Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau50 Years

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Member Spotlights

Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page. This special feature showcases GPVSB’s most valuable assets– our members! Spotlighting members from across the GPVSB spectrum. Our revamped Member Spotlight reflects the rich tapestry of our membership and Highlights information about our outstanding members.   For a complete list of current GPVSB Members click HERE.   Not a Member - join GPVSB today! Click here! for membership information.

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*Information gathered for the Member Spotlights is obtained from the respective Agencies website and/or social media sites.


 

Grande Prairie Sport Council

Vision - To have a participant centered sport delivery system that provides quality sport experience to all.

Mission - Our goal is to influence and support the growth and enhancement of sport in the Grande Prairie Region.

Grande Prairie Sport Council Executive Director Karna Germsheid at the Benzanson Community FairEstablished in 2014 the Grande Prairie Sport Council has developed into a much needed resource for sport programs, organizations and athletes in our region.  The non-profit organization works to support the growth, development and promotion of the sport community in Grande Prairie and area and acts as a unifying voice for sport in the region.

Their website gpsportcouncil.ca offers an extensive directory for individuals looking for information on the various sport clubs and associations in the region. The site promotes drop in and try events for those looking for a new activity and provides a Knowledge Centre that has resources and educational information for Participants, Organizers, Management, and more. The organization also helps in creating and bringing large scale sporting events and tourism to area. Thanks to the GPSC hard work they created the winning the bid to bring the 2018 Alberta Summer Games to the City and County of Grande Prairie. 

Read more: Grande Prairie Sport Council

Odyssey House

Vision - To help women and children break free from the cycle of family violence.
Mission - Everyone has the right to live with dignity, safety, and equality.

Ebony Rempel - Odyssey House Executive Director In the last few years Odyssey House has grown significantly to meet the needs of Grande Prairie and surrounding area.  The non-profit organization is best known as a Women’s Shelter providing short-term accommodation and support to women and children fleeing abuse and violence.  In January 2016 they expanded on this to open Serenity Place a secure second stage housing apartment consisting of 14 homes, allowing those that need extra time to heal somewhere to stay outside of the emergency shelter. Housing participants and those staying in the emergency shelter have access to a spectrum of support services, including collective kitchens, childcare assistance, counselling, outreach support, self-care support and life-skills training.  Odyssey House staff will also advocate on the behalf of their residents in assisting them with obtaining and dealing with other community agencies and services such as Alberta Works and Housing First. 

Read more: Odyssey House

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