PGSO and The Cougars Working Together

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May 30,2014 (ISN) – Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Symphony Orchestra and the Prince George
Cougars have announced some big changes and exciting plans. PGSO General Manager
Marnie Hamagami will be leaving the organization for a desk with the Cougars
starting June 2.

‘I have loved every minute of my time with the PGSO,’ says Hamagami, who took the
job two seasons ago and moved to Prince George with her family from Vancouver
Island. ‘I really feel I am leaving the PGSO in a strong position.’

Since Hamagami took the helm, ticket sale are up 15%, labour relations with the
musicians are in excellent shape and the whole feel of the organization is one of
positive growth and change.
Hamagami will now be using her skills to work with the business team to usher in an
exciting new era for the Prince George Cougars. Vice President of Business Andy
Beesley says: ‘I am really looking forward to working with Marnie and having her
play a major role with our team. She brings great energy and a wonderful sense of
community engagement to our organization.’ Her new title will be Director of Sales
and Marketing.

‘We are sad to see her go,’ says PGSO Board President Teresa Saunders, ‘but as a
Board, we see the PGSO as one part of the larger community of organizations that all
play an important role in making Prince George a better place. We only wish Marnie
well as she is given this new opportunity to use her exceptional skills to further
enhance this new and exciting Cougars organization.’

Both organizations are deeply committed to community partnerships, and you can
expect to see some exciting programmes coming from this budding relationship. ‘We
have some very exciting and innovative plans for working together,’ says Hamagami of
the newly minted partnership between the two groups. To start, the Prince George
Cougars will be sponsoring the ever popular Pops in the Park this coming September.
The PGSO always opens the season with this free concert, a thank you to the whole
community for their support, and a chance to enjoy the fine weather. This year will
be particularly special as the Cougars join the celebrations and welcome the
community to their season as well.