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GPDTA JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

Jan 25, 2016

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GRANDE PRAIRIE DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2016

2016 EVENTS CALENDAR
All dates may be subject to change
Feb. 24 - Annual General Meeting - 8:00a.m./free Breakfast 7:30am - Royal Canadian Legion.

June - Downtown beautifies with the installation of hanging flower baskets, planters and banners.

June 18 - Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale - street displays, demonstrations and sales tables will make shopping, browsing, or just wandering a delight. 100 Ave. will be closed from 99St. to 102St..

July 1 - Canada Day Parade - Proud to be Canadian. Red & white abound Downtown. Call Muskoseepi park for entry forms.

July 22-24 - Street Performers Festival - Professional entertainers make the street a wonderland of aweinspiring activity.

Oct. 29 - Halloween Party & Children’s Walking Parade.

Nov. 18 - Vegas Night - cut the cards, spin the wheel, roll the dice for discounts. It’s no gamble at all. (Open until 11:00pm)

Dec. 4 - Santa Parade - Experience the wonder & joy of Christmas. Call DTA for entry forms.

Dec. 5 - 23 Elf On The Shelf - Look for Elf in participating stores and enter to win a DT Gift Card for $100 each week and (1) $500 gift card from all entries submitted during the month. Draw will be made December 22.

Dec. 5 - 23 Mary Christmas - Mary will be walking throughout the downtown handing out gift cards from downtown businesses.
NOTE: The AGM & Election of Officers will take place February 24th at the Legion beginning at 7:30am. If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board, give Helen a call 780-538-1909.

CHILLY WILLY WINTER RUN - Sunday, Feb. 7, at Muskoseepi Park Pavilion - Register on line at http://www.walkrun.ca or in person at Walk, Run & More.
Cost: $55 - Online registration or $60 - Paper registration. Race packages may be picked up at Walk, Run & More (10029 100 Ave) from 12-5pm Feb. 6th.  chilly willy

Start Times:

9:00am - 21k Run

9:15am - 10k Run

9:30am - 5k Run & 5k Walk

First 250 registrants receive a Chilly Willy Run Set. Finisher medals & hot lunch provided. For more information visit http://www.walkrun.ca or email lisa@walkrun.ca  Phone 780-513-1136.

Join the SCOFF & SCHUFFLE - Feb. 6 , 5pm - 10pm at St. Paul’s United Church 10206 100 Ave. A gathering of food, music and friends, Jiggs Dinner, Chowder, Turkey and all the fixin’s & Silent Auction (auction ending at 9pm). Live music, Bring your guitar, fiddle, accordion, spoons and join in.

Tickets $20/adults, $10/Children 7-12years and 6 years & under free. There are a limited number of tickets available at the church office. They will not be sold at the door. Call 780-532-2415 for more information.

CHRISTMAS METER AMNESTY PROGRAM - During the month of December, City Peace Officers fed 829 expired meters and gave out “Christmas cards” to all those motorists. Merry Christmas from Grande Prairie Enforcement Services! Thanks to Gord and his staff for a very successful initiative.

REVOLUTION PLACE -
http://www.revolutionplace.com or call 780-538-0387 or drop by the Box Office for tickets.
Jan 28-31 - Western RV Country

Feb. 6 - Johnny Reid - What Love is All About Tour with special guests Natalie MacMaster, Aaron Goodvin & JJ Shiplett.

Feb 20-28 - Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Visit the Fanzone for a schedule (subject to change) http://www.curling.ca/2016scotties

 

 

GRANDE PRAIRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The 2016 Collins Writing Contest: Fractured Fairy Tales. For the 28th Annual Collins Writing Contest, we challenge Grande Prairie writers to take a classic fairy tale, folklore, or fable and re-imagine it with a fresh perspective. To get started, try changing the setting, merging different tales together, or writing from the perspective of a minor character. Or, consider what happens before and after the traditional tale. Stories must be typed, double-spaced and 2000 words or less. For more information, call 780-357-7477 or please visit http://www.gppl.ab.ca.. Deadline - February 29 at 9pm.

Downloading eBooks & Audiobooks with Overdrive & 3M Cloud Library - This class will cover how to transfer library eBooks from your computer to your eReader, as well as how to use the app to download them directly. If you own a laptop or compatible device, bring them. Register online or call 780-357-7455.
January 28 - 11:30am to 1pm - Rotary Training Room.

Library Hours
Monday to Thursday - 10am - 9pm
Friday - 10am - 6pm
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 1pm - 5pm

LEADERSHIP, TEAM BUILDING & COACHING SKILLS FOR MANAGERS & SUPERVISORS. March 18 - Holiday Inn. An innovative one (1) day seminar. Improve your skills at communicating, motivating, decision making and emphasizing an individuals strong points. Cost is $299 + GST. If you are interested, call Helen at 780-538-1909 and we will try to get a group discount. email: gpdta@telus.net.

ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, CITY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE - Re: Downtown Rehabilitation & Streetscape Project (2015/16). A brief update on the status of this project. A second Council Committee of the Whole CCW meeting was held on December 10, 2015. Items discussed included: Roadway surface materials; Intersection options; Trees (methods to successfully establish trees along the project); 101 Avenue (Shared Avenue) mid-block crossings.
A third Council Committee of the Whole CCW was held January 18, 2016. Items discussed included:
Items from the previous meeting; Roadway surface materials; Streetlights; Parking - potential for a new parking system to be implemented in the downtown core; Revolution Place - potential expansion plan on the west side of the facility; Aquatera - sanitary & water facilities.
Two public open house sessions are planned as part of the project. The first open house is planned to take place on February 2nd, in the Rotary Room at the Montrose Cultural Centre. The second public open house is planned for March/April. Your attendance at these upcoming events would be greatly appreciated.
The City has created a website for the project, which will be updated as the project progresses; it can be found at: http://www.cityofgp.com/ourdowntown.

NEW TO DOWNTOWN? Give us a call so we can add your business to our Website Business Directory.
If you’ve moved - give us a call so we can remove you.

REMEMBER - You are responsible to remove the snow from the sidewalk adjacent to your business.


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