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Contents City of Grande Prairie

Cancellation Policy, Connections Info Aquatics and Wellness Eastlink Centre Coca Cola Centre Community Recreation Community Social Development Crime Prevention Crystal Centre Culture and Heritage GP Museum Heritage Discovery Centre Montrose Cultural Centre Dave Barr Community Centre Kid's Place Enforcement Services Environmental Sustainability Frequently Requested Numbers Muskoseepi Park Parks Operations

6 27-37 8-10 24-26 106-109 110-112 7 4, 82-84 83 84 4, 82 11 69-71 113 55 116-117 14-18 12-13

Aquatera 23, 114-115

Adult Education and Training

GPRC – Grande Prairie Campus Grande Prairie Council For Lifelong Learning Northern Lakes College The Work Place / Carlson & Company Inc

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Arts and Culture

Across The Floor Dance Studio Beaverlodge Cultural Centre GP Dancer’s Academy GP & District Branch of Alberta Genealogical Society Grande Prairie Boys Choir Grande Prairie Live Theatre Grande Prairie Photography Club Grande Prairie Public Library Music Pups NOW Dance Studio Penny Hamer Music Studios Ready Set Dance Salsaaddiction Sons of Norway The Centre for Creative Arts

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Community Support, Wellness and Education Accredited Supportive Living Services Limited ACFA Alberta Health Services Anodyne Chiropractic & Sports Therapy-Acupuncture Catholic Family Services Grande Prairie Block Parent Association Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau HIV North Society Inspire Wellness Studio - Massage LifeMark Health Centre Odyssey House (GP Women's Residence Association) Order For Life Parent Link Centre Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS) Satori Yoga & Healing Arts Society for Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens Soul Therapy

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Entertainment and Special Interest Big Country Free FM Q99 Shine FM

Fitness, Sport, and Recreation

Black Elk Hockey Camp Cardio Dance and Rejuvenate County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex Equine City Game Country Archers GP Run/Walk Club GP Synquatics Club GPRC Be Fit For Life Centre GPRC Fitness Centre and Climbing Gym GPRC Wolves Athletics Grande Prairie Catholic School District Grande Prairie Gymnastics (Gymniks) Grande Prairie Minor Baseball Association Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club Grande Prairie Rugby Club Grande Prairie Skating Club JT BodyQuest KidSport Love Life Hot Yoga Nitehawk Recreation Area Northern Extreme Freestyle Olana’s Classic Edge Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS) Peace Wapiti Speed Skating Club Restorative Hatha Yoga Roots Up! Yoga For Children and Families Tien Lung Taekwon-Do Clubs Walk, Run & More Wapiti Nordic Ski Club Yoga For Every Body

Preschool, Youth, & Teen

Cloth Diaper Kids Ecole Nouvelle Frontiere Ecole St Gerard School GPRC – Children’s Centre Demonstration Preschool Grande Prairie Catholic School District Grande Prairie Indoor Playground Society Grande Prairie Public School District Joys of Preschool Kumon Math Learning Ladder Preschool Oxford Learning The Montessori Option Tien Lung Taekwon-Do

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Cancellation Policy Community Recreation

If the City cancels: The City reserves the right to cancel, combine or divide classes or make other revisions which may be necessary. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient registration, participants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or have their fees refunded by way of credit on account or by a cheque. If you have paid by credit card, a reversal of the transaction will occur. If the Participant cancels or transfers: If the advertised deadline has not occurred a refund will be issued in one of three ways: • if you have paid by credit card, a reversal of the transaction will occur less a $5.00 transaction fee • if you have paid by cheque/cash/interact, or you may request a refund cheque (less a $5.00 transaction fee). Cheques take approximately ten days to process. • Or a credit (less a $5.00 transaction fee) will be applied to your account in our database which can be used for future City operated programs Once the advertised deadline passes, no withdrawals or transfers will be accepted. A refund or credit will not be issued – with the exception of proof of relocation or medical reasons, (which must be accompanied by a doctor’s certificate).


Community Connections is produced four times a year by the City of Grande Prairie Design / Irons Design • 780-539-0982 Printing / The Daily Herald-Tribune Distribution / The Daily Herald-Tribune If your organization would like to advertise “recreation and community” related programs and/or services in the Spring 2013 issue, please contact Edlynn. The Spring issue will be distributed February 27, 2013 in the Daily Herald-Tribune. Phone: 780.830.7070 Fax: 780.538.0425

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Crystal Centre

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Coca-Cola Centre

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Coca-Cola Centre

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Coca-Cola Centre

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780.538.0469 The Kid’s Place

Dave Barr Community Centre

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Programs and Services

Parks Operations Their locations are as follows: High Rink Boards • Montrose Junior High @ 6431 - 98 Street • Alexander Forbes @ 7240 - Poplar Drive • Swanavon @ 8908 - 100 Street • Hillside Community School@ 9410 - 106 Avenue • Crystal Park School @ 9351- 116 Avenue

Outdoor Rink Program

By now, many neighbourhood groups will have set up and begun establishment of an ice surface on their neighbourhood rink. If a neighbourhood group still wishes to set up and maintain an outdoor rink, they are encouraged to contact Parks Operations at 780-830-5018. If a rink can be set up in that area, Parks will provide any available rink boards, or neighbourhood groups may create "snow" boards instead. Deadline for outdoor rink applications is December 15th (no exceptions).

Low Rink Boards • Harry Balfour @ 10815 - 104 Street • Kateri Mission @ 7906 Mission Heights Drive • Ivy Macklin @ 8876 - 108 Avenue • JC Mackie Park @ 111 St and 106 Ave

Neighbourhood groups are still required to follow the Outdoor Rink Program guidelines which include: • a minimum of 5 Adult volunteers • include a contact person who will receive the rink hardware (hoses and water key) • maintain the rink as necessary including cleaning and flooding of the surface • receive mandatory training from City Staff Further information is also available on the City of Grande Prairie website at

Rink Maintenance on School Sites

The City of Grande Prairie Parks Operations maintains the Outdoor Rinks located on school sites. Rink sites are split into two categories, those with full size boards (high boards) are designed to facilitate hockey and low boards are designed to facilitate skating only. Parks staff clean and flood the school rink sites as weather conditions permit. Once ice is established, rink sites are flooded on average of once per week. A Zamboni is also used as required. Ice users are asked to stay off flooded rinks until they are frozen. We ask that hockey be restricted to High Board Rink Sites.

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Programs and Services

Parks Operations 2012 Park Improvement Program

The City of Grande Prairie Community Services Area has budgeted funds to assist community groups with the improvement and upgrade of parks throughout the City. The City’s goal is to promote neighbourhood based initiatives. Improvements such as skating rinks, lighting, tree planting, playground equipment upgrades and horticultural enhancements have been approved in the past. All projects must adhere to the City’s Design and Construction Manual. Submit proposals to Parks Operations outlining the project and community support local residents have for it. The review of applications for 2012 projects is mid May 2012. Requests after that date will be considered for the following year. Please forward proposals to Lindsey Juniper, Parks Planner, 9505-112 Street GP T8V 6H8. For more information please phone 780-538-0499 or email

Winter Lights

The City of Grande Prairie Parks Operations helps “LIGHT UP” the town! Many of the decorations and lights on the City streets are a result of the Park’s year round beautification program to brighten our city. Parks extends our thanks to the many individuals and organizations contributing to the beautiful winter displays throughout our City.

Winter Pruning

Crews continue to prune trees during the winter months. If city crews are in your neighbourhood please exercise caution while they are in your area. Most neighbourhoods have city trees planted on the right of way adjacent to front or side properties . As per Bylaw C-504 these trees are to be pruned by city crews only. If there are branches that require maintenance please call Parks Operations at 780-830-5018. Again as per Bylaw C-504, residents are reminded to prune their own trees which overhang city property onto back alleys or easements. Trees must be a minimum 10 feet from ground level to lowest branch for clearance purposes. For more info please visit

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780.538.0451 Muskoseepi Park Pavilion and Park Use

Muskoseepi Park Muskoseepi Park is available year-round for your events,

big and small!

Pavilion Hours Hours Unless otherwise posted Mon-Fri Sat & Sun Statutory Holidays

Meeting Equipment Rentals

May - Oct


8:30 am - 9:00 pm 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 12 noon - 6:00 pm

8:30 am -9:00 pm 12 noon - 6:00 pm 12 noon - 6:00 pm

Room Rentals (Effective Jan 1, 2012)

Muskoseepi Park Pavilion has rooms available for your meetings, special occasions, training sessions and parties. Rates are: Room


Meeting Room Auditorium

20-30+ 30-50+

Non-Profit Hour/Day $25.15/$201.20 $25.15/$201.20

Private/Commercial Hour/Day $32.41/$259.28 $32.41/$259.28

TV/VCRs, slide projectors, overhead projectors, LCD projector, flipcharts, coffee urns, 16 mm projectors, etc. are available for rental by room users.

Muskoseepi Park Concession

The concession will be closed from September to May except for special occasions.

Catering for room bookings is available by contacting Mona with Choices 4U at 780-830-5019.

*Prices do not include GST

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780.538.0451 Muskoseepi Park Permits

Muskoseepi Park Muskoseepi Park Pavilion Dec 31, 2012 6:30 - 10:00 pm Want a great way to bring in the New Year with your family? Bundle up and go for a sleigh ride, skate on the pond or try snowshoeing. Then come inside to warm up with hot chocolate and enjoy entertainment, clowns and children’s activities. End the evening watching the fireworks over the reservoir at 10 pm. It’s a great way to greet the New Year with a bang! Sleigh rides and entertainment start at 6:30 pm. Fireworks begin over the reservoir at 10:00 pm. Admission is by donation to the food bank.

Muskoseepi Park Pavilion Family Day, Feb 18, 2013 12:00 - 4:00 pm Fee: $5 per family Bring your family together for some Family Day fun! Outdoor Activities • Sleigh Rides • Skating

• Snowshoeing • Sledding

Indoor Activities • Family Entertainment • Clowns • Lunch and great snacks at the concession • Family activities For more information contact

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780.538.0451 Muskoseepi Park Programs

Muskoseepi Park Preschool Programs

Day Camps & Outdoor Programs

Parents with their children ages 2-3 years. Encourage your child to explore the wonders of the natural world. Each session has hands on activities, crafts and stories that will inspire a love of nature. Programs will have indoor and outdoor elements - dependant on activities and weather. Please dress your child for play activities and the outdoors. Muskoseepi Park - Classroom Jan 16-Feb 13 W 10:00 AM-11:00 AM $40.00 38176

Join us for a week of fun during spring break! We will keep your child entertained with exciting indoor/outdoor activities and field trips. Please provide two snacks and a lunch each day. Early drop off and late pick up are available upon request at time of registration. Muskoseepi Park - Classroom Apr 1-5 M-F 09:00 AM-04:00 PM $100.00 38177

Little Nature Tots (2-3 year olds)

Spring Break Camp

Teacher’s Convention Camp

Little Nature Nuts (3-5 year olds) Our program is designed for children ages 3-5. Discover nature’s secrets of the season through hands on interaction. Each session includes crafts, activities and stories that will inspire a love of nature. Programs will have indoor and outdoor elements - dependant on activities and weather. Please dress your child for play activities and the outdoors. Muskoseepi Park - Classroom Jan 17-Feb 14 Th 10:00 AM-11:00 AM $40.00 38175

Looking for an exciting way to spend teachers convention? Come join us for two days of fun, crafts, field trips, and out door activities. Please provide two snacks and one lunch each day for your child. Early drop offs and late pick ups are available upon request at time of registration Muskoseepi Park - Classroom Mar 7-8 Th-F 09:00 AM-04:00 PM $45.00 38178

Wonder-Filled World (1-3 year olds) Parents with their children ages 1-3 yrs All children love to explore new things! Encourage your child to discover fun and messy stations in this free play program. Best of all you can leave the mess behind! Please dress child in play clothes. Muskoseepi Park - Classroom Jan 14-Feb 11 M 10:00 AM-11:00 AM $40.00 38179 Jan 15-Feb 12 Tu 10:00 AM-11:00 AM $40.00 38180

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780.538.0451 Muskoseepi Park Permits

Muskoseepi Park Park Use Permits

Groups wishing to hold events or gatherings that will consist of more than 20 people are required to fill out a Park Use Permit. This information will not only assist us in providing optimum services to those using the park and park facilities, but will also play a role in ensuring By-Law compliance. With a Park Use Permit we can assist in the smooth delivery of an event as well as provide a safe environment for all park users. What’s associated with a Park Use Permit? Depending on the type of event, the services provided and the size of the event itself, there are various pertinent and accompanying forms associated with the Park Use Permit. Please find a list and explanation of these below: Park Use Permit • Applicant’s Information • Event Information This form serves as an outline of event details, such as the area of the park to be used and equipment to be used, and is a necessary first step in obtaining permit approval. Park Concession Permit • Business Information • Dates/Location of Activity • Conditions of Agreement Outlines Conditions of Agreement as pursuant to By-Law C-834, such as the need for proof of liability insurance for large events (100+) and the need for accompanying business licenses. Request for Services • Event Information • Facilities Requested • Services Requested Provides information on park facilities for use and allows us to have an understanding of your needs, such as the need for barricades (Application to Barricade Road is required) and the need for garbage cans. Please note some of these services have fees and requests must be made 1 week prior to the event. Room Bookings Form • Date Reserved • Contact Information • Equipment Required If indoor facilities are required, this form allows you to reserve and have setup one of the two rooms in the pavilion. Please be aware that rental payments are required upon the booking of your event. Certificate of Insurance • Proof of Liability For groups of over 100 and for events that present a measure of risk for participants/spectators, event hosts must provide proof for a minimum of $2,000,000 Liability Insurance. Website Event Form • Start/End Date and Time • Event Title and Type • Location • Contact Information • Details Public events with a valid Park Use Permit (presented 1 month prior to event) will be listed on the City of Grande Prairie’s website Event List.

Public Health Registration Form for Special Events • Application for both Mobile and Temporary Food Services • Public Facilities and Conveniences For public safety purposes and to monitor sanitation standards, event holders must receive permission for any food service/sales. Please call Peace County Health Region at 780.513.7500. **Please note that further information in regard to restrictions and requirements for community and private events in Muskoseepi Park, such as guidelines for tent construction in ensuring zero damage to underground irrigation lines and other pertinent By-Law information, can be accessed through the staff at Muskoseepi Park. As well, By-Law information can be found on the Legislative Services page at the City of Grande Prairie’s website. The Best Part? The best part is that Park Use Permits are free and are easily accessible on the City of Grande Prairie’s Muniportal ( Additional applications can be obtained from the Muskoseepi Park Pavillion and can be either faxed or emailed to you as well. Should you wish to make further inquiries, please feel to call us at 780.538.0451, or email us at Muskoseepi Park recognizes the importance of providing a safe and pleasing park environment for the public and is also committed to supporting event hosts with their endeavors. We look forward to this year’s upcoming events!

Help Protect Our Public Lands and Parks

WHAT IF I NEED ACCESS TO MY BACK YARD VIA THE “GRASSED LANE” BEHIND MY HOUSE? That “Grassed Lane” behind many homes in the City of Grande Prairie is called a PUBLIC UTILITY LOT. It contains utilities (water, sewer, natural gas, power, etc.) Access to PUL’s is controlled to prevent damage to the grassed area, limits vehicular travel between areas, and assures access to utility installations will not be blocked. IF YOU NEED ACCESS TO THESE AREAS YOU MUST ARRANGE FOR A UTILITY LOT ACCESS PERMIT by contacting the Parks Department at 780-830-5018 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm. A MINIMUM OF 24 hrs NOTICE IS REQUIRED. WEEKEND ACCESS MUST BE ARRANGED BY THURSDAY notice. Parks reserves the right to refuse access due to weather related conditions. DID YOU KNOW…You are not permitted to utilise City owned lands for the temporary or seasonal storage of any Motor Vehicle, Recreational Vehicle or Holiday Trailer. In addition, unauthorized uses such as landscaping, fire pits, trampolines etc. are also not permitted. Unauthorized access and use are ENFORCED under authority of Bylaw C-1078 which is available on the City’s website at:

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For Office Use Only:

Park Use Permit Applicant’s Information: Fields that have an asterisk (*) must be provided. * Contact Person:

* Phone (Daytime):

* Mailing Address:

Phone (Alternative): Phone (Cell):

* City:


* Postal Code:


Event Information: *Park Requested:

*Event/Group Name:


*Number of People:



 Crystal Lake


*Start Time:_________ *End Time:_________

 Centennial Park


 Bear Creek South  Bear Creek Corridor  Other (Park Name or Street Location):___________________________________ *Describe the area of the Park that you wish to use:

*What vehicles or equipment can be expected to be within the park?

*Describe planned event activities:

Please be aware of the following: • Certain activities may require Liability Insurance, a Business License, etc. • Access may be restricted during wet turf conditions. • Any Street blockade requires approved “application to Barricade Roadway”. I agree to exercise control over everyone in attendance at the event in the park (participants and spectators), making sure they do not abuse or willfully damage the park. I agree to compensate the City for all costs to rectify damage done to the park as a result of the described event (turf, plant materials, park furniture, and equipment, etc.). I hereby acknowledge that the information on this page is accurate, and I agree to post a damage deposit, if deemed necessary.

___________________________________ Signature of Applicant

______________ Date



Printed Name


For Muskoseepi Park use, please return to: Muskoseepi Park P.O. Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3 Phone: (780) 538-0451 / Fax: (780) 539-5229 E-mail: Web site:

For all other park locations, please return this form to: City of Grande Prairie, Parks Department 9505 – 112 Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6H8 Phone: (780) 830-5018 / Fax: (780) 532-7588 E-mail: Web site:


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BLACK ELK HOCKEY CAMP Grande Prairie Boys and Girls Ages 5-15 July 28-Aug 3, 2013

At the Coca Cola Centre CAMP INCLUDES: Power Skating, Hockey Skills, Ball Hockey, Dryland, Scrimmages, Chalktalks, Seperate Goatender Sessions, Optional Lunch Program NEW FOR 2013: 1/2 Day Camp for 5 & 6 year olds

Winter Programs Ages 6 and up

OPTIONAL CLINICS: Shooting, Checking, Defence FEATURING: Power Plus: Power Skating Specialists Instructors from Grande Prairie Storm

Learn and participate in the sport of Freestyle Skiing Our goal is to promote the sport of Freestyle Skiing in a fun and safe environment p: 403-938-2686 / 1-888-338-2686 F: 1-866-319-0060 Register Online:

For more information call: Rob Kerestes 780.814.3310 Or visit our website:

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For more information contact: Registrars: Jodi at 780-402-1736 22 - Winter 2013

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Community Recreation

Pre-school Programs Parachute Club Does your little one have energy to burn? Try this Saturday morning program geared for energetic preschoolers (3-5 yrs). A combination of games, noncompetitive sports and fun activities. Stretch your imagination and develop new skills through active play. Indoor running shoes and energy are required. Mother Teresa Community Gym Jan 12-Mar 2 Sa 10:00 AM-11:15 AM $40.00 36803 Mar 9-Apr 27 Sa 10:00 AM-11:15 AM $40.00 36804

Tumbling Toddlers In this fun, non-competitive environment your preschooler will learn how to jump, land, spring, tumble, leap and much more! Join us at Mother Teresa Community Gym in this gymnastics based class as we learn through games and play! For ages 2 - 5 years. Mother Teresa - M Teresa Comm. Jan 8-Feb 12 Tu 09:30 AM-10:30 AM $45.00 36797 Feb 19-Mar 26 Tu 09:30 AM-10:30 AM $45.00 36798

Youth/Adult Mother/Daughter Volleyball Serve up some fun while discovering the sport of volleyball. A fun recreational setting where Mothers and Daughters can be active together. (Ages 8yrs +) Mother Teresa - M Teresa Comm. Jan 18-Mar 8 F 05:30 PM-06:30 PM $30/player 36800

So You Think You Can Dance Cardio Talk about fun fitness! Try different styles each week, from Hip Hop to Contemporary, in this class similar to the TV show but we dance as a group. Bring a friend or bring the family; anyone 8 - 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Maude Clifford - M Clifford Comm. Jan 14-Mar 4 M 05:30 PM-06:30 PM $48.00 36808

Yoga Run Are you new to running? Or trying to improve your PR? All running levels are welcome in this energizing early morning class that ends with Yoga to stretch our muscles & minds. Start your day off right; improve your endurance and flexibility in just 6 weeks. For ages 18yrs +,15-17 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult. Maude Clifford - M Clifford Comm. Jan 8-Feb 26 Tu 06:00 AM-07:00 AM $48.00 38393 Mar 5-Apr 23 Tu 06:00 AM-07:00 AM $48.00 38394



The 8th annual City of Grande Prairie Dodgeball League will begin in January 2013. Don’t delay register your team today! For more information please call 780-830-7076.

Dodgeball, the sport where you don’t have to be a superstar athlete to kick some butt! A great teambuilding activity. Dodgeball games will be scheduled Thursday nights from 6 to 10 pm at Maude CLifford School.

PB & J Club (Parent, Baby & Jr) Get fit with your child(ren)! While your little ones play in the centre of the gym, adults ‘play’ at different circuit stations around them. Everyone in the family can work on cardio, strength and balance together! Maude Clifford - M Clifford Comm. Jan 10-Feb 28 Th 09:30 AM-10:30 AM $48.00 38390

Maximum 16 teams in the league. Sign up early as spots fill up quickly. First pay, first play! $250/team Registration forms available on the City of Grande Prairie website. Registration deadline: Dec 7, 2012 Schedule may vary due to the number of teams that register.

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Community Recreation

Get Active Programs Adult drop in programs provide a great opportunity for adults to get out, get active and enjoy some recreational sports in a non threatening environment. All adult programs have a $5 night drop in fee. For more info please call 780-830-7076. Program





Adult Volleyball


7:00 to 9:00pm

Maude Clifford

October 1 to April 26

Adult Badminton

Wed/Fri/Sun 6:30 to 9:30pm

Maude Clifford

October 1 to April 26

Adult Ball Hockey (35+)


7:00 to 9:00pm

Mother Teresa

October 1 to April 26

Adult Ball Hockey (18+)


7:00 to 9:00pm

Mother Teresa

October 1 to April 26

Adult Drop-in Programs

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Community Recreation

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Drop-in Fees and Memberships

Aquatics & Wellness

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10 Punch Pass FREE $ 42.50 $ 63.75 $ 87.12 $ 63.75 $ 182.75

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Aquatics & Wellness

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Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club

780.538.0455 Lessons

The Piranhas Swim Club has a thirty-one year history of providing young people a program of skill development, training and competition which has led to individual success both in and out of the pool. We are proud to be part of the Grande Prairie community, each year we host competitions and social events for our members.

Join the fun!

For more information: Office Phone: 780-538-0732 • Email:


This is our popular entry level program. Swimmers learn the four competitive strokes: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breast Stroke, and Butterfly, as well as underwater skills and dive entries. With four skill stages, swimmers progress at their own rate through the program. Children learn to swim the FUN way – learning FUNdamental skills while enjoying the water. Low swimmer to teacher numbers accelerate learning. Our learn to swim program offers an exciting new world of aquatics to young people ages 4-9. For entry into the program, children should be comfortable in the water. Children will be assessed after the first week to place them in the correct level. The Jaws program operates twice weekly in three 12-week sessions through the year; swimmers are encouraged to take all three sessions for maximum benefit.


Next session Jan 7 - March 30, 2013 (No classes Feb 18/13) Monday / Wednesday 6:00 – 6:30pm 37580 Monday / Wednesday 6:30 – 7:00pm 37581 Tuesday / Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm 37582 Tuesday / Thursday 6:30 – 7:00pm 37583 Saturday 9:15 – 10:00am 37584

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Children ages 6-10 who are just developing stroke mechanics and skills needed in competitive swimming. Must be able to swim 1 length on front & back, and be deep end safe. Two 45 minute lessons/week. Monday & Wednesday 6:00-6:45 or 6:45-7:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-6:45 or 6:45-7:30 pm 3 Sessions per Year (Fall, Winter & Spring)

Competitive Team

Competitive groups are available for swimmers who wish to train and compete at the regional, provincial or national level. Call for information.

NEW! Cross Training

Swimming is considered the top cardio training activity by many coaches of different sports. We have programs for swimmers looking to improve strokes, build cardio development, core strength and build a base for success in their chosen sport. Thursdays: 4:00-5:00pm Saturday 9:00-10:00am 3 Sessions per year. (Fall, Winter & Spring)

This group is for adults who are competent swimmers looking for a structured training program. The program will include both stroke correction and training principles and is designed for adults looking to complement their triathlon training, improve fitness levels, or compete in Masters Swim meets. 3 Sessions/year (Fall, Winter & Spring) Monday & Wednesday 6:00-7:30 am Saturday 7:00-8:30 am (Saturday mornings are long course which is great for triathletes)

Junior & Senior Development

Teens who want to learn the basics of swimming, get in shape and improve strokes in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Call for further information. Jr Dev Tuesday & Thursday 5:00-6:00pm Sr Dev Monday & Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm Saturday 9:00-10:00 am 3 Sessions per year (Fall, Winter, Spring) Office Phone: 780-538-0732 Email: REGISTRATION: Jaws: Register at the Eastlink Centre 780-830-5000 All other registrations please contact the Office at 780-538-0732

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Facilitators for Change The Grande Prairie Be Fit For Life Centre offers education, training and resources to uncover the steps YOU need to take in developing a sustainable, realistic healthy lifestyle. The Alberta Be Fit For Life Network strives to be leaders in enabling self-responsibility among Albertans to be physically active where they live, work and play.

Community Fitness Services x Personal Training ~ One on One or Group ~ In Gym or Home x Health & Fitness Profile x Program Design ~ For Gym or Home x Fitness Assessment x Body Composition x Senior Fit Test Fitness Classes x Muscle Mix x Body Sculpt x Spin Mix x Yoga Fitness Challenges AFLCA Courses - Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association


School Empower students through movement and move towards a Healthy School Community!

Health & Lifestyle Management Seminars/ Workshops x Weight Management x Team Building x Health & Wellness x Stress Management x Nutrition on the GO Workplace Programs x Corporate Fitness Challenge Active Sessions x Yoga x Zumba

Move and Play through Physical Literacy Active Ate Yoga Techniques for the Classroom B.A.S.E.C. BODY Resistance Bands– Spiders & Shapes Staff Professional Development

Did you know we offer After School Programs? The FUNdamentals - ages 6-9 Based on principles from the Canadian Sport For Life Model ( P h y s ic a l lit e r a c y g iv e s c h ild r e n t h e t o o ls t h e y n e e d t o t a k e p a r t in p h y s ic a l a c t i v i t y a n d s p o r t , b o t h f o r h e a l t h y l i f e - l o n g enjoyment and for sporting success. This stage of physical literacy focuses on learning the fundamental movement skills and building overall motor skills through fun organized play.

Phone: 780-539-2816 Fax: 780-539-2811 E-mail: Website:

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Grande Prairie Minor Baseball Association GPMBA would like to take this opportunity to invite any new players, coaches, sponsors and all past participants to watch for the upcoming important dates. Registration Online Registration starts January 15, 2013 Register by Feb 15, 2013 and you are entered in the early bird draw, to win your registration fees back! Late fees take effect midnight March 15, 2013 Important events to watch for: Fun day, GPMBA Competitive team tryouts, Coaches Clinic, Umpire clinic, Rally Cap player Evaluation Day and so much more. Baseball Season begins: April 29, 2013 (weather permitting).

Box 1388, GP, T8V 4Z2 Phone 780-296-1550 For more information contact: Visit our website at:

To avoid missing important information, check GPMBA web page often, for regular updates and the answers to all your questions;

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Provincial Partners

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to KidSport provides grants to children from families experience the positive benefits of organized sports. facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

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Local Partners

How does KidSport help? KidSport provides grants to children from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs. KidSport GP & Area will provide funding for registration fees and/or sports equipment for young athletes (18 and under) who qualify. Find application forms at many sports organizations and sports facilities or at the KidSport Grande Prairie & Area link at For more information, contact us:

ANAVETS Ladies Auxiliary 389 County of Grande Prairie DHT Press Run

KidSport Grande Prairie & Area Box 851, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3R5 Phone: 780.605.0229 Email:

GP Run/Walk Club Grande Prairie Regional College Rotary Cash & Camping Lottery Several other Wonderful Donors

For more information, contact us: KidSport Grande Prairie & Area Box 851 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3R5

KidSport Alberta 1-888-914-KIDS (5437) Phone: 780.539.2972 Or log on to our website (Grande Prairie Link)

To find your local chapter contact KidSport Alberta

1-888-914-KIDS (5437) Or log on to our website

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Wolves Minor Basketball Wolves Minor Basketball welcomes you to the third season to be affiliated with the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program (SNYB) for children aged 6-13. This program will run January through March 2013. Registration begins early October and forms can be picked up at both Wendy’s Restaurants, Ernie’s Sports Experts, GPRC Fitness Centre and all city and county schools. Registration deadline will be December 10, 2012. Watch for further details or to register online at

Wolves Jr Badminton Club A great opportunity to perfect your skills in Badminton. Practices will run once a week from September to April. Drills, skills and footwork are practiced each week with your coaches and other players throughout the season. Watch for further details or to register go online at Wolves Volleyball Club Join the GPRC Wolves Volleyball Club! We are one of the largest and well know clubs in Alberta. We aim to push each of our players to excel in volleyball, but also to give them tools such as teamwork, time management and fair play, which will help them excel off the court. The Club operates in age groups from U13’s to U18’s. For information on tryouts and the Wolves Volleyball Club, please contact Matt Clegg at

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Registration For information on any of the Wolves Community Programs visit ONLINE and pay at: or contact the Wolves Information Line at: 780.539.2000, ext 1 Wolves College Home Games Come out for exciting Wolves Home Games action. Watch and cheer your Wolves in action! Wolves Basketball Nov 23/24 Kings Nov 30/Dec 1 Concordia

County of Grande Prairie

Sportsplex Opens Jan. 2, 2013!

7408 108 Street, Clairmont, AB.

The 176,043 sq. ft. state-of-the-art regional facility features

r 2 NHL sized rinks r 50,000 sq. ft. indoor soccer fieldhouse r Spectator seating r 4,000 sq. ft. fitness area

r 240 metre running track Retail r space r Meeting rooms r Food & beverage area Eight outdoor top-of-the-line, fully irrigated athletic fields are scheduled to be complete in 2014. The eight fields include: 2 full-sized rugby pitches 2 full-sized soccer pitches 1 premier soccer/football field 3 mini soccer pitches

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To learn more about the County Sportsplex programs and schedules, user fees, equipment rentals, and hours of operation, please visit or call 780-830-7407


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Programs for Seniors ! al!ing!!!nning !rac! Seniors drop-in for a walk in the great indoors around the track, meet others and enjoy a free coffee.

!itness !lass An AFLCA Certified Instructor will be leading this class with stretching, bending and aerobic exercises. Pre-registration required.

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We are now taking bookings for:

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!hinny Interested in a game of shinny? We have the rink reserved many times every day specifically for shinny. Arrive early – there are a limited number of spots available. Don’t forget to bring your helmet and gear! Goalies are free!

!tic! ! P!c! Want to practice your shooting skills? The rink is booked! No goalies and no scrimmaging; just shooting! Bring a stick and puck – helmets and gloves are mandatory. Arrive early – there are a limited number of spots available.

!earn to !!ate Want to learn how to skate? We have instructors to teach you how. Kids aged 4 to 12 are welcome! Pre-enrollment required.

! rop-in !occer Want to get some practice before the big game, or kick the ball around just for fun? The fieldhouse has times allotted for drop-in practice or play. For program details please visit

• Promotes self-esteem and Body Awareness! • Excellent preparation for any sport! • Let us Give Your Child a Fit and Fun Lifestyle! #16 Knowledge Way Grande Prairie







Cangym Levels 1-4 (6 yrs and up)


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For the beginner. No previous experience required. Develop strength, flexibility, coordination and balance - while having fun on bars, beam, floor, vault & trampoline. Cangym Levels 5 & 6 Must have badges 1-4.


4-6 OR 6-8

Cangym Levels 7 & Up Must have badges 5 & 6, 2 days per week. Canjump (5 yrs and up) Develop good body and spatial awareness skills. Work on trampoline, double-mini and tumbling track (non-somersaulting). You choose one day and one time.

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Teen Group 13 yrs & up No previous experience required. School Groups Treat your class to gymnastics fun! Call for more information



Cheerleading Please see advertisment for Gymniks All-Star Cheerleading Adult Gymnastics (18+) Exercise your muscles, build coordination, improve agility, incorporate all gymnastics equipment. Spring Break Camp April 1-5th. 1/2 days for ages 3+. Full days for ages 6+


6:30-8 1/2 Day $100

Drop-in $10

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Dance Acro A class for dancers looking to add gymnastics components to their dances

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10 week session Jan 8 - Mar 16


9 week sessions unless otherwise noted Session Dates: Session 2: Nov 10 - Jan 31 Session 3: Feb 2 - Apr 18 Session 4: Apr 20 - June 20

Online Registration: Oct 18 @ midnight Jan 10 @ midnight Mar 14 @ midnight

In-person Registration: Oct 19, 9-1 pm Jan 11, 9-1 pm Mar 15, 9-1 pm

All registrants are required to pay a $20.00 insurance/registration fee yearly. Classes subject to change upon registration. Check website for most up to date schedule.

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• Promotes self-esteem and Body Awareness! • Excellent preparation for any sport! • Let us Give Your Child a Fit and Fun Lifestyle! KINDERGYM GYMNASTICS PROGRAM Session #1

Session #2

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Kindergym 3-5 yr olds

Mon & Wed 9:15-11:45 am OR 12:45-3:15 pm

Jan 7 - Mar 25 $352

Apr 8 - June 24 $352

Online registration is not available for this program

Licensed Pre-School Program

Tue & Thu 9:15-11:45 am OR 12:45-3:15 pm

Jan 8 - Mar 26 $368

Apr 9 - June 25 $368

Session #2 Registration Dec 7, 9-12 pm

Fri 9:15-11:45 am

Jan 11 - Mar 22 $176

Apr 12 - June 21 $176

An exciting Pre-Kindergarten program. Combines pre-school activities, stories and crafts with 45 minutes of gymnastics instruction.







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Parent & Tot 2 yr olds

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9:30-10:15 10:30-11:15 11:15 - 12 1-1:45

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9:30-10:15 10:30-11:15 11:15 - 12

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Pre-school 3 & 4 yr olds

10-10:45 11-11:45 12-12:45

9:30-10:15 10:30-11:15 11:15 - 12

9:30-10:15 11:15 - 12 1-1:45 1:45-2:30

9:30-10:15 10:30-11:15 11:15-12 1-1:45


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9:30-10:15 10:30-11:15 11:15-12 1-1:45 1:45-2:30 10:15-11:15 4:30-5:30


10:15-11:15 1:45-2:45 4:30-5:30


Parent & Baby Walking-24 months 30 minute movement class where parent works one-on-one with baby. As soon as you can walk - you can enjoy!

45 minute gross motor movement class with circuits on bars, beam, floor, vault, trampoline and tumbling run. Parents participate with the 2 year old. One class per week. You choose one day and one time. 45 minute advanced gross motor movement class with circuits on bars, beam, floor, vault, trampoline and tumbling run. The child must be ready to participate without mom or dad. One class per week. You choose one day and one time.

Pre-Badge 5 yr olds One hour advanced Pre-School program learning skills on all apparatus to prepare for the Badge Program. One class per week. You choose one day and one time.

Birthday Parties Bronze “Justgym” package Ages 4+ Call for details and bookings Silver “Party” package

1 hr $120 2 hrs $180

Under Age 4 12 kids max

1 hr $100 2 hrs $160

Bouncy Castles Party Package

Pre-School Dance A creative movement class Ages 3 & 4 for pre-schoolers. 10 week session Jan 12 - Mar 16

Looking to accomodate up to 20 kids? Try our Ultimate Party Package Includes games, relays, pit time and parachute. Does not include gymnastics equipment.

Saturday 9:15-9:45


9 week sessions unless otherwise noted Session Dates: Session 2: Nov 10 - Jan 31 Session 3: Feb 2 - Apr 18 Session 4: Apr 20 - June 20

Online Registration: Oct 18 @ midnight Jan 10 @ midnight Mar 14 @ midnight

In-person Registration: Oct 19, 9-1 pm Jan 11, 9-1 pm Mar 15, 9-1 pm

All registrants are required to pay a $20.00 insurance/registration fee yearly. Classes subject to change upon registration. Check website for most up to date schedule.

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GYMNIKS ALL-STARS CHEERLEADING 780.538.1414 2O12-2013 Recreational Programs Our recreational classes offer an opportunity to “try out” a cheer program without all the financial and time commitments that all-star (competitive) teams require. During the session students learn all the fundamentals of cheerleading including stunting, beginning tumbling, jumps, motions, dance, formations, and some cheers. This class welcomes a variety of skill levels from beginners and on! Registration for January is Nov 1. Online registration available Each recreational program has 3 sessions per year, September-December, JanuaryApril, and April-June. Tiny - 3-5 years Sunday 11-11:45 am • 45-minute class once per week • $170 per 14-week session Mini- 6-8 years Sunday 2-3:30 pm • 1.5 hour class per week • $265 per 14-week session Youth - 9-11 years Sunday 4-6 pm • 2 hour class per week • $335 per 14-week session Clothing: Each athlete must purchase team shorts, hair bow, and t-shirt at time of registration. Uniforms must be worn to each practice, along with clean indoor running shoes. Cost is $35

2O12-2O13 Competitive All-Star Teams This is a 10-month year round program and each athlete must be fully committed to the entire 10-months. Teams attend 3 competitions per year. Junior Level 1 - 14 years and younger • Practice: 2-1.5 hour practices per week for a total of 3 hours per week + 1 hour tumbling class • Try-outs not required Senior Level 2 - 18 years and younger • Practice: 2-2hour practices per week for a total of 4 hours per week + 1 hour tumbling class • Try-outs required (Aug 20 and Aug 27 from 1-5 pm) Senior Level 3 - 18 years and younger • Practice: 3-2hour practices per week for a total of 6 hours per week + 1 hour tumbling class • Try-outs required (Aug 20 and Aug 27 from 1-5 pm) Fees: Monthly. Fees must be paid by post-dated cheque or by providing a credit card number to be automatically charged on the 1st of each month. Junior 1 - $120 per month, Senior 2 - $140 per month, Senior 3 - $160 per month Uniforms: Cost is approximately $350-$400 per athlete including shoes, poms and hair bow. Must be paid at time of registration.

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‘Tis the season to be . . . Does your wish list include a family sleigh ride? Are you looking for a place to get the kids out of the house this winter? Is your company looking for new and exciting idea for this year’s Christmas party?  

EquineCitywantstomakeyourholidayseasonunforgettable, contactustodaytobookyoursleigh/wagonride,staffparty,orother specialevent,anddon’tforgetthisseasonwewillbeofferingour veryownlightshow* Sleigh ride season doesn’t end in December . . . Make this your most memorable Valentine’s Day yet with a romantic ride for two in a one horse open sleigh. From February 13 to 17, between 6 and 10pm, we will be offering sleigh rides through our light show. A regular sized sleigh will also be available for families or groups (max 12 people per sleigh). Book before February 1, 2013 to guarantee your spot and receive a 10% discount (drop in spots may be available between bookings, but on a first come, first serve basis).

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Jacqueline Taylor Certified STOTT PILATES* Instructor 780-532-2583 11901- 88A Street (Crystal Lake Estates) Grande Prairie, AB T8X 1M7

Personal Pilates for all Bodies Winter session starts Jan 7th NEW THIS SEASON Introductory Mat Work & Reformer Classes from beginner to Advanced level with advanced certified *Stott Pilates instructor Jacqueline Taylor. Call to register

Jacqueline Taylor • JT Bodyquest 780-532-2583 • *Stott Pilates is a trademark of Merrithew Corp.

Located at Evergreen Park Grande Prairie

Fitness that‘s Fun!

Our members include bowhunters, 3D and target shooters. Game Country Archers is an affiliated club of the ABA and ATAA. FCA Membership is included in club membership. We offer a Junior and Introduction to Archery Program. CONTACT: Game Country Archers, Box 763 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3R5 Email:

Fun, upbeat aerobic dance workout twice a week in a comfortable, private atmosphere. Choreographed routines to toe tapping, finger snapping tunes. Adaptable for all ages and fitness levels and lowmoderate impact. A rejuvenating full body workout plus floor work, flexibility and relaxation.

Mon/Thu Evenings 6:45-8:00 pm 8 weeks - 16 classes

Jan 7 - Mar 25, 2013 - $169 NEW - Includes 4-30 min. group Nutrition/Wellness Coaching sessions every 2nd Monday after class Maximum 20 so CALL NOW! 780-538-9489 54 - Winter 2013

The Grande Prairie Run/Walk Club is a non-profit organization providing opportunities for people to support each other in being active. We offer group runs/walks, races, fun runs/walks, as well as other social events for those who desire to compete or enjoy the fellowship of running together. Whether you’re new to running/walking or new to the community, come out and join us to meet other active people! Everyone is welcome, from the beginner to the more experienced!

Personalized shoe fitting including video gait analysis at Walk Run & More! Walking Clinic (7 Week Program) $39.99 Monday at 6:00pm, March 4th, April 22nd, June 10th Get out and join us for great cardio, low impact, best all around activity of walking! Welcome to Running (7 Week Program) $39.99 Never run before? Or want to get back to running? This program is for you. Gently introduction to running geared for everyone to enjoy. Learn the basics of running including nutrition, hydration, layering, footwear, pace and intervals with us! Run 1 min, walk 3 minutes Mon at 6 pm, March 4th, April 22nd, June 10th The Next Step (7 Week Program) $39.99 Dream of running 5km? Join us and we’ll get you there. Run 2 minutes, walk 1 min Monday at 6:00pm, March 4th, April 22nd, June 10th

A single yearly membership is $26 and a family membership (2 adults and children under 18) is $52. It includes: • Membership card • Newsletters and race notifications via e-mail • Discounts on GP Run/Walk Club races and fun runs • Discounts at local retailers Ernie’s Sports Experts, Action, Livit Nutrition, Intersport and Walk, Run & More • Online registration for membership and upcoming races Upcoming Events • 12K’s of Christmas Run/Walk Sunday Dec 9 • Resolution Run/Walk Tuesday Jan 1 Please visit our website for a complete listing of various events ongoing throughout the summer or email for further information. We’d love to have you join us and feel the energy!

Intermediate Run Training (7 Week Program) $39.99 Can you already run 5km and now want to complete a 10km run? Mon at 6:00pm, March 4th, April 22nd, June 10th Half Marathon Training (12 Week Program) $69.99 Ready to step up to the Half Marathon? This clinic is for runners already able to run 10k comfortably that want some help and companionship to get in those extra miles before their half marathon. Mon at 6 pm, March 4th, 2013 Check out our website for more information. Free group Run: Wed 6:00 - 7:00 pm Free group Run: Sat 8:30 - 10:00 am Free Power Walks on Thu 12:05 - 12:50 pm

Personalized shoe fitting including video gait analysis at Walk Run & More! We carry shoes designed for orthotics. Shoes in stock from size 5-15, from the very narrow to the super wide. Walking and running clothes for everyone. Great new clothes for the gym including INOV8 shoes. Icebreaker, Gore, Sugoi, Craft and Skins apparel in stock now! Best selection of compression in the Peace!

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GPLT 50th Anniversary Season 2012-2013 The 1940’s Radio Hour A Musical by Walton Jones, Directed by Wade Fleming November 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 December 2, 6, 7, 8 Dinner Available: Nov 16, 17, 23, 24 Dec 2, 5, 6, 7,8 Garlic Phantom of the Grande Olde Opry!! Special Christmas Play for Kids, Directed by Dale Dryer December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 50 And Proud Of It! An Evening of Memories and Great Theatre! Created by members of GPLT January 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 Dinner Available: January 19, 25, 26 Grande Prairie Live Theatre and Grande Prairie Regional College Presents: Cats By Andrew Lloyd Webber, Directed by Monty Haughian February 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 Out of Order By Ray Cooney, Directed by Tenille Millsap March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 Dinner Nights: March 16, 22, 23 Calendar Girls By Tim Firth, Directed by Wayne Ayling April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Dinner Available: April 20, 26, 27 Cinderella By Craig W. Stump, Directed by Brandon Carpenter May 18, 19, 25, 26 June 1 & 2

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For more information contact the GPLT Box Office at 780-538-1616 10130-98 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P6 Or visit our website Call for dinner nights

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Grande Prairie & District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society GP & District Branch website: Alberta Genealogical Society website: Let us help you fill in the blanks on your family tree!

• The Grande Prairie & District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month Sept-Nov and Jan-June. • A short business meeting followed by a Genealogical Program is designed to assist you researching your family tree. Visitors are always welcome! • Every Wednesday from 7 - 9 PM the experienced Genies are in the Isabel Campbell Room of the Public Library to offer assistance to anyone wishing to research their family tree. • Check our website for announcements and updates and for details on our annual full -day fall workshop, featuring a prominent genealogical presenter. This FREE SERVICE to all Library patrons • Come and browse through our genealogical book collection, our obituary indexes and view our census or old newspaper microfilm collection in the Isabel Campbell Room. • Take part in one of our workshops that will assist you sort through the many resources to become more effective in finding information and in checking the accuracy of your work. For more information contact: Jean Gray (780) 830-3233, Maxine Maxwell (780) 766-2920,

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Northern Lights Lodge #493 Celebrating Norwegian Heritage & Culture Membership Events: Lutefisk Supper • Mid-Summer Celebration Dancing • Crafts • Cooking Hall Rental: Nordic Hall or Silverwing Hall Scholarships

Contact: Chester Sorgaard 780-568-2372 Harold Kjemhus 780-532-5673 Charlotte Penson 780-933-6975

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Quality Programs for 3-5 year olds

2 and 3 day programs - Mornings or Afternoons Taught by experienced child care providers Bright and spacious room • Gym Art activities • Field trips Register ANYTIME! $145 or $185/month, snack is included in fees Cheque, cash, Debit, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. If you would like your child to be part of an environment that encourages imagination, discovery, creativity and exploration

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« Je développer ma pensée et ma créativité. J’apprends et je m’exprime en français et j’aime faire partie de la francophonie! » Ö SSeule école francophone à Grande rande Prairie ÖA Activités & excursions culturelles elles - primaire et secondaire Ö FFrancisation Ö Dépistage précoce Ö Technologie Ö EEnseignement religieux optionnel Ö Équipes sportives Ö SSoutien aux parents anglophones Ö Bilinguisme élevé et équilibré ÉDUCATION FRANCOPHONE : L’élève qui obtient son diplôme ÖÉ

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Culture and Heritage

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Culture and Heritage

GP Museum Winter Programs The Grande Prairie Museum • Rodacker/Campbell Gallery • Vivid Murals • Heritage Village • Heritage Artifacts • Gift Shop 10329-101 Avenue (across the bridge from Muskoseepi Park) Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:30-4:30 pm Sat 10:00- 5:00 pm Sun 12:00-5:00 pm Phone: 780-830-7090 South Peace Regional Archives (780) 830-5105 • General Research • Historical documents • Photographs • Panda Camera Collection • Sound Recordings • Maps Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30 pm Phone: 780-830-5105

Community Events

Old - Fashioned Christmas Sunday, December 09, 2012 3:00 - 8 p.m. Stroll through the Heritage Village adorned in lights to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas past! Special features include a “Watch for Father Christmas” over the Ham Radio as he travels on his sleigh to the Grande Prairie Museum for free photos in the Museum Gallery. Special guests include cultural performances, strolling carollers, sample cookies baked on the woodstove, gingerbread cookie decorating, roast chestnuts over an open fire or enjoy a horse drawn cutter sleigh rides. All activities are included with the price of admission! For more information and admission prices, please call 780-830-7090. Monday, December 10 - Friday, December 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Stroll the Heritage Village to view our Christmas light displays! Coming Soon: Saturday Weekend Workshops in January 2013! Spend the afternoon with your family creating heritage art, crafts and games. Please phone in advance for times and further program details. Phone: (780) 830-7090. Family Day Monday, February 18, 2013 12:00 – 4:00 p.m Spend quality time with the family with interactive programming. Check out our Facebook page for more information!

Current Exhibits

Rodacker/Campbell Gallery – Grande Prairie Museum “Alberta Federation of Labour 1912 – 2012: 100 Tears 100 Cheers!” Open until December 15, 2012 The Grande Prairie Museum in conjunction with the Alberta Federation of Labour and the Alberta History Institute is proud to present an exhibit celebrating the achievements of 100 years of labour in Alberta! This multi-dimensional exhibit features archival materials, artifacts and portraits created by local photographer Paul Pivert in its’ interpretation.


Adopt a Heritage Building The Grande Prairie Museum is looking for mature responsible individuals who are willing to adopt a heritage building of their choice to perform household cleaning duties during the summer. A minimum commitment of 1 to 2 hours per week from the beginning of May to the end of August is required. To apply or more information please phone 780-830-7087. Heritage Hunters Enthusiastic volunteers are needed during the summer months of July and August as costumed Heritage Interpreters to demonstrate household, farmyard duties or engage our visitors in historical characterization and regional history. Orientation and training is provided. To apply or for more information, please phone 780-830-7086.

Students Educational Programs & Tours

Explore regional history and geology through our adaptable educational curriculum based programs. Programs are approximately 1½ 2 hours in length which include a variety of interactive activities which may be chosen to facilitate the experience with a tour of the Museum Gallery. Pioneer Experience Program (K– Gr. 3 Social), The More We Get Together (Gr. 2-5 Social), Rock Hounds (Grade 3 Science), Pieces of the Puzzle (Gr. 3-4 Social) Secrets of the Past (Gr. 4-6 Social), Globalization (Gr. 10 Social). Program cost is a group rate of $3 per student while teachers, group leaders, and parent volunteers are free of charge. To register your children’s group please phone the Program Coordinator at least one week in advance to avoid disappointment at (780) 830-7086.

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Heritage Discovery Centre Winter Programs Heritage Discovery Centre (HDC) Centre 2000, Lower Level (780) 532-5790 Fun For All Ages • Animatronic Dinosaur • Survivor Games • Two Mini Theatres • Hands-on displays • Learning Theatre Kin Gallery Centre 2000, Lower Level David Thompson: 200 years later This exhibit covers the life and times of the famous explorer who accurately mapped out 3.9 million square kilometres and has been described as the greatest land geographer who ever lived. Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30 pm Sat-Sun 10:00 - 4:30 pm HDC facilitates children’s birthday parties on weekends. Please phone at least two weeks in advance to book your child’s party. 780-532-5790 HDC rents Edu-Kits to schools for $10.00 a day. Kits include The Edson Trail, Treaty 8, and Native Know-How.

Programs will resume in September: Heritage Discovery Centre School Tours/Programs These programs are designed to complement the curriculum. If teachers have any specific requests regarding other programs that they would like to see we will certainly try and accommodate them. To book a tour &/or program or if you require more information please phone 780-532-5790 Discovering Dinosaurs This program introduces students to the exciting world of dinosaurs and fossils. Depending on the grade level this program is designed to include an in depth presentation of fossils. It includes a tour of the museum, hands on fossil casting and may include an educational video on dinosaurs, if desired. The Fur Trade This educational program deals with the Fur Trade and the explorers. It includes a power point presentation and a hands on tour of the Fur trade portion of the Discovery Centre. This program can also be modified and used in conjunction with the Aboriginal Awareness Program. Aboriginal Awareness The Aboriginal Awareness Program is designed to help students learn about the History and customs of the Aboriginal People. They will explore the diversity of the culture through a power point presentation and a tour of the museum.Their history will be explored through settlement, ancestors, Treaty 8, the forming of the Métis Nation and the residential schools. Alberta’s Natural Resources This program concentrates on Alberta’s three main resources, oil & gas, forestry and farming. It consists of a power point presentation, a discussion and a tour of the museum. Please phone at least one week ahead to book either your Tour &/or Program. Alberta’s History This program will incorporate Aboriginal ways of life including legends and beliefs, the settling of Alberta by pioneers who came over both the Athabasca Trail and the Edson Trail. It will also cover homesteading and the differences between how people lived then and how they live now.

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Musical Tots (parented)

Programs in the Children’s Library are designated parented or unparented.

Stories, songs, and musical activities for toddlers and adults. Drop-in program. Audience: 4 month to 2 year old children and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families

Program registration is available online at, by phone at 780357-7497 or in person at the Library. If you have registered for a program and are unable to attend, please alert the Library so that another patron may attend. Dates and times are subject to change. Please call the Library to confirm. P RO G RAM S F OR P R E S C H O O L E R S Wiggle Waggle Fun (parented) Children are encouraged to get their wiggle on with puppets, songs, musical instruments, dance, and stories. Dropin program. Audience: 3 to 5 year olds. Maximum: 15 wigglers Dates:

Mondays, January 7 to May 27 Time: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room Tumbling T’s (parented) Tumblebooks, stories, rhymes, and finger-plays for toddlers and accompanying adults. Drop-in program. Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families Dates:

Tuesdays, January 8 to May 28 Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room


Wednesdays, January 9 to May 29 Times: 10:15 am - 10:45 am OR 11:00 am - 11:30 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room Baby Rhyme Thyme (parented) Attention new parents! Come to Baby Rhyme Thyme to learn engaging stories, rhymes, and games to play with your babies. The variety of pre-literacy activities in this group program will stimulate your baby’s mental and social development. Drop-in program. Audience: Pre-walking babies and caregivers. Maximum: 15 babes-in-arms Dates:

Wednesdays, January 9 to May 29 Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room Mother Goose on the Loose (parented) Stories, songs, action and finger rhymes for toddlers and grown-ups. Drop-in program. Audience: 1.5 to 3 year old children and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families Dates:

Thursdays, January 10 to May 30 Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room Tell Me Why (unparented) Children will learn about the world around them by participating in games and activities and listening to stories

and simple information books. Drop-in program. Audience: 3 and 4 year olds. Maximum: 12 learners Dates:

Thursdays, January 10 to May 30 Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room Future Readers (unparented) Preschoolers can have fun while developing six pre-reading skills: I like books; I see letters; I hear words; I know words; I see words; I can tell a story! This is a 6 week developmental program, where each class builds upon the last. Please register and plan to attend every week. Registration required. Audience: 4 and 5 year olds. Maximum: 15 future readers Date:

Fridays, January 11 to February 15 OR March 1 to April 5 OR April 26 to May 31 Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room Super Saturdays (parented) Drop in for repeats of Musical Tots or Mother Goose on the Loose on Saturdays! Hear stories, rhymes, and songs as a family. Drop-in program. Audience: 4 month to 3 year olds and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families Dates:

Saturdays, January 12 to June 1 Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room KI D ’ S P R OG R A MS Put Yourself in a Book! Join us for adventure stories by Robert Munsch and make your own storybook to take home.

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Registration required. Audience: 3 to 6 year olds. Maximum: 15 young authors Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room

My Heart is Like a Zoo Enjoy Valentine stories, songs, and making Valentine animal pictures. Registration required. Audience: 3 to 6 year olds. Maximum: 15 animal lovers

Date: Saturday, February 9 Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Kids will be creative and crafty while they Location: Linda Smith Story Room make greeting cards with a literaturebased twist. Registration required. PR O G R A MS FO R T HE FA MI LY Audience: 8 to 12 year olds. Maximum: Night Owls (parented) 15 cardmakers Come in your pajamas and bring Dates: Friday, January 11 your favourite stuffed animal for a Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm half hour of bedtime stories. Drop-in Location: Linda Smith Story Room program. Audience: families of all ages. Maximum: 30 sleepyheads Hang Around the Library Greeting Cards

Come hear what Curious George and ten naughty monkeys are up to and make a monkey door hanger. Registration required. Audience: 3 to 6 year olds. Maximum: 15 monkey wranglers


Date: Saturday, January 12 Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room

The Giving Tree

Stack Stalk Scavenger Hunt Learn the ways of finding information in the Library. Answer the questions on your card and put your name in for a draw! Registration required. Audience: 9 to 12 year olds. Maximum: 15 searchers Dates: Friday, January 20 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room Computer Whiz Do you think you’re good at finding information on the Internet? Join us for some fun using our computers and see if you can beat our challenge! Registration required. Audience: 8 to 12 year olds. Maximum: 15 cybercitizens Date: Friday, January 27 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: Children’s Library computers

Thursdays, January 10 to May 30 Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Sky Story Room H O L I D A Y P R O GR A MS We will be accepting donations of stocking stuffers and other gifts at the Giving Tree in the Children’s Library from Friday, November 23 to Thursday, December 20. Donations will go to Odyssey House.

Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Location: Rotary Community Room Young Authors’ Club Do you love to write? Join this teen writing club to develop your creative writing skills, share your work, and meet other young writers! Audience: ages 12 to 18 Date:

1st Tuesday of every month (December 4, no meeting January 1, February 5) Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Rotary Training Room The Giving Tree We will be accepting donations of stocking stuffers and other gifts at the Giving Tree in the Young Adult Library from November 23 - December 20. Donations will go to Sunrise House. Hobbit Party In anticipation of the upcoming release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, join us for a celebration of all things Middle-Earthian! Audience: all ages Date: Saturday, December 8 Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Y O UN G A D ULT P R O GR A MS Teen Advisory Board The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group for teens ages 12 to 18 to suggest and plan teen programs, find creative ways to share favourite books and movies, and share ideas on how to make the library a better place for teens. New members are always welcome! Audience: ages 12 to 18 Questions about the TAB? Contact Hayley at or 780357-7457. Dates:

2nd and 4th Fridays of every month (November 23, December 14, no meeting December 28, January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22)

Tired of the sappy sweetness of Valentine’s Day? Join us for a totally un-mushy Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Audience: ages 12 to 18 Date: Thursday, February 14 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: TBA FO R T EA CHER S Library Tours for Grades 7-12 The Library is pleased to offer tours for grade 7 to 12 classes. A tour of the Library introduces students to Library services and is a great way to generate enthusiasm about reading and doing research. Contact Hayley at or 780-357-7457 for more information or to reserve a time for your class.

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Class Visits: Research Instruction The Library subscribes to online databases that provide reliable information for students’ research. Our presentation covers how to use these tools to find information from reference materials and scholarly journals. Presentations are geared towards high school students (grades 10-12) and give students a hands-on experience. Contact Hayley at or 780-357-7457 for more information or to reserve a time for your class. A DUL T P ROGRAM S Internet Basics for Job Seekers Looking for work or a change in career? This may be the workshop for you. In partnership with the WorkPlace, this free, hands-on workshop will teach you how best to use the computer to yelp you in your search. To register call the WorkPlace at 780-539-5477 Date:

December 10, January 14, February 11. Time: 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm Location: Rotary Training Room Music to Munch By Have a musical lunch break each Wednesday in February. Local musicians will make your lunch hour magic. We supply the coffee, tea and cookies. Date:

Wednesday, February 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 12:00 pm Location: Reading Lounge Arthritis 101 If you have been recently diagnosed or if you simply have questions about any one of the many types of arthritis, this is the program for you. Registration required. Register online or by calling 780-357-7464

Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room Flower Art with Janice Lutsenko This is great opportunity for you to work with a professional flower artist. Janice Lutsenko’s pressed flower art blends her joy of gardening with her love of flowers. Her home garden not only supplies the material for her work but also aids in the inspiration for her pictures. Under Janice’s guidance, you will create and take home your own picture. Please bring a pair of good tweezers. Serger tweezers are perfect. All other materials are supplied. Registration required. Cost:

$35.00 (materials fee must be paid in advance) Date: Thursday, February 28 Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room Grande Knitters Both beginner and experienced knitters or crocheters are welcome. Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and some yarn. For those who want to contribute, we will give the opportunity for our knitters to contribute to the Giving Tree by knitting mitts, toques and scarves. Dates:

Tuesdays, December 11, January 8, February 12 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Rotary Training Room Grande Readers Book Club All adults are welcome to join in our friendly discussions complete with a cup of coffee or tea. Books are eclectic, interesting and informative. Take a look at our web site for our monthly selections. Date:

December 20, January 17, February 21 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Club-Lecture Grande Prairie Envie d’échanger et de partager des moments sympas et conviviaux autour de vos lectures ? Les rencontres du Club-Lecture Grande Prairie, réservées également aux adultes et aux adolescents, sont prévues pour ça! Ces rencontres auront lieu tous les deux mois, le dernier jeudi du mois de 19 heures à 20 heures, au Centre de ressources de la langue française de la Bibliothèque municipale de Grande Prairie. Pour tout renseignement, s’adresser à Jackie Xie au 780 357 7469. Dates: Heure: Lieu:

les jeudis 29 novembre et 31 janvier 19h - 20h Centre de ressources de la langue française

French Language Book Club Looking for a chance to meet new people and chat about the French books you’ve been reading? Join the French Language Book Club! French Language Book Club meetings will take place every two months, the last Thursday of the month. Questions? Call Jackie at 780-357-7469. Dates: November 29 & January 31 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: French Language Resource Centre Cygnet Writers Group Shy about showing others your writing? Aspiring or published, all are welcome to join with others who love to write. Dates:

First Tuesday of every month (December 4, January (TBA), February 5) Time: 7:30 pm Location: Rotary Training Room World Movie Night We show movies from all over the world. These are award winning films and

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include English subtitles. Shown on the last Wednesday of every month. January 30 – Juan, a rookie prison guard is knocked unconscious in a freak accident his first day on the job. He is brought into an empty cell to recover only to wake up to find a vengeful uprising underway - if he’s identified as a guard, he’s dead meat. To survive, Juan must pose as a prisoner and conspire with the riot’s leader - the deeply violent Malamadre. As the violence escalates and political fallout mounts, Juan must use all his cunning to stay alive in this fast-paced action thriller. In Spanish with English subtitles. 111 minutes February 27 – An epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty in China. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 148 minutes (Rated R for sequences of epic warfare) Dates:

Wednesday, January 30 and February 27. (December TBA) Time: 6:15 pm Location: Rotary Community Room Songwriters Circle Calling all songwriters. If you enjoy making music, this is the place for you. All styles are welcome. Bring your portable instruments and songs. Each month has a different theme and there is always time for a jam. Date:

Sunday, December 30, January 27, February 24 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room Knowledge is Power Ovarian cancer can be beaten. Come to this informative session led by Melissa Simpkin. Melissa has been certified to bring this presentation to our

community. Replacing myth and fear with knowledge and hope is a great step to eliminating this disease. Date: Wednesday, January 16 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room Genies (Genealogical Society) Are you researching your family tree and don’t know where to start? The Library Genies are available each Wednesday night to aid you in your search and answer any questions you might have! Dates: Time:

Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm January to May and October & November Location: Isabel Campbell Room Internet for Seniors Learn how to use computers and the Internet in a friendly and slow-paced environment. The course includes computer and Internet basics, Internet searching and email. Limited to 6 participants. Register online or contact Kelly at 780-357-7471. Dates: Fridays Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Rotary Training Room Get Connected - Learn How to Use Online Research Tools Attend a one-on-one training session to learn how to use our online research tools: find authoritative articles for your research project, listen to newspapers online, search for career information, look up automotive repair information and find “how-to” instructions and creative ideas. Registration is required. To register, call 780-357-7469. Dates: Every Tuesday Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Tutoring Room Conversational English Club

setting. Volunteer facilitators will guide you through some interesting topics such as food, shopping, job search, travel, Canadian current events, housing and more. No registration required - just drop in. Contact Kelly at 780-357-7471 for more information. Beginner Level Group Basic knowledge of English is required. Limited to 10 participants. Date: Wednesdays Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room Intermediate Level Group Intermediate knowledge of English is required. Limited to 10 participants. Dates: Wednesdays Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Location: Rotary Training Room ESL Reading Circle Practise your English skills, read and talk about short stories. Group discussions for intermediate level learners. Limited to 15 people. No registration required - just drop in. For more information contact Kelly at 780357-7471. Date: Thursdays Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Location: Rotary Training Room Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks with OverDrive and Freading Learn how to use OverDrive and Freading to download and transfer eBooks and audiobooks. If you own a laptop or a compatible device, you can bring them with you. Registration required. Participants will be contacted prior to the session to ensure that the program meets their needs. Register online or call 780-357-7469. Dates:

Thursdays, December 6 to March 28 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

Come and practice your English conversational skills in a small group

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L I BRA RY E VE NTS Food for Fines February 13 - 14 will be Food for Fines Days at the Grande Prairie Public Library. The Library will waive fines on one overdue item for each nonperishable food item. Fees for lost items, administration or fines in collections are not eligible. Food donations past their expiry date will not be accepted. Only actual food items and toiletries will be accepted, no household items. Donations must be presented to be applied against fines. Donations will only be accepted February 13 -14. For more information on Food for Fines, please contact the Library at 780-5323580 or visit us at

The 2013 Collins Writing Contest: Secrets We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. -Robert Frost For the 25th annual Collins Writing Contest, entrants are invited to explore the theme of Secrets in a short story. Secrets can be kept or shared, good or bad, a burden or an honour. What happens when secrets are kept or revealed? Stories must be typed, double-spaced, and 2000 words or less. For more information, please visit our website at Deadline: Thursday, February 28 at 9:00 pm

The Grande Prairie Public Library will be closed: Sunday, November 11 Remembrance Day Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day Wednesday, December 26 Boxing Day Tuesday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, February 18 Family Day The Library will close early on: Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve Monday, December 31 New Year’s Eve

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Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning What did you learn today? “We provide adults a pathway to lifelong learning through active leadership, programming and granting funds that are responsive to the community. Adults will enhance their life, literacy and employability skills.”

Current Programming:

ESL Full-Time Program Learn English in class for 25 hours a week. Basic to advanced ESL instruction for: • Everyday • Business and work • Travel • Further study • Academic preparation Start any month of the year! Study for as long as you like!

Classes: 12 week semesters: Adult Basic Learning – For adults with learning challenges and/or disabilities Basic Computer Classes – Learn computer basics English Language Learning (ELL/ESL/EAL) – Learn Family or Workplace English Family Literacy – To educate parents of the importance of literacy for children GED Preparation – Prepare with us to write your GED Good Reads Book Club – A conversation class for beginning adult readers Public Legal Education Workshops – Low cost legal education workshops The Reading Network – One-on-one volunteer tutoring program Workplace Essential Skills Training – Instruction catered to the needs of employers For more information: Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning 9625 Prairie Road Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6G5 780.539.6077 90 - Winter 2013

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Train in the field of Early Learning & Childcare on a schedule that suits you. Courses are available by distance or online learning. CD2080 Interpersonal Communications: This online course explores the interrelationship between self concept, self awareness and communicative processes. Strategies for dealing with stress are examined. Runs Feb 27 to Apr 30.

Please contact Kathy at 780.539.2753.

Career and Employment Workshops Linking life, work and learning

Resume Writing: Learn the basics of building a resume that works for you! Facilitator assistance and typing services provided at no charge. Career Futures: A one-day workshop to assist you in making informed decisions regarding your career path. Identify options and develop effective strategies to acquire information to make employment, career and/or educational decisions.

EMPLOYERS are provided with a cost-free onestop connection to a wide range of resources, services and programs to recruit, train and retain employees. JOB SEEKERS are provided with a cost-free one-stop connection to a wide range of career and employment-related services, resources, information and work search support.

Register by phone: 780-539-5477, online at or in person at The Work Place, #105, 9840 - 97th Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB

(780) 539-5477

The workshops, offered every week, are free.

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Services and programs funded by:

Services and programs funded by:

Station 97, 105, 9840 - 97th Avenue Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7K2

Services delivered by Carlson & Company Inc.

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! e are looking for loving volunteers to assist our First Steps D rop-in Childcare Centre. ! e require daytime volunteers who enjoy being with young babies and toddlers. Training and orientation will be provided. O ur Centre is open M onday-Thursdays with two shifts of 9:30-12:00 and 1:00-3:30 pm. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Cathy at: 780-538-3854 or email cathy.polsfut@g

Be the change you wish to see in the world!

The Block Parent Program provides successfully screened homes with a sign to post in their window whenever they are available to help a child in need. Block Parents make neighbourhoods safer and window signs have been shown to deter criminal activity. Becoming a Block Parent is free and easy! To get started right away visit the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment to fill-out an application or contact us for a recruitment package full of more information about the GP Block Parent Association and how you can help. (587) 297-3654 ƕLike us on Facebook!

Are you looking for:

Come to our centre to:

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• participate in a variety of parent and child play programs featuring art, music, movement, literacy and culture • join parent support groups • enroll in one of our parent education programs • become a member of our extensive toy and resource library

helpful parenting tips parenting support information about your child’s development information about community programs and services available to families • opportunities to meet other families and for your children to socialize with others • programs that offer opportunities for your family to learn and play together

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Catholic Family Services program offers counseling for:

Individuals • Couples and Families • Groups Our agency is non-denominational and will provide services to residents in Grande Prairie and surrounding area. Fee for service operates on a sliding scale based on income and ability to pay. Employee Assistance Plans and group benefits welcome.

For more information, please call: (780) 532-9381 9902 – 101 Street, Lower Level Grande Prairie, AB

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L`Association canadienne française de l`Alberta est la voix des francophones en Alberta!

Festival des sucres le 23 février 2012 Lever du drapeau le 1 mars 2012

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#303-9804-100 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0T8 P: 780.538.3388 E: W:

HIV North Society is an AIDS Service Organization. Using awareness, prevention, education, and advocacy, we provide community based programs, services, and leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Odyssey House Offers . . . • shelter for women with or without children in an abusive relationship or in crisis • telephone or one on one non- judgemental support • 24 hours, 7 days a week service • community outreach support to women • abuse information groups Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoons, with childcare provided. • presentations on family violence, dating violence, communication and healthy and unhealthy relationships for schools, businesses and community groups • education/Support on positive parenting • If you have an interest in making a difference in someone's life we offer a comprehensive volunteer training program. Please contact us for more information.

Our Services Include: • Support for people living with HIV/AIDS • HIV/Hepatitis C/Syphilis testing on site • Education - Contact us to book a relevant presentation for your agency or group • Outreach services • GLBTQ programming and support • Safer sex supplies • Volunteer opportunities

HIV North Society


Complete Confidentiality


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If you are being abused, you are not alone.

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▄ If families have concerns about their child’s development

Every Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm Are you in a position where you are not sure what to do? You’re feeling overwhelmed and you need more than a friend to talk to? Single session counselling may be right for you.

▄ There is no charge for this program Call 780-513-7500.

ORAL HEALTH ▄ Keep your child’s teeth healthy ▄ Programs for infants to five year olds ▄ Oral health information and counselling

Grande Prairie Mental Health Services 6th Floor, Nordic Court, 10014 - 99 Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3N4 Phone: 780-538-5160

Call 780-513-7500 for more information.

MENTAL HEALTH DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM The Mental Health Day Treatment Program:

FOOD SAFE 2013 dates: January 21 & 22; March 11 & 12; June 10 & 11; September 16 & 17; November 18 & 19

▄ Provides individuals dealing with mental

health issues the opportunity to address these issues using group therapy ▄ Is multidisciplinary and encompasses the expertise of several professions including psychiatry, social work, psychology and nursing For more information call the Mental Health Day Treatment Program at 780-830-2830.

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Sanitation program for food handlers 2-day courses Cost $125 Provides provincial certification

Call 780-513-7517 to register.

CAR SEAT EDUCATION ▄ We can help ensure you are using your child’s car seat correctly

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HEALTHY LIVING Nutrition Counseling Outpatient Dietitian Services

Become A Skilled Shopper

A Registered Dietitian can provide nutrition education and guidance in a one-on-one setting on a variety of nutrition topics. Some examples include: ! ! ! ! ! !

Nutrition during pregnancy Celiac disease Diagnosed food allergies Healthy growth for children Special diet for medical condition Other nutrition related concerns

Become a smart and savvy shopper with this fun and interactive grocery store tour. !

Call 780-402-8172 for schedule and more information.

Weight Wise Education Classes

Choose to attend one or all of these 2.5 hour interactive classes on weight management. What are you ready to learn about?

To request an appointment please contact the Grande Prairie Public Health Centre at 780-513-7500.

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Craving Changeâ&#x201E;˘


A how to workshop for changing your relationship with food. ! !


Tour your local grocery store and learn how to read food labels and make the best food choices for you and your family



Understand WHY you eat the way you do Learn strategies to help you cope with emotional eating and feel more in control of your eating habits Cost $25




Call 780-402-8172 for schedule and more information.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE (unless otherwise indicated).

Getting Started: Planning For Success Finding Balance: The Role of Calories In Weight Management Managing Hunger and Appetite Moving Matters: Introducing Physical Activity In Your Day The Truth About What Works In Weight Management Meal Planning: I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How? Eating Away From Home and During Special Occasions Minding Stress: Reduce and Manage The Stress In Your Life

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LIVING WELL CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT A program for adults over the age of 18 to assist in preventing and managing chronic health conditions.

Self Management


Better Choices, Better Health â&#x201E;˘

Lowering Blood Pressure Class

Develop skills and confidence to manage daily health challenges:

This class is designed for individuals diagnosed with or at risk for high blood pressure. !


A Nurse and Dietitian will discuss healthy lifestyle measures and self management skills to help reduce high blood pressure

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This six week program meets one day per week for 2.5 hours.

Lowering Cholesterol Class A class for people with high blood fats. During this class a Nurse and Dietitian will discuss: ! ! ! !

Your risk factors for heart disease How to interpret your cholesterol numbers Strategies to help you lower cholesterol Foods to choose, foods to limit

Exercise Living Well Program

Includes a professional exercise assessment, personalized program and physical activities that can be continued from home:

Introduction to Type 2 Diabetes Learn about:


! What

is diabetes? ! Blood sugar checking ! Exercise ! Healthy eating 2.5 hours with a diabetes nurse and dietitian. Need a blood sugar meter? See your local pharmacist at your convenience - ask what meters they have for free

Pain and Fatigue Medical Management Difficult Emotions Planning for the Future

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Strength Endurance Flexibility Balance

This eight week program meets twice per week for 1-2 hours.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE (unless otherwise indicated).

For more information or to register, call toll-free 1-877-349-5711 101 - Winter 2013

GRANDE PRAIRIE AND AREA PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES Breastfeeding Clinic ▄ Our Public Health Nurses will answer your questions and concerns about breastfeeding

Prenatal Classes Topics include:

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Appointments only: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Public Health Centre Thursday College & Community Heatlh Centre Call 780-513-7500 for an appointment or for more information.



Dates: Four Week Evening Classes: THURSDAYS 7:00 - 9:00 pm One Day Intensive Class: SATURDAYS, 9:00am - 4:30 pm

Travel Clinic ▄ Travel information and immunization ▄ Call at least four months in advance ▄ There is a cost for most vaccines

- Please call for specific dates. - From Here Through Maternity is included when you register for a prenatal class. - Call early to register as class sizes are limited!

Call 780-513-7500.

Family Health and Immunization Clinics ▄ Protect your family and yourself ▄ Clinics run Monday to Saturday ▄ Growth and development ▄ Nutritional information ▄ Children’s general health

Labour & Delivery Hospital Tour Relaxation & Comfort Techniques Medical Interventions Breastfeeding & Infant Nutrition Newborn Safety Postpartum Care & Adjustment

Refresher, pregnant teen classes and hospital tours may be available. For more information or to register please call the Grande Prairie Public Health Centre at 780-513-7500 or log on to

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Sexual Health Clinic

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wellness Clinics

BE STI FREE! Providing confidential FREE:

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Sexually Transmitted Infection testing and treatment Cervical screening (Pap Tests) Pregnancy Testing Birth Control information, options, and referrals Men and Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sexual Health

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Cervical Screening Breast Exams Birth Control Menopausal Support

Clinics run at the Community Village on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Call 780-814-5800 for more information.


Health Services In French

Clinics available at the Grande Prairie Public Health Centre: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - drop in.

Alberta Health Services is committed to providing health services in French to its French speaking residents. The Region has a wide range of services and resources to meet your health needs.



The fourth Wednesday of the month 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - drop in.

Contact the Public Health Centre at 780-513-7501 for more information.


Aboriginal Health Liaison Program


Helps bridge services between Aboriginal people and Alberta Health Services. We provide:



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Cultural awareness training Visits to patients in the hospital and community Language interpretation Liaise between medical staff and patients/ family Coordinate sacred ceremonies

Call 780-538-7125 for more information.

Visits to patients in the hospital and community Language interpretation oral and written Liaise between medical staff and patientsresidents/family Sessions in French such as Better Choices, better HealthTM French Resources

To reach Health Services in French contact: In Grande Prairie call 780-402-8131 or fax 780-402-8149. In McLennan call 780-324-4246 or fax 780-324-4256 or 1-800-732-8981. 103 - Winter 2013


Detoxification Program

Residential Treatment Program

A safe and supportive environment for withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. This includes:

A 20-day program designed design to help clients overcome problems with alcohol and other drugs. Includes:

ŶDetoxification (Detox) includes 24-hour care provided by nursing staff and a consulting physician ŶAssessment and if required, referral for future treatment services

ŶGroup counselling ŶSupported lectures and workshops ŶCommunity self-help support groups ŶA two session family fam component

No appointment is necessary but phoning ahead will reduce waiting time.

Residential Gambling Treatment Program designed to assist clients develop A 20-day program design strategies to overcome problems associated with gambling behaviour. This includes:

Gambling Stabilization Program

For individuals in crisis as a result of their gambling behaviours. The process includes:

ŶGroup counselling ŶWorkshops and leisure activities ŶInvolvement in community based self-help support groups ŶA two session family fam component

ŶGambling assessment ŶReferral to a residential gambling treatment program if required ŶA medical assessment assessm and educational supports ŶCrisis stabilization in the detox unit

Enhanced Services for or Women (ESW) Provides addiction services to women (adult or youth) who are pregnant or likely to become pregnant. This service provides:

Business and Industry Clinic The Alcohol & Drug Program

ŶAn enhanced level of support ŶInformation ŶConsultation and referral to community professionals

ŶFor employees who have alcohol and drug-related problems ŶHas a 30-day residential component

Cocaine Program

Training and consultation for professionals working with pregnant women abusing substances is also provided.

ŶFor people experiencing diffficulties as a result of cocaine abuse and/or addiction ŶHas a 50-day residential component

Recovery & Relapse Prevention Group

Both programs offer f family members a 4-day non-residential program, the 12-Step recovery process, timely admissions and extensive follow-up.

For adults working on issues related to recovery and relapse prevention.

Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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ADULT DAY PROGRAMS Grande Prairie and Region Adult Day Programs

Located at the West end of Lot F at Grande Prairie Regional College, 10620-104 Avenue. 780-814-5800.

Caring for frail, elderly or disabled adults. Socialization Recreation Q Personal Care Q Relief for Caregivers Q

Walk in Clinic Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00am - 5:00pm


Drop-in Clinic with physicians and nurse practitioners Q Family Health Immunization Clinics Q Mental Health Services Q Sexual Health Services Q Nutrition Counseling Q STI Education/Counseling Q Lactation Consultant Q

Please call 780-357-2584 for more information.

HEALTH LINK ALBERTA On Call Around The Clock Health advice 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Q Registered Nurses answer your health-related questions Q One toll-free call can connect you Q Service in other languages available Q

Drop in STI/Birth Control Clinic THURSDAY, 5:00 – 8:00pm

STI testing and treatment STI counselling Q Birth control prescriptions Q Birth control counselling Q Q

Call 1-866-408-5465 (LINK).

Lab Collection Service Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00am - 5:00pm X-Ray Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00am - 4:45pm

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Crime Prevention

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Frequently Requested Numbers All numbers must be preceded by 780: ACCOUNTING Accounts Payable, 2nd Floor, City Hall Accounts Receivable, 2nd Floor, City Hall

538-0305 538-0437

AIRPORT Grande Prairie Airport (Management) 539-5270 For Flight Information, contact Airline or Travel Service

Pursuit of Excellence 2nd Floor, City Hall Take Part Take Pride 3rd Floor, City Hall INSPECTION Building, Electrical, Gas, and Plumbing Development Services, Service Centre

538-0498 513-5265


BICYCLES Found, Lost, or Stolen Enforcement Services


LAND Certificate of Compliance Development Services, Service Centre City-Owned Properties Legal Description, Assessment/Tax 1st Floor, City Hall Zoning Certificates Development Services, Service Centre

BUS INFORMATION City Transit Disabled Transportation Society

538-0337 830-7433

LANDFILL (NOTE: Closed Christmas Day and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day) Aquatera Utilities Waste Management Hotline 538-0452


SUMMER (April 1 to October 31) 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, & Stat. Holidays

ANIMALS Animal Licenses/Running at Large Enforcement Services

CEMETERY Information/Maintenance Parks, Service Centre


CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES File Written Claim, Legislative Services 3rd Floor, City Hall


COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS By Appointment Only 3rd Floor, City Hall


COMMUNITY SERVICES Community Connections Facility Booking (Gyms/Schools) 2nd Floor, City Hall Home Support, Community Social Development 10030-102 Avenue Kids Place Playschool, Dave Barr Community Centre 9535 Prairie Road


CRIME PREVENTION General Enquiries, Service Centre






FIRE PREVENTION AND PERMITS Fire Department Administration 8111 Resources Road


GRANTS Arts Development GP Museum


538-0407 538-0374

538-0421 538-0315 538-0421

WINTER (November 1 to March 31) 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday & Stat. Holidays 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Closed January to March) LICENSES Business Enforcement Services Home-Based Business Development Services, Service Centre

830-5790 538-0421

LITTER Untidy Yards, Enforcement Services


MAPS Maps of the City, GIS 3rd Floor, City Hall


NOISE Barking Dog Complaints Enforcement Services General Noise Complaints RCMP


PARKING Abandoned/Towed Vehicles, Handicapped Sticker Information, Meters/Ticket Enquiries Enforcement Services


PARKS Muskoseepi Park 102 Avenue and 102 Street Maintenance and Operations Parks, Service Centre Structures and Playground Equipment Facilities, Service Centre 116 - Winter 2013


538-0451 830-5018 357-4976

Frequently Requested Numbers PERMITS A-Board Signs (Downtown Only) Enforcement Services Barricade (Temporary Road Closure) Transportation Services, Service Centre Block Party Transportation Services, Service Centre Building Development Services, Service Centre Chauffeur (Taxi) Enforcement Services Demolition Development Services, Service Centre Development Development Services, Service Centre Driveway Crossing (culvert, curb, etc.) Transportation Services, Service Centre Moving of Buildings Development Services, Service Centre Over-Dimensional Enforcement Services Parade Transportation Services, Service Centre Park Use (Muskoseepi and Crystal Lake) Muskoseepi Park, 102 Avenue and 102 Street Park Use (Other Parks) Parks, Service Centre Public Utility Lot Access (Easements) Parks, Service Centre Signs (Commercial) Development, Service Centre PROMOTIONAL ITEMS (PINS) Marketing and Communications 3rd Floor, City Hall PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES Media Relations, Town Hall Meetings, City Matters, and other Publications Marketing and Communications 3rd Floor, City Hall RCMP 10202-99 Street Complaints General Enquiries RECREATION AND ENTERTAINMENT Coca-Cola Centre, #6 Knowledge Way Crystal Centre, 10017-99 Avenue Bowes Family Crystal Gardens Box Office/TICKETMASTER Canada Games Arena Dave Barr Community Centre, 9535 Prairie Road Eastlink Centre GP Indoor Soccer Centre, 11319-105 Street GP Museum Muskoseepi Park, 102 Avenue and 102 Street Outdoor Rinks Parks, Service Centre

830-5790 513-5233 513-5233 538-0421 830-5790 538-0421 538-0421 538-0354 538-0421 830-5970 830-5036 538-0451 538-0499 830-5018 538-0421



SPONSORSHIP Marketing and Communications 3rd Floor, City Hall STREETS/ROADS/LANES/SIDEWALKS Sidewalk/Snow Removal Complaints Enforcement Services Snow Removal and Ice Control Transportation Services, Service Centre Storm Drains Transportation Services, Service Centre Street Maintenance and Repair (Potholes) Transportation Services, Service Centre TAX Property/Mobile Home/BRZ/Local Improvement Assessment and Taxation, 1st Floor, City Hall TOURIST INFORMATION Centre 2000, 11330-106 Street Regional Tourism Association #114 11330-106 Street


830-5790 538-0354 538-0354 538-0354

538-0315 513-0240 539-7688

WATER AND SEWER SERVICES Aquatera Utilities, #100 10901-100 Street 538-0348 Bulk Water Sales Fire Hydrant Repairs Sewer (Problems/Repairs) Water Line Locate/Repair/Pressure Aquatera Utilities, 1st Floor, City Hall 538-0340 Water Billing (Connection/Disconnection) Water Meter Readings/Repair For Staff and Mayor/Council e-mail addresses, visit the City website at and click on “Staff Directory”. City of Grande Prairie P.O. Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3 City Hall: 10205-98 Street

830-5700 830-5701 513-5252 538-0334

538-0469 830-5000 513-9525 532-5482 538-0451 830-5018

City Service Centre: 9505-112 Street Office Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For Employment Opportunities, visit To find the City on Facebook, Flickr, or Twitter, go to:

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