Regional Arts Council brings in new board members

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) is bringing the Ukraine to Slave Lake next month at its upcoming ladies craft night on April 7.
The Leader is told that attendees will be creating their own Ukrainian Easter eggs also known as ‘Pysanka.’ The usual cost of $15 is being charged for tickets, which covers instruction, supplies and snacks. RAC says local egg-painter Alexis Mitchell is coming in to teach the lesson, which will only be open to 30 ladies and registration is needed to be done beforehand at the local multi-rec centre.
The workshop will start at 7:00 p.m. and run until 10:00 p.m. For more information call 780-849-4380 during office hours.
At its March 9 meeting, RAC brought on new recruits to fill much-needed board member roles – Josh Friesen is taking over communications, Megan McNeil is RAC’s new secretary and Christopher Brown will be managing the treasurer position. The changeover came after a lull in interest from the community and our sources say the group is already hard at work brainstorming and organizing new arts programming.
One of the major upcoming events for RAC is its ‘Masquerade Ball’ on July 1, 2017. We’re told it’s going to be the first of two annual fundraisers for RAC.
The evening will include a dance, finger foods, door prizes and silent auction items. Early-bird tickets will be available soon for purchase.
The funds raised from this one will go towards YOUNG@ART camps and the second one (date pending) will be used to raise money for two art scholarships that will be donated to local students. The scholarships are part of RAC’s new strategic plan.
During the next month, RAC will be looking for volunteers and instructors for this year’s camp. Interested individuals can email
Other things in the works for RAC right now are a new logo competition, the annual Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce tradeshow, Mental Health Week programming, seniors’ workshops and more.
Another new sort of workshop RAC is hosting will be sometime in June and is open to both ladies and gents.
It’s going to be a do-it-yourself craft night where attendees can create their own mask.
That’s still something being worked on and you’re able to see RAC updates online at
Meetings are always open to the public and are on every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake.

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