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December at The Vault
Exciting News! Hot Off the Press!
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 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.
Mark your calendar! More details will be available in the new year!
What's New for 2024?
The Vault Speaker Series will hit the road running in 2024! The first 2024 event will feature Kyle Brittian and his presentation "Extreme Weather of Western Canada" on Friday February 2nd, 7 pm, in The Vault Upper Gallery.
Whether tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, or anything in between, Kyle Brittain has been out documenting significant weather events across western Canada for the past several years. In this talk, he shares some of his best stories and visuals obtained through a unique skill set he has forged as a storm chaser, photographer, reporter, and former wildland firefighter.
Kyle Brittain is a weather expert, storm chaser, and freelance video journalist who is passionate about forecasting, documenting, and reporting on extreme weather events in ways that help the public learn about and prepare for them. Having spent time both as a professional wildland firefighter and reporter for The Weather Network, he has many stories to tell of the numerous high impact weather events he has documented across western Canada, from wildfires, to tornadoes, to blizzards. He is a lifelong resident of southern Alberta and has always been fascinated by earth and atmospheric science.
The Magic of Christmas!
Strathmore was alive with excitement on Saturday November 25th! The Strathmore Wheatland Chamber of Commerce Cookie Walk and the 2023 Strathmore Spirit of Christmas were the reason why. So many happy children and families visited The Vault in hopes of filling their cookie tin! And The Vault did not disappoint! A big thank you to the Strathmore Wheatland Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Strathmore for organizing such a special day for our community!
Back Road Wanders Opens at The Vault
What a great night! The Vault opened an exhibition of Valerie Speer paintings with a Meet and Greet. Back Road Wanders continues in the Upper Gallery until December 2nd! Come on in and browse! So many beautiful pieces to choose from! They would make great Christmas gifts!!
Remembrance Day 2023
It was such a wonderful Speakers Series event on Friday November 10th at The Vault! Vault Secretary, Jette Brown’s presentation of “For King and Country,” was such a heartfelt tribute to her grandfather, Ernest Edward Bryan, one of the Liverpool Pals, who fought in World War 1. The evening was a wonderful tribute to the bravery of those who fought to ensure our freedom. Bravo Jette, thank you for sharing your grandfather’s story and helping the audience “Remember Them.”
Oh What A Night!
It was a great night with Neil Zeller Photography on Thursday October 26th at The Vault! Neil had The Vault Speakers Series audience mesmerized with his vivid stories of how he "Puts Himself in the Path of Great Potential" to capture his beautiful photographs. Neil’s amazing photos, book and merchandise are on sale at The Vault until November 9th! Drop by and have look! They would make great Christmas gifts!
Govrox - December's Featured Artist
Jill Aschenbrenner - December's Featured Volunteer
I grew up near Strathmore, on the farm with my parents and sisters. Our family has been in the Strathmore area since 1909, for five generations now, a part of this community for many years. I moved away for university and lived in Edmonton for about 11 years. We decided to return to our home town when our kids were little, so they would grow up knowing their extended family and this area would feel like home too.
I have always been involved with rural life and agriculture, growing up on a farm, studying agricultural economics in university, then working for ATB for over 33 years now, mainly in agriculture finance. It has been a rewarding career to have helped businesses and farms locally and all across Alberta.
As I transition to retirement I am looking forward to pursuing personal interests, connecting with old and new friends, and being involved with the local community by supporting the arts and volunteering. A great opportunity to get started was volunteering with The Vault!
Matilda Opens December 16th
Matilda tickets are available at The Vault! Matilda performances run December 16th to 20th with shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7 pm and shows on Monday thru Wedesday at 7pm. Tickets are $10.
The Vault Cultural Collective in partnership with Strathmore High School, is selling tickets for all the SHS Theatre Productions for the 2023 - 2024 season! The Vault Cultural Collective is very excited about this new venture with Strathmore High School!
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
New Winter Outdoor Planters - Just In Time For The Holidays
The Vault is decked out for Christmas inside and out! Come by and browse! Are you looking for a unique gift idea? The Vault has so many beautiful things to choose from! Be sure to check out our beautiful new winter planters designed by The Vault's Art Team!
Little Elves Decorate The Vault
Thank you to these little elves who volunteered their time to decorate The Vault on Sunday November 12th! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Be sure to drop into The Vault to see all the wonderful gifts ideas! Thank you to elves Val Christie, Kat McKitrick, Gail Ann Bourgeois, Karen Kirkeby, Darlene Domaschuk and Katherine Smith for your dedication to The Vault!
Christmas At The Vault
- Are you looking for a special gift for that special someone? The Vault kicks off our Christmas season with the 2023 Christmas Downtown Market! We have amazing gift ideas under $50!
- Are you interested in creating a Winter Season Outdoor Planter or a Christmas Candlelit Centerpiece? The Vault is offering two Saturday courses with Yvonne Way in December!
The Winter Season Outdoor Planter course is now FULL and the Christmas Candlelit Centerpiece has 3 spots remaining.
- Curious about the Christmas Star? Bring the whole family for a talk with local astronomer Roland Dechesne as he presents an astronomer's interpretation of the Story of the Magi and Their Star! Tickets are FREE! Register at The Vault!
NEWS FROM OUR VAULT CULTURAL COLLECTIVE PARTNERS
Arts on 817 Presents BUZZ BRASS and Opening Act "All the Other Reindeer"
Got Christmas on your mind? Be sure to put December 1st on your holiday calendar! Arts on 817 is thrilled to be presenting Buzz Brass and Opening Act “All the other Reindeer” featuring students of Loralee Laycock for a fun and energetic evening of Christmas music for the whole family! Tickets are available at www.smoreuc.com and The Vault!
Chestermere Fine Arts Guild's November Challenge - FESTIVE!
The 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! This month, the November Art Challenge is FESTIVE!
If you enjoy art please consider joining our group. Call Marjorie at 403-909-7975 for more information.
The Hope Bridges Presents Flint & Feather
The Hope Bridges Society is offering a FREE CONCERT with Flint & Feather - Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 1:15-2:15pm at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Boulevard) followed by snacks and refreshments.
Albertan folk/roots duo Flint & Feather are passionate about cultivating community through writing and performing original music, telling stories, and sharing laughter with others. Drawing upon Western Canadian history, Rocky Mountain folklore, and their own colourful life journeys for inspiration, husband-and-wife team Joal and Lauren Kamps create ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs that tell stories with uncommon charm.
Through their intimate combination of delicately woven harmonies and vivid lyrical imagery, Flint & Feather often evoke comparisons to Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, The Milk Carton Kids, John Denver, and The Civil Wars. This classic singer-songwriter sound is where the Kamps seem to feel most at home – allowing their honest and engaging performances to genuinely connect with audiences of all-ages and backgrounds.
Strathmore Musical Arts Society Presents
The Strathmore Musical Arts Society is excited to be presenting the Bamboo Guppies on February 10th! the Opening Act will be Dennis Toner. It's a Valentine Affair! As always....tickets are available at connectFirst Credit Union, Strathmore Home Hardware, The Vault Cultural Collective, ProWater Strathmore, Assist Business Centre or online at strathmorearts.com
Strathmore Theatre Players' Guild Wraps Up SNOW WHITE
Wow! What a show! Congratulations to the Cast of STPG's Snow White!
The Strathmore Theatre Players' Guild is incredibly grateful to the audience members for coming out to share the fun with them! Thank you Strathmore!
The Strathmore Theatre Players' Guild is looking forward to their next production, The Game's Afoot by Ken Ludwig, a comedy murder mystery!
Strathmore Performing Arts Festival Kicks Off 2024 Sponsorship Campaign
Are you excited about the 2024 Strathmore Performing Arts Festival? Registration is now open!
The Strathmore Performing Arts Festival has also launched its 2024 Sponsorship Campaign! For information on how you can support the 2024 Music Festival, visit strathmorepaf.com.
Let’s make the 2024 Strathmore Performing Arts Festival the best ever!
The Wheatland Society of Arts Releases Their Winter Programming
Exciting NEWS! The Wheatland Society of Arts has released its WINTER brochure! Drop by the studio and pick one up, registration for all programs is already open.
Youth Theatre Classes Fall Session
The Grade 2–4 and 5–7 classes filled up quickly and are both currently waitlisted. We are accepting applications for the waitlist and will provide additional details once an application is received.
BDK Services offers youth theatre classes to students in Strathmore and the surrounding area, with classes for grades 2–4 and 5–7 students.
Classes take place on Wednesdays at the Strathmore United Church (410 4 Street in Strathmore). The grade 2–4 class will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and the grade 5–7 class will run from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
The program will cost $200: $80 for the 12-week fall portion and $120 for the 18-week winter portion. Payment can be made for each portion or for the full year.
WFCSS Community Fee Assistance Program
Do you have a youth (or maybe it's you) who is starting an arts, recreation, library or sports program this fall? Are you a resident of Hussar, Rockyford, Standard or Wheatland County?
You may qualify for financial assistance to cover registration costs through the Community Fee Assistance Program.
For full details call our office at 403-934-5335 or visit our website at: https://www.wfcss.org/community-fee-assistance-program.html
You can also download an application form on our website.
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
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thevaultonline.ca. Become a member of The Vault Cultural Collective, there is strength in numbers!
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!
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.
The Vault Cultural Collective
136 2nd Avenue, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K2
(Beside Value Drug Mart)
Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday - Closed