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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.


 

Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society

Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical SocietyVision Statement: Bringing the Past into the Present for the Future.

Mission Statement: To Provide Support and Services for People Researching their Family History and Genealogy.

Discovering your family history can be an amazing journey though it may be a little daunting if you don’t know where or how to start. Luckily for residents of Northwestern Alberta the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society can help. Receiving its Charter on February 28, 1978 from the Alberta Genealogical Society, the purpose of the Grande Prairie and District Branch is to promote interest in family history and genealogical research by providing opportunities for the exchange of genealogical ideas and information.

When asked what programs his organization offers, Grande Prairie Branch President Ed Hall said “We have monthly meetings with educational programs. In partnership with the Grande Prairie Public Library we have a room containing a significant genealogy collection including magazines, books, Canadian Census, and a computer with access to Ancestry.com.” He continues by saying “we offer a Genie service which helps all citizens in their  family research; hold presentations to groups in the surrounding area; have workshops/conferences available to the public free of charge; we have an Index to the Obituaries of the Northwest; our Special Interest Group Initiative offers sessions to members and the public on a specific genealogical topics; and our local website contains information about the Branch and its activities.”

Volunteers are a vital part of the agency, Ed shares “Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. We do not have any paid positions, and all are programs and activities are conducted by volunteers. They have the expertise to help people begin their research and to help those with already developed skills break through barriers to further knowledge.” Volunteers currently work on several projects: Genies in the Library; collecting and indexing of obituaries from area newspapers; and photographing & transcribing gravestones in local cemeteries. For more information on becoming a member and/or volunteer with the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society visit them online at https://abgenealogy.ca/grande-prairie-branch or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The GPVSB would like to thank the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society and Ed Hall for being part of our Member Spotlight.

STARS

STARS

SHOCK TRAUMA AIR RESCUE SERVICE

Mission Statement: Every life is worth fighting for.

Vision Statement: STARS believes that where you live – or work, play and travel – shouldn’t impact your chance of survival.

“Our strategy focuses on three core groups that are integral to our fight to save lives: our patients, whom we call VIPs (Very Important Patients) and are the main focus of everything we do; our crew who range from the pilots and air medical crew that carry out each mission to our corporate teams that work to raise funds; and our allies who support our ability to be a global leader in critical patient care.”

STARS MissionFor almost 35 years, red STAR helicopters have taken flight across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and parts of British Columbia, fighting for the lives of critically ill and injured patients. According to their website, STARS carried out 2,878 missions in its 2018/19 fiscal year — an average of 8 flights per day! That’s more than 42,000 missions since the non-profit, charitable organization launched in 1985. The three bases in Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary and Grande Prairie) have flown 1,434 missions during the 2018/19 fiscal year, including missions to communities in B.C.

Read more: STARS

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