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Local musician lands scholarship for prestigious institute Stephanie Galipeau off to study at New York City’s famed Juilliard School BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express


passion for the viola – not to mention an extraordinary skill – has landed a local young woman the educational opportunity of a lifetime. Stephanie Galipeau, 19, was accepted into New York City’s Juilliard School this past spring, with a full tuition scholarship for the duration of her studies. Galipeau studied with local violinist Louise Stuppard from age nine to 16. Her love for music surfaced early on. “I remember two years before I started playing violin, I heard the Red Deer Symphony Outreach program,” she explains. “I’m pretty sure Louise was one of the people in the string quartet. I was mesmerized, and I bugged my mom for lessons for two years.”

‘I’M SO EXCITED TO LIVE IN NEW YORK. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS I LOVE IN THAT CITY.’ STEPHANIE GALIPEAU At last, the opportunity to study with Stuppard came along and Galipeau has never looked back. She credits Stuppard with providing a terrific foundation, and considers her a tremendous musical and personal influence. “It’s wonderful to have Louise as a mentor. She’s so encouraging.” Galipeau admitted she didn’t perhaps practice as much as she should have during those early years, but her dedication really took off during a Calgary summer music camp when she had the chance to work with several instrumentalists. “It was kind of an eye-opener as to what was out there, and the level people were at. I realized I had the passion and the capability, but I had a lot of work to do if I wanted to get up to their level. “So it was an inspiration, and I think also the catalyst.” In her final year of high school, she arranged her schedule to free up as much time as possible to practice. She attended another camp in Medicine Hat where she met Michael van der Sloot, who she would later study with in Victoria as well. After high school, she completed a diploma in music through Camosun College and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. “I was watching the Olympics where they talk about ‘difference makers’. I feel like Mr. van der Sloot was my difference maker. There was something about studying with him that was wonderful. He’s an amazing teacher and an amazing person.”

EXCEPTIONAL TALENT - Stephanie Galipeau of Red Deer is off to New York City’s famed Juilliard School this fall. She will continue her viola studies there after wrapping up a diploma in music in Victoria this past spring. Over the years, she has performed with the Red Deer Youth Orchestra as well as the Rosedale Valley Strings in Lacombe. Although she started out with the violin, Galipeau switched to viola just last year. “It has the same strings as a cello, but it’s an octave higher. It’s in the mid-range, which I really like.” As for the opportunity to attend Juilliard, Galipeau explained how she had a master class in Montreal and connected with a teacher from The Juilliard School. Founded in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art, the school was named for Augustus Juilliard, a wealthy textile merchant whose bequest was used to establish the

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Juilliard Graduate School in 1924. In 1926, it merged with the Institute for Musical Art to become the Juilliard School of Music. With the additions of a dance division in 1951 and drama in 1968, the name was shortened to The Juilliard School. “She inspired me to apply. I also applied to a few other schools, but it turned out that this was the best option.” A two-step audition process followed, including sending in recordings of specified repertoire. “By the end of January, I found out that I got past the pre-screening. So I was invited to a live audition which was arranged at the beginning of March. At the very end of

April, it was official.” Ultimately, Galipeau’s acceptance into the school is quite the feat. “It has a five to seven per cent acceptance rate.” Down the road, she would love to teach one day. “I love performing but there is definitely something special about being able to inspire others.” The chance to live in the ‘Big Apple’ will also offer all kinds of exciting opportunities. “I’m so excited to live in New York. There are so many things I love in that city. I’m also excited to push myself and see where I will be able to go with the hard work.”


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City’s bike lanes controversy continues BY ALF CRYDERMAN Red Deer Express The City’s new bike lanes are one of those issues that seems to get people, especially drivers, worked up. But not surprisingly, local cyclists are happy about the new lanes, having lobbied for them for years. John Johnston, a spokesperson for the Central Alberta Bicycle Club, says, “The bike lanes are creating a great deal of controversy right now.” But he urges club members and all cyclists to ride the bike lanes. “The most common complaint I hear is that people are not using the lanes. Of course, it really helps if you ride them in a safe and predictable manner. “Take part in the conversation (about bike lanes), both with your friends and in more formal ways and be sure to fill in the City of Red Deer’s survey on bike lanes. “The more you use them, the better the chance that the program will continue

next year.” He also noted that the club will celebrate the new lanes with their annual ride on Sept. 15, starting at St. Thomas School on 39 St. and riding to the Farmers’ Market. Meanwhile, City Councillor Tara Veer said she’s getting a lot of mixed reactions about the new bike lanes. “Some are very much in favour, but some members of the public are very frustrated. I’m grateful it’s a pilot project.” Veer, along with Councillor Chris Stephan, voted against the current project, but not because she’s against biking as part of the city’s transportation plans. “If a new road had bike lanes built-in, that would be better and a lot of drivers would accept it. I voted against it because I felt the project was too aggressive with the loss of roadways and parking.” That seems to be why so many people are speaking out against the new lanes. Local media is buzzing with comments pro and

con and local Twitter and facebook accounts have a surprising number of people commenting, and often complaining, about the issue. Sometimes there are lengthy diatribes against bike lanes, usually involving their effect on traffic, but others talk about how biking in Red Deer is dangerous and bike lanes will improve safety and improve traffic in the long run. While most comments consist of “hate them” or “waste of money” some people are thinking seriously about the pros and cons of bike lanes. For example, one comment reads,” Seriously, we live in Alberta, how long is our bike season anyway, three - four months. Our roads cannot handle the volume from our growing city (now) so why are we taking away lanes? I get the green thing, but we have a great path system, enhance that. When they give us more roads to improve traffic, then re-look at it then.” This comment is from a biker. “It beats getting

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honked at and being passed too close. Cyclists are out of the way now, that’s what the drivers wanted, is it not?” Putting a bike lane on 55 St. seems to be one of the most contentious locations. But according to Councillor Paul Harris, a strong supporter of bike lanes, “On 55th Street the city re-

moved one half of one lane for bike lanes. “It was four narrow lanes before and slightly dangerous, especially in the winter. We replaced the four with three wider lanes, one lane going each direction and a dedicated turn lane in the centre. The remaining space on the shoulder is

used for the bike lanes. Regardless of the bike lanes this new configuration should make 55th easier to negotiate and safer. Lots of people think we took away two lanes and that’s not the case. This change should have been done for traffic years ago.”


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Safety Patrol and the program is still going strong. According to Richard Hornby, executive director of Safe Communities of Central Alberta, the AMA School Patrol over the past 75 years has created a lot of leaders in the community. Generations of local patrollers have developed their leadership skills in the crosswalk including Hornby. He started his leadership training at the intersection of 20 Ave. and

9th St. NW in Calgary when he was attending King George School in 1959/60. “I think the kids see it as a leadership role,� said Hornby. “It is something that they can do for their community.� As students return to the crosswalk, 500 patrollers and 16 schools in the Red Deer region will be celebrating the 75th anniver-

sary of AMA School Safety Patrol. “I think that it is just amazing that they have such an incredible record for 75 years of safety at the intersections around schools,� said Hornby. “We are lucky to have the schools and the AMA and the kids all participating and keeping it happening.� As there are more mo-

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Red Deerian on tennis scholarship in Florida BY ALF CRYDERMAN Red Deer Express Mark Hamill is a young man from the City who grew up with the Red Deer Tennis Club and is now studying business management at the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville. The 18-year-old is there on a four-year tennis scholarship. “Last March, UNF started recruiting me after seeing some tournament results and rankings of mine,” said Hamill. “After going on a visit to meet the team and seeing the campus I knew right away it was something I wanted to do. Right now my intended major is business management. “I have conditioning/lifting in the morning and then practice in the afternoon with classes in between. So far it’s been really challenging getting used to the weather and humidity while being constantly busy,” he said. “We are currently ranked number 66 in the NCAA and have the potential this year to raise that ranking substantially. “This fall we will be travelling to many tournaments in the southern states to get ready for team competitions come spring. We are aiming to win the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship and make the

NCAA championships for the first time in UNF men’s tennis history,” he said. “I am excited to take my tennis to the next level and continue to learn and play for the UNF Ospreys.” Rene Simon, who runs the Simon Tennis School in Red Deer, said, “I coached him for 10 years. “He plays a strong, aggressive, full-court game. He’s fit, very smart, a very nice guy, a really good friend and I really miss him. We trained together and he coached here. He’s very professional, never late and always shows up.” Hamill credits a lot of his success to the Red Deer Tennis Club and the Simon Tennis School. “They have great programs with amazing coaches,” he said. “It is fair to say that if it wasn’t for Rene Simon, the head pro at the Red Deer Tennis Club, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Along with the great coaching the Red Deer Tennis Club, in my opinion, has the best facilities in Alberta. “Being from a small city like Red Deer and going to school in Florida has been a huge change for me so far. “I am proud to represent Red Deer and the Red Deer Tennis Club as I continue my tennis career.”

FILL THE BOOT – Erin Burry and her two daughters, from left, Livia, 4, and Ella, 6, helped the Red Deer Fire Fighters’ Association Local 1190 raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada by getting donations from motorists driving down Taylor Dr. on Saturday. The Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express event raised more than $8,290.

United Way kick-off luncheon The United Way of Central Alberta’s annual kick-off luncheon is set for Sept. 13 at the Sheraton Hotel. The event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Organizers say it promises to be a fun and engaging event, and a great networking opportunity. It will also show participants how the United Way is making a difference in the community. Tickets are still available, but are selling quickly so those interested in attend-

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CITY BRIEFS CATTLE ROUND UP HELPS CENTRAL ALBERTANS The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation’s 18th Annual Cattle Round Up on Aug. 18 was a huge success raising $102,000 for seniors’ health in Central Alberta. Guests arrived in their western finery and were entertained with activities such as the beer and cheese tasting, a silent auction, the 50/50 raffle, and few could resist the prairie oysters prepared by the Sheraton chefs. The raffle to win two tickets to the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville sold out within the first half hour. The evening also included a concert by CCMA award winner Aaron Pritchett. The $102,000 will be used to purchase medical equipment for seniors’ health at Central Alberta health care facilities. As our population ages, more seniors are accessing health care facilities. As more people continue working into their 60s, any equipment that can help people get back to their work, family, and life faster is very beneficial. The Cattle Round Up has raised more than $1.5 million since its inception with all money raised benefiting Central Alberta residents. For more information about the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, contact us at 403-343-4773.

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communications manager. Red Deerians and regional water customers who cannot attend the speaker session can visit to see a video broadcast of the session following the presentations. Right now, the City adds fluoride to its municipal water supply in a concentration of less than 0.7 mg/L per the guidelines set out by Health Canada. The City is legally required to continue this practice until administration is directed, by City Council, to apply for an amendment to its operating approval. This public meeting is the final phase of public consultation before City Council decides whether to move the issue to plebiscite or council debate.

THOUSANDS RAISED FOR MS RESEARCH The fourth annual Cruisin’ for a Cause Day at A&W restaurants across the nation raised more than $1.25 million for the MS Society of Canada. Red Deer’s seven restaurants raised $31,863.08 benefitting the Society. For one day, Aug. 23, one dollar from every Teen burger sold across the country went to support the Society.

RECREATION CENTRE EXTENDS OUTDOOR POOL SEASON Continue to enjoy the warm temperatures, as the Recreation Centre outdoor pool stays open until Sept. 16. “Following a wonderful

summer, we are extending the outdoor pool season for Red Deerians to beat the heat well into September,” said Monique Pages-Mearns, Recreation Centre Complex coordinator. “Our children’s wading pool with spray features, sixlane 50 metre pool and five metre diving tower make the Recreation Centre the place to cool down this September.” Weather permitting, the weekday and weekend outdoor pool schedule is as follows from Sept. 4-16: public swimming runs Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Lane swimming is Monday to Friday from 6 to 9 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. It also runs Saturday and

Sunday from noon to 1 p.m., 8 to 9 p.m. and noon to 1 p.m. “The outdoor pool is the perfect place for lane swimming and public swimming during the late summer months,” said Pages-Mearns. “The outdoor experience is refreshing and energizing there is nothing like it.” For more information and complete swim schedules, visit or pick up a schedule at the Recreation Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre, Michener Aquatic Centre or Collicutt Centre.

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS Red Deer Public Library’s Downtown Branch Children’s Department is closed until

Oct. 8 for some necessary renovations. The loan period has been extended for the entire length of the closure so fines for overdue items are not an issue, she added. It is important to note members cannot return any downtown branch children’s items during the closure so staff are asking members to keep them until they reopen in October. The closure also means all downtown children’s story times and other programs are cancelled, so to accommodate people’s needs, the Dawe Branch is taking over all programs for that time. The public is encouraged to check out the Dawe branch for a range of available books and materials as well during the closure.

LET’S TALK FLUORIDE Two experts will present cases - one for and one against adding fluoride to municipal water - when the City hosts a speaker session and debate on Sept. 11 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. The day kicks off with the speaker session running from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Monaco Room. Dr. James Beck, professor of medical biophysics from the University of Calgary, will present a case against fluoride and Dr. Digby Horne, an Alberta Health Services’ Central Zone medical officer of health will present a case for fluoride. A council panel and debate will follow at 5 p.m. where a moderated session will give people an opportunity to present to and ask questions of Council, with a time limit of five minutes each. “We want people to come out, hear debate on both sides of the issue, share their feedback and connect with Council. Everyone is invited to attend,” said Tara Shand, acting

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OPINION Red Deer’s bike wars There aren’t many times that Red Deerians get truly fired up about much, but every once in a while an issue surfaces that stirs up plenty of reaction. Months of relative calm and then bang – along comes the bike lane additions to some of our City streets. Some point out that it’s ridiculous to have narrowed some busy City thoroughfares, especially around schools and in the downtown vicinity. Prior to school starting, motorists were complaining about potential for gridlock along such routes as 40th Ave. and 55th St. Safety is another concern – what about those turning right abruptly with a bike lane immediately to their right? Along comes a cyclist, the car turns right and you have the potential for a collision. Some citizens are all for the pilot project, pointing out that it’s about time Red Deer provided such routes for cyclists who want another option for transportation. But the question is – where are these cyclists? The lanes appear to be empty the majority of the time. And this is summer – as we all know, we have about seven months of the year when the weather is not overly conducive to hitting the streets on one’s bike. Red Deer just isn’t like Vancouver or Victoria where the weather is more agreeable to year-round use of bike lanes. Or

even Toronto, where many people use the lanes and parking, in many cases, makes driving a car even more of a hassle. So biking or use of transit is essential in centres like that. Perhaps Red Deer is trapped in a bit of an identity crisis – we are a small city located in the middle of the Alberta prairies – consistently mild weather which supports lots of outdoor activity isn’t something that people think of immediately when they think of this area. Also, these lanes, part of a pilot project which will cost in the neighbourhood of $750,000, have also created an unappealing mess on City streets – an increased number of painted lines here and there, bright green bike symbols, faded-out former lane lines – not to mention the confusion that it’s causing some drivers as they adjust to the new system. Some advocates say we all just have to give it time. We will get used to it eventually. But the ongoing arguments against it don’t seem to be simmering down. Councillors continue to say they are hearing plenty of feedback from the community, and we suspect this will only continue. And finally, members of City council will surely have their hands full with this issue as they move forward in their decision-making. It’s very clear the community has yet to fully get behind this initiative. Time will tell.

On choosing how to die – the ongoing debate on euthanasia “I can do dying, but I can’t do major suffering to get there.” As an aging baby boomer I join the debate about euthanasia or assisted suicide with a great deal of trepidation. It’s a touchy subject, and it should be. The above quote is from Gloria Taylor, a woman living in West Kelowna, British Columbia who is dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a most unpleasant way to come to the end of your life. She was seeking the right to control when and how she dies. She and others decided to fight for this right and this spring a B.C. Supreme Court ruling said the ban on euthanasia or assisted suicide in Canada is unconstitutional and gave Ottawa a year to rewrite the current law. In July, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said the Canadian government will appeal that ruling, saying that the law is there to protect all Canadians, including the most vulnerable; the sick, the elderly and people with disabilities. This is an issue that affects us all and will gain even more prominence as us


CRYDERMAN boomers swell the ranks of the elderly. Most of us have seen family or friends die slowly (my mother died of Alzheimer’s) and we have pondered the question of how we would choose to die, if we had a choice when the time comes. Euthanasia, curiously, comes from a Greek word meaning good death. Voluntary euthanasia means it is done with the consent of the person and active voluntary euthanasia is legal in Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. The term ‘assisted suicide’ is used when a person causes their own death with the assistance of a doctor. It is legal in Switzerland and in the American states of Montana, Washington and Oregon. Most jurisdictions only allow it for residents. Switzerland allows it for anyone.

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Many people have said to me that they would like the right to kill themselves if suffering painfully or faced with a low quality of life. They would commit suicide. The question becomes when. At what point is your quality of life gone, and when it is, are you then physically able to do anything about it? Probably not. It’s one thing to take your own life, it’s quite another to have someone do it for you at your request. This is where the line between murder and assisted suicide gets touchy. A living will, which legally allows whomever you appoint to help decide these things if you cannot, will help. They can decline interventions to extend your life, although this can be cruel and dragged out too. Legally being starved to death, even if I’m in a coma and unaware of it, is not a way I would choose to end my days. There are those who argue that pain and suffering are part of life, and death, and should not be interfered with. They contend that any form of euthana-

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sia or assisted suicide opens the door just a crack, and when the pressures of overpopulation and escalating health care budgets help kick that door wide open, the elderly, the sick and the handicapped will be fair game. Those are valid arguments. Other jurisdictions have settled them, setting limits that the majority of the population can live with. I think we all know that euthanasia already takes place. Sympathetic medical staff ‘accidentally’ administer overdoses, withdraw treatments or look the other way when someone helps a suffering loved one end it. Personally, assuming I don’t get hit by a truck tomorrow, I would like the freedom to make my own decision about how and when to end my life. And if I’m at the stage when I can’t make that decision I would prefer someone who loves me and knows how I feel about it to make it for me, rather than a government or judge. But it is not an easy decision. This is an issue we all need to discuss.


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Letters to the editor

Occupy Red Deer thanks social agencies for contributions to City You are helping to make our community, the City of Red Deer, a better place by providing your services to our community’s most vulnerable. Occupy Red Deer not only formed in solidarity with the other Occupy cities from across the globe, it formed to create genuine social and structural change to our society. We believe it is important to help the non-profit organizations in our community because they tru-

ly put the money where their mouth is and do not try to make a profit off the people who often fall through the cracks of our existing social structure. Understanding that communities are made up of individuals such as yourself, your employees, students, the elderly, lawyers, doctors, police officers, nurses, retail clerks, and many other individuals, it is apparent that it takes the work of a group

CitySpeak TARA This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Tara Veer questions regarding a noise bylaw in the City.


Does Red Deer currently have a noise bylaw? “Currently there are a number of enforceable provisions with respect to noise in general under Red Deer’s Community Standards Bylaw and for vehicle noise in particular under the Traffic Safety Act, which is provincial legislation. The issue in question for our community is whether or not Red Deer will adopt additional noise bylaw provisions specific to vehicle noise,” said Veer.

Do you support enhanced noise bylaw provisions for Red Deer? “I do believe some enhancements are necessary, but I would like to see Red Deer take a more strategic approach than other Alberta municipalities have in their bylaws. The Edmonton bylaw, for example, isolated motorcycles, but I believe the noise issue needs to be more comprehensively addressed from the following perspectives if our community wants to have a thorough resolution to this matter,” said Veer. These include: 1) Accountability for driver behaviour. “In my view, the enhanced noise bylaw provisions need to target driver behaviour, regardless whether the vehicle is a motorcycle, street bike, car or truck. There is currently technology available that is similar to red light cameras at intersections, except that it tickets on the basis of a decibel reading above an established noise threshold,” said Veer. “Any individual driving in a manner that exceeds clearly established, reasonable noise standards could be issued a ticket, thereby holding individual drivers accountable for disrespectful noise and not penalizing our law abiding and considerate citizens.” 2) Advocacy to the province regarding after-market parts. “The above is often exacerbated by after-market parts which are available for motorcycles, street bikes, cars and trucks alike. I believe in making a strong advocacy case to our province on the lack of regulation on the decibels of these after-market parts, from both a noise perspective and a safety perspective in that they could potentially hinder the motoring public’s ability to hear emergency sirens and pull over in a timely manner,” said Veer. 3) Standards for berming and sound walls for residential neighbourhoods. “Currently the City has a policy of 60 decibels as an acceptable threshold for adjacent roadway noise to residential neighbourhoods. I am, however, concerned that the City doesn’t necessarily proactively monitor whether or not these thresholds are being exceeded on an ongoing basis, especially for more established neighbourhoods which were built before newer berming standards were expected at the outset of development,” said Veer. “As traffic patterns have changed and major arterials adjacent to these residential areas have become busier, I suspect that quality of life from a noise perspective has deteriorated for residents in these subdivisions.” 4) Rigorous enforcement of existing noise provisions. “I firmly believe that our local RCMP and bylaw officers have some enforceable provisions of existing noise bylaws and the Traffic Safety Act, and that these provisions should be enacted when there have been clear violations of reasonable community standards of respect. While I uphold the right of our citizens to legally drive motorcycles, street bikes, cars and trucks, this right cannot be at the detriment of the rights of all Red Deerians to protect their quality of life and to enjoy peace and quiet, especially in residential areas,” said Veer. “While council will be considering additional noise bylaw provisions in the future, the existing provisions need to be enforced in the interim.”

Where is the City at with respect to considering a noise bylaw? “I have received many, many phone calls, emails, letters, and have had countless conversations with my own neighbours about how this issue has been intensifying for far too long in our community. This strong and consistent public feedback suggests to me that this area needs to take priority on the public agenda,” said Veer. “City administration is currently reviewing other Alberta municipalities with respect to vehicle noise, and is working with the RCMP and legal counsel to provide recommendations for council’s future consideration.”

of people in order to create a healthy community. It is also known that a healthy individual is better off to help build a healthy community. That is why Occupy Red Deer finds it important to thank the tireless work that non-profit organizations, such as yours, do to help the citizens and visitors of Red Deer and Area. This past May Occupy Red Deer planted a community garden with a variety of different produce that was local to our Albertan environment. The goal was to raise as much produce and create a vibrant community within Red Deer by displaying our garden in a public place. The produce, when ready, will then be donated to the many social services within Red Deer and area to help foster a healthy community as well as show our appreciation for the work you and your organization does. Our first harvest was done this past week and we chose to donate it to Loaves

and Fishes. Loaves and fishes is a registered, non-profit charitable organization that provides sufficient nourishing food, safety from oppression and discrimination, counselling, shelter, justice, and education. Occupy Red Deer is also in solidarity with their mandate: “It is the responsibility of all to help the less fortunate.” Our hopes are that this produce will be a healthy add-on to any meal that they offer. Again, Occupy Red Deer would like to extend our greatest appreciation for the work the social services provide for our community and hope them all the best in the future. We would love to work with you to create a more loving and caring society where we all look after everyone, especially those who are the most vulnerable.

Derrick Callan Facilitator, Occupy Red Deer

Reader hopes to see Korean War veterans honoured

I have written to this newspaper along with a few others in order to make my plea public, and perhaps convince you (Canada Post) to reconsider your decision to say no to our veterans and it may move our Prime Minister to help. I am unofficially writing on behalf of all Korean War veterans and for those 516 brave Canadian men that died during the war. Those buried on the Korean peninsula remain silent but they are not forgotten by me, their comrades, families and many others. Canada Post represents all of Canada and the stamps produced each year play an important part in portraying Canadian life and history. Since the end of the War in 1953, only a single Canadian Korean War themed postage stamp has been made and you refuse to make another. The war lasted three long years, and tragically saw the death of several mil-

lion soldiers and civilians from both sides of the front line. This world historical event involved many allied countries who fought for the first time under the United Nations banner and with a just cause, to stop a war. I ask you both now, the Corporation and Prime Minister, why will Canada Post not honour our veterans who succeeded in winning the greatest prize - peace. Next year is the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War cease fire, and before it is too late when our veterans have all passed on, please reconsider your decision NOT to recognize this important historical event with a lasting national honour, a commemorative postage stamp.

Guy Black Recipient, Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation Port Moody, B.C.

Keeping up the fight on polio Humanity is about to eradicate polio after three decades of continuous efforts to immunize the children of the world. Thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the total number of polio cases decreased from 350,000 in 1988 to 650 in 2011, and to only a little more than 100 since the beginning of 2012. Polio resurgence around the world after so many years of effort would be disastrous. We would probably then lose forever the chance to eradicate the disease.

Canada has played an important role in the polio eradication over the last decade, being the fifth largest donor to GPEI. I do wish the Harper government will reverse its decision to cut in this important health initiative Sept. 27th, at the United Nations General Assembly, and will maintain its $35 million contribution per year to the GPEI until polio eradication is achieved.

Bruno Marquis Gatineau, Quebec

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over this is subject to cutting. To be considered for publication letters must contain the name, address and phone number of the writer. We publish the letter writer’s name and home town at the end of the letter. Please send your letters by fax to 347-6620, email to editor@ or mail to Editor, #121, 5301-43 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1C8.

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First days of school in the first schoolhouse School is back in for another year. However, as the students make their way to their respective schools for the 2012-2013 terms, it is interesting to reflect back 125 years to September 1887 when the first pupils commenced their education in Red Deer’s first schoolhouse.


DAWE Actually, the very first classes had been held in the spring of 1887 in a rundown squatter’s shack located next to the Red Deer River, not far from Fort Normandeau. The first teacher was a young Presbyterian student missionary, William Neilly. His mandate was to “found a mission school for the settlers’ children and expound the Gospel to the public in general.” Funds for this school were non-existent. Neilly

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was not paid. However, he proved to be very popular in the community. His efforts also prompted the community to commence plans for a more formal school. A petition was sent to the territorial government to create an official school district. While the community was waiting for the government’s response, work began on a log schoolhouse. The site chosen was midway between the Red Deer Crossing settlement at Fort Normandeau and the Gaetz family homestead in the valley to the east. This meant that the prospective students would all have roughly the same distance to walk to school. The work on the schoolhouse was done by volunteer labour. Virtually all the men in the community pitched in. However, they literally spilled their blood for the project as a number of those cutting the logs suffered axe cuts to their knees. Once the schoolhouse was finally up, work began on the furnishings. Six dou-

ble desks were made by the volunteers as well as a few simple wooden benches. A large rusty box stove was acquired from a local settler. Someone either made or donated a small desk for the teacher to use. A kitchen chair was donated for a seat. A small blackboard and some glass windowpanes were purchased in Calgary and shipped up to Red Deer in a wagon. Some slates were acquired for the students to write on. Somewhere, two antiquated maps were secured. Virtually no books were purchased as there wasn’t enough money on hand for textbooks, or for the start of a library. Fortunately, a few settlers had some books that they could donate or lend. A decision was made not to dig a well. Instead, a wooden bucket was used to haul water up from the nearby river. A small metal ladle was provided for those wishing a drink. A pit was dug back of the schoolhouse and a simple outhouse was erected over-

EARLY LEARNING - Red Deer’s log schoolhouse, which was located in West Park north of 43 St.

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top to provide the sanitary facilities. A small clearing in front of the schoolhouse served as a rudimentary playground. Play equipment was limited to homemade bats and some balls of rag or raveled yarn. A piece of rope, hung on a tree limb, served as a swing. The Red Deer Public School District #104 was formally declared on Sept. 12, 1887. With this official recognition, grants in the amount of $1.50 per student were now available to oper-

ate the school. Classes started almost immediately with the local Methodist student missionary, William Vrooman, acting as the schoolteacher. Because Rev. Vrooman’s education was limited to “what the education system of Manitoba in the early days afforded,” as well as some theological training, the territorial department of education had to grant a provisional teaching certificate. The first report of the

new school district to the territorial government claimed that there were 21 pupils registered. However, the actual attendance was only nine students. All but two of these children came from the Leonard Gaetz family. School closed for the year in early November with the onset of cold weather. The schoolhouse was too poorly heated, and the walk to school too long, to allow the continuation of classes throughout the winter.

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Family continues service at India orphanage BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Serving overseas in faraway India is enriching the lives of a Red Deer family in all kinds of unexpected ways. And they’d like to see local folks experience it for themselves. Shawn Acheson and his wife Sheralyn first visited India back in 2000. “We went to see what was going on, and just kind of fell in love with the place,” said Shawn. A few years later, the family made the decision to move to India and serve at the Home of Hope orphanage. There’s a family connection to the ministry -- Sheralyn is the granddaughter of Rev. Bob and Katherine Hoover who spent many years serving as missionaries in India. In 1981, the Hoovers teamed up with Moses and Mabel Kanniah who had moved to India from Malay-



sia with the same dream of helping India’s children. “They had started traveling to India in 1965, building churches and orphanages,” said Shawn. “The Word of Life orphanage we have in India is actually the one that was started by my wife’s grandparents.” They had turned it over to the Red Deerbased church several years ago. Katherine Hoover was also asked if the name Home of Hope could continue to be used, and she agreed. Meanwhile, besides his work with the orphanage, Shawn also leads a Word of Life church in his family’s adopted city as well. “We’ve established an Englishspeaking church in the city of Chennai – it’s the fourth largest city in India.” Interestingly, it also happens to be where tradition has it that the apostle Thomas was martyred.



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He’s buried under the St. Thome Cathedral in Chennai, and it’s a tradition that is held in high regard by the locals. “It’s really neat, and it’s faith-building to encounter that. It brings you back a couple thousand years.” Shawn acknowledges the challenges of working in such a tremendously different culture than what he grew up in, but treasures every aspect of it just the same. “Things are hard to change when people are rooted in a culture and culture trumps everything else.” Clearly, a love for one’s culture is vital, but it can get in the way if there are other aspects to consider in a given situation. “It’s one of our biggest challenges with people,” he said. “It’s also a completely different life because nothing is the same. It’s a country of extremes.” For example, although the caste system – essentially an ancient division of the population into differing categories -- is illegal, it’s a culturally entrenched aspect to society. The Dalits, a designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as ‘untouchable’, continue especially to endure economic and social hardship. And although India’s economy is growing on several fronts, extreme poverty is rampant. Nonetheless, the Achesons are passion-

MAKING A DIFFERENCE – Former Red Deer residents Shawn and Sheralyn Acheson, along with their children Leroy and Mcartney, work at the Home of Hope Orphanage in Chennai, India. photo submitted Here they are during a visit to the legendary Taj Mahal. ate about working at the Home of Hope orphanage and helping to make a difference in the lives of the people they meet. Shawn’s own experience with his Christian faith has also convinced him that change is possible in anyone’s life. It’s something he holds firmly to in a country where the level of need can at times seem overwhelming. Still, he has a profound hope for India’s future. “Although we are

very interested in looking after the poor, orphans and widows, we are also trying to build a modern generation and the leaders of India into the kind of people who will reach out and build up their own (country).” There also several ways folks here at home can lend a hand to Home of Hope India. There are opportunities to sponsor a child and donate to the work of the ministry. And Shawn also encourages people to sign up for short-term missions and see the work firsthand. Anyone interested can call Word of Life Centre here in

Red Deer at 403-343-6570 for further information. For those interested in similar missions in Africa, Word of Life also overseas Home of Hope Rwanda and Home of Hope Kenya. Meanwhile, after a stint back home in Canada, Shawn is eager to return to India – complete with all the challenges and the joys that living there brings. “I never thought that my life would end up the way it has,” he says with a smile, “But I’m certainly not disappointed.” For information about supporting the ministry, visit

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Local author lands writing award for blog series BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express Local author Marcia Laycock, who lives in Blackfalds, has won a World Guild Christian Writing Award for best blog series this year. “I was really pleased to win,” said Laycock. “It was really stiff competition.” Usually there are five or six contestants in this category, however this year Laycock had nine other competitors to beat. To put forth an entry for this award the writers submitted their own work. To qualify each writer had to submit two consecutive blog posts he or she had written. The two blogs that Laycock submitted were written during a trying time in her life. She wrote while she was struggling with breast cancer. “I picked two that were at the very beginning of the time. I picked them because it was a time when I was really uncertain,” said Laycock. “I was unsure of what was going to happen and what it was going to be like.” Laycock was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2011 and finished treatments in February of this year. She is feeling better now but she admits that it was a long year having six chemotherapy treatments and 33 doses of radiation. “It was really gratifying to me that the award that I won was for the writing that I did about the cancer and going through cancer.” This was pretty much the only writing that she did while she was going through




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ANOTHER WIN - Marcia Laycock won a World Guild Christian Writing Award for best blog series. Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express

cancer. During that period Laycock wrote about a dozen entries, however, she only submitted the two entries that would later win the award. She wrote another post, although she did not submit it to the contest, called ‘Hope is a dimension of light’. It was a post that she wrote after coming through a hard time. In this post Laycock recalls moments that inspired through her journey, moments when God showed her that He was near and that there is still beauty in the world.

“It was one of those moments when God does something just for you.” It is gifts from God, like these moments, that kept Laycock holding on, she said. Her winning entries were not posted on a personal web site or blog. Instead it was posted on the Caring Bridge web site. is a nonprofit web site that aims to connect family and friends when health matters most. Laycock explains that it is a place where patients can set up a blog and post things

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fyi EVENTS 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 403-782-7183. Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and new members will start this month.

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YARD Yoga Studio’s 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 The Red Deer Public Library presents First Thursdays in the Snell featuring Edmonton’s Obsessions Octet Sept. 6, 12:15 – 1 p.m. Coffee and tea provided by Café Noir. No admission charge (free will donation at the door.) Sept. 8 marks the day of the Parkinson Alberta Society’s annual Superwalk. We are all

Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present Pulse of Istanbul by Calgary artist Asta Dale in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library to Oct. 14. Our First Friday Red Deer opening is Sept. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the artist in attendance.

2012 MS Golf Classic will take place Sept. 10th at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort - Old Course. It will be an 18-hole tournament style. Register now and start fundraising today as a team or individual. Cor-

Country Gospel Music’s Crystal Clear Ministries 14th annual fundraiser banquet featuring a delicious cowboy feast along with some great country gospel music entertainment with guest Norm Bonk, a co-founder of Circle Square Ranch, Saskatchewan and the Shiloh Youth Ranch near Fort Saskatchewan. Herb Taylor, with his waxed-up moustache, will be carving up the meat and Crystal will be sharing some of her gospel songs.

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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. Daffodils of Hope: This September, members of GrammaLink-Africa are intending to plant 300-500 daffodil bulbs in the gardens of Red Deer Hospice and Ronald McDonald House. Your donation of $5 will enable us to plant a Bulb of Hope in the gardens and give hope to the grandmothers who are caring for some of the 13 million children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Money generated from this fundraiser will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. Contact Shirley at 403-347-5958 to help us beautify the community and to help the African Grandmothers. For further information contact 403-347-5958.

Sunworks will be hosting an author reading Sept. 7th at 7 p.m. Dr. Paul Hardy will be reading from his latest novel A Surgical Plight, a prequel to his book Surgical Heights. A Surgical Plight describes the challenges and excitement of a general surgery resident in the final year of training, mired in the consequences of a case gone bad. 4924 Ross St. Admission free. Phone Lesley for more information 403-341-3455.

at the Golden Circle on Sept. 13 with Five Plus One starting at 7:30 p.m. The Gaetz Valley Minstrels play Sept. 20 and Country Gold North perform Sept. 27. Admission is $7. Everyone is welcome. 403-347-6165.

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Visit us at working hard to ensure we reach our financial goals, but we need your help! Every journey begins with a single step. The Parkinson SuperWalk is the largest fundraising event for PAS. Last year, thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, participants and our dedicated volunteers, we raised $305,000 provincially. We invite you to ‘Share the Power of a Step’ by registering at or contact Linda or Marilynne at 403-346-4463. The 21st annual Weber Physio Harvest Run is set to take place Sept. 9th. Sign up for a three km walk/run or an eight 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


porate discounts are available. 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 Meat draw every Saturday from 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 Sept. 12. Enjoy lunch and musical entertainment. Cost is $10 per person. Drop-ins are welcome, larger groups may wish to reserve a table by calling 403-340-3511. Thursday night dances continue

There will be plenty of time for fellowship, feasting, and bidding at the silent auction. Banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15th at Balmoral Bible Chapel on Hwy. 11 east in Red Deer. Tickets are $25 each. Table of 8 - $175. Call to reserve 403-3427357 (Herb) or 403-347-5450 (church). More information at Come out to the 13th annual animal care subsidization Society’s charity dog wash on Sept. 15. Groomers from across Alberta are battling to see who can groom the most dogs and raise the most funds to help treat pets with cancer. Last year’s event raised $10,000. For more information call 4 Paws Day Care & Grooming at 403-342-0085. McMan Youth and the Family and Community Services Association are hosting the first annual addictions programming fundraiser. The event runs at the Black

Knight Inn on Sept. 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. McMan is putting together a holistic program using the Seven Challenges Counseling Program to provide local youth with a means for real recovery; dealing with the root issues that led them to drugs and alcohol. Organizers are able to provide the program but help is needed to make it affordable for youth. Mayor Morris Flewwelling will be speaking at the event, plus there will be a presentation by Christine Stewart and George MacLeod as well. For ticket information, contact Christine Stewart at 403-506-8961 or email Central Alberta Historical Society Fundraising Dinner runs Sept. 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m, dinner at 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Lodge 4324 - 46A Ave. Buffalo stew, bannock and saskatoon pie. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Tickets available at the Red Deer 2013 Centennial Office (4816 50th Ave.) hours 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. AGM and program following the dinner. Speaker: Gerhard Ens, professor of history, U of A on the background of the Blackfoot geography of 1871. Also a book launch: Three Persons and the Chokitapix by Dr. Allen Ronaghan, who will be in attendance. No ticket required for the AGM and program only. Call 403-3402013 for further information. Perogy Supper runs Sept. 20th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $11; Children 10 and under $6. It’s to be held at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church 3932 46 St. Red Deer. Tickets at the door. For more information call 403-347-2335. Ladies Auxiliary annual Rock & Roll Dance Party runs Sept. 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Legion branch #35 in Red Deer. Cost is $15 per person. Dance to Triple Nickel. Food, fun, prizes. Tickets are available at Legion Reception. Legion Ladies Auxiliary monthly meetings resume Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Legion Br. #35 and first Monday of every month. Call Harry - 403-5985331 before noon meeting day if you require a ride. The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is a national awareness and fundraising event that takes

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Week of September 5 - September 12, 2012 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 ceremonies 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. Raise your mug and make your coffee count by hosting a Coffee Break for Alzheimer’s disease. This do-it-yourself fundraiser can be as simple as hosting a coffee party at home, in the office or a public venue, or as elaborate as organizing a coffee-thon using social media. The campaign runs September through October and includes World Alzheimer Day Sept. 21. For more information or to order your Coffee Break kit, contact Janice at 403 346 4636,, or A salad supper and concert runs Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Blackfalds Community Hall. Join us for an evening of music & fellowship with Debbie Zepick. Debbie writes and records songs of hope & healing, dealing honestly and often humorously, with the struggles in life. No cost, a free will offering will be taken. For more information, please call Marcia at 403-885-9828. The Terry Fox Foundation is inviting all residents of Red Deer to come together in the fight against cancer and Team Up For Terry. Registered teams will raise funds and take part in the Terry Fox Run together on Sept. 16. Team Up For Terry is an exciting way for sports clubs, school groups, co-workers, friends, family or anyone interested in realizing Terry’s dream of a world free of cancer to make a difference. The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event and requires no minimum donation. Further information is available at Check out the 21st Annual Dickson Harvest Festival, Sept. 16 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Family event features Danish and traditional food, continuous entertainment,

kiddies coral and vendors. Fun for everyone! Please bring a non-perishable food bank donation. For more info or to book a vendor table call 403-728-3355. The Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association is having their second annual Art Show and Sale on Sept. 29 at the Pioneer Lodge (4324 - 46A Ave) in Red Deer from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come and see the amazing talent of our retired teachers! If you have any questions please call Margaret at 403-347-5500.

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months and are free for immigrants. Conversation topics will help to promote orientation to Canadian culture and life in our community. For ESL Level 1 and 2 the sessions are held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; for ESL Level 3 and 4 on 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.

MEETINGS Tree House Youth Theatre will be holding its AGM on Sept. 11 at the Scott Block, 4818 – 50 Ave, starting at 7 p.m. If you are interested in this dynamic theatre company, please come


For information call Fay at 40303347-3248 or Clarice at 403-34103-3414351. Meeting schedule for 2012 – Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20. Gamblers Anonymous meetings 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 Joanne at 403-314-1972.

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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 Society™ 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. 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

and listen in. Everyone is invited. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Blackfalds United Church Youth Group takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Youth from Grade 4 up are welcome to attend. Please check our web site at or phone 403-8854780 for more information. Red Deer Celiac Support Group - our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Sobeys South, 5111-22 St. in the Coffee Lounge at 7 p.m. Information on Celiac disease, symptoms, diagnosing, gluten free diet, gluten free products, recipes, coffee and samples.

The Red Deer Pottery Club meets Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Contour Studio at the Recreation Centre, downstairs. New members always welcome. For more information call Sharon at 403-347-8061 or Karen at 403-347-0600. The Red Deer Art Club meets Thursday afternoons at the Golden Circle from 1 to 4 p.m. A $1 drop-in fee applies. New members 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. ‘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 Gloria at 403-754-1655 or Shirley at 403-346-7160. Pioneers – meet old and new friends at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Pioneer Lodge. For more information, call 403-343-8387. 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 reservations@ 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. Alberta Women’s Institute has monthly meetings; Hillsdown (second Monday, 403-3470100); Leslieville (second Wednesday, 403-729-2420) and Ridgewood (first Tuesday, 403-886-4129). 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. 347-3662. Addict in the Family Support Group is a confidential, professionally-facilitated support group. Meetings run every second Thursday at 4920 – 54 St. from 6 to 8 p.m. 403-342-0895.

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Volunteering in Central Alberta Family Services of Central Alberta companion visitor. Do you want to be a contact for a community member with limited ability to venture out of their home? Under the direction of Older Adult Services Manager, contact will be made via visits to offer companionship (play cards, read a book, activities in the home, recognize them on their birthday, and keeping abreast of happenings in Red Deer and area). Contact Sandy Twidale at 403-309-8215 or by email at

tor for a full year project involving six to eight afternoon or evening events and one full weekend festival. The coordinator will work with committee staff to recruit, train, equip and oversee event specific volunteers for all events. Previous experience with volunteer organizations or festivals and or events is needed. Experience working with large non-profit organizations would also be an asset. Contact Sheila or Teresa 403-340-2013, or email

Family Services of Central Alberta. Volunteer are needed to help with setting up tables, chairs, supplies and activities. Help with mealtime by putting out dishes, utensils etc. Have fun at Kid’s Time by following the lead of the coordinator. Help with clean up. Volunteers are needed the third Friday of each month from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at G.H. Dawe School and on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. Contact Sandy at 403309-8215 or by email at

Event Volunteer is looking for volunteers for the Dec. 31 Centennial First Night celebrations from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bower Ponds skating party. Volunteers are needed in various capacities including general set up, electronic set up and monitoring, facilitating public enjoyment, serving refreshments, clean up and having fun. Contact 403-340-2013 or email info@

Cancer Society – office volunteer. We are looking for an office volunteer for one or two afternoons a week to help out with office duties, phone calls, the wig room and helping with special events. Contact Trish King at 403-309-5429 or email trish.king@

Learning Disabilities Association is currently looking for tutors to help students with learning disabilities gain reading, writing and math skills in order to be successful lifelong learners. If you are understanding and dedicated to individuals and enjoy working with children contact Jeannette at 403-340-3885 or by email at

ONGOING Red Deer 2013 Centennial Committee is looking for a volunteer coordina-

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has the following volunteer opportunities available: Lifeline assistant with installa-


tion of Lifeline units, battery changes, and visiting Lifeline clients in hospital. Promotion of Lifeline services and some clerical responsibilities will be required. Commitment is a five-hour shift Monday to Friday for a six-month commitment. The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to help with our Supportive Transportation Program. As an agency we provide transportation to clients who need to go to medical appointments and also to clients who attend lunch on Wednesdays at the Golden Circle. If you would like to learn more about this program or are interested in volunteering contact Diane at the Golden Circle at 403-343-6074 ext. 108. CNIB is looking for a passionate person for occasional days to tend the office. Duties include answering phones, responding to inquiries, greeting people and assisting with demonstrations and the purchase if items. Contact Wody by email at wody. Adult Literacy Program at the Dawe Library is looking for volunteer tutors to assist students with reading, writing and speaking English or basic math skills. Students are from all walks of life and from many countries. Contact Lois at 403-3462533 or by email at Arthritis Society Alberta and Northwest Territories is seeking leaders to present general and specific arthritis related information in their communities. Contact Liz at 1-800-321-1433 or email Bethany Care Society is seeking volunteers to support various recreational programs, such as outings, birthday parties, entertainment, or one-on-one visits. There are also opportunities for pastoral

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care visitors. Positions are available in Sylvan Lake or Red Deer. Contact Doris at 403357-3702 or email mackinnd@bethanycare. com. Canadian Blood Services welcomes new hospitality volunteers for their blood donor clinics. Those who are available during the daytime and enjoy helping others — this is a great opportunity. Contact Heather at 403-755-4334 or email heather. Canadian Cancer Society is seeking leadership volunteers to organize and implement annual special events including Relay For Life and Jail ‘N Bail. For more information call the Society at 403-347-3662 or email Canadian Mental Health needs volunteers to work at the Bargain Treasures Thrift Store. Join this supportive, fun, team-orientated environment with flexible hours. Contact Joyce at 403-342-2266 or email her at Central Alberta Brain Injury Society is seeking volunteer board members with an interest in helping the brain injured and their families to help plan the direction of programs and other initiatives; time commitment is two to three hours per month. Contact Jean at 403-350-7260 or email CNIB has positions available as a vision mate. You will be matched with someone with vision loss to help them with everyday activities like running errands and going for a walk. If this is something you can help with contact, Wody Bergquist 403-3460037 or email For more volunteer opportunities, visit CiRS Volunteer Services at or call 403-346-4636.

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Fundraiser planned for addictions treatment program McMan Youth, Family and Community Services broadens local support BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association is hosting their first annual addictions programming fundraiser coming up later this month. The event runs at the Black Knight Inn on Sept. 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. McMan is putting together a holistic program using the Seven Challenges Counseling Program to provide local youth with a means for real recovery; dealing with the root issues that led them to drugs and alcohol, said Christine Stewart, a program manager with McMan. She said the problem of youth addiction to alcohol and drugs is pervasive in Central Alberta. Funds raised on Sept. 18 will go towards supporting ongoing programs run through McMan, as well as a capital campaign towards a permanent treatment facility. “We want to open up a six to eight-bed facility,” she said. Being able to house the youth for a time enhances the impact of treatment as well. The need for the service is growing. “Kids turn to drugs for a million different reasons. Some are more prone to peer pressure and some have more struggles internally then we even realize. Almost all of the ones we see, that have strong addiction problems, have turned to drugs to help

them cope with something. “It may have nothing to do with their family support at home; it may have everything to do with it.”

“THEY MAY BE REFERRED TO COUNSELING OR OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES, BUT WITHOUT AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ENTIRELY NEW SKILLS FOR COPING, THE CHANCES OF RELAPSE ARE HUGE.” CHRISTINE STEWART Some youth self-medicate with drugs and alcohol to lessen symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for example, and others might become addicted to something to help them cope with anger issues. Others find themselves addicted to their parents’ prescription drugs for a range of reasons as well. “Most of them are trying to shut something out. But whatever the reason, they get stuck there.” Dealing with all the core issues that led to addiction in the first place is of course the overriding goal. So over the past while, Stewart has been busy touching base with local politicians and community organizations to get the word out about McMan’s vision. The Seven Challenges Counseling Pro-

gram, widely used in the United States, is key to helping youth out of the trap of addiction. “We don’t go in and tell kids ‘You have to quit drugs’. It doesn’t work with teens; it doesn’t work with most people. But (the program) works with them and their thought processes – how they make decisions.” McMan currently works with Alberta Health Services to provide a detox program for teens who are court-ordered to attend. But as the Stewart points out, addictions require more than 10 days to be truly broken. Currently, youths leave the program at McMan and return to their lives exactly as they had left them. “They may be referred to counseling or other support services, but without an opportunity to learn entirely new skills for coping, the chances of relapse are huge.” The goal therefore is to provide a residential stay for three to six months of addictions counseling and treatment. “We would then provide up to another three to six months of on-site residency while the youth learns to attend school and/or work while utilizing all they have learned about staying clean. The youth would then return home or to independence with follow-up counseling and group attendance as support.” The issue also is that if kids get trapped

into addictions, it’s all the more challenging to get out of because they’re identity can be so entrenched with addiction issues. “They haven’t had enough life experience yet to know that this isn’t who they are. Even three months in an (treatment) environment would enable them to see this is what life can be like. You can still have fun, you can be healthy and active. We can transition them back into their environments. They have their whole lives ahead of them.” As Stewart points out, organizers are able to provide the program but help is needed to make it affordable for youth. It’s also important that people realize how effective the investment in supporting addictions treatment really is. “They are going down a really bad path if they don’t get help now. The crime, jail times, the hospital times – all of that – is way more expensive than the costs of this program.” Meanwhile, Mayor Morris Flewwelling will be speaking at the fundraiser, plus there will be a presentation by Stewart and George MacLeod, also of the McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association, as well. For ticket information, contact Christine Stewart at 403-506-8961 or email

More cases of West Nile virus infection confirmed BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Following confirmation of three new human cases of West Nile virus (WNv) infection, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is again urging Albertans to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

Four human cases of WNv infection have been reported in Alberta so far this season, including the province’s first case which was announced Aug. 21. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause West Nile Non-Neurological Syndrome (formerly known as West Nile fever). Occasionally it can cause

the more serious West Nile Neurological Syndrome. With increasing numbers of cases, AHS will be releasing updated human West Nile virus case numbers for Alberta on a weekly basis. A woman in the Calgary zone was diagnosed with the non-neurological syndrome, and officials say the case is travel related. Another woman in the AHS’s Central zone was diagnosed with neurological syndrome, and another non-neurological case, again travel related, was diagnosed in the northern part of the province. “By releasing case information, we hope to remind Albertans that West Nile virus is indeed around and that we should all be taking the precautions we always recommend,” says Dr. Gerry Predy, AHS senior medical officer of health. “Our advice to all Albertans remains consistent: wear insect repellent with DEET; wear long-sleeved,

light-coloured shirts and pants; wear a hat and consider staying indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.” Officials say there are 44 species of mosquitoes in Alberta and that of these, the Culex tarsalis has been identified as the species most likely to carry the virus from infected birds to people and horses. Some people who become infected with non-neurological syndrome show no symptoms at all. However, symptoms that could occur can include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, skin rash, swollen glands and headache. For the small number of individuals who do develop the neurological syndrome, infection can lead to tremors, drowsiness, confusion, swallowing problems, high fever, unconsciousness, paralysis and even death. Visit

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Our galleries will be closed between Sept 6 and 29 for preliminary construction on the new history exhibition. MAG Saturdays & magSparks programs will continue as scheduled.

We’ll reopen Sept 29 for: Profit & Ambition The Canadian Fur Trade, 1779-1821 A traveling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization

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Changes at the Museum Beginning Sept. 6 until Sept. 29, the exhibit galleries at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery will be empty. The first phase of construction for the new permanent history exhibition – Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland – begins. The dividing wall that separates the new 4800 sq. ft. history exhibition and temporary galleries will be erected.

“WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO SEE THE VISION TRANSFORMING INTO REALITY.” LORNA JOHNSON “It’s hard to believe that we are at this stage,” said Lorna Johnson, executive director. “Things will look very different at the MAG this fall. This is the first phase of a seven-month production period. We are very excited to see the vision transforming into reality.” During this first three and one-half week period, several structural walls and emergency door vestibules will be built therefore the galleries will be closed to the public. While undergoing con-

struction, the Discovery Studio will remain open. The MAG Saturdays dropin program will continue as scheduled. As well, the MAG Sparks Open Studio program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons begins Sept. 10th. On Sept. 29, the final and only exhibition of 2012 will open. Profit & Ambition: the Canadian Fur Trade, 1779 to 1821 is a traveling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Then the intensive work begins. It will take several months to install Remarkable Red Deer. The technical, electrical and case fabrication components are extensive, said Johnson. More than 1,000 artifacts from the MAG’s collections, and 500 photos, maps, and documents from the Red Deer and District Archives will be readied as well. For more details on the permanent history project, contact Karin RichardsonMacKenzie at 403-309-8446. For information on the Magnificent Saturdays and MAGSparks programs, call 403-309-8405. -Weber

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AMENDMENT TO THE RED DEER COUNTY & CITY OF RED DEER INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) Bylaw No. 2012/21 to amend the IDP to provide for the following: 1. Annexation of lands within the City’s Growth Area based on the City’s need for land supply for growth as expressed in a formula instead of the fixed timeframe of July 5, 2017; 2. The continuation of the IDP indefinitely instead of the expiry date of July 5, 2017, and 3. Other amendments related to the above matters.

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COUNCIL COMMITTEES/BOARDS – Red Deer County invites letters of interest / applications from residents of Red Deer County who may be interested in sitting as a member at large on the following Committees/Boards SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD - This is a Quasi Judicial Board hearing appeals arising from Development and Subdivision Applications within the County. Persons interested in being a member of this Board should be open minded, able to interpret legislation, have analytical and reasoning skills, be comfortable speaking in public as well as being able to communicate effectively. This five (5) member Board meets as required and the meetings are normally held on Thursdays during the day. Appointments to this Board are for a two-year term. Members of this Board are also appointed as the members of the NUISANCE ABATEMENT COMMITTEE this committee reviews and has discretion with regard to further action on any nuisance and unsightly condition complaints as per the conditions of the Nuisance Abatement Bylaw No. 2006/26. RED DEER REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY - The Authority owns the Red Deer Airport and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of this facility. Red Deer County appoints six members to the 12-person Authority and is presently seeking applications for members with the appointments to be for a three- or four-year term.

MLS Industrial Developments Ltd. – installation of a 35.125 m2 subdivision identification sign on Pt SW 27-37-27-4 at the corner of Rge Rd 273 and Twp Rd 374 (McKenzie Industrial Park).

Discretionary Use RED DEER 1. R. Dyck – Home Business Major (welding business) from an existing workshop with a 7.5-metre side yard setback relaxation for said workshop on Lot 1, Plan 892-2404, SE 35-37-27-4. 2.

Word of Life Church / Destiny Christian School – Temporary Development (portable classroom) with a 2.7-metre side yard setback relaxation for the location of said portable classroom on Lot 1, Blk 1, Plan 882-1039, NE 32-37-27-4.

South of GLENIFFER RESERVOIR 3. J. Oszli – operation of a Campground Minor (20 sites). 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: September 5, 2012.

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NEW HEIGHTS – The Graham Brown Band -- Rob Blackburn, Mark Gruft, John Werner and Graham Brown -- perform Sept. 15 at The Hideout.

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Vancouver’s Graham Brown Band heads to City BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Hailing from Canada’s west coast, the Graham Brown Band will be heading to Red Deer this month as part of the group’s fall tour. The guys play The Hideout on Sept. 15, and will be showcasing tunes from their latest disc Hiwatt which was released last year. Brown was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada with his family as a child. “We first arrived in Winnipeg and then shortly after moved to Toronto. I was still too young for school but I do have very strong memories of the old house we lived in and the neighbourhood,” he recalls of those early days. The family resettled in Edmonton and later St. Albert. And a passion for music was born early on as well. With a musical family, listening to all kinds of genres as well as singing and playing instruments around the house was a given.

“We always had drum kits and amps downstairs in a room my parents put together for us. After dinner we’d go downstairs and start off with maybe some boogiewoogie stuff with dad, then he’d leave and my brother would start on the drums. We’d play some Hendrix or Black Sabbath stuff and rock out. All the kids of the neighbourhood would hang out at our place.” Years earlier, Brown was struck by seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. He counts that as a pivotal moment in his eventual choosing of music as his life’s work. Seeing the ‘Fab Four’ on the small screen also sparked a passion for playing guitar. Although he did get serious about hockey through his youth, music was always beckoning. “It was always pulling and pulling,” he adds with a laugh. As a kid, Brown would also sit on the steps and fake his way through Beatle songs to the plea-


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sure of some neighbourhood kids, but something was missing. “I needed a drummer and a bass player but didn’t know any. About half way through Grade four a new kid came to our school by the name of Kim Upright, he played drums and we were almost set. “By Grade seven we finally found ourselves a bass player by the name of Bob Drysdale who I met through playing hockey. We decided to call the band (Stone) and even had it on the bass drum just like the big guys do. It was a great time and I have very fond memories of the show, I also remember that I never felt nervous about getting up in front of people to sing and play guitar, it all seemed so natural to me.” It was in 1984 that he formed his first professional band with two friends from St. Albert. He later moved out to Vancouver and it took about a year to put a band together and get a record


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out. Collaborations followed as he continued to hone his craft, and then it was time to venture out on his own. His first solo disc was produced in 1998. In 2005, he released his third solo project Graham Brown – Stand Your Ground which was followed in 2008 by Do What You Should. The aforementioned CD Hiwatt follows a bit of a different course from earlier outings, he says. “The new record has lots of screaming wawa guitars, pounding drums and bass, which, of course, are all beautifully dressed in well-written and emotionally moving rock and roll songs.” There’s an unmistakable ‘live’ feel to the punchy tunes as well, as they were recorded ‘live off the floor’. Usually, a single track is complete in as little as two takes, he said. “Most of them are done on the first take.” Songwriting is a gift that has always come naturally. “It all

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comes together. I have literally walked from my house down to the recording studio and written a song or two in my head. I’ll go over to my guitar and figure out what it was. I know what the drum parts are, I know what the harmony parts are, I know what the bass should be doing and I know the ending.” These days, Brown relishes life on the west coast where the winters may be gray and rainy, but at least they’re mild compared to what he recalls of the Alberta cold. The beauty of the place provides its own unique inspiration as well. Still, he does have a love for the prairies that was instilled during his boyhood days. Inspiration also flows from thinking of those formative times as well. “I think it’s beautiful – I love the big skies and the wheat blowing in the wind. I think it’s majestic,” he said. “It takes me some place.”



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Experience the magic of the Beatles with ‘Rain’ Beatles fans won’t want to miss a smashing tribute to the ‘fab four’ via Rain coming up next month. ‘Experience the Beatles with Rain’ hits the Centrium stage Oct. 25. A whole slew of tribute bands have surfaced since the demise of the Beatles, but Rain has snagged a spot of honour with fans over the years. Perhaps that stems from their respect for the material and fierce dedication to nailing those classic tunes so perfectly. Like the Beatles, the onstage members of Rain are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying per-

formers in their own right. In addition to members of the original Rain band, at certain performances the show will also feature the talents of Graham Alexander, Joe Bologna, Douglas Cox, Jim Irizarry, John Korba, David Leon, Jimmy Pou, Mac Ruffing, Chris Smallwood and Tom Teeley. From early hits to later classics, there’s something for any fan (I Want to Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and plenty more). Together longer than The Beatles themselves,


Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics that the Beatles never got the chance to play live, this tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love and a little help from your friends. The members of Rain also use the Beatles’ records like textbooks, constantly referring to them to ensure the songs performed live include every harmony, vocal tone, chord

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inversion, handclap, cowbell and string arrangement. The guys also offer a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience – a “fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s.” Rain also covers the legendary group from their first appearance on Ed Sullivan through the Abbey Road disc. To replicate the Beatles’ studio sounds on stage (and with no pre-recorded tracks) would be impossible without prodigious musicianship. The four onstage members are also veterans of the Broadway stage show Beatlemania and not only project the physical looks, speech and traits of the lads from Liverpool, but the camaraderie and charisma the Beatles possessed. For tickets, check out

CRYDERMAN Lawless Alliance Films Rating: 14A 115 minutes In many ways Lawless is a good movie. But I say that with some hesitation because of the in-your-face violence. It’s about a moonshining family in early 1930s Virginia. Based on a true story, it pits three brothers in the family against a corrupt local law enforcement official, played as a simpering dandy by a nasty Guy


Pearce. You just know the first time you see him that Pearce’s character is going to get his. The brothers, who apparently make the best hootch in the state, refuse to let Pearce take over their lucrative, illegal business. Tom Hardy (the bad guy in The Dark Knight Rises) is excellent as the oldest, virtually indestructible brother, dominating the film, although Shia LaBoeuf, as the youngest, is supposed to be the major character. Jessica Chastain is appealing, if somewhat unbelievable, as a glamorous Chicago dancer in backwoods Virginia. Gary Oldman shows up for a couple of sequences as a machine-gun toting gangster, but then seems to disappear. There are plenty of bloody beatings, shootings, a graphic tar and feather-

ing and worse as the two sides battle over the booze. Interestingly, this very American story is scripted by an Australian (Nick Cave), and directed by another Aussie (John Hillcoat). If you can stand the violence and an often overpowering sense of dread, this is a well done dramatic film. It has solid acting from an excellent cast, great period atmosphere, complete with folksy music and artsy photography. But it is not easy to watch. Rating: four deer out of five

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NATURE’S WAY - From left, Peter Allen helps Caleb Payce, 8, and brother Jesse, 6, go through their harvest of tomatoes, carrots and mint that they gathered together earlier this past weekend. Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express

The many health and fitness benefits of arginine In the health and fitness world, there is no shortage of supplements, diet pills or muscle powders on the market. The health supplement industry is rampant with false claims, over-dramatic promises and sheer lies. First and foremost, there is no replacement for a sound daily diet and exercise plan. Supplements are just that, they ‘supplement’ your foundations (good food and exercise). So whether you are looking to lose weight, burn fat or add lean muscle, get your foundations in place


WHEELER and then tweak the rest. These tweaks can be made by adding in a good, natural supplement regimen. Some of these supplements can assist in weight

loss; in adding muscle, help build your joints and more. The supplement in review today is arginine! Besides lowering your blood pressure and reducing the risk of angina, arginine is one of the fitness enthusiast’s supplements of choice. It is an amino acid produced within the body and is also found in many foods rich in proteins. Arginine can be used as a supplement to increase oxygenated blood flow to the muscle. This is possible because it’s considered a vasodila-

tor. The component called nitric oxide is increased by arginine, essentially allowing a greater volume of oxygenated blood flow through the muscles and body. Not only does proper dosage of arginine help blood flow, it also supports extreme endurance and muscle pumps during physical activity, while encouraging growth and development of lean muscle. Arginine also allows the body to heal more effectively due to the blood flow increase. The kidneys have a great use for both natural

occurring arginine as well as a supplemented form. When the kidney receives it as a supplement it will more effectively remove waste throughout the body. Depending on what your goal is, the dosage of arginine may vary. Dosages range anywhere from 500mg to 6g depending on your fitness goals. The proper times that you would consume it for the most efficient results would be on a training day, during your morning meal, as well as pre-workout. For a day without train-

ing you would get the best benefits by consuming it in the morning and in the afternoon. Users of arginine have experienced faster recovery, a great muscle pump and increases in strength. My personal use of arginine within a variety of pre-workouts has increased my strength and endurance while providing great blood flow to the muscles. Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer. He can be reached at 403-347-1707 or check out


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Yoga Alliance of Red Deer (YARD) marks 10 years BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Marking its 10th anniversary, the Yoga Alliance of Red Deer (YARD) is gearing up for a month-long celebration which includes spreading the word about the beneďŹ ts of the activity. As organizers point out, YARD is unique in that it is a non-proďŹ t society which provides yoga classes, teacher training and workshops throughout the year. Things got off to a comparatively smaller start 10 years ago when the studio offered 13 classes each week. Currently, 29 classes are offered weekly including Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, Kundalini, Yin, Vinyasa and Prenatal yoga. Trish Campbell, the organization’s president, has been with YARD since its inception. It was started privately under the name of More Yoga by Jim Moreau in 2000, and there were about six instructors at the time. A couple of years later, Moreau decided to move on, and the instructors and students rallied together

to keep the doors open. As Campbell explained, they recognized the challenges of running a yoga business so they opted to create a non-proďŹ t organization. A board of directors was formed and YARD was launched. To help mark 10 years of teaching, YARD is hosting a week of free open classes to let folks sample the various levels and styles and get to know the instructors. This special week runs from Sept. 9-14. Campbell said anyone can drop in – there is no need to register or call ahead. Another way for the public to check out various aspects of yoga will be on Sept. 12 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. during ‘Yoga with the Mayor in City Hall Park’. Mayor Morris Flewwelling will be participating in the session which will feature several kinds of yoga and a chance to meet volunteers with YARD as well. “A number of teachers will be there monitoring and participating.â€? On Sept. 22, YARD is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the

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studio. Highlights of the day include music, dance, food and of course yoga. A number of give-aways are planned as well – folks are encouraged to visit the web site for more details. For those new to yoga, these events through September are an ideal chance to see what it’s all about, said Campbell. “There really is something for everybody. And it’s a very supportive environment. It’s not competitive; it’s not scary.� Campbell emphasized that men are welcome to take part as well. It’s by no means restricted to women. “We have many men in our classes.� Campbell said the organization also has an outreach program which includes teaching in local schools and partnering with Canadian Mental Health and the Remand Centre as well. “I think people learn a lot about their own bodies through yoga, and they can

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ďŹ nd ways to deal with stress through the breathing, concentrating and being able to clear away the clutter of daily life.â€? The physical beneďŹ ts are plentiful as

well, from strengthening to building greater exibility. Socially, a strong sense of a supportive community is created during sessions as well, she said. “It’s a shared

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This fall think about Lyme disease Do you believe you must be in an infected area to get Lyme disease? If you do, think again.

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JONES A 10-year study reports that you can catch this malady in your own backyard. And since spring and fall are prime times for this disease, being forewarned is forearmed. Particularly since a bite of the deer tick can have far-reaching health consequences. Lyme disease was ďŹ rst suspected in North America in 1975. In Lyme, Connecticut, an unusual number of children were developing what was initially thought to be juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. So a team of scientists from Yale University were sent to study this cluster of patients. These children all exhibited a ‘bull’s–eye’ rash. In addition, they also suffered from muscular, heart and neurological problems. The ďŹ nal diagnosis? Lyme disease. The ďŹ rst case occurred in Canada in 1977 when a 13-year-old girl in southwestern Ontario was diagnosed with the disease. Lyme disease is due to a bacterial germ, Borrelia burgdorferi, which resides in deer, mice, squirrels and other small animals. The blacklegged tick (deer tick) becomes infected when feeding on these animals and its bite then transmits the disease to humans. Ticks are not insects. They are ar-

thropods, closely related to spiders and mites. They usually have a twoyear life cycle during which time they feed three times. Studies show that there may be 2,000 infected ticks per acre of forested land. They stay at the end of tall grass or on other vegetation waiting for unsuspecting people to walk by. They must remain attached to the skin for several hours to transmit Lyme disease. The 10-year study revealed that the blacklegged tick is present as far north as the 50th parallel. Researchers studied 591 blacklegged ticks collected from dogs, cats, horses and people who had not traveled out of Ontario or who had not been to a Lyme disease infected area. They found that 12% of ticks, usually females, were infected with B. burgdorferi. The widespread distribution is believed due to songbirds dispersing immature blacklegged ticks during their northward spring migration. The message for doctors and the public is that people and domestic animals are at risk of contracting Lyme disease in their own communities. Lyme disease has been labeled as The Great Imitator. Like syphilis, it can mimic many different diseases and has a multitude of clinical symptoms. The result is that the diagnosis is often missed by doctors. The ďŹ rst sign is usually a rash that erupts within a month after the initial bite of an infected tick. It’s often found at the site of the bite and is red and circular with a clear center that resembles a bull’s eye. But a re-

port from the U.S. Centre for Disease Control says that only three out of 10 people get a bull’s eye rash. The rash my be painless, or painful and itchy, and hot. Patients normally complain of u-like symptoms such as fatigue, headache, aching muscles and low-grade fever. There may be pain in the joints and enlargement of lymph nodes. If untreated three to ďŹ ve months later, the disease strikes again. About one in 10 patients develops cardiac abnormalities such as irregular heartbeat or heart block. The majority recover after a short time. Neurological complications occur in about 10% of patients. Peripheral nerves may be involved or patients suffer from encephalitis, meningitis or Bells-Palsy. The last stage of Lyme disease occurs ďŹ ve months to ďŹ ve years after the initial infection. Patients complain of pain primarily in large joints such as the knees. A few cases have been reported in which symptoms were similar to multiple sclerosis. The best treatment for Lyme disease is prevention. Wear long sleeve shirts and pants tucked into socks while walking in wooded areas. Light coloured clothing is also preferable as ticks can be more easily spotted. Use an insect repellent. Check clothes for ticks and examine your body including hair and scalp. It’s also prudent to check pets and brush them off outdoors. Prompt treatment with antibiotics is essential to prevent later complications. See the web site at For comments, email

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STEADY SHOT - Tim Hepworth shoots his compound bow at the Red Deer Archery Association earlier this week.

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Wrestling showdown this weekend at Festival Hall BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express It’s one thing to see a pair of champions battle it out for top honours but wrestling fans in Red Deer will be treated to eight belt winners as they scrap to see who is the best this Saturday night at Festival Hall starting at 7:30. According to CNWA promoter Vern May of Red Deer, it is time to have a national wrestling champion and so he has arranged for the champs of eight different organizations to get together in Red Deer Sept. 8th for a showdown to declare a champion for the first time ever. “So we have them all compete to see who is the best of the best and have a true national champion,” said May, who explained wrestling has always been very territorial. May says back in the hey day of Stampede wrestling for example, people knew

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about one champion and it ended there. “That organization had its North American champion and they would never acknowledge there was a champion in Vancouver and a champion in Winnipeg and a champion in Toronto.” May says now the fans can tap into so many resources they know there are other organizations out there which have a champion as well and this single elimination tournament will see one man emerge as the undisputed owner of the title belt and he will have earned it, says May. “Who ever walks away with the belt at the end of the tournament will have wrestled three matches against the cream of the crop.” May says typically it’s very tough to get wrestling promoters to agree to anything. In the past you might get two to agree to something but generally it is a very ego driven industry so to get this much coop-

eration to pull this together is special, he said. One thing working in his favour to draw this card together is the fact he is a wrestler himself and has faced all eight of these competitors as Vance Nevada. “So I can tell you, these guys are awesome.” May points out the industry has really started growing over the past two years, attracting many young wrestlers in their mid 20s, all looking for the next contract with a bigger organization. “This is an opportunity to be recognized as a champion of eight organizations, that is going to get attention from somebody at some level in the industry,” he said. It provides a huge opportunity for one of those men and it is also great for the loyal fans of wrestling, he said. “Championships you’ve only read about through the internet you are now going to

see up close and personal Saturday night in Red Deer.” As an added bonus, advance ticket buyers will be able to get into see the wrestlers before the general audience gets in and be able to lay their hands on the eight championship belts which will be in the house. There is also a 10-man over the top rope battle royal and the winner of that contest will be the first wrestler to be able to challenge the newly-crowned national champion. Two other matches are on the card with the ladies squaring off in one and NWA world heavyweight champ Adam Pearce from San Diego taking on Red Deer’s own Vance Nevada hit the ring in the other, in what May describes as their final meeting. Tickets are $15 in advance at Full Spectrum Customs or online at and $20 at the door.


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Wallin eager to focus more on coaching this season BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express You can expect a more concentrated focus from Red Deer Rebels Head Coach Jesse Wallin this year with the announcement of team owner Brent Sutter taking over the general manager duties for the most part. “He’s going to be able to be a lot more involved and he’ll be able to help me out with a lot of the GM duties and alleviate a lot of that which will allow me to focus on the coaching side of things,” said Wallin about the decision which both were agreeable to and apparently took some time to reach. Sutter was considering going outside the

organization in order to hand over the duties of general manager but in the end he figured on himself being the more logical choice. “He’s the owner, it’s his team and he’s always been involved but I think having his focus and his full attention back here now I think is going to be beneficial for everybody involved,” Wallin pointed out. In the end, what is best for the team is what directed this change in the ranks and it also places Wallin into the sole position of coaching these young men, something he has a passion for. Wallin says he will still be involved in some of the general manager meetings

with regard to the league but the players will be able to reap the benefits of having him full-time for the most part, something which was missing since he was saddled with both the head coach and general manager responsibilities. “It’s a lot to take on, both coaching and GM duties and I’m excited to be able to lean on Brent and his expertise.” Wallin says the task of being a general manager took him away from too many things he felt were important to the development of the hockey team from a coaching perspective like having to scout other players in the league and getting to know the WHL a little better, he said.

“Those are things Brent will be able to cover off.” There will also be a slight change behind the bench for the Rebels this season on top of Wallin being there wearing just the head coach hat. Former assistant coach Chris Neiszner did not have his contract renewed for the upcoming season and has instead taken on a job with Hockey Alberta. That leaves Bryce Thoma as the only other coach on the bench for the Rebels. The Rebels kick off the 47th WHL season with a home game against the Calgary Hitmen on Sept. 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Claggett’s CFL predictions Comparing pre-season picks to standings We are now halfway through the CFL season and so I thought it would be a good idea to check my fearless predictions from before the start of the year.


CLAGGETT Starting with the west, I called the finish to be B.C., Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatchewan and it’s close at the midway point with the Eskimos surprising a bit and the Stamps flailing somewhat but I have an out there as Drew Tate not being behind centre was not expected so I am giving myself a break. The Lions are not as dominant as I thought they would be but still are the top dog and I don’t see that

changing any time soon. I will stick with the order of finish. The Riders, apart from the hammering of the pitiful Bombers, are playing true to form and in spite of the moral booster on Labour Day weekend, they will continue to occupy the basement of the west. Over in the East the Montreal Alouettes continue to surprise as they maintain their status of the class of the division but the house they have built is shaky in my opinion due to a defense which doesn’t seem to be able to stop many teams. But as long as Anthony Calvillo drinks from the fountain of youth the Als will run and pass with anybody and the defense will provide enough of a breather for that offence to recharge to continue to score more than the other guys. I figured Hamilton and Toronto would be battling it out and they are - only for second and third place and

not first overall like I had expected. This is all due to many factors which include Ricky Ray being horrible, Hamilton’s defense being lame and that darn AC in Montreal being, well that darn AC in Montreal. Last and certainly least are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the light at the end of the tunnel is a train with former head coach Paul LaPolice as the engineer. The Bombers decided it was his fault the team was coming apart at the seams but if you saw any of the game Sunday you could easily figure out this bunch needs more than a seamstress to put it back together. They will rock the bottom of the standings and then spend the winter at Portage and Main trying to save the franchise. We shall see how this all plays out in November.

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LIGHT AND BRIGHT - This modern living room in a Unique Elevation show home in Vanier Woods is perfect for intimate evenings by the fireplace.


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Simple elegance and practicality with wool carpets We are inundated daily with new products; sales reps are constantly showing us the next ‘big’ thing in flooring which are technically sophisticated and stylish.


LEWIS Often we can forget about products which have been around for centuries that have given exemplary performance without the need for technical confusion. I think shopping for flooring – especially carpet, can be confusing and overwhelming. This coming from someone who works in a flooring store! We long for simpler times,

when food was wholesome and we directly created what we harvested from the earth. Trends are headed in that direction, the sharp return to an organic, free range, hormone and chemicalfree lifestyle is on a rapid incline. I think we have realized that in spite of our massive technological advancements, there may be a better and simpler way to live. Building materials are no exception and I am happy to see a more earth-friendly theme emerging from the home design and home building sector – it is about time! Wool carpets have been available for over a century and are enjoying a rise in popularity due to the return to more natural home décor products. What’s old is new again and retro is now trendy. Wool carpets have always been

a benchmark in the carpet industry. Wool is strong, dyes well and is from a natural 100% renewable resource. Wool is harvested, cleaned, made into fibre, tufted into hemp backing then applied to a natural jute backing. The production of nylon fibre consumes up to five times more energy to produce than wool, making wool a natural choice. The overall carbon footprint to fabricate wool carpet is significantly less than its synthetic counterpart when you calculate all aspects from production to shipping. Used extensively in commercial applications (casinos/cruise ships/churches), wool has had a long standing reputation for value and elegance. Naturally stain resistant, wool will stand strong for years longer than a carpet treated with temporary synthetic


stain inhibitors. It has efficient thermal qualities, staying cooler in summer and warmer in winter and can also help regulate humidity. Although wool can be a higher initial investment than synthetic material, this investment will give you decades more value in terms of wear, style and stain resistance. The life cycle costing of wool is considerably less per year when you factor the length of time you will own this beautiful product. Possibly the most appealing aspect of wool carpets is the feel; nothing on earth has its soft and satisfying texture. Like drawing a thick, warm blanket over you on a chilly day - you know what honest luxury and indulgence feels like. Wool carpets provide a grace-

ful elegance whether they are installed wall-to-wall (broadloom) or adorn your hardwood floors in a colourful area rug. Please ask us about which enduring wool classic may be ideal for your home. Wool is easier to care for than you might think. Vacuuming is any carpet’s best friend; it releases particulate from the fibres and helps relieve shedding and fuzzing. Treat spills by blotting with white towels and warm water, never rub your carpet as it may cause it to pill. Watch this space for news on wool carpets coming to our store, you won’t believe your eyes! 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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There’s more to mortgage selection than rates It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that comparing mortgage rates will guarantee you get the best bang for your mortgage buck. While this may be true for particular situations, there are many scenarios where this strategy is not effective. Following are three reasons why it doesn’t always pay to make a decision based solely on rates. First, your long-term plan and risk tolerance


TURCOTTE should determine which mortgage product is right for you. This product may or may not have the lowest rate.

For instance, there are cases where lenders will offer lower rates for insured mortgages. With insured mortgages, however, you’re charged an insurance premium, which is usually added to the mortgage amount. But if you’re not planning on keeping the property for a long enough time to offset that cost, it may be better to take an uninsured mortgage with a slightly higher rate. The


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cost difference you will pay with the higher interest rate may still be less than what you may pay in insurance premiums. As another example, if you prefer to budget for a consistent payment and can’t handle rate uctuations, it may be better to go with a higher ďŹ xed-rate mortgage. If you think current rates are low enough and you will be living in your property for at least ďŹ ve years, it may be wise to also opt for a mortgage with a longer term. Secondly, one of the biggest mistakes people make when merely comparing mortgage rates is failing to consider important factors such as prepayment options to help pay off the mortgage faster, whether secondary ďŹ nancing options are allowed, early payout penalties, or what fees are involved. It’s not enough to simply compare mortgage rates because you have to know what ‘clauses’ are contained within the mortgage deal. There may be cases where you will ďŹ nd a lender with the lowest rate and willing

to pay for your closing costs, or even provide you with cash-backs after closing. Thirdly, lenders can change their rates at any time. As such, if you’re shopping for rates with one lender and then approach another that gives you a lower rate, it’s quite possible that the ďŹ rst lender has also dropped its rates. This is why it’s important to get pre-approved with a lender once you a mortgage that ďŹ ts your needs. In some cases, you can secure your rate and conditions for up

to 120 days. These are just three reasons why it’s not enough to merely compare mortgage rates. The mortgage rate you may qualify for is also highly dependent on your credit score among other things. In order to get the best mortgage deals, you need to have solid credit. Jean-Guy Turcotte is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending Centres-Regional Mortgage Group and can be contacted by email or by phone at 403-343-1125.

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From bleak to ‘hotel chic’ in five steps Holidays mean house guests, and if your spare room has turned into a storage room, this is the time to transform it into a chic guest room with a relaxing hotel feel. Benjamin Moore colour and design expert Sharon Grech shares five tips. Two options when choosing a bed: rather than using your child’s outgrown bunk bed in the guest room, one option is to invest in a comfortable mattress for the ultimate hotel look and feel. A pull out couch or trundle bed offers a comfy full-sized bed for sleeping, with a dual purpose as a lounge for the rest of the year. Layers and textures add warmth to a room, so plenty of blankets and pillows are a must. Keep them nearby in a closet, a pretty basket or drape a cozy throw over the bed for visual interest. Light up the room with warmth: lighting is key to creating an inviting, warm retreat and can dramatically alter the mood of a room. The insider secret to achieving that hotel feel is varying shades and washes of light. The effect is achieved with lamps positioned near the bed for nighttime reading and dimmers on overhead lights. Of course, having a few scented candles near-


by instantly makes the room warm and inviting. Create a striking backdrop with paint: there are two ways to colour the room for comfort. A monochromatic colour scheme of soft grey such as Benjamin Moore’s Sea Haze, accented with cool lavenders or warm yellows like Queen’s Wreath or Summer Solstice gives a calming feel. However a dramatic focal wall creates an impact and adds drama and depth to the room. Maximize corner space: the corners are typically wasted spaces in any room. Maximize these overlooked areas by creating a pocket space with a small table and chair for a workstation, or a reading corner and private spot to retire before bed. Find a spot for a sleek silver tray with some sparkling water, a bowl of fruit or fresh flowers as a thoughtful and unexpected touch. Final touches: fluffy white towels, a bathrobe and a fully stocked bathroom brings hospitality home for your guests. Create a spa like feel in the bathroom by pairing soft, neutral colours that complement each other. By incorporating these tips in your spare room, your guests may never want to leave. explore your community 24/7

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