Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Prince Rupert's 500,000th cruise ship visitor was just a little bit special

Last Thursday, the Port of Prince Rupert reached another milestone as the 500,000th cruise guest passed through the Nortlhland Cruise Terminal, and the young man selected to represent that mark, couldn't have been a better choice.

The Port greeted Jacob VanBuren and his family as they crossed over the ramp into Northland Terminal, presenting Jacob with a unique plaque of local First Nation design, in recognition of the occasion.

It was yet another memorable moment for the Van Buren's as they were on the cruise as part of the Make A Wish Foundation program,

Jacob's wish was to travel to Alaska to see some grizzly bears and the Port of Prince Rupert and Prince Rupert Adventure Tours made sure he wouldn't be disappointed on his stop on the north coast.

As part of their presentation the Port and Adventure Tours took Jacob and his family on a bear watching expedition onboard the catamaran Inside Passage, taking them to the Khutzeymateen to enjoy the wilderness and spot a few bears in the Grizzly Bear Reserve.

It was mission accomplished for the Van Buren's as three Grizzly bears and a cub made an appearance to bring Jacob's wish to a successful moment.

The Port provides more of the details of the day on its website.

Prince George's Opinion 250 features the story on its website, featuring a picture of the group at the Northland dock.

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