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10th Annual Playhouse Raffle

The Playhouse Raffle is a fund-raiser that emphasizes giving our community the opportunity to build positive youth and families. This grass roots fundraiser empowers youth to help other youth in their community. Youth volunteers from the Grande Prairie High School Building Construction Class are building three playhouses with teams of designers. Each house is equipped with electrical wiring and have fabulous interior decor that the Winner receives.

In addition to The 3 houses that are the major prizes, we also have early bird draws.

The houses will be built and ready for display for mid-May, at which time we have our reveal day, with a radio remote and charity BBQ. The houses stay on location for ticket sales from kick off till the draw date at the end of June.

The Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program believes in building strong families and supporting youth to develop the skills and talents that will assist them to be engaged in their community. The Playhouse Raffle is a great opportunity to have young people get involved in their community while learning and supporting their peers that are now young parents.


As a sponsoring partner you can support the Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program in our efforts of raising funds to meet the needs of young families while benefiting from a sponsorship level that best suits your interests. Early Bird Prizes

Early Bird Prize sponsors recognition will be included in print advertising prior to the draws, as well as posted on playhouse signage, and be featured in our Annual Report and in the Newspaper.

Title Sponsor $3000

As the Title Sponsor you are the main sponsor for the raffle and will be invited to participate in recognition events held throughout the selling period. Your company logo will be most prominent in the marketing materials, as well as including the features of the Platinum recognition level.

Platinum Sponsor $2000

As a Platinum Sponsor you would have your name included in event advertising. This would include, but may not be limited to:

o Media releases

o Two newspaper advertisements

o Your name will be printed on 5000 tickets

o You will be recognized on the Society for Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens website ( as well as in our Annual Report.

o You will also receive recognition on the radio on the day of the event

o Your logo on team T-shirts

o Signage that stays with the houses for the entire selling time

Gold Sponsor $750

As a Gold Sponsor your donation will go towards the interior decoration of the playhouses. Your recognition will be posted on playhouse signage; "decor and furniture made possible by you". Recognition of your contribution will be featured in our Annual Report.

Silver Sponsor $500

Donations from Silver Sponsors go towards where they are needed most. Silver Sponsors will receive a Tax Receipt for their generosity, as well as being recognized in our Annual Report.

Material Sponsor

Material donations such as flooring, siding, windows and anything else that will enhance our houses will receive a Gift in Kind Tax receipt for the value of the donation. We will also include your company's name on our home builders' signage that stays on display with the houses. 'Thank You' recognition will be in the newspaper and our Annual Report.

Volunteer Supporters

As a team, you and your co-workers or club would be involved in the decorating of the playhouses. We will be having work bees starting in March and will be wrapping up the decorating over our kick off weekend, which is scheduled for mid-May. We also require community volunteers to sell tickets from April to July 3rd at their place of business or on location from the kick off in May to the draw date.

Your sponsorship is an investment in the wellness of families and children in our community.

If you would like more information about our Playhouse Raffle or the Society for Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens please feel free to call Melodie McCracken at

(780) 538-3854

I look forward to hearing from you.

Melodie McCracken Lisa Martens

Executive Director Fundraising Committee

780-538-3854 780-538-3854

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Fall 2014 Events in Grande Prairie

Like it or not, summer is almost over. And while it's always bittersweet saying goodbye to the hot weather and hello to sweaters and scarves, the fall is shaping up to be an exciting time in Grande Prairie. If you're in town over the coming weeks, here are some events you might want to check out.


Grande Prairie Outdoor Market | Sat., Sept. 6

@ 10032 101 Ave., 10am - 3pm

This is your last chance of the year to check our the Grande Prairie Outdoor Market, which features a variety of local vendors selling everything from artisan preserves to handcrafted art pieces.


Fall Fair | Sun., Sept. 7

@ Grande Prairie Alliance Church, 11:30am - 2pm

Featuring a kid's carnival, horse rides, face painting, bouncy castles, cotton candy and more, the annual Fall Fair at Grande Prairie Alliance Church is a great place to take the kids for an afternoon of fun.


Spirit of Wellness Fall Expo | Fri., Sept 19 - Sun., Sept. 21

@ The Jackpot Grill,

For anyone interested in holistic medicine and new age lifestyles, the bi-annual Spirit of Wellness Expo will expand your mind and equip you with new knowledge and products. More than 50 vendors will be showcasing their products and sharing their wisdom.


Russell Peters | Sun., Sept. 21

@ Revolution Centre

Don't miss the opportunity to see international superstar comedian (and proud Canadian!) Russell Peters in Grande Prairie as part of his Almost Famous World Tour. Expect a whole lot of hilarious new material, delivered in his trademark style.


Glass Tiger | Sat., Oct. 4

@ Great Northern Casino

See Canadian rock legends Glass Tiger perform all their classic hits like "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" and "Someday".


For anyone visiting Grande Prairie this fall, look to the Stonebridge Hotel to provide you with modern accommodations with all the comforts of home.

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Grande Prairie Live Theatre announces lineup for upcoming season

The 53rd season lineup for the Grande Prairie Live Theatre (GPLT) has been announced. 

Deborah Haiworonsky, GPLT incoming president, recently announced this season's lineup with a bit of music, dance and a video. 

"We went out to Facebook and emailed members and asked people to do submissions based on what they had a passion for as far as what they wanted to do for a play," she said about the selection process. "Then we had a committee meeting made up of Tom Hawkesworth, Faye McConville, myself, Wade Fleming, Wayne Ayling and Terry (McConville)... and we read the plays and discussed what we would like to see and then from there, determined what we felt the audience members in Grande Prairie would like to see on our stage."

The season will kick off with the play Mindgame, a psychological thriller written by Anthony Horowitz and directed by Cyril Cook, from Sept. 17-19, 24-26 and Oct. 1-3.

The thriller will be followed by the comedy Looking, written by Norm Foster and directed by Wayne Ayling on Oct. 22-24, 29-30 and November 5-7. 

Hit Tunes Spectacular featuring hit musical numbers from the '40s-'60's will follow and is directed by Rick Hryciuk, James Galbraith, Kelly Hryciuk, Candace Boechler and Jody Peebles. That will grace the stage Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5, 9-12. 

The Dining Room, a series of vignettes revealing the secrets of upper middle class families will kick of the New Year. It's written by A.R. Gurney and is directed by Wade Fleming and runs Jan. 21-23, 28-30 and Feb. 4-6. 

Something's Afoot by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach, a musical murder mystery with additional music by Ed Linderman, will run Feb. 25-27, March 3-5, 10-12. It will be directed by Lorraine Cook. 

The season will conclude with Harris Cashes Out! by Londos D'Arrigo and directed by Tom Hawkesworth. It will run March 31, April 1,2, 7-9, 14-16.

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Twitter: @DHTJocelyn

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Grande Prairie Ball Hockey

Are there any adult drop in ball hockey leagues in GP for the summer? Looking for something to do with some friends. Also looking for fun hockey leagues for the winter. Nothing too competitive, just something to get out of the house and kill some time.

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Tour of Alberta

Volunteer for Tour of Alberta

September 2-3, 2015

Volunteer registration is now open. You are able to choose one or multiple volunteer roles and communities. Upon completing your volunteer registration you will receive a confirmation of your volunteer role, community, date and shift time. A local community volunteer coordinator will also be in touch to confirm your position.

We look forward to seeing you at the races and can't thank you enough for all of your efforts. The Tour of Alberta greatly appreciates your time.

Want to Volunteer?

Contact Name: Shannon Fennell 780-538-2727

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