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Blackfalds youth joins Team Canada for hockey event Cole Laing is off to Finland for World Deaf Hockey Championships BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express
young hockey player from Blackfalds is gearing up to play for Team Canada in the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships in Finland. Cole Laing, 17, took part in the Canada Deaf Games in May of last year in Edmonton. Last August, he was selected to attend the training camp in Toronto. He was later chosen to play for Team Canada in the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships and couldn’t be more excited about the amazing opportunity. “I had a good feeling about it,” he explains, pointing out there were players from across the country hoping for a spot on the team. “I felt proud of myself because I knew this was where I wanted to go – this is my dream.” Only Laing, who is in Grade 12 at Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School, and one other player from Alberta will be representing the province on the national team. He’s been playing hockey since he was about ﬁve years old, and just ﬁnished up another outstanding year of minor hockey with the Lacombe Midget AA’s. He heads to Toronto to reconvene with his team for a few days of practices before they ﬂy out to Finland. He’ll be there until April 7. The Finnish Athletic Association of the Deaf (FAAD) is responsible for arranging the tournament. Five countries have made the ﬁnal entry: Finland, Sweden, Russia, Canada and United States. Cole is thrilled for the opportunity, and emphasizes that the journey couldn’t have started without sponsorship support from TechWest in Calgary as well. Of course for Cole, being hard of hearing brings its
OPPORTUNITY - Cole Laing of Blackfalds is on his way to Finland to play for Team Canada in the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships. own set of challenges – but he has never for a second let that stand in his way of pursuing whatever he sets his mind to. His mother, Leah, said she and her husband Trevor made sure he knew growing up that he could enjoy a huge spectrum of opportunities in life. “I was born deaf, but I did have surgery for a cochlear implant.” He also reads lips well and underwent speech therapy when he was younger. And in a sport where there can be a lot of noise when it comes to communicating, he largely has to rely on other cues. In Finland, he will also be removing his cochlear implant hearing aid – this will put the team members on an even playing ﬁeld as some don’t have cochlear implants.
Each player has to be at the point where they can’t hear speech, explains Cole’s mother Leah. “At a 55 decibel loss, you wouldn’t be able to hear speech,” she said. “And nobody will be able to hear the whistle. When Cole takes off the implant, he can’t hear speech or the whistle. It just puts everyone at the same level. “On this team there will be players with cochlear implants, others with hearing aids and those who wear absolutely nothing and don’t speak at all. And they all just become one team.” Cole agrees, but explains that he enjoys playing hockey no matter what the case – with deaf teammates or his ‘hearing’ friends. It really boils down to the camaraderie. “Over there they will have strobe lights. The ref
will blow the whistle and the strobe lights go on – that’s how the play starts.” For his folks, who will be joining him in Finland, seeing their son land this opportunity has been a joy. “I was very nervous, but I think he’ll do great. I’m very excited for him,” says Leah. When Cole was a youngster, she was a ﬁgure skating coach. Her boy would of course be on the ice much of the time as well. Cole was just a baby when his folks noticed he wasn’t responding to auditory cues. Doctors said he was ‘profoundly deaf’, and he wore hearing aids until he was about four-years-old. At that point, he received the cochlear implants. “He’s done really, really well with it.” Today, Cole also has an interpreter to help out for his school studies.
Leah recalled the time about one year ago when her son ﬁrst learned of the opportunity to play hockey with others who are deaf. “Cole was saying he had been wondering if there was deaf hockey. He found out about Finland, and he said ‘I’m going there’. The family then learned of the Canada Deaf Games in Edmonton last spring. “I want people to know that this is out there for people who are deaf or hard of hearing,” added Leah. “There are many, many sports available to them and places for them to travel to play. And we are so excited for him. I’m so excited to have him representing Alberta, too. I’m so proud. “We’re very excited. Our extended family are also extremely excited and send encouraging emails all the
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time. Teachers are very excited for him as well.” For Cole, it’s also important to get the word out that there is so much out there for deaf people to take part in. “I want everyone to know there are a lot of sports that they can do, and that they have the opportunity to play what they love – there’s basketball, soccer, volleyball – lots of stuff.” Over the years, Leah points out that her son has always received such solid community support each step of the way – whether that be in school or taking part in a range of recreational pursuits. “All of his hockey coaches during his growing up years weren’t intimidated by the fact he is deaf. It’s been a great, great community for Cole.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Council marks City centennial with special meeting BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Council Chambers were packed at City Hall Monday night as former municipal employees, former councillors and one former mayor gathered at a historic meeting to mark Red Deer’s centennial. One hundred years ago on March 25th, Red Deer was incorporated as a City. A number of events are running throughout the
year to celebrate the milestone. On Monday night numerous presentations were given including one from local archivist Michael Dawe regarding ‘100 years of community history’ and Pat Matheson, the City’s public art coordinator, on ‘Ghosts of the past’ – an look at the bronze statues in the City. Sheila Bannerman, chair of the Red Deer Centennial steering committee also talked about the events that
are to come in celebration of the 100th anniversary, while City Manager Craig Curtis gave a presentation regarding the City’s centennial projects and Mayor Morris Flewwelling talked about ‘A future for the past’. Former Mayor Gail Surkan also spoke about her time serving as the City’s mayor for 12 years (1992 to 2004). “It was pointed out to me that as this is a 100 year celebration that I have
been in the mayor’s chair for more than 10 per cent of the City’s history. That was a little awakening for me.” Seventeen former councillors were also on hand to help mark the momentous occasion. Bill Scott served on City council from 1962 to 1965 and was on the committee of the 50th anniversary celebrations as well. His son, Greg Scott, is the City’s director of community services. “I served for three years
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and lost my seat because I ran for mayor,” he said. “The City has progressed and has done well. I think council has done great. We need to keep our mind on agriculture and a few other things with the environment and economics. As long as we keep our dollar in front of everything else we’ll be ok I think.” Flewwelling spoke about where the City will go in the next 50 or so years. “About ﬁve years ago this council set about looking forward and what Red Deer would be like in 45 or 50 years. After much community consultation we came up with a report called ‘Future Directions: Red Deer at 300,000’. “People want the values of the past to carry on in the future,” said Flewwelling. “People want to make sure we have green space and open space. They value the setting with the two creeks and the river and the natural state. “For the future Red Deer will be increasing its density. It will be going up, not out and we will occupy only a third of the space for the doubling and tripling of our population that you would expect us to do based on what we’ve used in the past 100 years.” Flewwelling said another value in Red Deer is ﬁscal responsibility. “The future will be keeping the ﬁscal house in order, fees and taxes affordable and
BILL SCOTT making sure there is affordable housing. “As we enjoy one of the highest standards of living, with one of the highest household incomes with $105,000 per household in Red Deer right now, that doesn’t apply to everybody. There are 15 per cent of people in our community who live in poverty. We need to make sure there is affordable housing in the community.” In addition, Curtis outlined centennial projects the City approved this year. “One of the projects is the spray park which will be located in a portion of Rotary Recreation Park. This will open ofﬁcially on Aug. 6th. And then there is the new skate park which is being built in Normandeau next to the Normandeau School and will be a stateof-the-art facility.” Other ‘centennial’ projects include the curling centre renovation and the expansion at the Centrium, among others. email@example.com
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User fee increases April 2 User fees are going up for some services at the City’s Recreation, Parks & Culture. Approved by City council through 2013 budget deliberations, the increases will apply to rates for recreation facility admissions, non-resident registered program fees, and facility rental rates. On April 2, admission and passes for recreation facilities will increase by an average 5%. At the same time, registered program fees will increase by 5% for non-residents. This does not apply to residents of Red Deer or Red Deer County, but to those living outside of these areas. “Any fee change is carefully considered during
the City’s annual budget process when council reviews the recommendations from administration. Rentals and related fees are recommended for increase each year, while admission and pass increases are considered every two years,” said Shelley Gagnon, recreation, parks & culture manager. “Adjusting these user fees helps to offset the growing operating costs and support operations, which means that services do not rely solely on funding from the tax base.” Beginning Sept. 1, facility rental rates will increase an average 3% for the majority of rental facilities. Other rentals will increase by up to 8% to adjust for rates lagging behind the established pricing frame-
work. “We’ve looked at the needs of the community and worked to balance these needs with responsible taxation and ﬁnancial management,” said Gagnon. “We know recreation is a priority for Red Deerians, so we must make price adjustments in order to continue providing exceptional service, and helping build strong families and healthy communities.” Information on admission and pass increases is available at the customer service desks at Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Centre, Recreation Centre and Michener Centre. For more information on Recreation, Parks and Culture, visit www.reddeer.ca/ rpc. -Weber
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Time capsule buried as part of centennial celebrations BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Red Deerians ofﬁcially marked 100 years of city status this past Monday as a time capsule packed with memorabilia was buried in City Hall Park. Another capsule from 1963, with a few additions from 1997, was later opened in
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population had grown to 23,100. Today of course, we are over 90,000. If we could step into a time capsule and travel through time another 50 years, our trekking might ﬁnd a city of more than 400,000.” As Flewwelling pointed out, the contents of the capsule paint a picture of Red Deer in 2013 – proﬁling things like how the City has grown in size, progressed as a community and how technology, the media and the people who live here have shaped Red Deer. “It’s a collection of photos, letters, messages, publications, newspapers, recordings, ﬂags, toys and a penny collection because this is the year we got rid of the penny,” he said. “Also, we are delighted to be including art from the Grade 2 classes from Glendale and West Park elementary and Ecole Mountview. There is also some art from the Grade 5 class at Maryview, too.” Flewwelling said that while plans for the 2013 capsule were taking shape, City staff realized there was a capsule buried in City Hall at the time the building was built in 1963. “We weren’t exactly sure what that time capsule was, but through a little sleuthing we did ﬁnd it.” The location was narrowed down to two places on the outside of City Hall thanks to calls and research, and through the help of Pascal Mancuso Construction Ltd. (PMCL), who removed the plaque on the park side steps, the capsule was found. The capsule was opened back in 1997 and a few additional items were placed in it at that time as well, including a copy of the City’s strategic plan and a letter from the mayor at that time, Gail Surkan.
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From 1963, the capsule contained several mementos including a copy of a Golden Jubilee certiﬁcate that had been given to Red Deerians who had lived in the community for 50 years at that point. It also included the resolution passed by City council authorizing the award and tender for construction of the current building. The cost for the new facility was listed at $789,148. Local archivist Michael Dawe said it’s good to reﬂect on the dramatic changes the City has seen over the past 100 years, and about how some things have stayed the same such as the appreciation of the natural areas and the interest in education and progress. Those things have remained.” Flewwelling said having the centennial celebrations held during his ﬁnal term as mayor has been a true personal highlight and milestone. “This is one of the reasons why I chose to run this term. I thought, you know, there is no better way I could cap of my 21 years of public life than to be mayor of the City on Red Deer’s centennial. I thought that was really exciting, and I’m ﬁnding it very moving.” He also contributed a letter to the newlyburied capsule. “I wrote my letter for Red Deerians of 2063, so I framed what Red Deer has been all about for the past 100 years – things like our values, goals, our environmental concerns and our care for the community,” he said. “Those values are enduring values – ones of ﬁscal responsibility, caring for one another, civility and volunteerism – hallmarks of our community.”
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OPINION Centennial celebrations It’s only March but Red Deer’s full slate of celebrations marking the City’s centennial are certainly in full swing. This week was a particular highlight as March 25 marked the actual anniversary of 100 years of City status. The day prior, there were fun, family-oriented activities at several recreational facilities around town. And on March 25, Mayor Morris Flewwelling presided over the burial of a time capsule packed with all sorts of items representing Red Deer this year. Located in City Hall Park, the time capsule will be opened in 50 years’ time. This event was held in tandem with the opening of a time capsule from 1963, and that also had some items placed in it in 1997 as well. It was fascinating to catch of glimpse of the City’s past through the items found in that box, including a copy of a certiﬁcate that had been given to Red Deerians who had called the City home for at least 50 years at that point in time. With all of these activities going on, and plenty more planned in the coming months, it’s certainly a time for Red Deerians to take time to consider what a truly great City we live in. Red Deer can be described as having a committed core of citizens that really care about it – its history, its many ﬁne features, its obviously powerful sense of community among others. Whenever there are major shows or events
held in the City, volunteer help typically isn’t too hard to ﬁnd. It’s also a generous community. Time and again, citizens come through with solid support for a spectrum of causes. So there is indeed much to celebrate, and there are many more functions on the way to take part in as part of the year-long party. In May, Tree House Youth Theatre will be presenting some special centennial performances. And one of the year’s biggest events – the Homecoming Festival - is slated for June 29-30. The weekend wraps with the ‘River of Light’ event which launches from Fort Normandeau at 10:30 p.m. A state-of-the-art light show, the River of Light features giant canola oil barrels lit up on the inside and conﬁgured in various arrangements to ﬂoat down the river all the way to Three Mile Bend. July 1 of course marks the annual Heritage Day at Bower Ponds. A ‘barn’ or street dance runs July 16 followed by the Westerner Days parade on July 17. Things continue right on into the autumn, with an old-fashioned fall fair at Fort Normandeau on Sept. 21. Organizers have pointed out that the goal is to encourage those planning special and regular events throughout the year to shape them with the centennial theme in mind. It certainly looks like that challenge has been taken to heart.
Welcome to the ‘new normal’ in food safety Food traceability – a powerful tool to mitigate risks across food supply chains – does not guarantee food safety and integrity.
CHARLEBOIS Even so, the challenge of tracking food products and ingredients upstream and downstream touches on the core of what is required to manage risks posed by the new normal in the business of food and agriculture. The new normal presents a number of fascinating issues to contend with, among them: designing comprehensive strategies in the ﬁeld to effectively cope with climate change and the question of economic trends, subsidies and currency wars, as well as ever changing federal regulations on food packaging, labeling, and safety and trade negotiations. None of these factors can ever be controlled by farmers or corporations, insofar as they create
tremendous volatility in the marketplace, rendering predictability a rare commodity in decisionmaking. The politics of food is also at the forefront of agribusiness and food safety. Food, agriculture and policy have never been mutually exclusive entities, and companies are now compelled to appreciate how one variable can have a signiﬁcant effect on another, while worrying about the next quarter. More consumers are now eating with a conscience, and as such are looking for fair trade products, and organic and locally-sourced foods and ingredients. The ethical treatment of animals has also caught the attention of executives in the ﬁeld. To complicate things further, the global food security agenda is also exercising some pressure on modern food systems. The objective of keeping input costs down and proﬁt margins up is no longer enough to deal with these problems. In food production, we have now entered the era of sound partnerships, efﬁcient networks and global outreach.
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The new normal in food and agriculture will demand more collaboration between stakeholders. Competing businesses will need to share data and costs, as well as build strategies set on converging interests. In the end, effective food traceability methods will rely heavily on increased teamwork amongst former rivals. Our food safety agenda is affected by all of these shifts. The same can be said of food systems themselves, which are also being fundamentally challenged. Over the last few years, Canada has witnessed, per year, over 2,700 food safety investigations, and over 250 food recalls. Indeed, over the past four years, the number of food recalls has increased by more than 200% and do not take into consideration the number of unreported incidences. These statistics clearly indicate how different our approach to risk management must be now. We need to decide how to monitor risk. But what we gain in food surveillance, we may lose in food distribution efﬁciencies. In other
words, more food safety regulations and food traceability may lead to a rise in the price of food. Nevertheless, food traceability should remain a priority for our country. We risk too much by ignoring the potential consequences. Until about 2009, we lived in the era of crises in food safety, including mad cow, salmonella, botulism, listeria and e.coli. We focused more on managing fears than managing risks; politics continually trumped economics. From 2009 to 2012, we witnessed a developing synergy between industry and government, health and agriculture that remains ongoing. Today, we live at the dawn of the era of accountability in food systems. Given governments’ limited capacity to create new food safety programs, the industry is now compelled to become more accountable to the government. But we also need to ﬁnd ways to make government more accountable to the public. Most importantly, however, we need to make the industry more accountable to itself,
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which is why food traceability is imperative for the future of food safety systems. Indeed, our objective should be to trace and track products and ingredients around the world, in real-time, connecting both ends of the food safety continuum. In light of the European horsemeat scandal, food traceability is also now considered an ideal mechanism to safeguard consumer trust. For years, food traceability has been almost synonymous with food safety. But the tides of consumer expectation are rising rapidly, and we should prepare to manage and direct that ﬂood. While the system has solved many aspects of traceability, signiﬁcant challenges remain to provide cost effective protocols for market assurance, and product improvement. Based on economics alone, the time to improve our systems will be set by consumers, and nobody else. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is associate dean of the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph. His column is distributed through Troy Media.
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A letter for Red Deer residents of the future from City Hall As we celebrate our Centennial, we can reﬂect on the City’s amazing growth from a population of less then 3,000 in 1913 to a population of over 90,000 today. Red Deer is now Alberta’s third largest city and is clearly on the provincial, national and even international radar. In thinking about what to place in the time capsule on March 25, I decided to highlight surveys and rankings of the City that were published in 2012. These clearly show a diverse, dynamic and progressive City “on the move.” The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) rated Red Deer #6 in its list of the top entrepreneurial cities in Canada. Its highest score was in the
category of “supportive local government policy.” Venture Magazine listed the City as one of the “25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada.” Foreign Direct Investment Magazine rated Red Deer as one of the top 10 microcities (cities under 100,000 population) in the Americas for “quality of life.” Moneysense magazine rates 200 cities in terms of the “best places to live in Canada.” Over the last few years, we have been rated in the top 20%, and our highest ranking was #9 in 2012. The City was also ranked #4 as one of the “best places to raise kids.” The City 2012
CitySpeak This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Chris Stephan questions regarding his Notice of Motion about the completion of the Bike Lane Project.
Why did you bring forward a Notice of Motion for the completion of the Bike Lane Pilot Project? “I believe it is time to complete the pilot project based on the feedback we have received from the community. There have been numerous issues identiﬁed by the community regarding the bike lanes; the most signiﬁcant and consistent problem identiﬁed being the removal of vehicle trafﬁc lanes and parking to accommodate the bike lanes. This has created tension between motorist and cyclist and a situation of unnecessary trafﬁc congestion, confusion, and driver frustration,” said Stephan. “The second reason why I am bringing forward the Notice of Motion is because I do not believe the City can afford to support this project any longer. I believe the majority of the citizens of Red Deer want their tax dollars spent on core infrastructure and services, such as dealing with potholes, road maintenance, snow removal, policing, ambulance service, trails, and parks.” He added while the upfront cost of removing the lanes will cost taxpayers, it will be much less of a tax burden than supporting these bike lanes in perpetuity. “Based on the City’s current debt and operational restraints, the City cannot afford to fund these types of projects, unless there is sufﬁcient public demand. Based on the number of commuter cyclists in Red Deer, and also the results from last year’s bike lane pilot which identiﬁed actual bike lane usage, it was very clear that we don’t have the demand to justify this project moving forward,” said Stephan.
Are you anti-cyclist? “Of course not. Based on the public response council has received, people who are opposed to the bike lanes are not opposed to cyclists, in fact many in opposition are cyclists. Again, the biggest problem isn’t the idea of having bike lanes in Red Deer, but rather the problem is that entire trafﬁc lanes and parking is removed to accommodate the bike lanes. Bike infrastructure should not take away from existing infrastructure, and I think council and administration have learned this lesson, and that will assist in future planning,” said Stephan.
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Report Card (IPSOS Reid Survey) showed that 98% of residents say the quality of life in Red Deer is good or very good. In addition, 84% of residents believe that they get very good or fairly good value for the taxes. Mark Foley wrote, “History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future.” Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs
often quoted Wayne Gretzky, star hockey player, saying, “I skate to where the puck is going to be not where it has been.” Our job in government is to learn from the past and look ahead to the future. As we celebrate our Centennial, there is much to learn as we prepare “A Future for the Past.”
Craig Curtis City manager
It’s time for Alberta to raise taxes Amidst all the talk of austerity budgets and bitumen bubbles, it is easy to lose track of something really important: the Alberta economy is in good shape. According to key economic indicators released by the provincial government, Alberta gained 9,700 jobs in January while, nationally, employment decreased by 21,900 jobs in that month. In 2011, Alberta’s real GDP advanced 5.1%, the strongest growth among the provinces and the largest gain since 2006. Nationally, real GDP rose 2.6% in 2011. So why are Albertans being asked to brace for cuts to much-needed, efﬁcientlyoperated public services? Alberta’s coffers are bare despite a strong economy because the province has failed to capture an adequate share of the wealth generated, instead relying on natural resource revenues to fund core functions of government. The price differential affecting Alberta petroleum exports is long-standing, and ﬂuctuations are normal operating procedure. Nor is the problem over-spending. In fact, relative to the spending of other provinces, Alberta per capita program expenditures have ranked in the middle of the pack for over a decade – and that’s without adjusting the ﬁgures to reﬂect how things cost more in this province. The Parkland Institute has released a report advocating the adoption of a set of measures employed by governments the world over as a means of revenue generation: taxation targeted at wealthy corporations and individuals who can afford to pay more. The provincial government should return to a progressive income tax regime. The ﬂat tax imposes a signiﬁcant cost on the province – at least $1.8 billion in 2010 alone – and fuels the excessive inequality that harms Albertans socially and economically. Progressive income tax would
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also shift the tax burden, moving a greater proportion on to Alberta’s wealthy. A poll conducted by the University of Alberta’s Population Research Lab found political support for increased and fairer taxation, with a substantial majority (60%) agreeing that those with higher incomes should pay more in tax. When asked if they would be willing to pay higher taxes to improve services, a signiﬁcant number (44%) of Albertans agreed. The provincial government should raise corporate tax rates. Since 1990, Alberta revenues from corporate taxes have remained under $5 billion. In contrast, corporate proﬁts skyrocketed from under $10 billion to over $50 billion. Despite a drop related to the 2008 Great Recession, corporate proﬁts are again on the rise, and today sit around $30 billion. Alberta also needs to increase its share of the proﬁts derived from the exploitation of oil and gas resources, and to manage the provincial revenues more appropriately. In 2012-13, the government aimed to capture only 10% of expected petroleum revenues – far short of Premier Peter Lougheed’s target of 35%. In dollars and cents, the failure to honor Lougheed’s legacy cost the provincial coffers $22.3 billion last year alone. Some pundits have claimed Alberta can be compared to a bigspending individual who assumes that a repeat of a one-time cash bonus will save the day. In reality, under the leadership of progressive conservative governments, Alberta is more akin to a highly-skilled employee who has failed to ask for the salary she deserves, instead tolerating inadequate wages that leave her unable to meet her current basic needs or plan responsibly for tomorrow. Shannon Stunden Bower is research director for the Parkland Institute. Her column is distributed through Troy Media.
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Shades of Ambition 2013 comes to an end BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express The third annual Shades of Ambition, which began on March 7th, will come to a close at the end of the day on March 27th. Shades of Ambition is a fundraiser that allows three local charities to compete with each other in a fun way. They do this by starting off with a black and white mural to which they attach coloured tiles as donations are made. The race is to out-sell each other in order to complete their coloured mural ﬁrst. This year the three charities were Red Deer River Watershed Alliance who partnered with radio station Sunny 94, Red Deer Regional Health Foundation who partnered with The River and Canadian Cancer Society who partnered with Kraze 101.3. The three charities are competing to get their share of the prize money provided by Parkland Mall. “Parkland Mall is really involved in their community and we like to support our local charities and this was a good way for us to be able to involve three charities at the same time,” said Krista Dunstan, marketing director at Parkland Mall. The mall donates the same amount every year. There is a total of $15,000 up for grabs; ﬁrst prize is $7,500, second prize is $5,000 and third prize is $2,500. In addition the charities will receive all funds raised
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BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express The new permanent history exhibition at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery opened on Monday in time for the City’s centennial. The grand opening celebration is set to take place on April 14th. “We are so excited. This is really our opportunity to tell Red Deer’s story in the most complete way we’ve ever been able to tell it,” said Lorna Johnson, executive director of the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. “This really is a milestone and it sets a new pace for what the museum will do. Our goal is to be the hub for information about the history of Red Deer and Central Alberta and the exhibition really sets the platform to be able to do that.” More than 50% of the
8,000 sq. ft. of available gallery space has been a construction zone for the past number of months in preparation of the opening of the new exhibition. In the exhibition, several of the City’s landmarks and iconic buildings, including the train station on Ross. St., the Club Café, complete with the original jukebox from the restaurant that will play tunes from the last 100 years, and the Michener Centre, among others, will guide visitors through Red Deer’s ﬁrst century. The other gallery spaces will become staging areas. About 1,000 items from the MAG and the Red Deer & District Archives will be on display throughout the new exhibit. This will include 450 photos from the Archives and 300 artifacts from the Museum’s collection.
The exhibition will take the public through the City’s military history, the City’s environmental history as well as an area called ‘Contemporary Red Deer’ where a number of ‘newcomers’ to the City were interviewed. “We spoke to 45 people who have come to Red Deer in the last 50 years. They have shared their stories with us. The neat thing is that they have come from 30 different countries and have all stayed in Red Deer,” said Johnson. There is also a children’s gallery where a number of books by Red Deer authors are being showcased as well as an area where booths will be set up and the public can learn about inﬂuential people in the City’s history. There is also an area for presentations equipped with a SMART Board
where different groups or school children can come in and learn about the City’s history. There will also be six different movies to watch on an ongoing basis for the public to see. Ofﬁcials at the MAG said a number of people have checked out the new exhibition already. “Their reactions have been very favourable. We had some kids come and play for about two hours and dress up as various characters as well. There is a lot to see so we hope people will come back more than once,” said Johnson. Meanwhile, Johnson said it was important to do this project for the centennial year because they were hearing from visitors that they wanted an anchor for history. “When you look at Red Deer now the majority of people who live here were
not born here. We wanted to make sure they felt like insiders in the community – they understood some of our stories, they understood what made Red Deer special as a community. That seemed like a really great thing to do as part of the centennial celebrations.” As part of the grand opening in April, there will be a number of performances and artists on hand to help celebrate. Spandy Andy is creating a video to get the grand opening warmed up, Frank Pavlick, a sports poet, will be on hand as well as singer/ songwriter Donna Durand. The Aboriginal Dance Troupe will also perform at the grand opening event. There will also be arts and crafts for the kids and cake for attendants to enjoy at the celebration as well. email@example.com
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Project aims to ensure all students can attend grad BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A program run through Lindsay Thurber High School is making sure all students are able to attend their graduation and enjoy their achievements. The Cinderella Project is an organization within Lindsay Thurber High School that supports grads who would not be able to participate in the full grad experience due to unfortunate circumstances. This is the third year the program
has been run. â€œWe started it because we heard of kids choosing not to go to their own grad because they couldnâ€™t afford a dress and they didnâ€™t want to feel like they stood out that way,â€? said Cyndi RamsďŹ eld, ofďŹ ce manager at Lindsay Thurber High School. â€œWe just canâ€™t imagine a student not being able to go to their grad so this is how the program was developed.â€? Over the past three years, The Cinderella Project has had support, but RamsďŹ eld
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grad, so they come and choose a dress and feel like a princess. It makes us feel good thatâ€™s for sure. Itâ€™s definitely a feel good thing.â€? Last year the program helped eight girls with dresses and three young men with tux rentals. They also had support to purchase their banquet tickets. Meanwhile, RamsďŹ eld said she would like to see The Cinderella Project grow and include other schools in the district. â€œWe have students here who are in need of this program and Iâ€™m sure other
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is hoping to bolster that. â€œWe do run into the issue at times of sizing. We sometimes have limited sizes so we are looking for more of a variety,â€? she said. â€œBut last year we were so lucky and had a lady who owned a bridal store in Castor who called us and said her store was overďŹ‚owing and she wanted to donate some dresses to us. We went out there and she was amazing. She gave us 16 dresses and that was so incredible.â€? Students go through a
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Red Deer residents shut off the power for Earth Hour Parts of the City went dark this past Saturday night, as residents took part in the simple act of turning off the lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to make a collective impact on the environment. Red Deer’s electricity consumption for Earth Hour 2013 was down by 3.2% compared to the same day last week. While City ofﬁcials believe the awareness campaign has an effect, temperature and daylight hours are always factors as well. The City of Red Deer set an example by shutting down all non-essential electrical sources and lighting at City facilities. Residential and commercial customers followed suit, saving a total of 3,229 kilowatt hours of electricity this year. That’s the equivalent of turning off close to 248,404 13-Watt compact ﬂuorescent light bulbs for the hour. More importantly, the issue of climate change appeared on people’s radar once again. Climate change is a long-term shift in climate measured by changes in indicators such as temperature and precipitation. Scientists say that human activity has increased the proportion of green house gases beyond what is naturally present, effectively increasing the planet’s insulation and trapping excess heat near the earth’s surface.
The impacts of this can increase average temperatures, change weather patterns, and potentially raise the risk of storms, ﬂoods, and droughts. “Anytime we can draw attention to climate change it’s a win for the environment. “When we can raise awareness by promoting an easy change for residents to make, it’s a victory for everyone,” said Bailey Doepker, environmental program specialist with the City. “We know turning the lights off for one hour won’t reverse the effects of climate change, but we hope that residents go beyond the hour and continue to think about their choices around energy conservation every day.” Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney where 2.2 million electricity consumers switched off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change. The initiative has grown each year, with Earth Hour 2012 reporting more than 7,000 municipalities in 152 countries making the effort towards a more sustainable global community. For more information on Earth Hour or other City of Red Deer environmental initiatives, check out www.reddeer.ca/environment.
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First Baptist Church Good Friday Service
10:30 a.m. - Joint Good Friday Service at p st Bethany Baptist Church with First Baptist e. e. Church. Everyone is welcome.
Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. - Easter Worship orsh or sh ship hip ip S Service ervi er vice vi ce â€œChrist in the Passoverâ€? Presented by Jews for Jesus 4310-39 Street, Red Deer, AB Ph. 403-346-4281 www.firstbaptistrd.ca
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Good Friday Communion Service Friday, March 29 at 10:30 am Easter Friendship Breakfast Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 am followed by our Easter Service at 10:30 am Everyone Welcome
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Sunnybrook United Church 12 Stanton Street 403-347-6073
March 28, 7:00 p.m., Maundy Thursday, March 29, 10:30 a.m., Good Friday March 31, 7:30 a.m., Sunrise Service (offsite location Rotary Park) 8:30 a.m., Breakfast at the Church March 31, 10:30 a.m., Easter Service & Coffee
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St. Maryâ€™s Parish 6 McMillan Avenue
7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lordâ€™s Supper Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament til midnight
Good Friday, March 29 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Celebration of Our Lordâ€™s Passion
Holy Saturday, March 30 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday, March 31 Holy Mass 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church 18 Selkirk Blvd., Red Deer, AB T4N 0G2 403-346-3798 â€“ Pastor Don Hennig Pastor Peter Van Katwyk
Easter Services Maundy Thursday Service 7:00pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service 7:00pm Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 7:30am Easter Breakfast 8:30am Easter Divine Service 9:30am
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COURT BRIEFS MEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER MAKE APPEARANCES Two men who are charged with attempted murder made their ﬁrst court appearances in Red Deer last week. On March 19th at about 12:12 a.m., Blackfalds RCMP were called to a residence located in Balmoral Heights for a complaint of a man who had suffered a gun shot wound. Upon arrival at the scene police located the victim who was transported to hospital, however the suspects had ﬂed the scene. At about the same time a complaint of a motor vehicle collision in Northwoods Estates in Red Deer was reported. Upon arrival at the scene police observed two males who had been in the vehicle, both with gun shot wounds. The initial investigation associates all injured parties to Balmoral Heights and all are believed to be known to each other. The two males from the motor vehicle collision were arrested for attempted murder and taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital where they were treated for their wounds. Brad Voykin, of Red Deer County, has been charged with attempted murder with a ﬁrearm, extortion with a ﬁrearm, robbery with a ﬁrearm and breaches of ﬁrearms prohibition. Joshua Hill, of Red Deer, has been charged with attempted murder with a ﬁrearm, extortion with a ﬁrearm, robbery with a ﬁrearm, breach of recognizance, possession of a weapon and obstruction by providing a false name to police. Both men will return to court next month.
by Erin Fawcett tempting to reach their father by phone for several days. RCMP attended a residence on the 5800 block of 61 St. in the Riverside Meadows neighbourhood of Red Deer to check on the well being of 58-year-old Shaughn Lumley. Lumley was found deceased by police ofﬁcers. He had multiple injuries that were consistent with a struggle and there was evidence in the residence that indicated a struggle had taken place. Later in the afternoon of Dec. 28, 2011 police arrested Walroth, who was an acquaintance of the victim. Walroth will return to court on May 9th for a sentencing hearing.
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EVENTS The Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm are selling pies again this year with funds raised going to support the Sunnybrook Farm Museum and their 2013 programs. Pies cost $12 each and are available for purchase between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 27. 403-340-3511. Whisker Rescue, a non-proﬁt organization, is looking for a 1,500-2,000 sq. ft. building space for their annual garage sale. It is for the whole month of July. If you can help, call Diane at 403-347-1251. Solo Club Dance with music by 5 Plus 1. Moose Hall Ponoka March 30th. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Members $10 pp Nonmembers $12 pp. For more information call Edna 403-783-2049. Check out the Bakeless Bake Sale beneﬁtting the Lacombe Hospital Auxiliary. The campaign runs through to April 12. Proceeds directly to equipment for the comfort and care of patients in the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. For more information or to donate, call the David Thompson Health Trust at 1-877-895-4430 or email davidthompsonhealthtrust. com/lacombebakesale.htm. Central Alberta Singles dance runs April 27 at the Penhold Hall. Music by Lost Highway. Doors open at 8 p.m. with music starting at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members are welcome. Other dances are set for May 25. For more information, call Elaine at 403-3417653 or Bob at 403-304-7440. The Lacombe Farmer’s Market is having a special Easter sale on March 28 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Lots of home baking, crafts, eggs, jewelry, woodwork, honey, perogies and more. For information or to book a table call 403-782-4772. Central Alberta Theatre present On Golden Pond at the Memorial Centre March 29-30, and April 3-6. For ticket information, check
Christ in the Passover – Tzachi Danor of Jews for Jesus will recreate the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called Christ in the Passover at First Baptist Church on March 31 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Photographic Event coming to Red Deer, CAPS (Central Alberta Photographic Society) is hosting an evening presentation for photographers. Landscape photographers Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chysanthou will be giving a talk on Essential & Advanced Filters. Date is April 3rd from 7-9 p.m., doors open at
The Red Deer Public Library presents First Thursdays in the Snell The April program, features two young pianists from Edmonton performing works by Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, and Prokoﬁev on April 4, 12:15 – 1 p.m. Coffee and tea provided by Café Noir no admission charge (free will donation at the door). A folk concert will be presented at The Hub on April 5 at 7 p.m. with Saskia and Darrel. Tickets are $15/person and $30/families; and are available at the door. (Cash only). Saskia and Darrel performed at the Festival Hall with Gary Fjellgaard last November for a full house during a fundraiser for the Red Deer Cultural Society and hope you
kids aged seven to 14 and $10 for kids under seven. Call John at 403-342-1073 for more. The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Red Deer Public Library have joined forces to talk about books and to discuss characters (and stories) that move us, challenge us, or change how we view ourselves or our world. When: the ﬁrst Tuesday every month from 6-8 p.m. Where: Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch. April 2 - Light-housekeeping by Jeanette Winterson May 7 - Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and on June 4 - The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks. Fabulous Fabric Sale - April 13 from
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6:30 p.m. at the Golden Circle 4820 47A Ave. Cost is $30. Tickets are available at McBain Camera. For more information visit www.centralalbertaphotographicsociety.com. LINC- Employment Readiness Program for English Language Learners. Improve your English workplace communication skills. This two level program for intermediate English language learners focuses on employability and workplace skills. Upon successful completion of both levels, you will be prepared to apply for, obtain, and retain employment or to seek promotion. Must be a permanent resident or hold refugee status. Classes run from April 9th – June 27, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Donald School of Business downtown Red Deer. For more information contact email@example.com or call 403-3434010. No charge for participants.
will come and support them at The Hub where partial proceeds will be left at The Hub. The Senior Citizens Downtown House has a potluck supper April 5 at 5:30 p.m. A fashion show runs April 6, a jam session on April 13 and a ham sup-per on April 19. Tuesday night dances continue at 7:30 p.m. Fun contact bridge runs every Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information, call 403-346-4043. Frühlingsfest spring dinner and dance will take place April 6. The event, hosted by the GermanCanadian Club of Red Deer, will take place in The Chalet at the Westerner Grounds. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. with the dance to follow at 9 p.m. Early bird tickets (before March 30) are $40 for adults, $20 for kids aged seven to 14 and $5 for kids under seven. Tickets purchased after March 30 are $50 for adults, $30 for
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gaetz United Church - 4758 Ross St. Unused fabric, yarn, notions, patterns, embellishments - everything for the knitter, quilter, ﬁbre artist and home sewer. Cash only. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign. For information, contact Millie at 403-346-4225. Noah’s Ark Playschool is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and is proud to present Mary Rice Hopkins Live in Concert featuring Darcie Maze on April 13th, at 6:30 p.m. With over 30 years of entertaining and teaching through song, Rice Hopkins has touched the hearts of many with her simple yet profound melodies. For more details, visit www. facebook.com and search ‘Mary Rice Hopkins in Red Deer’. Tickets will $5 each. Children under 2 are free. Call 403-346-5659 to reserve your tickets today. Limited number of tickets available so call early. For more information,
call Elsie at 403-346-5659. Art in the Garden Red Deer Spring Show and Sale at Parkland Garden Centre runs April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location is three miles east of 30th Ave. on Hwy 11. The Annual Dahlia Tuber, Gladiolus Corm and Mignon Dahlia Sale hosted by the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society (ADGS) will take place April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bower Place Shopping Centre. There will be many varieties of dahlia tubers and glad corms as well as potted Mignon Dahlias for sale. Each tuber sells for $5 nonmembers, $4 members. Corms: 2 for $1. Potted Mignon Dahlias: $5. New members to AGDS will re-ceive two free tubers and two free corms. The ADGS is a non-proﬁt society promoting the culture and development of dahlias and gladiolus. For further information contact Lorne McArthur at 403-346-4902 or visit our web site at www.albertadahliaandgladsociety.com. Recreational group and couple dance classes for adults and children will be offered by the Fanatullen Scandinavian Dancers eight Monday evenings until April 22nd, with the exception of April 1st, at Festival Hall (4214 58th St.). Children’s classes will run from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., adults from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $40 per person or $60 per family of three or more. To register call 403347-5303 or 403-341-4672. Fulﬁll your love of singing by joining the Red Deer Chamber Singers. Our repertoire consists of a diverse selection of choral arrangements, including classical, folk, and pop. You will receive training from seasoned professionals to enhance your vocal technique. This season will be devoted to preparation for the annual Spring Concert, taking place in the last week of May. For more information, contact Sadie at 403-347-5166. Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.). Join us any Monday night, you will
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Week of March 27 - April 3, 2013 be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at www.heartsofharmony.ca. Zumba Gold is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Golden Circle. This is a senior-friendly entry level dance ﬁtness class. A drop in fee of $4.50 applies. Sit and Be Fit is held every Wednesday from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. Whist is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge singles meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge partners meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is a fee of $3. The Senior Citizens Downtown House has cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Whist runs every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Fun Contact Bridge runs every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 as well for both of these activities. Tuesday night dances start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $6 and everyone is welcome. There is a jam and dance on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 403-346-4043. Innisfail Town Theater’s spring production is Spirit by Peg Kehret. The Happy Hollow Rest Home brings together a variety of delightful characters, all of whom want more from life than their restricted existence allows. When 83-year-old Clara begins taking hula lessons, holding seances and sending out for pizza, the other residents are overjoyed . . and the manager is dismayed. Nine performances between April 11-27 at the Ol’ Moose Hall, 5103-49 St. Innisfail. Tickets available at The Legman, Innisfail. For ticket information call 403-227-5966. St. Georges Day Tea runs April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Red Deer Canadian Legion. The cost is $5 and tickets are available at Legion reception. Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7:30 p.m. Cover
charge $6. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. Golden Circle dances continue Thursday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $7. Everyone welcome. 403347-6165 or 403-986-7170. 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 Jeannette at 403-3403885 or by email at programs@ LDRedDeer.ca for more information. Visit www.LDRedDeer.ca.
goals to encourage healthy habits as a family, building selfesteem and active play. For more information, visit www.albertahealthservices.ca/MEND.asp. Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs is hosting several classes on everything from teen make-up and belly dancing to an employment workshop and self-help Jin Shin. Register online at communitypro-grams.rdpsd. ab.ca or call 403-342-1059. Cosmos Rehabilitation Society, which supports individuals living with a developmental disability, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability, and or sensory impairment, has lots of free workshops coming up
ing April 17 @ 7 p.m. Sylvan n Lake RCMP Detachment. Guest Speaker: Sgt. Michelle Boutin, Ops NCO, Sylvan Detachment; Topic: Identity theft, Payment card fraud and current trends. For more information, call Yvette@ 403-746-3429. Safe Communities Central Alberta announces its annual general meeting scheduled to take place March 27th at 2 p.m., in the St. John Ambulance building 6519-67 Street. Interested organizations or community members are welcome to attend. Memberships will be available. The Central Alberta Council on Aging meets April 2 at the Golden Circle at 9 a.m. The topic is
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The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) offers opportunity for immigrants to practice speaking English in a fun way. Weekly conversation groups are organized at different times in the coming months and are free for immigrants. Conversation topics will help to promote orientation to Canadian culture and life in our community. For ESL Level 1 and 2 the sessions are held on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; for ESL Level 3 and 4 on Wednesdays from 6 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.
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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, cof-fee and samples. Meetings for 2013 – April 16, May 21, June 18, Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19. For more information, call Fay at 430-347-3248, Clarice 403-3414351 or email Red DeerCeliacs@ yahoo.ca for information. 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.
including Personal Safety, Stress Management, Grief, Handling Change, Communication and Self-Esteem. 403-343-0715.
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 meet-ings in Red Deer and the surrounding area.
Guardianship and Personal Directives with Glenna Thompson of the ofﬁce of the public guardian, and medical travel insurance with Shannon Patershuk. There is a $3 charge and all are welcome. 403-343-0767 or 403-346-8115. The annual meeting for the 16th year of the Red Deer Ramblers Hiking Club will be held April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Sylvia Baran will speak on ‘Ground Rules’ and Valhalla Outﬁtters will have a display of hiking gear. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Bonnie at 403-347-6146. The Parkland Handweavers Guild meets the second Monday of the month (not July or August) at Sunnybrook Farm at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers welcome. For more information contact reddeerweav-ers@ gmail.com, Darlene 403-7493054, Margaret 403-346-8289, Amy at 403-309-4026.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a so-lution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Jo-anne at 403-314-1972. Central Alberta 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 403309-4243 for more information. The Red Deer Art Club meets Thursdays at l p.m. at the Golden Circle. Individuals are welcome to drop in and participate in mini art classes. Drop in fee $1 applies. Phone Marianne at 403-986-2600 for information. 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.
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Marking the City’s
arch 25th, 2013 marks Red Deer’s centennial as a City. The City celebrated by bury-
ing a time capsule ﬁlled with mementos representing Red Deer in 2013 and then opening a time capsule from 1963 that was buried in honour of Red Deer’s 50th anniversary. Later, a special City council meeting was held where 100 years of Red Deer was celebrated with special guests. Photos by Tanis Reid
MILESTONE – Ghosts such as ‘Sound the Alarm’ were decorated with centennial scarves on Monday to celebrate the centennial.
COMMEMORATING 2013 The time capsule representing Red Deer in 2013 was lowered into the ground at City Hall Park on Monday. This time capsule will not be opened again for 50 years.
BURIED TREASURE The contents of a time capsule from 1963 are displayed after being opened by Mayor Morris Flewwelling at a ceremony in the Red Deer Public Library Snell Auditorium.
HONOUR - Mayor Morris Flewwelling opened a package in the time capsule from 1963 which included a copy of a certiﬁcate that had been given to Red Deerians who had called the City home for at least 50 years at that time.
PAST AND PRESENT – Council Chambers were ﬁlled to capacity to mark the special City council meeting that celebrated Red Deer’s centennial.
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POLICE BRIEFS BLACKFALDS RCMP INVESTIGATE ROBBERY Blackfalds RCMP are on the lookout for two females who robbed a Gasoline Alley convenience store. On March 21 at 1:50 a.m., the Esso Convenience Store located on the east side of Gasoline Alley was robbed at knifepoint. Two Caucasian females, of undetermined ages, entered the store brandishing weap-
ons. One female ran up to the till with a knife and demanded the clerk open the till while the other female remained at the door. Both females attempted to obscure their identity by wearing large winter jackets and covering their heads. They also painted black mustaches on their faces. The suspects stole an undisclosed sum of cash and left the store on foot. Video surveillance was obtained by the RCMP
by Erin Fawcett and is being reviewed to identify the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or the Blackfalds RCMP.
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Red Deer. On March 24th, at 12 p.m., Blackfalds RCMP responded to a theft of construction equipment in the Burnt Lake Industrial area of Red Deer. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. on March 23rd and March 24th at 11 a.m., unknown person/persons broke into the secured compound at Rocky Mountain Equipment of Red Deer, located on Belich Cresc. The suspect/suspects stole six New Holland skid steer loaders - four track with snow blower, snow blades and bucket. The two-wheeled units had buckets. The total estimated loss was $300,000. Investigators ask that anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspects contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403885-3300. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be reported online at www.tipsubmit. com. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
EMS REPOND TO FIRE AT HOSPITAL Three units at the Red Deer Regional Hospital were evacuated as Red Deer Emergency Services responded to the report of a ﬁre on Unit 36 last week. Red Deer Emergency Services Dispatch received the call from Red Deer Regional Hospital staff at 9:19 a.m. on March 20th. Crews were dispatched from three ﬁre halls, bringing 16 ﬁre medics to the scene including two engine companies, one Bronto, one ambulance and one command unit. The ﬁrst crews arrived at 9:22 a.m. and found a smoldering mattress, which had activated the sprinkler system and the ﬁre alarm within the hospital. Hospital staff evacuated Unit 36 and adjacent units due to smoke and gases from the ﬁre prior to ﬁre crews arriving. When crews arrived at the unit, the ﬁre was out and conﬁned to one room. Crews remained on scene monitoring air quality at the unit and other units within the hospital.
There were no injuries reported. The ﬁre is currently under investigation by Emergency Services Prevention Ofﬁcers and RCMP.
RCMP INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY City RCMP are on the hunt for the person responsible for a robbery at a local pizzeria in Red Deer. On March 18th at 9:04 p.m. a lone male entered the Pizza Hut located at 3430 50th Ave. and demanded cash from the front counter staff. The man was wearing a skeleton mask and had a gun in the waistband of his pants. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and ﬂed the scene. The suspect is described as 5’5” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark jacket. Anyone with information on this or any other crime, contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward.
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Centrium ofﬁcials unveil facility’s expansion
BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express
Westerner Park celebrated the completion of the ENMAX Centrium expansion project this past Thursday. The recent expansion offers 13 more luxury suites, a 40-seat club suite and an additional 1,000 seats added to the existing 6,000-seat facility. There is also a new kitchen in the lower level, new washrooms in the
Parkland Pavilion and an upgraded mechanical system to improve airﬂow. Partners with Westerner Park in this $5.5 million project include the Province, the City of Red Deer and Red Deer County. This project has been in the works for the past ﬁve years. It was in May of 2008 that the board of directors approved the strategic development plan that outlined a new vision acting as a blueprint for Westerner
Park’s growth over the next four years. In 2009 the ﬁrst and second phases of the strategic development plan were completed with the opening of several new facilities and outdoor spaces. “Today I am proud to be here so that we can celebrate the successful completion of the project,” said Kent Olson, president of Westerner Park. “The successful completion of the ﬁrst three
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phases of the strategic development plan has greatly enhanced our guests’ onsite experience, providing them with opportunities to enjoy even more world class events,” he said. John Harms, CEO and general manager of Westerner Park, said that while the project took longer than anticipated to complete, the board of directors and staff of Westerner Park are excited to see the ﬁnal result. “We are conﬁdent that visitors to the ENMAX Centrium will be thrilled with the expansion.” The staff from Westerner Park estimate this expansion will allow for the addition of four major concerts
per year, with a 7,000 plus seating capacity. “The expansion will have signiﬁcant economic impact on Central Alberta in attracting national and international events to Westerner Park. Westerner Park is an integral part of what makes Red Deer and Central Alberta an exciting place for people to live, to do business and to visit,” said Olson. “As a community, we can take pride in continuing to work together to make our region the best it can possibly be.” Westerner Park is Central Alberta’s largest tradeshow, agricultural, sports, entertainment and convention facility.
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Legacy of City’s ﬁrst mayor - Francis Galbraith On Monday, March 25, 2013, Red Deer celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a city. One of the key individuals in that incorporation was Red Deer’s mayor at the time, Francis W. Galbraith. Francis Galbraith was born in 1862 in Guelph, Ontario. His father passed away when he was only eight years old, leaving his mother with ﬁve small children to raise. By his own account, Francis was a bit of a hellion when he was growing up. On one occasion when he had an accident at a construction site, his playmates brought him home with the announcement “He’s dead this time, Mrs. Galbraith.” Francis was very bright and a good student. However, he was forced to drop out of school at 16 because of a shortage of money. Nevertheless, he was eventually able to get a job with the Guelph Mercury newspaper. His career ﬂourished. By 1898, he was both editor and part owner of the paper. However, in 1905, he found himself short of enough funds to continue his partnership. Moreover, his wife Jessie had developed tuberculosis. The family therefore moved to Red Deer and a drier climate in 1906. Galbraith was able to secure the editor’s job with the local Alberta Advocate at a salary of $90 per month. However, he soon made an offer to buy the newspaper. On March 1, 1907, he changed the name of the paper to the Red Deer Advocate. A bright spot came in mid-1907 when Fred Turnbull, an old friend and colleague at the Guelph Mercury, joined the Advocate and later became a partner. Turnbull’s excellent business skills helped to ensure the ongoing proﬁtability of the newspaper. In addition to his editorial work, Galbraith acted as the reporter at Town Council meetings. He soon decided that he would like to have an active say in the proceedings. In December 1909, he was elected as an alderman. In November 1912, he ran for the position of mayor and was elected by acclamation. Since Galbraith continued to be the reporter at the council meetings, he would
DAWE often have to scribble notes furiously while at the same time participating in the debates. Galbraith was a strong proponent of having Red Deer incorporated as a city. Although the community, with only 3,000 residents, was really too small to
achieve such a status, Galbraith was able to persuade others that Red Deer would soon be several times its existing size. To him, it therefore made sense for Red Deer to become a city now instead of later. In January 1913, the proposal to proceed with incorporation was unanimously passed by Town Council. Mayor Galbraith then treated the Council and town administration to an oyster dinner at the Crown Café. The draft bill of incorporation was approved by the Alberta Legislature on
March 10, 1913. The Lieutenant Governor gave his assent on March 25. Red Deer was now ofﬁcially a city. City Council began work on the new city charter. Mayor Galbraith proposed that all residents, 21 years of age or older, be given the right to vote in municipal elections. The majority of aldermen balked at this radical idea. They decided instead to give the vote to all adult property owners. This was still a signiﬁcant advance as it meant that married women
with property could now vote (unmarried women and widows with property having already been given this right in Red Deer when it was incorporated as a town in 1901). Galbraith failed in his attempt to have his salary cut as provincial legislation forbade the changing of remuneration of elected ofﬁcials until after the next election. In 1914, Galbraith briefly tried a new career as a farmer, but the experiment was a disaster. He was soon back running the newspa-
per and back on City Council. An attempt to run for MLA in 1918 was also a disaster and he lost his deposit in the election. By the early 1930s, Francis Galbraith turned over almost all of his editorial duties to his son Phil. In 1934, he wrote an autobiography Fifty Years of Newspaper Work. Shortly after completing this project, he passed away at the age of 71 on March 9, 1934. There is a statue of Francis W. Galbraith next to City Hall in City Hall Park.
LEADERSHIP - Francis W. Galbraith - ﬁrst mayor of the City of Red Deer.
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Volunteering in Central Alberta For more volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer Red Deer at www.volunteerreddeer.ca or call 403346-3710.
NEW LISTINGS: Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society is looking for volunteers to cover different positions at Cronquist House. Cronquist House interpreter, prep help and catering help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-346-0055 if you have any questions or would like to apply. Blackfalds & District Victim Support Society needs Crisis Support Workers to provide services 24/7 free of charge. Training will be provided. This is a ﬂexible volunteer opportunity with on-call shifts
available - days, evenings and weekends. For more information or to request a volunteer application form contact Gloria Derksen at email@example.com or call 403-885-3355. CNIB is looking for volunteers to make a difference in the community as a CNIB Peer Support Group facilitator! Facilitators are needed in Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Three Hills, and Lacombe. Contact Wody at 403-3460037 or wody.bergquist@ cnib.ca. The Red Deer Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) is looking for 30 volunteers for our 15th annual Golf Classic on Aug. 16 to be held at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. For more contact Heather Nelson at
ONGOING LISTINGS: 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 403-346-2533. Alzheimer Society is seeking to recruit ﬁve volunteers to support them in the design of an online environment program that will provide information, education and support to people living with dementia, care partners and families of people living with dementia in Alberta. For more information email Rachel Sumner at rachel. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bibles for Missions is looking for new volunteers to join our current group of volunteers who are 60-plus to work in the Christian Thrift Store. Contact Joan at 403-342-2522. Bethany Care Society is seeking volunteers to support various recreational programs, such as outings, birthday parties, entertainment or one-onone visits. There are also opportunities for pastoral care visitors. Positions available in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Contact Ann at 403-357-3702 or email@example.com. Canadian Blood Services needs hospitality volunteers for their blood donor clinics. Contact Heather 403-755-4334. Canadian Cancer Society is seeking leadership
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MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS On the 26th day of March, 2013, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission issued decisions approving the following applications: Permitted Use RED DEER 1. Camdon Construction for Gentex Oilfield Manufacturing – 8.83-metre (28.96’) side yard setback relaxation for the location of a proposed addition to an existing building on Lot B, Plan 762 1039, SW 24-38-28-4. SPRINGBROOK 2. G. Chong – 2.1-metre (7’) side yard setback relaxation for the construction of a proposed hangar on Lot 35, Blk 1, Plan 782-1766, SE 14-37-28-4 (Red Deer Airport).
volunteers to organize and implement special annual special events. For more information call the Society at 403-347-3662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) - We are looking for board members for our board of directors. Meetings are held the last Monday evening of each month. CABIS provides support, advocacy and services for people with acquired brain injury, their family members and caregivers. Contact the ofﬁce for more information. Interest in making a difference in the lives of people affected by acquired brain injury. Contact Lorraine Irwin or Jean at 403-3413463 . Red Deer Food Bank has volunteer opportunities in our Warehouse and
at our FUNdraising events. Contact Alice or Dawn 403342-5355. Whisker Rescue is in need of bingo volunteers. All money raised from working bingos goes to pay vet bills and tend to the cats in our care. If you are able to volunteer in this area please give Susan a call at 403-342-0976 or email email@example.com. CNIB is looking for a passionate person who would be interested in being a Vision Mate, to be matched with someone with vision loss in your area to help with everyday activities like running errands and going for a walk. Training would be provided. Must be physically able to walk for up to an hour at a time. Contact Wody 403-346-0037 or email wody.bergquist@ cnib.ca.
77th Annual Ponoka Stampede Parade 2013 THEME: Big Brothers Big Sisters
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1. G. & E. Johnson – Home Business Major (Heavy Equipment Repair) on Pt NW 20-36-27-4. BENALTO 2. D. Mon – temporary location of a moved-in building (Benalto Train Station) on Blk A, Plan 5237 AY, SW 31-38-2-5. East of SPRUCE VIEW 3. B. & R. Smith – Home Business Major (earth moving and lease construction related to the oilfield industry and local rural customers) on Pt SE 16-36-2-5. 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: March 27, 2013.
Contact Person: _____________________________ Category You Are Entering: ____________________ ____________________________________________ Brief Description of Your Entry: ________________ ____________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Registration deadline; June 26, 2013 Mail entries to: Greg Gordon, Parade Director Box 4336, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R7 or fax to 403-783-5858 or phone cell 403-704-3541
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RDC TAKES GOLD AT MARKETING AWARDS
Red Deer College’s latest recruitment campaign, Find Your Match, received a gold Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) recently. Two other marketing initiatives from the College also received medals. RDC received the following awards: Gold: Find Your Match – Student Recruitment Campaign Category; Silver: Your RDC – Video Category; Bronze: Continuing Education Visual & Performing Arts Brochure – Class Schedule Category. “We were especially pleased to be recognized among our peers for our work on the recruitment campaign,” says Joyce Fox, director of marketing, communications and student recruitment at RDC. “Our campaign was unique and innovative, and is a fantastic tool for prospective students to learn more about the programs at RDC that suit their personalities. “We have a proud history of excellence in all that we do and we’re always looking for creative and effective ways
to share RDC’s story with prospective students and our community,” says Fox. This year 266 colleges submitted 1,700 entries to the Paragon Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges and is the only competition of its kind that exclusively recognizes excellence among marketing and PR professionals at twoyear colleges. The awards were handed out in Chicago at the annual conference of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). A jury of nearly 80 marketing and PR professionals selected winning work from institutions across Canada and the United States vying for awards.
ONLINE OPTION FOR CENSUS Count yourself in with the City’s ﬁrst online option for the municipal census. Red Deer residents are encouraged to use a new online tool to submit their census information when the 2013 municipal census gets underway April 2. A census is an ofﬁcial count of the number of peo-
by Mark Weber ple living in Red Deer. Census information is vitally important to City planning, from infrastructure to programs and services, and to ensure the City of Red Deer receives the appropriate amount of grant funding from other levels of government. “We’re pleased to offer the opportunity to complete your census online, and encourage everyone to take a few minutes to count yourself in,” said Erin Stuart, deputy city clerk. A census letter with instructions and a Personal Identiﬁcation Number (PIN) will be hand delivered to every home in Red Deer starting this week. The PIN is speciﬁc to each address and is required to enter the census web site. The site can be accessed at www.reddeer.ca/census on April 2. Residents can complete the census online from April 2-16. Residents who are unable to complete the census online will receive a visit from an enumerator starting April 19. This year’s census will collect information on the number of people living in each household as well as
the gender, year of birth and citizenship of each person in the house.
SWIMWEAR FOR CHILDREN Starting on April 8, all children under three years of age will be required to wear plastic swim pants over swim diapers at City of Red Deer pools. Until now, children required swim diapers only. “The requirement to double up with both swim diapers and plastic swim pants is our way of ensuring the communal pool environment stays free of water-borne illness and free of service disruptions,” said Tammy Greba, program coordinator for Collicutt Centre. “Unfortunately, swim diapers don’t always do their job, and every time they don’t, it impacts the experience of our other customers.” Plastic swim pants are sold at a number of stores, but City pools will also sell them for the convenience of families. “Every time there is an incident at the pool, we have to clear the pool and follow speciﬁc procedures to treat
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rently at the pool as well as those walking through the door for the next hour. “It also means cancelling scheduled swim lessons, lane swims and special events.”
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Students immersed in French culture on exchange trip BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A number of Red Deer high school students are currently in France learning about the culture, visiting a local soldier’s grave as well as exploring landmarks and staying with the families of their twin exchange school. This is the 20th anniver-
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sary of student exchanges with the twin school, Ecole Jeanne D’Arc of Mulhouse in France. The exchange program was founded in 1992-1993 by Rob Porkka and Clement Hebert, who were teachers at Lindsay Thurber. The 46 students and eight staff are currently in France and will return back to Red Deer on April
7th. “It is a great opportunity for the students to see the culture and learn about the country and history,” said Carl Malenfant, teacher of French immersion at Lindsay Thurber High School and exchange leader. During their stay they will visit the battleﬁelds of World War One and Two. They will also visit the
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graves of Red Deer high school students killed during the wars. This year, the students will visit the gravesite of a Red Deer solider. The visit will be memorialized on a wall of remembrance in Lindsay Thurber High School. This is the 10th visit to a gravesite like this. The grave they will visit is Cpl. Ivan Myrrle Fisher. He died on Aug. 16, 1917 after he crossed the enemy artillery barrage eight times carrying ammunition for his fellow Canadians. He was buried in the communal cemetery in the village of Noeux-Les-Mines. Emily Pasiuk, 17, a Grade 12 student at Lindsay Thurber, will give a presentation for Fisher at the gravesite by reading his biography. She will also have her photo taken at the grave and her photo will be put onto a plaque that will be hung at Lindsay Thurber. “His story is actually sad because he lost his mother when he was very young and his family had ﬁnancial difﬁculty and that is when he joined the war. It’s an honour to present that because of the fact that he was from around here and he sacriﬁced his life. It’s really an honour to be associated with that.”
The students will also visit the Flanders Fields museum and will get a chance to meet and visit with the Legouix family who were on the beach during the 1944 Invasion of Normandy (D-Day).
“I THINK THAT’S WHAT IS REALLY COOL – WE’LL ACTUALLY BE THERE, IMMERSED IN THEIR CULTURE, INSTEAD OF JUST SEEING A PICTURE OR READING IT OUT OF A BOOK. IT’LL BE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE.” EMILY PASIUK “They were only eight and 12 years old and they open up their home to us and they will tell us their story,” said Malenfant. From the battleﬁelds, the students will visit Paris where they will explore Notre Dame Cathedral and of course the Eiffel Tower, followed by a weeklong visit with their host families in Mulhouse, France. The students will also visit Switzerland and Germany before returning home.
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Meanwhile, since its inception, nearly 900 students have participated in the exchange. Students from France were in Canada and visited their exchange partners in Red Deer last May. They spent time living in Canadian families while exploring Canadian school life. “The students will have many memories from the trip but down the road they really remember their time with the families. This is the highlight,” said Malenfant. Pasiuk said it was neat to see her exchange partner in Canada immersed in the culture. “When my partner came here she was thrown into speaking English all day. She was exhausted at the end of the day because she was trying to think in English and she was trying to tell me what she wanted to say in English, but that is what she wanted – she wanted to learn and to get better. I am really excited for the challenge of listening to her family speak French to each other and trying to keep up,” she said. “I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my partner over there. I’m excited to meet her family and see what her life is like.” Pasiuk added she has been looking forward to the trip for a long time. “I thought it would be a really great experience, especially culturally. I’ve never been anywhere that is culturally different than here. I think that’s what is really cool – we’ll actually be there, immersed in their culture, instead of just seeing a picture or reading it out of a book. It’ll be a once in a lifetime experience.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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TRAVEL An all-inclusive Caribbean vacation with friends By Melissa Aldridge When it comes to the Caribbean, most of us think of romance. After all, the Bahamas and Jamaica are marketed as great locations for romantic getaways, honeymoons, and destination weddings. While this is true, the area is also known for being the place of fun and sun. In fact, you don’t even need to be in a relationship to have a great trip. Some of the best all-inclusive Caribbean vacations are those you take with your best friends. But, planning an all-inclusive trip with a group of ﬁve of your closest friends is different than planning one with your spouse. How so? Paying for the trip: When it comes to all-inclusive Caribbean vacations with friends, you are likely to each pay your own share of the trip. When booking with a husband or wife, one or the other usually pays the bill from your joint accounts. This difference in paying will impact how your reservations are made. First, decide who is going to stay in the same room. Most traditional rooms are limited to four or ﬁve guests in a room. Then someone in your group needs to be nominated to ‘pay’ the entire bill. When paying with a debit card, each member of your traveling party can put in their share ﬁrst, the money can get deposited, and then reservations can be made. The good news is that all-inclusive Caribbean vacations include a stay at a resort where your food, drinks, snacks, tips, and some onsite activities are included. Airline reservations can also be included as well. The inclusions are the same for each traveler, so just split the costs evenly. Food, snacks, and drinks: Despite the fact that you might be vacationing with some of your closest friends, there is a good chance you all have different likes and dislikes in terms of food. For that reason, you want to choose your all-inclusive Caribbean resort wisely. Instead of opting for a hotel that includes food at their one onsite restaurant, opt for choices. Some of the best all-inclusive re-
sorts in the Caribbean give you multiple places to eat (typically a bar, casual restaurant, and upscale restaurant). This way everyone is happy. You can alternate between the onsite eateries or even split up for lunch or dinner if traveling in a large group. On the web site of a Caribbean resort, they should have information about their onsite restaurants and eateries. While you may not get a detailed menu, you should be provided with a sample of some of the meals or drinks served. Things to do and see: As with food, we all have our likes and dislikes. The Caribbean is well known for its beautiful beaches. Moreover, most all-inclusive Caribbean resorts list many beach activities, like snorkeling, scuba diving, or kayaking as inclusions, meaning you don’t pay extra. However, you may have someone in your group who doesn’t like the water or know how to swim. For that reason, you want to choose a resort that has a collection of landbased and water-based activities. By doing so, there will be lots of activities for your friends to enjoy no matter what their likes, dislikes, preferences, or fears are. When examining things to do and see, place a lot of focus on inclusions because you don’t pay extra. If you want to venture off the resort grounds to take a guided hiking tour or a horseback riding tour, plan ahead. If your group is large in size, such as more than ﬁve people, you may be required to make your reservations in advance. Moreover, you want each member of your traveling party (especially those on a budget) to have time to come up with the extra money. The above mentioned factors are just a few of the many you want to keep in mind when choosing an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean for your next trip with friends. Many resorts in the Caribbean have age restrictions. These restrictions are typically in place to keep small children off the grounds, but you may want to check ahead if any of your guests are under the age of 18. Have fun!
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Harmonizers celebrate ‘Barbershop Harmony Week’ Special anniversary events set to run through next month in Red Deer BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Local barbershop chorus the Wild Rose Harmonizers are marking a very special week in Red Deer. April 7-13 has been proclaimed as ‘Barbershop Harmony Week’ and members of the Harmonizers are featuring two special events in April to celebrate the occasion and build awareness about their group. “It’s also the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 75th anniversary,” said David Crozier-Smith, a long-time barbershop singer and member of the Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. The ofﬁcial date of it is April 11th, and it’s international in scope. It’s also the name of what used to be known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. “They found it was a bit of a mouthful, so years back they changed it to the Barbershop Harmony Society,” he adds with a laugh. On April 9, the group is hosting a ‘Special Guest Night’ during what is their regular practice time at Davenport Church of Christ (#68 - Donlevy Ave.) The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. “We’re inviting back any former barbershoppers to join us for an hour or so and celebrate the week and the anniversary,” he said. There will be lots of singing of classic tunes, opportunities to catch up with old friends and enjoy some refreshments as well. “It’s open for anyone who is
interested in barbershop.” Crozier-Smith is asking those interested in attending to call him at 403-3421318 so organizers can have a general idea of how many to expect. Later in the month, on April 26, a spring show called ‘Celebrate Harmony’ with special guests will be held at Living Stones Church starting at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Crozier-Smith, Rob at 403-7823744 or Ron at 403-789-6489. They will also be available at the door. The concert will also pay tribute to both Red Deer’s Centennial celebrations and the Barbershop Harmony Society’s anniversary, he said. There will also be appearances by such quartets as The Executives and Cornerstone, plus performances by Hearts of Harmony and the Lindsay Thurber CHS Chamber Choir. On March 25, Mayor Morris Flewwelling made the ofﬁcial proclamation designating the week as Barbershop Harmony Week. The Barbershop Harmony Society was ofﬁcially organized in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the proclamation reads, ‘What began as a small group has steadily blossomed into the world’s largest all-male singing organization.’ According to their web site, the Society can be credited to a meeting in Tulsa organized by Owen Clifton Cash on April 11, 1938. “He and acquaintance Rupert Hall had a chance meeting in Kansas City several weeks before and
SWEET SOUNDS – The Wild Rose Harmonizers are celebrating Barbershop Harmony Week April 7-13. They’re also hosting some special events in April, including their annual spring concert on April 26 at Living Stones Church. photo submitted discussed forming a Song Fest. On his return to Tulsa, Cash drafted an invitation and mailed it to the 14 singers he knew might show up and encouraged them to bring guests.” Today, there are more than 25,000 members in the Society across North America alone. Another 4,000 have signed on in nine other countries. Barbershop style-singing has quite a lengthy history in Red Deer as well. “As the Wild Rose Harmonizers, the present group has been around for about 30 years. But prior to that, they had a very, very large group here in Red Deer.
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They weren’t known as the Wild Rose Harmonizers, but they had a chapter here.” Today the Harmonizers is a chorus consisting of members from across Central Alberta. Under the direction of Roberta Koelmans-Cameron, the group sings at hospitals, nursing homes and many functions throughout the year. They participate in and support local charitable agencies and organizations as well as the Sing Canada Harmony Foundation which supports vocal music in schools and communities across Canada. Crozier-Smith said the Harmonizers are also
working to promote barbershop singing among young people, too. Over the past year, they’ve been joining a chorus group at Lindsay Thurber High School, going in once a month and teaching students some barbershop tunes. “They really seem to like it – it’s a way of introducing barbershop to the younger generation.” Along with the traditional songs there are plenty of contemporary numbers performed in the genre these days as well, he said. For Crozier-Smith, barbershop singing has never lost its charm or appeal – it’s always fun, offers a
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wonderful sense of camaraderie and friendship with the other members and it’s a great way of connecting with the community. “I love the singing and I love the harmony,” he says, adding it’s always enjoyable to see the reactions from audience members. Singing at seniors’ homes is also heartwarming, as there are both laughs and tears amongst the residents as happy memories are stirred up. “Music does different things to different people – there’s no doubt.” Check out www.harmonizers.ca. email@example.com
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Cityreal at Lotus Nightclub next month Three-time Western Canadian Music Award nominee Cityreal has laid a solid foundation for his career, selling thousands of CDs and touring relentlessly. Just last month he released Good Morning Blues with the help of blues veteran Wes Mackey. He performs at the Lotus Nightclub along with Swollen Members on April 1. Good Morning Blues was recorded in Vancouver at multiple studios and features Juno nominees D-Sisive and Madchild (of Swollen Members). Both Cityreal and Mackey were heavily inﬂuenced by the gritty, dark and simplistic sound of the very early blues musicians, pioneers such as Leadbelly, Robert Johnson and Albert King. “The concept for the album was to pair traditional blues elements with modern production and sampling techniques,”
says Cityreal. Raised in Vancouver, Cityreal started taking his musical craft seriously when he moved to Winnipeg to study political science. He performed as part of several groups and released mix tapes, but it wasn’t until moving back to Vancouver that he truly focused his determination on music. He draws heavily from his political inspirations and his range of musical inﬂuences that span from artists like 2pac, Bob Marley and Van Morrison all the way to home-grown rappers such as the Swollen Members, K-OS, and the Rascalz. Upon returning to Vancouver, Cityreal poured everything he had into his music, honed his ability to rock a live show on his own and crafted his debut solo album. The Beginning was self-produced and features appearances from three-time Juno Award
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winner Moka Only, Kyprios of Sweatshop Union and more. After the release of The Beginning, Cityreal was honoured to have it nominated for the Western Canadian Music Award for Rap Recording of the Year. He launched an extensive touring campaign to build his fan base and in the process captivated audiences in clubs, concert halls, and festivals, sharing stages with folks such as K’Naan, Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Three Six Maﬁa, Warren G, Dilated Peoples, Souls of Mischief and Swollen Members among others. Following a successful Western Canadian tour with Swollen Members, Cityreal was also invited to join them on their entire American fall tour, taking his fan base development to an international level. Momentum continued to develop; Madchild inducted Cityreal into the Battle Axe Warriors crew and had him produce several songs for his own forthcoming solo projects. Support for Cityreal also continued to grow in the rest of the industry; he was invited to showcase at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, the Breakout West Festival in Kelowna, the Deraylor Festival in Whistler, Shambhala Festival in Nelson and at the Transmission conference in Victoria.
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to save the day. Rick Yune plays the cold-blooded villain and Butler’s character is even more cold-blooded than him or the rest of the bad guys, or else how could he win? Butler seems to enjoy following in Bruce Willis’s footsteps and certainly pulls it off well. The supporting cast is very good with Aaron Eckhart as the president, Morgan Freeman as the Speaker of the House who becomes acting president, Melissa Leo as the secretary of defence and Ashley Judd as the First Lady, although she’s not around very long. Apparently, most of the ﬁlm was shot on a set in Louisiana, but it sure looks like the real White House is getting demolished. The attack on the building itself, while impressive, is too dependent on special
effects, and the kill ratio is somewhat ridiculous. The shooting and mayhem seem endless at times, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is slick, but entertaining moviemaking, thanks to director Antoine Fuqua and writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. It was also a rushed production, as everyone concerned wanted to beat out a similar themed movie called White House Down, due out this summer. Rating: three deer out of ﬁve
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The fat loss technique that is just ‘sitting around’ I own a gym and I train and compete in triathlon, so you would think I move around a lot, but the truth is I own a business - which means I sit a lot - more than I would like. There are days that, after my morning workout, I sit for 12 to 16 hours and I am here to tell you it hurts. It’s kind of like a big eraser removing the beneﬁt of the training I just did. Muscles don’t recover properly, blood doesn’t ﬂow well, nerves are numbed, circulation reduced - it’s a problem. Several studies have been done on people who sit a lot and those who don’t. The results are alarming. And what gets me is
McDERMOTT an hour a day of exercise cannot erase the damage of four-plus hours of sitting. This morning I ran for just over two hours but since then, I have been sitting at my desk for 10 hours. One study showed that people who sat at a desk or on a couch watching TV for more than four hours a day had an increase in death from any cause of over 50%. In a study done by Dr.
James Levine, a group of test subjects were all given 1,000 calories per day more than they needed. Some of the subjects didn’t gain a thing, while others gained weight quickly and to excess. Clearly the food itself wasn’t the issue, so Dr. Levine went about exploring further. Those that sat less than two hours a day, who moved around more, who ﬁdgeted and unconsciously moved all day long, burned up the extra calories, while those that sat more than four hours per day stored them as fat. So why is this happening? Our legs are the biggest muscles in our body. When we sit - we turn them off because they are
not required. When your biggest muscles stop burning energy, stop ﬂowing blood, stop creating circulation of ﬂuids and turn off, your body will store fat, slow down and cause all manner of problems. The studies showed increases in DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), cancer, diabetes, insulin resistance and fat stored around the midsection. Another study, published in the online medical journal BMJ Open in July 2012, found that we could gain an estimated two years of life expectancy by reducing sitting to less than three hours a day, and gain 1.38 years from reducing television watching to
less than two hours a day. So what can we do about it? At work I sit on a rubber ball chair called the Evo Chair. It’s like an exercise ball, on a frame that has wheels on it so I can move around. It isn’t perfect, but at least it creates movement in my legs. I try to make sure I get up for frequent breaks and plan my day to have training clients spaced out to keep my sitting to a minimum when I can. What else can you do? There is a growing trend towards treadmill desks, so that you can walk while you work. Apparently this takes some getting used to but I can also see how it would really keep your legs active and bring you back
towards our ancestral heritage of always moving. You don’t need to get fancy either; a cheap treadmill with some basic supports will work. You can also raise the height of your desk and stand instead of sit - of course standing all day can cause varicose vein issues, so that’s not a great solution. At the end of the day, if you are one of those people who exercises faithfully for an hour a day, but still cannot get rid of that belly fat and you sit for more than four hours a day, this could be the secret change that not only saves your life, but gets you lean. Scott McDermott is a personal trainer and owner of Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake.
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Antibiotics for cleaning teeth after hip replacement? What should you do if a dentist or dental hygienist says, “I won’t clean your teeth unless you agree to take antibiotics following surgical hip or knee replacement?” Today, over one million hip and knee replacements are done every year in North America. But should dentists paint every joint implant patient with the same brush? The American Academy of Or-
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a wounded one is always These bacteria commonmore hazardous. Similarly, ly enter the blood stream re-operating on an infected temporarily following denjoint is never as easy as the tal trauma to the gums. initial surgery. So why not But they only account for use every precaution to a mere two percent of postprevent this complication? operative joint infections. But, as usual, there’s anThe Cleveland report other side to the story. cites other evidence. A report from the CleveIn one study 1,000 paland Clinic states, “We be- tients who had total joint lieve the available evidence replacement were followed does not support routine for the next six years. Of antibiotic prophylaxis be- this group 226 underwent fore dental procedures in dental procedures without patients who have under- receiving antibiotic thergone total joint replace- apy and none developed a ment even though the prac- prosthetic joint infection. tice is very common and Transient low-grade baceven though professional terial invasion of the blood societies recommend it not only occurs with a denin patients at high risk or tal procedure, but also with even in all patients.” daily common activities Researchers point out such as chewing, brushing that the germ called, Staph- teeth, and ﬂossing. Moreyloccus aureus, is the main over, this cumulative expoculprit in causing post- sure to transient bacterial operative joint infections. invasion of the blood is sevBut this organism is rarely eral times higher than the present in the oral cavity. single exposure patients reMoreover, it is also rarely ceive during teeth cleaning. found in the blood stream I’ve examined thousands following dental proce- of mouths and some people dures. get ‘zero’ for mouth care. Rather, it’s the viridans- Nor have they learned the group streptococci bacteria simple fact that, unless that are the primary inhab- they use either stimudents itants of the mouth. or ﬂossing, food and bacte-
ria are always left between the teeth. So who is right? There’s no ultimate answer. But this debate reminds me of the time when it was heresy if patients with a ﬂoppy heart valve were not given antibiotics before teeth cleaning. The fear was that without antibiotics bacteria would infect these valves causing bacterial endocarditis. Now, experts say this precaution is no longer needed. It would seem prudent to give antibiotics to those who have had previous joint infections, Type 1 diabetes, inﬂammatory disease, immunosuppressed and HIV patients and other high risk situations. But to subject those who have always had sound dental hygiene to antibiotics may be using an elephant gun to kill a mouse. Particularly when antibiotics can cause complications and when we are trying to decrease the use of antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance. See the web site at www. docgiff.com.
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ANTIQUE SHOW - Western Canada’s longest running collectors show - Antiques, collectibles, and pop culture. 38th Annual Wild Rose Antique Collectors Show & Sale. Sellers from across Canada. Special collectors displays. Antique evaluations by Canadian Antiques Roadshow appraiser Frank Hall - $12 per item. Good Friday, Mar. 29, 9 - 5 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 30, 10 - 5 p.m. Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton. 780-437-9722; www. wildroseantiquecollectors.ca
HELP SHOWCASE your community’s vibrant culture during Alberta Culture Days. Funding is available. For more information, visit www. AlbertaCultureDays.ca. Deadline to apply is May 3, 2013.
RED DEER HEALING ROOMS Imagine a Walk-In Clinic where Jesus is the Doctor. It’s a reality! Healing Rooms operate very much like a Walk-In Clinic, except it’s Free and open to all! Open Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at: THE PRAYER HOUSE 4111-55A Avenue, Red Deer. Open to anyone needing healing. No appointment necessary. Ph 403-350-8954
LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults; www.agriventure.com. 1-888-598-4415 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: email@example.com. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0.
NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.
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ELEMENTS is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling skin and body care in Parkland Mall. $12.10/hr, F/T position. Please email: elementsreddeer@ gmail.com SOAP STORIES is seeking energetic retail sales reps for Parkland Shopping Centre in Red Deer. $12.50/hr. Email Resume to email@example.com
Trades NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes @newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets
HELP WANTED: AG Mechanic/Service Manager required on farm/feedlot operation in south central Alberta. Mechanic licence an asset but not required. Competitive wages and benefits. Housing available. Please fax resume to 403-546-2445. Email: careers @klassenagriventures.ca or phone 403-312-3577
AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for Welders with leadership and management skills. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax). You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & ENVIRONMENTAL LTD. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators & Heavy Equipment Mechanics for work in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for year round work. Email resume: www.mcel.ca. Fax 780-960-8930 or apply in person: 702 Acheson Road, Acheson, Alberta.
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80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for free seminar; www.mytravelonly.ca. 1-800-608-1117 ext. 2020. DO BUSINESS in Yukon! 1,831 sq. ft. prime ground floor retail space on the Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon, next to Starbuck’s. For floorplan/photos, call 1-867-333-9966. GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can earn $100,000.+ per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details. Call now. 1-866-668-6629. Website: www.tcvend.com.
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75 QUARTERS LAND, Oyen, Alberta - Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1HQ, 30 Parcels Farmland, 6 Parcels Grazing Lease, $21,000 Surface Lease Revenue. Jerry Hodge 780-706-6652; rbauction.com/realestate COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 3rd Annual Edmonton Motor Show Classic Car Auction. April 19 - 21. Edmonton Expo Centre. Over 75,000 spectators. Consign today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; EGauctions.com. BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS Phone:403-304-4791 NEW Location Moose Hall 2 mi. South of Ponoka on Hwy 2A *** Weekly Sales Wednesdays @ 6pm *** Antique Sales 1st Sun. of ea. month @ 1 pm Check web for full listings & addresses bigstrapperauctions.net
FOOD EQUIPMENT AUCTION. MEAT MANAGER, Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., DRIVERS WANTED. Jasper Super A. Terrific career opportunity Jasper Super A is looking Montgomery Auction Sales Centre, Blackfalds. with outstanding growth for an experienced Retail Selling 5000 sq. ft. of potential to learn how to Meat Manager. As Meat restaurant, bakery & deli locate rail defects. No rail Manager you will be equipment; www. experience needed! responsible for all aspects montgomeryauctions.com. Extensive paid travel, of the managing the 1-800-371-6963 meal allowance, 4 weeks department, including vacation & benefits cutting meat. You must package. Skills needed have working knowledge GUN & SPORTSMAN Ability to travel 3 months at of gross margins, expense AUCTION. a time, valid licence with controls and human March 30, 10 a.m. air brake endorsement. resources management. Firearms, ammo, parts Compensation based on The successful candidate accessories, and more! prior driving experience. must have Grade 12 (or Unreserved! No buyers Apply at equivalent) and be able to fee! Wainwright, Alberta. www.sperryrail.com provide a “clear” security Scribner Auction under careers, clearance. If you have the 780-842-5666. Details: keyword Driver. skills and abilities please www.scribnernet.com. Do not fill in city or state. forward your resume to our Head Office, The Grocery SEMI RETIRED? People Ltd. (TGP) in LARGE AUCTION Want to see the country? confidence to: Human of hardwood flooring We are looking for 1 ton Resources, The Grocery (finished & unfinished), O/O to transport RVs People Ltd., 14505 pallet racking equipment, throughout North Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, office furniture. Saturday, American. AB, T5L 3C4. Fax April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 1-866-736-6483; www. 780-447-5781. Email: 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. speedwaymovingsystems.com email@example.com Phone 1-888-453-6964.
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THINKING OF SELLING? SAWMILLS JUICE JUNKEES, We need your 1990 or FROM ONLY $3997. Rimbey, Alberta. newer manufactured or Make money & save Friday, April 5, 11 a.m. modular home (to be moved). money with your own Selling commercial bandmill. Cut lumber any For free evaluation contact property & building, enclosed trailer, W/I freezer, dimension. In stock ready Terry at 1-855-347-0417 or terry refrigeration, ice & I/cream to ship. Free info & DVD; machines, juice & smoothy www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ @grandviewmodular.com 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 bar equipment, sinks, VOLUME PURCHASE ext. 400OT SS tables, tables & chairs, on our new Alaskan Series! security equipment. 1520 sq. ft. $129,900 until See www. March 30. Includes Arctic montgomeryauctions.com. Livestock insulation package and 1-800-371-6963 stainless steel appliances. Toll free 1-855-463-0084; SIMMERON MEIER - 2 DAY CLASSIC www.jandelhomes.com. SIMMENTALS, CAR & TRUCK AUCTION. Fullblood Full Fleckvieh Saturday & Sunday, Bulls, yearlings and 2 year Commercial May 4 & 5, olds, polled and horned, 11 a.m. Both days. Property 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. A.I. blood lines, very quiet, muscled. 780-913-7963 150 Classics. FOR SALE: 4,000 sq. ft. Consign today, commercial building on two VERMILLIONAIRES 27TH lots. Located in southern Call 780-440-1860. CHAROLAIS Bull Sale. Alberta. High traffic, light CELEBRATIONS April 6, 2013, 1 p.m. industrial park. Nilsson Bros. Livestock HAPPEN EVERY DAY Phone 403-331-8662 Vermilion. 80 - 2 year olds IN CLASSIFIEDS or 406-533-9955. 15 Yearlings, white & red Asking $489,999 factor horned & polled. Looking for a new pet? All bulls tie broke, semen Classifieds Check out Classifieds to tested. Your place to SELL find the purrfect pet. Don Good 780-853-2220; Your place to BUY Brian Chrisp 780-853-3315 Tired of Standing? Building Find something to sit on Grain, Feed Supplies in Classifieds
METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36” Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www. crownsteelbuildings.ca
AMISH FURNITURE. Handcrafted. Lifetime guarantee! Choose your wood, design, style, dimensions, stain and finish. Heirloom quality. Online catalogue: www. SimplyAmishEdmonton.com Visit our gallery store at 2840 Calgary Trail in Edmonton. 780-701-0284
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YEAR ROUND RETREAT. INVEST IN Red Deer. Traditional log home Purchase titled land for as overlooking Shuswap little as $13,000. Cash and Lake, BC. Three panoramic RRSP eligible. Make balconies. Family home/ Red Deer real estate part retire on main level, granny of your portfolio today; suite attached. $429,900.; www.belterraland.com. dvhill.com/forsale.htm. Krisiti 403-670-9166 ext. 5. 1-250-832-9170
THREE QUARTERS LAND & HOUSE FOR SALE BY TENDER. SE-11-55-13-4; NE-14-55-13-4; NW-13-55-13-4 (includes bungalow). Submit tenders by April 15/13: Box 401, Two Hills, AB, T0B 4K0. Phone 780-657-2627 / 780-603-1505.
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We are currently seeking a well-organized and reliable individual to join our Fleet department out of Red Deer Alberta.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Credentials: Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Trade CertiďŹ cation, 3rd period apprentice, 4th period apprentice, Heavy Duty Equipment Red Seal Endorsement, Commercial Vehicle Inspection CertiďŹ cate an asset, must have a valid Class 1 or 3 Driverâ€™s License. Job Overview â€˘ Diagnose/troubleshoot & complete repairs on all company equipment which includes, diesel/gas powered automobiles, Heavy Trucks, OilďŹ eld Well Servicing Equipment, Cranes, loaders, forklift and trailers. â€˘ Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts. â€˘ Test repaired equipment for proper performance, clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance work, verify and repair emission control systems. â€˘ Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes. â€˘ Use of computer to input information on the units and for the company maintenance program regarding work/purchase orders. â€˘ Order material/parts that are required to complete the repairs. â€˘ Be able to work under pressure in certain situations that require a quick turnaround process. â€˘ Must be able to read, write, spell and verbally communicate clearly in English. BeneďŹ ts: â€˘ Excellent hourly wage â€˘ Lucrative Quarterly Safety Bonus and Christmas Bonus â€˘ Excellent beneďŹ t plan â€˘ Retirement plan
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