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May 26, 2017


 Newsletter June 2017



June Newsletters will now be delivered at the End of May as they concern June events!



Music - Bouncies - Model Car Races - Food Trucks and More!
100th Avenue - 99th Street - 101 Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Outdoor displays and sales tables make the day more exciting - Plan yours now!

Downtown Rehabilitation & Streetscapes 2017

Construction season is once again upon us. To be sure you get up to date information sign up for a weekly update newsletter at:


We would love to profile you and your unique & neat merchandise and services you offer on our Facebook page. Give us a call at 780-538-1909 or e-mail at gpdta@telus.net


Celebrate the Legion’s
90th Birthday
Saturday June 24th

101 Ave mid-block heading west to 99th Street will be closed 8am - 5pm.
Games - Fiddlers - Bouncies! A Steak dinner to follow!
Call the Legion 780-532-3110 for more information.

Esquires Coffeehouse Railtown - is now offering office catering! Have a morning meeting? Need lunch for the office or snacks for coffee break? Choose from a selection on in-store baked goods, fresh soup & sandwiches and much more. If you’re looking to get out of the office, visit the Railtown location and enjoy their selection of wine, craft beer & liqueurs. Join them every Thursday & Friday night from 6-9:30 for a drink and something delicious off the tapas menu. For more information or to book catering, please email esquiresgp@gmail.com or call 780-539-7775

All dates may be subject to change

June          Downtown beautifies with the installation of hanging flower baskets, planters and banners.
June 10     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                       101 Street.
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 awe                         inspiring 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.

Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention is hosting a Graffiti Removal Superstar Recognition on Friday May 26th, 2017 at 11am, at the City on 99th Building to recognize those whose efforts & contributions in removing Graffiti, help make Grande Prairie a safer more connected community.


The Grande Prairie Museum’s Heritage Village

The Grande Prairie Museum & Heritage Village are open Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm & 10am-8pm on weekends. Summer extended hours commence in July. Cost if FREE. The opening is family friendly, suitable for all ages with crafts suitable for children age 2 & up.Grande Prairie Police & Crisis Team - A Crisis team that is comprised of an RCMP officer and Registered Psychiatric Nurse able to intervene, assess and support people having a mental health crisis in the community.
Phone: 780-830-5837 or Cell: 780-814-2186 

Tickets available at www.gplt.ca or by calling

June 23-25The North County Fair
August 18-20Bear Creek Folk Festival

101 9839 - 103 Ave 780-532-3580
Monday to Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Herbal Remedies for Stress Relief
Stress can manifest in many different ways including anxiety, depression and insomnia. Herbs can be supportive “allies” during these times. Learn about properties and preparations of herbs & flower essences appropriate for stress relief (acute and long-term stress). Some nutritional and lifestyle choice will also be addressed. Presented by Herbal Therapist Gudren Penselin. Register online or 780-357-7455

Musical May
Take your lunch to the Library for musical Mondays. Listen to talented, local musicians and head back to work relaxed and refreshed!
May 29th - Noon - 1pm in the Reading Lounge

Surface work on 101 St. from south of 99 Ave. to north of 100 Ave. is scheduled to recommence in mid-June. Temporary sidewalk surfaces were installed last year at the contractor’s expense due to inclement weather and are being removed this year. They are being replaced with a paving stone design installed on a concrete base. Trees and other finishing features are also being installed to complete the new sidewalks.
Road Closures and Traffic Accommodation
101 St. is closed to traffic from north of 100 Ave. to north of 101 Ave. It is expected to remain closed until the end of August.
101 Ave. remains open to local traffic. With the 101 St. intersection closed, traffic entering 101 Ave. from either 102 St. or 100 St. can turn around in a cul-de-sac style to exit onto the same street it enters from.
Limited on-street parking is available along 101 Ave. Further impacts are expected and will be communicated as the project progresses.
Access to the 101 St. alley between 101 Ave. and 102 Ave. currently remains open.
Pedestrian access is currently being maintained on the west side of 101 St. Please use caution and obey signs where applicable.
To learn more about the project and subscribe to Weekly Update e-newsletters, please visit www.cityofgp.com/ourdowntown

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
May 5 - August 20
New Exhibition - Montrose Cultural Centre
9839- 103rd Ave www.aggp.ca

Calgary artist Greg Payce as been making ceramic objects for over 40 years. He is the recipient of the 2013
Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (Saidye Bronfman Award)

Jayne Kidd is the recipient of the 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual an Media Arts. Her exhibition, “Curious” at the Art Gallery is part of a larger show that was shown at the Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery in Vancouver in 2015 and will open at the Kelowna Art Gallery in September 2017

The portraits in Kiren Niki Sangra’s “Lifelines” depicts a number of the artist’s close friends and family members. Working on raw wood panels, Sangra uses watercolour-like washes of acrylic paint to create vibrant portraits over networks of bold graphic line work with touches of bright color and small glints of gold leaf.

Calgary based artist Bill Morton has strong ties to traditional fabric dying. Using mulberry paper stencils and various silks or hand-dyed, Morton builds up his designs with layers of dye & wax.

Stop by and welcome the new Executive Director Jeff Erbach


Street Performers Festival
July 21-22-23
Fun for Everyone!
If you are going to have outside sales tables, displays or demonstrations let us know so we can plan space for you. Call 780-538-1909
100 Ave - 99 Street - 101 Street
100 Street - 99Ave - 101 Ave
Will be closed to vehicular traffic

Stompede Bust Out BBQ
Revolution Place parking lot
Tuesday May 30th
11:30am - 1:30pm
Sponsored by Wapiti Sand and Gravel


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