Expansions at Points North Gallery

By TIM O’ROURKE, Publisher of Connect Weekly

Florence Weber, owner of Points North Gallery and The Yarn Galley at Frames & More. Weber holds the book: On the Oral - History of Ravens. The art gallery will be hosting a Ravens theme exhibition from March 19 to April 2.

Florence Weber, owner of Points North Gallery and The Yarn Galley at Frames & More. Weber holds the book: On the Oral – History of Ravens. The art gallery will be hosting a Ravens theme exhibition from March 19 to April 2.

Points North Gallery has grown an additional 1,000 square feet at its Centennial Drive location.

Owner Florence Weber tells me her longtime business is now at 3,000 sq.ft., allowing for the expansion of The Yarn Gallery. This will offer medium to high-end yarn, needles, notions and workshops for knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving.

The renovated store was also needed to showcase even more diverse original, local and regional art and high quality artisan gifts.

Points North Gallery represents more than two dozen Canadian artists, including: Lucas Seaward from Fort McMurray, who is infamous for painting with bitumen; local watercolour artist Carol Breen, who is also the curator at Points North Gallery; as well as, oil-on-canvas artist Steve Coffey of Vulcan, Alberta.

The art gallery will be hosting a Ravens theme exhibition from March 19 to April 2. Weber is seen in the picture promoting book: On the Oral – History of Ravens, so make a point to visit the art gallery to view local and regional art featuring Ravens.

Established in 1991 as Frames & More, the gallery still offers quality custom picture framing.

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Speedpro Signs Fort McMurray is now open for business at River City Centre.

Speedpro is the largest sign franchise in Canada and the industry leader in sign design innovation since 1991. Vehicle graphics, trade show booths and banners, dimensional 3D signage, digital displays, exterior/interior signage, window graphics and more.

Therese Picton is the marketing coordinator, after moving back to Fort McMurray from Ontario with husband Craig, the new general manager of Harvard Broadcasting.

Speedpro Signs Fort McMurray is a division of Foto Source Photography and located in the former photography studio.

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Renovations also took place at Foto Source recently. The photo studio was moved into a newly built room inside the store with a new graphic machines. The frames department was revamped with the expansion. Besides cameras and accessories, Foto Source also stocks a full line of batteries.

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Bryce Kumka, Senior Account Executive Employee-Owner of Rogers Insurance North Ltd., has been acclaimed as the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce’s President.

Kumka will be sworn in at the Chamber’s annual General Meeting and Election for new board members on March 17 with Rob Martin of Canadian Tire being acclaimed 2nd Vice President – both will serve two year terms.

Nominees for election for five new board members serving two year terms, include; Benjamin Gill of ATB Financial, Jean-Marc Guillemot of Radisson Hotel & Suites, Willie Hamel of Diversified Transportation, Arianna Johnson of Wood Buffalo Food Bank, Bryan Lutes of Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation, Craig Picton of Harvard Broadcasting, Malcolm Setter of Get Energy Corp, Monte Vickerson of ATCO Gas and Katie Walker of Don Scott Law Office.

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Rodney Warr is the owner/operator of Evolution Cleaning, a company that offers the most thorough and green-certified cleaning methods when cleaning carpets, fabrics and tiling by the selection of their cleaning products & disinfectant solutions, equipment and methods.

Warr is the son of Dennis, President of the Fort McMurray Golf Club, and be reached at evolvedcleaner@gmail.com or 780-880-9277.

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