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Wholesale Sports opening today
Wholesale Sports will be the newest business with a Prince George outlet today following a grand opening ceremony that will include Mayor Shari Green aiding in the ribbon-cutting ceremony as she welcomes the outlet to the city.
Owned by UFA, Wholesale Sports has been in business 30 years.
The Prince George location is a 34,000 square foot store dedicated to hunting, fishing and camping.
Glen Bingley, the store’s COO, said in a press release a Prince George outlet of Wholesale Sports has been on the radar for several years.
“”It is an ideal outdoor market. It’s close to a vast area that is known for great hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. It’s a growing economic center with a business-friendly council and administration, but most importantly, we share a passion with the people of Prince George for the outdoor lifestyle. We could not be more excited about coming to Prince George,” Bingley, who will be at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, said.
The store will provide between 40 and 50 jobs each year, and hire 90 per cent of their employees locally.
The employees are all outdoor enthusiasts willing to help customers learn everything from tying flies to casting and from hunting tips to duck calls.
Intent on opening for hunting season, the store is stocked with all the items hunters will need. According to its website, the store wil lfeature northern B.C.’s largest selection of hunting, camping and outdoor gear.