Area municipalities are showing their appreciation to volunteers in the community with a free drive-in movie event on April 23 and 24 brought to you by their Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) departments.
The event is open to all residents in the region who have volunteered in some capacity at any organization over the past year. Volunteers can register for their ticket at https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/grande-sunset-theatre-8487141008. Registration is free and only requires indicating which organization(s) the attendee has volunteered for.
The event is being screened at dusk at Evergreen Park’s Grande Sunset Theatre and features the movies Hotel For Dogs and Instant Family. Gates open at 9 p.m. and movies begin at 9:30 p.m.
Limited tickets are available.
Volunteers are welcome to bring their families with them, however as it is a drive-in movie event, there is a restriction of seatbelt capacity per vehicle and attendees must remain in their cars during the movies.
A food truck will be on site or volunteers may bring their own snacks. Volunteers must watch the film from their trucks. They can leave for washroom and to purchase food.
FCSS teams in the City, County, Beaverlodge, Wembley, Sexsmith, Hythe, and Municipal District of Greenview are proud to collaborate on this appreciation event to thank volunteers for continued efforts to make communities in the region better places to live.
County of Grande Prairie FCSS Director
Home Support Coordinator, City of Grande Prairie
The stairs at Gordon Badger Stadium at JDA Raceway at Evergreen Park are one of the recommended locations across the province for the the 7th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary.
From May 2–15, 2021, hundreds of firefighters and members of the public will participate in the virtual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge with, hopefully, many participating at Evergreen Park. All AHS guidelines will be followed.
In most years, this is a live event at The Bow building in Calgary, Alberta, but this year will be a virtual event – with new ways to involve and engage participants.
What remains the same is that individuals and teams will still have to climb the same number of stairs as The Bow building, 1,204 steps (774 vertical feet), and firefighters will climb in full duty gear.
Originally inspired by Kathy Blas, sister of local fallen firefighter Gord Paul, the event and its proceeds support firefighters and citizens who are fighting cancer.
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support and involvement of the Calgary Fire Department, the International Association of Firefighters Local 255 and event sponsors.
Ordinary citizens can sign up individually or as a team. To sign up and for more information visit here: https://calgarystairclimb.com.
The disc golf course at Evergreen Park will be part of the Swan City Showdown disc golf tournament May 15-16.
This tournament is part of the Northern Lights Series.
Location of where competitors will play is based on group. Group A will play at Evergreen Park, Thrill Hill and Bear Creek and Group B at Thrill Hill and South Bear.
Entry fees are $65 for adults and $45 for juniors.
For more information visit the Club website at: https://www.gpdiscgolf.ca/
The Grande Prairie Disc Golf Club is hosting the provincials, presented by Playfair Promo and Athletics, August 14-15 and one of the three courses they will be using for the Alberta championship is Evergreen Park.
There will be three rounds on two of three courses, a skills competition, mini games and prizes.
Registration opens May 1. For more information visit the GP Disc Golf Club website at https://www.gpdiscgolf.ca/alberta-provincals