Celebrating the grand opening of the pavilion during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations in 2018. Photo: City of Prince George
JUNE 2018 — The official unveiling of the new Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park pavilion took place on June 21, during the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations in Prince George, B.C. The Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Pavilion is an expression of a partnership between the City and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. This Pavilion is a place of gathering and celebration, recognising the importance of family and the promise of children. Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and the pavilion played host to festivities all weekend to celebrate First Nations. As part of the ceremony, photos of children and elders were unveiled at the pavilion accompanied with drummers and musicians. Northern Deveopment provided $30,000 in approved funding support toward the project through the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program. Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park is a popular venue within Prince George for a wide selection of activities ranging from large-scale Canada Day celebrations to private birthday parties or family picnics. The new pavilion will increase the capacity of Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park to provide a venue space for both public and private events. The new pavilion will also look to bring in new rental revenue to the community by providing a sheltered, visually appealing space for events including family gatherings, birthday celebrations and weddings.