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GPDTA JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER

Jun 22, 2016

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DownTown Rehabilitation & Street-scape Project Monthly Update

The Downtown Rehabilitation & Street-scape Upgrades Project has been tendered. Phase 1 (101 St ) and Phase 2 (101 Ave) were Tendered as one project. It is anticipated that the construction work for Phase 1 will commence towards mid July. Successful bidder was Wapiti Gravel Suppliers.

The work is planned to commence on 101 Street south of 99th Avenue, adjacent to the Revolution Place facility and proceed northwards. Deep utility work consisting of storm sewer, sanitary sewer and waterline work will be the first activity with surface work following after the completion of these items. Work on 101 Avenue is planned to take place in 2017.

Keep checking the project website for updated information. You can sign up to receive email updates for events and information specific to the project at http://www.cityofgp.com/ourd owntown. As the project progresses more information will be added to the website.

2016 STREET PERFORMERS
July 22 - 1:30pm - 10pm
July 23 - 10:00am - 8pm
July 24 - 11:00am - 6pm

100 Avenue will be closed, to vehicular traffic, from 99 Street to 101Street. Plan your sidewalk displays, sales items and staff now.

DUMPSTERS - If you have a garbage dumpster, please keep the lid closed. We are having a lot of trouble with crows and magpies in the garbage.

DOWNTOWN IN SUMMER - We have a sidewalk display permit (June 1 - Sept 1, 2016). That means you can have sales tables or whatever outside and don’t have to get a city permit. Just call the DTA (780-538-1909) and advise use and DON’T BLOCK THE SIDEWALK.

CO-OPERATOR’S SQUARE - NAIL TECH’S DREAM! Main floor 185 sq. ft. KIOSK for lease! Stainless steel sink, cupboards & counters galore. High traffic area. To view, please call Linda 780-814-1491 or email ldunbar@telus.net.

COLOURING CONTEST - to win 4 tickets to Ice Age on Ice. Colouring pages and rules can be printed off from their website. Contest is done July 15.
Full details are online at: http://www.revolutionplace.com

Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.

THE WILD WEST 2ND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE & TATTOO FEST -June 24 - June 26. Revolution Place.
Friday, June 24 - 4pm - 9pm
Saturday, June 25 - 10am - 9pm
Sunday, June 26 - 10am - 5pm
Day Pass - Adult / $10.80 / Child (12 & under) $5.40
Weekend pass: $27.00
Tickets on line http://www.revolutionplace.com or call 780-538-0387. Purchase tickets: Online, telephone or in person.
The Wild West Motorcycle & Tattoo Fest has put its kick stand down in the City of Grande Prairie and revving up for the 2nd year, this time at Revolution Place. This year has lots of indoor and outdoor events planned from a show-n-shine, poker runs, celebrities, car audio sound off, bands, burnout pit, loud pipes, vendors, tattoo contest, beer gardens and a fashion show. This year is shaping up to be a must attend event if you are a biker or not. If you want to get some ink, you will be able to get some here from some of the best artists around. For vendor information please contact: 902-247-5117.

ICE AGE ON ICE - The Coolest Show On Earth!
Tuesday, October 18 & Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Revolution Place Arena. Show at 7:00pm.
Admission:
$229.00 - Rinkside Ice Party Pass VIP 1
$199.00 - The Ice Party Pass VIP 2
$90.00 - P1 Floor
$58.00 - P2 Stands
$47.00 - P3 Stands
Ice Age On Ice, based on the blockbuster multi-billion dollar animated movie franchise; features Scrat, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the prehistoric pack as they bring an avalanche of adventure to the ice for the first time ever in North America.
Scrat gets the wake-up call of his life when he buries his prized acorn in a once-dormant volcano that rumbles back to life. With an eruption threatening our sub-zero heroes’ way of life, they must find the magical Frost Berry to stop a tidal wave of lava and save themselves from certain extinction.
Join the entire herd for the coolest show on earth; Ice Age On Ice brings laughter, adventure and the thrill of spectacular skating to fans across the country. For more information available at http://www.IceAgeOnIce.com. Purchase tickets online, http://tickets.revolutionplace.com/Online or telephone (780-538-0387) or in person.

EPIC MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS
Melanie Bell-Fornier - Owner/Accredited Mortgage Professional. Main #780-539-9359. Email: mortgagewithmel@epicemail.ca  http://www.epicmortgagesolutions.ca

FREE - Internet listing. Are you new to downtown or have you moved to or from downtown? Give us a call 780-538-1909 or email gpdta@telus.net and give us the details. We will make sure you are listed on our Business Directory (or removed). Check it out be sure we have your information http://www.gpdowntown.com   IT’S FREE.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Street Performers Festival organizers are looking for volunteers to fill several positions:
Audience Service;
Safety Patrol / Environment Services;
Performance Circle Attendants;
Floaters.
Volunteers can sign up at http://www.volunteergp.com
or contact Barb at 780-538-2727 or email programs@volunteergp.com. Call Barb for more info.

GRANDE PRAIRIE LIBRARY - Blast From The Past: Adult Summer Reading Program. Discover great stories as you read books that were published or set in the past, from the 1940s to 1990s. There will be weekly prize draws, free memberships, and an end of summer grand prize draw for a Samsung tablet. Visit the Library or check their website for more information. July 3 to August 27.

TechnologySOS: Volunteers Needed - are you computer savvy? Are you a social media master? Can you send emails like a pro? The GPPL is looking for volunteers to help people with basic computer problems. If you’re comfortable with common websites or computer programs and enjoy figuring out solutions, you’ll be a perfect match. You will be committing to a minimum of 1-hour a week for a 3-month period. Email Charlotte at canderson@gppl.ca with the subject ‘Computer Volunteer’ and your name to receive an application. Ages: 16+. Grande Prairie Public Library, #101, 9839 103 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7
Library Hours
Monday to Thursday - 10am - 9pm
Friday - 10am - 6pm
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 1pm - 5pm
Library will be closed July 1, Canada Day.

SUMMER IS HERE - HAVE A GREAT ONE

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