Growing Together

A vision for Christian education in Prince George brought families together in 1977. This vision continues to draw families to Cedars Christian School today.

This vision is still growing – and so are we! Join us in this exciting adventure as God leads to grow our facilities in the coming year.

2020/2021

Annual

Giving Goal

Check out our progress here as we work toward our annual giving goals.

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Our Story . . .

Cedars Christian School opened its doors to 78 students in 1977 after a decade of prayer and sacrificial giving by a group of families who came together with a vision to establish a Christian education option for families with school-aged children in Prince George. The initial school structure, purchased from the school district, contained only a few classrooms and had no gymnasium.

. . . His Story

Over the last 5 years, targeted giving and Roots for Life fundraising capital have been invested in major restorative work in our current facility, including: library renovation, intermediate and high school washroom renovations, indoor/outdoor painting, outdoor loop and parking lot surface improvements, and a gym floor replacement. We are continually grateful for the gift of this place. As stewards of this gift, we work with 350+ PreK-12 students each year, and have sent nearly 600 graduates into all corners of the world in a wide variety of vocations. God’s faithfulness over the last 40+ years has made it clear that this is not just our story… it is His story!

New Spaces

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Architect’s Rendering

October 1, 2020

*Floor plan marked out to demonstrate proof of concept.

Key Priorities

1. Gymnasium

A college-sized, high school gymnasium not only relieves pressure on our current gym space, it will provide opportunities for onsite practices for senior teams, local hosting of games and tournaments, and the use of our location for non-athletic events such as fine arts performances and conferences. This new space will make Cedars a significant resource to the community as an event center.

2. New Learning Spaces

The steel structure envelop provides tremendous flexibility to create spaces that meet school-based and 21st century learning needs. The two floor section will feature a large fine arts space for high school gatherings, worship arts, band and drama performances. It will also provide 3-4 general classrooms for expanding our high school program and a large foyer and concession for hosting events.

Growing Together Milestones

May 2021
  • Another $100K donation!
  • Groundwork for perimeter running trail and new irrigated field begins
April 2021
  • Significant, $100K donation!
  • Windows and doors completed; building to lockup!
Jan 2021
  • Windows installed and building enclosure nearing completion!
Nov 2020
  • Concrete slab poured on main and second levels
  • New Gymnasium Open House – November 19th
Sept 2020
  • Steel frame structure and insulated cladding completed
May 2020
  • Building Permit Issued!
  • Work on the foundation begins…
February 2020
Three significant answers to prayer this month!

  • The awarding of construction management to Formula Contractors Ltd. (Paul Tiefensee – CEO)
  • The submission of completed drawing at the City for building permit (estimate of 3-4 weeks for issuance)
  • Written confirmation of BMO loan to cover the project
January 2020
  • Received over 120,000 in donations from Sept to Dec 2019
  • Key planning discussion took place to review the design details for the fine arts and gym space
  • Additional Dessert Night planned for Alumni students and families
  • Met with all staff to review design details and discuss the possible use of the space
2018 and 2019 Milestones

November 2019

  • Gravel and compaction completed at a fraction of retail costs due to an outpouring of gift-in-kind support from our community!
  • Proposal to purchase of Preston Road section in front of new building site passed by City Council.
  • Over 75 people attended our Capital Campaign Dessert Nights hear updates about the expansion project and have an opportunity to give or pledge toward our $2 million capital campaign goal.

October 2019

Excavation of building site, development of road access through brewery driveway for gravel trucks, gravel deliveries

August 2019

Riparian permit granted; gravel permit/access granted

June 2019

Dedication of the new building expansion site at year-end closing BBQ

April 2019

Capital Campaign promotional videos released; forested area on property cleared; high school gymnasium bleachers (600 person seating) purchased and put in storage

March 2019

Capital Campaign branding (“Growing Together”) unveiled; brochure and website release

February 2019

Pre-design work begins with Kraun, JCI, and L&M groups

January 2019

Letters of Inquiry delivered to potential donors

September 2018

New 3-year Strategic Plan unveiled with significant facility expansion goals

December 2018

Society votes to approve moving forward with new building expansion project

Progress Pictures Slideshow

How Can I Help Cedars Grow?

Pray

The most important thing we can do to grow together is pray.

“Have you ever said, ‘Well all we can do now is pray?’…When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.”
– Billy Graham

Stay

It might be obvious, but one of the biggest things families can do is keep their kids here to graduation! Stay. Let us commit to grow together for the long haul—investing in relationships that will last for a lifetime and beyond!

Give

Although financial gifts are needed, donations of materials and services “in kind” will be significant in reducing the amount we need to borrow to complete this project. And, if you have skills and time you are willing to share, we’d love to connect your gift with our real needs!

Share

We are excited about what God has done and continues to do in our midst! We encourage you to share the story of God’s faithfulness and work at Cedars with those in your circles. Stay tuned to weekly Shake updates, attend monthly town hall meetings…and share how we are growing together at Cedars!

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

If you would like more information or want to be involved with this project, please contact us by one of the methods below.

600 Preston Road, Prince George, BC V2K 1A8

Call Us: (250) 564-0707