LSLRAC keeping busy with new programs

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

For those wondering what the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) has been up to as of late, look no further; we’ve got the details.
To start, a few RAC representatives were recently at the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce annual spring trade show. We hear they were chatting with folks about what new workshops and events are coming up in the next few months. If you missed it, fret not, because as mentioned above we have all the information.

Improv game night
This is happening on May 17, 2017 at the Slave Lake multi-rec centre. Admission is $5.00 and is for ages 12 and up. Local drama teacher Andrea Avery will be heading the class that runs from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Don’t know what improv is? It’s a form of theatre which most or all of what is performed is unscripted or planned.

Create your own mask
To help prepare community members for the upcoming masquerade ball, RAC will be hosting a do-it-yourself mask workshop in June. We hear it’s going to be open to gents and gals, instead of the usual ‘girls only’ rule. A date isn’t set as of yet, but according to RAC sources, it’ll be at the same place and will cost around $15.00.

Masquerade ball
We’re told this is shaping up to be one of RAC’s largest fundraising efforts of 2017. It’s being held at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on July 1st. Early-bird tickets are up for grabs right now at $75 for a single and $100 for a couple. RAC is hosting the event to raise money for its YOUNG@ART summer camps. You’re able to purchase tickets through any RAC member.

Hiring a co-ordinator
Speaking of the YOUNG@ART summer camps, The Leader heard that the arts council is looking for someone who could commit to a part-time position. She/he will be responsible for recruiting, co-ordinating and supervising art workshop leaders along with designing and developing marketing materials for camp. Something unique to this year’s camp is that RAC will be pairing up with the summer splash program. A large portion of the job will be finding ways to collaborate with the Town of Slave Lake. To find more information about the position, visit RAC’s Facebook page

Looking for artists and members
As always, RAC says it’s looking for more art-savvy people to join the ranks. The Leader was told it’s not a huge commitment, as all of the board positions are filled, but the need for people to head ladies’ craft nights are always welcomed. In addition to that, RAC is reaching out to any local artists in the area who might like to teach a workshop at this year’s summer camp or who would like to showcase their work at the upcoming masquerade ball.
RAC meetings are on every second Thursday of the month and are open to the public. They start at 7:00 p.m. inside the government centre in Slave Lake.

RAC secertary Megan McNeil (l) and director Robin-Lee Vance (r) at the 2017 Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce trade show.

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