make sure that this wonderful
music does not perish from the earth.
                                                            Monday, September 22, 2008 - 7:00pm                      An Evening with The Beach Boys
                                                        EVENT DETAILS: theset - Victoria, BC                         » POP/ROCK
New Orleans North will be performing at the
                                                        http://www.myspace.com/thesetband                               http://thepulse.ca/node/1075
Artspace as part of a northern tour before they
continue on to Vancouver...and...eventually to          (theset's new cd will have only been out for 3 days          PRESENTED BY: CN CENTRE
China!! Be sure that you are in the audience for this   by the time of the show, be one of the first to grab
                                                        it!)                                                            Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:00pm
one!!                                                                                                                EVENT DETAILS: Happily for us all, The Beach Boys
VENUE: The Artspace • 1685 3rd Avenue | ADMISSION:      The Graceful Mutiny - Calgary, AB                            continue to create and perform with the same
$20.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Books & Co • 1685 3rd                                                                 bold imagination and style that marked their
Ave • 250-563-6637 • http://www.booksandcompany.ca •
                                                        http://www.myspace.com/thegracefulmutiny
cafevoltaire@shaw.ca                                    (If you haven't heard of these guys, click that link         explosive debut 40 years ago. Even more than The
                                                        RIGHT NOW!)                                                  Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music
                                                                                                                     the key to unfading youth—and they made copies
Northern Lights » MUSIC, CLASSICAL                      The Perfect Trend - Nanaimo, BC                              for everyone. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1019                        http://www.myspace.com/perfecttrend                          voted, “Good Vibrations”, the “Number One Song
                                                        (Awesome guys that know a thing or two about                 of the Century”.
PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA                                               rock and roll)                                               Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an
                                                        cera - Right Here, P.G., BC!                                 astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging
   Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 8:00pm                                                                             150 shows a year, ranging from the Winter
EVENT DETAILS: David Louie, who grew up in              http://www.myspace.com/cerarock                              Olympics to gala New Year’s celebrations and
Prince George, will come home to perform                                                                             special events worldwide.
                                                        (We're busy recording right now, so ideally we'll
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D, Opus 30.
                                                        have a cd by the time the show rolls around. In
Also on the programme will be Finlandia by Jean
                                                        the meantime, check out the video of us on our
Sibelius, Aurora Borealis by Canadian composer                                                                                                              CONTINUED -->
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Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.                      VENUE: Artspace, Prince George • 1685 3rd Ave Prince George   Over 3500 participants will compete in at least 23
                                                             above Books And Company | ADMISSION: $15.00 | TICKETS         sporting events over three days of competition.
Tickets: $47.50 to $57.50 (plus service charges)             AVAILABLE AT: Books And Company • 250 563 6637 | ENJOY        The 2008 BC Seniors Games will be organized by a
VENUE: CN Centre | ADMISSION: $57.50 • $47.50 | TICKETS      THE VIDEO | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Jo
AVAILABLE AT: all Ticketmaster locations, including the CN   Beattie • jocalico@telus.net                                  15-member volunteer Board of Directors and over
Centre and Studio 2880 • 250-614-9100                                                                                      1500 community volunteers.
http://www.ticketmaster.ca | FOR MORE                                                                                      http://www.bcseniorsgames.org/
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Glen Mikkelsen /                 8th Annual BC Rivers Day Music
                                                             Festival - Concert featuring JayDee                           The Prince George event website is http://www.
CN Centre • 250-561-7789                                                                                                   bcseniorsgamespg08.com.
                                                             Bixby » MUSIC
                                                                                                                           Schedule of Events
                                                                 http://thepulse.ca/node/1308
CFUR Fundraiser Ft. DJ SIAB and No                                                                                            Opening Ceremony: Wednesday September
Luck Club » HIP-HOP/RAP, ADULTS (19+)                        PRESENTED BY: BC RIVERS DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL                       10th, 2008 - 7:00pm in Kin 1
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1305                                Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 7:30pm                         Performance by Comedian Herb Dixon: Thursday
                                                             EVENT DETAILS: The opening concert at Vanier Hall                September 11th, 2008 - 9:00pm in Kin 1
PRESENTED BY: CFUR                                           will open with the Holly Arntzen & Kevin Wright                  Performance by Impersonator Tracey Bell: Friday
   Friday, September 26, 2008 - 8:00pm                       and the Voices Nature with Quinson Elementary                    September 12th, 2008 - 8:00pm in Kin 1
EVENT DETAILS: CFUR will be hosting a fundraiser             School Choir and will feature the 2007 Canadian                  Games Banquet: Friday September 12th, 2008
for our brilliant community radio station at The             Idol runner up JayDee Bixby. Tickets are available               - time TBA at Kin 2
Rum Jungle Featuring No Luck Club and Dj Siab.               through Ticketmaster - $20 Adults, $15 Students               Dance with live music by Blues Rock Band: Friday
Come out and dance your face off. Tickets go on               (12 and under) and Seniors (65+).                             September 12th 2008 following Tracey Bell
sale Friday September 12th, ten dollars available at         VENUE: Vanier Hall | ADMISSION: $20.00 • $15.00 | TICKETS     Seminars
the UNBC Bookstore and Meow Records downtown                 AVAILABLE AT: All Ticketmaster locations, including the
100-300 Brunswick.                                           CN Centre and Studio 2880 • 250-614-9100 • http://www.        The following seminars will be held in Kin 1 at the
                                                             ticketmaster.ca | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:        Games Village on Thursday September 11th, 2008:
VENUE: Rum Jungle • 1192 5th Avenue | ADMISSION: $10.00
                                                             Patti Gerhardi • (250) 998-4645 • info@riversdaymusic.org
| TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: UNBC Bookstore and Meow Records                                                                    • Canadian Hearing Care
• Meow - 100-300 Brunswick | FOR MORE INFORMATION                                                                          • Lifeline
PLEASE CONTACT: 250-960-7664 • stationmanager@cfur.ca        8th Annual BC Rivers Day Music                                • Falls Prevention presented by Prince George
                                                             Festival » MUSIC                                              Council of Seniors
Warm Up To Coldsnap Series - Dan                                                                                           • Medication Awareness presented by Prince
                                                                 http://thepulse.ca/node/1309                              George Council of Seniors
Mangan » POP/ROCK, ADULTS (19+)                                                                                            • Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect presented by
                                                             PRESENTED BY: BC RIVERS DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1218                                                                                           Glenda Brommeland from Community Policing
                                                                Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 12:00pm -
PRESENTED BY: PG FOLKFEST SOCIETY                               Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 5:00pm                        • Healthy Eating for Seniors presented by Prince
                                                             EVENT DETAILS: Enjoy a full day of great                      George Council of Seniors
   Friday, September 26, 2008 - 9:00pm -
                                                             entertainment at Fort George Park. Today's acts               • Safety in the Home
   Friday, September 26, 2008 - 11:00pm
                                                             include Legs N Wheels out of Quesnel, Cody Karey,             • Canadian Diabetes presented by the Canadian
EVENT DETAILS: Friday, September 26th The Big
                                                             Lakeside Ramblers. The main event is The First                Diabetes Association
Indie Revisited Part 2,
                                                             Nations Showcase featuring Bradford Star.                     • Line Dancing Lessons - Public and Participants
Artspace 9:30pm $15                                                                                                        welcome
                                                             Free admission.
DAN MANGAN www.myspace.com/danmangan                                                                                       VENUE: Various | ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE
                                                             VENUE: Fort George Park Bandshell | ADMISSION: FREE |         INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 250-564-2080 •
Staggeringly talented singer songwriter from                 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Patti Gerhardi •         bcsgpg@telus.net
Vancouver performs bringing with him his bass                (250) 998-4645 • info@riversdaymusic.org
player, JOHN WALSH, hometown Prince George
boy returning for one night only                                                                                           Spruce Kings vs. Quesnel
Since falling in love with music as a child,                 SPORTS                                                        Millionaires » HOCKEY
Vancouver folk artist Dan Mangan has become                  2008 BC Seniors Games » Sports                                    http://thepulse.ca/node/1291
a sublimely accomplished guitarist and writer
whose songs are mood pieces, creating whole                      http://thepulse.ca/node/1237                              PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS
worlds that are internally consistent, compelling            PRESENTED BY: BC SENIORS GAMES SOCIETY                           Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 7:00pm
and complete. His seductive vocals show off                                                                                 EVENT DETAILS: Come and cheer on the Prince
                                                                Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 7:00pm -
a compelling voice that is often brooding,                                                                                 George Spruce Kings as they take on the Quesnel
                                                                Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 8:00pm
sometimes sad, but always like warm honey                                                                                  Millionaires in exciting regular season action.
                                                             EVENT DETAILS: The BC Seniors Games provide an
sliding over fine gained sandpaper. Mangan has                                                                              Tickets for the game are available at the Spruce
                                                             opportunity for all BC seniors, age 55 and over,
won fans through touring the US, the UK and                                                                                Kings Office in the Coliseum.
                                                             to compete in an organized sport recreation,
Australia and is critically acclaimed for his pure           and cultural event that promotes fitness, mental               VENUE: Prince George Coliseum | ADMISSION: $10.00
professionalism.                                             stimulation, individual achievement, and                      • $8.00 • $5.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Spruce Kings
www.myspace.com/danmangan                                    community pride.                                                                                     CONTINUED -->
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Office in the Coliseum | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
CONTACT: Prince George Spruce Kings • 250-564-1747 •
                                                         | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Ticketmaster • 250-564-5585 •
                                                         http://www.ticketmaster.ca
                                                                                                                  Spruce Kings vs. Penticton Vees
marketing@sprucekings.bc.ca                                                                                       » HOCKEY
                                                                                                                     http://thepulse.ca/node/1293
                                                         Spruce Kings vs. Trail Smoke Eaters
Rated PG RollerGirls 2008-2009                           » HOCKEY                                                 PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS
Season Try Outs! » ROLLER DERBY                             http://thepulse.ca/node/1292                             Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 7:00pm
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1275                                                                                  EVENT DETAILS: Come and cheer on the Prince
                                                         PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS                 George Spruce Kings as they take on the Penticton
PRESENTED BY: RATED PG ROLLERGIRLS                          Friday, September 19, 2008 - 7:00pm                   Vees in exciting regular season action. Tickets for
   Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:00pm -               EVENT DETAILS: Come and cheer on the Prince              the game are available at the Spruce Kings Office
   Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 7:00pm -               George Spruce Kings as they take on the Trail            in the Coliseum.
EVENT DETAILS: It's time for try outs!                   Smoke Eaters in exciting regular season action.          VENUE: Prince George Coliseum | ADMISSION: $10.00
They will happen on the next two Thursdays:              Tickets for the game are available at the Spruce         • $8.00 • $5.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Spruce Kings
                                                         Kings Office in the Coliseum.                              Office in the Coliseum | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
September 18th & September 25th                                                                                   CONTACT: Prince George Spruce Kings • 250-564-1747 •
                                                         VENUE: Prince George Coliseum | ADMISSION: $10.00
Members can try out for $5                                                                                        marketing@sprucekings.bc.ca
                                                         • $8.00 • $5.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Spruce Kings
Non-Members can try out for $25 (this will also          Office in the Coliseum | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
purchase a membership)                                   CONTACT: Prince George Spruce Kings • 250-564-1747 •
                                                         marketing@sprucekings.bc.ca
                                                                                                                  FILM
You MUST have the protective gear for try outs:
elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, helmet, and                                                                  Rated PG RollerGirls Move Night!
mouth guard.                                             UNBC Alumni Homecoming -                                 » FILM - DOCUMENTARY
You MUST be 19+ by the time the season starts in
                                                         Basketball Games » BASKETBALL                                http://thepulse.ca/node/1294
January 2009.                                                http://thepulse.ca/node/1299                         PRESENTED BY: RATED PG ROLLERGIRLS & CINEMA
You also need to be familiar with the WFTDA              PRESENTED BY: UNBC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION                    CNC
Rules (http://www.wftda.com/official-rules/)                  Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 6:00pm -                  Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 6:30pm -
and the Rated PG RollerGirls Policy Manual (email           Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:00pm                   Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 11:30pm
ratedpgrollergirls@hotmail.com if you don't have         EVENT DETAILS: UNBC Northern Timberwolves                EVENT DETAILS: Rated PG RollerGirls with Cinema
a copy)                                                  vs. UNBC Alumni. Come cheer on your favourite            CNC present...
EVERYONE THAT TRIES OUT WILL BE ON A TEAM!               players! Free admission. Open to everyone! Bring         Two excellent documentaries:
                                                         your family and friends!
Teams you are trying out for are:                                                                                 "Girls Rock" (http://www.girlsrockmovie.com/
                                                         VENUE: Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre | ADMISSION:
The Damned Dolls                                                                                                  special/trailer)
                                                         FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 250-960-
The Killer Kittens                                       5750 • alumni@unbc.ca                                    and "Hell On Wheels" (http://www.
The Roll Ya Banditas                                                                                              hellonwheelsthemovie.com/trailer.htm)
PLEASE EMAIL RATEDPGROLLERGIRLS@HOTMAIL.                 Cougars vs. Seattle Thunderbirds                         Saturday, September 27th at CNC
COM TO TELL US WHICH OF THE 2 NIGHTS YOU WILL                                                                     doors at 6:30pm, movies at 7pm • $15 non-
                                                         » HOCKEY
BE TRYING OUT FOR.                                                                                                members • $10 for members
VENUE: Roll-A-Dome • Behind the Playhouse (corner of
                                                            http://thepulse.ca/node/1313
Hwy 16 & 97) | ADMISSION: $5.00 • $25.00 | FOR MORE                                                               tickets available at meow records or the door the
                                                         PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Bryndis • 250-564-6369 •                                                              night of.
ratedpgrollergirls@homail.com                               Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 7:00pm
                                                         EVENT DETAILS: Prince George Cougars face                or buy a membership the night of and get in free.
                                                         off against the Seattle Thunderbirds in regular           ONLY 100 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Cougars vs. Seattle Thunderbirds                         season action. Check out WHL Hockey! Individual          Movie Bios:
- Home Opener » HOCKEY                                   tickets are $17 for adults, $11.50 for students and
                                                         seniors and $10 for children. Tickets are available      Girls Rock!
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1312
                                                         at ticketmaster locations or by visiting www.            The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls is a place where
PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS                      ticketmaster.ca.                                         8-18 year olds come from all over the country
   Friday, September 19, 2008 - 7:00pm                   VENUE: CN Centre | ADMISSION: $17.00 • $11.50 • $10.00   to learn Rock DIY-style--forming bands, writing
EVENT DETAILS: Prince George Cougars face off             | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Ticketmaster • 250-564-5585 •    songs and building community, and “Girls Rock!” is
against the Seattle Thunderbirds in the first home        http://www.ticketmaster.ca                               the movie about their journey.
game of the season. Check out WHL Hockey!                                                                         The primary subjects of “Girls Rock!” are Laura, an
Individual tickets are $17 for adults, $11.50 for                                                                 articulate adopted Korean obsessed with death
students and seniors and $10 for children. Tickets                                                                metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth-
are available at ticketmaster locations or by                                                                     addiction, homelessness and gang activity; Palace,
visiting www.ticketmaster.ca.
VENUE: CN Centre | ADMISSION: $17.00 • $11.50 • $10.00                                                                                                 CONTINUED -->
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a sweet-seeming 8-year-old with a heavy metal            VENUE: Cinema CNC | ADMISSION: $15.00 • $10.00 • $20.00     & Co to give a slide-show presentation and sign
sneer, and Amelia, who's writing a 14-song cycle         | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Meow Records or the door • 100-     copies of her book 'British Columbia : Spirit of the
                                                         300 Brunswick Street | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
about her dog Pippi. Forming bands, writing songs                                                                    People'.
                                                         CONTACT: Bryndis • 250-564-6369 • ratedpgrollergirls@ho
and playing a gig in one week, these girls and                                                                       VENUE: Books & Co • 1685 3rd Avenue | ADMISSION: FREE |
                                                         mail.com
the rest of the camp engage in an experiment in                                                                      FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Books & Co • 250
empowerment that will leave no-one unchanged.                                                                        563-6637 • booksandco@shaw.ca
In meeting these four children, the filmmakers            VISUAL ARTS
discovered what many books and studies have
                                                         Write, For the Love of Art                                  Book Signing - Joe Marvici
already described—girls are struggling with                                                                          » BOOK SIGNING
a bewildering and heartbreaking array of                 » VISUAL ARTS, ADULTS (19+)
challenges to their self-image. Everything from                                                                         http://thepulse.ca/node/1310
                                                             http://thepulse.ca/node/1262
eating disorders to drugs to sexual harassment                                                                       PRESENTED BY: BOOKS & COMPANY
have made girlhood a virtual battlefield. The             PRESENTED BY: TWO RIVERS GALLERY
                                                                                                                        Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12:00pm -
filmmakers were happy to find in the camp a place             Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:00pm -
                                                                                                                        Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 5:00pm
where, in the words of former Camp Assistant                Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
                                                                                                                     EVENT DETAILS: Prince Rupert author Joe Marvici,
Director Jen Agosta, "it is 100% ok to be exactly        EVENT DETAILS: This 8 session class is a fun
                                                                                                                     a former Longworth resident, will be at Books &
who you are." What happens to the girls as               opportunity to explore how art objects may open
                                                                                                                     Company from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 for a book
they are given a temporary reprieve from being           up new avenues in your personal, creative or
                                                                                                                     signing session for his first book A Casa De Familia.
sexualized, analyzed and pressured to conform, is        professional writing. Take pleasure in and deepen
                                                                                                                     He will then be at Kumbayaz Native Arts from 3:30
truly exhilarating. The act of picking up a guitar       your appreciation of the vibrant relationship
                                                                                                                     to 5 p.m.
and making noise becomes a truly revolutionary           between words and images. Learn from others
                                                         through writing exercises and discussions. Suitable         VENUE: Books and Company and Kumbayaz Native Arts |
act.
                                                         for the curious and creative among us!                      ADMISSION: FREE
As the final performance for over 700 people
draws near, the girls are thrown into a paroxysm         Bring your own writing materials.
of excitement and self-discovery, achieving things       VENUE: Two Rivers Gallery • 725 Civic Plaza | ADMISSION:    LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
they never thought possible. Through video               $116.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Two Rivers Gallery • 250-
diaries, verite footage, revealing interviews, and       614-7800                                                    Caitlin Press Publisher Visits PG
issue-driven animations, filmgoers will transform                                                                     » SPEECH
right along with the girls.
                                                         LITERATURE                                                      http://thepulse.ca/node/1315
Hell On Wheels:                                                                                                      PRESENTED BY: FEDERATION OF BC WRITERS
2001: The birth of an all-girl roller derby revolution   Children's Storytime                                           Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 7:00pm -
begins in Austin, Texas.                                 » STORYTIME, CHILDREN                                          Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:00pm
Starting a revolution ain't an easy affair. After             http://thepulse.ca/node/1286                            EVENT DETAILS: Vici Johnstone, Caitlin Press's new
overcoming countless hurdles to organize, recruit                                                                    publisher is visiting Prince George. She will be
                                                         PRESENTED BY: BOOKS & CO                                    available to meet those interested in the writing/
and train, the rowdy rollergirls known as Bad
Girl, Good Woman (BGGW) enjoy a smashingly                  Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 10:00am                   publishing world on Saturday, September 20th at
successful first year, only to find a rift forming            Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:00am                   Books & Co from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Vici will
among the ranks of the 80 women. Polarized by               Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 10:00am                   give a short presentation about herself and her
issues of insurance, finances, and the direction          EVENT DETAILS: Every Saturday morning you can               vision for the press. Refreshments will be served.
the league should take, disenchanted skaters pull        bring your kids down for storytime. Barb Dean is
                                                                                                                     VENUE: Books & Company • 1685 3rd Avenue | ADMISSION:
together and collectively bring their grievances to      Prince George's children's book expert, and she             FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Hilary
management. Accusations fly, and emotions run             reads and sings with your children, giving you a            Crowley/Vivien Lougheed • 250-561-7099 • hcrowley@mag-
high as the two camps face off.                           chance to relax in our cafe or look through our             net.com or chickenbus@shaw.ca
                                                         selection of books & magazines.
Ultimately, 65 of 80 skaters walk and form their
own player-run league. Dealt a near fatal blow,
                                                         VENUE: Books and Company • 1685 3rd Avenue | ADMISSION:
                                                         FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Books and       SOCIAL EVENTS
management doesn’t give up. Instead, they recruit        Company • 250-563-6637 • booksandco@shaw.ca
and rebuild their league to rebound in dramatic                                                                      Country and Western Dance
fashion. What emerges from the near-disaster are                                                                     » SOCIAL DANCE, ADULTS (19+)
the Lonestar Rollergirls and the Texas Rollergirls.      Jean Barman Book Signing
                                                                                                                         http://thepulse.ca/node/1285
Both leagues pioneer a modern era of roller derby        » BOOK SIGNING
and inspire thousands of women across the US to             http://thepulse.ca/node/1224                             PRESENTED BY: HART PIONEER CENTRE
follow suit.                                                                                                         ASSOCIATION
                                                         PRESENTED BY: BOOKS & CO                                       Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 8:00pm
Shot over a four year period and utilizing both
                                                           Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 7:00pm                    EVENT DETAILS: Live band: Andy and Dave. $10 per
verite footage and interviews, Hell on Wheels
                                                         EVENT DETAILS: In celebration of BC's 150th                 ticket and lunch is included, everyone over 19 is
documents the creation of modern-era roller
                                                         anniversary, uthor Jean Barman will be at Books
derby’s first two leagues.
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welcome. Free pop for designated drivers.                     Friday, September 19, 2008 - 10:00pm                   email caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca
VENUE: Hart Pioneer Centre • 6986 Hart Highway |           EVENT DETAILS: An introduction to wine tasting,           VENUE: Meet behind city hall | ADMISSION: FREE
ADMISSION: $10.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: The door | FOR   UNBC's premier Inuit Art Collection, and the 2008
MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 250-962-6712              Alumni award recipients. Featuring UNBC alumna
                                                           and sommelier Robyn Bruneski. • $15 at the door;          Tabor Mountain » HIKING
Benefit Dance for Juanita                                   $10 if you purchase your ticket before Friday,                http://thepulse.ca/node/1208
                                                           September 12. Call 250-960-5750 to pay by phone
» SOCIAL DANCE, ADULTS (19+)                               or visit the UNBC Office of Advancement at the              PRESENTED BY: CALEDONIA RAMBLERS
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1284                           Prince George campus.                                        Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 7:30am -
                                                                                                                        Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 5:30pm
PRESENTED BY: SINGLES AND FRIENDS                          VENUE: UNBC - Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences
                                                           Centre | ADMISSION: $15.00 • $10.00 | FOR MORE            EVENT DETAILS: The Caledonia Ramblers will
   Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 9:00pm                   INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 250-960-5750 •                be leading an easy moderate hike to Tabor
EVENT DETAILS: Come out and support this                   alumni@unbc.ca                                            Mountain on Sunday September 14th. Meet in the
benefit and enjoy a great evening of dancing                                                                          parking lot behind city hall at 7:30 AM. For more
with music by Night Owl DJ. Includes door prizes                                                                     information contact Darryl at 564-8026 or email
and late night snack. Tickets $15 in advance at            Club Social Dance                                         caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers or $18 at door. For more         » SOCIAL DANCE, ADULTS (19+)                              VENUE: Meet behind city hall | ADMISSION: FREE
information please call Leanne at 250-564-8528 or              http://thepulse.ca/node/949
Val at 250-563-2990
VENUE: Moose Hall • Douglas Street | ADMISSION: $18.00 •
                                                           PRESENTED BY: DANCE NORTH                                 Edge Mountain » HIKING
$15.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Flowers, Flowers, Flowers      Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 8:00pm                      http://thepulse.ca/node/1209
and at the door | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:     EVENT DETAILS: Dance North – Club Social Dance
Leanne or Val • 250-564-8528 or 250-563-2990                                                                         PRESENTED BY: CALEDONIA RAMBLERS
                                                           Dance North (Ballroom Dance Club) is dedicated to
                                                           promoting Ballroom and social dancing in Prince              Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 7:30am -
                                                                                                                        Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 5:30pm
Épluchette de blé d'Inde / Corn                            George.
                                                                                                                     EVENT DETAILS: The Caledonia Ramblers will
Roast » SOCIAL EVENTS                                      “Feature Dances” and more casual “Club Socials”           be leading a moderate-strenuous hike to Edge
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1247                           planned throughout the year - Weekly drop-in              Mountain on Sunday September 14th. Meet in the
                                                           Tuesday and Friday nights at Judy Russell’s Dance         parking lot behind city hall at 7:30 AM. For more
PRESENTED BY: LE CERCLE DES CANADIENS                      Centre - (http://www.judyrussellpresents)                 information contact Darryl at 564-8026 or email
FRANÇAIS DE PRINCE GEORGE
                                                           Come dance with us, learn with us - be our guest          caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca
   Friday, September 19, 2008 - 12:00pm -                  or become a member - everybody welcome.                   VENUE: Meet behind city hall | ADMISSION: FREE
   Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:00pm                  emailus@dancenorth.ca
EVENT DETAILS: Come celebrate with us the 400th
anniversary of Québec city through our annual              Make dance a habit – it will change your life.            Ptarmigan Creek Overnight Hike
Corn Roast. On Friday Septembre the 19th we will           All social evenings - $5 drop-in fee – 8:00pm             » HIKING
have an historical exposition at 1752 Fir Street           – Judy Russell’s
                                                                                                                         http://thepulse.ca/node/1211
from 12pm to 7 pm and on Saturday Septembre                http://www.dancenorth.ca
the 20th at the Columbus Community Center, 7201                                                                      PRESENTED BY: CALEDONIA RAMBLERS
                                                           VENUE: Judy Russell's Dance Centre • 3540 Opie Cres |
Domano Blvd., from 4pm to 10 pm we will have               ADMISSION: $5.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Dance North •       Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 8:00am -
activities for the whole family, hey rides, supper         Drop-in - $5.00 • 250-563-6544 • http://www.dancenorth.      Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 5:30pm
and dance. Costumed contest.                               ca • emailus@dancenorth.ca | FOR MORE INFORMATION         EVENT DETAILS: The Caledonia Ramblers will be
VENUE: Beside Fort George Park / On the right hand side    PLEASE CONTACT: Jeff Mahaffey • 250-563-6544 •              leading a moderate-strenuous overnight hike to
of Domano Blvd, past Everything Foam • 1752 Fir Street     emailus@dancenorth.ca                                     Ptarmigan Creek on Saturday September 20th.
French Canadien Center / 7201 Domano Blvd. Columbus                                                                  Meet in the parking lot behind city hall at 8:00 AM.
Community Center | ADMISSION: $12.50 • $15.00 • $20.00
• $50.00 | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Le Cercle des Canadiens   OUTDOOR                                                   For more information contact Dave at 564-8887 or
                                                                                                                     email caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca
Français de Prince George, • 1752 Fir Street • 250-561-
2565 • cercle@netbistro.com | FOR MORE INFORMATION         Edge Mountain Overnight Hike                              VENUE: Meet behind city hall | ADMISSION: FREE
PLEASE CONTACT: Renée Trépanier • 250-561-2565 •           » HIKING
cercle@netbistro.com
                                                               http://thepulse.ca/node/1210                          Leprechaun Ridge Hike » HIKING
                                                           PRESENTED BY: CALEDONIA RAMBLERS                              http://thepulse.ca/node/1212
UNBC Alumni Homecoming - Wine
Tasting & Art Appreciation » SOCIAL                           Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 9:00am -                PRESENTED BY: CALEDONIA RAMBLERS
EVENTS                                                        Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 5:30pm                       Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 7:30am -
                                                           EVENT DETAILS: The Caledonia Ramblers will be                Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 5:30pm
   http://thepulse.ca/node/1297                            leading a moderate-strenuous overnight hike to            EVENT DETAILS: The Caledonia Ramblers will be
PRESENTED BY: UNBC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION                      Edge Mountain on Saturday September 13th. Meet            leading a moderate-strenuous hike to Leprechaun
  Friday, September 19, 2008 - 7:30pm -                    in the parking lot behind city hall at 9:00 AM. For
                                                           more information contact Darryl at 564-8026 or                                                  CONTINUED -->
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Ridge on Sunday September 21st. Meet in the                    EVENT DETAILS: The Prince George Farmers' Market            Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 3:00pm
parking lot behind city hall at 7:30 AM. For more              in its 13th season is one of the summer favourites       EVENT DETAILS: Need a car wash?
information contact Sheila at 562-6194 or email                of Downtown Prince George. The Farmers' Market           September 13th, 10am til 3pm.
caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca                                     offers a wonderful selection of locally grown
                                                               vegetables and herbs, in-season fruits, specialty        There will be a minimum donation: • $10 minimum
VENUE: Meet behind city hall | ADMISSION: FREE
                                                               meats, breads & baking, sweet and savoury                donation for cars • $5 minimum for bikes (motor,
                                                               preserves, soaps, plants and cut flowers, wood            and pedal)
LEISURE AND GAMES                                              crafts, art, clothing and jewellery.                     Heck, bring your bike even. If it has wheels, we can
                                                               Meet the Cougars at the Market!                          wash it.
“Go Green” Weekly Contest Sept.2-
                                                                                                                        We need your help raising money!
Oct.31 » LEISURE AND GAMES                                     The Farmers' Market invites the Cougars to meet
                                                               with their fans. Meet your favorite players, get         Princess Auto, 3330 Massey Drive, across from the
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1258
                                                               autographs, and pick up some Cougars shirts etc.         mall and such.
PRESENTED BY: COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA                         VENUE: Wilson Square (courthouse)                        VENUE: Princess Auto
LIBRARY                                                        Corner of George Street and 3rd Avenue |                 3330 Massey Drive | ADMISSION: $10.00 • $5.00 |
   Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 8:00am -                       ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION                   FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Bryndis
   Friday, October 31, 2008 - 1:00pm                           PLEASE CONTACT: Trisha Kadla • 250-964-1917 •            • 250-564-6369 • ratedpgrollergirls@homail.com
EVENT DETAILS: The College Library’s popular                   info@farmersmarketpg.ca
weekly word contest is on now, from Sept.
2-Oct. 31. This year’s theme is “Go Green!” Entry                                                                       The Terry Fox Run » FUND RAISING
forms are available in the Library and online,                 Giant Garage Sale » FAIR                                     http://thepulse.ca/node/1236
on our contests page (click on COLLEGE OF NEW                      http://thepulse.ca/node/1282
CALEDONIA LIBRARY above). Weekly prizes, open                                                                           PRESENTED BY: THE TERRY FOX RUN FOUNDATION
to students, employees and community members.                  PRESENTED BY: HART PIONEER CENTRE                            Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 10:00am -
Also check out the display inside the library, for “go         ASSOCIATION                                                  Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 2:00pm
green” books, examples of recycled products, and                 Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 9:00am -                EVENT DETAILS: Before Terry died, he knew that
an ideas wall, where you can post a note about                   Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 4:00pm                  an annual event would be held to commemorate
something you are doing this fall to go greener!               EVENT DETAILS: Something for everyone, Plants,           his Marathon of Hope. It would be called,
VENUE: College of New Caledonia Library • 3330 - 22nd          books, old records, misc items. Table rentals are        appropriately, The Terry Fox Run.
Ave. • Click to see a map | ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE         $10 each.                                                The first Terry Fox Run in 1981 attracted 300,000
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Kathy Plett / College of New       VENUE: Hart Pioneer Centre • 6986 Hart Highway |         participants across Canada and raised $3.5 million.
Caledonia Library • 250-562-2131 ext. 5298 • plett@cnc.bc.ca   ADMISSION: $10.00 • FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE   To date, more than $400 million has been raised
                                                               CONTACT: (250) 962-6712 or (250) 962-9834                worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name.
Chess Knights » CHESS                                                                                                   Each year, thousands of volunteers organize Terry
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1228                               PGSO Book Sale » FUND RAISING                            Fox Run events in Canada and around the world.
                                                                   http://thepulse.ca/node/1272                         In Canada, the annual Terry Fox Run is held
PRESENTED BY: BOOKS & CO
                                                               PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE SYMPHONY                     every September, usually on the second Sunday
   Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:30pm
                                                               ORCHESTRA                                                following Labour Day. In countries outside Canada,
   Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:30pm
                                                                                                                        the Run is organized at a time that is convenient
EVENT DETAILS: This is a weekly chance to                         Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 9:00am -
                                                                                                                        for organizers.
get together to play chess. No registration is                    Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 3:00pm
necessary....just show up to find a match. All skill            EVENT DETAILS: The Semi-annual PGSO Book Sale             The Run is a non-competitive event where people
levels are welcome.                                            is happening this Saturday September 13th 9-5            get together as individuals, families and groups
VENUE: Cafe Voltaire • 1685 3rd Avenue | ADMISSION: FREE       and Sunday September 14th 9-3. Come check out            to raise money in Terry’s name. It is a day of
| FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Marilyn • 250-          the wide slection of fiction, non-fiction and vinyl        celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep his
562-9580 • taijichuan@hotmail.com                              records. Sales are by donation, so come down, and        dream of a cure for cancer alive.
                                                               fill your library with new reading and listening          There is no entry fee and no prizes are awarded,
                                                               material!                                                although a certificate of appreciation is given
OTHER                                                          VENUE: The Jack Bryan Room - Studio 2880 • 2880 15th     when participants complete their journey. Run
Prince George Farmers' Market                                  Avenue, Prince George BC. V2M 1T1 | ADMISSION: FREE      locations are organized in large urban areas
                                                                                                                        attracting thousands of people and in small, rural
» OTHER                                                                                                                 communities where just about everybody knows
    http://thepulse.ca/node/996
                                                               Rated PG RollerGirls Car Wash!
                                                                                                                        each other. School events tend to be incorporated
                                                               » FUND RAISING                                           into the daily curriculum.
PRESENTED BY: PG FARMERS' MARKET
                                                                   http://thepulse.ca/node/1270                         As Terry said in 1980:
ASSOCIATION
  Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 8:30am -                      PRESENTED BY: RATED PG ROLLERGIRLS                       “If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the
  Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 2:00pm                          Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 10:00am -
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Marathon of Hope .”                                       3rd Annual Golf 'Fore' Literacy                           acclaimed journalist and author of a new book,
Family or Group Participation                             » FUND RAISING                                            In Cancerland, Living Well is the Best Revenge.
                                                                                                                    Znaimer, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in
The Terry Fox Foundation encourages the                       http://thepulse.ca/node/1296                          2006, was featured in the May edition of Reader's
participation of families and groups in the annual                                                                  Digest.
                                                          PRESENTED BY: PRINCE GEORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Terry Fox Run in your community. Your group
can be comprised of an unlimited number of                   Friday, September 19, 2008 - 9:00am                    Learn about what is going on in our community to
participants from a community organization, a             EVENT DETAILS: Join us on Friday, September 19 for        build awareness and raise much needed funds for
Dedication Team or a group of friends, family and/        our 3rd Annual Golf fore Literacy tournament at           breast cancer research, equipment and education.
or colleagues who want to participate in the Run          the Aberdeen Glen Golf Course. Your registration          The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation is
together. Participants can choose to participate at       fee is $340 for four people and includes an 18-hole       the recipient of all the proceeds raised from the
any of the 900 community Run sites across Canada,         “four person scramble” game, golf cart rental, and        silent auction. In addition to a silent auction and
so encourage nation-wide participation!                   dinner. A live auction will take place after dinner,      raffle, there will be a 50/50 draw; lots of door
                                                          with all proceeds going to the local library.             prizes; and to top off the evening - dancing till 1
Visit the website for pledge sheets and more:
                                                          Please remit your registration form and $340              am. Top Door Prize: Trip for Two to Orlando Florida
http://www.terryfoxrun.org                                payment by September 10, 2008 to the Bob                  - Value of $6,500. (subject to availability)
VENUE: Run begins at Four Seasons Pool • 7th Avenue       Harkins Branch. If you prefer to pay with Visa or
and Dominion Street | ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE
                                                                                                                    http://www.spiritofthenorth.bc.ca/events...
                                                          have any questions, please call Rachel Huston at
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: The Terry Fox Foundation                                                                VENUE: Prince George Civic Centre | ADMISSION: $60.00
                                                          (250) 563-9251 ext 128.                                   | TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Foundation Office | FOR MORE
Provincial Office • 1-888-836-9786 • bcyukon@terryfoxrun.
org                                                       http://www.lib.pg.bc.ca/events/golf                       INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Monica Peacock • 250-552-
                                                                                                                    4114 • mpeacock@thebrick.com
                                                          VENUE: Aberdeen Golf Course | ADMISSION: $340.00 | FOR
                                                          MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Rachel Huston • (250)
Paws for a Cause » FUND RAISING
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1289
                                                          563-9251 ext 128                                          The Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes
                                                                                                                    » FUND RAISING
PRESENTED BY: BC SPCA                                     Prince George Farmers' Market                                 http://thepulse.ca/node/1301
   Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 12:00pm                   » OTHER
EVENT DETAILS: SPCA Annual "Paws for a Cause"                                                                       PRESENTED BY: JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH
                                                              http://thepulse.ca/node/997                           FOUNDATION
walk and registration begins at noon at Forests for
the World, we hope to reach our goal of $50,000           PRESENTED BY: PG FARMERS' MARKET                              Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 12:00pm
for the SPCA. Walk will proceed through the short         ASSOCIATION                                               EVENT DETAILS: The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
greenway and finish in the upper UNBC parking                 Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 8:30am -                is Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s most
lot.                                                         Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 2:00pm                  powerful fundraising engine attracting over
VENUE: Forests for the World | ADMISSION: FREE | ENJOY    EVENT DETAILS: The Prince George Farmers' Market          45,000 Canadians every year who are just as
THE VIDEO | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Rita     in its 13th season is one of the summer favourites        dedicated as we are to find a cure for diabetes. In
• rmarie@spca.bc.ca                                       of Downtown Prince George. The Farmers' Market            2007, $6.5M was raised and our goal for 2008 is
                                                          offers a wonderful selection of locally grown              over $7M.
How to Develop Your Humorous                              vegetables and herbs, in-season fruits, specialty         This event provides an excellent opportunity to
                                                          meats, breads & baking, sweet and savoury                 raise awareness about juvenile (Type 1) diabetes,
Muscles - Writing Workshop                                preserves, soaps, plants and cut flowers, wood             raise much needed funds to continue essential
» SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS                                      crafts, art, clothing and jewellery.                      JDRF funded research programs and is a great way
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1295                          VENUE: Wilson Square (courthouse) • Corner of George      for corporations and families to get out for a day of
PRESENTED BY: FEDERATION OF BC WRITERS                    Street and 3rd Avenue | ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE        fun and fitness.
                                                          INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Trisha Kadla • 250-964-1917
  Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 6:15pm -                • info@farmersmarketpg.ca                                 Raising funds for the TELUS Walk is very easy as
  Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 9:00pm                                                                            everyone knows someone with diabetes. Ask
EVENT DETAILS: The workshop by Doris Ray of                                                                         friends, relatives, co-workers, and suppliers all
Engen is expected to be a great opportunity for all       Evening of Pink » FUND RAISING                            over the world to pledge you through our efficient
genres of writers on how to interject humour into             http://thepulse.ca/node/1300                          and secure on-line fundraising tool at www.jdrf.
one's writing. Registration fee is $20 for federation                                                               ca/walk.
                                                          PRESENTED BY: SPIRIT OF THE NORTH HEALTHCARE
members and $30 for non-members.                                                                                    Registration: 12:00 pm • Walk (5k) : 2:00 pm
                                                          FOUNDATION
VENUE: Public Library, Bob Harkins Branch - Keith                                                                   VENUE: Fort George Park Bandshell | ADMISSION: FREE |
Gordon Room | ADMISSION: $30.00 • $20.00 | FOR
                                                             Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 6:00pm
                                                                                                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Louise LeFebvre •
MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Hilary Crowley •         EVENT DETAILS: The Evening of Pink will feature
                                                                                                                    250-563-8578 • lklefebvre@telus.net
hcrowley@mag-net.com                                      a dinner & dance with Rick Stavely and his band
                                                          Western Thunder.
                                                          Memories & Celebrations, 4th Annual Dinner &
                                                          Dance. Cocktails: 6:00 pm, Dinner: 7:00 pm.
                                                          This year's guest speaker is Libby Znaimer, an                                                CONTINUED -->
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Jimmy Degrasso Drum Clinic                                   4th Annual Northern Symposium:                             Admission is free.
» SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS                                         The Sustainable Workforce                                  Friday, September 26th: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1302                             » CONFERENCES                                              Saturday, September 27th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                        Sunday, September 28th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
PRESENTED BY: ELECTRON SOUND AND PERCUSSION                      http://thepulse.ca/node/1303
                                                                                                                        VENUE: CN Centre | ADMISSION: FREE
    Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 6:00pm                      PRESENTED BY: BC HUMAN RESOURCES
EVENT DETAILS: Only 300 tickets are available for            MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
this drum clinic, featuring Jimmy Degraso (see                  Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:00pm -
                                                                                                                        Prince George Farmers' Market
bio below). This is truly a once in the lifetime                Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 4:00pm                    » OTHER
opportunity to see one of the best drummers in               EVENT DETAILS: The theme of this symposium, the               http://thepulse.ca/node/998
the world. Doors open at 5:00 pm, clinic begins              Sustainable Workforce, will focus on how human
at 6:00 pm. Tickets are only $10 each, available at                                                                     PRESENTED BY: PG FARMERS' MARKET
                                                             resources can contribute to achieving the vision
Electron Sound and Percussion.                                                                                          ASSOCIATION
                                                             and long-term corporate goals of the organization
                                                             and how to integrate sustainability considerations             Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 8:30am -
Jimmy Degrasso 's Bio
                                                             with a "whole company" approach. As human                      Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 2:00pm
With a resume boasting Alice Cooper, Ozzy                                                                               EVENT DETAILS: The Prince George Farmers' Market
                                                             resources professionals, we understand that the
Osbourne, Suicidal Tendencies, Lita Ford and Y&T,                                                                       in its 13th season is one of the summer favourites
                                                             sustaining organization cannot be maintained
Jimmy DeGrasso was also the mega-powered,                                                                               of Downtown Prince George. The Farmers' Market
                                                             without a sustainable and engaged workforce.
driving force behind one of hard rock's most                                                                            offers a wonderful selection of locally grown
                                                             Therefore, we must pay attention to workforce
revered outfits of all time, the multi-platinum,                                                                         vegetables and herbs, in-season fruits, specialty
                                                             issues and trends and the resulting impact on the
Megadeth.                                                                                                               meats, breads & baking, sweet and savoury
                                                             business - both current and future. We must also
Jimmy moved from Pennsylvania, to the bustling               pay attention to our internal human resources              preserves, soaps, plants and cut flowers, wood
musical Mecca of Los Angeles more than a decade              strategies, practices, and systems and ensure              crafts, art, clothing and jewellery.
ago. "I moved to L.A. hoping that someone like               they are attracting, developing, engaging, and             It's getting CHILI at the Market!
Ozzy would be looking for a drummer, and lo'                 retaining our workforce. Attend this symposium             Come down to the Market and Celebrate the
and behold, I landed the gig with Ozzy playing               to hear presentations from our expert speakers             harvest season! Select from the bounty of locally
on the Ultimate Sin album" says DeGrasso.                    who will share their experience, expertise,                grown produce, local jams & preserves, local
Though the Ozzy gig was short lived, Jimmy spent             practical ideas, and case studies for developing the       meats from bison to beef and ostrich, delicious
three years with the critically acclaimed Y&T,               sustainable and engaged workforce.                         sweets & bakings, and arts and crafts. While
before leaving the band in 1990. The skate-punk
                                                             Monday, September 22                                       there, enjoy and warm up with a hearty bowl of
flavored, Suicidal Tendencies followed in 1992
                                                             Noon - 1:00 PM - Symposium Registration                    chili accompanied by a slice of freshly baked bread
(who co- incidentally opened for Megadeth in
                                                             1:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Sessions                               from the Red Rooster Artisan Bakery, all prepared
1992 and 1993) as did a ‘fill–in’ tour with Alice in
                                                             5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Wine & Cheese Networking               and served by Chef Wayne Kitchen from Cimo's
Chains in 1993. DeGrasso then toured the world
                                                             Event                                                      Mediterranean Grill at a small fee.
with Alice Cooper from 1995 to 1998, played on
the Fistful of Alice album in 1996 and returned              Tuesday, September 23                                      VENUE: Wilson Square (courthouse)
to Alice briefly in 2001. Jimmy played on Dave                8:00 AM - Noon - Sessions                                  Corner of George Street and 3rd Avenue |
Mustaine’s (Megadeth Vocalist/Guitarist) solo                                                                           ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION
                                                             Noon - 1:00 PM - Included Lunch                            PLEASE CONTACT: Trisha Kadla • 250-964-1917 •
album, MD-45 in 1995 and then received a call
                                                             1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Sessions                               info@farmersmarketpg.ca
back from Mustaine, in 1998, to join Megadeth
as a permanent member and continue the bands’                Cost: BC HRMA Members-$393.75, Non-Members-
Cryptic Writings Tour. DeGrasso recorded and                 $446.25
toured behind Megadeth’s Risk album in 1999-                 VENUE: Prince George Civic Centre | ADMISSION: $446.25 •
                                                                                                                        27th Annual Mennonite Fall Fair
2000, The World Needs A Hero in 2000-2001 and                $393.75 | FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Tim         » FAIR
was featured on Megadeths’ first ever live CD and             Read • 1.888.763.3199 • tread@bchrma.org                       http://thepulse.ca/node/1307
DVD offering, Rude Awakening in 2002.
                                                                                                                        PRESENTED BY: WESTWOOD MENNONITE
Since the demise of Megadeth, Jimmy has                      Fall Home Show » TRADE SHOWS                               BRETHEREN CHURCH
performed at the prestigious Modern Drummer                      http://thepulse.ca/node/1306                               Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 10:00am -
Festival in 2002, Ultimate Drummers Weekend in                                                                              Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 4:00pm
Australia, Drummer Live in the UK and toured with            PRESENTED BY: BC HOME SHOWS
                                                                                                                        EVENT DETAILS: The annual Mennonite Fall Fair
Stonesour [Slipknot Vocalist Corey Taylor’s side                Friday, September 26, 2008 - 5:00pm -                   is a local fundraising effort featuring local and
project], guitar legend Ronnie Montrose, and rock               Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 4:00pm                     third world crafts, baking, fair trade coffee, fresh
icon, David Lee Roth. Around the world, Jimmy                EVENT DETAILS: The Prince George Fall Home Show            produce, used books, clothes and more. Free
is a highly sought after session player and drum             offers something for everyone.                              Admission. Money raised goes to relief projects
clinician.                                                   Renovating, home decorating, home renovations,             around the world, and to local charities.
VENUE: Prince George Playhouse • At the corner of Highways   interior designing, home furnishing, and much,             Lunch All Day: Borscht / Farmer Sausage on a Bun /
16 and 97 on Recreation Place | ADMISSION: $10.00 |          much more.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Electron Sound and Percussion                                                                                                          CONTINUED -->
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Dessert / Beverage                                      PRESS RELEASES                                                Northern Lights to feature Prince
VENUE: Prince George Civic Centre | ADMISSION: FREE |                                                                 George born piano sensation David
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Wendy • (250)      Caitlin Press Publisher Visits PG                             Louie
963-9276
                                                            http://thepulse.ca/node/1314                                  http://thepulse.ca/node/1273
Downtown Community Rally                                Posted September 13th, 2008 by chickenbus                     Posted September 11th, 2008 by PGSO
» POLITICS/ADVOCACY                                     Vici Johnstone, Caitlin Press's new publisher is              The Prince George Symphony is proud to welcome
                                                        visiting Prince George. She will be available to              the return of Prince George born piano sensation
   http://thepulse.ca/node/1311                         meet those interested in the writing/publishing               David Louie, to perform Rachmaninov’s Piano
PRESENTED BY: DOWNTOWN PRINCE GEORGE                    world on Saturday, September 20th at Books & Co               Concerto No. 3 in D, Opus 30. A concert like no
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12:00pm              from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Vici will give a short              other, Northern Lights will showcase one of
EVENT DETAILS: Downtown: Let's Get Started              presentation about herself and her vision for the             Canada’s finest pianists, while featuring a true
                                                        press. Refreshments will be served.                           masterpiece of classical music.
Positive Action – it’s what we all want for our
                                                        Further Information: Hilary Crowley/Vivien Lougheed •
downtown, and now is the time to get started.                                                                         Also on the programme for the evening are
                                                        Sponsored by Federation of BC • Writers/Caitlin Press/Books
On September 27 we are coming together as a             & Co • hcrowley@mag-net.com or chickenbus@shaw.ca •           works from Finnish composers, Jean Sibelius
community to renew a conversation and follow            250-561-7099                                                  and Einojuhani Rautavaara, as well as Canadian
it with action. Not just action from “they” and                                                                       contemporary composer, Frederick Schipizky.
“them,” but also from “us” and “we.” After all,                                                                       Sibelius’s Finlandia and Rautavaara’s Cantus
                                                        Rated PG RollerGirls 2008-2009                                Arctica represent some of the finest contemporary
downtown belongs to all of us.
                                                        Season Try Outs!                                              symphonic music from the North; while Schipizky’s
The event will feature a number of speakers                                                                           Aurora Borealis, the most contemporary piece on
                                                            http://thepulse.ca/node/1277
discussing the many ways the downtown we have                                                                         the programme, represents Northern Canadian
impacts the health of our city, and will present        Posted September 12th, 2008 by meow                           orchestral music at its finest.
some ideas on how to start moving forward. And          It's time for try outs!
we need you and your ideas, too.                                                                                      A true Northern experience, Northern Lights is
                                                        They will happen on the next two Thursdays:                   not to be missed. The Prince George Symphony
We know many are frustrated, some are                                                                                 Orchestra is proud to celebrate our Northern
                                                        September 18th & September 25th
embarrassed, and some claim not to care. But                                                                          heritage with this spectacular event to open our
many are hopeful, and ready to get to work.             Members can try out for $5                                    Mainstage series of concerts.
Show us that you’re ready, too, by joining us           Non-Members can try out for $25 (this will also               The concert begins at 8pm September 20 at the
downtown on Saturday, September 27.                     purchase a membership)                                        Vanier Hall. Tickets are $32 for adults, $28 for
Joint the Conversation: www.                            You MUST have the protective gear for try outs:               students and seniors and $24 for youths. Folks
DowntownLetsGetStarted.com                              elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, helmet, and              are encouraged to purchase their tickets online at
                                                        mouth guard.                                                  www.pgso.com as well as at by phone at 250-562-
If you use Facebook, please RSVP to the Facebook
event.                                                  You MUST be 19+ by the time the season starts in              0800 or at the PGSO office, 2880 15th Avenue.
                                                        January 2009.                                                 Further Information: Prince George Symphony Orchestra •
If you care about...                                                                                                  2880 15th Avenue, Prince George, BC. V2M 1T1 • 250-562-
• Health                                                You also need to be familiar with the WFTDA                   0800 • http://www.pgso.com
• Safety                                                Rules (http://www.wftda.com/official-rules/)
• Economic Development                                  and the Rated PG RollerGirls Policy Manual (email
• Poverty                                               ratedpgrollergirls@hotmail.com if you don't have              Downtown Community Rally
• Culture                                               a copy)                                                       will Capture Enthusiasm to “Get
• Aesthetics                                            EVERYONE THAT TRIES OUT WILL BE ON A TEAM!                    Started”
• Recruitment and Retention                                                                                               http://thepulse.ca/node/1264
                                                        Teams you are trying out for are:
• Quality of Life
• Civic Pride                                           The Damned Dolls                                              Posted September 9th, 2008 by Shawn Petriw
                                                        The Killer Kittens                                            September 9, 2008
...then you’ll want to bring your family and listen
                                                        The Roll Ya Banditas
to what your community is saying.                                                                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                        PLEASE EMAIL RATEDPGROLLERGIRLS@HOTMAIL.
VENUE: Downtown • 3rd Avenue at George Street                                                                         PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Recognizing there is a
                                                        COM TO TELL US WHICH OF THE 2 NIGHTS YOU WILL
| ADMISSION: FREE | FOR MORE INFORMATION                                                                              renewed interest in Prince George’s downtown
                                                        BE TRYING OUT FOR.
PLEASE CONTACT: Jill Moore • 250-614-1330 •                                                                           from all corners of the city, Downtown Prince
jmoore@downtownpg.com                                   Further Information: Bryndis • Rated PG RollerGirls Society   George is organizing a Community Rally, set for
                                                        • 100-300 Brunswck Street, Prince George, BC V2L 2B5 •
                                                        ratedpgrollergirls@hotmail.com • 250-564-6369 • www.
                                                                                                                      September 27, 2008, at 12 noon on Third Avenue at
                                                        ratedpgrollergirls.com                                        George Street, rain or shine.
                                                                                                                      “People all across the city are ready to get started,”
                                                                                                                      said Shari Green, President of Downtown Prince
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George, the business improvement association for      “In the past, without that connection, without            finished third at nationals, plays for the Coquitlam
the area. “And we want to create an event that can    a way to follow up, nothing would have been               Angels after college time at Kwantlen and two
capture that feeling, and convert it into positive    done, and we need to change that,” said Green.            years in the Western Major Baseball League with
action.”                                              “For those less comfortable with computers, we’ll         Melville.
The event, scheduled for about an hour, is            be working to include more traditional ways of            “He plays hard, and pitchers love throwing to
intended to reintroduce and reaffirm the                collaborating as well. It’s up to all of us — let’s get   him,” said Swanson. “We have many other options
importance of downtown to the entire community        started.”                                                 potentially at catcher but most seem to be left-
from a number of perspectives. Featured speakers      Further Information: Shari Green, President • Downtown    hand hitters, so he gives us that choice for the
will present their perspective on a number            Prince George • 250-614-1330 • http://www.downtownpg.     order. He’s a scrappy player with a high on-base
                                                      com
of topics, including health, safety, economic                                                                   percentage, and he can shut down a running
development, poverty, culture, aesthetics,                                                                      game with his arm. Kyle is very strong at third and
recruitment and retention, quality of life, and       Axemen Sign Players For 2009                              second, which gives us depth and options as the
others.                                               World Baseball Challenge                                  tournament dictates.”
“It’s really important for those who care about           http://thepulse.ca/node/1278                           Left-hand pitcher Tom Nielsen is a former
downtown, and even those who think they don’t,                                                                  farmhand in the San Francisco Giants organization
to come and hear what our community is saying,”       Posted September 9th, 2008 by World.Baseball....          who pitched in the 2002 WBC in Grand Forks. The
said Green. “We know there’s been frustration,        The Prince George Axemen amateur baseball                 32-year-old can start or get valuable outs late in
even despair, but there is also hope. We can’t do     program is pleased to be able to confirm the               games, and had a strong outing for the Axemen at
anything about the past except learn from it.         commitment of more quality players for the 2009           the Grand Forks International, facing the Seattle
But we can come together and demonstrate our          WORLD BASEBALL CHALLENGE (July 17-25, 2009,               Studs.
commitment to accepting where we are now, and         Prince George Citizen Field).                             “Quality pitcher, quality person, and a player our
to getting started on our future. We need to grow      Included in those named today are three local            younger guys can model themselves after,” said
some pride in our downtown.”                          products, and all are players who have worn the           Swanson. “Tom takes a professional approach to
The fact that the Downtown Community Rally            Axemen jersey in past tournaments. A total of             getting hitters out, and he can be trusted to take
is being organized by a business improvement          15 players are now on the roster, and further             the ball and make tough pitches when the game is
association may lead some to believe the effort is     Axemen signings will be released leading up to the        on the line.”
mostly about business. But it’s not; it’s a grass-    tournament. Named today:                                   Kalen Kirkpatrick and Bryce Asham are infielders
roots community initiative that is about making       • Dustin Bissonnette, 2B/SS, Prince George                who played for the BID Construction Grays
our city a better place to live. It has been shown    • Kyle Iwata, C/IF, Langley                               program this past season, also joining the Axemen
the health of the downtown, in all its respects,      • Kalen Kirkpatrick, 2B, Prince George                    in tournament play. Both add quality depth to the
impacts the health of every other part of the city.   • Bryce Asham, 3B, Prince George                          team both in the field and at the plate. Kirkpatrick,
“This is not a save-our-business situation, but a     • Tom Nielsen, LHP, Sutherlin, Oregon                     the all-star second-baseman in the P.G. Senior
demonstration of support for our downtown as an       • Steve McCrea, RHP, Burnaby                              Baseball League last season, is playing college
important public realm, for our city and for each      Dustin Bissonnette, who grew up in Prince                baseball this winter at Thompson Rivers University
other,” said Green. “It’s a way for everyone from     George, ranks as one of the best players in               in Kamloops, while Asham is a former college
our community to express their desire to really get   the history of the college baseball program at            volleyball player who was named top hitter in the
started, and to come together to take action on       Louisiana State University-Shreveport, where he           P.G. Senior Baseball League this past season.
numerous levels.”                                     set the school records for hits and stolen bases.         “They have shown a commitment to the program,
While it is clear to organizers the rally is not a    Bissonnette has starred in the Western Major              and both had good showings at the Grand Forks
silver bullet or a magic wand, they are hoping to     Baseball League the last few seasons, and is              International, and important test for both young
spark an ongoing conversation in the community,       excited to return to the city where he played Little      players,” said Swanson. “They are eager to play
and provide a place for people to share ideas and     League, Babe Ruth and junior baseball.                    in the tournament, for good reason. This event
initiate their own improvement programs.              “Dustin fits this roster perfectly – local player,         will only do good things for them, giving them
“Our downtown needs all of us to take an active       high-end skill, and a baseball-first attitude,” said       experience to be leaders of the future.”
role in making it a place we can be proud of. To      manager Jim Swanson. “He was very good for us at           Steve McCrea is a right-handed pitcher from the
that end we will be launching an interactive web      the Grand Forks International. We can use him at          Burnaby Bulldogs senior baseball program. The
site at DowntownLetsGetStarted.com that allows        either middle infield spot, and he can hit in one of       six-foot-three, 230-pounder started the bronze-
people who care to connect with one another,          the top spots in the lineup.”                             medal game for the B.C. Selects at nationals in
identify resources and get started from where          Kyle Iwata, 23, has played for the Axemen in three       Quebec City in 2007, and held Lewis and Clark
they are.”                                            tournaments. The right-hand hitting catcher/third         State College to one run over eight innings in
The goal of the website is to encourage anyone        baseman is quick on the basepaths and is one              Grand Forks two weeks ago.
with ideas and energy to participate and share        of the best defensive catchers in the land. Iwata         “Steve gives us needed depth either as a starter
what works with the entire community. This kind       was recently named top catcher at the national            or working out of the bullpen for WBC, a valuable
of website allows one person to suggest good          championship in Brandon, helping B.C. capture             right-hander,” said Swanson. “Batters rarely seem
ideas and another to turn them into actionable        its first gold medal in more than 20 years. Iwata,         to get their timing down with his mix of pitches.
projects.                                             who was on the 2007 Team B.C. Selects squad that
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He fits in well with our group, and he’s excited        Pretenders – Book Launch                                     PGSO Book Sale • 09/13/2008 - 9:00am - 09/14/2008
about being in the WBC.”                               Celebration                                                  - 3:00pm • The Jack Bryan Room - Studio 2880 • Fund Raising
Roster to-date for the Axemen (15 players):                                                                         Rated PG RollerGirls Car Wash! • 09/13/2008
                                                       http://thepulse.ca/node/1244                                 - 10:00am - 09/13/2008 - 3:00pm • Princess Auto • Fund
Manager – Jim Swanson                                                                                               Raising
                                                       Posted September 2nd, 2008 by davidm.lott                    Mark Perry at the Artspace • 09/13/2008 - 8:00pm
Position Players (8) – Paul Wilson, 1B; Jeremy Kral,   Swords, Spaceships, Costumes, Readings, Art Show             • The Artspace • Music
C/IF; Cory Therrien, OF; Darren Doucette, 1B/DH;       For Immediate Release                                        Country and Western Dance • 09/13/2008
Dustin Bissonnette, SS/2B; Kalen Kirkpatrick, 2B;      Prince George Public Library                                 - 8:00pm • Hart Pioneer Centre • Social Dance
Kyle Iwata, C/3B; Bryce Asham, 3B.                     7 - 9 pm Tuesday Sept. 30, 2008                              Warm Up To Coldsnap Series - Maurice At
Pitchers (7) – Jason Cage, RHP; Graham Allard,         no charge                                                    Pizza Ricos • 09/13/2008 - 9:00pm - 09/13/2008
RHP; Andrew Brock, RHP; Jason Bailey, LHP; Tom         SF author Lynda Williams hosts a celebration                 - 11:00pm • Pizza Ricos • Pop/Rock
Nielsen, LHP; Steve McCrea, RHP; Mike Parkin, RHP.     by friends and collaborators to welcome the                  Benefit Dance for Juanita • 09/13/2008 - 9:00pm •
                                                                                                                    Moose Hall • Social Dance
                                                       third book of her space operatic saga about                  Montage at Nelly's Pub • 09/13/2008 - 9:30pm •
Our Valued Sponsors                                    bioengineered super-pilots known as Sevolites,               Nelly's Pub, Northwood Motor Inn • Music
                                                       who govern themselves by Sword Law to prevent
 Thanks to those community-minded companies            ecologically disastrous wars.
that have stepped forward as corporate partners                                                                     Sunday, September 14
of the World Baseball Challenge – and more are         Natural humans, called Reetions, have found                  Edge Mountain Overnight Hike • 09/13/2008
needed!                                                other means of containing the threats inherent in            - 9:00am - 09/14/2008 - 5:30pm • Meet behind city hall •
                                                       reality skimming, the method of faster than light            Hiking
 Northern Spirit Transportation • Spruce Credit        travel in the Okal Rel Universe (ORU). Drama, love           PGSO Book Sale • 09/13/2008 - 9:00am - 09/14/2008
Union • Treasure Cove Casino • The Citizen •           and hilarity spring from events that churn up the            - 3:00pm • The Jack Bryan Room - Studio 2880 • Fund Raising
CKPG/PGTV • Mod-Space • Falcon Drilling • White        usually separate races and cultures of the ORU.              Edge Mountain • 09/14/2008 - 7:30am - 09/14/2008
Spruce Enterprises • Eco-Pure Water • Inland                                                                        - 5:30pm • Meet behind city hall • Hiking
Control and Services • All-Wood Fibre • Hurricane      Part 3: Pretenders, features a struggle for the
                                                                                                                    Tabor Mountain • 09/14/2008 - 7:30am - 09/14/2008
High-Pressure Wash • Prince George Cougars •           throne of the Sevolite empire, in which Lynda’s              - 5:30pm • Meet behind city hall • Hiking
EB Horsman and Sons • City of Prince George •          long-suffering characters: Amel, Di Mon, Ranar,               The Terry Fox Run • 09/14/2008 - 10:00am
Chinook Scaffolding • RBC Dominion Securities           Ev’rel, Ayrium and a newcomer called Amra,                   - 09/14/2008 - 2:00pm • Run begins at Four Seasons Pool •
                                                       wrestle with their inner selves to project the               Fund Raising
Further Information: Jim Swanson, Axemen manager •
worldbaseball@shaw.ca • 250-613-7492 • http://www.
                                                       image necessary for their goals. The first two                Paws for a Cause • 09/14/2008 - 12:00pm • Forests for
worldbaseball.ca                                       books in the series are called Courtesan Prince (in          the World • Fund Raising
                                                       which Sevolites and Reetions met each other) and
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber
                                                       Righteous Anger (in which the Sevolite champion              Monday, September 15
                                                       Horth Nersal comes to power).                                Free Metal Show • 09/15/2008 - 9:00pm • The
of Fleet Street TICKETS ON SALE                        The event will feature an ORU art show, fencing              Generator • Hard Rock/Metal
    http://thepulse.ca/node/1245                       demo, cosplay, and five minute readings of
Posted September 3rd, 2008 by dfleach                   selected passages, and contest for the best                  Tuesday, September 16
                                                       elevator speech to introduce people to the ORU,              Cryptopsy/origin/last Felony with Deadriver
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet               with books as prizes. A video clip of the event,
Street", October 15th - 25th at the Prince George                                                                   Wasteland • 09/16/2008 - 6:00pm • ROLL A DOME • Hard
                                                       made by Steph St. Laurent, will appear on                    Rock/Metal
Playhouse (matinee performances available).            youtube.com                                                  Sweet Adelines Guest Nights • 09/16/2008
Tickets available at Studio 2880, order by phone                                                                    - 7:30pm • Studio 2880 Multipurpose Room • Choral
                                                       Further Information: David Lott • Okal Rel Universe •
(250) 563-2880. Reserved seating. Adult $26,
                                                       david@okalrel.org • 250-562-9281 • http://www.okalrel.org/
Student/Senior $23 (GST included in pricing).
Recommended: Ages 14+.                                                                                              Wednesday, September 17
                                                                                                                    How to Develop Your Humorous Muscles
"Sweeney Todd" opened on Broadway in 1979,                                                                          - Writing Workshop • 09/17/2008 - 6:15pm
and went on to win 8 Tony Awards, including Best       EVENTS BY DAY                                                - 09/17/2008 - 9:00pm • Public Library, Bob Harkins Branch
Musical.                                                                                                            - Keith Gordon Room • Seminars/Workshops
Further Information: Studio 2880 •                     Saturday, September 13                                       Jean Barman Book Signing • 09/17/2008 - 7:00pm
                                                       2008 BC Seniors Games • 09/10/2008 - 7:00pm                  • Books & Co • Book Signing
info@studio2880.com • (250) 563-2880 • http://
studio2880.com/default.aspx?tabid=14                   - 09/13/2008 - 8:00pm • Various • Sports                     Spruce Kings vs. Quesnel Millionaires •
                                                       Prince George Farmers' Market • 09/13/2008 -                 09/17/2008 - 7:00pm • Prince George Coliseum • Hockey
                                                       8:30am - 09/13/2008 - 2:00pm • Wilson Square (courthouse)
                                                       • Other
                                                       Giant Garage Sale • 09/13/2008 - 9:00am -
                                                                                                                    Thursday, September 18
                                                                                                                    Chess Knights • 09/18/2008 - 6:30pm • Cafe Voltaire •
                                                       09/13/2008 - 4:00pm • Hart Pioneer Centre • Fair
                                                                                                                    Chess
                                                       Edge Mountain Overnight Hike • 09/13/2008                    Rated PG RollerGirls 2008-2009 Season Try
                                                       - 9:00am - 09/14/2008 - 5:30pm • Meet behind city hall •
                                                       Hiking                                                       Outs! • 09/18/2008 - 7:00pm - 09/18/2008 - 9:00pm •
                                                                                                                    Roll-A-Dome • Roller Derby           CONTINUED -->
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Friday, September 19                                         Sunday, September 21                                        Prince George Farmers' Market • 09/27/2008 -
                                                                                                                         8:30am - 09/27/2008 - 2:00pm • Wilson Square (courthouse)
Mamaguroove • 09/19/2008 - 2:00am - 09/19/2008               Ptarmigan Creek Overnight Hike • 09/20/2008                 • Other
- 5:00am • Pizzarico's • Pop/Rock                            - 8:00am - 09/21/2008 - 5:30pm • Meet behind city hall •
3rd Annual Golf 'Fore' Literacy • 09/19/2008                 Hiking                                                      Children's Storytime • 09/27/2008 - 10:00am • Books
                                                                                                                         and Company • Storytime
- 9:00am • Aberdeen Golf Course • Fund Raising               The Johnny Ferreira Swing Band • 09/20/2008
Épluchette de blé d'Inde / Corn Roast •                      - 7:00pm - 09/21/2008 - 12:00am • Treasure Cove Casino      27th Annual Mennonite Fall Fair • 09/27/2008
                                                             Show Lounge • Blues                                         - 10:00am - 09/27/2008 - 4:00pm • Prince George Civic
09/19/2008 - 12:00pm - 09/20/2008 - 10:00pm • Beside Fort
                                                                                                                         Centre • Fair
George Park / On the right hand side of Domano Blvd, past    Leprechaun Ridge Hike • 09/21/2008 - 7:30am
Everything Foam . • Social Events                            - 09/21/2008 - 5:30pm • Meet behind city hall • Hiking      Downtown Community Rally • 09/27/2008
                                                                                                                         - 12:00pm • Downtown • Politics/Advocacy
The Johnny Ferreira Swing Band • 09/19/2008                  The Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes • 09/21/2008
- 7:00pm - 09/20/2008 - 12:00am • Treasure Cove Casino       - 12:00pm • Fort George Park Bandshell • Fund Raising       Book Signing - Joe Marvici • 09/27/2008 - 12:00pm
                                                                                                                         - 09/27/2008 - 5:00pm • Books and Company and Kumbayaz
Show Lounge • Blues                                          Jimmy Degrasso Drum Clinic • 09/21/2008                     Native Arts • Book Signing
Spruce Kings vs. Trail Smoke Eaters •                        - 6:00pm • Prince George Playhouse • Seminars/Workshops
09/19/2008 - 7:00pm • Prince George Coliseum • Hockey                                                                    Rated PG RollerGirls Move Night! • 09/27/2008
                                                                                                                         - 6:30pm - 09/27/2008 - 11:30pm • Cinema CNC • Film
Cougars vs. Seattle Thunderbirds - Home
Opener • 09/19/2008 - 7:00pm • CN Centre • Hockey
                                                             Monday, September 22                                        - Documentary
                                                             4th Annual Northern Symposium: The                          8th Annual BC Rivers Day Music Festival
UNBC Alumni Homecoming - Wine Tasting &                                                                                  - Concert featuring JayDee Bixby • 09/27/2008
                                                             Sustainable Workforce • 09/22/2008 - 12:00pm
Art Appreciation • 09/19/2008 - 7:30pm - 09/19/2008          - 09/23/2008 - 4:00pm • Prince George Civic Centre •        - 7:30pm • Vanier Hall • Music
- 10:00pm • UNBC - Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences
Centre • Social Events
                                                             Conferences                                                 Club Social Dance • 09/27/2008 - 8:00pm • Judy
                                                             theset, The Graceful Mutiny, The Perfect                    Russell's Dance Centre • Social Dance
                                                             Trend, Cera • 09/22/2008 - 7:00pm • The Art Space
Saturday, September 20                                       (Above Books & Co.) • Hard Rock/Metal
                                                                                                                         Sunday, September 28
Épluchette de blé d'Inde / Corn Roast •                                                                                  Fall Home Show • 09/26/2008 - 5:00pm - 09/28/2008
09/19/2008 - 12:00pm - 09/20/2008 - 10:00pm • Beside Fort
George Park / On the right hand side of Domano Blvd, past
                                                             Tuesday, September 23                                       - 4:00pm • CN Centre • Trade Shows
Everything Foam . • Social Events                            4th Annual Northern Symposium: The                          8th Annual BC Rivers Day Music Festival •
The Johnny Ferreira Swing Band • 09/19/2008                  Sustainable Workforce • 09/22/2008 - 12:00pm                09/28/2008 - 12:00pm - 09/28/2008 - 5:00pm • Fort George
                                                             - 09/23/2008 - 4:00pm • Prince George Civic Centre •        Park Bandshell • Music
- 7:00pm - 09/20/2008 - 12:00am • Treasure Cove Casino
Show Lounge • Blues                                          Conferences
Ptarmigan Creek Overnight Hike • 09/20/2008                  Sweet Adelines Guest Nights • 09/23/2008
- 8:00am - 09/21/2008 - 5:30pm • Meet behind city hall •     - 7:30pm • Studio 2880 Multipurpose Room • Choral
Hiking                                                       Alice Cooper – Psycho-Drama Tour 2008 with
Prince George Farmers' Market • 09/20/2008 -                 Econoline Crush • 09/23/2008 - 8:00pm • CN Centre •
8:30am - 09/20/2008 - 2:00pm • Wilson Square (courthouse)    Hard Rock/Metal
• Other
Children's Storytime • 09/20/2008 - 10:00am • Books
and Company • Storytime
                                                             Wednesday, September 24
                                                             An Evening with The Beach Boys • 09/24/2008
Evening of Pink • 09/20/2008 - 6:00pm • Prince George        - 8:00pm • CN Centre • Pop/Rock
Civic Centre • Fund Raising
UNBC Alumni Homecoming - Basketball
Games • 09/20/2008 - 6:00pm - 09/20/2008 - 10:00pm •         Thursday, September 25
Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre • Baseball                Chess Knights • 09/25/2008 - 6:30pm • Cafe Voltaire •
The Johnny Ferreira Swing Band • 09/20/2008                  Chess
- 7:00pm - 09/21/2008 - 12:00am • Treasure Cove Casino       Rated PG RollerGirls 2008-2009 Season Try
Show Lounge • Blues                                          Outs! • 09/25/2008 - 7:00pm - 09/25/2008 - 9:00pm • Roll-
Cougars vs. Seattle Thunderbirds • 09/20/2008                A-Dome • Roller Derby
- 7:00pm • CN Centre • Hockey
Spruce Kings vs. Penticton Vees • 09/20/2008
- 7:00pm • Prince George Coliseum • Hockey
                                                             Friday, September 26
                                                             Fall Home Show • 09/26/2008 - 5:00pm - 09/28/2008
Caitlin Press Publisher Visits PG • 09/20/2008               - 4:00pm • CN Centre • Trade Shows
- 7:00pm - 09/20/2008 - 10:00pm • Books & Company •
Speech
                                                             CFUR Fundraiser Ft. DJ SIAB and No Luck Club
Vincent by Leonard Nimoy - A One Man Play                    • 09/26/2008 - 8:00pm • Rum Jungle • Hip-Hop/Rap
with Wayne Empey • 09/20/2008 - 8:00pm • Two                 WARM UP TO COLDSNAP SERIES - DAN
Rivers Gallery • Theatre                                     MANGAN • 09/26/2008 - 9:00pm - 09/26/2008 - 11:00pm
                                                             • ART SPACE, PRINCE GEORGE • Pop/Rock
Northern Lights • 09/20/2008 - 8:00pm • Vanier Hall
• Music
New Orleans North at The Artspace •                          Saturday, September 27
09/20/2008 - 8:00pm • The Artspace • Jazz                    Fall Home Show • 09/26/2008 - 5:00pm - 09/28/2008
                                                             - 4:00pm • CN Centre • Trade Shows

				
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