Parking will be at more of a premium for the 43rd annual Billy Barker Days celebration in Quesnel later in the week.
Jeff Norburn, the General Manager of Community Services with the City, says ” there is a construction site now where the old library parking once was and the new parking lot for the area between arena two and the curling rink hasn’t been constructed yet so there will be less parking than people have been accustomed to in the past.”
Norburn is urging people to adjust.
He says “they may have to think about where they are going to park, maybe allow a little extra time to park a further distance away than they may have in the past and to walk to the site, whether it is an event at the arena or in the park.”
Norburn says there were around two thousand people at this year’s grad celebration in the arena and he says people were able to adjust.
He says there is still a lot of parking in the downtown core itself and he is confident that people will be able to find a place to park.
Norburn says there are other options as well such as transit and car pooling.