GP Downtown Association News

GPDTA AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER

Aug 22, 2016

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Construction activities for the Downtown Rehabilitation project are underway. The Contractor, Wapiti Gravel Suppliers has commenced asphalt and concrete removal activates and they plan on commencing underground pipe (sanitary and storm) removal shortly. In the upcoming weeks the Contractor plans on installing new sanitary, storm and water infrastructure on 101 Street south of 99 Avenue. As the work progresses motorists and pedestrians can expect to encounter some delays in the area of 99 Avenue and 101 Street.
They will be highlighting downtown businesses in various ways throughout the project and are looking for businesses that are interested in participating in promotional activities. Please contact ourdowntown@cityofgp.com to get involved.
You can sign up to receive email updates for events and information specific to the project at http://www.cityofgp.com/ourdowntown. Their website continues to be updated on a regular basis.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Please stop by and welcome Lisa Lauzon, Walk, Run & More to the Downtown Board of Directors. Lisa also sits on the Promotion Committee.

D&M BAKING’S Grand Opening - September 14, 9am - 3pm - Main Floor Cooperators Square, #103, 9804 100 Ave. 780-882-1127 - d.mbaking1@gmail.com. Grande Prairie’s newest bakery, featuring handmade items with a homemade feel. Daily lunch specials and a variety of baked goods. D&M Baking accepts special orders, whether it’s for a baby shower, company meeting, open house, birthday party, wedding and more. Call, email or check out their Facebook page, D&M Baking, for more information.

CO-OPERATOR’S SQUARE/EQUITY RENTALS - 2nd Floor, 9804 100 Ave. 780-814-1491. Available NOW, office space on the 2nd floor of the Acropolis Building. Approx. 505 sq. ft. for only $800/month, plus GST. New windows, newer laminate flooring, newer paint. To view call Linda or ldunbar@telus.net

CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE - You, your family and friends are invited to join the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, October 2, 2016. (More info to come). FUNDRAISER - A fund raising account has been opened at the Grande Prairie Bottle Depot on Resources Road. Family or friends are able to drop off their bottles
(unsorted) labelled “Run for the Cure” All funds go to the Run for the Cure. A great fundraiser that will help find a cure for this disease that touches every single one of us in one way or another.

ARE YOU LISTED IN OUR “BUSINESS DIRECTORY” ON OUR WEBSITE?
If not, give us a call or email gpdta@telus.net. It’s free.

GRANDE PRAIRIE CHAMBER SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS NOMINATIONS
*Small Business of the Year - Under Ten Employees
*Small Business of the Year - Ten or More Employees
*Community Spirit
*Young Entrepreneur
Let’s make sure Downtowners are elected in all categories. Call (Helen) at 780-538-1909 and I’ll put nominations together. Entries accepted at Chamber NO LATER than Friday, Sept. 2/16.

R. WORK GROUP: Their mission is to help people whose health or disability impacts job choice, to find the right job, at the right time, as quickly as possible. They are looking for people to work and places for people to work. Job Seekers: Are you a person whose health or disability has affected your job choice or ability to obtain and maintain employment? Services are individualized – they help you find work based on your skills, abilities and interests. If you are looking to find a career, they will help you explore all of your options, and if you need funding or training, they will help you explore these options too. Employers: Are you an employer with unmet needs at your business or organization? Anticipating the need to hire? They specialize in helping employers successfully employ people with disabilities, and firmly believe in finding ‘that right person for the job.’ You may be eligible for wage subsidies up to 90% of the cost of wages to cover the initial expense of on-the-job training, and to ensure the job placement is successful for both parties. There is no charge for services to employers or clients. Call 780-539-1072 to learn more or an appointment - 9801 97 Ave.

REVOLUTION PLACE - Two of Canada’s most beloved & best selling bands, Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth featuring Edwin, have announced a legendary cross-Canada tour which will hit GP on October 17 with special guests The Standstills. Having toured together in the mid-90's for their breakthrough albums, Naveed (OLP) and Dig (IME), both bands are excited to reunite 20 years later to once again perform for their fans across the country.

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: (corrected prices)
$140.00 - Rinkside Ice Party Pass VIP 1
$108.00 - 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 info available at http://www.IceAgeOnIce.com Purchase tickets by phone 780-538-0387 or in person. Online https://tickets.revolutionplace.com/Online

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre - THE CHAIR EXTRAORDINAIRE FUNDRAISER will be held October 1, 2016 at the Jackpot Bar and Grill. It is their most important fundraiser. Accessorized chairs are auctioned off to raise, much needed, funds for suicide prevention programming. Included: a Chinese Buffet, table wine, and live entertainment. Besides the auctioning of the accessorized chairs, a silent auction, a raffle which includes a $4,000 diamond ring from Curries, an all-expenses trip, for two, to a Blue Jays game in Toronto, a mountain top picnic via helicopter in Lake Louise, including one night in a deluxe lake-view room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and more.
Tickets are $75 each & are available on their website https://www.sp-rc.ca/fundraiser or by calling their office at 780-539-6680. Tables of 8 are $580 and a limited number of tables of 10 are available for $725. The entertainer is Bonnie Kilroe, Diva Imposter, from Vancouver. Bonnie performs a high energy musical impersonation act, covering numerous celebrities like Cher, Dolly Parton and Lisa Minelli. They are so excited to welcome her to their event.

School bells are ringing, the air is getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to change. All signs that Pumpkin is back at all ESQUIRES COFFEEHOUSE locations! Sip up the season with the popular Pumpkin Pie Latte, or try a lighter option like the Pumpkin Fog. Treat yourself and try one of their baked, in-store, pumpkin Danishes. Gluten or Dairy sensitive? They have many milk alternatives and gluten free options to choose from.
Looking for a great place to meet a client over coffee, or host a small meeting? Visit them at the Railtown location, just off Resources Road. They can accommodate groups of up to 10 people, and can provide light catering. After hours meetings or events can also be accommodated. For more info, call 780-539-7775 or email esquiresgp@gmail.com. To stay in the loop, and for daily soup & lunch specials, follow them on Facebook at Esquires Coffeehouse @ Grande Prairie.

T. Sedore Photography - Kids are encouraged to enter the “Young at Art” photo contest.
*Entry Deadline - Friday, Sept. 9 at 5pm
*Submit entries to - Tanya@tsedore.com
*Images need to be sized to 5x7 at 300dpi
*Any editing done must be done by student
*Student must attend school in Grande Prairie or County of GP school district during the 2016/2017 school year.
*Student must be in Grande Prairie on Sept. 15th to win.
For more information re entries contact Tanya Sedore at 9927 100 Ave. or email at above address.

HAVE YOU MOVED INTO DOWNTOWN OR MOVED OUT OF DOWNTOWN? LET US KNOW. 780-538-1909 or gpdta@telus.net

 

 

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