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See You at the Keep It Local Marketplace this Fall

Do you want to eat, shop, and connect with local businesses in our community? Want to get a head start on Christmas shopping?

Don’t miss the Keep It Local Marketplace at Sherwood Park!


Keep It Local Marketplace is a variety of unique vendors, stage entertainment, and good food, and Park Power is a proud Gold Sponsor of this event on November 4th.


The Keep It Local Marketplace will feature more than 60 vendors showcasing local business and community resources – including family and parenting related items, jewelry, fashion and home products, and specialized services that we are always on the lookout for!


Bring the whole family! Sunshine Generation, a performing group that teaches song and dance to children ages 3 and up, will perform TWICE on our stage at Local Love. You do not want to miss watching these talented performers with your kids!


And there will also be a performance by Keltie Monaghan, the 16 year old a singer/songwriter with a unique voice who received a prestigious Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for her first single “Someone Tell Her” in 2016 when she was just 15!


Some of your favorite local food vendors like Fuge Fine Meats, Mona’s Kitchen, Steeped Tea, Juice Plus, Choco-liscious, Maza Foods, and Epicure  will also be there!


Want to Promote Your Local Business?


Vendor registration is still open. Here’s your chance to connect with the community. Click here to apply for the Fall Market.


Keep it Local project Trivia


While searching for performance venues for her kids, Jenni discovered that Sherwood Park didn’t have a focused event that connected the community to local businesses. With so many great local businesses and agencies in the area, it was an easy decision for Jenni to create an event that would build these connections and support the community.


Make sure you don’t miss this fall event! See you on Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 10am to 4pm at in the Agora at the Sherwood Park Community Centre (401 Festival Lane).


The best part? Admission is FREE!


Park Power Sponsors Saffron Centre Consent Event Walk & Fun Run

Park Power is very proud to be a sponsor of the Saffron Centre Consent Event Walk & Fun Run 2017.

Happening Saturday May 27, 2017 at Broadmoor Lake in Sherwood Park, this event is an annual fundraiser that supports the Saffron Centre in their mission of working to support the healing and empowerment of those who have been affected by sexual assault, abuse and sexual violence; and to promote change in attitudes, beliefs and social norms surrounding this issue.










With May being Sexual Violence Awareness Month the Consent Event is a great opportunity to come out and show your community that you care.  To show that you want to make a difference in the lives of those affected by sexual assault and violence.  Please come out and join Park Power to support this great organization.



Solar Rebates and Energy Efficiency Program in Alberta

Take advantage of the Government of Alberta Solar Rebates and Energy Efficiency Programs!
I encourage you to check out the Energy Efficiency Alberta website as it has been recently updated with an easy interface providing lots of information about all the energy savings programs currently being offered to Albertans.

It also a good place to inform yourselves about what the Energy Efficiency Agency does and to learn some tips on being efficient with your energy usage.


The Residential and Commercial Solar Program will offer rebates to homeowners, businesses and non-profits that install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.  The details have not been finalized yet but we can expect to see this program launching as early as Summer 2017.  We should expect to see it provide rebates of up to 30% for residential and up to 25% for commercial/non-profit PV installations.

This solar incentive program is creating a lot of consumer buzz about the Alberta Solar industry these days that coincides well with the Renewable Electricity Program(REP) .  With the Alberta Government and the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) launching the REP, Alberta will see up to 400 MW of new solar pv generating capacity installed onto the electricity grid, presenting viable opportunities for some utility scale solar production in Alberta.

These two initiatives will definitely contribute towards the government’s goal of Alberta’s electricity grid being supplied by up to 30% renewable energy by 2030.

If you have more interest in solar pv systems, the Solar Energy Society of Alberta is a great resource but also stay tuned to info from Park Power on how you can start taking charge of your electricity usage with solar power.  Below you will find information about the other incentive programs available to Albertans.

If you have not already, consumers can still sign up for the Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program.  This program offers direct, no-charge installation of energy efficient products across the province, in rural and urban houses, apartments and condos. Whether you own or rent your home, an Energy Efficiency Alberta installer will visit your home and conduct a walk through to identify potential opportunities for energy-efficient upgrades at no charge. Most homes can be upgraded in one to three hours.

Another way that Energy Efficiency Alberta is trying to get consumers to be more energy efficient is through the Instant Savings Program.  On their webpage, they even provide a Store Locator to allow you find the participating retailers near you.

Albertans who plan on purchasing a new refrigerator, clothes washer, or smart thermostat, are able to upload receipts of purchases made on or after April 28, 2017 to apply for rebates on their purchases.

For those Albertans that are thinking about some larger improvements to their homes, the Home Improvements Program is offering rebates on the purchase of new insulation, windows, and tankless hot water heaters.

Energy Efficiency Alberta is also offering programs for commercial, non-profit, and institutional consumers.  The Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program offers incentives to encourage organizations to replace outdated and inefficient equipment faster than they may normally, to help reduce emissions.


There you have it, plenty of incentives for Albertans to become more energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprint. After which they can Sign Up with Park Power to get lower rates on their electricity and natural gas usage.