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Request for Proposals

GPRIN is the Innovation Network serving northwestern Alberta innovators and entrepreneurs with the resources, knowledge, and connections to develop, validate, manufacture, market and launch innovations into the marketplace. The innovation ecosystem in Alberta is expansive and GPRIN has access to resources and expertise in a wide variety of areas, in Alberta and across Canada.

GPRIN aims to help diversify the regional economy by cultivating the innovation process, the creation of new ideas and new technologies, products, and business ventures. The GPRIN team and its stakeholders help innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies move their ideas forward by offering access to a variety of services and professionals throughout the Alberta innovation ecosystem. The GPRIN is unique in its make up and funding model and is well placed way to draw from and contribute too, the economic development, business development and innovation realms.

GPRIN is seeking the services of a Contract Company or Employee to assist with completing numerous items listed as part of the 2021-2022 GPRN Workplan.

Workplan Items include:
  • Event Planning (up to 2)
  • Setting up round table discussions (up to 4)
  • Arranging training – both in-person and virtual (up to 6)
  • Accelerator activities and partnership development (up to 4)
  • Makerspace development (up to 2)
  • Partnership development with post-secondary, underrepresented groups, municipalities, stakeholders, etc.
  • Project reporting (monthly)

The term of this contract will begin October 15th, 2021 and end March 31, 2022.

Proposed budget for this contract is up to $10,000.

Respondents shall provide the following to GPRIN the following by 4:30pm, October 8, 2021:
  • Background and Expertise (with specific information on experience with serving diverse communities, and project development in & for diverse communities).
  • Networking, training, and stakeholder connections
  • Three Professional References

GPRIN is also seeking the services of a Marketing Firm to improve the overall GPRIN brand awareness, create a Marketing Strategy, Social Media marketing and initiatives, and invigorating a regional presence for the RIN.

Contract Deliverables may include:
  • Working with GPRIN partners and stakeholders to Create a GPRIN Marketing Strategy
  • Lead GPRIN re-naming/rebranding activities
  • Develop and execute social media engagement strategy

The term of this contract will begin October 15, 2021 and end March 31, 2022, with potential continuation, based on funding, to March 31, 2023.

Proposed budget for this contract is up to $10,000.

Respondents shall provide the following to GPRIN the following by 4:30pm, October 8, 2021:
  • Background and Expertise (with information around work with and development of marketing materials for diverse communities).
  • Networking, training, and stakeholder connections
  • In house expertise
  • Proposed timeline
  • Three Professional References

Interested proponents are asked to contact Jane Hunter-Uhryn – GPRIN Coordinator, jane@albertacf.com to request additional information, specifically the GPRIN 2021-22 Workplan and GPRIN Terms of Reference.
We are pleased to offer a Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout meal again this year on Sunday Oct 10th. This traditional Thanksgiving dinner features our delicious slow roasted turkey, maple & orange thick cut ham, complete with all the fixings, and pumpkin pie & spice cake for dessert! Deadline to order this dinner is Friday October 8th at 4:00pm. To order a meal, please respond to this email, or you can place your order online at: https://evergreenpark.ticketspice.com/thanksgiving-dinner-oct-10
 
And don’t forget, our TARA Takeout this Friday which features your choice of Alberta CAB chuck short ribs or Chicken Breast Parmigana. Place your order by clicking this link: https://evergreenpark.ticketspice.com/october-1-tara-takeout-globetrotters. Deadline to order this week’s takeout is today (Thursday) at 4:00pm
 
**Please note, these meals are pick up only. Delivery is not available.
Curry's Jewellers is heading back to Antwerp, Belgium “The Diamond Capital of the World”!
 
Stop in and talk to Michael or Andre about the diamond you are looking for and let's bring it home for you!
 
Curry's Jewellers leaves on October 19.
 
Any Diamond Any Size we can get it for you!

CURRY'S JEWELLERS
Grande Prairie City Centre
Helping our Neighbours still looks Different This Year… and we need YOUR help!
 
We have extended the annual campaign this year as we were unable to do our historical door-to-door canvassing and are connecting online. 
 
Thank you to all of you who have already generously supported us, we are very grateful for the donations, sponsorships & food we have received so far. Every donation means someone else does not have to go without - please check out our goal thermometer on www.gpfooddrive.ca and help us reach our goal.  
 
How can you help? 
 
We need your help to engage friends, neighbours and co-workers. Together we can make our annual Food Bank Drive a success!
 
Visit our online store at www.gpfooddrive.ca
  • have fun purchasing food items, or a hamper, or make a financial donation. Your donation will provide food for members of our community - our friends, family, neighbors, classmates, co-workers.
Did you know that last year we saw an increase of 63% in the number of food hampers given out in our community? Of the 6,588 total individuals served, 44% were children.
 
Share Share Share
 
If each person shared the message with 10 contacts (by email, phone or in person), who shared with 10 contacts, we can fill the shelves and ensure that members of our community don't go hungry.
 
Let's get creative - do you have a group of friends that can work together $10 - $25 each? Maybe you want to challenge 5-10 friends to contribute equivalent to their last meal out? Share your ideas! 
AND SO MANY MORE OPTIONS IN STORE!

10160 108 St. Grande Prairie
Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park is hosting our 25th Annual Comedy Nite Fundraiser, Drive-In Style at the Grande Sunset Theatre, this Saturday October 2nd (Gates open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 8:00pm).

Featuring two hilarious Headliner Comedians, Kelly Taylor & Sean Lecomber, LIVE on stage in person. 

Join us from the inside of your vehicle, box of your truck or tailgate of your SUV for this evening of laughter. We have Food Options available with curbside pick-up the night of the event.  

For more information and to Get your Tickets click this link: 

There's even an ONLINE Silent Auction, which you can view by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3ATVwRZ

The best part about the ONLINE Silent Auction is that even if you're not able to attend the event or if you're not from the Region, you can still show your support for our Fundraiser. Heck...there's even shipping available for auction items if you don't live in the Grande Prairie Region. 

Please help us spread the word by sharing this email with your friends, co-workers & family. 

Thank you in advance for your support, we hope to see you at the Drive-In this Saturday October 2nd. 
Ryan’s Roundup 
 
Marketing is nothing without great connections. Meet new people and make fresh inroads at our monthly industry get-together, hosted by WJ’s owner and CEO Ryan Townend in the vibrant Grey Eagle Hotel. Expect a fun evening of conversation, advice and networking.  
 
DATE: Thursday, October 7th 
LOCATION: Little Chief in the Grey Eagle Hotel 
 
MISTLETOE MIXER

Must be over 18 years old to attend
Date: Nov. 26, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Tara Centre, Evergreen Park, County of Grande Prairie No. 1


HOLIDAY BARN BURNER

Must be over 18 years old to attend
Date: Nov. 27, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Tara Centre, Evergreen Park, County of Grande Prairie No. 1


TEDDY BEAR BREAKFAST

All ages welcome!
Date: Nov. 28, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 12:00 pm
Location: Tara Centre, Evergreen Park, County of Grande Prairie No. 1


SENIORS LUNCHEON

Seniors 60yrs +
Date: Nov. 26, 2021
Time: First seating 11:00 am - 12:15 pm. Second seating 12:15 - 1:30 pm.
Location: Tara Centre, Evergreen Park, County of Grande Prairie No. 1


GENERAL ADMISSION   
*tickets are not available at the door*
Dates & Times:
Nov. 25, from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov. 26, from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Nov. 27, from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Nov. 28, from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Location: Tara Centre, Evergreen Park, County of Grande Prairie No. 1
 

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