GP Downtown Association News

GPDTA FEBRUARY 2017

Feb 21, 2017

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the
DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION AGM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 
at the Royal Canadian Legion

Breakfast - 7:30am
Meeting - 8:00am
Election of Officers
2017 Budget
2017 Activities Calendar
Art Ouellette Award
Downtowner of the Year Award

If you are interested in sitting on the Board or a Committee, call Helen 780-538-1909.
Beautification - 1st Tuesday of the month - 8:30am
Promotion - 2nd Tuesday of the month - 8:30am
Member Affairs - 3rd Tuesday of the month - 8:30am
Board - 4th Wednesday of the month - 8:30am
Parking - 4 times a year - Monday - 8:30am

A BIG THANKS to You Go North (Pomeroy Group). They are going to post our events on their calendar
Thanks also to Snapshot Studio for supplying the photos.

ESQUIRES COFFEEHOUSE RAILTOWN is now licensed! Now you can visit your favourite coffee shop, just off Resources Road, for a glass of wine, craft beer, or an Esquires warmer. Skip the noise and busy atmosphere of a restaurant or bar and meet with friends in their cozy café to enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Add a shot of Bailey’s to a cup of their Fairtrade Organic Coffee, or try another coffee cocktail from the Esquires Warmer menu. Join them on Thursday & Friday evenings from 6pm-10pm for their Esquires @ Night menu of small plate tapas and light desserts. Find them on Facebook for more information at Esquires Coffeehouse in Grande Prairie. New extended hours are: Monday to Wednesday 7am-6pm. Thursday & Friday 7am-10pm. Sunday 10am-5pm.

SPINAL CORD INJURY - “StopGap.ca is an initiative started in Ontario to help businesses get ramps for accessibility”. They are interested in having us adopt a StopGap Foundation Community Ramp Project. This project allows businesses with single step storefronts the opportunity to receive a deployable access ramp at little or no cost. Volunteers help build ramps and typically building materials are acquired via a donation or discounted rates from local hardware stores. If you are interest in us starting this project call the office 780-538-1909.

DON’S DINING - Located at #106, 9840-97 Ave Call 780-513-2888 or 780-513-2184 WELCOMES YOU!
They offer various healthy Chinese and western foods. Browse through their menu on the website. They offer combos, dine-in, take-out, and delivery. http://www.donsdining.com

Welcome to Nurse Next Door - Sandi Neville, now located at 215, 9804 100th Ave - Phone: 587-202-8885
Website: http://www.nursenextdoor.com

Better Than Fred’s Live Music
Wild T & The Spirit - February 24-25th
Call 780-532-4450 for more information

UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage Understand the impact of culture on people’s thought process and behaviours Bring practical solutions back to your work in a multicultural environment
This is a no cost even. Participants will receive a book authored by Lionel Laroche
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Registration and breakfast: 8:30am Program: 9am-4pm
Muskoseepi Park Auditorium 102 Ave & 102 St
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-cultural-diversity-workshop-tickets-31691254395

GP Children’s Festival Fundraiser Hollywood Gala
February 26th - Grande Prairie Live Theatre - The doors open at 4pm and the show starts at 5pm. For more information or tickets call 780-538-1616.

GRANDE PRAIRIE LIVE THEATRE CONCERT SERIES 2017
Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers - Sun, March 12th
Pharis and Jason Romero, Thurs, March 31st
The Small Glories, Wed, April 19th

LIVE THEATRE
Wait Until Dark - by Frederick Knott, directed by Gordie Haakstad - March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25
Tickets and Info at 780-538-1616 http://www.gplt.ca

REVOLUTION PLACE
Tom Cochran’s Mad Mad World Tour with Red Rider
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - Show Time: 8pm
VIP Packages - Can be purchased separately through http://www.fanxportal.com/tomchochranvip/. You must have purchased a concert ticket through Revolution Place Box Office.
VIP Package includes:
-Meet & Greet With Tom Cochran
-Deluxe CD
-Coffee Table Book
-Shirt or Poster
-Early Entrance
-VIP Souvenir Laminate
For tickets: Call the Box office: 780-538-0387 or online: https://tickets.revolutionplace.com

GRANDE PRAIRIE DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR
www.gpdowntown.com
email: gpdta@telus.net
SCHEDULE
All dates may be subject to change

Mar. 1 - Annual General Meeting - 8:00a.m. / Breakfast 7:30am

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

June 24 -  Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale - street displays, demonstrations and sales tables
will make shopping, browsing, or just wandering a delight. 100 Avenue will be closed from 99 Street to 102 Street.

July 1 -  Canada Day Parade - Proud to be Canadian - red & white abound Downtown.
July 21-22-23 -  Street Performers Festival - Professional entertainers make the street a wonderland of awe inspiring activity.

Oct. 28 - Halloween Party.

Nov. 17 - Vegas Night - cut the cards, spin the wheel, roll the dice for discounts. It’s no gamble at all.(Open until 11:00pm)

Dec. 3 - Santa Parade - Experience the wonder & joy of Christmas.

Dec. 4 - 23 - Elf On The Shelf - Look for Elf in participating stores and enter to win a DT Gift Card for $100each week and (1) $500 gift card from all entries submitted during the month. Draw will be madeDec. 22.

Dec. 4 - 23 - Mary Christmas - Mary will be walking throughout the downtown handing out gift cards fromdowntown businesses.

PARKING SPACES - We have a couple of parking spaces available, for rent, adjacent to Subway (west side parking lot) on 99th Avenue. If you are interested in having a parking space for yourself, employees or customers, give the office a call 780-538-1909.

Construction Information Session - On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm at the Montrose Cultural Centre (Teresa Sargent Hall) an information session on the 2017 Downtown Project construction.

Shine Your Light on Suicide Prevention - Now till the End of February watch the Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watc?v=ECSs1A5E2YA or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sucideprevent/

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