FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An Aaron Pritchett concert at the Lido Theatre on May 28 is not just a show, but a fundraiser to make Peace Island Park Pavilion a reality.
The Pavilion is a project that a Project Management Class from UNBC has spearheaded. One of the students, Clayton Neumeyer, says a need for a bandshell-like structure nearby was something the community has voiced.
“If you look around, other communities that cherish their parks and areas, most of the prized parks will have a permanent structure to host events,” he said.
Though no final decisions have been made, of course, there is a idea of how the structure would look and the features it would have. According to the website for the project, it would likely be the size of an ice rink and host about 400 to 500 people, and be built out of steel or lumber to prevent vandalism.
There are plans to possibly implement a firepit, and utilities as well as full-service washrooms.
Some organizations have already donated to the project, but a GoFundMe campaign has been started to accumulate more funds. According to that campaign, at least $10,000 is needed for the project.
As for the concert next month, doors open at 7 p.m. that night, and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $70 for general admission, $75 for reserved seating, and $80 at the door.