Bezanson Agricultural Society
The Bezanson Regional Community Cultural Centre will be the hub of our community. Boasting large meeting spaces, adequate room for high caliber sporting competitions, and ample square footage to host events, develop projects and provide essential community initiatives, there will undoubtedly be a huge effect on our economy. Local business, entrepreneurs, school children, seniors and all community members will have the opportunity to better themselves through our Centre.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie & Area
The In-School Mentoring Program provides youth with a role model and a friend within a school setting that they can to talk to and share the experiences with. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts, sports or just hanging out on school grounds
Camp Tamarack Association
Camp Tamarack aims to provide an inclusive and barrier free outdoor camping experience through accessible, fun-filled and innovative programs within a safe and positive environment that nurtures personal and social development. We strive to provide people of all ages and abilities a peer-supported outdoor experience in a safe and welcoming environment, to enhance the quality of life and create positive opportunities while discovering one’s potential.
Grande Prairie & Area Council on Aging – Seniors Outreach
Seniors Outreach is a “One Stop Shop” for information and referrals for Seniors, Caregivers, Family, or anyone that is working with a senior to make sure that they are getting all the benefits that they are eligible for. We help seniors with applying for pensions and grants. We answer and help with any needs a senior may have. Example homecare, housing, pensions, health benefits, meals, security etc. we will help them or refer them to someone that can.
Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities
The Street Smarts program is based on the ‘rules of the road’ from the perspective of both a pedestrian and a driver. Children participating in this program experience an interactive pedestrian safety lesson and then practice their new skills on the miniature streets of Safety City. All children will have a turn walking while practicing pedestrian safety techniques and driving using traffic rules. Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities is fundraising to get new pedal cars for the program.
Lottery proceeds will be used towards coaches training. The Grande Prairie Gymnastics Club has been a part of the Grande Prairie Community for over 40 years. Their vision is to inspire a foundation of excellence within the community.
Grande Prairie Music Parents Association
The Grande Prairie Music Parents Association is a non-profit group, comprised of parents of the district music students as well as the students themselves within the Grande Prairie Public School system. Our association supports further educational experiences by helping to fund travel to provincial, national and international festivals as well as to provide opportunities for our group to be visible within the community. Grande Prairie is very fortunate to have a program where students are able to participate in a music program and we the board of the GPMPA actively seek out new ways to let our students help our community as well as give students opportunities to fundraise to help cover trip expenses, making it possible for all to participate.
Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society
Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS) is committed to providing high quality Equine Assisted Therapy to Peace Country residents. PARDS supports individuals of all ages and abilities to maximize their growth and potential; physically, cognitively, behaviorally and socially, through a variety of equine assisted programs and activities.
Sexsmith & District Museum Society
For nine years in the 1940’s, Sexsmith was the grain capital of the British Empire. Now, only one historic grain elevator remains in the town. The Sexsmith and District Museum Society wants to preserve their last grain elevator. The plan is to renovate the exterior first, eventually transforming the interior into a small museum with displays featuring local farmers.
Special Olympics Grande Prairie
Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in a variety of sporting programs. We accommodate to athletes of various ages, starting as young as 2. We will be using the funds for travel & training expenses for 2018 Summer Nationals Winter Provincials; helping athletes with training, equipment and travel expenses.
Spinal Cord Injury Alberta
The need for services for those with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities is as important today as it was in 1945. In fact, this need will continue to grow! The Peer Program provides support, guidance and mentorship from someone "who's been there" through one to one interaction and group events. The services also include equipment and repairs and support of medical trips.
Suicide Prevention Resource Centre
Tough Enough to Talk About It began in 1999 under the name Men at Risk. The original program was created because statistics identified that a high percentage of suicide deaths in northern Alberta occurred in industry, trades and agriculture. By 2016, industrial workplaces had evolved to include a significant number of female employees, and the program was re-branded Tough Enough to Talk About It in recognition of this changing dynamic. Tough Enough offers workplace presentations, leadership seminars, and videos to address mental health in the workplace – starting conversations that may save lives.