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Postby 80's Rocker Babe » Mon May 18, 2009 3:34 am

Prince George British Columbia, Canada

with a population of 70,981 (census agglomeration of 83,225) is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is known as "BC's Northern Capital". Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.

Films:

"Double Jeopardy" (1999) Jail scenes were filmed in our old jail house building.

"Reindeer Games" (2000) was mostly filmed in PG. A few scenes are in the lower mainland ( Vancouver and area)

Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" (2003) was filmed in PG.

"Miracle on Ice" starring Kurt Russel ( 2004) was originally going to be filmed in The Multiplex ( now called The CN Center). I was even going to be an extra in the movie. BUT due to schedule conflicts of Mr. Russel for something they would have lost filming time if they waited so they shot it in Vancouver ,BC instead. Everyone was upset lol. Especially us Extras.





Sports Teams :


Prince George Cougars: Ice hockey Western Hockey League (WHL) CN Centre

Prince George Spruce Kings : Ice hockey British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) Prince George Coliseum

UNBC Timberwolves : Basketball British Columbia College Athletic Association (BCCAA) Northern Sports Center


Notable residents:

Murray Baron; former NHL Defenceman notably played for the Vancouver Canucks

Dean Butler; actor

Denise Chong; writer

Brian Fawcett; writer

Morgan Fox; former Playboy Playmate & Actress

Barry McKinnon; writer

Nilesh Patel; filmmaker


Daryl Reaugh; former NHL Goaltender, Colour commentator

Anthony Sedlak; chef and host of Food Network Canada's The Main

Marylin Star; adult film actress

Turner Stevenson; former NHL forward

Lynda Williams; writer


CNC:The College of New Caledonia. Was established in Prince George, in 1969.

UNBC: University Of Northern British Columbia. 1994-Opened for full operation, In August, the Prince George campus was ceremonially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II at a nationally televised event which saw some 10,000 people visit the Prince George campus. In September, the University opened fully.

Sprott-Shaw Community College since 1903. Established in PG..not sure

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Postby here comes the night » Mon May 18, 2009 6:11 pm

Haha- my town?

Ramona California- population- not that many

Club(ish thing)- Ramona Mainstage
Best bar- Molly's (can't go in, but I played a show...)

Interesting- We have a woman nicknamed Red Betty who is an African American old lady. She always wears red, usually in form of a hat. She roams the town constantly with white face powder. She's insane and rambles about god and the devil. She's not homeless but refuses to stay at her house so she lets homeless people sleep there. I think a tv station actually did a special on her...

And that's... Ramona.
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Postby zenobia » Tue May 19, 2009 6:33 am

Monterey, California (I consider this my hometown even though I was originally born in Wroclaw, Poland)

Here is a little fact: Remember the original "Batman Movie" With Adam West? The one with all the "oofs" and the "pows"???

The Wharf that Batman and Robin are on in the movie, is MOnterey Fisherman's Wharf.

Also:
Turner and Hooch (Many outside scenes filmed in Pacific Grove)
Start Trek IV: Voyage Home. (MOnterey Bay Aquarium)
Daylight; Parts of tunnel scene were filmed in the tunnel.
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Postby J*E*N*N*Y » Tue May 19, 2009 10:01 am

haha...well, my village contains of like 25 ppl and a busstop.

Ikea has named a table after it so I guess it counts for something hehe
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Postby Nadesdja » Tue May 19, 2009 12:42 pm

Well… Something interesting ?... :D

A little more than 25 people live in my village lol (around 1000 if I remember well)… but we have also a bus stop (perhaps even 2 I think…) lol. Sorry Jenny you really made me laugh… :smt003

We have also a City Hall (small… proportional to the size of the village) and mmm… unfortunately nobody well-known - writer or singer I mean (except me ! lol)… a football (soccer) club… and a weekly course of gym (specially dedicated to + 50/60 years old « applicants »)…

Moreover… very beautiful green landscapes, Gironde estuary nearby, trees, vines… cows… and well… me (not among the cows :smt043)…

I'm sure you're aiming to spend your next holidays here ! :D
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Postby RUCAMIAU » Tue May 19, 2009 8:58 pm

thanks Nadesdja and Jenny :D
i like what you both said
ppl here are very funny :lol:
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Postby Leanie » Tue May 19, 2009 10:20 pm

I live in Floyd County, Kentucky...pop is probably over 60,000, probably more. We have what's called Mountain Arts Center where there are always concerts and other events nearly every weekend. It's small so we don't get huge named artists but occassionally we do. We also have a nice lake here to visit and Jenny Wiley State Park. We have alot of beautiful landscapes here plus a huge golf course on top of a hill (well alot call it a mountain). Something very interesting to read about that happened here is this:
The Floyd County Rescue Squad will be celebrating a milestone anniversary this spring. It'll be 50 years old. The squad was formed by two men who helped in the icy waters off Route 23 in Floyd County, where 27 people died in a school bus crash on February 28, 1958.

The chief's name is Timothy Cooley. He says, "This rescue squad was a blessing from God."

Check out the coincidences surrounding that bus crash and the number 27.
There were 27 people killed, the bus number was 27, the bus driver was 27 years old, and the Floyd County Rescue Squad was founded on April 27th, 1958.

The Rescue Squad was the first of it's kind in the nation. We are proud of our Rescue Squad, they work very hard and are very dedicated. They have received alot of awards nationally.
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Postby Wings of Tomorrow » Wed May 20, 2009 12:27 am

Salt Lake City, Utah. Well, we hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. Largest city in Utah, with a population of around 200,000 people. The entire Salt Lake Valley is home to about a million people. We're situated along the Wasatch Mountains, providing easy ski and winter sport access. It has been said that Utah has the 'best snow on Earth', but I don't really know about that! And if you've ever heard of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints, more commonly known as Mormons, Salt Lake happens to be their headquarters. Also 60% of the population is LDS (Mormon) here.

Pretty fun, I guess.
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Postby Diana NJ » Thu May 21, 2009 12:24 am

Wall, NJ....aka "Jersey Shore" NJ. Great place in the Summer time, only 2 miles to the beach and a fun place to live.

I guess the one thing I can say about my home town is that Peter Criss (drummer from KISS) lives behind me. I can see his house from my house. I've seen him around town once or twice. Both he and his wife are both very nice. :)
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Postby zenobia » Thu May 21, 2009 6:03 am

Diana NJ wrote:Wall, NJ....aka "Jersey Shore" NJ. Great place in the Summer time, only 2 miles to the beach and a fun place to live.

I guess the one thing I can say about my home town is that Peter Criss (drummer from KISS) lives behind me. I can see his house from my house. I've seen him around town once or twice. Both he and his wife are both very nice. :)


Very cool! Speaking of which KISS was on American Idol tonight.
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Postby Novemberrain81 » Fri May 22, 2009 9:08 am

Atlantic City NJ....Casinos. casinos. more casino. World famous boardwalk. Borgata casino has some good concerts. House of Blues rocks as well. Diane you forgot to mention that Bon Jovi grew up around your town.
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Postby timehascome » Fri May 22, 2009 10:18 am

I've always lived in Broekhem, which is part of the beautiful town of Valkenburg.

Another member of this forum (MicB) lived across the road. My parents and his parents still live there. I now live in another part of Valkenburg called Houthem.

Only 18000 people live in here, but it's a well known city in Holland. It's a real tourist town with lots of hotels.

It's well known for it's many caves, the only Dutch castle ruins on a hill, the Wilhelminatoren (a tower on a hill with a large red cross on top), the cable track leading to luge/bobsled attraction, a casino, two amusement parks, an open air theater between the caves and much more.

In December many many people come to visit two caves that have christmas markets, especially English people seem to love it!

The town is situated between hills and forests and has a small river flowing through. It sort of has one main street packed with restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs ... can be really pleasant there!

One more thing we are famous at is cycling.... the world championships were held here 4 times, the Amstel Gold Race (a classic cycling race) finishes here and the Tour the France finished here twice as well. They all use the reknown Cauberg, a steep climb of only 2 kilometres, but very famous in the cycling world.
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Postby blackeurope » Sat May 23, 2009 5:40 pm

My hometown is Saint-Denis
It's where all kings of France were traditionnally burried. It's a old medieval city. And the place where the final for world football championship took place in 1998, amongst other events.
There is the biggest market of the region, also.
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Postby stuart » Mon May 25, 2009 2:41 pm

OK....here is something about my home.I am originally from Wigan ,England.Located between Liverpool and Manchester.Smaller town for England standards(the borough has a population of about 300,000 ).One of the more famous landmarks of the town is Wigan Pier.....which is no more than a piece of lumber that sticks out over the leeds to liverpool canal. George Orwell stayed in the town for a while during the writing of one of his books.More famous Wiganers include Sir Ian McKellen (gandalf/magneto), Limahl (Kajagoogoo),Roy Kinnear(actor),Colin Bean (private sponge from Dads Army), The Verve (bitter sweet symphony) and the most famous Wigan son of all....George Formby!!!!.
The town I now live in is called Shelbina in the state of Missouri USA....population of less than 2000......so going from then and now is a huge eye opener.
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Postby JEM » Sun May 31, 2009 2:25 pm

hmmm - not much to say really that might interest ...

my village has maybe 800 houses but it does have three pubs ... ;-) and several bus stops ...

it was mentioned in the Domesday book so it's been around a long time

we are around 3 miles from the nearest major settlement -

the town we are annexed with is Banbury, which has maybe 45,000 inhabitants

the infamy of Banbury is as such:

the WORST gaol ever recorded in the country, where more people (around 200-300 years ago) died during their sentence than were released --- upon this gaol now stands a Nero's coffee shop :)

Gary (whoooops) Glitter has family roots here *sigh*

some films have been made locally including three men and a little lady I believe

we used to have the largest cattle market in all of Europe until the beginning of the 90s - it's now a housing development

we used to have 3 crosses in the town, for various reasons, but the puritans dragged them to the ground and one was replaced much later with a stone monument avec Queen Victoria in 1859

we used to have a thriving cloth weaving industry and even had our own cheese (long since lost) but now we have the "Banbury Cake" which is basically an eccles type confection of fruit and pastry

we do have our own nursery rhyme, known by many:

"Ride a **** horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse
With rings on her fingers
and Bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes"

I used to think as a child it was crap because it didn't rhyme properly!

John Swift used a tombstone from St Mary's churchyard as inspiration for his book Gulliver's Travels

our most famous recent industry has been in the smelting and extruding of aluminium and the manufacture of corsetery :)

Banbury town has a massive immigrant population, many West Indians came in the 50s and 60s, followed by Pakistani and Indians in the 60s and 70s and most recently a large influx of Polish in the 00s; we are now, as a town, about 18% Polish ...

Town centre has many many many many pubs ... probably per capita, more than Newcastle upon Tyne!

we are one of the most inland places in the UK, being bloody miles from the sea :(

Oxford is just 22 miles to the south, Birmingham 44 miles to the north.

by Motorway we are about 70 miles from London and train takes between 70 & 90 minutes the city.

are you still awake after all that? still alive? Did I bore you to death?

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