The list is well maintained and shows how restaurants rank when they are inspected by Environmental Health Officers.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
SWAG (stuff we all get) started at arriving at economic development headquarters this morning... first our re-usable bags arrived and then our sticker collections of Billy Barker.
So until Friday we are going to give the bags away to anyone who stops by our office and if you live outside of Quesnel we will mail you one - free... until Friday!
We love sharing! We love Quesnel!
Update: Alright we are upping the offer - the first person that arrives at our office will get a bag, and two porcelain mobile coffee cups and we will mail the same package to the first non-local that sends us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The new Quesnel Bike Park is open. It is located next to the Quesnel & District Arts and Recreation Centre. The park is meant for all users with easy to experienced options for riders. This is a great addition to Quesnel and well worth checking out.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Today some of our staff help put together gift packages for investment guests and guest speakers to Quesnel. The package includes a beautiful re-usable shopping bag (thank you, Green Tree Health), two Quesnel porcelain coffee/tea mugs, a set of Quesnel teas, a stainless steel tea steeper (it is pretty cool and we are working to get the future ones designed and manufactured in Quesnel), some candies and some birch syrup from Sweet Tree Ventures. We are also celebrating our Gold Rush Living partnership by including a bottle of Fort Berens wine from Lillooet.
Happy Billy Barker Days!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Another success of our regional partnership with the District of Lillooet is supporting each other through sales and services. An exchange of business activity has occurred between the communities since the municipalities began partnering on marketing and economic development initiatives.
The latest example of this success is new signage at the entrance to Lillooet. The signs are developed by Leigh Cassidy of Quesnel, BC. The remainder of the story is available here, "New Signage up to welcome visitors to Lillooet".
On another note - we thought this would also be a good time to remind people that Lillooet has their annual Apricot Festival next weekend starting on Friday Jul 22. There are lots of fun activities and free musical performances to take in, more information is at http://www.lillooetbc.com/Visitors/Festivals-and-Events/Apricot-Tsaqwem-Festival.aspx
Five partners came together last year to develop a Shop Quesnel campaign and make sure the public new about shopping opportunities in Quesnel. There are a large number of items that consumers think they can only get in Prince George or beyond. As a result the campaign was launched to showcase great shopping opportunities in Quesnel - you can sign up for the newsletter at www.shopquesnel.ca
The latest version is also available online - SHOP QUESNEL
Partner organizations included the West Quesnel Business Association, South Quesnel Business Association, Quesnel Downtown Association, Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce and the Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Quesnel & District Leisure Services will host a series of art demonstrations at the Quesnel Arts & Recreation Centre Artrium on Saturdays from July 23 to Aug. 27. Budding artists may try their hands with a variety of art materials and techniques at the table set up in the Artrium foyer.
Morning demonstrations for children run from 10 a.m. to noon, while adult demonstrations are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No registration is required; participants simply pay the centre's drop-in fee. Artist Meriel Barber will demonstrate a variety of media for children to try in the mornings, while the afternoon sessions will have six local artists demonstrating their art form.
"The Quesnel & District Arts and Recreation Centre offers many different beginner and intermediate art courses, as well as visiting artist workshops," said Elizabeth Waldorf, the Arts Program Coordinator. "These demonstrations allow people who have never attempted a certain medium, or who are unfamiliar with art, to have fun, get comfortable with art materials and techniques, and to continue on by taking some of the courses offered here."
Watch for more programs in the upcoming Leisure Guide, delivered by mail in late August to households in the Quesnel area.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The 38th Annual Billy Barker Days festival kicks off this Thursday. We will be out filming events and activities throughout Billy Barker Days to add to our photo and video database.
We have over 12,000 Quesnel area photographs that are available for media and other use in promoting Quesnel.
The Billy Barker Days booth is set up on Reid Street beside City Furniture, so you can pick up your guide on activities for $3.00 and visit them online at www.billybarkerdays.com for photos and other information.