Chamber Member Connections - March 2020
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March Promo
Available March 2- 31

Banner stands are one of the more affordable and versatile ways to advertise, some stands have changeable banners making it easy to change your messaging or promotional offers. Call our office today to get your promotional collateral.

Save some time on Saturday, Feb 29th from 10 AM - 3 PM for our Leap Year Home Based Business trade show, showcasing twenty local artists, and home businesses. Get to know and help support all the local talent around us!
On March 17, 2020 the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie is excited to invite our business partners and community members to our official launch of the D’Company Community Hub Project.
 
This 76-year-old building has a rich military history and it currently services as the base for 200+ Air and Army Cadets. It is often rented for community and private events, including Play Zone summer camps, it also serves the larger community by housing events such as Rotary’s Rise Against Hunger and Friends of Grande Spirit Foundation Garage Sale. 
 
Unfortunately, as its importance as a gathering space has increased over the years, D’Coy’s usability has deteriorated. The aging building desperately needs to be repaired, restored and modernized.
 
The Rotary Club of Grande Prairie is contributing $1.8 M towards this capital campaign to raise $3.5 M to see the D’Coy transformed to a vibrant Community Hub. This ambitious restoration project will be the continued home to the Air and Army Cadets and other potential tenants. The proposed project will return the hall to its original footprint, providing a large multi-purpose recreational space, available for events and programming. Updated meeting and classrooms provide space for community associations and not-for-profits to build a stronger and more vibrant community.
 
Join us for some light refreshments at the D’Coy Armouries (9005 101 St) to learn more about this undertaking and how you can support this endeavour.
 
Doors open at 5:00pm, presentation at 5:30 and enjoy a demonstration by the Tri-Service Drill Team!
 
Please RSVP to rotaryclubgp@gmail.com . See you there!

The Rotary Club of Grande Prairie is pleased to have our honorary member, Finance Minister, the Honorable Travis Toews join our meeting. He will be giving a talk on Budget 2020.  Chamber members are invited to attend our regularly scheduled Rotary meeting on March 13 at 12:15 at the Paradise Inn.   Lunch is $20 and RSVP is required by March 6 to Patricia Millward  mill2121@telus.net . Space is limited.  
The City of Grande Prairie , in partnership with the Alberta Culture and Tourism Board Development Program (BDP), are proud to host a community session of "Introduction to Board Governance: Understanding Your Roles and Responsibilities" on Saturday, March 7 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Centre 2000 in the Al Robertson Boardroom. 

The workshop is designed for board members of registered non-profit societies wanting to learn more about their role, enhance their skills, and work more effectively.

This workshop is for you if:
• You’re a new board member wanting to learn more about your role. 
• You’re an experienced board member wishing to enhance your skills and work more effectively as a board team member.

This workshop covers topics that concern all boards of incorporated non-profit societies including:
• Understanding one’s legal landscape and legal responsibilities
• Concepts of governance and understanding the roles and responsibilities of board members 
• Liability and risk management and the link to policy development
• An overview of organizational planning and financial responsibilities
• Building a strong team and effective relationships
• Effective meetings and making the most of committees
• Creating an effective structure to ensure work gets done

Registration is $25 and this includes lunch. Please call 780-532-5790 to sign up. Due to limited space, we request no more than two board members from one organization register.  

GPRC's Ninth President

Join us as we install GPRC's newest President and CEO, while we celebrate our bright future as the Northern Centre of Post-Secondary Excellence in Alberta!

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Find more information at: 
The Grande Prairie Curling Centre is hosting the 2020 Junior Provincial Club Championship March 20,21 and 22. This event will bring Junior curlers and their families from all over Alberta to Grande Prairie. We are currently looking for the community’s help in obtaining sponsorship for this event. For more information, or to receive a sponsorship package please contact Keri Bruce at 780-228-2157 or by email at  keri_ann11@hotmail.com   
John Deere Days
PrairieCoast equipment
15102 - 101 Street, Grande Prairie
Friday, March 13, 2020
7:30am-4pm

Start your day off right with a pancake breakfast, courtesy of Farm Credit Canada & PrairieCoast equipment . Watch the progression of John Deere technology through the years and see highlights of current customer machines working the fields. We then have Honourable Minister of Finance, Travis Toews speaking on 2020 Ag Outlook. After a question and answer period, we invite you to participate in a mini-tradeshow with our suppliers, in store discounts on parts, and free give aways and door prizes. The John Deere Ride and Drive event also begins at 10am, where we will have 1000-6000 Series Tractors available for you to try out for yourself! We will also be holding a Dutch Auction on select used equipment pieces from March 9-14. Prices drop up to $10,000 daily! Contact us for more details!
Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly email highlights sales, promotions, accomplishments, events, and general awareness of our membership.  
 
For more information on Chamber Member Connections submissions,
please email tom@gpchamber.com .
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