Regional Arts Council looking for board members, volunteers

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) has an opening its in board says secretary Megan McNeil.
“Our treasurer recently resigned and we would like to fill the spot,” she says. “It’s a volunteer position – not a huge commitment time wise; we meet for about an hour once a month and to help out organizing or at our upcoming events.”
Speaking of upcoming events, McNeil says RAC has quite the lineup of activities for the next few months.
“We’re having our photography workshops this month on August 22nd and 24th,” she says. “The first one is for kids ages nine-13 and the second one is for youths 14-16; they will be learning camera basics, lightening skills, portraits and will be doing other neat photography-focused activities.”
McNeil says each of the photography workshops are $50 and include lunch and supplies.
“As a board we were pretty disappointed that we had to cancel our annual YOUNG@ART summer camps this year; but we hope to fill the void by at least hosting these day camps,” says McNeil.
According to McNeil the board will be meeting in September to plan out its next six months of programming.
“We already have a few things in the works; October is going to be a busy month for us!” she says. “We have two major events happening that we’re pretty excited about. We’ll be releasing more information on our Facebook, website and in the paper closer to the dates.”
McNeil adds, “We decided that since we are such a small board that planning ahead saves us time and makes sure we’re staying consistent with our programming. A large portion of our strategic plan was to branch out and diversify the workshops we offer and I think we’re sticking to that.”
The Leader sat in RAC’s Aug. 10th meeting and heard that a cooking class is one of the top new workshops the board is trying to pull together. Aside from that, attending members said they wanted to start up the fall and winter ladies craft nights again and get more involved with the community.
“We really want to be out in Slave Lake and surrounding areas,” says McNeil. “We’re always looking for suggestions and volunteers to help out!”
Call 780-849-4380 for more info.

Ladies enjoying themselves at one of RAC’s craft nights last year in Slave Lake.


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