GP Downtown Association News

GPDTA SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Sep 23, 2016

DTA SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

DOWNTOWN ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
We appreciate your continued support during the construction of this project. This multi-phase initiative is going to make a valuable difference in the downtown neighbourhood by updating aging infrastructure and creating a modern, contemporary feel. To stay up-to-date on the project, including traffic notifications and construction updates, sign up for the weekly update
at http://www.cityofgp.com/ourdowntown.
If you have questions or concerns please don’t vent them on social media. It may scare people away from coming downtown. Call the City at 780-538-0417 and talk to Matt or Conor. They will answer your questions and discuss your concerns.

BUSINESSES HIGHLIGHTED - Downtown businesses will be highlighted in various ways throughout the project. If you are interested in participating in promotional activities. To get involved, please contact ourdowntown@cityofgp.com.
You can sign up to receive email updates for events and information specific to the Enhancement project at http://www.cityofgp.com/ourdowntown. Our website continues to be updated on a regular basis.

HALLOWEEN WALKING PARADE - will take place Saturday, October 29. Leaving the Montrose Cultural Centre at about 11:15am walking to 100 Ave. They will travel from 99 St. to 101 St. and cross over to the south side of 100 Ave., back to 99 St. and returning to the Cultural Centre.
Get your treats ready. We anticipate about 400.
Thanks to GP Enforcement Services, Grande Prairie Grief Support Assoc., Esquires and Snap Shot Studio.

STUFF A BUS - will be downtown in front of Bama Furniture November 18 and December 16.

GET READY to SPIN THE WHEEL, CUT THE CARDS, & THROW THE DICE for discounts. VEGAS NIGHT is back November 18. Open until 11pm. Plan your game and your staff now. It’s a popular event.

Stop by and congratulate Nan and her staff at Image Design, nominated for Best Business 10 Employees and Under for Small Business Week. Their mission is to create innovative, dynamic graphic and web design with the highest customer success and satisfaction. They work with customers every step of the way to create the strongest possible image and website for their business, responding to their needs, time lines, and budgets.
Their Core Values are originality, excellent service, quality products, passion, sincerity, teamwork. Visit the Chamber of Commerce website to vote online.

SANTA PARADE - Sunday, December 4. Starts at 1pm from 102 Street & travels East on 100 Ave. to 99 St. Turns North and disburses at 99 St & 101 Ave. Entry forms will be available approximately Nov. 1
It’s free, it is a great day for children and adults.

REVOLUTION PLACE - Purchase tickets by phone 780-538-0387 or in person. Online at https://tickets.revolutionplace.com/Online

Grande Prairie Antiques & Collectible Show
Bowes Family Gardens
Sept 24 - 10am - 6pm
Sept 25 - 10am - 4pm
This year the customer entrance fee has dropped to $8 for an unlimited 2 day pass.

Grande Prairie Woman’s Show - Fall Edition
Revolution Place
Friday, Oct. 14 - 3pm - 9pm
Saturday, Oct. 15 - 10am - 5:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 16 - Noon - 5pm.
Daily admission $8.00
Weekend Pass $12.00
Fashion, health & wellness, children’s products, financial management, home improvement to fitness, travel, recreation, career & gift-giving. All you want and need, all in one place.

Our Lady Peace Concert and I Mother Earth featuring Edwin & special guests The Standstills.
October 17
Show time 7pm.
P1 Reserved Floor/Stands - $67.00
P2 Reserved Stands - $52.00
Acoustic Happy Hour VIP Package available & includes: Private combine acoustic performance by OLP and IME / Meet & Greet with the bands / LTD edition of signed tour poster / Souvenir Laminate / and more. Please note that tickets for the VIP package does not include a ticket to the show. You must have a ticket to the show to enter the venue or attend the Meet & Greet. To purchase VP Package http://bit.ly/2cqgi02

9th Annual Stompin Scarecrow Festival Shindig - Friday, Oct. 21 at Bowes Family Gardens.
Cocktails 6pm
Dinner 7:30pm
Auction & Dance to follow (the Chucks)
Reserved Ticket $125.00

9th Annual Stompin Scarecrow Fest-of-Ale - Saturday, Oct. 22 at Bowes Family Gardens
6pm - 10pm
Craft Beer Tasting, Music and Art. Sponsored by The Den Pub & Carvery and Vintage Wine & Spirits.
General Admission $40.00

9th Annual Stompin Scarecrow Family Stomp - Sunday, Oct. 23 at Bowes Family Gardens
1pm to 4pm
Family of 4 - $10.00

Marianas Trench & the Last Crusade with special guest Shawn Hook - November 7 - Revolution Arena
Show time 7:30pm
VIP Meet & Greet Package - $225.00
VIP Sound check Package - $125.00
P1 Reserved - $59.00
P2 Reserved - $48.00

VIP Meet & Greet includes: One premium reserved ticket I the first 10 rows / VIP early entry into venue / Exclusive meet & greet with personal photos with Marianas Trench / VIP pre-show sound check / Autographed 8x10 photo of Marianas Trench / Exclusive merchandise item / Official VIP laminate / Crowd-free merchandise / Limited availability.

VIP Sound Check Package - One premium reserved ticket in the first 15 rows / Early entry into venue / Access to Marianas Trench pre-show sound check / Exclusive merchandise item / Commemorative laminate / Crowd-free merchandise / Limited availability.

The Celtic Tenors Christmas Concert - December 6, Bowes Family Gardens
Showtime 7:30pm
P1 Reserved Floor - $57.00
P2 Reserved Floor - $46.00
Back by popular demand, Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson & Daryl Simpson have performed together as the Celtic Tenors for over 15 years. Join them for a relaxing and wonderful evening of entertainment.

Purchase tickets by phone 780-538-0387 or in person. Online https://tickets.revolutionplace.com/Online

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have the same sense of accomplishment. Aly Raisman

CHECK OUR WEBSITE http://www.gpdowntown.com to be sure you are listed in the Business Directory and that the information is accurate. If you know of a new businesses downtown that’s not listed, let us know.

We are trying to keep all downtowners informed about downtown happenings & events. If you are not receiving emails from us, please make sure we have your email address. We want to keep everyone informed. Or give us a fax number. Contact us: gpdta@telus.net phone 780-538-1909 or fax 780-532-7331.

AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE WEDDING & EVENT RENTALS & HOLLY BERRIES THE CHRISTMAS STORE is having a HUGE CLEARANCE Starting October 11. 40% - 70% off as well as tons of $1 items. Christmas decorations & decor craft supplies, 1000's of artificial flowers, trees, bushes, & vines, including fall stock. Fabrics - pots - home decor wedding accessories & supplies. Like Affordable Elegance on Facebook to keep up with all the deals. 9923 100 Ave. 780-532-0801.

AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE WEDDING & EVENTS RENTALS is MOVING to 9828 100 Ave., across from the Co-op. It will be open on September 29th. 780-532-0801
http://www.affordableelegance.ca

GRANDE PRAIRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Alberta Culture Days: Alberta Strong! - October 1.
Join them as they celebrate all things that make us #AlbertaStrong! They will have displays & performances from 1pm to 4pm in the Teresa Sargent Hall. Everyone welcome for this fun, family event.

LibriCon Selfie Challenge! - Take a selfie while holding of their LibriCon signs at landmarks around GP and post them to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #gpplibricon. They will announce a new landmark every Friday until October 7. All entries will be entered into a draw to win a LibriCon Mystery Box. check the Libricon page on their website for more details, the rules & the down-loadable hasthtag sign (also available at the information desk).

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 for the TechnologySOS volunteer program. You will commit to a minimum of one 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 +.

Book Launch: Mastering Confidence by Kathy Archer - Join local author Kathy Archer as she presents her new book Mastering Confidence. Discover your leadership potential by awakening your inner guidance system.  Thursday, Sept. 29 - 7pm - Rotary Community Room.

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

The Newsletter goes out to all the downtown businesses through Canada Post delivery or email. If you have a downtown event happening or have downtown news, email or fax us the information. Deadline is 9am on the 20th of each month (or if it falls on a weekend the Friday before) It gets delivered approximately 3 days after. It’s free.

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