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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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April 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 afternoons, 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! Limited Spaces are Available!

The Vault Participates in the 2024 Women's Conference

The 2024 Strathmore Wheatland Women's Conference was held Friday, April 12, at Hope Community Covenant Church, a great day with lot’s of wonderful energy amongst the many speakers, vendors, participants and organizers! The Conference theme was 'Nurturing Our Roots', and sessions ranged from Farming Through The Generations, Heirloom Plant Varieties for the Prairies to Mental Health for Moms. The Vault's very own Jette Brown will be presenting a session titled "What’s Underneath: Underwear Secrets of a 16th Century Lady."

Volunteer Expo 2024

April is National Volunteer Month with a special focus on the week of April 14-20. The Vault Cultural Collective, Strathmore Municipal Library, Strathmore FCSS, and Strathmore Lions have partnered to make “Volunteer Expo 2024” possible along with the support of a Volunteer Alberta Grant. The Expo will be held April 17th from 4-7 in the Travelodge Heritage Ballroom. Admission is FREE.

Any non-profit organization is welcome to participate in the event. Each group will celebrate their volunteers, explain what they do and the programs they operate within the community. They will also be asking for community-minded people to step up and volunteer. There is a need for volunteers in all groups. We welcome youth, young adults, empty nesters, seniors, and anyone who can commit to helping out. Talk to the groups and see what skills they need, find a match for you. 

When you see all the programs offered at the Expo you will understand what a loss it would be to the community if any one of them ceased to exist. Don’t take these opportunities for granted, keep them purposeful and appreciated!

Are You Dreaming About May?

Are you looking for a unique Mother's Day gift? Why not visit The Vault and browse through our original gift ideas created by Local Artists. And as an extra bonus, if you make a purchase, you can enter to win a $50 Vault Gift Certificate!

Youth Cultural Art Exhibit Coming in May

The Vault Cultural Collective is excited to be partnering with Strathmore FCSS and the Town of Strathmore to present the Youth Cultural Art Exhibit! Student Art Work, ages 12 - 17, from George Freeman School, Holy Cross Collegiate and the Strathmore Storefront School will be on display in The Vault's Lower Gallery from May 6th - 18th during regular business hours. Drop into The Vault and vote for you favourites, Strathmore FCSS will be providing prizes!

Pallilearn Comes to The Vault In May

The Wheatland Hospice Society will be presenting Pallilearn on Wednesday May 15th from 10 am to 12 noon in the Upper Gallery of The Vault Cultural Collective. The presentation will be the first of four modules called "What is Palliative Care?" The session will last approximately one hour with additional time for questions. A handout will be provided for all participants. Everyone is welcome!

PalliLearn is a series of short courses that equip people to be compassionate community members. The courses incorporate key research findings, practical ways to put these into action, links to local supports and ideas for continued learning.

PalliLearn was developed in Australia and adapted for Alberta audiences. 

The Vault Announces New Lifetime Members

The Vault Cultural Collective held its 2023 Annual General Meeting on Friday March 15th at 7 pm at the The Vault Cultural Collective. The Vault was thrilled to present two new Lifetime Memberships to Val Christie and Christine Higham for their incredible service and dedication to The Vault! Val was an incredible Vault volunteer and worked tirelessly on The Vault Business Team maintaining The Vault in pristine condition! As a Vault Volunteer Christine put all her energies into The Vault Art Team as Team Lead and a member of the Vault Board of Directors. She was instrumental in connecting with artists in our community and surrounding area and growing our list of artists showing at The Vault today! Congratulations and thank you to both Val and Christine for their very generous contributions to The Vault!

The Western Events & Cultural Centre Capitol Campaign Launch

Another great night for the Western Event and Cultural Centre and The Vault Cultural Collective!

The Western Event and Cultural Centre kicked off its Capitol Campaign with a Launch Event at the Four Sisters Farm on Thursday April 4th. The evening was a great success largely in part to Ryan Schmidt's, CEO and General Manager of the Strathmore Agricultural Society's impassioned presentation on the project. MP Martin Shields, MLA Chantelle de Jonge and Minister of Tourism and Sport Joe Schow also spoke in support of the project. Officials from the Town of Strathmore including Mayor Pat Fule and the County of Wheatland including Reeve Amber Link were also in attendance.

The Vault is thrilled to be a partner in this project and if realized will be transformative to the cultural groups in the area.

The Vault Introduces Photographer Darlene Hooge

The Vault Cultural Collective would like to welcome Darlene Hooge to The Vault Art Galleries. Seeing all the Beauty that surrounds her in Nature is what attracts Darlene to photography. Join us in welcoming Darlene by visiting our Galleries and see for yourself how she has captured this Natural Beauty.  For more information visit Darlene Hooge is Country Roots Photography

The Vault Introduces Calgary Sculpture Allan Waidman

The Vault Cultural Collective is introducing a new artist beginning February 20th! The Vault introduces Calgary Sculpture, Allan Waidman, creator of stunning replicas of his own original work. While utilizing soapstone waste, Allan casts composite soapstone sculptures, offered in a variety of stunning colours. We are proud to represent his work, now offered to you at The Vault. Be sure to stop by and view his beautiful work!

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

Friday April 12th - The Strathmore Wheatland 2024 Women's Conference includes Jette Brown - What's Underneath: Underwear Secrets of a 16th Century Lady - This event will be held at Hope Community Covenant Church.

Thursday April 17th, 4 -7 pm - Volunteer Expo 2024 hosted by The Vault Cultural Collective in partnership with the Strathmore Library, Strathmore FCSS and the Strathmore Lions. This event will be in the Travelodge Heritage Ballroom.

Friday April 26th, 7 pm - The Vault Speaker Series presents Roland Dechesne - Light Pollution - This event will be held in The Vault Upper Gallery.

May 6th - 18th - Youth Cultural Art Exhibit, hosted by The Vault Cultural Collective in partnership with the Strathmore Muncipal Library, Strathmore WFCSS and the Strathmore Lions. This event will be held in The Vault Lower Gallery.

Friday May 10th, 7 pm - The Vault Speaker Series presents Alan Dyer - The Amazing Sky! - This event will be held in The Vault Upper Gallery.

Wednesday May 15th, 10 am - 12 noon - Wheatland Hospice Society presents Nicole Porquet-Seitz and Dr. Joni McNeely - PalliLearn - This event will be held in The Vault Upper Gallery.

Friday June 7th, 7 pm - The Vault Speaker Series presents Danielle Hall, Eagle Lake Nurseries - Spring Gardening: Perennials, Shrubs & Trees - This event will be held at Eagle Lake Nurseries.

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.

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

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

FT (Tim) Martens - The Vault's April Featured Artist

The Vault Cultural Collective is thrilled to feature FT (Tim) Martens as April's Vault Artist of the Month! Tim is a valued Artist displaying at The Vault and his work is popular with our visitors! Congratulations Tim on being The Vault's Artist of the Month!

Featuring The Vault's Art Team - "Good Art Will Speak to You"

The Vault Art Team’s responsibility to the success of The Vault galleries is in the selection and presentation of quality Fine Art. The Art selection process will include the privilege of meeting a new Artist, visiting their studio and learning their process, an experience which is both fun and rewarding. The Art presentation process happens in The Vault galleries, where the Art Team are continually arranging Art, in an effort to keep The Vault looking fresh and inviting. The Vault Art Team believes that a strong Fine Art presence makes for a better community, and we are proud to be a part of it.

The Art Team consists of six Volunteer members, working as a team in perfect harmony, and they include from left to right Dan Hendricks - Artist, Kathy Hendricks - Graphics, Elaine Wheeler - Artist, Donna Sanden Nelson - Artisan, Rhonda Stockwell - The Vault Shopify and inserted Christine Higham - Artist.

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, 7 pm at Strathmore United Church. The evening will feature some of Strathmore's favorite artists! Don't miss it! Tickets are available at The Vault and smoreuc.com!

THE CHARMS are a multiple award winning acoustic vocal/instrumental duo from Calgary. With a focus on their love of Canadiana and Roots music, the CHARMS use 2 voices, 2 guitars and 2 violins to share their love of music from Canada and around the world.

Melissa Matheson is a popular singer songwriter and native of Strathmore who started her songwriting journey at the height of the pandemic in 2020. Melissa channels her spirit, warmth, and authenticity into each of her songs drawing inspiration from her life. She is enjoying every minute of this journey and is excited for the road ahead.

Chestermere Fine Art Guild's May Art Show & Sale

On May 4, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm, the Chestermere Art Guild will be holding its annual May Art Show & Sale at the Chestermere Recreation Centre! Be sure to check it out, it is always a wonderful event!

Chestermere Fine Art Guild is a friendly group that gets together weekly to paint, draw and create. Each month they discuss various art topics, share stories and most of all have fun!

If you enjoy art, why not consider joining their group. Call Marjorie at 403-909-7975 for more information.

Strathmore Communities in Bloom Present a Fruit Tree Pruning Education Session and Demonstration

Strathmore Communities in Bloom will be presenting a Fruit Tree Pruning FREE Education Session and Demonstration on Saturday March 9th from 11 am to 1 pm outside at the Birth Forest, corner of Thomas Drive and Centennial Drive. Learn the when, how and why to prune and how to increase fruit production. Bring your pruners if you have some. Registration is free, please email cibstrathmore@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.

Drew Gregory Performs in Community Concert Music Series

Attention Strathmore! We have award-winning Alberta country music sensation, and Winner of @countrymusicalberta Horizon Male Artist of the Year Award @drewgregorymusic performing live at Hope Community Covenant Church on Tuesday, April 2 at 1:30pm as part of our Community Concert Music Series!

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 presents "The Games Afoot"

The Strathmore Theatre Players' Guild will be presenting "The Games Afoot" by Ken Ludwig May 2 - 18, 2024 at Hope Community Covenant Church.

Comedy. Shakespeare. Sherlock Holmes.

murder....

Tickets are now on sale at The Vault and can be purchased in advance from The Vault Cultural Collective or online from the link below.

https://thevaultonline.ca/.../strathmore-theatre-players...

See you all there!

2024 Strathmore Performing Arts Festival

The 2024 Strathmore Performing Arts Festival runs from April 10th to April 24th, 2024! And did you know its our 5th Anniversary Festival! We are so grateful to all our Strathmore Performing Arts Festival Sponsors past and present! Check strathmorepaf.com for the FESTIVAL and VENUE schedules. Be sure to attend the 2024 Showcase Concert & Final Awards on April 24th at 7 pm at Hope Community Covenant Church! 89 scholarships valuing $6000 and Provincial Nominations will be announced! A MUST SEE EVENT!

Strathmore Musical Arts Society Presents The Wardens

The Strathmore Musical Arts Society is thrilled to announce a new event! On April 20th we will welcome The Wardens with opening act GREG RIDER to the stage! Cocktails are at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm and the Music starts at 8pm Tickets will be on sale on Monday, March 11th at The Vault.

Wheatland & Area Hospice Society Launches Hype! For Hospice!

The Wheatland & Area Hospice Society is excited to share information on their upcoming event, Hype! For Hospice! There are multiple options to participate, so please check out all of links below!

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!

COMMUNITY NEWS

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.

If you know someone who enjoys the ARTS, please forward this site.

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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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