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Prince George Pride Parade & Celebration

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Arts, Culture, News | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   On July 8, Prince George showed its Pride in full colour in the Veteran’s Plaza in front of City Hall.   The events of the 20th Annual Pride Celebration began at 10am and went into full swing after the 11am parade and continued through to 3pm.   Performers and volunteers garbed in brilliant colours proudly walked the parade route, smiling and waving and often handing out candy and free hugs. Escorted by a Police cruiser, The Prince George Pride Society led the parade. Hundreds of people followed behind, wearing or carrying rainbow flags, twirling rainbow parasols, or sporting face paints in varying colours. Wonder Woman made an appearance; as did Deadpool, wearing a sexy biker outfit and cheerfully taking selfies with anyone who asked. Multiple floats prepared by groups and businesses from throughout...

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TEDxUNBC Call For Speakers

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Arts, Culture, UNBC | 0 comments

Sam Wall | Editor In Chief   This past Monday, the call was put out for speakers for TEDxUNBC. The event, occurring on September 30th, will take inspiration directly from TED and other similarly inspired events, called TEDx. The theme for UNBC’s conference will be dispelling misconceptions, giving speakers the opportunity to demonstrate what Prince George has to offer. The conference will be the first of its kind at UNBC. The goal of TEDxUNBC is to highlight the incredible talent and knowledge held within UNBC and the wider Prince George community. The theme of dispelling misconceptions is a fitting one, as residents are quite familiar with the common of misconceptions of their city. From most dangerous city in Canada to daily pulp mill smells, residents are used to pointing out the benefits of Prince George, such as exciting research...

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BC Provincial Election #TheClimateTalk

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Culture, News | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   As our next Provincial Election approaches, youth of BC are raising questions about the future of the environment, and asking voters to go to the polls with the fate of that future in mind. A video has been circulating Facebook featuring Canadian youth speaking to their families about the importance of voting with the issue of climate change as their main concern, as well as encouraging other voters to do the same. “Sit your family down or call them up. Have #TheClimateTalk.” The video was created by the Wilderness Committee. “The Wilderness Committee, founded in 1980, is a registered non-profit society with charitable status…Canada’s people-powered, citizen-funded wilderness protection group,” their website says. Over The Edge was contacted by Peter McCartney, Climate Campaigner for the society. “#TheClimateTalk came out of a number of conversations...

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UNBC Drama Club Presents: Peter Pan and Wendy

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Arts, Culture | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | Team Member   Join the UNBC Drama Club as they delve into the world of Neverland in their upcoming show, Peter Pan and Wendy! If you, like me, love JM Barrie’s original story then you do not want to miss this Doug Rand stage adaptation. Be prepared to laugh along with this comedy adventure as Wendy and her little brothers follow the whimsical Peter into Neverland. Let the extremely talented UNBC Drama Club transport you into this beloved world of pirates, fairies, and Lost Boys. The set pieces, which I have caught glimpses of in the Clubs Room, are truly impressive and beautiful. The production, directed by Jake Goertz, will be well worth watching. Starring: Ferris Vasko as Peter Pan Keone Gourlay as Wendy Tyree Corfe as John Emily Brown as Michael Adaeze Obeta as Mrs....

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UNBC Musicals: Another Year

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Arts, Culture, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | Team Member   Another year has come and gone for UNBC’s Musical Productions group. As I write this, we have four more shows to perform. Last week, we had a few glitches with the set during our first show but the musical has really come together. This week of shows will be our best yet. For this article, painfully aware that I am still neglecting to mention a number of members who also worked tirelessly to make these shows a reality, I wanted to give shout-outs to the Musical Production Club’s Technical Crew. To Carmen Campbell, who played piano for the AVPS show and who has been a member of the club since the very beginning. She has starred as a crazed fan in Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself in the club’s...

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2017 Women’s Memorial March

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor Tuesday, February 14th was a chilly day, with the sun easing towards the horizon by the 4pm start time for the Women’s Memorial March. The March occurs every year on Valentine’s Day to remember and seek justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women. This event is of particular importance in northern communities, as highway 16, also known as the Highway of Tears, runs through the dense forest where many Indigenous women have gone missing or been found murdered. This year, about 100 people were in attendance to pay their respects, and share their time with various speakers at the Courthouse. The event culminated in performances at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, after a march from the Courthouse. The event began with an opening prayer and welcome to the Lheidli T’enneh territory by Darlene...

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