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Prince George, Attractions
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Traveling across Canada you will find all kind of different city mascots, representatives, statues and figures that represent each community along the way. One of the best that is out there must be the one which they have in Prince George. Prince George is represented by a great big wooden mascot named after the city itself as Mr. PG. It has been around for many years in many different forms and done a fair bit of travelling itself. He has actually been in the 1963 Grey Cup parade in Vancouver and used to be able to bend down below power lines. He stands outside the visitor centre in Prince George and the staff are more than willing to share his history with you.
He has been dressed up in many different costumes, waving different flags, and had his face painted for different occasions. He gets all dressed up to celebrate many different holidays and occasions, showing his pride for the city of Prince George. Recently I had seen him when he was dressed up in his KISS costume when the performers were in town.
But really, what more could you ask for as a statue that actually has a song written about it. Not any other community that I can think of has a great big wooden mascot that represents the main industry in the city and has its own personal song written about it. He holds a significant place in the hearts of the citizens of Prince George and represents the forestry industry in all its glory. Perhaps on your travels you will be lucky enough as I was to visit him on my travels.