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An Arts and Culture Cornerstone

The Vault Cultural Collective is a one stop shop for all things cultural, arts and community related! Where Strathmore's History, Arts & Culture Meet!

Visit and learn more about what we have to offer!

For all inquiries please contact: thevaultcc2021@gmail.com

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Summer at The Vault

Exploring the Artist in You, The Vault's Inaugural Summer Drama Camp

The Vault Cultural Collective in partnership with Calgary Young People's Theatre will be hosting a Summer Drama Camp in Strathmore the week July 15, 2024!

The week-long, full day camp will be a great summer event for aspiring actors and actresses. Campers will be GROUPED BY AGE and will spend their mornings learning various dramatic skills like acting, improvisation, stage combat and much more, and then in the afternoon, work with CYPT professional theatre artists to build their very own play. This full-day camps will run from 9am until 4pm, Monday-Friday. Campers will need to bring snacks and a lunch for a supervised half hour lunch break. There will be a Camp Showcase at 3 pm on Friday July 19th at Strathmore United Church, everyone is welcome!

Register in person at The Vault before June 15th! Very limited Spaces are Available!

Senior's Week June 3 - 8, 2024

THANK YOU to everyone who dropped into The Vault for TEA & COOKIES during SENIOR'S WEEK! it was a lot of fun! The lucky winner of the $50 Gift Certificate will be announced soon!

The Vault Cultural Collective Speaker Series Presents Eagle Lake Nurseries' Danielle Hall

A first for The Vault! The Speakers Series went on the road! A HUGE THANK YOU to Danielle Hall at Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd for a great evening in the beautiful Eagle Lake Nurseries Board Room discussing Hardy Prairie Plants Best Suited For Alberta’s Challenging Environment! There were even refreshments! The Vault is excited for our next Speaker’s Series event happening at Eagle Lake on September 20th, Garden and Plant Preparation For Fall! Details will be released soon!

Father's Day Is Right Around The Corner!

Is the FATHER in your life hard to shop for? The Vault has some AMAZING GIFT IDEAS! Drop into The Vault to BROWSE & SHOP, our Vault Volunteers would be happy to help you find that perfect gift! We even GIFT WRAP! Oh and gift cards, we have the covered too! As an extra bonus, if you make a purchase in June, you can enter to win a $50 Vault Gift Certificate!

The Vault Launches 3rd Annual Come Out For The Parade Campaign

Beginning June 17th you can enter to win Front Row Seating on 2nd Street for the Strathmore Stampede Parade, August 3, 2024! Purchase an item in THE VAULT GIFT SHOP, excluding tickets, beginning June 17th and enter for your chance for You and Your Family of 10 to be pampered by our Vault Volunteers as you watch the event of the summer, the Strathmore Stampede Parade! Shop early and often for your chance to WIN!

The Vault Cultural Collective Displays Unity in the Park

The Vault Cultural Collective is very excited to be displaying "Unity in the Park" for the month of July! Beginning July 1st, Canada Day, and running until July 31st, drop into The Vault to view this vibrant and culturally rich mural crafted by the participants in the Prospect Skills for Success Program. Supported by Strathmore FCSS, it is a beautiful mosaic of the cultures that weave together the fabric of our Strathmore and Wheatland County communites.

Announcing The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards Art Competiton

The Vault Cultural Collective is very excited to announce The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards Art Competition! All amateur artists can enter and there will be PRIZES! New this year, The Vault has partnered with the Wheatland Society of Arts to offer an En Plein Air category! Be sure to read all the rules carefully and enter your ART at The Vault between September 4th and 7th. Art will be displayed and VOTING will take place between September 9th and 21st. The People's Choice Award winners will be announced September 28th, Alberta's Arts and Culture Day, at 2:30 pm as the Vault CELEBRATES ART in its many forms!

The Vault Cultural Collective Launches Fundraisers

The Vault Cultural Collective is launching a series of Fundraising Events for the 2024 - 25 season! The first of these events will be held on Saturday October 5th, 7pm, at Strathmore United Church and will feature the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers in Concert! Come for a toe- tappin' good time and enjoy an evening of Old Time Fiddle Music. The Prairie Mountain Fiddlers play frequently in Southern Alberta bringing the joy of Old Time Fiddle Music to life. Tickets are $20 and all monies raised will support The Vault Cultural Collective operations.

Are You Looking For Western Art? The Vault Has You Covered!

It is almost Stampede time! Are you looking for some Western Art? The Vault has you covered! Come on in and check out our Western Art Collection on display, our Vault volunteers would be happy to help you select the perfect piece! Here is just a sample by Vault artists Logan Armstrong and Ellen Lorne.

Have You Been Dreaming About Volunteering At The Vault?

Did you know that The Vault is 100% run by Volunteers? Have you been dreaming about Volunteering at The Vault? Well you're in luck! The Vault Cultural Collective is actively seeking more Volunteers to Volunteer in the Gift Shop and/or Volunteer to be a member of one our Teams. Drop by The Vault and speak to one of our Volunteers, you can also email us, we would be happy to chat with you about how you can get involved! Many hands make light work!

Strathmore Communities in Bloom Gifts The Vault

Thank you to Strathmore Communities in Bloom for decorating The Vault with 4 beautiful planters again this year! We are so grateful! The Vault is looking even more beautiful today! The flowers and greenery are so beautiful! Thank you so very much to Strathmore Communities in Bloom for being a partner in The Vault Cultural Collective and beautifying Downtown Strathmore!

Wheatland County Awards The Vault Funding Grant

A huge THANK YOU to Wheatland County for awarding The Vault Cultural Collective a 2024 Community Enhancement Funding Grant! The Grant will be used to defray costs for The Vault's Inaugural Summer Drama Camp "Exploring the Artist In You." The Drama Camp is being facilitated by the Calgary Young People's Theatre. Special thanks to Jette Brown, The Vault's Secretary, for accepting the grant on The Vault Cultural Collective's behalf. Jette is pictured here with Amber Link, the Wheatland County Reeve! Congratulations to all the successful applicants!!

Alan Dyer & The Vault Speaker Series Presents "The Amazing Sky"

Oh what a night! Such an enthusiastic response to Alan Dyer's Vault Speaker Series presentation The Amazing Sky on May 10th in the Upper Gallery! And on the same evening as we saw the most incredible auroras in our sky! Alan's presentation was captivating, engaging and very informative and Alan's enthusiasm for the Amazing Sky shone through! Thank you to everyone who came, it was AMAZING evening at the Vault! Special thanks to Roland Dechesne, Vault Speaker and fellow Astronomer for coming and supporting Alan and The Vault!

The Western Events & Cultural Centre Steering Committee Goes to Edmonton

The Western Event and Cultural Centre Steering Committee recently went on the road!

Ryan Schmidt, CEO and General Manager of the Strathmore & Distict Agricultural Society, Chantale Sangster of Strathmore Community Futures Wild Rose, Sherry Baers of Wheatland County, Angela Groeneveld of the Town of Strathmore and Carolyn Steeves representing The Vault Cultural Collective took the vision of the Western Events & Cultural Centre to a number of Government of Alberta officials including meetings in the Alberta Legislature over a two day period in May. Good news, the project was well received!

The Vault Cultural Collective is thrilled to be apart of the Western Event and Cultural Centre Steering Committee! The project, if realized, will be transformative to the Town of Strathmore and Area for years to come! Here's hoping!

The Vault Unveils a New CPR Display

Lynne Fair, a Lifetime Member of The Vault, and a member of the Western District Historical Society, has curated a new historical display now on display at The Vault.

Tony Bonogofsky was the CPR Train Station Agent in Gleichen from 1966 to 1986, when the station was permanently closed. All these items and pictures in the display came from that station.

The Western District Historical Society would like to thank his wife Marj and family for donating these artifacts and pictures to the Western District Historical Society in 2023.

Check Out The Vault's Local History Library

Are you interested in the history of Strathmore and all our surrounding communities? Drop by The Vault Cultural Collective, we have a bookshelf full of local history books right beside a comfy chair! The Vault will be unveiling a new History Corner soon! Watch for more details!

Save The Date! - Upcoming Vault Events

July 1 - 31, 2024 - "Unity in the Park" display, a vibrant and culturally rich mural crafted by the participants in the Prospect Skills for Success Program. Supported by Strathmore FCSS, it is a beautiful mosaic of the cultures that weave together the fabric of our Strathmore and Wheatland County community - This event will be held in The Vault Main Gallery.

July 15 - 20th - The Inaugural Vault Cultural Collective Summer Drama Camp - Exploring the Artist in You - This event will be held at Strathmore United Church.

September 2024 - The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards Art Competition! All amateur artists can enter and there will be PRIZES! Enter your ART at The Vault between September 4th and 7th. Art will be displayed and VOTING will take place between September 9th and 21st. The People's Choice Award winners will be announced September 28th, Alberta's Arts and Culture Day, at 2:30 pm as the Vault CELEBRATES ART in its many forms! - This event will be held in The Vault Upper Gallery.

Friday September 20th, 7 pm - The Vault Speaker Series in cooperation with Strathmore Communities in Bloom presents Danielle Hall, Eagle Lake Nurseries - Garden & Plant Preparation For Fall - This event will be held at Eagle Lake Nurseries.

Saturday October 5th, 7 pm - The Vault Presents the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers Vault Cultural Collective Fundraising Concert. Tickets will be $20 with all proceeds going to The Vault Cultural Collective - This event will be held at Strathmore United Church.

Friday October 25th, 7 pm - The Vault Speaker Series presents Roland Dechesne - Aliens! - This event will be held in The Vault Upper Gallery.

Alan Waidman - The Vault's June Featured Artist

The Vault Cultural Collective is thrilled to feature Alan Waidman as June's Vault Artist of the Month! Alan is a valued Artist displaying at The Vault and his sculpture's are popular with our visitors! Congratulations Alan on being The Vault's Artist of the Month!

Featuring The Vault's Event Team

The Vault Cultural Collective EVENT TEAM is responsible for planning and co-ordinating a wide-range of informative and/or entertaining Cultural Events for residents of Strathmore and Area.

Since The Vault’s opening in 2021 these events have included presentations from experts and practitioners on the subject of Birds, Wildlife, Astronomy, Painting, Photography, Historic Costume, Travels in Egypt and Israel, Floral Workshops, and Music Recitals. The Event Team liaise with the Town of Strathmore, the Chamber of Commerce and Local Businesses to encourage locals to enjoy what Strathmore’s Downtown has to offer including, in the past, music and dancing in the street!

Currently the Event Team is organizing the Vault's Inaugural Summer Drama Camp and September’s Culture Month will see the results of the Second Annual People’s Choice Competition on display at The Vault.

From left to right the Event Team consists of: 

  • Gail Ann Bourgeois
  • Jette Brown - Secretary
  • Carolyn Steeves - Chair
  • Christine Foshaug
  • Donalda Ledene

The Vault Cultural Collective is extremely grateful for the important work the EVENT TEAM is doing in support of The Vault Cultural Collectives operation! CONGRATULATIONS EVENT TEAM!

NEWS FROM OUR VAULT CULTURAL COLLECTIVE PARTNERS

Arts on 817 Presents The Charms and Opening Act Melissa Matheson and The Locals

Arts on 817 was thrilled to present The Charms featuring Megan Konschuh and Denis Dufresne and Opening Act Melissa Matheson and The Locals on Saturday, May 4th, at Strathmore United Church. It was the last concert in an amazing Season 6 for Arts on 817 and the evening featured some of Strathmore's favourite artists! Season 7 of ARTS ON 817 will be announced soon! Watch for details!

Chestermere Fine Art Guild's May Art Show & Sale - A Huge Success

On May 4th, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm, the Chestermere Fine Art Guild held its annual May Art Show & Sale at the Chestermere Recreation Centre! As always it was a huge success! Many attendees left with some great art they will enjoy for years to come. Artist Ellen Lorne is pictured here with the first sale of the day! Congratulations to the Chestermere Fine Art Guild on a wonderful May Art Show!

Strathmore Communities in Bloom Constructs Garden Boxes

Strathmore Communities in Bloom members had another successful work bee recently, assembling 5 new galvanized steel garden boxes and filling them with compost soil. If you are interested in reserving one of them for your planting ambitions this year, please reach out to Robert Breitwieser at breitwir@yahoo.com.

Hope Bridges Society May Calendar of Events

On Tuesday, June 4th, at 1:30 pm at Hope Community Covenant Church, local singer-songwriter and winner of the Strathmore Stampede 'Emerging Artists Showcase' @melissamathesonmusic will be performing live as part of our Community Concert Music Series!

The concert will also featuring our Music Discovery class with accredited music therapist, Kate Ager. Music Discovery encourages social interaction, connection, and community while making music.

The Music Series is open to the public and FREE TO ATTEND!

The Strathmore Theatre Players' Guild Wraps Up"The Games Afoot"

Congratulations to the amazing Cast (left) and Crew (right) of Strathmore Theatre Players' latest production The Games Afoot! Thank you for bringing Ken Ludwig's wild, witty, fast-paced, farcical, classic comedy (with murder) to life on the stage in Strathmore! Your audiences loved it!

We can't wait to hear what musical you will be bring to life in Strathmore in March 2025 and whatever else you might have up your sleeve!

Strathmore Performing Arts Festival 2024 - A Huge Success

The 2024 Strathmore Performing Arts Festival is in the history books! What an AMAZING 2 weeks of music it was! At the Final Showcase Concert & Awards Night, the Festival presented 89 scholarships totalling $6000 and announced 32 Provincial Nominees to represent the Strathmore Performing Arts Festival at the Alberta Provincial Music Festival May 27th - 30th in Edmonton. Be sure to check out the two YouTube videos and SAVE THE DATES for the 2025 Strathmore Performing Arts Festival!

Anthony Laycock Presents Graduation Voice Recital

Anthony Laycock, one of Strathmore Performing Arts Festival’s long time participants is graduating! Anthony is presenting a Graduation Voice Recital, Saturday June 15th, 7 pm, at Strathmore High School Theatre. There are even surprise guests! Admission is free, Donations are welcome!

Strathmore Musical Arts Society Presents The Wardens & Greg Rider

WOW! What a night of great music! Thank you to everyone who came out. This was our best attended show in years! A HUGE THANK YOU to The Wardens and GREG RIDER for such an amazing night of music! We have only heard positive comments and people were blown away by the stellar music! Thank you to Strathmore Times for capturing these photos of the evening!

Wheatland & Area Hospice Society Holds Hype !! for Hospice!

The Wheatland & Area Hospice Society held its Hype !! For Hospice on Sunday May 5th at Kinsmen Park! The Welcoming Ceremony started things off at 12 noon, the Hike for Hospice began at 12:30 pm and the Fire Truck Pull finished things off at 2 pm. There was even face painting, food trucks, drummers and puppies!

Final Results are in! Over $35,000 raised by 100 participants! 5 Fire truck Pull Teams! Strathmore Fire Dept was the fastest and Standard Fire Dept raised the most money! WOW!

Well done Strathmore and Area! Congratulations to the Wheatland & Area Hospice Society on Hype !! For Hospice 2024!

The Wheatland Society of Arts Releases Spring and Summer Programming

Exciting NEWS! The Wheatland Society of Arts has released its SPRING SUMMER brochure! Drop by the Wheatland Society of the Arts Studio or The Vault and pick one up. Registration for all programs is NOW OPEN!

The Wheatland Society of the Arts is also very excited to be holding a Plein Air Workshop at Eagle Lake on Sunday June 2nd with artist Debra Ward! Check the poster below for more information.

Wheatland Quilters' Guild Hold Annual Quilt Raffle

The Wheatland Quilters' Guild is holding their Annual Quilt Raffle! There are Two Quilts on display at the Forever Friends Quilt Shop in Strathmore. Tickets are $2 each and a book of 10 is $20. Tickets are also available by emailing wheatlandquilters@gmail.com. The Annual Quilt Raffle draw will take place on August 5th, 2024. Proceeds from the Raffle will go towards purchasing fabric, batting and backing for comfort quilts the Guild donates. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Western District Historical Society Plants Legacy Farm Garden Patch

On May 27th, members of the Western District Historical Society gathered at the garden patch at Legacy Farm for their sixth annual sunflower and pumpkin planting event. The weather turned out amazing and thanks to all of the hard working gardeners, the seeds were in the ground within a couple of hours. Watch for details in early August for announcement of dates for community field visits, photographer sessions and sunflower/pumpkin harvests. 🌻🎃🌻🎃 🌻🎃 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Prospect Employment Services Unveils Mural

What a lovely addition to the community of Strathmore! Be sure to visit the former Co-Op building and take in the new mural outside the Prospect Employment Services office. This mural was crafted by Prospect's Skills For Success participants and is a celebration of our caring community and the beauty of diversity in the mall. This heartwarming masterpiece embraces our community with its vibrant colours and meaningful symbols inspiring us to cherish the beauty of our diversity.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge Treaty 7 territory—the traditional and ancestral territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis Homeland.

We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us.

We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Other Happenings at the Vault

RENTAL SPACE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE VAULT

The Vault Cultural Collective invites other non-profit organizations and the public to consider renting space at The Vault for meetings, demonstrations, small social gatherings or special events.

We are willing to make our open area second floor gallery, the Vault board room, or for that very special event, the whole building, available for short term rental.  

Share in the enjoyment of meeting in an historic building and gallery!

Please come visit us to learn more about our space available for rent! To view the space in person and discuss your rental needs, please visit us at the Vault during operating hours.

Gift Certificates Available

The Vault Cultural Collective now has Gift Cards available online and Gift Certificates available at the store! The perfect gift for that special someone!

Donations are Welcome

Are you interested in donating to the Vault Cultural Collective?

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION

The VAULT Cultural Collective is a non-profit organization founded in 2021. We exhibit work by Local ARTists and ARTisans and are a Collective for all things Cultural.  If you Love ART and the ARTS, please consider a Monetary Donation in your name or in the name of another ART Lover.

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The Vault Cultural Collective

136 2nd Avenue

P.O. Box 2163

Strathmore, Alberta, Canada

T1P 1K2

Phone: 403-901-1654

Email: thevaultcc2021@gmail.com

Website: thevaultonline.ca

Vault Memberships Available

The Vault Cultural Collective is now recruiting members! However you are connected to Arts & Culture or Local History in Strathmore and area, we welcome you to join our Collective! For more information or to purchase a membership visit The Vault at 136 2nd Avenue, phone 403 901 1654, email thevaultcc2021@gmail.com or visit thevaultonline.ca. Become a member of The Vault Cultural Collective, there is strength in numbers!

Location

The Vault Cultural Collective

136 2nd Avenue, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K2
(Beside Value Drug Mart)

(403) 901-1654

thevaultcc2021@gmail.com

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday - Closed

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