Thank you for supporting the Grande Prairie & District
Chamber of Commerce and our member businesses!

To make a submission, email ads to tom@gpchamber.com.

If you missed our Tuesday CHAMBER NEWS, you can see it here.
Industry Marketing Analysis: Education
 
Economic development agencies across Canada have placed a heavy focus not only on attracting top technological talents to their turf, but “getting smarter” in general – the education incubator is often a hot political topic, too. With such a wide net cast on a smarter Canada, what does the education industry landscape look like here? 
 
The 22nd annual Cars for Christmas Lottery is back! You can win cars, trucks, ATV’s, trips, refresh your ride packages, cash and more! There are 3 ways to WIN BIG all while supporting 12 non-profit groups and programs and projects in your community.

Win cars, trucks, ATV’s, trips, cash and more in the Cars for Christmas Lottery. 23 prizes totalling over $423,000!

Win gift cards for fuel, food, clothing, furniture and more with the 12 days of Christmas Lottery. 12 prize packages valued at $80,520!

Win half the jackpot and up to $175,000 with the Christmas Cash Lottery! Last year’s winner took home $144,150!

Get your tickets before Oct 31st and you’ll be entered to win $5,000 in Bonus cash.

Visit www.carsforchristmas.com for more info or to get your tickets.
It is that time of the year again!!!

The Chair Extraordinaire is our annual fall fundraiser that is going on for it's 11th year.

We have partnered with the Jackpot Grill & Event Centre again this year. Purchase a ticket for $35, where $25 goes to your meal at the Jackpot Grill & Events Centre and the remaining $10 goes towards our programing at the Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention. While enjoying your meal you can view the chair packages and a few silent auction items though the month of October.

Tickets can be purchased online anytime between October 1st and 30th, 2021.

Our previous events have been great successes thanks to the overwhelming support of our community, partners, and sponsors.

Let's all work to keep the conversations around mental health and suicide prevention going!

For more information please email Jenn at admin@sp-rc.ca or call 780-539-6680

Just to clarify:
You can see the Chair packages set up at the Jackpot from October 1st to 30th.

The Chair Auction will close on October 30th at noon after which all winners will be contacted.

The 50/50 raffle will run from October 1st to October 30th. The draw will occur on October 30th at noon.

What is the Dignity Drive all about?
The four Rotary Clubs and Rotaract club in Grande Prairie have teamed together to collect new/unused underwear and socks for homeless and street-involved people, as well as others who would benefit by having these items.

Why underwear and socks?
Access to clean underwear and socks is essential for one’s comfort, health, and hygiene. Wearing clean underwear and socks also contributes significantly to one’s sense of value and dignity as well as one’s confidence and motivation to aspire. This fact applies to all people but is especially applicable for individuals who are attempting to transition out of homelessness and away from street-related activities. Underwear and socks are the most needed staple clothing but are the least donated items to centers that shelter and serve homeless and street-involved individuals.

When is the Dignity Drive held?
Due to the high and ever pressing need of these items, the campaign is held in the Fall during the month of October and in the Spring during the month of April.

Which agencies in Grande Prairie will distribute the donations?
The agencies who will distribute the items are: The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association-Alberta Northwest Region, Northreach Centre, Saint Lawrence Centre, and Rotary House.
The 3 Point Perspective exhibition opens Thursday, October 7 at 7-9pm

This will not be like openings that we have had in the past, we do not have a liquor license and likely won’t again until after the pandemic. We will be participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).

REP requires us to view one of the following before entering the gallery: 
• COVID-19 immunization record, or
• proof of a negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or
• documentation of a medical exemption (letter from a doctor)

We decided we want to participate in the REP simply because we want to make the exhibition accessible to as many people as possible. Masks, as per AHS, are mandatory to enter. Please use the direct access doors on 100th Ave, right below our sign. We may have to control traffic numbers but if we do, we have the 214 Place lobby so people aren’t waiting outside.

Also for perspective, this is considered extended retail hours and not a gathering. The show and sale will be up for a month so there will be plenty of opportunities to take in the show. 
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
 
**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! 
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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