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Local dancer brings home title from talent search competition Claire Welikoklad, 11, earns runner-up spot in her division BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express

Claire was awarded an all day pass to Capital EX as well as $50 to spend as her award. ne local dancer who was Produced by Northlands, the scouted and invited to Northern Star Talent Search compete at a talent search is open to amateur talent belast month came home as the tween ages five and 21. Advancrunner-up in her division. ing semi-finalists and finalists Claire Welikoklad, 11, a dancer perform during Edmonton’s at Strive Dance Academy in Red Capital EX and have the chance Deer, did a tap solo called ‘Pret- to compete in the 2012 Canaty Little Angel Eyes’ which was dian Youth Talent Competichoreographed by Jaimie Bing- tion in Winnipeg, hosted by ham. the Canadian Association of She was scouted at Dance Pow- Fairs and Exhibitions. The Caer Edmonton, a dance competi- nadian Youth Talent Competition, by officials with Northern tion is hosted annually by the Star Talent Search. Northlands Canadian Association of Fairs and Capital EX look for local and Exhibitions (CAFÉ) and dance and music competitions to celebrates the performing arts partner with and talents of Canabe a sanctioned da’s youth from “I LIKE PERFORMING event for Northcoast to coast. ern Star Talent Looking to the ON STAGE AND I LIKE Search. Claire TO MOVE MY FEET. TAP future “I was really said she “wants IS MY FAVOURITE.” surprised when I to become fafound out. I was mous – a famous CLAIRE WELIKOKLAD really excited,” tap dancer.” She said Claire, who currently takes has been dancing competitively all sorts of dance classes includfor six years. ing tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and Claire was the runner-up in musical theatre. the Junior Division Final (ages “I like performing on stage and nine to 12) of the Northern Start I like to move my feet. Tap is my Talent Search at Capital EX in favourite.” Edmonton, which ran from July Claire said dance has not only 20th -29th. She competed in front given her many opportunities a couple of hundred people in but it also allows her to exercise, the dance/variety category on make friends, travel and to perJuly 22nd and admitted to be- form and have fun. ing a little nervous as it wasn’t Jodi said Strive Dance Acadstrictly a dance competition like emy is looking at possibly travshe was used to – there were also eling further with their dancers competitors in her same group and competing in different locawho sang as well. tions. When Claire found out she had “We’ve talked about competing been named the runner-up in the more out of the country which competition, she said she was would allow for some great ophappy and excited. portunities.” “She was shocked too – her face Strive Dance Academy has was like ‘Really?’,” said Jodi We- been operating in Red Deer for likoklad, Claire’s mom. “We were nearly four years. About 60 dancso proud of her. I was so amazed ers attend the studio. and impressed. It was funny be“Claire’s really lucky that she cause with all of her training she has a great studio. They do exwas a bit nervous but when she ams in all different disciplines got up on stage, with all of her and it’s a great opportunity for dance background, she had no is- her to be able to dance there and sues, she went on stage and did have high-caliber training.” her solo. It was great.”





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Charities benefit from off-site events during Westerner Days A record number of Westerner Days Fair & Exposition Off-site events were hosted this year through out the City, raising almost $36,000 for charity. Hosting an off-site event offers businesses the opportunity to partner with central Alberta’s largest summer celebration – Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. This event attracts over 100,000 people from across Alberta enabling partner organizations to position themselves as community-minded to Red Deer and to the rest of Alberta. The mandate of an off-site event is to host and advertise a non-profit event in Red Deer and central Alberta for the purpose of promoting Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. All off-site events must be

open to the public with all proceeds going to a charity. Some events included the pancake breakfast at the Bower Place Shopping Centre which raised $5,900 and 1,635 lbs of food for the Red Deer Food Bank Society. The pancake breakfast at Mooney Insurance raised $7,122 for the Golden Circle. The pancake breakfasts held at London Drugs raised $6,000. Proceeds went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Red Deer Food Bank Society, Kerry Woods Nature Centre, Red Deer Search & Rescue and the Central Alberta Women’s Shelter. There were also numerous other events as well. The total raised for charity at the off-site events during Westerner Days was -Fawcett $35,834.18.



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A look back at the summer of 1912 The summer of 1912 was a truly exciting time for Central Alberta. The community was enjoying one of its greatest booms in its history. Two new railroads, the Alberta Central and the Canadian Northern Western, were being

constructed west from Red Deer towards the Brazeau coalfields. The population of Red Deer more than doubled in three years. Despite the frenzy of new business activity and new construction, people still felt the need to take some

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vacation time during the all-too-brief prairie summer. Many were drawn to Sylvan Lake, which was both close to Red Deer and a spot on the new A.C.R. and C.N.W.R. rail lines. For those not wishing to use the train service, there was a stagecoach from Red Deer. Many people used a new and popular form of transportation, the automobile. The community soon boasted two hotels, the Sylvan Lake and the Alexander. There were a number of seasonal boarding houses. Several restaurants were built. There was a new dance hall and a billiard parlour. For those who had a need to keep in touch with their businesses back home, there was a new long distance telephone service, provided by the Western General Telephone Company. New homes and cottages sprang up throughout the town site. Several new cottages were also built in lower and upper camps, on the east and west sides of the hamlet. Some were constructed in the new lake-


DAWE side subdivisions such as Northey’s Point and Whitewold Beach. For those wishing a much cheaper vacation, there were a number of spots to pitch a tent and enjoy some camping. One favoured spot was on the west side of town where there was a strong set of springs to provide a supply of good, clean water. For those enjoying the lake, Edward Michener and Stan Carscallen, the two major developers of the new lakeside subdivisions, brought one of the first motorized boats to the lake. So did Joe McClusky, who later built the first public boathouse. Almost everyone else used the traditional rowboats and canoes. There was however, a large houseboat, ‘The Australia’, that proved popular with a number of young

A DAY AT THE LAKE - Large crowds enjoying a summer’s afternoon on the public pier at Sylvan Lake. Photo courtesy of the Red Deer Archives, George Fleming photographer, pa-83-21-17

people, who wanted to be out on the water as much as possible. Not everyone confined themselves to rest and recreation. Alberta College sponsored a summer school at Sylvan Lake. Classes were offered in the mornings until 12:30. Afternoons were occupied with the swimming, boating, fishing and a number of beachside games. Unfortunately, much of the early part of summer was blighted by cool, wet weather. Many people found it difficult to make it to the lake over the muddy roads. Train service was spotty. Sam Lee, a very popular local restaurateur, decided to lift everyone’s spirits by holding a free banquet one

Tuesday evening in early August. A crowd turned out to enjoy the feast of chicken, ham, numerous vegetable dishes, salads and a wide variety of desserts. For refreshment, there was tea and coffee, but also beer, cider and the occasional glass of scotch. By mid-August, the weather turned seasonably warm and dry. More people trekked out to Sylvan Lake, if only for the day. Some noteworthy V.I.P.’s came out for a brief holiday, including Lady Ileene Campbell, daughter of the Earl of Huntingdon, and her two sons, Colin and Geordie. Sylvan Lake was well on its way to becoming one of the most popular of Alberta’s summer resorts.

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OPINION Spending fiasco It would be an amazing thing if provincial and federal bureaucrats couldn’t grasp why on earth so many citizens have virtually no trust or respect in them. When they run around blowing thousands of taxpayer dollars on everything from lavish meals to car repairs for expensive vehicles and butler services, it’s absolutely outrageous and disturbing to think about. As it is well known by now, AHS Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Allaudin Merali was let go recently after documents from years ago surfaced, indicating high tabs of more than $300,000 was spent on traveling and entertaining among other things over the past few years. According to news reports, examples include $1,600 for a meal at an Edmonton restaurant, a $10,000 trip to Spain and $2,300 for a phone for his Mercedes. What happens to some people when they land government jobs? How do they go from wanting to (we presume) serve the public in a responsible manner to feeling this unbelievable sense of entitlement? Merali felt it was his right to spend taxpayer money however he pleased, and even more troubling is that these expenses were all approved. In a time when all we hear about is how healthcare is in such

dire straights when it comes to funding, it’s scary to hear about this kind of reckless behaviour. If these documents hadn’t surfaced about his spending habits, where would it end? So many like him are only forced to quit their ridiculous behaviour when they are caught. In Merali’s case, the questions about this kind of spending stretched back years. Government spokespeople say they are outraged, but they should have done their homework more carefully when they hired him. It makes you wonder how deep this all goes. It also brings back memories of the ‘do nothing committee’ in Alberta where members from all provincial political parties were paid for never meeting. This would also have continued if it hadn’t come to light. Some politicians and bureaucrats never learn as the consequences aren’t severe enough. These days, the powers that be are still trying to figure out what kind of severance package to give Merali. Unreal. He should charged with something and yet he will go on his merry way and likely land another plum job in another government somewhere else. How can the public trust a politician or a top-level bureaucrat after incidences like this?

It takes special parents to create an Olympic athlete I cannot imagine the parental discipline required to produce an Olympic champion. My own meager exposure to the world of sport


McKENZIE has taught me that I fall sadly short. When my two children were four and five, it was suddenly imperative to me that they learn to swim and skate. Our schedule required that we do both on the same day; conveniently over the supper hour. It horrifies me now to reflect back on those meals consumed in the car as we

raced from the pool to the rink. I shudder to think of my impatient hurling of the cheese sandwiches to two exhausted children, simultaneously shrieking “eat, we’re late!” We’d then wheel into the ice rink parking lot with crumbs spilling off their snow pants. Yanking on skates that refused to lace up and hurling helmets over still damp hair, I’d push them over to their waiting instructors. You could power up a small car with the heat emanating from my frazzled cheeks. Perhaps a teensy mistake was not zeroing in on just one sport. I encouraged them to explore several. As my daughter and son got older weekends became particularly special. Both days found us at the pool at 6 a.m. for an hour’s swim practice. On Saturdays Henry

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would follow this up with a water polo practice and then a soccer game; on Sundays it was Meredith’s turn to be blessed with her own soccer game. Dreadful mom that I am, I’d invariably forget to ensure that Henry had warm socks to wear after swimming on Sundays. More often than not he wore borrowed socks as we stood on the sidelines watching his sister flying about the soggy soccer pitch. Much to my extended family’s relief, sanity struck the winter I signed us up for cross-country skiing lessons. Not surprisingly, these took place on the already jam-packed Saturdays. One morning, just ahead of the second skiing lesson, as I was chatting with parents at Henry’s soccer game, his teammate dragged on my sleeve. “Kelly, Henry’s hurt!” I was astonished to see my six-year-

old son crying in goal, his coach kneeling at his side. With the premature death of his father, it was really important to me that our son not become a ‘mama’s boy.’ So, assuming my usual ‘he’ll come to me if he needs me’ stance, I stood back and allowed the coach to mop up the tears. The game resumed. It never dawned on me to cancel the upcoming skiing lesson. Only when we were whizzing up the mountainside did I think to ask what happened. “The coach’s dad ran after the ball behind the net to boot it back to midfield. But he goofed and smacked me in the face with the ball.” Of course, it’s a dead certainty that most moms would have pulled the car over for a quick cuddle. Not me. Aware of the shortness of time, I stole a cursory glance at his buffeted

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cheek and continued on up the mountain. Relief that we’d arrived on time for skiing erased any dwindling concern I might have felt. An hour and a half later, as my worn out children collapsed in the back seat, we set off for home. A small voice wafted up from the back. “Mom, is it normal for me not to be able to see?” Excuse me? Jolted, I pulled over onto the shoulder and leaned into the back for a proper look. Henry’s frigid face was now sporting a right eye that was decidedly puffy, swollen and red. He never should have gone skiing. What was I thinking? My frenetic scheduling was seriously harming my children. Things had to change. They did. We dropped all but swimming and soccer. Further paring occurred when intense coaches entered the mix.

“What do you mean you can’t come to soccer practice on Tuesdays because you’ve got swimming strength-and-core sessions at the same time?” My teenaged children then had to choose one sport and I left it to them. Today the only structured sport is swim club in summer. Winter is for snowboarding and skiing with their friends. With the London 2012 Olympics upon us, our attention is drawn to the performances of elite athletes. For many, their achievements would be impossible if it weren’t for the steadfast support and guidance of their parents. One can only imagine the effort involved. I quietly salute them. These parents are special indeed. Kelly McKenzie’s column is distributed through Troy Media at


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Bike lanes and exercise parks a waste of money I was quite confused when I saw five City workers painting a lane on the road before I turn into my side street in Mountview. At first I thought to myself ‘great, they are redoing the painted centre lines’, but when I realized they were in fact painting bike lanes throughout the area I was extremely surprised. I had a similar reaction to the exercise parks in Red Deer. Bike lanes in a city are the biggest waste of taxpayer dollars, particularly in this economy and when we have tax increases to pay for these absurd “upgrades” to the City works. The outdoor exercise parks are no better and here’s why. What percentage of the public rides their bike to work? What percentage of the City goes to the gym, holds a gym membership or walks the neighbourhoods to get to the grey parks on a regular

basis? I figure about one 1% ride bikes to work, which is a high estimate. The gym, maybe 10%. So who in their right mind would spend ridiculous amounts of money to put bike lanes in a city to accommodate 1% of the population? The exercise parks I assure you are not utilized by the 10% that go to the gym either, that’s why they go to the gym! I spend five to six hours per week in the gym and consider myself a bit of a healthy guy. I’ve been on these parks and if I spent 10 hours a day on them I may break a sweat. I’m sorry City council, but they are not designed to make anyone more fit. The lever systems practically make you lift nothing and I would never recommend any of my patients to attain their daily exercise on those contraptions. You need weight bearing resistance

Local singing group thankful for support The Tony Connelly Singers wish to extend both our appreciation for and our congratulations to you for the excellent, consistent support of our community efforts. Thanks to your FYI page, our members remain positive and enthused and this past year we have welcomed eight new volunteers. We are delighted to report a total of 56 sing outs between Sep-

tember and June. An approximate total of 5,760 hours of volunteer preparation and performance based on 20 singers is gifted to the community of Red Deer and Sylvan Lake seniors and others. We are so grateful to you.

Betty Allen Director of the Tony Connelly Singers

CitySpeak This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Chris Stephan questions regarding election terms as well as his experience as a councillor.



Alberta is considering having municipal elections run every four years instead of three. Do you think this is a prudent change? “I don’t think it really matters either way, but if a change were to happen, it should take place after the current municipal election terms end in October 2013. We were elected for three years, not four,” said Stephan.

How do you find the balance between your council duties, your law practice, and your family? “Two and half years ago I had just started my cross-border real estate business and I had no intention of practicing law or running for City council. When I decided to do both around the same time in 2010, my wife, Laura was very supportive although I don’t think either of us quite realized the amount of time and effort that would be required. That being said, I thoroughly enjoy the challenge and I appreciate the variety this opportunity presents,” said Stephan. “My favourite things about being a councillor are serving the community that I grew up in and trying to make good decisions that will benefit Red Deer now and in the future. I have three young sons and my oldest son believes that councillors are the ‘kings of Red Deer’. I will let him discover on his own, later in life, what most people really think about politicians.”

Do you plan on seeking re-election after this council term ends? “I think it is important to have new people serve the community on council. I would like to see other people, particularly in the business community, run for council in 2013. This City needs leaders who can control spending, respect taxpayer dollars, and say “no” to the unions and other special interest groups,” said Stephan. “I am very concerned about the long-term financial state of our City and we desperately need conservative, business-minded individuals to get involved politically.”

to get fit, period. They are fun for my four, five and 10-year-old to play on. I say they are extravagant kiddie parks. I have three children. I’m young and our family is active -- we run, bike and walk to the park a lot. I am sorry to say that I would never ever tell my children to use the bike lanes in our City. It’s dangerous and just a matter of time when a cyclist will get clipped by an oilfield truck with the turning radius of the Exxon Valdez. Instead I would tell them to use the other bike lane, directly adjacent to the painted one. I like to call these other bike lanes sidewalks. Council painted bike lanes beside sidewalks. What the heck is wrong with that picture? Cyclists are treated as moving vehicles, not pedestrians and these bike lanes are going to get someone hurt. I know council probably thought, “Hey

lets get the City more fit so lets add these upgrades so people will use them.” That’s like saying “Lets grow more spinach so people will eat more and get healthy.” I think they are missing the point. Not to mention at best you have six months to use these two expensive wastes of money. Does anyone on council go biking or to parks in winter? Maybe these would be a good idea in Florida where it is always sunny but not Red Deer, Alberta. Between rain and snow, I figure 75-80 days a year at most of actual usage. Spending this kind of money for less than 1% of the population is illogical and fiscally irresponsible. Don’t even get me started on the $750,000 for the green water tower ‘upgrade’.

Dr. Chris Senko Red Deer

Reader shocked with lack of smoking law On July 15th as I was driving south to Lethbridge, I stopped for a brief rest at a rest area on Hwy. 2, just north of Airdrie. A car pulled in beside me, driver by a sullen-looking individual, about 60, and a girl of about 13 or 14 years of age. Although it was a warm July day, the car windows were closed. There appeared to be no communication between the two. The man got our and went to the concession booth where he got a tall drink. Getting into the car, he drank it down. He then lit a cigarette and, with windows still closed, started smoking. Having arrived in Alberta from B.C. just two years ago (where smoking in a car with children in it is illegal), I assumed the man was breaking a law. A short time later he drove out, still smoking. I noticed the license number (out

of province), thinking I should perhaps report it to the authorities. At Lethbridge I happened to see a police station and reported what I had seen to the police. I was shocked to learn that in Alberta smoking in a car with children in it is permitted, with windows open or shut, irregardless of the health hazard posed by second-hand smoke. The officer was understandably not interested in the information since nothing I have seen was illegal. How can this be in a society where laws are supposedly formulated to require human behaviour of those of us who have to be told? This case, of course, suggests that a few casual questions needed to be asked about the circumstances as well.

Henry Hiebert Sylvan Lake

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Fifth annual ‘Shake The Lake’ is ready to roll BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Organizers are busy putting the ďŹ nishing touches on this year’s rendition of Shake The Lake, set to run Aug. 10-12. There is no charge to attend the action sports and music festival which is held at 4803 -- 48th St. Some 30 bands will be hitting the main stage representing genres from rock and hip-hop to folk, elec-

tronica and ska. “Every year, our goal is to increase the caliber of the bands,� said Sean McIntyre, festival coordinator. This year, bands are coming from as far east as Ontario to another from Seattle and all points in between. This year, the organizing committee had 630 bands apply to play at Shake The Lake.

“Music is at the heart of Shake The Lake.� Also, about 120 athletes

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situation is. But we do receive donations onsite,� he said. “Every year, we go around to local businesses and national businesses that operate in the area and say this is a way that you can give back to your community.�  Gifts in kind are also appreciated, he said. “We really need volunteers and sponsors -- the budget is always a concern.� McIntyre said planning for Shake The Lake begins as soon as the previous year’s event wraps up. “It’s become so big that it takes all year to plan and organize. We are planning for 2013 now, before this year’s festival has even happened.� Shake The Lake is organized and operated by a team of volunteers who work through Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association. For McIntyre and his team, all the hard work that goes into the details of organizing it certainly pay off. “We look back at it and see the families that had fun, the memories that were made and that everyone could afford to come. That’s what gives us fuel for the next year.� For more information including sponsorship opportunities and ways to help out by volunteering, check out

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Highlights include bounce castles, clowns, face painters, games and entertainment that lasts all day. “The ďŹ rst year, me and a couple of buddies just thought it was time to put on a festival that everybody could enjoy,â€? he said of the event’s beginnings. “Over 1,000 people showed up, and it blew our minds. We had no idea how it would be received. But we kept getting comments from parents and people in the community saying ‘This is exactly what we need.â€? There’s been consistent growth ever since, he said. Last year, just over 9,000 people showed up. “Our goal has been to make it bigger and better every year and keep it free of charge,â€? he said. “This year, our goal is 15,000 people. I also think that Central Albertans have come to expect that every year will be better than the last. That’s our goal, we want to make that happen.â€? Festival hours are Aug. 10 from noon to 10 p.m.; Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meanwhile, there is still a need for volunteer help on a number of fronts. There is also room for more sponsors to come onboard as well. “It’s always been our goal that everyone could attend the festival no matter what their ďŹ nancial


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Classic cars dazzle downtown crowds

PICK ME UP – From left, Joan and Larry Robinson get ready to drive off in their 1954 GMC pickup truck after showing off their vehicle.

FABULOUS FORD – Lloyd Meadows stands by his 1930 Ford Victoria at this year’s car show on Ross St. in Red Deer.

Story and photos by Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express

BACK IN BLACK – Lorna and Dave Coumont admire a 12-cylinder Jaguar parked on Ross St. when hundreds of classic cars lined the busy City street to show off during Downtown Cruise Night.


very three years more than 1,000 hot rods, classic and muscle cars and trucks descend on Red Deer and surrounding area for seven days of celebration of the cars, music and culture of the 50s, 60s and 70s during Rock N’ Red Deer – Alberta Super Run. This tri-year hot rod and classic car show turns Red Deer into a ‘Back to the 50s’ scene from the classic movie American Graffiti. This week-long event includes cruising to local attractions, all culminating in a public-viewing car display Saturday and Sunday at Westerner Park. One highlight of the event was a Friday evening downtown cruise night that featured the glitz and glitter of highly polished paint and chromed cruisers along with the sounds of classic rock and roll that echoed along the route. This past Friday Ross St. in Red Deer was lined with hundreds of classic vehicles being shown off by their owners and even more on-lookers crowded the sidewalks to catch a glimpse of their dream cars and trucks. As vehicles were admired from the side of the street, hot rods drove on the downtown circuit waving to onlookers, smiling at the crowds, and showing off their cool rides to anyone willing to look their way.

GOT THE BLUES – These Blues Brothers look-a-likes walked around downtown Red Deer entertaining the crowds gathered to check out classic cars.

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Sylvan driver passionate about promoting the joys of racing BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express For Sylvan Lake resident Brooke Carter, hitting the racetrack and sensing the power and speed of his Mazda RX-7 brings a rush like little else can. Carter finished fourth in class (GTP4) and 28th overall last month at the Eurasia GT Invitational at the Edmonton Indy. The event is hosted by the Northern Alberta Sports Car Club (NASCC) and is sponsored by Eurasia Automotive. The series sees drivers from across Western Canada in one of the most exciting races of the weekend. “I believe we had 47 cars in five classes that were all on the track at the same time, so it is extremely exciting,” he said. The race also involves cars of all different makes and models with a wide range of horsepower-toweight ratios, meaning there is lots of traffic, plenty of passing and lots of non-stop racing entertainment. For Carter, 67, not making the podium didn’t do

much to dampen his enthusiasm about the event. “I was two seconds a lap faster than last year which is huge,” he said. “Last year, I got on the podium in my class. The year before I blew a transmission. The year before that I was on the podium, so I managed two out of three years on the podium,” he explains with a smile. “It’s an enormous amount of fun with huge camaraderie.” Carter’s passion for racing stretches back to his late teens. Originally from Calgary, he left Canada for about 20 years to live in Spain, and on his return to Canada he delved back into motor sport in the mid-1980s. “I’ve always liked cars, and when we were living in Spain I never had any money so I was always fixing my own cars,” he recalled. “That’s where I learned how to do it. The car I have now I built from scratch.” It’s been quite the adventure over the years, with a few mishaps along the way for good measure. “In 2008, I completely destroyed a race car on the

track at the Indy.” A couple of quotes he gave to a local reporter are classics. “I said of course I saw the wall – I hit it, didn’t I,” he said with a laugh. “The other comment I made was at the hospital. A doctor said ‘Mr. Carter, how fast were you going when you hit the wall?’ I said I was going as fast as I could. He gave me the obvious question and I gave the obvious answer. “People say racing is a hobby, but it’s not a hobby. Collecting stamps is a hobby. This is a passion. It just gets into you. There’s also this intense camaraderie and an incredible trust. When you are going 120 miles per hour into a corner -- door handle to door handle -- you have to trust the guys. “People always say ‘How fast does your car go?’ But that’s not the question. I want my car to be a tenth of a second faster than the guy I’m chasing or the guy that is behind me. It’s not the speed per se -- it’s how you go around the corners, smoothness, consistency, and hitting the same marks

time after time after time. That’s what it’s all about.” These days, Carter is concerned about the decreasing number of facilities in Alberta including the closure of Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary. “It was an excellent facility, but in the past few years it had begun to deteriorate because the city decided they were going to close it.” Carter said in past years

it was the busiest track in North America -- not by spectators but by usage. “It was phenomenal facility, but we lost it last year. We had our last race last September.” Meanwhile, on the bright side, he’s gearing up for a few more highly-anticipated racing events over the next several weeks. “This winter, myself and couple of other people spent an awful lot of time

putting together a proposal to Octane Management,” he said. “We put it together on behalf of the Alberta Race Car Association and the Northern Alberta’s Sports Car Club. We said ‘You’ve got this racetrack and we lost ours -- could we use yours?’ Lo and behold, they agreed to it.” The races are set for Aug. 11-12, Aug. 25-26 and Sept. 8-9.

INDIAN ATTIRE – Jan Underwood dresses Chelsea Quinto, 9, in a sari at Wonders of India Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express held at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery recently.


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fyi EVENTS BBQ supper at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Senior Citizens Downtown House (5414 43 St.). Cost is $8. YARD Yoga Studio’s summer unlimited session runs to Aug. 24th. Drop-ins welcome. The fall session runs Sept. 17 Dec. 16. Visit our open house Sept. 22 as we celebrate 10 years. Call 403-350-5830 or email for more information. Also check out

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The 21st annual Weber Physio Harvest Run is set to take place Sept. 9th. Sign up for a 3 km walk/run or an 8 km run in support of local athletes needing support in track and field events. Registration is available at the Runner’s Den, the Collicutt Centre and Recreation Centre as well as most other fitness facilities in the City. For more information visit Kentwood Alliance Church will be celebrating 25 years of God’s faithfulness on the weekend of Aug. 24-26th. If you wish, you can campout by tenting or bringing an RV over the Friday and Saturday evening. There

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 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. Red Deer Historical Walking Tours will take place Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Tour historic downtown Red Deer. Tour starts and ends at the MAG. Cost is $5 per person, $3 for museum members. Cemetery tours will also take place Aug. 15 or Aug. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Red Deer Cemetery has many stories to tell. Tour starts at the front gate. Call 403-309-8405 to pre-register for either event. (Secret Agent) End of Summer Party on Aug. 10 at the Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch from 3 to 5 p.m. The party is for 9 to 11 year-olds. Children are asked to dress as secret agents/spies. The party includes secret agent training and a mission! Snacks will be provided. The Summer Reading Club Wind-Up Party will run Aug. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Dawe Branch as well. Karaoke on Aug. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Downtown House (5414 43 St.). Cost is $2.50.

18-hole tournament style. Register now and start fundraising today as a team or individual. Corporate discounts are available. Registrations are now being accepted for the Berry Architecture Wellness Ride in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Central 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.

will be held 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.

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.

The Learning Disabilities Association – 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

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 Re-gional 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.

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Visit us at will be activities throughout the weekend to participate in. On Sunday morning we will have a celebration and worship service together. Brian Doerksen (a former pastor) will be speaking. The celebration will be held offsite at Darrell and Sue Stang’s place. If you are interested in more information call Starene at 403-347-9600. 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. 2012 MS Golf Classic will take place Sept. 10th at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort - Old Course. It will be an


Sunnybrook Farm Museum is accepting 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 Aug. 22. The house, near Markerville, was the home of Icelandic poet Stephan G. Stephansson who settled in the area in 1889. Registration is required, and can be made by calling 403-728-3929 or emailing Central Alberta singles dances

noon to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Elks Lodge. 403-346-3632. The Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum are presenting their annual Lunch at the Farm event between noon and 3 p.m. on 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. ‘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, performing artists and musicians. For more information, email Come to our annual dance at Innisfail Legion Hall Aug. 18. Two bands, Hot Spur and

The antique tractors are all fired up for the 17th annual Pioneer Days Festival and tractor pull competition Aug. 18-19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, a farm equipment exhibition, an antique toy display and more. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. For more information, call 403-340-3511. 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 is hosted by the Central Alberta AIDS Network Society on Sept. 23. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and opening ceremo-nies are at 1:30 p.m. with the walk at 2 p.m. A barbecue and other activities to follow the walk. To registar go to under events. The Senior Citizens Downtown House has cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Whist runs every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Fun Contact Bridge runs every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 as well for both of these activities. 403-346-4043. Red Deer Synchronized Swim

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Week of August 8 - August 15, 2012 Club has day camps this summer, plus the Aquasquirts Camp for younger swimmers to learn the basics. To register, call 403-309-8411. Do you have an interest in singing for seniors? The Tony Connelly Singers celebrate their goal by preparing 10 programs each year filled with oldies, newer music, sing-a-long and instrumental highlights with a friendly, easygoing atmosphere. We practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday morning, September to June at the Downtown House Seniors Centre and average four to five sing outs monthly. We welcome anyone to take part. 403-346-7316.

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 Taoist Tai Chi Soci-ety™ is conducting a Healthy Recovery class every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This class is for people recovering from surgery or stroke and people with chronic illness such as Parkinson’s Disease, MS arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. This class is intended to complement medical treatment, not to replace it. The class is located at Bay C16 5580 45 St. (Cronquist Business Centre). 403-346-6772.

MEETINGS 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’ 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. Next general meeting is on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Call Harry - 403-598-5331 before noon on General Meeting days if you require a ride to the meetings. 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

Lounge at 7 p.m. Information on Celiac disease, symptoms, diagnosing, gluten free diet, gluten free products, recipes, coffee and samples. For information call Fay at 403-347-3248 or Clarice at 403-341-4351. Meeting schedule for 2012 – Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20. Air Force Association of Canada. The aims and objectives of the Association are to preserve and perpetuate 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 forum for serving and former participants in military and civil aviation to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people.


Gamblers Anonymous meetings ngs are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Red Deer Regional Hospital (3942-50 Ave.) south complex, lower level rooms 503 and 504. Gamblers Anonymous phone number is 403-986-0017. 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.

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ESL Level 3 and 4 on Wednesdays 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 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

703 Wing members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant, 2085 50th Ave. 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!

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 always welcome. For more information call Gordon at 403-597-0823 or Sharon at 403-340-3532. Pioneers: meet old and new friends at the Pioneer Lodge on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Entertainment and lunch. Call 403-3438487 for more information. 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. ‘Friends Over 45’ is an organization for women who are new to the Red Deer area or who have experienced a lifestyle change, and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For information phone Myrt at 403-341-6467 or Shirley at 403-346-7160. The Red Deer Art Club meets Thursdays at l p.m. at the Golden Circle. Individuals are welcome to drop in and participate in mini art classes. Drop in fee $1 applies. Phone Marianne at 403-986-2600 for information. Turning Point, an office representing several social agencies, hosts a Red Deer & Area Transgender Support Group twice each month. For more information, call 403-346-8858. The Parkinson’s Society Education and Support Group runs the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Davenport Church of Christ. 403-346-4463. Independent Achievers, ‘Business Women Networking Together’ will be having their monthly luncheon meeting every second Thursday of the month from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Email reserva-tions@ to confirm your attendance the Monday before each luncheon. An Amputee Support Group Meeting, sponsored by the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Association at 7:30 in Room 2207 in the South Complex of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Meetings the fourth Monday of each month. 403-357-3671. The Red Deer Arthritis Society holds regular monthly meetings in the Community Room at Bethany Collegeside. 340-0781. You are invited to participate in a series offered by the Canadian Cancer Society. The group is tailored to those newly diagnosed women living with breast cancer. They meet Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at 4730 A Ross St. For more information, call 347-3662.

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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, the Council of Red Deer County will consider the following bylaws.

REMOVE MUNICIPAL RESERVE DESIGNATION Bylaw No. 2012/20 to remove the Municipal Reserve (MR) designation from Lot 1MR, Blk 1, Plan 902-3444, NE 32-36-28-4 (A Soo Wuh-Um Campground).

Adoption of this bylaw will allow for the potential rezoning of this property to Country Residential that would then facilitate a future proposal to subdivide this 1.68-hectare (4.15-acre) property located approximately 2 miles east of the City of Red Deer on the south side of Hwy 11 into two residential lots.

AMENDMENT TO THE LAND USE BYLAW NO. 2006/6 Bylaw No. 2012/2.03 to redesignate 8.68 hectares (21.25 acres) of NE 11-36-3-5 from Agricultural District “Ag” to Public Service District “PS.”

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MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS On the 7th day of August, 2012, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission issued decisions approving the following applications: Permitted Use PINE LAKE 1. T. Shoemaker – the following setback relaxations for existing buildings located on Lot 13, Blk A, Plan 3411TR, NE 6-36-24-4 (Lakeview): Guest House 1.46-metre (4.8’) side yard; Dwelling and Attached Garage – 0.74-metre (2.4’) side yard and 0.9-metre (3’) front yard. West of SPRINGBROOK 2. D. & B. Blair – 26.5-metre (87’) side yard setback relaxation for the location of a proposed Dwelling with Attached Garage on Lot 12, Blk 1, Plan 122-0681, NW 10-37-28-4 (Misty Ridge). Discretionary Use RED DEER 1. T. Wengberg & C. Hermus – construction of a 223 m2 (2400 sq. ft.) accessory building on Lot 14, Blk 1, Plan 052-4731, SE 15-39-27-4 (Valley Ridge).

The removal of the MR designation will allow the County to enter into a long-term lease agreement for the construction and operation of an overnight campground facility on this property located approximately 3 miles west of the Town of Penhold on the south side of Hwy 592 adjacent to the Red Deer River.

AMENDMENT TO THE DIVIDE HILLS AREA STRUCTURE PLAN Bylaw No. 2012/22 to amend Figure 7 of the Divide Hills ASP, Bylaw No. 9/93, to include Lot 1, Block 2, Plan 0928519, NW 17-38-26-4 as possible country residential development.

West of RED DEER 2. Bowood Homes – construction of a 235 m2 (2532 sq. ft.) accessory building within the front yard on Lot 16, Blk 1, Plan 942 1682, SW 28-38-28-4 (Mountain View Estates). The subject land is located adjacent to the southwest corner of the Hamlet of Spruce View. The purpose of the bylaw is to facilitate the future subdivision of this property to facilitate the development of a school, playground, church, cemetery and parking lot. The permitted and discretionary uses and other matters presently applicable to “Ag” and “PS” districts are contained in the Red Deer County Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6. A PUBLIC HEARING prior to further consideration of the proposed bylaws WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 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 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 bylaws - Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6 - Divide Hills ASP, Bylaw No. 9/93 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.

SYLVAN LAKE 3. Bowood Homes – construction of an accessory building within the front yard of Pt NW 9-39-1-5.

DECISION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY On the 6th day of August, 2012, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, the Development Authority issued a decision approving the following application: Permitted Use NE of SPRINGBROOK 1. P. & J. Bennett – 1.1-metre side yard setback relaxation for the location of a shop under construction on Lot 2, Blk 2, Plan 912-1306, SE 27-37-28-4. 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. Date Advertised: August 8, 2012.

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Professional Q&A To advertise in this feature, contact your Express Sales Representative 403-346-3356

& Accounting Concerns T ax BY: MARTIN HERBERT, FCGA

& Interior Design F looring BY: KRISTA LEONARD, Interior Designer, B.A.I.D.

How Tax Brackets Work

Cork Flooring:

Personal tax rates are approximately as follows: Taxable Income Tax Rates for the 2012 Year • $0 to $42,707 ...................................................... 25% (about 17% after personal exemption) • $42,707 to $85,414 ............................................. 32% • $85,414 to $132,406 ........................................... 36% • $132,406 and above ........................................... 39% It is important to realize that if your taxable income is one dollar into the next tax bracket, it is only that dollar that is taxed at the higher rate. Example: Taxable income $100,000 • First $42,707 taxed at approximately ................. 17% after personal exemption • Next $42,707 taxed at approximately ................. 32% • Remaining $14,586 taxed at approximately ....... 36%

‘Green’ flooring products are gaining popularity on the market. Right now, the most popular choice in ‘green’ flooring is cork. Cork is harvested in Portugal from the Cork-oak tree. The tree remains unharmed during the harvesting process; bark is stripped by hand, stacked & left to cure before it is further processed. Cork is a renewable resource, harvested without machinery; it proves to be one of the most environmentally responsible flooring choices on the market.


Cork carries the same installation procedure as laminate flooring and is one of the best do-it-yourself products on the market. There is a wide array of colors and patterns available; cork is easily worked into any décor and should be strongly considered when choosing new flooring for your home.


This is only a summary of some of the main points regarding this topic. It is important that you work with a designated accountant to properly assure that your specific situation is handled properly.

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Repair A uto BY: RAY ATKINS

Studies have proven that cork is also one of the most comfortable floors available. It has an inherent ability to provide spring as your step; thus helping to reduce stress on your joints. Cork has excellent thermal attributes; it is an insulator that holds heat when raised to temperature & insulates against cold. With excellent acoustic qualities, cork absorbs sound and prevents sound transfer through floors.

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Aids H earing BY: DANIEL MULROONEY, Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences



There are numerous filters within your vehicle that are an important part of the process of getting you, the consumer, from point A, to point B safely and efficiently. These filters include: Cabin Filter – Should be replaced regularly as it is filtering the air coming into the cabin of your vehicle, if it is plugged you are not getting fresh air coming in Fuel Filter – Should be replaced every 2 years or 40,000kms to ensure there are no particles blocking the filter causing the very expensive electronic fuel pump to work harder Oil Filter – Should be replaced every 3 months or 5,000kms whichever comes first, ensure your automotive garage is using the proper oil recommended for your vehicle as some engines require lubrication as soon as the engine starts Transmission Filter – Should be replaced with your regularly scheduled transmission service every 4 years or 80,000kms whichever comes first. Air Intake Filter & Vapour Canister Filter – Have your automotive repair garage replace as per manufacturers specifications Filters and oil are very important to your vehicle, specifically its reliability in the long run.

There are literally thousands of possible listening scenarios: whispers, one-on-one conversations, trying to listen in a crowded room, a concert in a large theatre. Sounds can be loud, confused, soft and clear or distorted by echoes.


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Most hearing aids are better able to cope with a number of different listening situations. By using digital technology, hearing aids monitor each changing environment and actually adjust the volume automatically by making millions of calculations/changes every second. If you are only deficient in a narrow range, hearing aids may amplify those frequencies allowing other areas to remain at normal levels. As well, in some hearing aids, you can preprogram different levels for different situations. With the push of a button you can change the listening profile. For more information on digital hearing aids, please contact Beltone, The Hearing Centre.

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WHEN SHOULD I SEE A PEDORTHIST? If you are dealing with foot pain, suffering from a disease process that affects foot circulation or sensation, or have noticed abnormal wear patterns on your footwear, you may want to visit your local Pedorthist. They will be able to help you with your foot and lower limb discomfort. As one of the few medical professionals educated in the design, manufacture, fit and modifi cation of footwear and orthotics, Certifi ed Pedorthists are regularly called upon to fill orthotic / footwear prescriptions and make recommendations. Pedorthists are trained to deal with both common and complicated conditions of the human foot. In some cases internal or external footwear modifications (ie. sole lifts, rocker soles, balloon patches, changes to the shoe profile) may be indicated to treat foot deformities. A custom made foot orthotic may also be indicated to deal with specific biomechanical problems, pressure distribution or impact. Your Pedorthist is qualified to assess and treat these and many other conditions of the foot or lower leg.

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Statistics show that 85% of Alberta children under 14 years old, ride bikes and that bicycle injuries top the list of sport and recreational activities. Over 60,000 Canadians are injured every year in bike related accidents and 100 of these die from injuries.

Protect Yourself:

• Avoid busy streets. • Signal your turns, and check mirrors & behind you before turning. • Light up. Use front and rear lights. The new LED’s work great. • Turn off your music & mobile phones. Pay attention to the traffic. If your Bicycle is Stolen: Report the theft to the Blackfalds RCMP Complaint Line: 403-885-3333 along with details. You can check out further bike safety tips at: Ride Safely!!

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POLICE BRIEFS DRIVER CHARGED AFTER TRYING TO FLEE FROM POLICE A man has been charged after trying to flee from police in a stolen vehicle. On July 31st shortly after

midnight an Alberta sheriff attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation on the QEII Hwy. near Penhold. The vehicle, a blue Dodge pickup truck, did not stop and attempted to evade police. The vehicle exited

by Erin Fawcett onto Hwy. 42 and headed east towards Pine Lake at speeds in excess of 175km/h. Police discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Due to the risk posed to the public, police disengaged.

A few minutes later, RCMP members patrolling the area came across the vehicle near Township Road 271 (approximately 10 km east of the QEII Hwy.). “It appears that the vehicle attempted to cut through a field and lost con-

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trol,” said Const. Steve Molnar of Innisfail RCMP. “The vehicle then got stuck in the mud and the driver fled on foot.” Police say that several surrounding detachments and a police service dog assisted in apprehending the suspect a short time later. As a result, Christopher Francis Quebec, 34, of no

fixed address, has been charged with possession of stolen property, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license. Quebec is being held in custody and expected to appear in Red Deer court today.

GOLDEN FORK AWARDS Vote today for your favourite culinary experiences for a chance to win $250 in restaurant gift certificates! Ballots close Friday, August 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

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FLY AWAY – A Mourning Cloak butterfly rests on a pole at Oxbow Park in Red Deer recently. Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express


ONLINE: Fill out and submit your ballot online at - it’s quick, it’s easy and your privacy will always be protected. IN PERSON: Write your vote in the categories on this page. Drop off completed ballots at the Red Deer Express office during regular business hours. BY MAIL: Mail your completed ballot to the Red Deer Express: #121, 5301 - 43 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1C8.

GOLDEN FORK AWARD RULES: •Maximum of one entry per person. Contestant information must be completed for entry to qualify. •The Red Deer Express reserves the right to disqualify entries which we suspect are an attempt to influence the fair results of the Golden Fork Awards balloting. •To be valid, ballots must have a minimum of 75% of ballot completed. • Employees of the Red Deer Express and their immediate families are not eligible for prize draw • $250 prize winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries. Winner will be contacted by phone.

Central Music Festival August 17- 19, 2012

Enter to Win 1 of 4 Weekend Family Passes courtesy of the Red Deer Express


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PHONE #: _______________________ NOTE: Personal information is for contesting purposes and to eliminate multiple entries. Information will not be shared with any outside party and will be destroyed after contest closing date.

Name: ________________________ Phone: ________________________ Draw will be made Friday, August 10 at 5:00pm Winners will be notified by phone

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CLASSIFIEDS! Follow the clues to find the corresponding classified ad. Mark down the phone # or email address from the ad as your answer. 1. We ship anywhere


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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

Saturday, AUGUST 18 @ 1:00 - 12:00

Sunday, AUGUST 19 @ 12:00 - 5:30

Ruined Escape Plan Chris Scott Heartbroke Heroes Justine Vandergrift Steve Arsenault Band Darryl Matthews Thoz Guyz Morgan Davis Huckleberry Jam Band>jam

Rory Hayes Anderson Mieke Maligne Chris LeBlanc Band Steve Palmer Scott Cook & The Long Weekends Joal Kamps Gabriel Palatchi Band Dan Sinasac

Lesley Schatz Frank Peters Dick Damron + George Hamilton IV Fire & Smoke Jake Peters Trio Darryl Matthews Diamond Joe White


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

A Special â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanksâ&#x20AC;?, to Stan Norem for opening up his home to the Central Music Festival.

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ENTERTAINMENT Local country rocker continues to make music his way Singer/songwriter Steve Arsenault performs at the Central Music Festival BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Continuing to carve out his niche as a powerful, compelling artist, local singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Arsenault is gearing up for his appearance at the Central Music Festival later this month. The family-oriented event, which runs Aug. 17-19, 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. Born and raised in South Rustico, PEI, Arsenault is the youngest of four kids. Music was always a part of family life. “Growing up, there was the occasional kitchen party at our house,” he recalls. “All our uncles played guitar, so there was always music around from early on.” He grew up also listening to country music and rock and first picked up his sister’s abandoned guitar when he was 17. He had already been singing over the years, and once his guitar playing skills starting flourishing, his gifts as a powerful singer surfaced all the more as well. It also wasn’t long before Arsenault to write his own songs. Winning many singing contests and playing with a band led him to further his career by moving to Alberta in 1999. In 2001 he won The Q91 Search For The Stars talent search where he got the chance to go to Nashville to record an original song with the late Gary Buck. He also auditioned for Nashville Star 2004, making it to regional finals in Austin, Texas. The experience inspired Arsenault to keep chasing his dream. Since then he has opened for such artists like Duane Steele, Johnny Reid, Trooper, Nazareth, Julian Austin, Billy Klippert and 54-40. Country music has always been the best fit. “I just love the way country music has a story to it. It hits me. It’s easy to relate to it.” Last year, he landed the role of lead guitarist for country star George Canyon. The stint, which lasted about eight months, was a fantastic opportunity to connect with audiences across the country, play with some pretty big names in the biz and meet a range of influential industry insiders. They had a couple of gigs in Los Angeles and even flew to Switzerland for a show. “It was a pretty cool experience.” The guys did about


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ORIGINALITY – Singer Steve Arsenault will join a plethora of other artists at this month’s Central Music Festival. The event runs Aug. 17-19.

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five shows with country star Toby Keith as well. But ultimately, Arsenault wants to follow his own path when it comes to creating music, writing and performing. These days, the married father of two balances also his time between performing with his band, doing solo acoustic shows as well as teaching guitar. This fall, he plans on heading to the studio to record a couple of new tunes to pitch to radio. The studio experience is always something of an adventure. “It’s amazing how a song can change when you get in the studio,” he explains. “You can bring in a song that was demoed with an acoustic guitar and then bring all these other aspects into it, and it changes the song completely. The song totally comes alive.”

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Meanwhile, there’s really no other path Arsenault can even imagine being on in terms of a career. “There are those ‘down’ times when I think this is hard and why am I doing this, but when it comes right down to it, I love to play music. There is nothing else I would be happy doing.” Other artists slated to perform at the Central Music Festival include Sista Monica, Heartbroke Heroes, Dick Damron, George Hamilton IV, the Amy Bishop Band, Morgan Davis, Steve Palmer and Scott Cook & the Long Weekends. For complete details about the event including ticket information, check out

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Red Deer-based Half Chance Heroes to play at Shake the Lake BY ALEISHA BOSCH Black Press DJ La Grange, vocalist and guitar player for Red Deer-based band Half Chance Heroes, describes himself and his bandmates as “a bunch of music nerds who gravitated towards each other.” Along with bass player Jordan Little and drummer Ryan Schultz, the three formed their band in 2009 while students at Notre Dame High School. “We jammed for every day that summer. We didn’t know each other at all,” said La Grange. Three years later, the band will be playing at Syl-

van Lake’s Shake the Lake festival, which runs from Aug. 10-12. The event features music, skateboarding, and BMX bike riding. Half Chance Heroes has been playing at Shake the Lake since their formation. “We were still in the phase where we had really weird songs,” said Schultz of the band’s first year at Shake the Lake. He added that this year, they will be playing songs from their album Good Intentions, Bad Inventions in addition to new material they wrote while on tour this year. Despite spending hours with each other in a tour bus, they all agreed the

experience wasn’t too difficult. “We’re pretty cohesive with each other,” said La Grange. The band played at venues ranging from a school in the Greater Toronto Area (“The teachers were outside with walkie-talkies,” said Little), to a school on a reserve in Saskatchewan. “Everyone there was crazy. We felt like Justin Bieber. They were grabbing our stuff,” said Little. La Grange said everyone in the band tried to stay healthy while on tour by avoiding fast food and exercising every day, adding that they’re not “typical rock stars.”

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The band’s combined musical tastes run the gamut from hip hop artists like the Beastie Boys and Mac Miller to punk bands like Rancid. However, all three share a love of reggae, citing artists such as Sublime, illScarlett, and Goldfinger as inspirations. “When you put us together it’s just kind of this weird thing,” said Schultz of the band’s music. “We just blended everything.” He added that inspiration for them comes from everything, especially when they’re going through a difficult time. “I think people write their best when they’re feeling their worst,” said Little. Despite how they’re feeling when they’re writing, the trio said they produce “feel good” music. “I don’t think we made a conscious decision to write positive music, we’re just positive people,” said Little. While La Grange said the band maintains their musi-

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La Grange. “When you’re finding a new bandmate it’s basically like choosing a new brother,” said La Grange. The band has been told they would not succeed because they’re from Red Deer. “When you’re a kid and you tell people you want to be a rock star, you’re not really taken seriously,” said La Grange. He added they’ve learned a lot in the past year because of everything they’ve done. “Your parents aren’t there to help you now. You do it yourself and that kind of fuels your fire,” said Schultz. Things will change once the summer is over. Little will be studying graphic design in Edmonton, and the band has accepted they will have to do more activities by correspondence. However, just because they will be separated doesn’t mean the band will be finished. “We definitely don’t plan on stopping anytime soon,” said La Grange.

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cal mix of pop, punk, and ska, they’re not afraid to expand their horizons. La Grange, Schultz, and Little are all original members of Half Chance Heroes, which has seen its fair share of comings and goings of other bandmates. As the band got more serious, casual members were unable to commit. Most notably, former guitar player Craig Gomez left the group when he was unable to tour with them. “All three of us dedicated our lives to this band, but he was on the fence,” said La Grange, adding that they still remain friends with Gomez. As a result, the band is looking for a new guitar player, but they are picky about who it is. La Grange said it’s been hard to find someone who fits with the music and personality of the band. Potential bandmates should have a diverse skill set in addition to guitar playing, and need to have the right energy, said


CRYDERMAN To Rome with Love Sony Pictures Classics Rating: PG 112 minutes This reviewer is a long time fan of Woody Allen movies and his previous film, Midnight in Paris, is already a favourite. Unfortunately, his latest film, To Rome with Love, is not one of his best, although even mediocre Allen is better than most movies today. Here he does for Rome what he did for Paris, but

with four stories instead of one. Allen plays a retired opera producer in one story. He finds his daughter’s future father-in-law (played by real life opera singer Fabio Armiliato) sings opera beautifully in the shower, not so well when not in the shower. So he produces a classic opera with Armiliato singing onstage in a shower. The wonderful Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) plays a boring office clerk who suddenly becomes a celebrity, hates it at first, comes to enjoy it and then misses it when another unknown becomes the celebrity. In the third story, a just married young couple are split up when she gets lost, but ends up in a hotel with her favourite Italian movie star. Meanwhile, a very




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sexy Penelope Cruz plays a hooker who shows up in her husband’s hotel room by mistake. Finally Jesse Eisenberg plays a young architect who falls for his girlfriend’s seductive friend (Ellen Page) despite advice offered by mentor Alec Baldwin. Some of this whimsey and fantasy works, some doesn’t, but the film is pleasant and amusing to watch. And Rome looks absolutely beautiful. Rating: four deer out of five

NEW ON VIDEO There’s The Lorax and The Deep Blue Sea features Rachel Weisz as an unfaithful wife. Alf Cryderman is a Red Deer freelance writer and old movie buff.




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PUPPY LOVE - SPCA staff member Erin Cressey introduces Biscuit to Nicole Hollman and her daughter Falan, 4, as the family seeks a dog to adopt.

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The fitness fad of barefoot shoes Many of our clients have been asking what the reason is for wearing minimalist, or barefoot shoes. There is a ton of science behind barefoot running and these types of shoes are changing the fitness world. Although the barefoot running craze seems to be the latest trend in fitness fashion, it has been around for millions of years -- longer than shoes ever have. The theory behind barefoot shoes is that humans were built to run with the equipment we have (our own feet and not from a manmade product) by landing on the balls of their feet then using their calf muscles to absorb the force of impact. What running shoes have caused people to do is change their naturally occurring stride by heelstriking which sends the force of impact directly into the joints of the foot and up


WHEELER the leg (this is bad). This is why most running shoes now have a massive amount of absorptive material in the heel of the shoe. Seventy-five per cent of North Americans have a heel-strike type of stride because they grew up wearing running shoes that had cushioning in the heel. Heel striking versus landing on your mid-sole or front foot increases the amount of chronic injuries. The average runner who heel strikes will experience a force of one and a half to three times their body weight when land-

ing and this happens about 1,000 times per mile while barefoot runners have almost no jarring force running up their legs. Another pro for barefoot shoes is that they increase the proprioception in your foot and ankle resulting in less ankle sprains. With a controlling running shoe your body doesn’t have to work at all to keep your ankle and foot stable but barefoot shoes force those tendons and ligaments to work to remain in balance. Saying this, you can’t just throw on a pair of barefoot shoes and go run. Running in barefoot shoes requires a different stride than most of us are used to. A barefoot stride requires a large use of the calf muscles as they are required to eccentrically contract to control the force of impact as well as concentrically con-

tract to push off the ground again. Many researchers suggest building up tolerance for minimalist shoes slowly starting with just wearing them while walking for the first week. The next week running in small amounts (1-2 kms) every other day. Once the first two weeks are completed increase your distance by no more than 10% a week. This will retrain your muscles but also retrain your brain to going into a more natural stride. Again, don’t hop into the shoes and go for a run, it hurts, trust me. And even if you don’t like to run, they are really fun to wear just to see the looks on people’s faces as your stroll past them in “those cute little toe shoes.” Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer. He can be reached at 403-347-1707.


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How to burn more calories to lose weight Have you ever wondered why some people eat whatever they want, never say no to desserts, rarely if

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JONES maining ďŹ ve to 10% of calories is burned during digestion and transporting food. So how can you kickstart your metabolism and speed it up to burn more calories?  A good start is to build up more muscle, but not to run the four-minute mile. Rather, each pound of muscle burns up six calories a day compared to a mere two calories a day for fat. This means if you are able to exchange ďŹ ve pounds of fat for ďŹ ve pounds of muscle youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll burn an extra 20 calories a day. Burning 7,300 calories a year results in a loss of two pounds. Not much, you say? But carried on for 10 years youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 20 pounds lighter. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the old story that a trip of a thousand miles begins with the ďŹ rst step. To build more muscle

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and get your metabolism moving start a moderate exercise program. Thirtyminutes of moderate exercise ďŹ ve times a week burns up 1,000 calories. This means youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost another 15 pounds a year. Add resistance exercises, such as lifting weights or do sit ups to retain muscle we all lose by aging. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t skip breakfast. Rather, eat a high ďŹ ber cereal to waken up your metabolism. This will decrease the desire to snack on a fat laden Danish mufďŹ n later on. Get your zzzs. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not getting seven to eight hours of sleep, the level of the hormone ghrelin increases which slows metabolism and increases appetite. In one study those who only had ďŹ ve and a half hours of sleep lost half as much weight as those who slept eight hours. Be sure you consume enough protein. Carmen Roberts, a dietician at Hopkins, says protein is the toughest food source to break down so its digestion requires more calories. Moreover, it means any weight you lose will come from fat and not muscle.

Drink plenty of water as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your best calorie-free drink. Studies show that drinking two cups of water speeds metabolism by 40% during the next 30 minutes. Part of this is caused by warming the water from room temperature to body temperature. This winter, during difďŹ cult ďŹ nancial times, you can save money and increase metabolism by turning down the heat in your home. Earlier generations burned up more calories just trying to keep warm. Exercising outside in cold weather achieves the same effect. Are you getting sleepy reading this column? If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the case, try pouring yourself a cup of tea or coffee. This leads to a boost in metabolism and speeds up the heart rate. Chili peppers also increase the metabolic rate. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prudent not to overdo caffeine or make the meal too spicy just to lose weight. Remember the ďŹ rst step is the hardest one to take. But be wise and take it. See the web site For comments info@


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UP HIGH – Megan Steenbergen, 11, sends a volleyball soaring over the net at the Red Deer College Queens volleyball summer camp this past week.

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Local Muay Thai fighter heading to world championships BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express A pair of family connections is the reason Red Deer’s Will Quijada is a fighter and he is thankful for the influence. The 24-year-old has been involved in the sport of Muay Thai for seven years and says his dad’s passion for boxing along with an older brother already in the game got him hooked. “He (his brother) started off with the muay Thai before I did. As I grew older I was looking for a way to get into better shape,” he said.

For Quijada, the sport has been good to him as he currently is on a 10-fight win streak in the ring, sporting a 12-4 record to this point. More recently, he was involved in the Canadian championships and walked away with a national title in his weight class. “There were two fights in one day and so I earned the right to represent Canada,” noted the 147-pounder. He will head off to Russia in September to wear the Canadian colours at the world championships and is well into a very rigorous

10-week training regimen in order to be at his peak in time for the world event. “I’m doing my strength and conditioning during the day, rest and then running right after and then resting up and then my Muay Thai practice in the evening,” he explained about the four to six hours a day he puts in. He’s no stranger to working hard at his craft, spending six weeks in Thailand on what he described as a “training vacation.” “I lived at the camp so I woke up, ate, went to train, took a nap, woke up, ate

and went and trained and just lived that for about six weeks.” The sport of Muay Thai is that country’s national past time so much like anyone interested in a hockey career would look at Canada as a good place to pick up some skills, so it is with Muay Thai and Thailand. “You go anywhere in Thailand and there are training camps all over the place,” said Quijada. “It’s also known as the science of eight limbs so you have punches, kicks, knees, elbows, takedowns,

sweeps, so making it really neat. Just like kickboxing, just a few more weapons.” With all those options he is hard pressed to narrow it down as to what area is his strength admitting the clinch is where most people say he has an advantage but he does see himself in a different light when in the ring. “I like to bang, I like to punch, I like to kick,” he laughed. Quijada says the game plan for now is to see how things play out in Russia and then he will make

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Sadlowskei aiming high for 2012 BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express Drive for show and putt for dough is a golf adage most players have heard but nobody understands the ďŹ rst part of that saying better than the men and women who take part in long drive competitions. St. Paul native Jamie Sadlowskei has been at the top of the world in that discipline, winning the crown in 2008 and 2009 down in Mesquite, Nevada. He had a third place ďŹ nish in 2010 and dropped a notch to fourth last year but he vows to be back in 2012 . â&#x20AC;&#x153;A couple of good breaks to win and a couple of bad breaks to lose but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to October and

our world championship and to try to redeem myself,â&#x20AC;? he proclaimed . It started for him as a junior in St. Albert qualifying for a long drive event and he ďŹ gured he had found something he was very good at. The secret to hitting a golf ball as far as these guys do has not much to do with how big you are and more to do with how fast you can get the clubface to the golf ball, he said. There are many ways to generate enough speed to crush the ball the length of close to three football ďŹ elds and for the 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;11â&#x20AC;? , 145 lb Sadlowski itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his Gumbylike ďŹ&#x201A;exibility and terriďŹ c eye/hand coordination. One might think it would

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CLAGGETT It was easy to have are own 1,500m (or the mile as it was known back then). We just ran around the block and the ďŹ rst back to the start was the gold medal winner. Of course we had to keep an eye out for cars backing out of the several driveways but nobody got run down that I can recall. The sprints were held in the park and went from one fence to the other which was really only about 60 yards at the very most but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter to us. What was of concern was putting the brakes on after running at what we ďŹ gured was world record speed in our minds. A few fence boards did suffer but again, no trips to the hospital for the contestants. The shot put was an old softball some-

one had lying around. The only danger here was standing near the thrower because our aim was not all that good and the stray toss sent us scrambling. The swimming events were handled at the local outdoor pool and usually the winner was the one who was brave enough to dive into the unheated water that we were blessed with. If it was a warm day though the swimmers has to dodge all those other people in the pool and that was an event all unto itself. The long jump was held with the sandbox as the landing area and there was the odd knee scrape as you hit the wooden edge from time to time. In gymnastics we had the high bar which was the top bar of the swing set and the balance beam was the top of a fence which came with its own snarling dog on the other side so you concentrated on the balance part. Boxing happened spontaneously and was never longer than a minute when a parent would break it up. Of course we tried javelin with an old hockey stick but somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom put a stop to that one when one of us convinced a little brother it would be cool if he was the javelin returner. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall the medal count but we always had a great athletesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meal at the end of each day and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to compete the next. Go Canada!



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edium size accounting Àrm located in Ponoka, Alberta, which provides professional services to agriculture, small business, government organizations, and professionals, is currently seeking a senior level accountant to join our team. You would provide a variety of professional services to our clients, including audit and assurance and general taxation matters. Applicants should have at least 3 years experience in public practice and preferably have obtained an accounting designation. We will consider applicants nearing completion of their accounting designation programs with public practice experience. ProÀciency in Caseware and other accounting and tax related software would be an asset. We are a Àrm that provides opportunities for learning and growth with increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with your skills and experience. We offer competitive compensation and beneÀts plans. Interested applicants please email or fax your resume and cover letter in conÀdence to Tim Rowland at 403-783-6170 or resume@ We would like to thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

DuPont Pioneer is currently recruiting for a sales representative for Red Deer and surrounding area. Responsibilities: • Call directly on customers and prospects to promote, sell and provide superior service for line-up of top quality Pioneer® brand products. • Warehouse, invoice and deliver products. • Conduct on-farm yield trials. Qualifications: • Excellent knowledge of local area with an agricultural background. • Motivated and personable with desire to build relationships with customers. • An attitude of continual self-improvement. • Computer skills are an asset. • Candidate must live in area or be willing to relocate. Remuneration: • This is a fully commissioned sales position. Excellent supplemental income opportunity for a local farm operator. Submit your resume online at: Click on “Search for a Job”, then “Independent Sales Rep” and submit your resume. Refer to the Independent Sales Representative – Red Deer area posting. Application Deadline: Aug. 14, 2012

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An upcoming call for submissions encourages visual artists to get rooted in the arts. In celebration of Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection as host city for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards, the City of Red Deer and the Harris-Warke Gallery will host a juried art exhibition titled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rooted in the Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. On display at the same time as the awards in June 2013, the exhibition will celebrate visual arts and culture in Red Deer in conjunction with other cultural events surrounding the Distinguished Artist Awards. An ofďŹ cial call for submissions will be made during Alberta Culture Days in September, but organizers would like to make local artists aware of the theme ahead of time to give them more time to conceptualize and prepare their artwork. Once the call for submissions is announced, it will remain open until February. Artists residing in Red Deer and within the boundaries of Red Deer County will be encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Artworks will be chosen by a jury of professional artists based on artistic excellence and thematic relevance. All mediums will be considered except performance and video works. The theme for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rooted in the Arts,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and this theme will also drive the art exhibition. Interpretations may include the literal interpretation of being rooted, or more metaphoric meanings including ideas of being anchored, centered, grounded, founded, originated, established, settled and entrenched. The artwork may also relate to Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s geographic location, to Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centennial, or any other relevant interpretation. The exhibition will be on display from May 13 until June 22, 2013 at the Harris-Warke Gallery. For more information, contact Tanya Zuzak Collard at 403-309-4617 or email tanya. OfďŹ cial dates and details will be announced in September.

A section of the North Bank Trail from Three Mile Bend to River Bend Recreation Area closed in October 2011 to accommodate the North Highway Connector and Regional Servicing Project, and is now expected to reopen Sept. 28th. During the trail closure, there is no access between the two areas. River Bend Recreation Area is only accessible from the roadway access along 30 Ave.

The closure is necessary as the banks of the river were modiďŹ ed to accommodate a major utility crossing and future bridge abutment construction for Northland Dr. The trail was physically removed, and unavailable to users. The North Highway Connector will provide a by-pass route around the east side of the City linking the intersection of Hwy. 11A and Gaetz Ave. to Hwy. 11, and Hwy. 595 (Delburne Rd.) and the QEII Hwy. via Northland Dr. and 20th Ave. For more information visit

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A TOUCH OF CLASS - This living room in an Avalon Central Alberta show home in the Verde complex is bright and inviting, lending itself to gatherings with friends and family.

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Making sure your renovations go smoothly Are you ready for your renovation? Our crews have been working nonstop over the summer to keep up with the demanding schedule. It seems nobody is taking a break this summer. As fall approaches we enter our busiest season for renovations and if summer is any indication, it should be fast and furious. Get ready. Plan and prepare and you will have a successful renovation experience. The timeline for anything structural (including cabinets) is generally six weeks. Booking in advance is imperative for you to meet your deadlines and to minimize the disruption in your home. It is a good idea to start shopping for your required items at least two months before the expected start


LEWIS date of the reno to ensure that you have all materials ready and waiting. Last minute panic shopping can often result in less than satisfactory products. The old saying is true ‘you find exactly what you want when you aren’t looking for it’. The preparation for a reno can vary depending on your contractors pricing. Some people want it all done by others and some will want to take care of certain items themselves. When you

have a firm installation date set give yourself about three days before the crews are coming to start removing flooring and baseboards. Many people think that carpet removal is a breeze but it’s the removal of the under pad and staples that can take hours. The underlay is held down with hundreds of staples and it requires a lot of crawling around and bending over to yank these little things out of your subfloor. I’ve done it once and swore that I would pay the installers next time. Once your current flooring is removed, check for squeaks or irregularities in your subfloor. This is the time to secure down loose areas or repair damaged subfloor. Make sure to sweep

and/or vacuum the subfloor to remove debris before the new flooring is installed. It goes without saying that the furniture in the room needs to be removed and stored before current flooring is removed. Baseboards are next; if you are installing hard surfaces the baseboards are usually removed. Number and list them so that you can easily remember where they go. ‘L1’ (living room) ‘D1’ (dining room) ‘B1’ (bedroom one) etc. This system will save you hours in trying to sort out miles and miles of identical looking baseboards. Pictures and breakables are also a big consideration. When you are having construction done in your house it is a good idea to remove and store your

decorative items. Drywall dust floats through furnace ducting to other areas of the home so a poly barrier is recommended to block off transference of dust. Take a walk through your home with the eyes of an installer. Imagine trying to carry a 12 ft. roll of carpet or vinyl into your home and try to spot areas where your carefully chosen decor could be bumped or damaged along the way. Hardwood installation can also produce a great deal of dust so it is a good idea to include some housekeeping in your renovation budget. 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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Home building methods face major changes All across North America, home builders tend to agree that the better real estate investments – for both the occupant and for future re-sale value – may be best served by a whole new approach to construction. One major change addressing energy consumption and rising fuel costs, is the optional use of an airtight, solid concrete system to replace inefficient wood framing. Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) erect a building with an interlocking system, similar to Lego. “It’s a switch for builders, but those who have switched over tell us it’s quite easy to build with ICFs,” says Todd Blyth at Nudura. “Customer demand has driven this change and builders are now seeing how green construction options can have a positive impact on their business.” Indeed, concrete is plentiful and it’s in high demand. The ICF system is now the choice wall-building method on ‘net-zero’ construction projects south of the border. The term net-zero applies to build-

ings that are so energy efficient they don’t tap any public utility fuel supplies at all. ICF construction has already produced netzero elementary schools in the United States, where Canadian technology was applied with the Nudura system of ICFs. The goal in the future is for as many homes, schools, and public buildings as possible to be designed for net-zero from the ground up. Building guide If this type of energyefficiency sounds right for you too, be sure to make specific requests to your builder, Blyth says. Underscoring these proactive measures, the non-profit

organization, LEED, also reminds us that constructing a green home leaves a much smaller carbon footprint due to less demand on natural resources. It will create less waste and be healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. If you’re thinking about building to the LEED standard, take a look at just one example of the efficiency and benefits if you switch from wood-framing to concrete. The ICF system is explained and found at, with a snapshot here: Fuel savings: walls built with ICFs are proven to reduce energy bills up to 70%; reduce greenhouse

gas emissions and reduce or eliminate exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost over time is comparable to that of owning a conventional home and the resale return is generally assured. Durability: concrete is expected to stand the test of time. Due to high impact resistance, these concrete walls assure maximum safety in high wind areas.

Fire resistance is also reported to be maximized at four hours. Comfort: as opposed to wood frames, air gaps are eliminated and that minimizes the potential for mould growth and draft. The end result is an airtight structure that enables the mechanical systems to heat, cool and ventilate the structure more efficiently, creating a healthier living and working environment.

Responsibility: the materials are totally recyclable and the system is designed to create less waste (for landfill) during the construction process. Combined with other ecoconstruction methods, this concrete system will significantly reduce carbon emissions by lowering the amount of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling.


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