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Congratulations to new school board

The Prince George School District board of trustees took their oaths of office the evening of Tuesday, December 9th, for the 2014-2018 term.

We welcome Trish Bella, Tim Bennett, Tony Cable, Bob Harris, Brenda Hooker, Sharel Warrington, and Bruce Wiebe.

The new chairperson is Tony Cable, elected from nominated trustees Tony Cable and Tim Bennett. The vice chairperson is Brenda Hooker, elected from nominated trustees Trish Bella and Brenda Hooker.

The BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) liason is Sharel Warrington, and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) is Bruce Wiebe.

School liasons and committee memberships are to be decided on later, and typically announced at the January school board meeting.


Sports Day in Canada – November 29th

Please find (attached) a special edition flyer for Sports Day in Canada (November 29th).  This one-page document is provided as a community service by the City Of Prince George and lists all the great (and free) activities available for youth and their families as Sports Day is celebrated across Canada.  Please share this flyer with the staff in your school and with your students.  Feel free to include it in newsletters or promote it on your school websites.

2014 Sports Day Flyer

Prince George Pro-D Day flyer for November 28th

November 28 Flyer

These are the events listed in the flyer for the upcoming Pro D Day:

  • College of New Caledonia – Continuing Education

o    Introduction to Computer Programming for Kids

  • Exploration Place

o    Hands on activities at discounted admission prices

  • Hartland Baptist Church

o    Hartland Youth Games Night

  • Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society

o    Movie Matinee

  • LA Promotions

o    Pro D Day Fun

  • Pacific Sport Northern BC

o    Pro D Day Camp

  • Prince George Aquatic Centre and Four Seasons Leisure Pool

o    Fun and Games

  • Prince George Public Library

o    Drive-In Movie Theatre

  • Rolladome

o    Public Skating – discounted prices

  • Two Rivers Gallery

o    Creativity Day Camp

  • YMCA of Northern BC

o    ‘Out of this World’ Recreational Program

o    Licensed Child Care

o    Pro D Day Skating at the Coliseum

For details about program times, locations, rates and ages for admission, as well as any other information please visit The City of Prince George website for the full Pro D Day flyer and links to the organizations that are hosting events:

Where and When to Vote

November 15th, 2014 (General Voting) 8:00am to 8:00pm

  • Blackburn Community Center
  • DP Todd Secondary School
  • Edgewood Elementary School
  • John McInnis Center
  • Kelly Road Secondary School
  • Malaspina Elementary School
  • Ron Brent Elementary School
  • Vanway Elementary School


  • Mackenzie District Office
  • McBride Village office
  • Valemount Community Hall
  • Electoral Area F:
    Eastline Activity Centre, 21840 Upper Fraser Road, Willow River, BC V0J 3C0
    Ferndale Community Hall, 14150 Ferndale Road, Prince George, BC V2K 5C9
    Shell-Glen Fire Hall, 3985 Shelley Road, Prince George, BC V2K 5G1
    Sinclair Mills Community Hall, 37832 Upper Fraser Road, Prince George, BC V0J 3M0
  • Electoral Area H:
    Village of McBride, 100 Robson Centre-855 SW Frontage Road, McBride, BC V0J 2E0
    Valemount Community Hall, 101 Gorse Street, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0
    Dunster Community Hall, 7085 Read Road, Dunster, BC V0J 1J0
    Tete Jaune Community Hall, 14270 Blackman Road, Tete Jaune, BC V0E 2Z0
  • Bear Lake Local Community:
    Bear Lake Local Community Commission Office, 353 Grizzly Avenue, Bear Lake, BC V0J 3G0


More information here:

Education Services Report – November 3, 2014

SD57 EdSC – DPAC notes – from Steve Shannon
1. Accept minutes

2. Adventure Playground – Southridge Elementary
– Approve to go to School Board.

3. Energy and Sustainable Conservation
– Barry Bepple appointed Energy and Sustainable Conservation Coordinator SD57
– has been unofficially monitored since 1984
– Annual ~ $3.2M spent on Electrical, gas, sewer, water, snow removal
– cost of utilities is climbing but SD57 has managed to conserve usage and upgrade equipment to offset cost
– New T8 lighting
– Upgraded Boilers
– Timers on thermostats and lighting
– Recent rebates show conservation and modernizing equipment is helping
– ~$46k from BCHydro
– ~$24k from FortisBC
– Carbon Neutral program has cost ~$832K at $25 per ton, over the last 5 years
– Carbon Neutral program credits to SD57 for projects has totaled ~$181k but having future projects approved will be more likely now

4. Service Delivery Project – Phase 2
– Min of Ed continuing to create this joint services project
– Phase 2 is the forming of committees and workgroups
– SD57 Trustees will be included in the Education Partner Advisory Committee.
– full Deloitte report at

5. Parent Question
– To Brian Bepple
– With the lighting upgrades, will there be any other electrical upgrades? Limited circuit loads, lack of recepticals.
– No. SD57 is aware of aging electrical systems in schools and has projects in the works but will have budgets from Annual Facilities grants.

Survey for childcare needs

What are the Child Care Needs in Prince George, British Columbia?

Request for Participation

You are invited to participate in a community evaluation focused on Child Care Needs in Prince George, British Columbia. We are seeking participants who can inform this evaluation by completing a brief online survey regarding Child Care Needs in the Prince George area.

This study is being conducted in partnership with Northern Health’s Children First Initiative.  The goal is to gain a better understanding of what the Child Care Needs are in the Prince George and surrounding area, and any potential gaps in service provision. The information gathered will be presented in the form of a written final report to Northern Health’s Children First Initiative to support future child care planning for families in Prince George.

 If you are interested in participating in this brief online survey to share your experiences and knowledge, please go to the following web link for further details:


OR contact the Joanna Pierce directly at the below contact information:


For further information or any questions please contact:


Joanna Pierce, by email:  Joanna will assist you with questions regarding your participation.


Confidentiality and privacy are central to your participation.  Any of the information collected through the survey will kept secure at all points of the evaluation.