Cullen Congratulates Prince Rupert on 100th Birthday

Cullen Congratulates Prince Rupert on 100th Birthday Looks forward to next 100 years of success for the city and region

OTTAWA – Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen rose in the House of Commons today to congratulate Prince Rupert on the occasion of its centennial celebration March 10, 2010.

He shared with his colleagues some of the splendour and history of the community with the following statement:

“Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to the great city of Prince Rupert, British Columbia which on Wednesday, March 10 will be celebrating 100 years. Rupert lies on the traditional territory of the Tsimshian Nation who have occupied the land since time immemorial.

The city began its life as a transportation, fishing, and logging hub and continues this great legacy today. More than half of the people living in the Prince Rupert area are of First Nations ancestry and the community continues to enrich the entire Northwest region and country.

As a vital fishing port, key port in the Second World War, and a centre of transportation and commerce, the next 100 years promises to be full of promise and contribution to our economy and our region.

To the hard-working and generous people of Prince Rupert: Happy 100th birthday!”