The PG Shih Tzu
An attention starved business professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (Simon Gibson) is recommending Prince George consider changing its name. He says he knows several people who have confused Prince George with Prince Rupert (and Prince Albert?) because they both start with the word Prince.
He’s right. Twice already today I got him mixed up with Simon Cowell, because both of their names start with Simon (and I imagine he talks with a slight British accent). Continue reading
The PG Shih Tzu
The population of Prince George has gone up again. Last year our numbers increased by 300. I wonder why 300 people moved here last year?
#5. Two words: Beer in the stands!
#4. They all have Facebook and saw that we all have really interesting lives.
#3. Mistakenly heard we were the Brad Pitt of BC!
#2. They heard we’re getting an Original Joe’s.
#1. Trying to answers that age old question: How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb in Prince George?
Yesterday I checked out the new Tourism Prince George web site and logo. The web site is awesome! It is very well done and useful. However I did think the new logo was a bit disappointing (It’s a giant moose over looking the city).
During a Facebook session on this, most people agreed that a moose is probably not the best animal or thing to represent Prince George.
So, if not a moose then what?
Mike’s top five animals or things that might best represent Prince George to tourists.
#5. A shovel. Why? Ask me again in February.
#4. A Shih Tzu. According to statistics, you are far more likely to encounter a Shih Tzu than a moose (or bear) in Prince George.
#3. How about an airplane or train? To highlight PG as a transportation hub with a giant runway and also to illustrate that most of us head south when the weather gets chilly.
#2. How about a group of people? No one in particular just a group of people to let people know, there are people here. I mean seriously, after nine or ten hours on that highway you start to doubt that.
#1. Maybe an updated version of Mr. PG?? A bit cooler, a bit taller, more life like. I picture a 50 foot Dan Rogers! Every season he could be wearing a different sweater that represents that season. We could call him Mr. Rogers – and underneath it could say “Won’t you be my neighbor?”