Information for Evacuees in Grande Prairie area:
An Information Centre for Evacuees is now open at the City of Grande Prairie Community Social Development Building (10030-102 Avenue). The Centre is open from 1 pm to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. GP Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREG) personnel will be on hand to provide information, refer individuals to local support and provide updates on Fort McMurray.
All evacuees should register with the Red Cross by calling 1-888-350-6070 or online at http://www.redcross.ca.
Updates can be found at www.alberta.ca/emergency by calling 780-310-4455.
Further updates can be found at the Alberta Emergency Alert website at www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca or follow them on twitter @AB_EmergAlert.
As well as, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo: asset.rmwb.ca/wildfire
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations via phone, online or though text message. The Alberta Govenment will macth donations made to the Red Cross. Click Here to Donate to those affected by the wildfires. The best way to provide support is by making a donation to the Red Cross. The municipallities and evacuation centres are not equiped to accept or manage public donations at this time.
To those that want to offer help
Anyone that would like to provide support to those affected please visit www.redcross.ca.
Any local organizations that would like to help the evacuees relocated to Grande Prairie and surrounding areas please sign up here, so we can pass along the information to those in need.
Community or group fundraisers
Please register your event by filling out an electronic form on the Canadian Red Cross website. A philanthropy team will review the information and respond to you within 24 hours.
If you have a place for evacuees to stay
Please conntact the Red Cross at 1-888-350-6070. *Due to high call volumes, you may not be able to reach some one right away.
Services in Grande Prairie:
Alberta Human Services Employment and Income Support (100 Towne Centre Mall) 780-538-6241
Alberta Mental Health—Walk-in Clinic Crisis Line: 1-877-303-2642 (#600, 10014-99 Street) 780-538-5160
Canadian Red Cross (109, 10014 102 Street) 1-888-800-6493
Food Bank (Salvation Army 9615-102 Street) 780-532-3720
Govt. Canada Employment Center (11601 101st Avenue, Suite 101) 1 800-622-6232
Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers (#201, 10014-99 Street) 780-538-4452
Grande Prairie Catholic School District (9902 101 St) 780-532-4491
Grande Prairie Public School District (10213 99 St) 780-532-4491
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (8611A 108 St) 780-532-8133
Ecole Nouvelle Frontiere (111201 Pinnacle Boulevard) 780-814-7945
2016 Leaders of Tomorrow and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards program was started in Grande Prairie in 1998 to recognize students who made outstanding contributions to their communities through their volunteerism. By recognizing these exceptional volunteers the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards purpose is to inspire other students to follow their example to the benefit of the region.
Front Row: Justin & Fiona Munroe (Aimee Munroe), Brooke Lowen, Kira Portsmouth, Isabelle Rorem, Sydney Ondrik, Larry Gibson (ATCO), Dan Magnan (ATCO)
Back Row: Erika Stamp, Kirk Portsmouth, Savannah McKay, Blaine Badiuk, Truelee Love
Photos Courtesy of Cara Jones
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