GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED
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We’re launching winter with a block-long celebration built entirely by volunteers like you. Join us!
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VOLUNTEER
Attend a community meeting and explore your volunteer options.  Future meetings will be held on June 12th, July 17th, August 14th, September 18th, CHANGED TO October 23rd and November 6th.  Meetings start at 6:30 pm at the Gordon Howard Centre. Like to be an ambassador and welcome people? Like to direct traffic? Unite lost kids with their moms or mittens? Got a truck to move stuff to and from the street? Take photos? We’d love to have you join Holiday Alley. We’re all volunteers, so you’ll be in good company. Join us by filling out an application form General Volunteers  | Photographer Volunteers
MAKE MUSIC OR SHARE THE SPOKEN WORD
Can you lead a group in a street dance in your winter boots? Got a drum, a bagpipe, a guitar? Use your voice to sing lyrics of spout poetry? Bring your sound to the street. Holiday Alley has a space for you to set up your stool and guitar, lead your choir, slam your poetry, or teach us to tap, jig, twirl… Download and submit your 2019 Application Form to music@holidayalley.ca.
INSPIRE AT THE ARTIST, CRAFTERS AND MAKERS MARKET

Manitoba’s amazing crafters and artisans fill our hearts and homes with inspiration. Holiday Alley welcomes you to share your talent, grow your business, and inspire. Our carefully juried local market could be the beginning of something great. We’re now accepting applications for our 2019 Market being held on Saturday, November 23, 2019.  View and download our Applicant Call Letter and an Application Form. Applications received by June 10th will be eligible for our Early Bird pricing, if selected by our jury. Share the news with any of your friends who love to create and help us showcase Manitoba’s art, light and creativity on November 23rd! You can contact the Market team at market@holidayalley.ca.

MANITOBA HYDRO WARM UP YOUR BELLY SOUP COOK-OFF
Some like it hot, some like it beety, some like it traditional. How about spicy? Your best soup recipe could make you the Soup Cook Off Champ. It’s all for a good cause – proceeds shared with Homes for All, a fund at the Selkirk and District Community Foundation. Download a Soup Cook-Off application form. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2019.
MAKE ALLEY ART
The name Holiday Alley was inspired by the alleys and passageways that lead from our side streets to the main drag. Imagine those alleys, the sidewalks and the entire street filled with light, art, sound and creativity. Join our Alley Way Funk team and turn an alley into your canvas or stage. info@holidayalley.ca
PHOTO CONTEST
Capture the light, art, sound and creativity on Holiday Alley for your chance to win! Entry deadline is Dec. 7 at 4pm. Fill out the entry form here: Photo Contest Entry Form The theme of this competition is “Light, art, sound, creativity, and culture.” You may choose any subject matter within that theme. However, the photo must be taken within the days of the Holiday Alley festivities on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 or within the week following the event from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7 when the lights are lit on 39 buildings in downtown Selkirk every night. Judges will choose first, second and third prize winners. The prizes donated by Photo Central of Winnipeg are: First Place –  Sirui Aluminum tripod Kit. Second Place – Canon Mini Photo Printer with print papers. Third Place – $50 gift card to Photo Central. Holiday Alley reserves the right to reproduce any entries for publicity purposes related to this competition and the Holiday Alley event unless otherwise stated. This includes using the images on promotional and social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Holiday Alley’s website.
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Beer Tasting
We Got Bannock
Warm batches of baked bannock slathered in butter and jam—Enjoy this tasty treat made by the women at the Selkirk Friendship Centre.
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Storytelling
Elder Ruth Christie shares her stories of growing up in the traditional homeland of Chief Peguis and her ancestors.
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Fire Heart Women
The Fire Heart Traditional Woman’s Hand Drum will move you with stories and songs that make your heart beat.