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 April 25-27 Canada Games Arena

 Rotary Green-a-thon May 3rd

The Rotary Club of Grande Prairie’s 41st annual Green-a-thon is Saturday morning.  Join the Menchies mascot, Alberta Forestry's Bertie the Beaver, and hundreds of Grande Prairie’s children to help clean up the city’s green spaces around your home or business.  Non-recyclable refuse may be dropped off at disposal bins in select locations Saturday morning till noon.

Special thanks to the City of Grande Prairie, Pizza Hut, ISL Engineering, Costco, Canadian Tire, Ernie’s Sports Experts, and Big Daddy Vending.  The 41st annual Green-a-thon.  Another way Rotary is proud to serve.

 Reel Shorts Film Festival May 7-11

Big Country is proud to present the Best of the Fest at 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm on Sunday, May 11th!

The Reel Shorts Film Festival features 101 short films from 28 countries as well as 3 special presentations:

  • Antarctica & the Grand Slam of Mountaineering – 92-minute documentary and presentation by Horacio Galanti at 7pm on Tues, May 6 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre
  • Filming Wolves: Secrets of Wildlife Cinematography – presentation by Andrew Manske at 1:30 pm on Sat, May 10 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre.
  • Frantic 48 & Youth Screenplay Awards – screening of the Frantic 48 films, table read of the winning Youth Screenplay script; and awarding of prizes at 3:30 pm on Sat, May 10.

This year’s event features Oscar-nominated Live Action and Animated packages. Three of these films are in the regular program - Mr. Hublot, Room on the Broom, and Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? As well as an Oscar-nominated documentary (Facing Fear).

For full details, check out their website www.reelshorts.ca.  There is more information like a full schedule of the films and a description of each.

Tickets: You can purchase a Fest pass which includes access to everything for $60. Last year, the passes sold out so don’t delay! Contact the Grande Prairie Live Theatre Box Office to purchase over the phone or in person.

You can also purchase tickets for individual films at the door, online or by contacting Grande Prairie Live Theatre Box Office.

 2014 Royal Canadian Mounted Poilice Musical Ride

One of Canada's most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride, will be performing at the Canada Games Arena on August 16 & 17.

The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colorful Canadian tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada.

The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year.

Members of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers. They all have at least two years’ experience in active police work before volunteering for duty with the Musical Ride. Surprisingly, most have no prior riding experience.

Ticketing information is coming soon!