What have the 97 Days of Summer 2018 taught us?..

Well it has taught us that summer in Northern Alberta isn’t living in warmer “summer like” weather. It is enjoying the summer months despite the unpredictable weather.

We’ve learnt though we are a populated size of only approximately 60,000 people, the Peace Region’s generosity cannot be simplified into numbers.

Though Grande Prairie is but the largest city between Edmonton and Alaska and constantly scrutinized for being a “mediocre” place to live – to those we say “BEAT IT BUD” we are proud to be diverse and inclusive of race, gender, illness, poverty.. the lists are endless in our progressive Northern Alberta Communities.

  • We have learnt from Nicole of Peace Autism Society that hundreds of families in The Peace are affected by Autism and there IS support by visiting www.peaceautismsociety.com 
  • Northside A&W Grande Prairie raises the most financial support for the MS Society with Burgers to beat MS per year in all of Canada. You can find A&W at most Car Shows and NPBRA events throughout the Peace!
  • With literally thousands in attendance to the Grande Prairie Storm vs Humboldt Broncos exhibition game on September 2nd 2018.. it’s evident that Northern Alberta’s hockey blood runs deep throughout The Peace. It has been an absolute pleasure for us (Taylor Pope, Bradley Karp and Myself) to be in the presence of those who know and love Darcy Haugan and The Humboldt Broncos.
  • This September 2018 The United Way and Grande Prairie Staples sent 412 children back to school with backpacks stocked with the basic necessities for a successful School Year.
  • In July, Oranj Fitness held their 3rd annual “Largest Outdoor Yoga Class” in CKC Field with hundreds in attendance to support Mats for Metta. There’s a link on thier website about it too: www.oranjfitness.com
  • Grande Prairie Pride Society has expand exponentially while creating a safe and inclusive space for self-expression, equality and to celebrate the diversity of our LGBTQ community and its allies.
  • Rosenau Transport collected HUNDREDS in used sports equipment and BBQ by donation at Save on Foods this year in support of the Alberta Summer Games and young athletes all over Alberta.

You are so AMAZING for all you do in your Communities and these are just to name a few.

The first year of the ROCK Wrangler has been a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without you and our Sponsors; Peace River Ford & Chrysler, McDonald’s, Mammoet, Wapiti Road Shell, Great Canadian Oil Change and Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop.  Also, SOS Graphics for their always creative and professional service. I’m still in awe with their work on The ROCK Wrangler.

Thank you for celebrating these 97 days of Summer with us, we look forward to doing it all again and MORE. If you’d like to be a sponsor for The 97 Days of Summer 2019 contact: ron.prochner@rci.rogers.com