Canfor is proud to be an Official Community Partner of the Canada Winter Games, which take place in Prince George from February 13 to March 1, 2015. During the games, British Columbia’s north will be showcased for 2,350 athletes, 950 coaches and thousands of volunteers and visitors. We are excited to have the opportunity to share the Games with Canfor operating communities in the region.
Canfor will be arranging day trips for students in Grades 9 through 11 in our operating communities to attend 2015 Canada Winter Games ice hockey events at the CN Centre. We understand that some schools will be closed for the duration of the Games, and we are working to ensure that your students have access to the program regardless.
For students and the parent and teacher volunteers that participate, Canfor will provide:
- Same-day return charter bus transportation from your community;
- A tour of post-secondary education facilities and forestry-related programs in Prince George;
- Admission to the 2015 Canada Winter Games events taking place on the date allocated for your community;
- Meals on the day of the event; and,
- Canfor-branded gifts and merchandise.
To make this opportunity available to your students, we are asking schools to partner with us to:
- Inform students of the opportunity to attend a 2015 Canada Winter Games event, and notify parents by way of any school newsletters or other communications. Canfor will provide posters to display at your school.
- Circulate Canfor-provided permission slips and coordinate the process of receiving signed permission slips from parents. Permission slips will identify any disabilities or dietary needs that need to be accommodated in our planning.
- Recruit volunteer teacher and parent chaperones to accompany the group. We are hoping to have 1 adult per each 15 student participants. Teacher and parent chaperones will also be eligible to receive tickets to the 2015 Canada Winter Games opening or closing ceremonies;
Are you in grade 9 - 11? Sign up now!
For more information please have your high school contact 2015WinterGames@canfor.com or 250.962.3387.
We look forward to working with you to make the 2015 Canada Winter Games a regional experience for students in Canfor’s operating communities.