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was ‘arrested’ yesterday as part of Westerner Days - PG 6


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BABY BEAR – Koda Reeleder, 6, interacts with Tuff who is being held by zookeeper Serena Bos. Reeleder recently had the opportunity to become a ‘zookeeper for a day’ at the Wildlife Discovery Park in Innisfail.

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Local girl receives provincial award Emily Parker-Ristau, 7, aims to send deserving families to Disneyland BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express


A local seven-yearold is the youngest child to ever receive the Great Kids Award in Alberta. Emily Parker-Ristau is that reward recipient and her story is one filled with a lot of heart. Emily was nominated by Kathleen Dennis, program coordinator of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Red Deer, for developing her own foundation that all started with a child’s dream vacation. Emily was five-years-old when she decided that she wanted to go to Disneyland. Many of her friends had visited the theme park and had come back with many stories and memories and Emily wanted to have those memories for herself. However, her mother, Pricilla Ristau, was a single mom attending school to become a social worker and funds were tight. It was on one afternoon when Emily was participating in Green Deer, a campaign where neighbours, friends and coworkers work together to keep Red Deer beautiful by picking up litter, that an idea was sparked. While she was collecting recyclables, her grandma, Brenda Hubl, told her to sort the bottles and cans separately from the trash because they could be turned into money. This information would soon transform the fiveyear-old’s life. Emily starting collecting bottles to have some extra spending money. After she had saved $40 Ristau asked her daughter what she wanted to spend her money on. “I am going to take us to Disneyland,” said Emily. Ristau tried to suggest other treats Emily could in-

dulge in, but her daughter was not interested. It took the five-year-old 10 months to raise $1,200. These funds were enough to take both her and her mother to her dream vacation destination. This money covered the cost for flights, hotel rooms and park passes for six days. “It was even better than I imagined,” said Emily, who is now seven-years-old. “My favourite ride was ‘It’s A Small World’, where they sing the song over and over.” When they arrived back in Red Deer Emily asked her mother if there were other families in Red Deer that would like to go to Disneyland but did not have the money. Ristau confirmed that there were many families in Red Deer that would enjoy a vacation like the one they had just experienced. It was then that Emily decided that she would continue to collect bottles and cans and donate the proceeds to other deserving families. Thus ‘Emily’s Recycle & Dream Foundation’ was born. The Foundation’s mission is to support families who face multiple barriers to experience a meaningful family vacation. It seeks to bring the dream of Disney to families who may otherwise never have the opportunity to experience such a vacation. Since starting the foundation, an additional $6,000 has been raised by collecting recyclables. This will allow two families to share in the Disney experience. The first family recently returned from their trip. Another family is going to be departing this October. Emily’s Foundation has supplied applications to




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Fire crews kept busy in recent days

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A fire that left significant damage to a business and a propane tank explosion in a City neighbourhood have left fire crews busy in re-

cent days. Just after midnight on July 12th, Red Deer Emergency Services Dispatch Centre received a call reporting a structure fire at Bay 160, 6040 47 Ave., the building that Window Mas-

Cigarettes and peat moss a dangerous mix In 2011, fires started by smokers using plant pots as ashtrays caused over $1.1 million in residential losses. The City of Red Deer encourages residents to take proper precautions with planter pots in and around their home. “Be a responsible smoker,” said Wes Van Bavel, fire prevention officer. “Remember, planter pots are not ashtrays.” When used as an ashtray, a dried out plant pot works to insulate the lit cigarette. The soil heats to ignition temperature and begins to smolder. Smoldering can continue for several hours, consuming more plant pot material. When sufficient oxygen is available, the material can break into flame. If other combustible material is in close proximity to the planter, or flowerpot, it may become involved resulting in a serious fire. The following tips will keep your family and property safe: do not use planter pots as an ashtray; keep an ashtray in areas where someone might be smoking around potted plants; if you have dead plants in pots in and around your home, discard them properly or take the soil from the pots and spread it in your yard or garden and keep your plants well watered and maintained. The Home Safety Program is a free service in which Red Deer Emergency Services personnel visit residences within Red Deer from May to October each year offering a comprehensive fire and injury home safety check. - Fawcett

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Red Deer hosts this year’s Arrest-a-Guest BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express As guests to Red Deer, Malcolm Davis and Mariana Chatron were pulled over by the RCMP and offered a stay in Red Deer to take in some of the annual Westerner Days festivities as well as an assortment of prizes and experiences. The ‘detained’ family was offered the stay yesterday as part of the Arrest-A-Guest promotion with Westerner Days and learned they would receive two nights accommodations as well as meals provided by an abundance of local businesses. “I had no idea what was going on. We were stopped at Tim Hortons and the cop pulled up behind us with his lights on,” said Davis. He said he was in the restaurant and saw the RCMP officer walk up to the car with Chatron and two of their children. “I was kind of freaking out.” Davis and Chatron also have their three children, Richard, 11, Preston, 10, and Delilah, 7. The fam-

ily comes to Red Deer from Sorrento, British Columbia. Previous participating families of the Arrest-AGuest event have come from as far as Christchurch, New Zealand and Yellowknife and last year’s guests were from Nova Scotia. The family will partake in the Westerner Days kickoff parade as well as being offered the chance to take in many attractions and events at off-site facilities throughout the City. “We’re looking forward to pretty much everything. It’s going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for us with the kids in the parade and going to the fair,” said Davis. As the most popular annual tourism promotion for the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition, the Arrest-AGuest event has garnered support from businesses in Red Deer that will provide the family with meals, western wear, hair cuts and styles, a vehicle rental, and much more. RCMP Const. Tom Har-

EXCITED VISITORS - Mariana Chatron and Malcolm Davis wait with their three children, from left, Delilah, 7, Preston, 10, and Richard, 11, to go up with the SkyHawks Parachute Team after being detained as part of the annual Arrest-A-Guest promotion with Westerner Days. Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express

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Canadian Forces Parachute Team who will be doing the preshow for the pony chuckwagon championships at Westerner Days both tonight and tomorrow night -- weather permitting. “Now we’re going up with the skydiving plane here too. The kids have never been on a plane before so it’ll be interesting and they’ll remember this all for the rest of their lives,” said Davis. The guest family was given the opportunity to go

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Remembering the best fair ever Calgary had just staged a successful Centennial Stampede. One hundred years ago, in early September 1912, Guy Weadick organized a summer extravaganza which, over the succeeding decades, has literally helped shape one of Canada’s largest cities. The year 1912 was one of prosperity and new beginnings across Alberta. That was as true in Red Deer as it was in the thriving city of Calgary. Hence, it is not surprising that 10 days before the famous ďŹ rst Calgary Stampede, Red Deer enjoyed one of the best summer fairs and exhibitions in its history. The 1912 fair was a fresh start for a community event that was already 20 years old. The Red Deer Fairs had been beset by a number of severe ďŹ nancial and legal problems. A newly reorganized Red Deer Agricultural Society was determined to get things back on track with a real ‘bang.’ One of the ďŹ rst steps taken by the new Agricultural Society was to secure the active support of the Town Council and Board of Trade. A successful request was made to Council to have three acres added to the west side of the exist-


DAWE ing fairgrounds to provide ample space for new stables and a midway. A proposal was placed before the local ratepayers to borrow a large sum of money for new buildings and other improvements. The voters gave their support in the subsequent special plebiscite. Two 40 by 100-ft. livestock barns were erected. A new $3,000 exhibits building was also constructed with allowance on two sides for the addition of future wings. More than $1,000 was spent on repairs to the existing buildings and on general improvements to the fairgrounds. Meanwhile, the prize list for exhibitors was revised and expanded. The amount of special prizes was doubled. The Fair Board went down to the Calgary to line up attractions and to entice exhibitors. Arrangements were made with acrobatic troupes, Scottish bands

and vaudeville shows. The Events Committee also organized horse races and professional baseball games. As the summer progressed, the Fair Board was swept up with enthusiasm. Although the exhibition had been set for Aug. 2123, they approached Town Council at the beginning of August for approval to build a new grandstand capable of seating up to 1,000 people. Despite the shortness of time and $4,000 cost, the aldermen agreed. The structure was completed in time for the fair. On Aug. 21, 1912, the provincial minister of agriculture the Honorable Duncan Marshall, opened what was now called the ‘Central Alberta Exhibition.’ What followed was tremendous success. Attendance soared to more than 5,000, almost twice the population of Red Deer at the time. A record 730 entries competed for the prize money. The grandstand was packed during a parade of winning cattle and horses and the various entertainments. The expanded midway was a roaring success. As one might expect, given how quickly the new Central Alberta Exhibition has been organized,

there were some glitches. The Western Vaudeville Association failed to supply its contracted grandstand attractions after more than 1,000 tickets had been sold. Some competitors complained that the improved prize list was still inad-

equate. Three carloads of stock had to be turned away because, even with the new barns, there was not enough accommodation. Nevertheless, these frustrations paled next to the overall success of the Fair. The newly minted

Central Alberta Exhibition had the best attendance, best competitions and best proďŹ tability of any fair in the history of Red Deer. The year of 1912 became the benchmark against which future fairs were measured.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OPINION Kick off to Westerner Days The streets downtown were lined with Red Deerians this morning as they enjoyed the kick off to the Westerner Days Fair and Exposition. More than 30,000 people from across Central Alberta were expected to enjoy a parade which included marching bands, clowns, decorated cars and more. Now and for the next five days, the midway and fair grounds at Westerner Park are in full swing and the sights and sounds can be heard from miles away. It is always a great time of year and one that many locals look forward to. Westerner Days is not only a chance to kick back and enjoy time with family and friends, but it’s also a chance for the community to celebrate and come together with a number of pancake breakfasts and chili cook-offs being held. Many businesses also partake in the festivities and decorate their offices with western themed décor. The City truly does transform back into the western era for the week of the fair and it’s really Central Alberta’s biggest summer celebration. The Westerner Days Fair and Exposition has something for every age to enjoy whether it is the rides, the food, the concerts and other entertainment or even the pony chuckwagon races and agriculture shows. There will be plenty of action, fun and

thrills to dive into during this year’s event. Westerner Days also has an entertainment line up for all ages this year and some of the acts include Terri Clark, Sawyer Brown and Hedley, among some others. On the grounds spectators will also be able to see one of the many performances by Spandy Andy, the RCMP Police Dog Services and the Bowmanville Zoo XTreme Wild Show. Meanwhile, one of the most popular fixtures at Westerner Days is always the pony chuckwagons. Crowds of over 4,000 people gather nightly in the grandstands to take in this exciting event while 56 drivers from western Canada and the U.S. compete over the five days all vying for the coveted North American championship buckle and trophy. In addition, as far as the rides, this year also looks to be an impressive year with two new rides provided by North American Midway Entertainment. A total of 42 rides will be featured, including 16 thrill rides, 15 family rides and 11 kiddie rides. So we encourage everyone to get out, have fun and enjoy all of what Westerner Days has to offer this year. The fair gets bigger and better each year and we have no doubt that this will be one of the best yet.

Albertans are a hard working lot. But is that such a good thing? On average, Albertans work among the very longest hours in the country. Statistics Canada reported that in April those employed in the goods producing industries worked, on average, 38.7 hours a week. Employees in the service sector worked 29.4 hours a week, somewhat shorter due to the higher rates of part-time work in service sector occupations. Among the other provinces in Canada, only in Newfoundland and Labrador do employees work longer hours. The recent boom in that province’s labour market has produced a lot of jobs, many of them probably requiring significant amounts of overtime due to a shortage of skilled workers. But even though work-


HIRSCH ers in Canada’s easternmost province work longer, the rates of unemployment are much higher: 13% in Newfoundland compared to 4.6% in Alberta. Overall, given the percentage of people working as well as the length of the average workweek, it is fair to call Alberta the hardest working province. But is that such a good thing? Certainly for the economy it is – at least in the short run. Labour shortages are

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gripping many parts of the province, especially in certain industries such as the skilled construction trades and workers in the energy industry. And judging by the rising rates of interprovincial in-migration to Alberta in recent months, Canadians are responding to the call. People move to Alberta to work, not to sit on the couch. Still, we wear our busyness as a badge of honour – and that comes with a dark side. At a recent conference on social innovation, someone threw out an interesting question: “Is sitting the new smoking?” It drew a laugh from the audience, but the point was a good one. Have we become so driven by work hours and being busy making money that it

is no longer socially acceptable to just sit and think? Is a long stroll with the dog on a warm summer night no longer possible? Has the working lunch replaced a leisurely midday break in the park with nothing but sunglasses and a good book? When did daydreaming become a social pariah? There is no lack of scientific studies proving the benefits of a mental and physical break. And in the longer run, the hard work ethic of Albertans could turn from an economic advantage to an economic problem. Working too hard can easily lead to burnout, work-related stress, domestic problems, physical deterioration and even longterm illness. Research even shows that sitting and daydream-

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ing is not a waste of time – in fact, far from it. The process of daydreaming is actually proven to boost creativity. The mind needs to relax and make random connections of thought in order to work properly. The point to this is certainly not to encourage laziness, but rather to draw a distinction between “lazy” and “recharging our mental batteries.” Few Albertans can be accused of the former. But are enough Albertans engaging in the latter? The solution: Take a break. As simple as that sounds, it actually takes an enormous amount of discipline and determination to do it. By law, employers must allow annual vacation time to its employees. Sadly, too many workers find the

demands of their jobs so heavy that vacations are skipped. That’s a mistake. A good vacation and break from the routines of work is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. If you are one of the thousands of Albertans that wears the “Busy” badge of honour a little too proudly, show some determination this summer to take a break. Get out and enjoy the long days and warm weather. Sit by a lake. Sit in a park. Sit on a patio with friends. But sit. Put away the phone. And when someone asks you how things are, say, “I’m not busy at all – and that’s great!” Troy Media columnist Todd Hirsch is Senior Economist with ATB Financial. Visit www.


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Letters to the editor

Reader says to ban the deed not the breed I would like to start out by acknowledging your (Mark Gaboury) experience on June 19th. It would appear that the whole thing has left you very shaken and the chest pains you described can certainly be brought on by trauma. Your description of the event is certainly terrifying. One hundred and fourty pounds -- pitbull/mongrel, head like a bear. One inch from death! Fear makes stories so much bigger. I would like to point out how your fear has motivated you to make an irrational plea to support a cause that does not address the real issue. The owners of said dog(s). In your letter you call on people who “value human life” to “discourage the ownership of large dogs”. This would imply that by choosing to own large dogs I do not value human life, which is far from the

truth of things. This statement also claims that large dogs are dangerous dogs. My 120 lb. mastiff-cross has been walked by a seven-year-old girl with no issue at all; there was no tension in the leash at any point during the walk. I work with my dogs constantly and began training them as soon as we brought them home. As a person who has chosen to own large dogs I knew that their training as puppies was paramount in order to avoid/minimize any behaviour issues when they were full grown. A more reasonable solution needs to be found so citizens like yourself are not terrorized and the owners of large dogs are not unjustly treated like criminals with “dangerous weapons”. Just because you drive a car it doesn’t make you a drunk driver; though the potential is there, it

CitySpeak This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Mayor Morris Flewwelling questions regarding the Ross Street Patio.



Where did the idea for the Ross Street Patio originate? “It came from the Walk 21 conference as part of the Walkability Study we had here. We looked at how far you could get if you walked 10 minutes and other sorts of things.”

Is this something that the City hopes to continue in future years? “We started it out last year as the Ross Street experiment and we did it for one night and it was hugely successful. This year it is a pilot project. I think there’s some wrinkles that are in it and hopefully this first year we’ll have an opportunity to see what worked, what didn’t work and what only partly worked,” said Flewwelling. “For example I think we need to pull one section of the barricade out so that people can walk through without jumping over it. “I think people are really enjoying the idea that we’ve moved the sidewalk out onto the road. We wanted to bring people to the downtown, keep them in the downtown and enjoy the downtown and hopefully patronize the businesses in the downtown. And I think we’re doing that.”

Have you heard any feedback from the public regarding the patio? “I’ve had a lot of feedback. A lot of people have a big grin on their face so that tells you a lot. You go and you sit and have an ice cream and visit and you take a few extra minutes and it’s sort of that community building and that humanity,” said Flewwelling. “Sometimes when I walk to the downtown to do something, I just walk there and back. Now I take a few minutes and visit on the way. You have people who are already stopped and it’s a natural conversation area. The piano is there so sometimes you hear people on the piano and we also have entertainment there once a week. I also suspect there will be buskers or other casual entertainment. “The one comment I’ve heard that doesn’t surprise me is that there has been some talk about loss of parking stalls. But there is a parking structure downtown, across the street and sometimes you can park behind the businesses as well on the east side of Executive Place. If you’re interested in only coming down and parking in front of the business and then going in than this won’t appeal to you. But if you are interested in coming down, parking and drifting through the patio, having a coffee, than I think you’ll really enjoy it.”

Do you think this is the idea that could potentially rejuvenate downtown? “When you couple the Ross Street Patio and the Wednesday Downtown Market and then have the festivals as well, you can see the positive effect. In addition to that with the paving of the streets and the new light standards, flowers and furniture, it invites you to stop and to enjoy.”

makes no sense for me to cry out that people shouldn’t be allowed to own cars because I was almost hit by one and it’s been in the news that other people have died when hit by a car. In situations like that specific people face the consequences related to each individual case. Notice the people are faced with consequences not the car. Perhaps: * If a dog of any size displays aggression when unprovoked it should be required to complete a training program and certified as ‘safe’ by a registered professional who specializes in working with aggression issues. Like when people are sentenced to anger management to learn new skills and behaviours. * Just like having a spayed or neutered pet costs less to register, perhaps there should be a higher cost to owning a ‘dangerous breed’ that can be reduced by having the dogs tested by professionals with a comprehensive program like the ones used

to certify therapy dogs. It would be the owners responsibility to make the appointment and to use the evaluation to better train and understand their dog. Dogs with the certification would have that proof of training on file with their registration and complaints against animals that are not being worked with appropriately should be handled like a criminal act of public endangerment. Not all dogs have to be perfect but they should certainly be able to go for a walk without accosting anyone. My point is this, aggressive dog issues are not as simple as banning all large dogs. I have the right to chose for myself the pets I will share my life and home with and with that right comes the responsibility to do what is best for my dogs and the people we encounter as we move through life together.

Angie Stewart Red Deer

More frustration over stance on ‘dangerous’ dogs I was so upset and appalled by the letter submitted by Mark Gaboury (‘Reader supports banning of ‘dangerous dogs’ in City’) that I had to write. I do not question that he has a right to be upset by the situation that occurred on June 19th. Many people would be, including dog lovers like myself. If his scathing letter had focused on irresponsible dog owners, I would have applauded him. If he had focused his anger on the owners allowing their dog to run free and out of control in an area where dogs are to be leashed, I would have sung his praises. But unfortunately, Mr. Gaboury chose to focus on the two things that had little bearing on the incident - dog size and breed. Granted, a Chihuahua behaving the same way probably wouldn’t have elicited the same response, however, it is not the size

nor the breed that is the cause of the behaviour. Mr. Gaboury advocates banning large breeds and cites that other places have done it. What you speak of, sir, is Breed Specific Legislation or BSL, and it is nothing more than a fancy term for racism against canines. It is barbaric, based on fear, not facts and has no place in civilized society. Educated individuals know that the situation is a direct result of irresponsible dog owners, period. But then no one could take Mr. Gaboury seriously when he refers to reintroducing corporeal punishment and states that cigarette smoke doesn’t harm anyone. Mr. Gaboury, your ignorance is showing.

Alyssa Dermott Red Deer

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‘Team up for Terry’ to make a difference BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express The Terry Fox Foundation is asking for the participation from people who are willing to ‘Team Up For Terry’. “The Terry Fox Run is an annual event help in support of cancer research in communities all across Canada and 25 countries around the world,” said Laura Jonson, team and event development coordinator for the Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) for Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. The Run became an annual event after a young man diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma had his leg amputated

and decided to run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. “Unfortunately Terry Fox passed away before he could finish his journey. His journey truly united Canadians coast to coast and is something that will never be forgotten.” Every dollar raised, said Jonson, is taking people one step closer to Terry’s dream of a world free of cancer. The Terry Fox Run will take place on Sept. 16 and is a non-competitive event requiring no minimum donation. This will be the 32nd year for the Terry Fox Run. Team captains will receive a complimentary t-shirt along with a run kit containing all the necessary materials to

raise funds for cancer research. To date, Fox’s legacy has raised over $600 million. As a community, Red Deer has participated in the run for the last 27 years. “In 2011 there were 140 teams registered in our area; we want to double that.” Jonson said it is important for people to start thinking about the Terry Fox Run now and to get registered early so they can start fundraising. “A team can consist of two or more people from all different areas including colleagues, friends, family or those honouring or remembering loved ones who have been

affected by cancer.” Registration can be done online. The system allows participants to set up a personal fundraising page that can be shared with friends and family. Organizers also point out that 84 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to cancer research. People are welcome also to find out what projects are being funded by the Terry Fox Foundation by visiting To get registered, visit www.terryfox. org or call toll-free to the provincial office at 1-888-836-9786.

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POLICE BRIEFS CITY MAN ARRESTED AFTER STABBING A man have been arrested after an alleged stabbing in Rotary Park early yesterday morning. On July 17 at 12:25 a.m., Red Deer RCMP were called to assist Emergency Health Services with a stabbing in Rotary Park. Upon police attending it was learned that the victim had been transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital in a civilian vehicle. The victim is in critical condition suffering from a life threatening injury. A person of interest was located nearby and is currently in custody. Both subjects are 36-year-old men from Red Deer. No charges have been laid as of yet and no names will be released at this time. Anyone with information that would assist the police in this investigation is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477).

ARRESTS MADE IN CONFINEMENT INCIDENT Two men have been charged after a man was

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found bound and gagged in the City. On July 11, 2012 at 9:20 p.m. two good Samaritans found and assisted a man who was bound and gagged with duct tape in a wooded area in the vicinity of 41 Ave. and 47 St. The 16-year-old male was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital by Emergency Services with no apparent injuries. The male, who is not from Red Deer, alleges that he was picked up from near the downtown Mohawk gas station, bound and dropped off in what is believed to be an attempted robbery by three men driving a newer dark coloured pick up truck which was jacked up. In addition, on July 12th at 7 p.m., a male was found injured and abandoned at a rural location outside of Red Deer. The 44-year-old man from Red Deer had been picked up, driven out to a rural location, and assaulted repeatedly by four suspects. The male victim was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to his head and face. The Red Deer male stated

he did not know his attackers but police believe the motive for the attack was in retaliation for the earlier incident. Jason Fraser and Zachary Ovid have been charged with uttering threats, forcible confinement and aggravated assault in relation to this incident. As well the victim from the abduction has also been charged with uttering threats, forcible confinement and aggravated assault in relation to this incident. Police continue to investigate these incidents. Anyone with information about this or any other crime can call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

RCMP INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY Red Deer City RCMP continue to investigate an armed robbery that took place at a financial institution last week. On July 9 at 6:30 p.m. a man entered the Servus Credit Union located on the 3000 block of 50th Ave. The

adult male entered the bank with his face concealed brandishing a gun and demanded cash. The suspect then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery.

The man was last seen heading south out of the bank on foot. The man is described as about 5’ 6” tall with a medium build. He was wearing a beige raincoat and possibly a nylon concealing his face.

Anyone with information that will assist the RCMP in identifying the (suspect or suspects) responsible for this robbery is asked to call the Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Co-producer of Jazz at the Lake inducted into hall of fame BY STEVE DILLS Black Press “It was a blast,” said Sylvan Lake resident Eric Allison, who travelled to Miami on a quick trip recently to be inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame. Allison, who co-produces the annual Jazz at the Lake Festival at Sylvan Lake, joined members of the band he played with from the mid 1970s to mid 1980s — the Billy Marcus Quartet for the event. They were honoured in just the third year of the hall of fame. “We were the hottest jazz group in the Miami area for most of those years,” said Allison. “It was a good time for jazz clubs back then. There were lots of clubs, lots of jazz groups.” At the induction ceremony, the band also played an hour-long set. “The original group probably hadn’t played together for years,” said Allison. “It was an hour of old hits, it was a blast.” He also got to see a lot of old friends and fans. Allison left Sylvan Lake on June 9th, travelling all day to Miami for the Sunday event and then was on a flight home the next morning. “I had no plans to go because it was so busy here with Jazz Fest and we’d just bought a new home and were moving. It was the worst possible time, but then I was getting phone calls from band mates saying it wouldn’t be the same without you.” Allison is co-producer of the Jazz At The Lake Festival which is celebrating its 10th year in Sylvan Lake in August. The Hall of Fame was created just three years ago by the Sunshine Jazz organization and singer Alice Day who’s a good friend of Allison and his wife, Cheryl Fisher. “She’s been a fixture in the South Florida scene for many years.” Asked about the ceremony, Allison said, “Mostly I feel honoured to be inducted because it’s only in its third year of existence.” He added most of those who have been previously honoured wouldn’t be well known in this area. But he mentioned names of two who were inducted posthumously and might be remembered. He joins the likes of ‘Jaco’ Pastorius who he describes as “possibly the greatest jazz electric bass guitarist who ever lived” and Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderly. “A fantastic alto sax player and band director.” When Allison joined the Billy Marcus group in October 1975 he made it a quartet. It had previously been a trio.

Marcus started as a single but had a dream of forming a group. He told the owner of the hotel where he was performing about his dream and eventually added bass and drums to play as a trio for about a year. “I was working at a club around the corner, playing all kinds of different music,” said Allison. Everybody could sit in, he remembers. The entire back wall of the club was hung with instruments. One night Marcus came in and did just that. “We played a couple of times and instantly hit it off. That was the beginning of not only a long standing professional relationship but also a personal relationship,” he said. “I fronted the band, did the emceeing, talking, Billy was the pianist.” Allison had headed to Miami from Chicago and was playing in his first jazz gig in Miami. “I was catapulted from that point on in the jazz scene down there.” He said he always just wanted to be a player. He earned a Masters in Jazz Pedagogy and did teach jazz history and coach a group at the University of Miami for a term but “never really wanted to teach or planned to teach”. It was while at the University he met Fisher. “The jazz scene was so active I was working five or six nights year round. Those were the good old days. I didn’t need to supplement with teaching.” He added the whole live music scene is completely different now from what it was then. “It’s changed everywhere.” “I thank my lucky stars I am the last generation of jazz musicians who could come up in the clubs, work five or six nights, hone my craft and refine my art,” Allison said. “That’s the only way to do it. I feel bad for younger musicians who don’t have that opportunity.” Allison and Fisher moved to Sylvan Lake full time about two years ago but had split their time between Fort Lauderdale and Sylvan Lake for the previous eight years. He said they were looking for Plan B when the U.S. economy crashed and Sylvan Lake became that plan. But that hasn’t put an end to his playing career. “I’m still gigging. It’s been almost every weekend for the last two months, it’s been nuts,” he said. “The music is still there, it’s just not quite our main focus.” The plaque presented to Allison at the Hall of Fame induction reads “Eric Allison, The Billy Marcus Quartet,

in appreciation for the many years you have given for the cultural enrichment of the South Florida community and that of the world. The Love is Eternal.” The quartet included Marcus (piano), Eric Allison (saxophone and flute), Don Mosely (bass), Gary Duchaine (drums). Other inductees at the third annual ceremony were Blue Mitchell, Nancy Murphy, Melton Mustafa, Billy Rolle and Bill Peeples.

HONOURED - Eric Allison, co-producer of the Jazz At The Lake Festival, and a Sylvan Lake resident, was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame at an event in Miami in June. Steve Dills photo

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CITY BRIEFS GOLF CLASSIC A SUCCESS Edmonton Oiler Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, alumni oiler Kelly Buchberger, and Canadian rock band Blackie & The Rodeo Kings were only a few of the highlights at the seventh annual Love of Children Golf Classic held June 10-11. The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation and Love of Children Golf Classic Committee are thrilled to announce the event raised net proceeds of over $350,000. Since its incorporation in 2005, the Love of Children Committee has raised more than $1.7 million - funds which have been used to support many new medical equipment purchases and children’s facilities. “We cannot express the gratitude we have towards all of our very generous and loyal supporters. We continue to appreciate the special partnership we have with the Kinsmen Club of Red Deer and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation,” said committee chairs Joan Donald Jr. and Dr. Brian Isaac. The Kinsmen Club of Red Deer made a $340,000 donation to the event in 2010 - a single record donation for the Kinsmen. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation also donated $140,000 in 2010 - which for them was also a record single donation amount. These two donations were to be distributed over three years, making this year the final installment of the major donations from these two organizations. “Thanks to the support of the community, we will be able to finish the current phase of renovations at the Pediatric Ward at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. These improvements benefit all Central Alberta families who are faced with young children in need of special care,” said Jacqueline Brooks, RDRH Foundation executive director.

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Everything old is new again with our pilot summer neighbourhood playground program, Activ Kidz. Across the Red Deer, six neighbourhood park sites will host this week-long program for children six to 12 years old. Activ Kidz promotes active living and sport discovery; exploring natural outdoor spaces; creative and artistic expression; building connections to their com-

munity; making new friends; and having lots of fun. “Activ Kidz marks the return of kids playing at their local playground during the summer,” said Pauline Mousseau, neighbourhood community development coordinator. “This program will help kids feel connected to their local park amenities, the natural environment and other children near where they live, which will help create active, healthy neighbourhoods.” Activ Kidz sites are Morrisroe Activity Centre, Recreation Centre, Riverside Meadows Activity Centre, Oriole Park Activity Centre, West Park Activity Centre and Clearview Activity Centre. Children can only be registered in one program this summer at one location. The cost of the program is $25 per week or $5 per day drop in. For more information, including session dates, visit

WALK A BLOCK AND SAVE By walking a little further to work, motorists and people who work in the downtown core can save up to 45 cents per hour or $3.60 per day when they park outside the downtown core. As of July 3, an approximate increase of 15% came into effect for all City parking amenities. This includes on street parking meters, City owned parking lots, and the rates for daily and monthly parking within Sorensen Station. “It has been typical to increase parking rates every two to three years, and as The City of Red Deer’s parking rates have not been increased since June 2009, this increase will ensure that parking remains sustainable,” said Fred Dieno, Parking Coordinator. “We are committed to providing residents with self-supporting, accessible, and affordable parking in the downtown core.” There are a variety of parking options to residents visiting the downtown to meet both their long and short term parking needs. The new ability to pre-pay for parking at 5 a.m. allows for increased flexibility for motorists who begin the work day at 8 a.m. Parking fees are in effect Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with free parking available Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

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NEW PICNIC SHELTER IN ROTARY PARK A new temporary picnic shelter has been installed at Rotary Recreation Park and is available for rental. Between the Recreation Centre and Red Deer Tennis Club facilities, in addition to

the existing picnic tables and fire pit in the area, a small shelter has been installed. With the loss of the Kiwanis Picnic Shelter due to a fire in early June, this temporary shelter has been installed to accommodate picnic bookings for the rest of the 2012 season. Residents may book the new picnic shelter for their event needs by contacting Facility Bookings at 403309-8411. For more information on

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RED DEER ACTION GROUP LANDS GRANT The Red Deer & District Community Foundation granted the Red Deer Action Group Society $5,000 for the Subsidy Ride Program. Now in its fourth year, the program is a transportation cost reimbursement program for low-income resi-

dents of Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Sheila Freeman, office coordinator, said that claims have included travel for dialysis, specialist consultations in Edmonton and Calgary, Greyhound tickets to visit family and friends and other travel needs. Those wishing to apply to the program have to submit proof of income and travel receipts to receive reimbursement up to $150 in a calendar year.

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Considering a non-surgical treatment will give you the opportunity to see if avoiding surgery is at all possible. Spinal Decompression Therapy provided at Spinal Care Canada Pain Centers is not going to cause you to miss weeks or months of time from family, friends and work. Surgery should be your last option. People are traveling from all the different regions in the Province to attend treatments at Spinal Care Canada Pain Centers and these patients are attaining results where other treatments and/or medications have failed. Many individuals have avoided invasive surgeries and are now living a better quality of life.

Our Rates At Spinal Care Canada Pain Centers the cost per treatment is $100.00 (which also includes the cost of Laser Therapy and Whole Body Vibration Therapy, if needed). When you compare that to other clinics the cost can range from $150.00 to $250.00 per treatment and some of these clinics require prepayment upfront ranging from $3,000.00 - $5,000.00. If a patient cannot afford f treatment, we will work with them to receive care they need. At Spinal Care Canada Pain Centers, our patients care come first. There is no prepayment required for treatment, you pay PER treatment

Phone our office today to see if you are candidate for Spinal Decompression and we can book you a free Consultation with one of our Doctors. “I’ve suffered from lower back pain on and off for many years and was able to obtain only temporary relief. Six years ago, I suffered from sciatic pain for four months straight before it finally subsided. Last fall, I was again stricken with sciatic pain which did not relent. Pain killers were my only relief but then my stomach suffered. After eight months of continuous suffering and being unable to walk, I read about Spinal Decompression and Dr. Paul Mutti’s clinic. I immediately went to see him along with a copy of my latest CT scan and X-rays. He was honest and straightforward; “You are a candidate for Spinal Decompression and after three to five treatments you can decide for yourself if it is helping you.” f jjust ffour treatments myy ppain We started that dayy and after y After two more r treatments r I was had subsided noticeably. r comfortably and lay on my back (which I able to sit more was unable to do all winter). I have now completed eleven r and the only pain I experience x is from r weak leg treatments r activity (walking, etc.). muscles due to increased r re and can honestly recommend I fully support this procedur procedure r back pain should talk to Dr.r Mutti that anyone with severe r therapy r help you! and let Spinal Decompression

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more information inform contact Paul Boultbee at 403-597-9788.

EVENTS The All Nations Harvest Church is having a Westerner Days Community Barbecue on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 5233 54 Ave. Red Deer College hosts summer Art and Fine Craft workshops Series 2012 features artists and instructors from around the world. Series is residential arts program at RDC that offers weeklong courses in a variety of mediums from painting to printmaking, drawing and sculpture, glassblowing, bead-making, metal-smithing, ceramics, photography, welding, bronze casting and more. The workshops run through to Aug. 3. The summer workshop attracts internationally renowned instructors to Central Alberta each year. A highlight of every week is the Monday evening instructor presentations where each instructor will showcase their art or craft. Individuals can register at or by phone at 403-357-3633. The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is actively recruiting experienced and inexperienced people from the Central Alberta area, who are interested in joining the Band. We are in a reorganizational stage with the Pipe Band at this point in time. Anyone with piping or drumming experience, or if you would like to learn piping or drumming, are asked to please contact us at 403-7827183. Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and new members will start in September. The Harris-Warke Gallery has announced its next exhibit, ‘Little to Wish for’, an installation by Aly Bowd. Aly is a graduate of Red Deer College’s Visual Art program and received her BFA (ceramics) from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2011. She has exhibited throughout the Prairie provinces as well as in Canberra, Australia. ‘Little to Wish for’ runs until July 28. The Harris-Warke Gallery is situated in Sunworks in downtown Red Deer at 4924 Ross St. For


Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present Flower Scapes: Recent Works by Elaine Tweedy held in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library through to Aug. 19. A summer’s garden offers Elaine, a Sherwood Park artist, the colours, shapes, spaces, values and movements that herald an emotional reaction to the world around us with all five of our senses. Registrations are now being accepted for the Berry Architecture Wellness Ride in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Central

cepting registrations for their pioneer-themed day camp experience for kids ages five to 11. Camps run through to Aug. 31 and cost $175 per week or $40 per day. Children will take part in fun farm activities including learning to feed chickens, make butter, cook on a wood stove and more. Weekly field trips are also planned. For more information, call 403-340-3511. Children will have a chance to step back to rural Alberta in the 1920s as Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site introduced summer day camps which run July 25 and Aug. 8 and 22. The house, near Markerville, was the home of Icelandic poet Stephan G. Stephansson who settled in

tion – Red Deer Chapter is accepting registrations for ongoing multi-disciplinary tutoring, oneon-one developed specifically for learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD and other conditions. Contact Carmen at 403-3403885 or by email at programs@ for more information. Visit The Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum are presenting their annual Lunch at the Farm event between noon and 3 p.m. on July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 29 and Sept. 12. Enjoy lunch and musical entertainment. Cost is $10 per person. Drop-ins are welcome, larger groups may with to reserve a table by calling 403-340-3511.

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Summer is Here! Just a friendly reminder to check your First Aid Kits and replenish your Summer First Aid Supplies for the car, home and beach as well as your Professional First Aid Kits.

Millerdale is now offering Food Intolerance Testing as a compliment to Hormone Balancing for Men & Women, Stress Testing, Detox, and Lifestyle Counselling (FLT).

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5201 - 43 43rd Street (West of Hospital) • Red Deer • 403-342-1434 Alberta Brain Injury Society. This supported bicycle ride event will take place on Aug. 25. Participants can choose between a 50 km or 100 km route in Central Alberta. This is an excellent ride for experienced and inexperienced bikers. For more information check out or call 403-342-2266. All proceeds from this event will support local community programming. Bottle Drive To Launch A.M.H.O.L.A. (Alberta Mental Health On Line Association). Call 1-888888-9807 ext. 40135 if you have bottles we can pick up for our bottle drive launch fundraiser. Community Health Links resources for all mental health and other health-related social services providing a safe and supportive online community for persons with mental illness, and their supporters. Sunnybrook Farm Museum is ac-

the area in 1889. Registration is required, and can be made by calling 403-728-3929 or emailing The Red Deer Celiac Support Group is holding a gluten free pot luck supper on July 28 at 3 - 9 p.m. with supper being served at 5 p.m. Please bring a gluten free dish to share with others (salad, casserole, entree, dessert, baking). For information for this fun event please contact Fay at 403-347-3248 or Clarice at 403-341-4351 or email Central Alberta singles dances will be held July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 at the Penhold Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only. New members welcome. Call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bob at 403-304-7440 for more. The Learning Disabilities Associa-

The Dickson Store Museum will be hosting a Thrilling Thursday on July 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the museum. The theme for this event is Wizards, Merlins, and Magic. There will be crafts, games, and of course magic. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. The third annual Sunday Afternoon at the Mu-seum will also be held on July 29 commencing at 2 p.m. at the Dickson Store Museum. Enjoy live music, readings, and a one act play. The afternoon will end with the serving of refreshments and goodies. Admission is free, donations greatly appreciated. Also, the Teddy Bear Picnic will held at the Dickson Store Museum on Aug. 2 from 10:301:30 p.m. Bring along your family and your favorite furry friend to participate in crafts, games, and the ever famous bear hunt. We will be making homemade lemonade to be served with our beary yummy picnic. Admission is a toonie, which includes the lunch.

Registration is required. For more information and to register call 403-728-3355. For more information call 403-728-3355. Hidden Treasures Yard Tour in Lacombe & County – Guided bus tour on Aug. 2nd, three tour times to choose from; 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $18 or $16 (members) per seat which are available at Hannas Seeds (5039-49th St. in Lacombe.) For more information contact Vivian @ 403-782-7226, Lacombe & District Garden Club. ‘Art in the Garden’, presented by The Spirit of Art Group, runs Aug. 18. Several gifted artists will come together to celebrate art, life, creativity and wonder in a peaceful garden setting. Refreshments will be served at the event, which will feature fine art, per-forming artists and musicians. For more information, email Come to our annual dance at Innisfail Legion Hall Aug. 18. Two bands, Hot Spur and Randy Hillman, will be playing continuous music from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. This dance is open to everyone. No advance tickets will be sold so come early. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 403341-7653 or 403-304-7440. Kick up your cowboy boots and dance with Aaron Pritchett at the 18th annual Cattle Round Up on Aug. 18. Tickets to the event, which includes dinner, an auction, Pritchett’s concert and a dance, are $149 and available at the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation (located at the hospital) or by calling 403343-4773. All funds raised go to purchases of medical equipment for Central Alberta Health Care facilities. Meanwhile, tickets for Pritchett’s concert and the dance with Dwain Sands and Brent McAthey are $45 and are available via Ticketmaster at 403-340-4455. The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is a national awareness and fundraising event that takes place every year in communities all across Canada. Funds raised support direct programs and services for Canadians living with HIV/AIDS in their communities. Locally, the walk takes place at Rotary Park and

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Week of July 18-25, 2012 is hosted by the Central Alberta AIDS Net-work Society on Sept. 23. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and opening ceremonies are at 1:30 p.m. with the walk at 2 p.m. A barbecue and other activities to follow the walk. To register go to under events. Ride Strong Poker Rally in support of the Canadian Brain Tumour Foundation; registration: $25, pledge sheets available as well. It runs Sept. 8 at Heritage Ranch. The ride will be followed by a good ol’ fashioned BBQ and barn dance! Tons of prizes, great food, great band, and fun fun fun! This part is included for participants and extra tickets are available for non riders for $25 each. For more information contact Sarah Fritzel at 403-392-4844. Fanatullen Scandinavian Dancers hold dance sessions every Monday night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Festival Hall, 4214-58 St. Scandinavian heritage not required. 403347-5303 or 403-341-4672.

Red Deer has a learning opportunity for the New Year; Heads Up for Healthier Brains Lunch and Learn. There is no cost for groups or businesses who want to participate. Ses-

MEETINGS sions will be available until July. Contact Chris at 403-347-2776 or YARD Yoga Studio: Dedicated to Promoting YOGA in the Red Deer area. Summer Unlimited Session through to Aug. 24. $130 for 11 weeks. Drop-ins welcome. Annual Summer Yoga Intensive ‘Cultivating Calm during the Winds of Change’

Red Deer Synchronized Swim Club has day camps coming up this summer, plus the Aquasquirts Camp for younger swimmers to learn the basics. To register, call 403-309-8411.

SEMINARS Cosmos Rehabilitation Society, which supports individuals living with a developmental disability, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability, and or sensory impairment, has lots of free workshops coming up including Personal Safety, Stress Management, Grief, Handling Change, Communication and Self-Esteem. 403-343-0715. The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories in

on Celiac disease, symptoms, ms, diagnosing, gluten free diet, et gluten free products, recipes, coffee and samples. For information please call Fay at 403-3473248 or Clarice at 403-341-4351. Meeting Schedule for 2012 – Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20.

The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) offers opportunity for immigrants to practice speaking English in a fun way. Weekly conversation groups are organized at different times in the coming months and are free for immigrants. Conversation topics will help to promote orientation to Canadian culture and life in our community. For ESL Level 1 and 2 the sessions are held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; for ESL Level 3 and 4 on Wednes-

Widowed Support Network - A group for men and women whose spouses have died, to meet and find support from others who have gone through the same kind of loss. Meetings are the third Friday of each month September - June from 7- 9 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church (20 Kelloway Cres.) No fee for meetings. Phone Lynne at 403755-0977 or email to

Summer Fashion Flooring & Covering Event HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • TILE • CARPETS • VINYL “We Have It All!”

Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm WEST SIDE OF GASOLINE ALLEY

Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7:30 p.m. Cover charge $6. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 342-0035. Golden Circle dances continue Thursday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $7. Everyone welcome. 403-3476165 or 403-309-2520.

lodge visit An application for membership (new members welcome!) can be found under the ‘Membership’ tab. Call the lodge at 403-3463632 or email for more information.


July 2 - 8. Call 403-350-5830. Email: On the web: Lacombe Kozy Korner has weekly dinner meetings on Tuesdays starting at noon. Hot meals, desserts, coffee and tea for $7. 403-782-6216. The Legion Ladies Auxiliary is holding their annual spring potluck supper at 6 p.m. at the Red Deer Legion. No general meetings will be held July and August. Next general meeting is on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Please call Harry - 403-598-5331 before noon on General Meeting days if you require a ride to the meetings. Red Deer Elks (BPOE #85) meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday’s of the month between September and June. We are an inclusive organization open to men and women aged 18 and up! To find out more information about the local

days from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location is the Immigrant Centre #202, 5000 Gaetz Ave. Contact Elzbieta at 403-346-8818 to register or for more information. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Blackfalds United Church Youth Group takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Youth from Grade 4 up are welcome to attend. Please check our web site at or phone 403-8854780 for more information. Red Deer Celiac Support Group our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Sobeys South, 5111-22 St. in the Coffee Lounge at 7 p.m. Information

CAPS – Central Alberta Photographic Society meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month September to May (excluding December) at the Dawe in activity room #3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socialization, meeting is from 7-9 p.m. CAPS offers monthly a variety of speakers, workshops, monthly assignments and twice yearly competitions and an opportunity for socialization with photographers of all levels. For more information visit Air Force Association of Canada. The aims and objectives of the Association are to preserve and perpetu-ate the traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force and to advocate a proficient and wellequipped Air Force in Canada. 703 Wing in Red Deer provides a fo-rum for serving and former participants in military and civil aviation to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people.

703 Wing members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant, 2085 50th St. in Red Deer for a luncheon and business meeting. Contact President Al Low at 403-3413253 or Writers’ Ink, The Red Deer & District Writers Club has weekly meetings (every Tuesday) in the old farmhouse at Sunnybrook Farm (4701 30 St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. We meet, share our writing, and offer constructive criticism to one another. We also do our utmost to improve our craft by Skyping professionals in the field of writing, by inviting guest speakers to our Spring Workshop and to the occasional meeting. Our professional library is increasing as is our knowledge gained from members who are constantly seeking new challenges and sharing successes and failures with the group. Guests are welcome! Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Jo-anne at 403-314-1972. The Red Deer Pottery Club meets Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Contour Studio at the Recreation Centre, downstairs. New members always welcome. For more information call Sharon at 403-347-8061 or Karen at 403-347-0600. The Red Deer Art Club meets Thursday afternoons at the Golden Circle from 1 to 4 p.m. A $1 drop-in fee applies. New members al-ways welcome. For more information call Gordon at 403-597-0823 or Sharon at 403-340-3532. Taoist Tai Chi Health Recovery Class is designed for people with chronic illness such as MS, arthritis or those recovering from stroke or surgery. 403346-6772. It takes place at the Cronquist Business Park Bay C-16, 5580 – 45 St. on Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-round.

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Green Deer program continues to have an impact The Green Deer program continues to have an impact, with 4,243 registered participants volunteering their time between April 16 and June 17 to clean up garbage that accumulated in City neighbourhoods and parks over the winter. “I can’t thank Red Deerians enough for taking such pride in their community,” said Suzanne Jubb, community and program facilitator. “If we were to assume that everyone who registered for the program picked at least one bag of garbage, that would be equivalent to 42,430 pounds of garbage.” While a lot of garbage was collected over Green Deer, our work isn’t done. “There is still a lot of older garbage out there, and new garbage seems to accumulate on a daily basis.

“We need more people to develop a ‘leave it better than you found it’ attitude as a way of life.” This year’s Green Deer campaign expanded to include the Cigarette Butt Awareness Program, which focused on the damage that this form of litter can cause. Century Vallen donated 1,000 pocket ashtrays to the campaign, which were well received. Every group or individual who volunteered for the program was entered for a chance to win a barbecue event, and participating schools had their own prize. Meanwhile, the Adopt a Park program continues to be popular, with 22 groups registered in the program. These groups are committed to being stewards of a specific park for the entire year, not just during the Green Deer campaign.

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Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the Council of Red Deer County will consider the following bylaws.

BYLAW NO. 2012/19 to adopt a Local Area Structure Plan for Pt NE 24-38-2-5 and Pt NW 24-38-2-5.


The purpose of this Area Structure Plan is to facilitate the creation of one additional lot on each of the properties which will create a fourth parcel in each of the two quarter sections (NE and NW 24-38-2-5) located approximately 1 mile west of the Town of Sylvan Lake on Hwy 11.

BYLAW NO. 2012/18 to adopt a Local Area Structure Plan for Pt SE 3-36-28-4. The purpose of this Area Structure Plan is to facilitate the creation of one additional lot containing an existing farmstead on this property located approximately ½ mile north of the Town of Innisfail on the east side of Hwy 2A.

For more information on the Adopt a Park program, please call Recreation, Parks & Culture at 403-342-8234. For residents looking for another opportunity to make a difference, the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up is occurring on Sept. 9. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national, fall initiative to help keep our waterways and shoreline clean and safe. Everyone who comes out to clean enjoys a rewarding experience that comes from ‘leaving it better than they found it’. The event will end with a barbecue and draw for prizes. There is no need to pre-register. Certificates are available upon request. For more information visit - Fawcett

WWW.RDCOUNTY.CA A great place to live, work & grow The hearing will be informal with persons wishing to speak being recognized through the Chair. Presenters will be requested to state their name and address for the record. If you prefer to submit comments on these bylaws in writing, the information you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The public may inspect: - a copy of the proposed Area Structure Plans and corresponding bylaws by visiting our website at or at the County office located at 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta, during regular office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MONDAY through FRIDAY.

DECISION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY On the 11th day of July, 2012, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, the Development Authority issued a decision approving the following application: Permitted Use NW of SPRINGBROOK 1.

R. & C. Bosma – 8.6-metre front yard setback relaxation for the location of an existing dog kennel on Lot 1, Blk 1, Plan 942-3568, NW 27-37-28-4.

GLENIFFER RESERVOIR 2. K. & R. Côté –0.9-metre front yard setback relaxation for the location of a proposed deck on Lot U105, Plan 032-5368, NE 25-35-3-5 (Gleniffer Lake Resort). NW of BOWDEN 3. K. & D. Bishop –0.57-metre side yard setback relaxation for the location of an existing deck on Lot 38, Blk 1, Plan 802-0102, SE 8-35-2-5 (Red Lodge Estates). A PUBLIC HEARING prior to further consideration of the proposed bylaws WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, County Office, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta (west of Hwy 2 on 32 Street / C&E Trail Overpass). The hearing will be conducted under the chairmanship of the County Mayor for the purpose of hearing comments on the proposed bylaws.

The Municipal Government Act provides that any person(s) may appeal a Discretionary Use approval within 14 days of the date of the decision being advertised by paying the required appeal fee and by filing an appeal in writing against the decision with the Red Deer County Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta. A Permitted Use approval may not be appealed unless the decision involves a relaxation, variance or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. For further information, contact Planning & Development Services at 403-350-2170.

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ENTERTAINMENT Edmonton singer/songwriter heading to Central Music Fest Justine Vandergrift melds a variety of styles in unique musical explorations BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Singer Justine Vandergrift continues to introduce audiences to her heartfelt, insightful tunes with a spot at next month’s Central Music Festival. The family-oriented event, which runs Aug. 1719, takes place in a natural outdoor amphitheatre located minutes north of the City – attendees can head north on Taylor Dr., cross Hwy. 11A and continue on the C&E Trail. Continue onto Township Rd. 392, turn left and the site is located just up the road. Things kick off on the Friday at 6 p.m. The music runs Saturday from noon to midnight and on Sunday from noon until 5:30 p.m. Pretty much any genre can be heard, from blues, rock, country, folk, reggae, funk and jazz to Tex-Mex, Cajun, and bluegrass. It’s the ideal venue for Vandergrift, with its comparatively intimate and up-close set up. She’s been singing and creating music her entire life, and today her tunes fall into a number of categories from countryfolk, jazz, blues and pop. Vandergrift has certainly carved out her own stylistic niche – the compelling simplicity of songs like Rubble and The Time Has Come, and her lovely cover of Gillian Welch’s Orphan Girl reveal an undeniable gift to make each song uniquely her own. Vandergrift has been delving into music since

she was a child; she recalls growing up in a musical home and being encouraged to sing along with her two sisters when they were kids. She later took voice and guitar lessons for a time as well. “When I was really young I wanted a guitar, but I was too little so my mom bought me a ukulele. In Grade 8 I started playing guitar and things went from there. “I learned how to cover other people’s songs, but I mostly wanted to create my own stuff.” Inspiration springs from a range of sources – from conversations to everyday experiences. Next up, a gift for songwriting began to surface. And eventually an opportunity to record a CD came along as well. Vandergrift said at the time, she looked at it as more of a personal kind of project. But word started spreading and she ultimately found herself sharing more and more of her artistry. “A lot of people really affirm what I was doing, so I decided to keep going,” she says. For Vandergrift, music provides not just an ideal career but a very personal means of sharing her perspectives and views on the world. “Sometimes the only way for me to deal with these things is to sing it or to express it musically,” she explains. “In a way it’s a thera-


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peutic process, and that’s something I’m very interested in as well. “I’d like to deal more with music therapy because I think that it’s such an incredible avenue for expression, for figuring out what’s going on inside and for being able to communicate in a way that words can’t.” Last year she released Yes Alright OK to strong reviews and solid airplay support, thanks in part to lively, bold cuts like Waiting for Nothing. She is currently on the road to introduce folks to the newest material from the justreleased So Far. She has certainly found the genres that suit her voice perfectly. “I think I knew even back as a teen; I gravitated towards folk and blues. Some of my role models included Patty Griffin, Paul Simon and Sarah Harmer – incredible songwriters that inspired me to write kind of like them while putting my own ideas forward in those kinds of melodies.” Other artists slated to perform at Central Music Festival include Sista Monica, Heartbroke Heroes, the Steve Arsenault Band, Dick Damron, George Hamilton IV, the Amy Bishop Band, Morgan Davis, Steve Palmer and Scott Cook & the Long Weekends. Meanwhile, Vandergrift has found the perfect path to travel. “You have people who say you were able to speak to them in a really powerful way, and that they’ve been

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Ottawa rockers to perform at Cheers Ottawa-based heavy anthem rockers Project Mars have mapped out a string of Canadian tour dates with fellow rockers Riding Shotgun. The tour sees both bands trek across Ontario to B.C. and back again with a stop at Cheers on July 23. This is Project Mars’ first cross Canada tour, which will be in promotion of their upcoming debut CD and recently released single Don’t Hold Back. The single is a dedication to Canadian troops and their good friend/former bassist Jordan Elliott who broke the news to them that he was going to be

stationed in Afghanistan. Before he left he gave Project Mars guitarist Jason Connolly his guitar telling him that if anything were to happen to him that he wanted someone to write some good tunes and keep his spirit alive. Also, the band wanted to write a song that described a soldier’s point of view of going into battle along with illustrating the fear that goes along with it and the thoughts of not knowing if you’ll return the same. As to the band’s roots, what began as some plain good old banter on the job between three coworkers at a restaurant soon became

prog rock band Sound Addiction, which morphed into a power trio and eventually evolved into the altrock band now known as Project Mars. After purchasing all the gear to record a debut CD, tackling the learning curve that followed and playing a number of successful shows, a mix of unforeseen factors led to the dissolution of Project Mars a year later. But not too long after that is when, in 2010, a reunion between high school friends Connolly (guitars/ vocals) and Ron Henry (vocals/guitars) resulted in the beginning of the resur-


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ROCK ON – Project Mars is set to play Cheers in Red Deer on July 23rd.

CRYDERMAN Savages Universal Rating: 18A 130 minutes As he’s shown with movies like Platoon, Oliver Stone can make excellent films, but he often goes overboard, like Natural Born Killers. Savages is a good example. There are some excellent thrills and chills here, but the over the top violence and unpleasantness of major characters makes it hard to watch. Vancouver’s own Taylor

Kitsch and Aaron Johnson grow and deal the best pot in California. Kitsch, playing a former Navy SEAL, provides the muscle; Johnson provides the botany. Blake Lively plays their common girlfriend and the three live in a happy menage a trois until a Mexican drug cartel wants to form a partnership. The cartel invites them to the partnership meeting with an internet message displaying the bloody, severed heads of men who presumably did not agree to be partners. The Mexican cartel is run by a cold-blooded Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro plays her cruel enforcer. When Kitsch and Johnson balk at becoming partners the baddies kidnap Lively to make them more compliant. Meanwhile a slimy federal drug agent, played by John Travolta,



schemes with both sides. Part of the problem is that Kitsch, Johnson and Lively are the centre of the story, but are outacted by the villainous supporting characters played by Hayek, Del Toro and Travolta. Although no-one is very likable. Murder, torture, double-crossing and explicit sex fill out the overlong running time of this in-your-face, brutal, nasty thriller. And if you don’t like the first ending, Stone conveniently includes an alternative. Rating: three deer out of five

NEW ON VIDEO The Three Stooges captures some of the humour and stupidity of the famous trio. Alf Cryderman is a Red Deer freelance writer and old movie buff.

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Central Music Festival is a family-oriented celebration that takes place in a beautiful natural amphitheatre just north of Red Deer. (5 km. north of Hwy 11A on the C&E Trail, 2 km west to - #20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 27354 Twp. Rd. 392)

While great music is performed on an outdoor stage, you can explore a host of local vendors offering food and beverages, crafts, and other interesting wares. Kids of all ages are invited to join in the fun at the Kids Korner on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.


Volunteers from the Red Deer Food Bank Society will be on site to accept your donations!

Friday, AUGUST 17 @ 6:00 - 12:00

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Amy Bishop Band Morgan Davis/Tim Williams Sista Monica The Jacobson Four The Rault Brothers Band>jam KIDS KORNER @ 1:00 - 5:00 Saturday Lesley Schatz Sunday Jake Peters

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FREE FOOD – Caileb Berge, 11, and his sister, Kaiya, 3, feed a gaggle of geese at Bower Ponds recently.

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Using television as your motivation What? Watching TV? Really? Yes. There are a few things this time of year that are very inspiring. Running from June 30th to July 22nd, the 99th Tour de France will be made up of one prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,497 kms. Although there are some shadows over the event pertaining to drug use every year, it remains a very exciting event to watch, and drugs or not, the skills and mental toughness required to complete the race are impressive. It’s like a three weeklong chess game on bicycles. The race will nearly be over by the time you read this, but it can be the most exciting part to watch from now until the 22nd. Then, the next thing you must do after watching the daily race, is get outside on your own bike. It doesn’t have to be an epic ride of ridiculous proportions, but use the motivation from the race to inspire you to move. Another awesome event coming up fast is the Olympics. Starting July 25th and running until Aug. 12th, the Olympics are


McDERMOTT worth staying up late or getting up early for. Certainly my eyes will be focused on the triathlon events on Aug. 4th and 7th as some of the folks I have been on team Canada with will be competing for the good old maple leaf at the biggest race of them all. I certainly hope that Simon Whitfield can pull off another gold medal and Paula Findlay from Edmonton has been dominating the sport for the past few years and it will be pins and needles to see if she has a great day. The Olympics is so inspirational, not only because of what people can do, but for me, what it took to get there and the humanity of the challenge. Shot putter Dylan Armstrong missed the podium in Beijing by one centimetre. Can you imagine? For

the past four years I figure he has been working on throwing that shot put farther by just the width of a pen. The sacrifices these people make - balancing work and training - as most Canadian athletes are not sponsored, funded or taken care of, so they must carry jobs to compete. That alone inspires me more than athletes of some other countries whose highly funded athletes walk the red carpet to the Olympics and do well. It kind of makes us underdogs and I like that somehow. After watching the Olympics I cannot help but be inspired and want to head out and do something. Here’s a challenge for you -- Watch the Olympics and at every commercial break - exercise. Break the cycle of the couch. What if you did 10 push up burpees, or jumping jacks, crunches, lunges, squats or shoulder presses at every commercial? Can you imagine? Are you up for it? The Olympics are 19 days long. A typical 30-minute block of TV time now includes

22 minutes of programming and eight minutes of advertisements. If you watched Olympics for just one hour a day and we assume the eight minutes of commercials was split into two times four minute segments, that would mean you could do four sets of burpees an hour for 19 days. If you managed 10 push up burpees in each four minute set, which is totally possible, then you could perform 760 burpees during the Olympics. COOL! What if you did 13 burpees per commercial break during the first 10 days, then 14 per commercial break for the next nine days, and on the last commercial break did 15 burpees, you will have completed 1,025 burpees. Not only will you have enjoyed the Olympics but I guarantee you will be stronger and more fit at the end. Now, what if you watch two hours a day? Scott McDermott is a personal trainer and owner of Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake. He can be reached at 403-887-7667 or check out for more information.


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Sorry, but what we told you is wrong Winston Churchill, Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wartime prime minister, once remarked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To every question there is a clear, concise, coherent answer that is wrong.â&#x20AC;? In medicine there are also questions, and all too often the answers from experts are found years later to be wrong, sometimes with consequences. A report in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that 13% of research articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009 reported reversals in ďŹ ndings involving drugs, screening tests and invasive procedures! For example, for years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been told that increasing good cholesterol is a prudent move. But new research shows it does nothing to protect against heart attack, strokes and early death. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another hummer. Doctors have urged men to have PSA testing. Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reported that prostate-cancer screening is less likely to save lives and more likely to cause substantial harm from the treatment.

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JONES Do you ever cringe when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re with a friend who has a knuckle-cracking habit? Since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been told this leads to arthritis, why not tell them to stop it. But in a research study that reviewed hand X-rays of 215 people aged 50 to 59 the incidence of arthritis was about the same in those who did or did not crack their knuckles. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also been warned by health nuts that for good health we must drink eight glasses of water a day. This feeling persists in spite of the fact that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been any scientiďŹ c evidence of its beneďŹ t. The Institute of Medicine reports that most people get the water they need by letting thirst guide them. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most recent

example of reversal. Today millions of North Americans are taking bisphosonates, such as Fosamax and Aclasta, drugs designed to decrease the risk of developing brittle bones. Consumers have been told by doctors that this medication is effective and safe. But now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that these drugs may not be of much advantage for many women. This is followed by a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine that women taking bisphosonates are more likely to develop serious and unusual fractures of the femoral bone. This is admittedly a rare occurrence, but if it happens to you itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 100% hit. What is more worrying is that these fractures are not the result of a fall or accident. Rather, the thighbone snaps for no apparent reason. In addition, it is not known why these drugs are linked on rare occasions to degeneration of jawbone. A professor once started his lecture by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All this has been said before,

but must be said again because no one listened.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve often stressed in this column that there is no free lunch when taking prescription drugs. But not enough people listen, so I too have to say it again. So how many more medical reversals will hit the headlines in the years to

come? I have no crystal ball to know the exact number, but history shows there will be many more. I will make one prediction, that sooner or later there will be convincing evidence that cholesterollowering drugs do more harm than good and may be one of the greatest medi-

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It’s a belief that as long as people eat less calories than they burn, the pounds will melt off. This is why so many diets promote eating anything as long as it is an acceptable calorie range to create enough of a deficit to lose weight. While at its basic level, calorie intake is important for weight loss; however there is much more to it. The calories we eat need to be processed through the metabolism. It is the metabolism that is responsible for ensuring that all of the nutrients taken in are used by the cells of the body efficiently. What is metabolism? Metabolism is defined as the chemical processes that occur inside of cells that are necessary for the maintenance of life. Metabolism is present throughout your body in every cell. It’s accepted that metabolism slows down with age. This is due to the fact that people eat less frequently as they age or choose prepackaged processed foods filled with nitrates and preservatives. However their activity levels also decrease, which results in the gaining of body fat. Resting metabolic rate (RMR): This is the amount of calories needed to run all functions inside the body. RMR is the largest part of total metabolism and accounts for the majority of calories burned in a day. There are many factors that influence the resting metabolic rate, such as body size, body composition, age, gender, genetics and diet. Due to its ability to be influenced, it can be lowered or increased by

lifestyle and diet. How to get your body to burn fat: While the ‘when’ and the ‘how’ of burning body fat may seem like a mystery, the truth is that the body burns fat as fuel when it is required for energy. The bonds in carbohydrates and fats contain stored energy that is waiting to be used, but your body will only break those bonds when it’s necessary. Therefore it would make sense that in order to lose weight and body fat, you need to create a need for energy in the body. Let’s examine those times when the body’s need for energy – and your metabolism – are high. During Exercise. Depending on the type of exercise, your body’s need for energy can increase up to 20 times. After exercise. During the first two hours after exercise, the body’s need for energy is high. This is because the cells in the muscles are hungry for glycogen to replenish what was lost during exercise. In addition, it costs the body energy to be restored back to its resting state after exercise. This increased calorie burning effect is called the after burn and it can persist for up to 24 hours after exercise. Repair of the body. When the body is damaged, whether through surgery or an injury or its energy needs increase dramatically. Weightlifting has the same metabolic effect. When your muscles are challenged to lift heavier and heavier weights, the body undergoes muscle damage. This damage needs to be repaired, and

in doing so, not only does the metabolism increase, but there is an increase in protein synthesis resulting in muscle growth and strength gains. Eating foods with a high thermic effect. Recall that every time you eat your body expends calories to process and digest the food. There are certain foods that cost the body more energy to process than others. Your body burns twice as many calories to digest high protein foods than it does high carbohydrate or high fat foods. More muscle mass. Your resting metabolic rate is highly dependent on muscle mass, with 75-80% of this value being determined by muscle. Muscle is metabolically active tissue that requires a constant input of energy for its maintenance. Stimulating your metabolism. Proper nutrition is extremely important for health and it’s no different for weight loss. While calories are important, studies have shown that the composition of those calories is even more important. What you eat and when you eat are key factors to increasing your metabolism. Our body needs to be nourished every three to four hours. Every time you eat you stimulate your metabolism for a short period of time through the thermic effect of food. So the more frequently you eat (nutrient rich foods), the more of a boost in metabolism will occur. To compare, if you only eat three meals a day, you boost your metabolism three times. But if you eat five or six times a day, you increase your metabolism

the equivalent amount. In addition, eating every three hours feeds muscle tissue by sending the right signals that food is always going to be available. Research has shown that people who eat every two to three hours have better blood sugar control, fewer stress hormones (including those that break down muscle tissue), less blood cholesterol, more muscle-building hormones and higher metabolic rates. Increasing the protein content of meal plans also helps with metabolism. Every meal and every snack requires a perfect balance of protein, carbohydrate and healthy fat ratios. Recall that the thermic effect of protein is about double that of carbohydrates and fat. Eating protein also leads to the release of the hormone glucagon. Glucagon acts opposite to that of insulin. It is responsible for preventing blood sugar levels from dropping too low which can happen when you skip meals, over-exercise or restrict calories too much. Glucagon stimulates the action of a key enzyme important in the fat-burning process. This enzyme causes the release of fat from fat cells. Once the fat is released it can be shuttled to other cells and burned as fuel. Lastly, research shows that slightly higher protein intake increase the amount of body fat you lose, spares muscle mass, decreases feelings of hunger and improves blood sugar levels.

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SWING TOGETHER – Rocky Downton and his daughter Hannah, 14, hit a bucket of balls together at Alberta Springs on a rainy July afternoon.

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Junior golf foundation inspiring youngsters BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express When you plant a seed the expectation is for something to grow out of the effort you as a gardener put into it. More often than not you are rewarded for the sweat and toil with some brilliant flowers. The seed for the Junior Golf Foundation of Gull Lake was planted some seven years ago and the blooms keep coming year after year. More than $25,000 in educational endowments have been dished out through the Foundation to help further the careers of young golfers from the beautiful par three course on the west side of the lake. Red Deer’s Darryl Seefried has three children in the junior ranks there and he said signing onto be a part of the action was an easy choice. “I just felt I could help out the kids because it’s going to help out the kids later in life,” explained the first

year foundation board member. There are 73 juniors hitting the links through the golf season at Gull Lake and the Foundation members don’t discriminate when it comes to signing over a cheque. Former junior player Brandon Regnier used his Foundation money to pursue a career in golf and is currently employed as a professional in Whitecourt but not everyone heads down the same path and that’s the beauty of combining sport with education. “I’m thinking maybe like an ultrasound technician or something in the science field because I love science,” said 13-yearold Abbey Seefried, one of the 73 who would like to be able to pursue their goals with the Foundations help. “You have the junior program to teach them (about golf) but the foundation to set them in their career goals,” said Darryl. In order for this to work as well as it has

the golf community in Gull Lake had to get behind the program and they have done so in great numbers. In addition, Eamon and Carla McCann, who manage the course, treat the juniors with respect and ensure they don’t get shortchanged on their golf, said Darryl. “Eamon and Carla let them golf anytime of the week. He’ll let four little juniors head out by themselves if they have a captain with them to watch out.” Abbey said the junior program has another benefit she and her siblings really enjoy. “Me and my brothers have made so many friends here and everyone keeps coming back and then you make new friends and the ones that are too old go away and you make new friends.” The money raising efforts continue all year round and this weekend the course will host a pro-am event featuring several professionals including the afore-

mentioned Brandon Regnier, Red Deer’s Adrienne White, Laura Witvoet from Wolf Creek, Shelby Chrest who was on the popular Big Break reality golf show and former Lacombe resident Stuart Hendley who is now living in Texas. There will be a clinic Friday night with the nine pros followed by a live auction and then starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday the pros hit the course with their amateur partners for an 18 hole challenge to get some bragging rights. You can also bid on several silent auction items until late Saturday. With all this hard work going on it is no wonder there is a bumper crop of good young golfers learning the game along with furthering their education each year and it is all for the kids, said Darryl. “The course is really for the juniors and we adults get to play along with them,” he chuckled.

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Lots of skills needed for canoe polo BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express What do you get when you cross kayaking with water polo? You get a very intense sport called canoe polo and Innisfail was recently the host of a extensive training camp for the athletes of the sport which is better known as kayak polo in North America. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously we play it in kayaks so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sometimes a bit confusing when we call it canoe polo,â&#x20AC;? said National Team Coach Scott Forbes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People get a different impression of what it actually looks like.â&#x20AC;? The game consists of two 10-minute halves with teams putting ďŹ ve players each into the water to throw the ball into a one by 1.5 metre net situated two metres above the water. Upper body strength is a key asset in this game and even though games are short, there is plenty of action and it happens fast, said Forbes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes a lot of explosive energy and ďŹ tness, quick ďŹ tness to win polo games.â&#x20AC;? Fourteen-year-old Darius Ramrattan has been playing for about four years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need good core, nice balance and just to be physically coordinated,â&#x20AC;? he said, outlining some of the key ingredients of a good kayak polo player. The rules to the game are mostly de-

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signed for player safety so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect to see a paddle to the side of the head of opposing players but you can use your boat to ram an opponent, said Forbes. Another key move is to push the other player off balance to disrupt the shot which leads to another skill and that is righting your boat once it has ďŹ&#x201A;ipped over, putting you under water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That happens a lot in a game,â&#x20AC;? Forbes laughed. The game relies heavily on teamwork in order to advance the ball towards the goal and Ramrattan says knowing your teammates is very important. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to know what they will do and can do and then you will do well,â&#x20AC;? he said. Many of the players at the Innisfail camp on Dodds Lake will be taking part in the Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge and Ramrattan was on the team last year which won silver. He said this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition has some good talent and the potential to do well which he hopes they do but he also is keeping it all in perspective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you get too competitive then it kind of ruins everything,â&#x20AC;? he pointed out. â&#x20AC;&#x153; You just need to stay loose and enjoy yourself.â&#x20AC;?


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Great Chief Park plan taking too long JIM

CLAGGETT Better late than never is a phrase I will attach to the City plan to give Great Chief Park a makeover. The ambitious plan calls for work to be done on the football/soccer ďŹ eld, baseball diamonds, and the press box along with the installation of ďŹ eld turf so when there are more than two dark clouds in the sky a football game isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t being cancelled. I know that sounds a bit sarcastic and it was meant to be as I lived that nightmare for several years as a football coach. We never knew when the staff would cancel and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t their fault. They were following the direction given by those higher

up. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say who gave those people their direction but someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GPS was malfunctioning in my opinion. The numbers which showed ďŹ eld turf was the answer to those issues were plain and simple but never acted upon until now. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mention the cost of said turf was much lower than it will be a few years from now. OK, I just did. Another issue is the fact the majority of these suggestions were made several years ago by the sports and culture groups who use the area. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you could have found a better group of consultants and they worked cheap. I sat in on the ďŹ rst meeting along with the two following and we are only now discussing a concept plan-not even the ďŹ nal plan. Nothing in this is written in concrete and more public opinion is being sought. I wonder if at some point the Collicutt Centre issue had frightened some City

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22. Irish, English & Gordon 24. Showing keen interest 25. Doyens 26. Remain as is 27. 36 inches (abbr.) 28. Told on 31. Making a sustained din 33. Poked from behind 34. 24th state 35. Himalayan goat 36. Diver breathing gear 39. Groups of three 40. Not tightly 42. Regenerate 43. Strung necklace part 44. Breezed through 46. Imitate

47. Do-nothings 49. Unconsciousness 50. Golf score 51. Fertilizes 52. Used for baking or drying 53. Autonomic nervous system 54. Turner, Williams & Kennedy 55. Hawaiian goose

CLUES DOWN 1. Usually in the sun 2. Arm bones 3. Placed on a display stand 4. Repeat a poem aloud 5. Eyelid gland infections

6. Lubes 7. A contagious viral disease 8. Stormy & unpeaceful 9. Devastated & ruined 10. Put in advance 11. Pater’s partner 13. Exploiters 16. Meeting schedules 21. Intensely dislikes 23. “Tim McGraw” was her 1st hit 28. Fishing implement 29. Atomic #18 30. Microgadus fishes 31. Blue jack salmon 32. Of I

33. Feet first somersault dives 35. Tool to remove bone from the skull 36. Glides high 37. Tower signal light 38. Small recess off a larger room 39. Water chestnut genus 40. City on the River Aire 41. It’s capital is Sanaa 43. Lost blood 45. A citizen of Denmark 48. River in NE Scotland





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Hueppelsheuser: Myrtle M Myrtle, the middle daughter of Zella and Percy Fairbairn was born March 9, 1921 in Drumheller, Alberta. She passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 7, 2012 at the Red Deer Hospice. After graduating from high school in Red Deer, Myrtle completed her teacher’s t training in Edmonton. She taught school sc a year before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (Women’s Division). She served from January, 1943 to September, 1945 in both the Eastern and nd Western Air Commands as a Code and Cypher Sergeant. When the war was over she returned to Red Deer and taught at the Blindman School. She married Harry Otto Hueppelsheuser on July 2, 1948. Myrtle returned to teaching after her children were born and taught grade one at the Blackfalds School for twenty seven years. She is survived by her three daughters Lyn (Ron Vigen) of Beaverlodge, AB; Dawn (David Sigurdson) of Blackfalds, AB and Margaret Hueppelsheuser of Red Deer, AB. Grandchildren – Michael (Lindsay) Kreway; Julie Kreway; all of Red Deer, AB; Chad Vigen (Michael Pierson) of Victoria, BC; Chelsah Sigurdson (Raymond Van Wick) of Red Deer, AB and Daylan Sigurdson (Kendel Stinson) of Blackfalds, AB Trina (Paul) Manning of Red Deer, AB; Jerri Chugg (Chris Syrnyk) of Calgary, AB. Great grandchildren Ewan and Campbell Manning of Red Deer, AB. Her sister Margaret Farrow; sister-in-laws, Doris Wesslin, Ruby Stephenson and Verna Hueppelsheuser and numerous nieces and nephews. Good friends Frank and Judy Masters and their children Kathy (Wayne Bremner) and Clint (Jody) and Taylor, Kaycee; and Rayeann; Anji Wiens of Red Deer, AB. Her two Air Force friends Janet Shirley of Oakville, ON and Sheila White of Tillsonberg, ON; and her best friend Betty Wallace of Creston, BC. Myrtle is predeceased by her husband, Harry; her sister, Florence; brother-inlaws Stanley Farrow; Merlin, Glen, and Harold Hueppelsheuser; Edward Wesslin and sister-in-laws Bertha and Verna Hueppelsheuser. Thank you to Dr. Elliot and staff at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre; Dr. Atchison and the staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and the staff at the Red Deer Hospice for all their help and kindness. A celebration of Myrtle’s life will be held from the Blackfalds United Church on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, AB. If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Blackfalds Historical Society Box 248, Blackfalds, AB, TOM OJO ; the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 or the Red Deer Lending Cupboard 5406 – 43 Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 1C9. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting Wilson’s Funeral Chapel and Crematorium serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. 403 782-3366 403 843-3388.

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Valacey Trading Inc O-A Robotech 3D HIRING SALES CLERK Bower Place, Red Deer Demonstrates selling abilities, good English. Perm F/T Shifts weekends Wage $14.60/hr Email:



AN ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. BARRHEAD CO-OP is hiring an Estimator and Assistant Home Centre Manager. Must be team leader with communication and organizational skills, knowledge of construction and agriculture required. Submit resume to:; FENTON AUTOMOTIVE needs qualified service technicians. Located in Cochrane since 1988. Work includes car/truck/ minor diesel repair, custom wheels/tires/lifts, exhaust systems. Journeyman start at $32.00/hour. Contact Mike 403-932-7114 or fax resumes 403-932-7014; SOUTH ROCK REQUIRES Finish Grader Operators and Water Truck Drivers for road construction, Heavy Duty Mechanic (Service Truck); Forward resume to; fax 403-568-1327;

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BE YOUR OWN BOSS AND MAKE MONEY BY THE LOADS! Open a MAYTAG equipped LAUNDRY store. We’ll help you get started. Commercial Laundry Distributors 1-800-663-2646.

PREMIER Spa Boutique is seeking Retail Sales Supervisor for our Parkland Mall location in Red Deer . $16.00/hr E-mail resume:

BYOB. Join the beauty business. A successful franchise opportunity, providing cosmetics and aesthetics services. Good location. No previous training required. Call Dave 780-909-7304 at ReMax Advantage.

Misc. Help


BO’S BAR & GRILL Loking for F/T P/T experienced line cook. Must be a team player! Industry standard wages, great work environment. Drop off resume in person. Start your career! See Help Wanted

NOW HIRING MEAT MANAGER AND CUTTER for Sobeys in Lloydminster. Please drop resume off at; Customer Service, 4227-75 Ave., Lloydminster, Alberta; or fax 780-875-2103. SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: resumes_add.php.

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ACADEMY OF PROFESSIONAL HAIR DESIGN - The Beauty Industry is always looking for new talent, maybe it’s you! Start the career you have been dreaming about and join us at Academy of Professional Hair Design, a Paul Mitchell Focus School. Phone 403-347-4233 or visit www. academyof MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Hospitals & Doctors need certified staff! No Experience? Local job training & placement is available; 1-888-748-4126. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535;;

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ANNUAL AUCTION SALE for Yellowknife Diamond Mines, other local consigners & estate sale for Norpro Construction. Sunday, July 21st, Tlicho Quarry, Yellowknife, NWT. Internet bidding available;; 780-968-1000.

LIVING ESTATE AUCTION for Rollie & Ester Kreil - Crestomere Alberta, Saturday, July 29 - 10 a.m. 25 acres, home, quonsets, equipment, tools, household. Pilgrim Auction; 403-556-5531;

Building Supplies


METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36” Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254

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UFC-149 TICKETS exclusively for fans in rural Alberta only. Saturday, July 21, Calgary. Upper deck, lower deck or floor tickets available starting at $199 each including courier delivery. Call David from Just Tickets 1-800-909-3274

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THREE BUILDERS, one stop! United Homes Canada and Grandview Modular invite you to view our showhomes today! 1-800-461-7632 or 1-877-945-1272. We take pride in our service!


WOW! $93,995.00 delivered, blocked, leveled! 20’x76’, 3 Bdrm/2 Bath, SRI, 3 appliances, oak cabinets, etc. Lowest price in Canada guaranteed! Limited Time Offer. Dynamic Homes; 1-877-341-4422;

Grain, Feed Hay

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252



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JANDEL HOMES. Chef’s kitchen plans, 5 different models, 1520 square foot, up to $19,000 in options. Priced from $139,900. Summer delivery still available.


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FULLY SERVICED Lake Lots for sale. Starting at $69,900. Elinor Lake Resort, 2.5 hours North East of Edmonton. 1-877-623-3990;

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DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

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SUPPORTED HOME PLACEMENT COORDINATOR ~ TERM POSITION: September 4, 2012 - October 1, 2013 Parkland CLASS currently has a challenging employment opportunity! We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to take a leadership role as Supported Home Placement Coordinator. Your role will be to coordinate the permanent out-of-home placement of children and adults with special needs. This will involve assessing their abilities and support requirements, encouraging skill development and providing ongoing support and training to foster parents. Duties will also include the day-to-day supervision of frontline staff and general administrative duties. As the ideal candidate, you will possess excellent organization, time management, & communication skills. You will be able to evaluate family dynamics and formulate concise recommendations. You will report to the Senior Program Manager & will act as a liaison between your manager, the families/foster parents on your caseload & frontline staff. Your qualifications must include a degree/diploma in human services, social work is preferred, plus several years of related experience in roles with progressive levels of responsibility. Experience with supervision & First Nations culture is required. Average hours will be 40 per week. Must be able to work evenings and weekends if required. Must have own vehicle, driver’s license and be available for on call duties. Salary: $3,939/month Please forward cover letter and resume quoting competition #4329SHPC by July 26, 2012 to: Parkland CLASS, Human Resources, 6010-45th Avenue Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3M4 Fax: 403 342-2677 email:

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.

Want to sell a brand found in kitchen households across Canada? Kraft Canada wants to hear from you. Kraft Canada is creating again! Creating two new powerhouse companies. Want to be part of creating the future and something exciting? Then we want you to join us. Be a part of our leading-edge sales team and work with world famous brands such as Oreo, Philadelphia, Cadbury and Maxwell House. This role will provide you with the necessary training to build your career in sales. We are looking for Sales Representatives who can play a critical role in the execution of our sales plans through selling, merchandising, shelving and managing distribution in a speci¿cally assigned territory (Red Deer). Kraft Canada offers a competitive base salary, bonus, pension, bene¿ts and car as well as formal training that will enable you to further develop your career. For more information about this opportunity and to apply online please visit:

VALVE TECHNICIAN/ SHOP ASSISTANTS Isolation Equipment Services Inc. an expanding Oil Service Company is willing to train the right candidates as valve technicians and/or shop assistants in its fast and mechanical environment. Duties include but not limited to the following: • •

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SO DOES HALLIBURTON. We are hiring experienced Coil Tubing Leads and Coil Tubing Supervisors for Red Deer. We’re looking for people who want the challenging work and deep rewards that are a part of Halliburton’s culture. We also want people with great communication skills and who enjoy working as part of a team. The successful candidate will: • Plan and perform necessary calculations for the job at the well site as needed. • May coordinate the activities of service operators during equipment rig up and rig down on a location and the preparation of equipment for performing a job. • Ensure customer satisfaction with work performed. • Responsible for the management of the materials inventory when acting as Halliburton's sole service provider at the well site. • As needed, perform data collection and data distribution on jobs. • Utilize competency processes to enhance own skills development and job performance. • Ensure field paperwork is correctly completed. • Promote safety awareness and environmental consciousness. • Promote and take an active part in quality improvement processes. Requirements: • Minimum of 2 years of experience within Coiled Tubing (CT) Services which includes specific experience in CT tools and on job applications is required. • Excellent skills within the service line and have a general understanding of other service functions. • Knowledgeable of HSE standards, work methods and guidelines for CT personnel. • Valid class five or class 1 driver’s license • Clean driving record • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical exam. • Halliburton offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a challenging work environment and countless pathways for professional growth. Candidates can apply by faxing resume to 780-955-8620 or by dropping resume off at the Red Deer office 8145 Edgar Industrial Close or apply online at Halliburton is a drug-free, equal-opportunity employer.

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Local Market Housing Update

See Jean-Guy’s Column on page 30 for more details! DLC Regional Mortgage Group

COZY KITCHEN – This kitchen in a Laebon Homes show home in Penhold makes preparing meals easy with everything within arm’s reach.

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Westerner Days can inspire home decor Happy Westerner Days everyone! It is time for our inner cowboy (or cowgirl) to come stomping through and for us to dust off our cowboy boots and don our plaid shirts. Yee haw! The sights and sounds of Westerner are all around us and I for one am excited to get onto the grounds and have my annual corndog. I was working with a client today who has a beautiful home in the country with a charming western theme running through it. This one was a hoot to design. I don’t get to design a lot of country inspired interiors so this one was a real treat and a great deal of fun to shop for. The fun and fancy of stampede is infectious whether you are an


LEWIS adult or a child. Who doesn’t love a parade? My designer’s eye loves the symmetry and uniformity of marching bands and their starchy brightly coloured jackets as they walk by playing parade music. It is also a delight to see the stampede queens ride by on their beautiful horses adorned with all manner of glitter and rhinestones. I think nothing is more beautiful than the dark chocolate brown in the coat of a well cared for horse, if only I could scan it to

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make the perfect paint colour. There is so much to love about Westerner Days, the fun, the food, live music, rodeo, staying up late and having a good time all appeal to me. There is something freeing about being able to dress up like a cowgirl once a year that frees my inner farm girl -- ok, that’s a lie; there is no inner farm girl. It’s just fun, kind of like Halloween for grownups - a very special time of year. Why not host a western themed lunch for you and your buckaroos? It can be such fun to decorate a table in red gingham and tiny hay bales. Buy all of your guests inexpensive red bandannas and have a contest to see who can make the most creative

head gear – to be worn at lunch of course. Have a sunflower seed spitting competition and don’t forget the watermelon and homemade apple pie. Use galvanized steel tubs filled with ice to cool your beverages and have a good supply of water pistols filled with ice-cold lemonade for the big shoot up after lunch. It is going to be a bevy of pancakes and sausages and a riot of cotton candy and deep-fried everything -- there will also be chili! Chili cook offs are synonymous with Stampede time and we at Carpet Colour Centre wanted to get in on all the action. I invite you to join us at our store – 5001 19th St. (Southpointe Common Phase II) for our first annual chili

cook off July 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are excited to start a tradition of delectable, mouth watering chili served to our favourite people -- you. Two dollars gets you in the door and allows you to sample 10 different homemade chili recipes lovingly created by our staff. It is sure to be a good time and a little friendly competition between staff. I am whipping up a batch of my delectable chili made from my mom’s recipe and I have every confidence that I will win this challenge. Kim Lewis is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre. Contact her at 403-343-7711 ext 227 or email her at

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Single women taking the reigns when buying a home It’s becoming increasingly apparent that a greater number of women are now taking the reigns when it comes to home purchases. There’s a growing trend among single women – and, more precisely, professional single women – who are becoming independent homeowners. It’s believed that around 20% of homebuyers in North America are single women based on a 2011 report released by the U.S. National Association of Realtors. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies also released a report that said single women are buying in record numbers. There’s no equivalent data for Canada, but an abundance of anecdotal information has led to the creation of shows like HGTV’s Buy Herself, which follows single women making their first real estate purchases. Women are looking for ways to become financially independent, and investing in real estate and building equity for themselves are ways to invest in their future – building financial


TURCOTTE security. Women are taking advantage of historically low interest rates and recognizing homeownership is often more affordable than renting. One of the amazing things about women looking to invest in real estate is that they’re getting more advice before they make the decision to enter the market. They’re seeking out mortgage experts and real estate agents, and building a plan for the perfect entry into the market. They’re making lists of areas in which they’re interested in purchasing, itemizing amenities they would need in their ideal neighbourhoods, ensuring they have all the facts around closing costs and fees associated with making the purchase,

and securing a mortgage. Buying a home is likely one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make in your lifetime, and can feel overwhelming. That’s why working with a professional mortgage agent, real estate agent, home inspector and so on is essential. You’ll be working with these professionals closely – possibly for months – so interactions should feel comfortable, and they should be knowledgeable and responsive even to the smallest question. The more prepared you are, the smoother the experience will be so do a little research on your own over the Internet to get a good idea of what types of properties and areas are of interest to you. Make a list of questions to ask your mortgage agent or realtor – and keep it on hand so you can add to it as more questions arise. Interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in history and they have nowhere to go but up. Industry professionals believe that as rates begin to rise, they’ll continue to

rise for some time. There has never been a better time for women to make the decision to get into the real estate market to find

the perfect place to call home. Jean-Guy Turcotte is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending

Centres-Regional Mortgage Group and can be contacted for appointments at 403-3431125 or emailed to jturcotte@

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Whole life insurance pays off for new homeowners Congratulations, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just bought your ďŹ rst home or condo. And now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably up to your eyes in fees, expenses, legalities, dotted lines and the like. Despite all the formalities and stress, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been pretty exciting, hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a very proud owner now, with your ownership deed and home insurance policy as proof. But what would you or your family do if something happened to you? Would they be able to pay off the mortgage if you were gone? Life insurance expert Reh Bhanji from Desjardins Financial Security suggests thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to think about this at the beginning of your homeownership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imagine for a minute that a newly-wed couple in their 30s buys their ďŹ rst home. And then letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suppose that the husband dies suddenly. Would the family be able to maintain the mortgage?â&#x20AC;? said Bhanji. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Statistically, women live longer than men, but continue to earn less compared to men. So, one possible solution is whole life insurance.â&#x20AC;? What is whole life insurance? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an insurance product that provides life-long coverage to the insured. In case of premature death, your family will be taken care of. The mortgage will be paid off which means the house wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be sold, your children will be able to go to university and you will have peace of mind. Another beneďŹ t of whole life insurance is that the premiums remain constant throughout the entire life of the policy, which also allows for savings accumulation. If the insured decides to cancel the policy, the savings that accumulated would be returned. This insurance can also be used as an inheritance, as beneďŹ ciaries would receive a lump sum upon the death of the insured. Who should consider this product? This product is ideal for anyone concerned with having life-long ďŹ nancial security. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unusual insurance in that it provides you with guaranteed cash values that you can borrow. The funds can be used for renovations, vacations or anything

else you choose. It can also include reduced paid up options. Can this product be combined with any other beneďŹ ts or features? Yes, but of course this depends on the insurance provider and the type of whole life insurance product. Some features that may be available are:

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2012 MATRIX List Price $25,979 Less $1250 Incentive!


$227 or $145



Finance bi-weekly

$281 or $172


$271 or $182

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2012 TACOMA List Price $34,342 *4


per month + GST

2012 TUNDRA List Price $41,163

Doublecab, V6, Auto, 4X4, Power Package



Less $6000 Incentive Less $2000 Discount Lease Finance


per month + GST


$434 or $268

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in cash incentives for instock CrewMax!


$426 or $272

with ZERO Down!

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Vehicles not exactly as illustrated, please see dealer for details. Payments include factory to dealer freight, dealer preparation, block heater, carpet and all-season mats, full tank of gas on delivery. Lease and finance offers through Toyota Financial Services or Dealer-sourced bank financing O.A.C. Not all products in stock at time of event, may require dealer-sourcing. Other terms and payment options available. Examples describe monthly lease payment or bi-weekly finance. (1) 2012 COROLLA BU42EP CA Selling Price $20,791 plus gst 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $0 down. Buyout at lease end $7885.37 Amount financed $20,859.61 at 0.9% Cost of borrowing $643.20. 72 month finance - $0 down. Amount financed $21,902.59 @ 0.9% Cost of borrowing $600.41 (2) 2012 MATRIX KU4EEP SA Selling Price $24,452.61 plus gst 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $0 down. Buyout at lease end $8,802.94 Amount financed $24,889.13 at 0.9% Cost of borrowing $754.20 72 month finance - $0 down. Amount financed $26,133.59 @ 0.9% Cost of borrowing $717.31 (3) 2012 RAV4 ZF4DVP AA Selling Price $26,804.61 plus gst 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $0 down. Buyout at lease end $10.796.27 Amount financed $26,190.32 at 0.9% Cost of borrowing $828 72 month finance - $0 down. Amount financed $27,499.84 @ 0.9% Cost of borrowing $753.32 (4) 2012 TACOMA MU4FNA BA Selling Price $34,342 plus gst 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $0 down. Buyout at lease end $14,427.60 Amount financed $34,442 at 4.9% Cost of borrowing $6,021 72 month finance - $0 down. Amount financed $36,164.10 @ 4.9% Cost of borrowing $5,609.58 (5) 2012 TUNDRA UM5F1T BA Selling Price $39,320 plus gst 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $0 down. Buyout at lease end $15,004.30 Amount financed $39,320 at 0.9% Cost of borrowing $1,216.20 72 month finance - $0 down. Amount financed $41,286 @ 0.9% Cost of borrowing $1,131.96

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Red Deer Express, July 18, 2012  

July 18, 2012 edition of the Red Deer Express