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GPDTA December 2017 Newsletter

Jan 26, 2018

Newsletter December 2017.pdf


January 2018   2018 Events Calendar:

www.gpdowntown.com email: gpdta@telus.net

Feb 28   Annual General Meeting – 8:30 Breakfast 8am

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

June 16 Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale – street displays, demonstrations and sales tables will make shopping, browsing, or just wandering a delight 100 Ave will be closed from 99 Street to 102 Street.  

July 1    Canada Day Parade – Proud to be Canadian – red & white abound DownTown.

July 20/21/22   Street Performers Festival – Professional entertainers make the street a wonderland of awe inspiring activity.

Oct 27   Halloween Party 

Nov 16  Vegas Night – cut the cards, spin the wheel, roll the dice for discounts. It’s no gamble at all (Open until 11pm)  

Nov 23  Black Friday  

Dec 1    Santa Parade – Experience the wonder & joy of Christmas.

Dec 3-21 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 all entries submitted during the month. Draw will be made December 21.  

The Street Performers Festival will take place on 101 Ave in 2018. More information to follow.

  ***The AGM has been set for February 28th, 2018  at the Legion 8 am – Breakfast 8:30am – Meeting . -          Election of Officers -          2018 Budget -          Art Ouellette Award -          Downtowner of the Year   If you have any nominations for the Art Ouellette Award – (someone who keeps their property in such a manner as to be an inspiration to others) or the Downtowner of the Year (someone who by their actions has shown their commitment to the long-term viability & success of the downtown) Let Helen know ASAP.

If you would like to be on a committee, please let Helen know.


BEAUTIFICATION:  To identify and recommend physical improvements in the downtown street-scape and to improve the visual enhancement of downtown to create a unique look and feel for the area.

PROMOTION:  To attract people from Grande Prairie and the region to the downtown through events, attractions, promotions, partnerships and cooperative marketing. MEMBER AFFAIRS:  To develop and implement programs which enhance the exposure and image of the downtown to both members and the public at large through various initiatives and social media.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION:  To develop and implement strategies both short and long term that encourage business development of new and existing business ventures.

PARKING STRATEGY:  To identify visible accessible parking downtown that meets the needs of customers, business owners, employees and residents.


WELCOME PACKAGE We are having new packages made up to welcome new businesses into the DownTown. We want to ensure our new neighbors know how much we appreciate them choosing DownTown, make sure they feel welcome and part of our activities. Send us an e-mail gpdta@telus.net.


Feb 9 Hedley: Cageless Tour Fri 7 PM

Feb16 Black Label Society Fri 6 PM    Check out their new website:www.revolutionplace.com    

Do you need more maps? Call the office 780-538-1909  


 Starting to think about Spring Cleaning?? Richmond’s Dry Cleaners is here to help The experienced professional staff can help with all those “BIG” cleanings that won’t or shouldn’t be done in your washing machine. Stop by on 101 Ave or call 780-532-3232  

Grande Prairie Library

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 10:00am – 9:00pm Friday 10:0am to 6:00pm Saturday 0:00am to 5:00pm Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm   Meditation at GPPL – Mondays – 7pm – Sahaja mediation group offers free meditation classes for everyone who desires to find his or her true self, which is full of peace, joy of life and love for others. This practice helps relieve stress, anxiety and depression, thus providing a physical mental & emotional balance in our lives. Please bring a yoga mat.

PINK RAIN HAIR LOUNGE -780-532-5532 Give your hair the fairytale treatment at Pink Rain Hair Lounge.  For the month of January, every client will receive a complimentary Kerastase masque for complete hair luxury.  Change your shampoo, change your life.  Experience the magic for yourself at Pink Rain Hair Lounge, DownTown – Where Hair Reigns Supreme.  

GRAND OPENING! January 25th Main Floor 214 Place They will be open 10-8 with a store wide sale from 6-8 along with door prizes. Stop by and welcome them to the DownTown!   So many new businesses to welcome to the DownTown! Make sure you stop in and say hi!     Virtual Reality Arcade – 7A 9907 100th Ave Wefixit Weprintit – 10005 101Ave Unit 104   Are you new to the DownTown? Please contact our office at 780-538-1909 or gpdta@telus.net and introduce yourself! We look forward to hearing from you!  

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