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Brooks: Deerfoot Metropolis hosts PARK’s Block Celebration


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PARK, which stands for Selling Artists/Redefining Kulture (PARK), creates alternatives for growing style designers, artists, small companies and creatives throughout Canada by elevating consciousness. Readers could recall revolutionary PARK occasions through the years at venues as assorted as Studio Bell, Spruce Meadows, Chinook Centre Parkade, Brookfield Place and the George C. King Bridge in East Village, to call a couple of.

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The gifted PARK crew has taken it to the following degree with its third Block Celebration set up, this time at Deerfoot Metropolis. This yr’s #YYCBlockParty is an immersive expertise designed to permit the general public to indicate off their strikes – on a 36-metre, out of doors, roller-skating rink no much less. The very cool set up, full with a hand-painted street mural from Canadian artist duo Rachel Rivera and Claire Ouchi (WKNDRS’ co-founders), is coupled with monumental sculptures and art-adorned seating by Tyler Lemermeyer and Sarah Lamoureux. Window decals by AU Arts graduate and 2022 Board of Governor’s Graduating Scholar Award winner Natalia Ionescu spherical out the distinctive installations.

“Dig out your classic curler skates or hire some vibrant wheels (all proceeds might be donated to Youngsters Up Entrance) and stay your finest retro ’70s- impressed summer season full with patio house, out of doors video games and native artwork,” says Debora Mathias, normal supervisor of Deerfoot Metropolis.

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Excellent climate for the launch on June 30 was a blessing as this was the primary rain-free/wind-free/storm-free day we had seen in a while. Highlights of the launch celebration, offered by Mercedes Benz Downtown Calgary and in help of Youngsters Up Entrance, had been quite a few together with PARK’S first, post-pandemic style present, that includes Mode Fashions sporting fashions from Canadian designers Alex Yu, Homomilk Estudyo and retailers at Deerfoot Metropolis; an AU Arts-sponsored cocktail occasion; a patio celebration with DJ, drinks and nibblies; and first entry to attempt one’s hand at curler skating.

Among the many choose group of company in attendance this night time had been: Mercedes Benz Downtown normal managers Mazen Aboulhosn and Justin Edgar with colleagues Rheanna Reichenfeld, social media assistant and gross sales supervisor Govan Bianchini; SHAPE Properties’ govt vice-president of business operations Caley Denton, with colleagues Jessica Sims-Fink, advertising and marketing supervisor of Deerfoot Metropolis, and Courtney Verbeek, inventive companies supervisor, SHAPE Properties; Nicky Nash, govt director with Youngsters Up Entrance; Shea Kerwood, founder and inventive director at Brandsmith; Jameela Ghan, founding father of Alora Boutique; The Neat Weblog influencers Suzanne Kerwood and Kayla Browne; Michelle Duque, digital creator at Arcade; Ania Stalman, influencer at Ania B, with Tyler Stalman; Hedkandi Salon homeowners Jereme and Wray Bokitch; singer and songwriter Lisette Xavier; dancer Ashley Steele; actress and producer Jenny Shouldice; Mode Fashions’ Chloe Streit; Katrina Olson-Mottahed of Kollectif Inventive; Sharie Hunter, principal and managing associate at Arthur/Hunter; PARK vice-president Jessie Landry; PARK president Kara Chomistek – who correctly opted out of taking a spin on curler skates as she and her husband Brendan Klem are about to welcome their first baby; and others pictured. The set up and roller-skating rink are open till Sept. 30.

With information from PARK.

Artist Sarah Lamoureux shows off her hand-painted roller skates. Courtesy, Brendan Klem
Artist Sarah Lamoureux exhibits off her hand-painted curler skates. Courtesy, Brendan Klem jpg
Mode Models international model Tessa Greiner working it at the fashion show segment of #YYCBlockParty at Deerfoot City. Courtesy, Kelly Hofer
Mode Fashions worldwide mannequin Tessa Greiner working it on the style present phase of #YYCBlockParty at Deerfoot Metropolis. Courtesy, Kelly Hofer jpg
From left: Shea Kerwood, founder and creative director at Brandsmith; Jameela Ghan, founder of Alora Boutique; Suzanne Kerwood and Kayla Browne of The Neat Blog; Michelle Duque, digital creator at Arcade; Ania and Tyler Stalman. Courtesy, Brendan Klem
From left: Shea Kerwood, founder and inventive director at Brandsmith; Jameela Ghan, founding father of Alora Boutique; Suzanne Kerwood and Kayla Browne of The Neat Weblog; Michelle Duque, digital creator at Arcade; Ania and Tyler Stalman. Courtesy, Brendan Klem jpg
Sharie Hunter, principal and managing partner at Arthur/Hunter, left, and Katrina Olson-Mottahed from Kollectif Creative. Courtesy, Kelly Hofer
Sharie Hunter, principal and managing associate at Arthur/Hunter, left, and Katrina Olson-Mottahed from Kollectif Inventive. Courtesy, Kelly Hofer jpg
Dancer Ashley Steele, left, and actress and producer Jenny Shouldice. Courtesy, Brendan Klem
Dancer Ashley Steele, left, and actress and producer Jenny Shouldice. Courtesy, Brendan Klem jpg
Marissa Myers, left, and Keturah Mukono. Courtesy, Brendan Klem
Marissa Myers, left, and Keturah Mukono. Courtesy, Brendan Klem jpg
Singer/songwriter Lisette Xavier. Courtesy, Courtney Verbeek
Singer/songwriter Lisette Xavier. Courtesy, Courtney Verbeek jpg
Guests take a spin at the #YYCBlockParty on June 30 at Deerfoot City. Courtesy, Kelly Hofer
Company take a spin on the #YYCBlockParty on June 30 at Deerfoot Metropolis. Courtesy, Kelly Hofer jpg

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