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The museum is constantly rotating and perfecting their many exhibits. Here’s what’s currently on the museum floor:
The Wedding Dream
This latest exhibit explores our society’s fascination with weddings. Wedding gowns, wedding customs and charivari will all be on display in this pleasing exhibit.
Chasing A Dream
A permanent exhibit at the museum, Chasing a Dream takes visitors back in time to Grande Prairie’s beginnings with displays that depict the city’s early days.
Bones and Stones
Celebrating Alberta’s rich archeological deposits, this exhibit features a mock Edmontonasaurus dig site as well as First Nations artifacts.
Mel Rodacker/Isabell Campbell Gallery
This ever-changing gallery houses unique local artwork. Alberta artist Tim Hiemdal’s murals are featured.
If you’re around on April 13, stop by Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre (in the Grande Prairie Regional College) for the 27th Annual Grand Prairie Museum’s Fiddler’s Jamboree! And once May rolls around, the adjacent Heritage Village will re-open for the summer. The Village features relocated, refurbished and replicated buildings from years past as well as vintage equipment and paraphernalia.
Are you heading to Grande Prairie? Stay with us at the Stanford Hotel Grande Prairie. With a wide variety of rooms, services and amenities including an in-house lounge and complimentary airport shuttle service, you’ll be glad you did. Book your stay today!
Photo Courtesy Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
30th Anniversary Ribbons of Art Festival
Dec 6, 2013 – March 16, 2014
Local artists are showcased at the 30th annual Ribbons of Art Festival. Made possible through the Grande Prairie Guild of Artists Society, this exhibition showcases not only the artists themselves, but also the spirit of Grande Prairie and its natural surroundings.
Clay Ells: Weaners, Culls and Divvies
Jan 17, 2014 – Apr 6, 2014
An Alberta boy from birth, Clay Ells provides a rustic and authentic perspective on ranch life on the Canadian prairies. Ells’ art, which comes in the form of painting and sculpting, explores the rapid pace of change of ranching that has taken place only over a matter of a few decades.
Harold Klunder: This Length of Muddy Road
Jan 17, 2014 – Apr 20, 2014
Dutch-born but Canadian-raised Harold Klunder’s masterful painting and drawing collection is showcased in western Canada for the first time. Receiving a formal art education in Toronto, Klunder was heavily involved in the art scene in Toronto and takes inspiration from legendary Dutch artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt.
For more information on these events and the Gallery in general, click here.
Located just a six-minute drive from the Gallery, the Stanford Grande Prairie Hotel would be happy to host you the next time you’re in town. Got a pet? No problem! They’re welcome here too!
February is a great month for families in Grande Prairie, AB, and this year is no exception!
On Thursday, Feb 13th join the Backyardigans on their live tour across Canada right here at the Grande Prairie Crystal Centre. Kids will love the hilarious and musical adventures of Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin in this popular Canadian show. If your kids are a bit too old for the Backyardigans, you can send them to the Youth Open Night for a free pizza making session at the Eastlink Centre Cooking Classroom.
Come down to the Eastlink Centre on February 15th for the Family Dance in the Evergreen Energy room. For just $10/person (only $5 for kids!) you and your family can swing to the tunes of a live DJ, treat yourself at the candy bar, compete for prizes and more!
On February 17th, head over to the Muskoseepi Park Pavilion for their unique Family Day Celebration. There will be sleigh rides, snowshoeing, skating and sledding for those who want to celebrate outdoors. For a bit of a warmer day, there will also be indoor family entertainment, lunch at the concession, and a variety of family activities. Also running on February 17th is Family History Day, which consists of an afternoon of workshops about researching and chronicling your genealogy. The event includes on site genealogists, a trade show, live demonstrations, software, scrapbooking, and much more! Family History Day takes place at the Golden Age Centre. For the most interaction, bring a family item, photograph, or document you wish to preserve.
Not in town for any of these events? Not to worry! There’s still plenty of fun for all ages this month in Grande Prairie. You wont’ want to miss some of the best AJHL action by checking out the Grande Prairie Storm hockey team. No matter which activity you’re planning during your stay, you can always have a great meal at the on site Delmonica’s Restaurant and a great night’s sleep in on of our great Grande Prairie hotel rooms.