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The Prince Rupert Special Events Society (P.R.S.E.S.) is a non-profit organization whose volunteers organize and coordinate four annual events for the community of Prince Rupert and surrounding communities.
• Children's Festival (first weekend in March)
• Seafest (second weekend in June)
• Canada Day (July 1)
• Winterfest (first weekend in December)
The Society has an office coordinator who acts as the festival resource person and manages the festival office.

It takes as many as 300 volunteers, as well as the core group of 10-12 Board Members to put on these events.

The costs incurred to put on these community events ranges from $80,000 to $90,000 per year. The City of Prince Rupert provides a grant of $20,000 for operating expenses. The remainder of the costs is covered by donations from the community, and the merchandizing of hats, t-shirts, and the Prince Rupert Special Events Society food booths at the festival events. In addition, many community supporters provide professional services.

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please contact us. You are also welcome to join us at the monthly general meetings.

The Prince Rupert Special Events Society holds its board meetings once a month. The Annual General Meeting is held in February. It is a great time to become a member to volunteer for your community and share your skills or learn some new skills while helping plan the community festivals of Children's Festival, Seafest, Canada Day and Winterfest.

If you need more information, please contact the Special Events office at 250-624-9118 or prspecialevents@citytel.net, or visit our website at www.prspecialevents. com.
Prince Rupert Special Events Society
Children's Festival
24th Annual
March 7
37th Annual
June 12 - 14
Canada Day
148th Birthday
July 1
20th Annual
December 4 - 5
2015 Schedule