Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Awards by September 15

Star-AwardsThe search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations open for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. Across the province, thousands of volunteers give generously of their time and talents to help make life better for others. We have all in some way benefited from the impact of the work of volunteers in our communities. If you have experienced the fun at a local festival or community event, have taken part in local minor sports, or watched the action at the neighbourhood arena, then your life has been touched by a volunteer. 

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Gaming Funds for Nonprofits – Free Webinar Series | February 11 & March 3

webinarThe Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is offering a free, two-part webinar series about the use of gaming funds for nonprofits in Alberta. Both webinars feature a live question and answer period. This series was designed to create awareness and provide information about the process and requirements of charitable gaming in Alberta. The webinar series will be facilitated by Volunteer Alberta and feature a speaker from the Gaming Information for Charitable Groups (GAIN) Program. The presentations will cover topics of interest to the non-profit sector as identified in the survey conducted by Volunteer Alberta in May of 2015. Gain a better understanding of how AGLC and gaming proceeds can benefit your organization in the upcoming sessions: the first on February 11 and the second on March 3. Registration is free. 

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Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Announces 2014 Celebration of Achievement Award Finalists

AWE Award FinalistsAlberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is honoring female entrepreneurs from across the province. Nominated by their peers these inspirational women are achieving growth and success in business. With 33 nominees for the 2014 award, they collectively represent over $500 million dollars in annual revenues and over 7,700 employees.  There are 13 nominees from Calgary, 10 from Edmonton, 2 from Grande Prairie and 1 each from Fort McKay, Drayton Valley, Nisku, Plamondon, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Strathmore.

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Digital Technology Forum | Grande Prairie | March 20, 2013

Grande PrairieCan Digital Technology help your business become more productive and profitable? Attend a presentation by local experts as they share their knowledge and expertise on digital technology. Centre 2000 in Grande Prairie will be the place to be March 20, 2013 from 1:00 till 4:00. Social Media, social commerce, outsourcing IT and 3D printing are included in the sessions as well as cloud computing, search engine optimization, mobile, real data in real time and custom workflow solutions. Opportunity for networking, group or individual discussion as well as one on one sessions with the expert are available. This event is sponsored by the Centre for Research & Innovation through GPRC. There is no cost to attend but participants are encouraged to register by contacting Janet at 780-876-3518 or email info@connectingindustry.ca. For more information go to: www.connectingindustry.ca/Forum.html

“Formerly Exit Five: Monuments to Recent History” Exhibit | Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

ghost_city The artists in Formerly Exit Five all start from a concern with understanding the composition of changing experiences of time and space as they have glimpsed and encountered them in everyday spaces. Responding from a variety of international and Canadian sites in a wide range of media including sound and video installations, photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing, they have sought to grasp the workings of contemporary cultural memory, considering the kinds of commemoration that could capture the persistence of the past in the present, and the meaning of what remains. Organized and circulated by Kenderdine Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Sask Culture and special project assistance of the Artists and Community Collaboration Program.

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