Community invited to meet Games mascot Nanguz in lakecity

The community is invited to bring their cameras to the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex next week and take a photo with Nanguz.

The community is invited to bring their cameras to the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex next week and take a photo with Nanguz, the 2015 Canada Winter Games mascot, and the Games torch.

Nanguz, (the Dakelh/Carrier word for “fox”) will be in the Complex lobby from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15. Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb and Cariboo Regional District Chair Al Richmond will be on hand to welcome Nanguz to the city and the region.

From Feb. 13 to March 1, 2015, Prince George and Northern British Columbia will play host to 2,400 athletes, 1,000 coaches and officials, up to 4,500 volunteers, hundreds of media and thousands of visitors for the Canada Winter Games.

This event will be the largest multi-sport and cultural event to ever be held in Prince George and northern British Columbia and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of over $90 million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian youth.

More information about Nanguz and the Games can be found at canadagames2015.ca.