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On Our Radar: This 1920s-style Prince George gin competition is raising money for charity

Gin Blossom: A Speakeasy is a 1920s inspired event raising money for two local organizations
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Now that it’s the roaring ‘20s again, Prince George is going to have its first gin competition of the decade.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC (BBBS) and Theatre NorthWest (TNW), with the help of a host of guest bartenders, are teaming up to bring you a gin cocktail competition called “Gin Blossom: A Speakeasy”.

Flappers, gangsters, rum-runners, broads and dames are all welcome at this classy fundraiser. Not only does this event promise to be the bee’s knees, it'll simultaneously raise money for both of these Prince George institutions

It works like this: each guest bartender will create a signature gin-based drink, which will be in a people’s choice competition. Bartenders are Tyson Witala, Haylee Seiter, Connor Hutchinson, Wayne Carrasco and Camille MacDonald.

At the end of the evening, BBBS and TNW will make a $500 donation to the registered charity of the winning bar tender’s choice. The second-place winner will get a $200 donation to the registered charity of their choice in Prince George.

The whole thing takes place at Theatre Northwest itself (36-556 North Nechako Road) on Saturday, January 18 with the event starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60.00 and you can get them online.

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Hanna Petersen

About the Author: Hanna Petersen

Born and raised in Prince George, Hanna Petersen is a graduate of UNBC. She then abandoned her hometown for the East Coast, graduating with a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in the process.
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