The City of Grande Prairie supports the First Annual Grande Prairie Children’s Festival happening on May 25 and 26 downtown.
The Festival is a successful recipient of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games Legacy Fund, an endowment fund created after the 2010 Games to bring new and exciting recreation, sport and cultural events for youth to the Grande Prairie Region. The Grande Prairie Children’s Festival aims to attract students aged 12 and under and their families to the City of Grande Prairie’s Montrose Cultural Centre, Centre for Creative Arts, GP Live Theatre, Royal Canadian Legion and Muskoseepi Park.
The two-day event includes performances and workshops that promote art, music, drama, dance, and multiculturalism. “The festival aims to get youth interested and inspired to pursue creative and performing arts,” says Aum Nicol, Grande Prairie Children’s Festival organizer. “The educational systems are unable to offer the variety of arts and cultural activities this festival offers.”
Funding applications for the Arctic Winter Games Legacy Fund are reviewed and awarded by the Pursuit of Excellence Committee. The committee is made up of representatives from the City of Grande Prairie Council and members of the public. For more information on the 2010 Arctic Games Legacy Fund and Arts Development Funding visit, www.cityofgp.com/funding
Inspiration for Children’s Festival
Organizer Aum Nicol states the inspiration for a local children’s festival came after attending similar events in St. Albert, AB. After the Montrose Culture Centre facility opened in 2010, Aum envisioned the facility as an ideal location to host a similar event centered on creative and performing arts activities suitable for children. “After the City built the Montrose Cultural Centre, I would drive by and imagine hosting a Children’s Festival on that site,” says Aum.
How to Get Involved
A unique evening event on Thurs. May 25 in the Teresa Sargent Hall (Montrose Cultural Centre) welcomes families to dance and sing along with Juno Award Children’s entertainers Jack Grunksy and Peter Puffin and provincially acclaimed performers Mr. Rayz, Peter and Mary and Gilbert Parent. Doors open at 4 p.m. with performances beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 for students aged 12 and under and $8 for anyone aged 13 and older. Children under 3 are free.
School groups, parents and corporate sponsors can purchase tickets to performances and workshops by calling the Grande Prairie Live Theatre at 780-538-1616. A full schedule of activities and prices is listed www.gpchildrensfest.com
Coming up on Saturday July 7th from 12-6PM enjoy some food and fun at Muskoseepi Park! This is BBQ fundraiser for the annual GP Chairity Dinner for the less fortunate that takes place every December! Volunteers and sponsors are needed for the BBQ and charity dinner.
For more information contact Gord Pankratz
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Congratulations to The Corbin Family Kris, Amanda, Isaiah, Arabella, Noah and baby Ezra! They have won a one year annual membership to Eastlink Centre!
Canada’s 150th - Mosaic Mural Painting
We are inviting yourselves, your family members and friends to par-take in a tile painting workshop on October 25th/26th/27th 2016. This tile painting will be for the City’s 150 Mosaic Mural, that will celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017, as well as bring awareness to the 75th Birthday of the Alaska Highway. Once completed, this mural will represent a train car that is to be connected to a large train. This train will then make its way through various communities across Canada!
Fort St. John is one of fifteen communities to be a part of this project. You can paint a tile that represents Fort St. John & what you love about our community; your tile will then become a part of this Fort St. John Legacy piece that will be seen across the country.
Please RSVP to Lisa ahead of time, so the materials are ready and set up for the number of people in attendance.
Everyone is welcome to join (and all painting abilities)
Date: Tuesday October 25th, 26th, 27th 2016
Location: Cultural Center - Meeting Room
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm OR 6:30pm – 8:00pm
What you will need to bring: Just yourself!
Forbes Presbyterian Church in Grande Prairie, are looking to get the Gospel out by providing business with the "Our Daily Bread" devotionals!
This is a quick and easy way to spread the good news about Jesus in your workplace! If you would be interested in having Our Daily Bread devotionals on a counter or desk in your workplace or business, contact Pastor George Malcolm at Forbes Presbyterian Church in GP.
Name : Forbes Presbyterian Church
Address 9635 76th Ave, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 5B3
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