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Book Events – Guinness World Book of Records

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Anniversary Committee Seeks Guinness Book Events

It will already be an important year with the municipality’s Centennial. The 100th Anniversary Committee wants to ensure 2014 is also a record breaker.

At today’s 100th Anniversary Committee meeting, discussion ensued on a range of possibilities that could be submitted for possible Guinness World Book of Records consideration.

These included a chain of residents holding hands around the perimeter of the City and contending for the longest ball hockey or baseball game bragging rights. Another possibility is seeing how long someone could sit atop a fire truck ladder.

“We are putting it out to the community to come up with ideas that would qualify for the record book,” says Councillor Helen Rice, Committee Chair. “The Committee wants our anniversary year to be as memorable as possible.”

Discussion also centred on having four major events, covering the seasons, as part of a year chock-full of events. This would include the Homecoming, planned for the long weekend in August, 2014. An array of ideas for activities include hot air balloon championships, a provincial curling tournament, a soap box derby, a military tattoo, a car show, a film festival, an air show, and a logging competition.

Production of a history book is already under way.

Work toward the Homecoming includes creation of a Facebook Group, Grande Prairie Homecoming 2014. A database of people interested in attending Homecoming has been established using the email address gphomecoming2014@cityofgp.com.

“Excitement is already building in the community for our Centennial,” says Coun. Rice. “This is a significant milestone and we look are looking forward to having a celebration befitting of the occasion. It will be an incredible year.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary House

Red Hot Chili Peppers House

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary, known as Flea, has listed a Malibu house for sale at $4,795,000.

Grande Prairie Public Library

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Grande Prairie Public Library

Grande Prairie Library#101 9839 103 Ave

Grande Prairie, AB

T8V 6M7

Telephone: 780-532-3580

The Grande Prairie Public Library has over 100,000 items in its collection and more than 150 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. As well, five public Internet terminals and word processors are available to access the Internet and there is a growing list of CD-ROM titles. Over 260,000 items were circulated in 2000 and over 153,000 people visited the Library. Information services are available at the library in person, by telephone, and by email. The library provides information and inter-library loan services as the resource centre for the Peace Library System. Through the provincial resource-sharing network and using the library’s print and electronic resources, Peace Country residents can obtain information and materials from around the world.

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Library hours of operation are as follows:

Monday – Thursday 10:00AM – 9:00PM

Friday – Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM – 5:00PM

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Grande Prairie Library

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Weekly Highlight

Grande Prairie Public Library

Grande Prairie Library#101 9839 103 Ave

Grande Prairie, AB

T8V 6M7

Telephone: 780-532-3580

The Grande Prairie Public Library has over 100,000 items in its collection and more than 150 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. As well, five public Internet terminals and word processors are available to access the Internet and there is a growing list of CD-ROM titles. Over 260,000 items were circulated in 2000 and over 153,000 people visited the Library. Information services are available at the library in person, by telephone, and by email. The library provides information and inter-library loan services as the resource centre for the Peace Library System. Through the provincial resource-sharing network and using the library’s print and electronic resources, Peace Country residents can obtain information and materials from around the world.

artist

Library hours of operation are as follows:

Monday – Thursday 10:00AM – 9:00PM

Friday – Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM – 5:00PM

read more