Dear Chamber Friend, 
Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce! This bi-monthly email is sent to hundreds of members and friends of the Chamber, highlighting some of the sales, specials, accomplishments and events of our membership, and shared on social media.  
If you are a Chamber member and you'd like to 'connect' with fellow members and the community, please email your advertisement (with up to 2 .pdf, .jpg, or .png images) to at least 2 days prior to our issue dates of the 1st and 15th of the month.
Stay Up-To-Date With Your Chamber

Ribbon Cutting - Wild Rose Country Restaurant - Nov. 18 at 12:00pm
Ribbon Cutting - Podollan Inn & Spa - Nov. 23 at 6:00pm
Business Interchange - EFPI - Corporate and Tax Planning Strategies - Centre 2000
- Nov. 28 at 11:45am
Business After 5 Mixer - MNP - Nov. 30 at 5:00pm
Chamber AGM - Centre 2000 - Dec. 7 at 11:30am
Business After 5 Mixer - Richmond Reception Centre & Bear Creek Funeral Home
- Dec. 14 at 5:00pm
For more information on advertising
including rates for Members and Non-Profit Members, please contact:
Leah Fujarczuk, Membership Sales & Services Manager 780-532-5340

Flooring Superstores
Unit B-10545-117 Ave. 
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7N6
PHONE: 780-539-7887
FAX: 780-539-7466

Afternoon of Palaeontology
Saturday, November 18, 2017 * 1:00 - 5:00pm
Learn about dinosaurs straight from the experts!
Visit the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum on Saturday, November 18 from 1:00 to 5:00pm for a symposium of dinosaurs, with back-to-back mini-lectures from nine prolific palaeontologists, including the legendary Dr. Philip Currie! A broad range of topics will be explored, including a closer look at the local Pachyrhinosaurus and recent dinosaur discoveries in British Columbia. Dinosaur enthusiasts of all interest levels won't want to miss this chance to hear the latest findings of an all-star expert line-up!
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat by contacting or by phone at 587-771-0662.
Donations are appreciated.

We are taking appointments on November 17th from 11am-7pm. These are one of our most highly anticipated mini sessions of the year! Hurry and contact us before we are booked up.
This package includes 1-8x10, 2-5x7's, and wallets for $149 with the option to purchase the digital file.   
Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to come to T.Sedore photography for our Santa Mini Sessions on Nov 24 & 25th! This package will include 1-8x10,2-5x7's, and the option to purchase the digital file. Santa may even have a little surprise for the kids!


The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie will be hosting a Pop-Up Beading Group!

Participants will work on a community-beading project, while learning more about the history of beading, and about the Walking With Our Sisters Art Installation coming to Grande Prairie.  
Materials will be supplied and all are welcome.
November 16th 6:00-8:00pm
December 7th 6:00-8:00pm
Thank you for your support,

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
#103, 9839 - 103 Avenue


Building Inclusive Communities: Dialogue and Training Sessions
The City of Grande Prairie's Community Social Development department is hosting free, community sessions to provide training and conversation on inclusivity in Grande Prairie.
Event Details
Three sessions are available to attend:
Date: Monday, November 27
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: KMSC Room B, Coca- Cola Centre
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Location: Muskoseepi Park Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, November 29
Time: 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rotary Community Room, Montrose Cultural Centre
Please note, attendance is only required at one session, not all three.
We invite all to attend for discussions around what inclusion means to you, what barriers to inclusion exist in the community and what your ideas are for creating a more welcoming and inclusive city.
Register by visiting the Community Social Development page on Eventbrite or contacting us at 780-538-0345.
Online Survey
A 5-minute online survey is also being conducted on inclusivity in Grande Prairie. The survey is open to everyone in the community, and can be completed whether you attend the sessions or not. Complete the survey here.

Get new blinds for Christmas and a rebate too! Call Judy at JH Interiors for your complimentary consultation and more details - including special Chamber of Commerce member discounts! 780-882-8698!

Elf on the Shelf - find the Elf at participating business and take a selfie! Enter to win on the GP Downtown Association facebook page for a weekly & monthly draw starting December 1st. Draws on the 8th, 15th  & 22nd  with the monthly drawing on December 29th.

Christmas parade - contact our office at 780-538-1909 or  if you would like to participate in our Annual Santa Parade on December 3rd.

The Municipal District of Greenview is hosting the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations Certificate beginning in November. Classes will take place in DeBolt at the Greenview Public Services Building. A half day workshop for Executive Leaders will take place on January 31, 2018. For more information and to register, contact the Canadian Trainers Collective at
Module 1: IAP2 Foundations November 22-24, 2017
Module 2: IAP2 Techniques January 29-30, 2018
Full registration fee is $2,100. Registration includes lunch and coffee.
IAP2 Decision Makers January 31, 2018
This is a two hour IAP2 introduction for politicians, CEOs and senior executives. Registration fee is $75 and includes lunch and coffee.

George Emmett of  GR8 Solutions  is proud to bring  Darel Baker the owner of Keldar Leadership  to Grande Prairie  November 21st  2017 at The Stonebridge Hotel.
Darel will be showcasing two nationally renowned tools designed to make better staff selections as well as building and developing your staff/teams at all levels, helping them to achieve higher results.
Introducing the "PXT Select Assessment System" a Wiley Brand Product and "The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team" based on Patrick Lencioni best selling book
"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team".
Join us for a  complimentary breakfast  and morning session at  The Stonebridge Hotel Richmond Room "A".  
Space is limited, to reserve your seat please contact  or  and reference the Grande Prairie November 21st  Showcase Event in your email.
Timelines for the Showcase are:
8:00 - 8:30           Registration
8:30 - 9:00           Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30         PXT Select Assessment tool
10:45 - noon        5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
We look forward to seeing you there.

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Time to Get Off the Regulated Rate Option
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