Community News

Message from the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce

June 8, 2017


Community Annoucements
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for June 8th. Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out weekly. 

Grand Canyon Historical Society is proud to announce that Lois and Steve Hirst ae the recipients of the 2017 Pioneer Award. They first came to the Grand Canyon in the 1960's and have worked on behalf of the Havasupai people since then. Steve is the author of many books about the Grand Canyon, including I AM the Grand Canyon. Anyone interested in the Grand Canyon Historical society check out their website at

Town Hall Meetings The Community Wellness Group is trying to organize another round of Town Hall meetings to discuss needs / concerns in our community. Please consider participating in the doodle poll for possible dates - all are welcome to participate!

NPS wants your input! They are beginning to plan Grand Canyon's 2019 Centennial Celebration. Please click here to complete a survey and help plan a Grand Centennial!

Grand Canyon School - Box Tops for Education program
Help the school by turning in your pink Box Tops to either the school or the Grand Canyon Recreation Center. Just look at items you have in your house for the special pink cut-out marked box tops for education and drop them off to help out our kids!

Kaibab Learning Center is hosting a Summer Craft Bazaar on Saturday June 17th from 10 am - 7 pm in Tusayan. $50 per table paid prior to June 1st $75 per table after June 1st. Anyone interested in having a table a the event should contact Michelle at 928-638- 6333.





Community Event
Skydive with Paragon - Paragon is offering a local price skydive all summer and 50% off photos call for details 928-224-9661.

June 8th 8 pm Table Tennis Tournament
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 9th Sunset Music Series at Arizona Snowbowl
Enjoy live music, sunsets, and FREE dinner every Friday afternoon at Arizona Snowbowl. The Scenic Chairlift operates one extra hour, with the last chair ride up at 5 p.m. After 2 p.m. purchase a full-priced Scenic Chairlift ticket and receive FREE taco dinner (your choice of two beef or chicken tacos or two cheese enchiladas, with rice and beans).Taco dinner plates are also available for sale at $7.95 for those guests with discounted lift tickets or not riding the chairlift.

June 9th 7 pm Movie
"The Great Wall"
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 10th 8 am - 12 pm Yard Sale
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 16th 7 pm Movie
"Fist Fight"
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 16th 6 pm LGBTQ Happy Hour
Yavapai Tavern

June 17th Summer Craft Bazaar
Tusayan (in front of Fire Station)
Sponsored by Kaibab Learning Center

June 17th 8 pm Karaoke
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 18th 1 pm Ultimate Frisbee
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 21st 8 pm Pool Tournament
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 22nd 6 pm Ice Cream Social
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 23rd 7 pm Movie
"A Cure for Wellness"
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

June 30th 7 pm Movie
Grand Canyon Recreation Center





Organized Sports/Camps

Vacation Bible School
Grand Canyon Community Church
June 12th - June 16th
All kids ages 4 - 5th grade are welcome to join us for Vacation Bible School at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center. Sign up forms are at the Recreation Center. If you have questions contact Kaitlyn at 480-227-9066.

2017 Grand Canyon Community
Softball League
Umpires needed $10/game. Need knowledge of base/softball. Contact Ryan if you are interested.

Come watch our local Softball League Monday - Thursday nights at 6 pm at the Recreation Center.

Kaibab Learning Center Summer Camp
May 29th - July 27th Ages 5 - 12
8 am - 12 pm Monday - Thursday
Each week has different themes... i.e. sports, crafts
$20 per day

Sign-up 928-638-6333

AYSO Summer Soccer Registration
Did you know Grand Canyon participates in a AYSO Summer program? Our games are split 50/50 between the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff. Returning player follow this link to register

New players follow this link to sign-up

Contact Terry for additional information:



Community Meetings
Community Wellness Group
June 21 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Xanterra Purchasing Office
Looking to get more involved in our community? Join us for a Community Wellness Meeting. 1st Wednesdays of the month 2:30 - 3:30 at Big E's Steakhouse or 3rd Wednesdays of the month 2:30 - 3:30 at 10 Albright (Xanterra Purchasing office)

Grand Canyon AA
Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times a week at the South Rim on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge at 7 pm.

Tusayan Town Council Meeting
June 14th 6 pm
Tusayan Town Hall

ACMNP Worship Services 7 pm nightly
West Rim Worship site (on Rim trail around the curve from the Bright Angel Trail head)

ACNMP Worship Services Sundays
8:30 am West Rim Worship Site
9:00 am Mather Campground Fire Circle





Field Trips
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

6/10 Sedona $20

6/13 Antelope Canyon & Page $45

6/15 Flagstaff Shopping $15

6/17 Jerome & Cottonwood Trip $20

6/24 Prescott Bluegrass Festival $20

6/26 Flagstaff Shopping $15

6/29-6/30 Phoenix Price TBD

You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center



Keep Fit

Grand Canyon Recreation Center

Sunday's 5 pm Open Gym Volleyball

Monday's 5:15 Kids pm Yoga - current session full but registration for the 2017-2018 school year for kids 4-11 years old will begin August 1st with classes to begin the end of August. For more information, please contact Jennifer Allen of Grand Canyon Yoga at 928.607.5647.

Monday's 6:00 pm Zumba

Wednesday's 5:45 pm Yoga

Open Soccer 4 pm
Open Soccer occurs on alternating Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm.

Saturday 6/3/2017 & 6/17/2016 & 7/01/2017
Sunday 6/11/2017 & 6/25/2017

We are going to try this schedule and see how it works for everyone.





Volunteers/Donations Needed
Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce is planning our annual July 4th Parade and Party. We are expanding our Kid Zone you can enter a Float, donate to our Silent Auction. Anyone interested in volunteering/donating please contact Laura Chastain at 928-638-2901.

Cris Menger

My friends are having a baby in September in OR. I cannot attend the baby shower this July, but would like to send them a few things. They have requested only used or thrift baby items. If you have any small baby items for any gender that you'd like to get rid of, please contact me. I'd be happy to pass them along! 928-638-7703 M-Th 7:30am-4pm

Girls on the Run is hoping to be able to put together two teams but they need a Head Coach and an assistant coach. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. For more information on Girls on the run click here. Please contact Marney Babbitt at 928-522-9452 or email

Grand Canyon Community Church

This summer Grand Canyon Community Church is organizing lunches for children in our community on Mondays and Thursdays. If you would like to get involved please contact Mike Scott at 207-229-1228.

Grand Canyon Association

The 2017 Celebration of Art is approaching and we are looking for host families for our artists. Hosting an artist is an excellent opportunity for community members to meet individuals from all over the country who appreciate the canyon as we do. Living with a host family during the Celebration of Art is preferred by some artists as they enjoy spending time with those of us that live at Grand Canyon.

The Plein air painters will need accommodations from September 8 th-17 th in order to participate in the event. Artists are typically out of the home before sunrise and gone for the bulk of the day, busy painting the canyon, they may return around lunch time and after sunset. Hosts are not obliged to provide dinner but may do so if they wish. If you have a spare bedroom and would like to volunteer to be a host, you will be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your consideration.
Contact Heather Peeters if you can host an artist 928-638-7156.

Tusayan Fire Department
We are seeking people with a strong desire to learn and eventually commit to one night a week. Send anybody you think would be a good candidate to the TFD or have them call 638-FIRE.



Community Resources

Justice Court Services

Tuesdays Tusayan Town Hall

Did you know you can have your day in court right in Tusayan? 1st Tuesday of the month the Judge comes to Tusayan to hear cases. The other Tuesday's court can be conducted via video conferencing.

North Country HealthCare
Health Benefits Enrollment - June 12th
2nd Monday of every month at North Country Health Care in the Grand Canyon
Get Free application assistance with AHCCS, KidsCare, Health Insurance Marketplace, SNAP (formerly know as Food Stamps), Veterans Programs Call 928-638-2551 for a free appointment.

North Country HealthCare
Services Available
Physical Therapy - soon
Telemedicine appointments
Diabetic Support Meetings
Aging Care Support Meetings
Call 928-638-2551 for more information

Grand Canyon Community Church

has a canned food bank for families in need. Please contact Mike Scott at 207-229-1228 if you are in need of assistance.

Summer Lunch Program for Youth

Mondays and Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Grand Canyon Recreation Center

Sponsored by the Grand Canyon Community Church

We will serve a sack lunch of a sandwich with fruit (if available) and/or a crunchy. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEGREGATE FOR FOOD ALLERGIES. SANDWICHES MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH NUT PRODUCTS. We hope to also offer some games/crafts for younger children.

St Mary's Food Bank

June 21st 12 pm - 3 pm

Please bring photo ID. Pick up location parking lot next to Sophies Restaurant in Tusayan.