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City woman shares story of beating cancer Local organizers gearing up for the annual CIBC Run for the Cure this fall BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express


urviving breast cancer is one kind of success, but Vikki Scott recently did something that she said has taken almost four years to do; she spoke about her journey. “It’s not something we like to talk about or remember, they’re not good memories,” said Scott. She was first diagnosed in February of 2009 and finished her treatments in August of the same year. “I was one of the odd ones in that I could go through the whole chemotherapy session in six runs. I didn’t have to stop. It was not fun, but I didn’t stop.” She said most people have to stop half way through because their bodies simply can’t take any more and their white cell counts aren’t high enough for doctors to continue treatment until those levels come up again. At just 52 years old, Scott said it was terrifying to go through. “I found a lump in my breast in December of 2008 and went into denial. You tell yourself that nah, it’s nothing, but around the end of December or early January I thought this isn’t right, you just get that instinct.” She went to see her doctor who said they were sorry, and that Scott would have to go get it checked out. “Of course bells are going off and tears are falling. Three days after I saw my doctor I had another mammogram and they said ‘I’m sorry Mrs. Scott, there’s a dark spot and you’re going to have to go see a surgeon’.” When the biopsy was done and the results came back as cancerous cells, Scott was sent for a single mastectomy. Her doctor then told her they would have to check her other breast, in which they found pre-cancerous cells. “I made the decision to go through chemo and then decide - but after chemo, I ended up getting the other removed. So I’ve had a full mastectomy.” Scott said her support system of family, friends, doctors and nurses is what got her through. “My husband told me he would rather have me around than my

STANDING STRONG - Emily Engebretson and her aunt, Vikki Scott, stand together after Scott’s journey through breast cancer. Both now support the CIBC Run for the Cure which takes place in October.

breasts, and I’m old enough I don’t really need them.” Her emotions ran rampant at the time and she said she was absolutely devastated and wouldn’t have thought in a million years that she would have had to face something like breast cancer. Since having been diagnosed and finishing treatment, Scott continues to return for check ups every six months. Once a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer the concern becomes that they are prone to other types of cancer like ovarian and cervical. Scott now supports events like the CIBC Run for the Cure, which is coming up in October, because she has seen firsthand the benefits of the money raised.

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“Within a month of finding out I had cancer I was in and getting everything done. The research these events fund is phenomenal.” Scott’s niece, Emily Engebretson, now works with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in volunteer organization and was the one who prompted Scott to speak about her journey through cancer. In October of 2009 after Scott’s treatments, Engebretson told her to come on out and do the CIBC Run for a Cure, but Scott said she was just too tired. She did, however, attend and watch. She said everything was just too fresh at the time. “The one thing was to take each

day at a time and say alright how do I feel today. You have to have support, you can’t go through cancer alone. If you don’t have family, there are always other people that can give you that support.” Scott said finding the positive helped her on her journey. She said because it happened in the summer she would spend her time sleeping or lounging in her yard with her dog as her companion. “I’ll never forget chemo. It puts enough in your brain that you tell yourself you never want to do that again.” Most people know about the hair loss associated with cancer, and Scott said it was a sad day. “I thought after the first treat-



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here couldn’t be a more scenic spot in the City to enjoy an array of traditional Chinese delicacies then from the Red Star Chinese Restaurant. Located on the brow of the hill at 373150 Ave. and overlooking the heart of downtown Red Deer, the eatery specializes in both ‘western’ style and truly authentic Chinese dishes, explains manager Sunny Deng, who has been overseeing operations for four years now. He emphasizes that he wants his customers to have a thoroughly cultural experience while they enjoy choices from the wide range of dishes available. There is also no buffet here, by design. Too often, he said that food tends to sit too long and lose its freshness and vitality. Instead, Deng said the focus at Red Star Chinese Food is on the meticulous preparation of individual dishes. “There is a difference here,” he adds as to what sets Red Star apart from other oriental food restaurants in the City. The focus is indeed on quality, freshness and originality.

Of course, the varieties of dishes and the styles they are prepared in are virtually endless. But it’s that sense of creativity that can make the restaurant business endlessly exciting and challenging. Deng wants to continually tap into keeping things unique and tantalizing. “We want to bring customers some new ideas about what Chinese food is.” There are healthier choices as well, for those opting to avoid deep fried dishes. Many foods are steamed for example. There are also several vegetarian dishes including vegetable chop suey, mushrooms with Shanghai Bok Choy and wok fried tofu with greens. “We carry the western Chinese food and the traditional Chinese foods.” He counts on his very experienced chefs to serve up precisely what a customer requests. Many on his staff have perfected their culinary skills through decades of experience in the industry, he said. The sheer variety of dishes is staggering, from chow mien favourites including fried Shanghai noodles with

black pepper sauce and fried vermicelli Singapore curry style with pork and shrimp. Other unique choices under the chow mien listings include pickle snow cabbage with meat vermicelli noodle soup. There are also all kinds of succulent chicken dishes from sesame, lemon, almond and Kung Pao chicken to Szechuan chicken and peppers, chicken with orange sauce and Mongolian chicken. Seafood fans certainly aren’t left out either – there are tasty mussels with black bean sauce, Szechuan-style spicy prawns with mushrooms and peppers, prawns with lobster sauce and Kung Pao prawn just to name a few. Red Star also specializes in offering a delicious ‘dim sum’ – a culinary style that was invented by the Cantonese. As the restaurant’s web site points out, the term literally means ‘a light touch on the heart’ or ‘treat’, and dim sum offers lots of both sweet and savoury delectable choices that can “comprise a small snack or a hearty meal.”

It’s another area where Deng and his staff strive to do just a little bit extra – creating traditional favourites some of which may have a bit of a flavourful twist. There is, again, plenty to choose from with items ranging from pan fried green pepper, mango pudding and curry baby squid to fish fillet with ginger, sticky rice in lotus leaf, steamed spare ribs in black bean sauce and steamed shrimp and scallop. Meanwhile, restaurant staff also provides free delivery on orders of $30 or more and such conveniences as catering for private events and online ordering. Ultimately, Deng is passionate about ensuring his customers enjoy their dining experience on every level, from the foods set before them and the friendly and helpful service to the pleasant and comfortable setting with that tremendous view. “We tell our customers about foods that are different, and work to bring some culture to the customer.”

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City moves forward with Winter Games bid BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express The City of Red Deer is one step closer to making a bid for the 2019 Canada Winter Games after Monday’s council meeting. The discussion came after consideration of the report from the Recreation, Parks & Culture Department from Aug. 9 regarding the 2019 Canada Winter Games Bid Phase II Summary. “Last time Alberta hosted the games was in 1995 when we were trumped by Grande Prairie, and in 1975 when Lethbridge won,” said Recreation, Parks and Culture Manager Shelley Gagnon. If the City is selected to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games, the City could see about 3,400 athletes compete over the twoweek event and an economic impact of over $100 million. “This many athletes and events at the same time would be comparable to hosting 22 national championships simultaneously,” said Gagnon. The Canada Winter Games include 20 events from snowboarding, speed skating, curling and gymnastics to wheelchair basketball, table tennis and biathlon. By December of this year, the short-list of Cities eligible to host the games will be announced, and by the summer of 2014, if Red Deer makes that list, there will be an evaluation of facilities in the City by the Canada Games bid evaluation committee. In just over a year from now, in the fall of 2014, the announcement of the City to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games is set to be made. “The Games provide the opportunity to leverage federal and provincial capital for the development of physical and economical legacies in the City.” One exciting possibility in the bidding process is that of the development of a multiplex with an Olympic-size ice surface. This is a technical requirement of the Games. To accomplish the development of a building of this type, the City of Red Deer would partner with Red Deer College. The City would also partner with Canyon Ski Resort. Two options were discussed including one in which all sports would be held locally with the exception of a secondary offsite venue and athletes’ village for syn-

chronized swimming. The second option would be to simply host all sports locally, which would require capital investment to gain certain facilities. One suggestion in order to be able to acquire an aquatic facility that would meet game requirements would be to defer some expenditures in the 10-year capital budget. In the next few months the City needs to form a Bid Committee, complete phase one of the Bid Process including a detailed analysis of the technical hosting standards, incorporate the capital implications into the City’s 10-year capital plan, and begin to build significant corporate and community support. The initial bid fee of $12,000 would be covered by money already allocated in the budget approved in 2012. The suggestion by Gagnon and the Recreation, Parks and Culture department was to go with option one which would entail a $12.1 million capital cost, and would include synchronized swimming at an offsite location. City Manager Craig Curtis said he believes this is a very exciting moment because this bid could mean so much for the City. “I think it’s just really important that we try this time and nail down the games for Red Deer, and I think we have enough to do just that. I think it will indeed build community in terms of community pride.” Councillor Chris Stephan said it’s an exciting proposal and he believes many Red Deerians would love to see their City win this bid. Gagnon pointed out that the bid committee, if successful, would go after other provincial and federal grants for all types of funding to help the City in their endeavors towards the Games. Council voted in favor of proceeding with the bid process following option one which reads that all sports will be held locally with the exception of synchronized swimming. Synchronized swimming will be held off site in either Edmonton or Calgary. This bid will cost around the $16 million mark. While council agreed that the City could use updated swimming facilities like those proposed for the Winter Games, they also agreed that now is not the time to proceed with an expense of that magnitude.

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OPINION Outstanding cause It takes a tremendous amount of courage to share some of the personal experiences we endure, and there’s no doubt sharing one’s story of fighting cancer would be near the top of that list. It’s the disease we all are familiar with – after all, our chances of contracting it at some point in our lives isn’t exactly remote. Also, we all know someone – friend, loved one, colleague – who has been diagnosed. Coming up this fall is the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, set for Oct. 6. The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5km or 1km walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. On average, 65 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day. And on average, 14 Canadian women will die from breast cancer each day. As organizers begin to bolster awareness about the event, they always find a local person who has battled cancer and is now willing to share their experience. It’s a great way of highlighting how important CIBC Run for the Cure is, for spreading hope, and to show how the event directly benefits those fighting this disease. Vikki Scott spoke of her battle with breast cancer at the recent media launch

held in Red Deer. She’s truly inspiring – as she honestly and openly shared about her journey. She was first diagnosed in February of 2009 and finished her treatments in August of the same year. Today, she continues to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and encourages others to do the same because she has seen firsthand the benefits of the money raised. Since having been diagnosed and finishing treatment, Scott continues to return for check ups every six months. Once a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer the concern becomes that they are prone to other types of cancer like ovarian and cervical. Of course, it’s a community of support that helps to provide strength when facing something like this. Scott said her support system of family, friends, doctors and nurses is what got her through. That support also shines through at events like the CIBC Run for the Cure. At the event, breast cancer survivors are welcomed to survivor tents to connect and share stories with others whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. They support each other through shared stories and newly formed friendships. Events like this are certainly worth supporting, and we encourage Red Deerians to get behind the cause.

The communist roots of Russian homophobia When it comes to antigay laws, Russia’s new law against homosexual ‘propaganda’ is far from the first.


MacLeod Irons It is also far from the worst, as gays and lesbians in countries such as Nigeria, Yemen and Sudan risk flogging, stoning and execution. However, the world’s attention has landed on Russia due to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, and many are asking how this law came to be. What is most interesting about Russia’s recent events is that, to an outside observer, all signs suggest

attitudes should be much more tolerant. Around the world, homophobia tends to increase along with higher religiosity of the population; however, Russia is largely secular, with only one-third of Russians stating that religion is important in their daily life. There are at least three ways that the country’s communist past contributed to its homophobic present. Emperor Nicholas I enacted the first law against homosexuality in Russia in 1832. Although the penalty was exile to Siberia, the law was hardly ever used. In fact, homosexual relations among artists and the nobility were not uncommon, and even members of the royal family – most notably Great Prince Sergey Alexandrovich and Great Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich – were known to have homosexual

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lovers. It was not until the Bolshevik Revolution and the establishment of the Soviet Union in the early 1920s that attitudes began to change. Under the veil of communism, homosexual behaviour came to be seen as an activity undertaken by society’s elite with no place in the new Soviet state. The act of sodomy became specifically outlawed in 1934 with those convicted subjected to five to eight years in a prison colony. American researcher Dan Healey has attempted to collect data on the number of people convicted under this law, but found the records prior to the 1960s to be classified, fragmented, or missing entirely. However, a total of 22,163 people were convicted between the years of 1961 and 1981. The number of annual convictions then began to fall until the law was

abolished in 1993. In addition to the criminalization of activities under the Stalinist government, the state of communism also affected the way homosexual individuals were viewed by academics and medical professionals. Russian scientists continued to believe that homosexuality was a temporary condition that could be cured, even as those in western countries began to reach the conclusion that sexual orientation is a permanent state of being. Homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1974 but remained a psychiatric illness in Russia until as late as 1999. Laurie Essig, author of Queer in Russia: A Story of Sex, Self and Other, reports that many young lesbian women continue to be committed to psychiatric

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hospitals against their will. This attitude continues to be reflected in the general Russian population. An April 2013 poll showed the 35% of those polled continue to believe that homosexuality is a disease, and 43% believe it to be a bad habit. Only 12% considered homosexual orientation to be normal. Finally, even though the majority of Russians are largely secular in their personal beliefs, the Russian Orthodox Church continues to wield immense political power. Approximately 80 to 90% of Russians continue to self-identify as orthodox Christians despite the fact that very few attend regular services. Rather than the church being seen as the path to personal salvation, it is instead viewed as symbol of national identity. The church also remains an ally of the Putin gov-

ernment. Although the post-communism period initially introduced new freedoms for gays and lesbians, the church has becoming increasingly outspoken in its opposition to homosexuality. While it is among the most evil manifestations, Russia’s homophobia is just one symptom of its collectivist and tyrannous history. It acts as a reminder that tolerance does not require secularity so much as a free society where all individuals, regardless of their religion, political beliefs, gender identity or sexual orientation, are allowed to live their lives in peace without state interference. Angela MacLeod Irons is a policy analyst and researcher and is a Masters Candidate at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Her column is distributed through www.


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fyi EVENTS The Harris-Warke Gallery announces its next exhibit, Alchemy, paintings by Calgary artist Liz Sullivan and St. Albert artist, Shirly Cordes Rogozinsky. Liz’s work is an “Inward journey of connections: between people and place and between past and present. Alchemy runs until Sept. 14. A reception will be held on Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of Red Deer’s First Fridays. The Harris-Warke Gallery is situated on the second floor of Sunworks in downtown Red Deer at 4924 Ross St. For more information contact Paul at 403-597-9788.

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children’s choir ch and Soliloquy adult choir m meet at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Thursdays. Interested? Check us out on-line: www.csusreddeer. com or call Lisa for more information 403-318-9205. Charity Show & Shine downtown evening cruise on Ross St. runs Aug. 24. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society & the Red Deer Food Bank Society. Check out classic cars, bikes entertainment, vendors, vintage Coke Fridge raffle and a silent auction. Pancake breakfast starts at 8 a.m. The downtown car cruiz runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Join us for the music jam and Elvis impersonator Rob Kelly at 5 and 6 p.m. For

The Choral Singers Unite Society is seeking new and enthusiastic singers for our upcoming 2013-2014 season. We are made up of three choirs and one acappella vocal ensemble including anyone from Grade 1 through age 100+! All choirs begin rehearsals in September but registra-tion and auditions will be conducted through the summer. It’s Time Vocal Ensemble and the ihana youth choir meet at First CRC on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively. The Brioso

The Red Deer Food Bank BBQ Crue will be flipping flapjacks and mouth watering sausages for breakfast, then grilling ‘gutbustin’ burgers and hotdogs for lunch and supper. We will be located in the parking lot north of the Millennium Center. Proceeds will be donated to The Canadian Cancer Society and Red Deer Food Bank. The Cronquist House Tea House at Bower Ponds is now open for lunch and tea from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

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 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.) Join us any Monday night, you will 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 Zumba Gold is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Golden Circle. This

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Join us Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for some Fun in the Park, a chance to meet new friends and see new playgrounds throughout the City. Visit www.fsca. ca for park locations. Real Men Sing Barbershop! The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is a chorus for males of all ages who love to sing four-part a cappella harmony. We are a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony society providing entertainment at seniors’ lodges, hospitals and numerous community and private functions throughout the year. No experience is required, just a love to sing. Join us on Tuesday evening, rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (#68 Donlevy Ave.) For information, call David at 403-342-1318 or email Visit

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Do you love music? Do you like to sing? Please consider joining the Red Deer Chamber Singers under the capable direction of Sharon and Sadie Braun. This adult mixed choir will begin preparation for the 20th Anniversary version of the Renaissance Feast which will be held in late November. The group’s repetoire consists of classical, folk and pop. Practices are held on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 - Stanton St. Contact Sadie Braun at 403-347-5166 for further information.

Central Alberta Singles dance runs Aug. 24 at Penhold Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members are welcome. For information call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bob and 403-304-7440. Additional dances will be held Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 14 and Dec. 28.

The Central Alberta Mopar Association is hosting the 19th annual Mopar Show and Shine Aug. 24 at Bower Mall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cruizin 2 Cure Cancer runs Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum are presenting their annual lunch at the Farm events between noon and 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 and Sept. 11. Cost is $10. For more information or to make a reservation, call 403-340-3511. Please join us for horseshoes at the Golden Circle held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. The horseshoe pits are located on the north end of the yard. For more information call Ron at 403-346-9861.

is a senior-friendly entry level 30/11/12 28/02/13 10:17 2:51 AM PM 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. For more information, call 403-346-4043.

Do you have an interest in singing for seniors? The Tony Connelly Singers celebrate their goal by preparing 10 programs each year filled with oldies, newer music, sing-a-long and instrumental highlights with a friendly, easygoing atmosphere. We practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday morning, September to June at the Downtown House Seniors Centre and average four to five sing outs monthly. We welcome anyone to take part. 403-346-7316. Bashaw Community Thea-tre presents “Godspell, the legendary musical based on the gospel of Matthew” Aug. 23 & Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Admission $20. For tickets call Gaetz Memorial United Church Office 403347-2244 or online www. The 4th Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show hosted by the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society (ADGS) will take place Aug. 24-25 at Bower Place Shopping Centre in Red Deer. The staging times for the show will be Aug. 23rd from 6 p.m. to midnight and Aug. 24th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judging of exhibits will begin at 11 sharp. The show will be open to the public during Bower Place Shopping Centre hours. For further information contact Lorne McArthur at 403-346-4902 or Larry Quinitilio at 403-346-8401. Meat draw every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Elks Lodge. 403-346-3632. ‘Country Gospel in the Park’ Music Weekend is planned for Sept. 6-8 at Blackfalds All Star Park. This event is hosted by Blackfalds United Church. Scheduled performances start on Friday night at 5 p.m. and a church service goes on Sunday at 9 a.m. Performances are in a heated tent (bring your lawn chairs) and food is available on site. Performers include Visions Country Gospel, Ben Kellert, Freedom Seekers, The Lamontagnes, The Tapleys, Re Newed, R&J, Three and Company, Potters Clay, New Song Band, CJ Berube, Generations, Ron Fengstad, Gospel 792, Casual

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Week of August 21 - August 28, 2013 Country, Davina & Friends, Stewart Family Band, Gospel Trubadors, Victoria Street. $30 for a weekend pass. Day passes are also available. For more information contact John 885-4857, Moe 357-6678 or Jim 391-1397 or on-line at www. or Penhold and District Op-timist Club Glo gold Tournament at Glennifer Lake Golf and Country Club. The event runs Sept. 7 with registration at 5 p.m. Contact Linda Crites at 403-886-4645 or email Parkinson Alberta Step ‘n Stride walk and barbecue runs Sept. 7 at the Golden Circle. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 403346-4463 or email mherron@ or visit On Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., a women’s group ‘Soul to Soul – Women Inspiring Women’ meets at the Centre for Spiritual Living. On Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. a fall session science of mind class begins. Dickson Store Museum 22nd Annual Harvest Festival, Sept. 8, 12:30—4:30 p.m. Family event features Danish and traditional food, continuous entertainment, kiddies coral and vendors. Come join us in the lovely little hamlet of Dickson for a afternoon of fun. Please bring a non-perishable food bank donation. Everyone welcome. For more info or to book a table call 403-728-3355. Looking for a stress-buster for clients, employees and friends? How about an evening of non-stop laughs, buffet dinner and drinks with great prizes? Three world-acclaimed - HBO and Comedy Central - standup comedians are set to take the stage at the Red Deer & District SPCA Raise the Woof event, Sept. 14 at the Red Deer Curling Centre. It will be a howling good time! There will be a cash bar, buffet dinner and great prizes! Tickets available at the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre. For more information, go to

‘We Care, We Ride for Life’ in support of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre on Sept. 14th from 8 - 9:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast at Bethany Baptist Church. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorcycle Ride Central Alberta scenic route (approx. 350 km). Lunch in Olds (Location TBD). Snack in Rocky Mountain House 5-7 p.m. and a BBQ at Crossroads Church in Red Deer. Extra BBQ tickets may be pur-chased for $10 each or $5 for children 11 & under. Prizes one entry for every $200 raised! Prizes include A $500 Basic Motorcycle Course from Alberta Motorcycle Training, $500 gift certificate from Turple Bros. Ltd.; a $400 motorcycle power polish or towards a motorcycle paint

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The Golden Circle is having a bus trip to Camrose Alberta on Sept. 16 and 17th. This overnight trip will include shopping, walking, Bailey Museum Tour the Railway Museum and more. Price is based on double occupancy. Cost is $100 for members or $125 for non-members. For more information call Diane at the Golden Circle at 403-3436074 ext. 108. Book early. Speaker Series: Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church 12 Stanton St. Faith and Politics presented by Mayor Morris Flewwelling. Everyone welcome. For further information contact Linda at 403-347-6073. The Red Deer River Watershed

some highlighted findings that may be of interest, explain why the report is so important for Lacombe County and how they will move forward from here. RSVP to: info@rdrwa. ca or call Kelly at 403-3407379 by noon on Sept. 18. Living Well with a Mental illness is open to anyone in Central Alberta with an interest in mental health. This includes people with a mental illness, their friends, family members, and the general public. Attendance is limited to 15 participants. To register call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff. This free course is co-sponsored by CMHA, Central Alberta Region, and the Red Deer Public Library. Taoist Tai Chi: experience a relaxing, holistic, low impact exercise. Contact 403-346-6772 for more information. Our new location

Writers’ Ink the writers group for Red Deer and District, meets to share, encourage, critique and learn with each other. We meet every Tuesday year-round 7 – 9 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm, 470130th St. Small membership and drop-in fee, guest free first 3 meetings. Contact: (403) 3093590 or Gamblers Anonymous meetings are Wednesdays’ at 7 p.m. in the Red Deer Regional Hospital (3942-50 Ave.) south complex, lower level rooms 503 and 504. Gamblers Anonymous phone number is 403-986-0017. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Jo-anne at 403-314-1972.

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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 403986-2600 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. Senior-friendly, low im-pact ‘dancercise’ runs at the Golden Circle Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ‘Sit and Be Fit’ runs Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 343-6074. Addict in the Family Support Group is a confidential, professionallyfacilitated support group. Meetings run every second Thursday at 4920 – 54 St. from 6 to 8 p.m. 403-342-0895.

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Changes in City bus services on the way Transit users are reminded that increases to Transit fares will take effect Sept. 1. The City of Red Deer increases Transit rates annually in response to inflation and expenses. With the increase, single fare fees will cost users an additional five cents per ride. The Transit Customer Service Centre at Sorensen Station offers ticket and pass sales, transit information and a lost and found. Tickets and passes may also be picked up at any Transit sales outlet. Fare increases - effective Sept. 1, single cash fares are adults (18 to 64 years) $2.40; youth (6 to 17 years) $2.10; students $2.10; seniors (65+ years) $2.10; chil-

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Tara Veer announces bid for mayor’s chair BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express The race for the mayor’s seat in the upcoming municipal election has heated up. City Councillor Tara Veer, 35, announced she will run for mayor in October. “I feel fortunate to have had the privilege over the past nine years to represent the people of Red Deer on City council. “I have always tried to make the best possible decisions I could on behalf of the people I’ve had the great responsibility to represent,” she said. “I have worked diligently to address citizens’ concerns that have been brought to my attention and have honoured commitments that I have made during previous election campaigns.” Veer was first elected to

City council in 2004. “I’m ready for a new challenge and an elevated level of responsibility in representing our public. With my fellow Red Deerians, council colleagues and City staff, I have been able to accomplish many things as a councillor. “In order for me to fulfill the strong vision that I have with our citizens for the preferred future of Red Deer, I need to pursue a new mandate and a new opportunity to influence,” she said. “We are a small City becoming a much larger City very quickly. With challenges there are also opportunities and I think if we make wise decisions in the short term, in the long run Red Deer can live up to even greater possibilities than we’ve accomplished so far.” She added she will release specific details re-

“I’M READY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE AND AN ELEVATED LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY IN REPRESENTING OUR PUBLIC. WITH MY FELLOW RED DEERIANS, COUNCIL COLLEAGUES AND CITY STAFF, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH MANY THINGS AS A COUNCILLOR.” TARA VEER garding her platform and campaign in the near future. “Leadership in general and the mayor’s role in particular is about public service. “The mandate I seek is therefore a desire to serve the people of Red Deer in an elevated capacity, to be a strong ambassador on behalf of our great community, to establish and accomplish a shared vision for Red Deer and to position our community well for both now and in the future,” she said. “Our City is at a criti-

cal juncture and there are many current and emerging issues on the public agenda that your next council will need to weigh with great consideration,” she added. There’s been speculation for years regarding whether or not Veer would run for mayor, but she said it was just one year ago that she realized she wanted to take on the challenge. “I actually had a moment and it was at the (Westerner) parade in July 2012 and I remember walking on the parade route on the streets of Red Deer.

“There was something that transpired within me that day where I just had this moment that walking amongst the crowd where I realized my life’s purpose was to serve the people of Red Deer,” she said. “I knew in my heart at that time that this was likely something that I would be pursing. I haven’t said anything until this time because as a council, we’re still in a governance position and I think it was important to keep the politics at bay until closer to the election.” Veer joins City Councillor Cindy Jefferies, Chad Mason and William Horn in the race for the mayor’s chair.

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Red Deer College named top provincial innovator BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Red Deer College has landed on a list naming the province’s top innovative organizations. Recently, RDC made the cut as one of Alberta’s Most Innovative Companies for the state-of-theart Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing which opened in 2008. The recognition comes from Alberta Venture Magazine. “We were surprised – just as surprised as anyone,� said Joel Ward, president of RDC. “It’s quite an honour to be singled out as one of the top 25 innovative organizations in the province. We are delighted of course. “Our Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing is really what has been highlighted through this award. What we do in the Centre is connect ideas, people, processes and methods, but mostly we support continuous innovation for our region, and the economic, social and cultural growth of our community,� he explained.

“When we set up the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing, we combined the technical expertise that we’ve developed over many years with the creative side. “So it’s the combination of the creative and design with the technical expertise that I think is being recognized as unique and innovative in the province. I think that’s what they saw as being very different. Imagine the creative arts in combination with technical expertise.� And as Alberta Venture points out, the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing trains students and industry participants alike to design prototypes, rethink processes and ultimately create new and better products. But the innovation isn’t just in the name – “It’s in creating a facility where industry, students and faculty interact through applied research,� notes the magazine’s web site. “There, they tackle industry’s realworld problems as teams, and several success stories have already resulted from the unique model.�

The Centre also supports the province’s manufacturing sector which needs skilled workers who know how to build things better. “We have millions of dollars of equipment in that Centre, and many small and medium enterprises don’t have the capacity to take an idea or a concept, move it forward, design it and prototype it,� said Ward. For example, RDC partnered with a Canadian doctor stationed in Afghanistan who noticed that stemming hemorrhages was often a leading cause of death and traumatic injury. “He came up with this idea of a trauma clamp. He came back (here), and he worked with us.� Eventually, a product was designed that has landed various prestigious awards. “We do that kind of work in terms of supporting these companies and giving them access to our technology and design skill. It takes their great ideas and concepts to a place where they can take them for manufacturing and distribution world-wide.�

As Alberta Venture also explains, the emphasis on research and development is key to fueling economic growth. According to the web site, “Research in the Canadian private sector stands at just one per cent of GDP while in the United States the ďŹ gure is double that.â€? And that’s where RDC’s Red Deer’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing comes in, said Ward. “If you take a look at what we offer – that amalgam of students, faculty, our technology, our great facilities and our expertise and then you bring in entrepreneurs – people with new ideas – we can be a sort of incubator for them,â€? he said. “We love to support their ideas and work with them. They are really the architects and designers; the initiators of these great ideas and we can add value and get them quicker to a place where they can see if that idea has any legs or not. “So it involves research with our students, with our faculty and expertise from our technical folks and of course our great technolo-

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City council tackles mid-year budget review BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express City council met Tuesday morning to take a look at the mid-year budget review and heard from City Manager Craig Curtis on this

topic. “This is just the ďŹ nal presentation to council on the main impacts for next year and how we’re getting along with the charters and the previous strategic direction,â€? said Curtis. In looking at the 2009-

2011 strategic plan and the projects that were implemented in those years, Curtis said the City is doing really well in completion of the projects and start-ups on additional items. Some of the things that

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Curtis said have been points of pride for the City are the birth of the Greater Downtown Action Plan, the creation of the waste management master plan and the climate change adaptation plan, and the number of Centennial projects completed this year including the permanent ďŹ xture at the museum. Julia Harvie-Shemko, director of communications and strategic planning, said the people working on each charter are proud of the progress. “We are just halfway through the implementation of your strategic direction. Each has started at a different time and is at different rates of progress,â€? said Harvie-Shemko. Paul Goranson, director of development services, presented on the movement charter and said a lot of progress has been made. “When you add up the additional trails it’s just over six kilometres in the last year that has been put in place,â€? said Goranson. While the six strategic directions were a large part of Tuesday’s discussion, other topics included the

2013 ood update. Expenditures related to the initial response, clean up and remediation work related to the June 2013 ood have been made at this point. Curtis’s report to council stated clearly that there will be further expenses to complete work. Another item that garnered a request was the action bus purchase and operations. A review of the increasing demand for specialized door-to-door bus service is always ongoing. Administration’s recommendation is to amend the 2013 capital budget in the amount of $70,000 for the purchase of an additional Action Bus funded from the Federal Gas Tax Fund. It is also recommended that the 2013 operating budget be amended in the amount of $0 in 2013 with incremental costs of $69,510 in ongoing funds in 2014 and $4,884 in ongoing funds in 2015. There is on average 400 new eligible citizens per year accessing the Action Bus service, which is a 25% increase since integrating the service with Red Deer transit in 2007.

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Transit also requested another amendment to the 2013 capital budget for funding to provide regional bus service that would connect Red Deer with Blackfalds and Lacombe. The amendment would be in the amount of $900,000 for the purchase of two buses but the City of Lacombe and the Town of Blackfalds would contribute one-third of the cost for the two new buses. Red Deer’s obligation would be to reassign the Green TRIP funds. Curtis’s recommendation is to go ahead with this amendment as it “Is a good opportunity for the City to provide transit at no direct cost to taxpayers.â€? Other items discussed at the mid-year budget review included the diversity employment program, the Lancaster East storm detention pond, Red Deer City Soccer Association ďŹ nancial support request, Central Alberta Slo-Pitch ďŹ nancial support request and an update on the capital reserve. Council had not voted on items at press time.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Clothing bank in desperate need of funding BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express The Red Deer Community Clothing Service, formerly known as the Red Deer Clothing Bank, is in danger of closing their doors in coming months if more funding can’t be secured. For the past 47 years, the non-profit organization has been funded through the United Way, but was informed earlier this year that as of Dec. 31, that funding will stop. “We are in desperate need,” said Ted Hayden, president of the Red Deer Community Clothing Service, who added he was surprised to learn of the stop in funding. “(The United Way) funding focus is no longer rent but education for the coming year.” Hayden said the organization, which is located at 5005 Ross St., has put away some funding which will allow them to cover their rent until next March, but after that, if they don’t obtain more, they will have to close their doors after providing for the community for 50 years. “We need funding to

cover our rent of $2,858 per month, our small Thrift Shop pays the insurance, telephone and cleaning,” he said. “We provide free clothing, basic bedding and kitchen needs to anyone in need in the Red Deer area. Our client base is approximately 1,100 per month and our volunteers provide this service Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This organization is run solely by volunteers that are passionate about continuing to serve the community.” He added volunteers are trying to find ways of fundraising. “(If we close) it will have quite a bit of impact on people in the community. We work with other organizations and agencies in the City and they are asking where they will send people. Some of our clients know what is happening and more will continue to find out. “Any help would be appreciated.” For more information, or to help the Red Deer Community Clothing Service call Ted Hayden at 403-3463554.


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City looks at role in poverty reduction BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express At the City council meeting of July 22, Councillor Buck Buchanan put forward a Notice of Motion which was also supported by Councillor Frank Wong and other councillors. The Notice of Motion speaks to the importance of supporting the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance. “A lot of the people running this are doing so off the corners of their desks. This Notice of Motion was intended just to get the City involved as a partner, we just need to know what our role is,” said Buchanan. The Notice of Motion also requested that administration present a report in due time for council’s consideration regarding the recruitment of multisectoral partners. Red Deer is one of eight municipalities in Alberta working on a poverty reduction initiative. This is being done through collaboration with a number of agencies and community groups referred to as the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA). The City is also one of 100 Cities in Canada focused on reducing poverty coordinated by the Vibrant Communities Canada - Cit-

ies Reducing Poverty initiative. Poverty is defined as the condition of a human being who is deprived of the resources, means, choices and power to acquire and maintain self-sufficiency and the ability to be an active participant in society. A recent report estimated the annual cost of poverty for Albertans to be between $7.1 and $9.5 billion dollars. At present, 91,000 children in Alberta live in poverty. “Poverty affects the first 2,000 days of a kid’s life, and if that’s where they start they go to school unprepared and are off to a bad start,” said Buchanan. The Notice of Motion then talks further about how to reduce poverty through 10 areas of intervention. These areas include affordable housing, early childhood development, education, literacy, training and employment, income supplementation/ replacement, disability income, creation of assets, social infrastructure and place-based interventions. “Just like other issues this isn’t for the City to own the issue or control it, but just to become a player at the table,” said Buchanan. Buchanan compared this Notice of Motion to the crime prevention initiative. “We just need to know

what’s going on in our City.” He said one question is looking at what a “living wage” is versus minimum wage. “The minimum wage certainly isn’t a living wage.

We need to look at is it a single mom with two kids or two working incomes with two kids?” Poverty is statistically worse for newcomers to an area, persons with disabili-

ties, Indigenous peoples, and those with low educational attainment. It was determined as a part of a number of studies that the minimum wage is not enough income for

individuals and families to earn and keep up with the rising costs of living. The issue will come before council again at a later date.

SHOW AND SHINE – As part of the 2013 Pro Truck Big Rig Weekend at the Westerner Grounds, competitors entered their big rigs into a lights competition that judged the trucks on their LED lighting. Shown here is a 1993 W900 Kenworth belonging Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express to Ted Pozniak of Pacific Coast Distribution Ltd.

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Local youth experiences RCMP training camp BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express One local youth recently returned from a weeklong camp with the RCMP. Tatyana Henderson, 17, was chosen as one of 32 high school students to take part in the third annual youth camp that ran from Aug. 12 -16 in Regina. As part of the RCMP’s recruiting efforts, recruiters in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwest Territories have partnered with the RCMP Academy, ‘Depot’ Division for the camp. “I was interested because my dad is a retired RCMP officer and I wanted to try it out and see what it was like,” said Henderson, who added she has hopes of joining the military in the medical capacity. Henderson and her troop had the chance to experience a number of things including a firearms simulator. They also learned how to do takedowns, police and defensive tactics as well as how to handcuff a suspect and the basics of the Criminal Code. They also experienced a

lot of drills. “It was basically one week of what RCMP recruits do in the six months of their training.” Henderson said she learned a lot in the five short days she was in Regina at Depot. “I learned a lot of teamwork. Everything was done as a troop – you didn’t leave anyone behind. I learned a lot of leadership and discipline.” The students were selected based on academic achievement and their interest in a career in policing. They learned what it’s like to be a police officer in training through activities such as drill, driver simulation training, and tours of the RCMP Academy and the RCMP Heritage Centre. The students selected for the RCMP Youth Camp form a co-ed group that is reflective of a typical RCMP cadet troop. By the end of the weeklong camp, the group had a good understanding of the career possibilities offered by the RCMP thanks to this oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Depot prior to

NEW SKILLS - Tatyana Henderson performs a takedown on a fellow youth camp participant. Henderson recently returned from photo submitted the RCMP Youth Camp where she learned what it was like to be a part of the RCMP Academy. submitting an RCMP application, officials said. “I had a lot of fun. It was really tiring,” she said with a laugh. “You get up and go and you don’t have time to stop and think about what

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The very first Sylvan Lake Regatta This summer has been marked by a number of historical celebrations and commemorations. One popular annual event from the past, which was started 100 years ago in the summer of 1913, was the annual Sylvan Lake Regatta. The roots of the Regatta lay in the incorporation of the Village at the start of the year. The residents wanted to have a big community celebration of this milestone. There was a large New Year’s Eve Dance in Heenan’s Hall. However, the weather was cold, the hall was small and people wanted to have a community celebration that was both much bigger and could be staged during tourist season. A regatta, which would


DAWE take full advantage of the Lake, seemed an ideal way to mark the birth of the community as an official village. Very few regattas had been staged in Alberta before. This uniqueness added to the attractiveness of the proposal. The first planning meetings were held in the latter part of April. One of the first decisions was to build a wharf, off the end of Main Street, as soon as the ice was out. It was also initially proposed

that the Regatta be held sometime in June. However, the date was later set as July 12, when the weather would hopefully be a little more certain and there would be more time to prepare. Work on the planning and preparations continued feverishly throughout May and June. The Alberta Central Railway was approached to see if it would run special excursion trains to Sylvan Lake, over the rail line that was still under construction on its way to Rocky Mountain House. A major advertising campaign was conducted in Calgary and Edmonton as it was felt that these inland ‘metropolises’ would certainly appreciate the opportunity to see the water sports and the other enter-


tainments connected with a regatta. Of course, the longer term goal was to familiarize the residents of those cities with the attractiveness and amenities of Sylvan Lake and hopefully convert them into regular summer tourists.

“butting in” on the event. By the first week of July, everything was ready. Nearly every building was “Decorated with evergreens, flags and bunting.” The new pier was also elaborated decorated. The road in front of the Sylvan Lake Hotel had a large banner stretched across it with the word ‘Welcome’ written in such large letters that it was said to be visible for more than a kilometre. There were some sporting events on Friday, July 11, with foot races and two baseball games. There was also a tennis tournament. The big kickoff, however, consisted of a large dance in the Heenan Opera House on Main Street. The main swimming and boating events took place on Saturday, July 12. There were also more

‘EVERYONE AGREED THAT THE FIRST ANNUAL SYLVAN LAKE REGATTA HAD BEEN A SMASHING SUCCESS.’ Because the Village was still relatively small, a committee was formed in Red Deer to help out. It was largely composed of cottage owners and regular campers at the Lake. However, the group was anxious to stress that they were only there to help and did want to give any appearance that they were

baseball games. The weather was great and the crowds were huge. In the evening there was a lavish banquet with music supplied by the Red Deer Citizen’s Band (the forerunner of the Red Deer Royals). Everyone agreed that the first annual Sylvan Lake Regatta had been a smashing success. There were, of course, a few glitches. People complained that there were not enough bleachers “For the accommodation of the ladies” and the pier was often dangerously overcrowded. Nevertheless, the wonderful success of the Sylvan Lake Regatta was soon confirmed when the new community of Gull Lake announced that it would be holding its first annual summer regatta on Aug. 9, 1913.

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Back-to-school shopping at Parkland Mall will help local families get the necessary school supplies to start their school year off right. Through to Sept. 2, each day that a total of $250 in Parkland Mall back-to-school shopping receipts are shown to Guest Services, Parkland Mall will donate a back-pack filled with supplies to Women’s Outreach and their ‘Tools for School’ campaign. Throughout the years, Parkland Mall, in collaboration with Staples and Wal-Mart, has supported the Tools for School campaign by being a drop-off location for donations. All customers are also invited to enter for their chance to win one of three Samsung Chromebooks. “Parkland Mall is committed to helping local families and partnering with Women’s Outreach to support Tools for School is a great way to do that,” said Krista Dunstan, the mall’s marketing director.

The City of Red Deer is looking for volunteers to serve on one of many council committees. Volunteers have a positive impact in the community and contribute directly to council’s decision-making processes. Members are needed for committees including the Community Housing Advisory Board, the Environmental Advisory Committee, the Greater Downtown Action Plan Steering Committee, the Heritage Preservation Committee, the Intermunicipal Subdivision & Development Appeal Board and the Mayor’s Recognition Awards Committee. Other committees include the Municipal Features Naming Committee, Municipal Planning Commission, Red Deer & District Family & Community Support Services Board, the Red Deer Appeal & Review Board* and the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board*, the Red Deer Regional Airport Authority, River Bend Golf & Recreation Society and the Library Board (*members are appointed to both boards simultaneously.) Along with a desire to serve the community, some of the general skill-sets required for the above noted committees include being willing to actively contribute, being open minded, having an ability to interpret legislation, a sense of logic, fairness and good communication and listening skills. Applications and further details on the committees are available from Legislative Services, second floor City Hall, or online at Anyone interested in applying for a volunteer position is invited to submit a completed application form by Sept. 25 to Legislative Services by fax to 403-346-6195 or email to

FOLK DUO SET TO HARMONIZE ON ROSS STREET PATIO Local folk duo Kayla and Melody will entertain on the Ross Street Patio on Aug. 21-22 when the City in partnership with The Velvet Olive presents another free musical performance. Often performing together across western Canada as The Dirrty Show, the talented pair will perform a family-friendly show on Aug. 21 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. on the Ross Street Patio, as part of Red Deer’s Best Summer Ever celebrations. They will give a second performance Aug. 22 from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. From June through September, a different artist will be featured every week on Wednesday evenings on the Ross Street Patio while the Downtown Market takes place, and on Thursdays over lunchtime. Along with these weekly downtown events, the City presents the final in the series of Patio Parties on the first Friday of September, and one more free concert as part of Summer Sundays at Bower Ponds.

DANDELION SPRAYING PROGRAM TO BE REVIEWED Dandelion spraying is postponed for the remainder of the year, pending a review of the program and policy before next spring. The spraying was scheduled to take place during the last two weeks of August in selected neighbourhood recreation, playground, and school sites. The use of herbicides is a controversial issue, and as such, administration will bring this forward to council for review prior to next year’s program. “Dandelion management requires a balanced approach between reducing the use of pesticides and controlling dandelions,” said Trevor Poth, parks superintendent. “We take the health and wellness of our citizens seriously and, when it comes to dandelions, we try to strike a balance. Many citizens don’t want herbicides used to control all dandelions; at the same time, others feel that the beauty of our parks and health of our turf is diminished when dandelions are not controlled,” said Poth. The City has reduced its per acre use of pesticides on public lands by 75% over the past 25 years, and is committed to reduce the current levels by a further 10% by 2035, as outlined in the Environmental Master Plan.

CELEBRITY DANCE-OFF 2014 The Sheraton Celebrity Dance-Off 2014 is looking for a Central Alberta charity partner to bring this successful fundraiser back to the Sheraton Hotel on April 4. The selected charity will be the beneficiary of all funds raised. Co-chairs Edie Hiebert and Christine Moore say; “This is a very exciting step in our event planning. “The partner charity will play a vital role in the success of the event. “But more importantly, the cause of the charity will drive

all involved, from the dancers and donors to all the volunteers and sponsors, who will work hard in engaging our generous community.” Interested charities are invited to apply by Aug. 23 by going to “Plans are coming together so well,” she said. “Once again, the Sheraton Hotel has graciously agreed to be presenting sponsor and our professional dance community has returned to share its time, talent and treasures. We are so excited with the line-up of celebrity dancers that will be announced this coming October. Stay tuned for some surprises!” For more information call Christine Moore at 403-392-1279 or Edie Hiebert at 403-300-7178.

LOTTERY WIN IN CITY Cindy Shook likes playing a variety of Scratch ‘n Win lottery games, but one in particular may have just risen to the top of her list of favourites. The Red Deer resident won $100,000 on Set for Life. Cindy bought a number of tickets from West Park Drugs and she discovered her win in the evening as she scratched her tickets at her kitchen table. In the very first game on the $5 Set for Life ticket, she revealed one ‘$100,000’ prize amount, and then a second. She thought it was just a close call, until she suddenly revealed the third identical amount to win $100,000. She plans to use her winnings to pay off her mortgage and a few other bills.

BUILDING PERMITS CONTINUE TO HOLD STRONG The month of July shows no signs of slowing down with 141 building permits valued collectively at $17.9 million. This surpasses the numbers from last year at 135 permits valuing almost $14.6 million. A building permit was issued to Medican General Contractors for the development of a new apartment complex on Michener Boulevard, which is valued at over $5.1 million. There was significant growth in the value of Industrial permits issued, specifically in Queen’s Industrial Park. The total value of industrial permits in 2013 is approaching $38 million, compared to almost $8 million at this time last year. Monthly permit statistics are posted on the City’s web site at

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Red Deerians are once again invited to enjoy two nights of free family swimming, courtesy of local Tim Hortons restaurant owners. The first Free Family Swim Night will be held at G.H. Dawe Community Centre on Aug. 21, and the second at Collicutt Centre on Aug. 23. Both events will run from 6 until 10 p.m., and families are encouraged to come down to splash and play at one of the pools. The August events follow two free family swimming events presented by Tim Hortons earlier this summer. “The Tim Hortons free swim nights have been very popular, and we’re looking forward to great crowds again this month,” said Shelley Gagnon, recreation, parks & culture manager with the City of Red Deer. “We’re delighted that, through Tim Hortons’ generous sponsorship, Red Deerians can celebrate summer in two of our excellent pools.”

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POLICE BRIEFS main anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

RCMP INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE ROBBERIES Red Deer City RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who has allegedly robbed multiple liquor stores in the City. The suspect is described as Caucasian with reddish blonde hair and facial hair. It is believed that the male is driving a silver Cavalier or Sunfire with black rims, and a spoiler. Investigators ask that

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VEHICLE BREAK-IN SUSPECT CHARGED anyone with information regarding this crime contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403343-5575. If you wish to re-

A Red Deer man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into vehicles early

one morning. On Aug. 7 at 1:45 a.m., Red Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a male possibly breaking into vehicles on the 5100 block of 62 St. A local resident contacted police after noticing a male walking between two apartment buildings with a backpack who had been attempting to break into vehicles. Police located the male just a short time later in a

nearby field. Tyler Harris, 18, of Red Deer was arrested without incident. He has been charged with one count of illegal possession or trafficking in government documents, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, one count

of resisting/obstructing a peace officer, one count of failing or refusing to comply and one count of possessing break-in instruments. Investigators ask that anyone who may have information regarding these types of crimes contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-3435575 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit. com.

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FRANKLIN FUN – A crowd stands and admires David Cruickshank’s 1910 Franklin at Cruisin’ Night at Parkland Mall. Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express

PUBLIC NOTICE WESTEND LANDING CORP. Water Act NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is given that Westend Landing Corp. has filed applications under the provisions of the Water Act for: 1. A licence for a maximum annual diversion of 34222 cubic metres of groundwater from two wells at NE 29-039-02-W5 for the purpose of Municipal (Subdivision). The production interval of the water wells are from 22.0 metres to 34.0 metres. Please quote file number 000333472. 2. Storm water management works which will outlet into Sylvan Lake and a wetland located in NE 29-039-02-W5. Please quote file number 00331388.

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Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic raises $355,000 Sixth annual event supports the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation Singer Gord Bamford isn’t afraid of a little challenge. He raised $355,000 for the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation earlier this month. Since 2008, Bamford has generated over $1 million through The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation to support organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta, Make-A-Wish Foundation,

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe, in addition to several children’s hospitals across Canada. “Once again this event never ceases to amaze me and I’m thrilled that we surpassed our set goal of raising $300,000. “From the talented musicians who perform and donate their time, to the sponsors who always support us, we are able to help those

in need. These are great people and we look forward to working with them every year,” says Bamford. Tyler Gauthier of Sylvan Lake was selected as the Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient. Tyler was diagnosed on Dec. 21, 2012 with an acoustic neuroma tumor. Tyler and his family were present at the gala to accept the $10,000 cheque on behalf of

the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Alberta. Tyler and his family will be heading out on a Disney cruise on Dec. 7. “We were all very touched to be included in such a wonderful evening. The wish families let us know that the program and festivities were very meaningful to them and all they had been through. “It was an extraordinary

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TRAVEL More about the many wonders of Israel BY DEANNA MORIN Special to the Express The following is part two of a two-part series on Deanna Morin’s trip to Israel. She spend eight days there exploring the northern and central parts of the country with a tour group of 42, an amazing guide named Shmulek and a bus driver with some mean driving skills. Next up in the trip we went to the Mount of Olives where we saw a panoramic view of Jerusalem. It was a bit hazy but beautiful nonetheless. We moved on to Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was said to have prayed. I enjoyed the tranquility of the garden with the ancient Olive Tree’s that blocked out the sounds around us. We moved on to Mt. Zion to check out the Upper Room where the last supper was held, it was small and a bit crowed but very cool to see. We walked on to the Old City of Jerusalem and walked through the Jewish Quarter and paid a visit to the Western Wall, this was so moving as well. Qumran, Ein Gedi and Masada -- remember those names! We ventured out into the desert, our first stop being the Qumran, an archaeological site where ruins as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls (nearly 900 manuscripts of them) were discovered, the first being in 1947. There were many caves and the terrain kind of looks like hoodoos. It was hot and sunny and after we left there we headed to Ein Gedi, a lush area where we hiked up along side a waterfall, a welcomed site for the desert heat. We also went to the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) and took a float in the still salty water. A word of warning, do not get it in your eyes or your mouth, it stings. Afterward, we stopped at the Ahava factory to shop Dead Sea products galore and I loved every minute of it. As fun as the float was, my highlight of this day went to Masada, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, a rugged mountainous fortress that we had to take a gondola to the top of (the view of the Dead Sea from the top was phenomenal). I can’t fully understand what it is that brought me to tears on top of Masada, all I remember was the overwhelming sense of patriotism I felt for Israel, empathy for its people and their fight for independence. All of which was mirrored in the history surrounding Masada; an old

PICTURESQUE – Shown here is one of the beautiful beaches that travellers can find in Israel. fortified palace of King Harod’s that was later used as a refuge for a group of Jewish Zealots who revolted against Roman rule, leading to the Roman Army taking a couple of years to build an attack ramp in which they eventually destroyed them, a very moving story. We headed back to Jerusalem at the end of the day and slept in preparation for our last day seeing a few more historic sites. On the last day we toured Hezikiah’s Tunnel, they had both a wet and dry tunnel that was used to bring in water to the Old City of Jerusalem. Some of us went

in the wet tunnel and others opted for the shorter, dry one. From there the group went on to the Yad Vashem, to visit Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust. I opted to forgo the museum and headed to an open mall for a little downtime, while there I got to experience a festival. I saw many people dressed up as if they would here for Halloween in Canada. I asked a lady next to me at the restaurant and she said it was Purim, a Jewish celebration of the events dating back to Queen Esther. That was pretty neat to experience as well. The media doesn’t do this country very

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much justice as far as personal safety is concerned. I felt very safe there at all times -- okay well there was this once when a few of us ventured out for a run through Jerusalem and were startled to hear what sounded like gunshots right near us, our imaginations kind of got creative. As the story goes, what we heard were fireworks from a wedding celebration and the faster pace did our bodies well anyhow. Whether you are a person of faith or not, I highly recommend a guided tour of Israel so that you too can behold its beauty and history.

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COURT BRIEFS MORE TIME NEEDED FOR DANGEROUS OFFENDER A man charged with 37 counts, including attempted murder made a fourth court appearance in Red Deer last Friday. Andrew Allan Waunch, 30, of no fixed address is facing charges stemming from incidents that have occurred in Central Alberta. Hobbema-based lawyer Denise Lightning has recently taken over the case and said she needed more time to go through disclosure of the case. On June 3rd, at 10 p.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to a residence outside of Sylvan Lake for an offense involving firearms. Upon police attendance, it was learned that a man and a woman attended the residence and demanded money and jewelry from the victim and his spouse. The assailant was carrying a firearm, and at one time, allegedly fired the weapon at the male victim. The weapon did not discharge and no other attempts were made to discharge it again. Money and property were taken from the residence by the two suspects. The victims of this offense are well known business people with no known ties to any criminal activities. Sylvan Lake RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Serious Crimes Branch, identified the alleged offenders as Waunch and Ashley Chambers. Both are facing numerous charges for this and other offenses committed in the following days. On June 9th at 7 p.m. Red Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery with a firearm where the suspect stole a vehicle from the victim. At 11 p.m. RCMP located the stolen vehicle in the Creekside Trailer Park. RCMP initiated a traffic stop, however, the vehicle fled from police. A pursuit ensued outside of the City where shots were fired from the suspect vehicle at a police cruiser. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned near Olds where a black Dodge truck was reported stolen. Through investigation it was determined that the truck, driven by the same suspect from the earlier incidents in Red Deer was located in the south end of the City. As RCMP attempted a traffic stop with the stolen truck another pursuit ensued. A police spike belt was utilized. Waunch fled from the vehicle and attempted to run on foot from police. He was caught and arrested. Waunch has been charged with attempted murder, robbery with a firearm, theft over $5,000, use of a firearm while fleeing from police, kidnapping, use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, discharging a firearm to prevent arrest, discharge of a restricted firearm while being reckless and being an occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm in the motor vehicle. He also faces two counts of flight from police and two counts of dangerous driving. Waunch was arrested by Red Deer RCMP on June 10th after a pursuit in which shots were alleged to have been fired. He will return to court on Oct. 4. -Fawcett

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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, the Council of Red Deer County will consider the following bylaws.

CLOSURE OF ROAD PLAN Bylaw No. 2013/14 – a bylaw for the closure and sale of a portion of Spruce Street, Plan 952 4283, located in Lot 2, Block 11, Plan 012-5562, SE 13-37-28-4. The purpose of this bylaw is to close a portion of undeveloped Spruce Street to accommodate Phase 6 of the Malibu Homes residential development in Springbrook.

A PUBLIC HEARING prior to further consideration of the proposed bylaws WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, County Office, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta (west of Hwy 2 on 32 Street / C&E Trail Overpass). The hearing will be conducted under the chairmanship of the County Mayor for the purpose of hearing comments on the proposed bylaws. The hearing will be informal with persons wishing to speak being recognized through the Chair. Presenters will be requested to state their name and address for the record. If you prefer to submit comments on these bylaws in writing, the information you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The public may inspect: - a copy Bylaw No. 2013/14 - a copy of the proposed amending bylaws - Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6 by visiting our website at or at the County office located at 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta, during regular office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MONDAY through FRIDAY.

MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS On the 20th day of August, 2013, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission issued decisions approving the following applications: Permitted Use

TEXT AMENDMENT TO LAND USE BYLAW BYLAW NO. 2013/19 to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6 in relation to “Second Dwellings.” Development Officers will have the authority to approve Temporary Second Dwellings. Permanent Second Dwellings will be approved by the Municipal Planning Commission, will be considered a discretionary use in the Agricultural District and will be required to tie into existing services (i.e. water, sewer, storm, franchise utilities, access roads/driveways and approaches.)

TEXT AMENDMENT TO LAND USE BYLAW BYLAW NO. 2013/20 to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6 in relation to “Warehousing and Storage of Recreational Vehicles in the Agricultural District.” The purpose of the bylaw is to include the conditions to be applied for applications for Warehousing and Storage, Recreational Vehicles, in the Agricultural District. These include that the use will be considered temporary; an application is to include a site plan, screening plan, landscaping plan and a drainage plan; screening of the site by way of a screened fence located on top of a berm or by the existing natural vegetation; grading of the site and placement of a minimum 4-inch gravel base; provision of dust control and time restrictions for business trips to the property.

West of SYLVAN LAKE 1. International Cleaning Facilities Inc. – 2.02-metre side yard setback relaxation for an existing office building and a proposed industrial building on Unit 7, Plan 982-1367, NE 27-38-2-5 (Kuusamo Industrial Park). Discretionary Use MARKERVILLE 1. K. & G. Harrison – location of a second dwelling to be occupied for farm help purposes and temporary location of a second dwelling (mobile home) during construction of a new dwelling on Pt NW 35-36-2-5. West of RED DEER 2. D. Shackleton – location of a moved-in building (single car garage) on Lot 1, Blk 1, Plan 762 3270, NE 21-38-28-4 (West Ridge Estates). SW of RED DEER 3. B. Coleman for Northside Construction – Aggregate Removal (extension of an existing sand pit operation) on Pt SW 32-37-27-4 The Municipal Government Act provides that any person(s) may appeal a Discretionary Use approval within 14 days of the date of the decision being advertised by paying the required appeal fee and by filing an appeal in writing against the decision with the Red Deer County Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta. A Permitted Use approval may not be appealed unless the decision involves a relaxation, variance or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. For further information, contact Planning & Development Services at (403) 350-2170. Date Advertised: August 21, 2013.

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Families encouraged to check out Alberta Open Farm Days BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express For families, couples or individuals looking for something to do this weekend, there is a great opportunity to take in some local agriculture. Alberta Open Farm Days is a ďŹ rst time event, but Richard Starke, minister of tourism and recreation for Alberta, said he hopes to see it become an annual event. “It’s just a great opportunity for Albertans to go out to participating farms for a visit and to have a look at essentially where our food comes from,â€? said Starke. Saturday’s focus is in cooperation with some of the best chefs in the area demonstrating some of the things that can be done with the food being produced here in Alberta. Starke said the Ellis Bird Farm in the Lacombe area will be supporting local growers through their locally inspired menu from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. “Reservations are recommended for sure for Saturday’s events as they ďŹ ll up fast.â€? Also taking part on Saturday is Billyco Junction Limited hosting wine tastings from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Starke said for that one to make sure you have a designated driver. “There are culinary events right across the province - everything from the huckleberry festival to Ukrainian foods being served.â€? On Sunday the 25th, however, the idea is more of a farm open house, he said. There are 40 producers provincewide opening their farms to visitors

and Starke said the range of events is extraordinary. “We have cattle and bison ranches, petting zoos, wineries and meateries, dairies, not just cattle but sheep and goat dairies too.� The diversity of agricultural production in Alberta is amazing according to Starke and the plan with Alberta Open Farm Days is to extensively highlight that.

‘WE WANT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW IT’S A GREAT WAY TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON.’ RICHARD STARKE “We want to let people know it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Our society has become so urbanized and fewer people have direct connections to farms. It’s important people get out and see truly where their food is coming from.� He added that many of the producers do sell their product right on their farms, but that some of it is also available locally in stores as well. “Our producers are very skilled and passionate and they produce something to be proud of and that boasts excellence.� Starke recommends that people visit the web site and see what is closest to them in order to plan a day out where they can maybe visit two or three different farms showcasing diverse products. Other provinces have been hosting open farm days since 2001 with much success, and Starke said he is excited for the potential here in Alberta. “We are starting out with just 40

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which I think is a great number, but in coming years I think we will see that number grow.â€? He said those farms that have gotten involved were happy to do so and he said most producers are more than anxious to show off what they do because they’re so proud of the product that they work so hard for. “This gives people a speciďŹ c day that they know they’re welcome to go to the farms, look at the animals or the crops and ďŹ nd out more information from the producers regarding the challenges and their achievements,â€? he said. Starke referred to the 100 mile diet where more and more people are trying to eat foods where they can account for their origins within a local range. “People eating this way want to know that there is a variety of product available locally for consumption and they want to know that there is quality in these products too.â€? He added that the less a product travels the better it is not only for the environment but also for consumers. “It’s more fresh because it’s closer to the source,â€? he said. “Anyone who cooks with it will say if you can work with local and fresh foods it just tastes better.â€? He said he would encourage people to visit the web site and have a look at the participating farms in their areas and make a day trip and take their children too so they can see where their food comes from as well. For more information and for a full list of participating farms, visit www.

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Dahlia and Gladiolus Show set for this weekend BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Bower Mall will be host to a variety of not only pretty but also diverse flowers and their growers this weekend as a part of the fourth annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show. “This is a show to display Dahlias and Glads so that the public can appreciate them and also learn how to grow them,” said Lois Tallas, member of the planning committee for the show. Tallas said the show is intended to promote interest in growing both dahlias and gladiolus. “Dahlias and glads are so beautiful. You can get all kinds of dahlias from dinner plate dahlias or ones with leaves all different or little bulbs or ones that look like peonies.” The show runs at Bower Mall during mall hours Aug. 24th-25th. This is the fourth year for the show, and the third time it has been in Red Deer. Last

year the show was in Edmonton and in other years down the road it may travel elsewhere, but Tallas said Red Deer has had a lot of success in hosting it. She said they are always looking for more people to enter and any and all Alberta growers are eligible to do so. “We have quite a few growers from High River all the way up past Stony Plain.” Tallas said she encourages people who are interested in dahlias and gladiolus to join the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society. “We connect with the American Society too so that’s another area we extend into. We always encourage people to get involved and we share tips for fertilizing and pruning plants as well as hosting potlucks and education sessions.” Also new and exciting in the dahlia and gladiolus world is the Piper Creek Trial Garden just south of the landfill on 40th Ave. “Dahlia growers want

to hybridize and we have quite a few growers that are doing just this. They are always looking for a trial garden where they can send their flowers.” The trial garden is exactly what it sounds like, a place for growers to ‘try’ their flowers. It is also the only one in Canada. Lorne McArthur runs the Piper Creek Trial Gardens and said it’s not just a place for growers to send their plants, but also a place for the public to come and enjoy these plants as they come up. “It’s quite unique and very important for our area and people should be happy that something like this exists so close to our home. It’s a great thing to come out and have a look at any time.” He said the show on Aug. 24th-25th is a culmination of everybody’s endeavours for the year and a chance for growers to show off their hard work and their successes. “There is no charge to

come and see the flowers at the mall, and our mission is to encourage other people to grow these products so our little association will grow too.” He said while there are many annual plants to choose from to plant and grow, dahlias and gladiolus hold a special place for a lot of people. “These are just ones that are sort of, I guess in their own world. They have a separate identity unto themselves. There’s just so much variation in them and it makes it more

exciting because there’s not just one type.” McArthur said the public is welcome to come and view the trial gardens or attend the show and he would encourage people to do so because there is so much to learn. “When people become aware of all of the choices in these flowers then they want to grow them, and it’s really not all that tough.” For information on the show or to register call Lois Tallas at 403-347-6181.





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NEW LISTINGS: Bethany Collegeside is in need of wool yarn donations, to make blankets for their residents for Christmas. Contact Ann to donate, at 403-357-3702 or email Cancer Society is looking for two to three volunteers to join the 26th Annual Jail N Bail planning committee. Roles that need to be filled are: volunteer coordinator; driver coordinator and jailbird recruiter. Contact Trish King at 403-309-5429 or Email: Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to help with friendly Visitor Program. Contact Diane Lester at 403-343-6074 ext. 108 or Email: Town of Penhold is looking for up to 100 youth and adult volunteers to help with the second annual Penhold Fall Festival taking place on Sept. 6-7. Contact Amanda Hoffer at 403-886-4567 or email: pyc@

tions for the fall. They are in urgent need of seniors that have room in their homes and are interested in being a part of the HomeShare project. Contact Dawna Morey at 403-348-6547 or email Magdalene House Society is looking for eight volunteers to help out with the Charity Golf Tournament taking place on Sept. 6th. Contact David Bouchard at 403342-6191. Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is recruiting volunteers for the Present Trends Gift Shop located at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Volunteers will provide customer service, including cashing, clerking, and lottery ticket sales. Contact Brenda Farwell at 403-343-4715 ext. 1 or email Schizophrenia Society of Alberta needs energetic volunteers for SSA’s 2013 Open Minds Walk & Run! This event is one of the largest annual fundraisers and will be taking place on Sept. 14th at the McKenzie Trails Recreation Area. Flexible shifts and a variety of jobs are available. Contact Jenaveve Goodwin at 403-342-5760 or email

Bibles for Missions Thrift Store (BFM) is looking for volunteers in a wide variety of areas. We require volunteers to work with our recycling team and train as a cashier. A pleasant personality, discernment and good physical abilities are assets. Both flexible and regularly scheduled hours are available. Store hours are Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Bob at 403-340-2522. Bethany Collegeside in Red Deer is seeking volunteers for recreation, feeding and pastoral opportunities. Contact Ann at 403-357-3702 or email ann.vanhemmen@ Canadian Blood Services needs hospitality volunteers for their blood donor clinics. Contact Heather 403-755-4334. Canadian Red Cross needs volunteers to promote ‘Preventing Violence in the Lives of Seniors.’ All training and curriculum is provided. If interested contact Leigh Baker at 403-346-1241 or email leigh.


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Unique showcase of home-grown art at the MAG Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery features works of James Agrell Smith BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express A new exhibit showcasing original prints and rarely seen works by James Agrell Smith is now on display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. ‘James Agrell Smith: A Broader Picture: Drawings, Paintings and Original Prints’ runs through to Nov. 11 with an opening reception and a talk with curator Mary Beth Laviolette set for Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Agrell Smith, who passed away in 1988, was born in Stettler in 1913. This centenary exhibition of Agrell Smith is the first comprehensive survey of his original prints and rarely seen works on paper and paintings. Working in sumi-ink, wood engraving, woodcuts and woodblock prints, his subjects range from black and white portraits, selfportraits and figures to native scenes and prairie farm landscapes. He was also a writer and illustrator, and he retired from working in the post office in 1970. He passed away in Red Deer at the age of 75. “He was essentially a self-taught artist,” explains Lorna Johnson, executive director of the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. “At the age of 17, he joined the Navy. So he had the opportunity to travel. In his journals, he mentions New York and London as being where, when he was on leave, he would go to the art galleries and look at all the works of the old masters.” With Agrell Smith’s birth being in 1913, the same year the City of Red Deer was in-

corporated, a showcase of his work seemed absolutely appropriate as well. “It’s a wonderful local story. And it’s a chapter in our history that isn’t really told.” Laviolette was then brought onboard to research, arrange and produce the exhibit. “What surprised me in the exhibition is that I knew him as a wood engraver, but the paintings we had never seen,” adds Johnson. There are indeed powerful paintings done of a sailor (Portrait of a Red-Bearded Sailor) and another of Agrell Smith’s wife, done in elegant profile against a shimmering blue sky. Another, entitled Sailors’ Reunion, is also compelling in its gritty, ‘real life’ sensibilities. Of course, his wood engravings are perhaps most recognizable - the detail to his craft in this regard is amazing as is the capturing of personalities in each and every piece from Boy with a Book to The Man From Big Stone. “They are so unusual, because when you think of that time, the 1970s, what most artists were doing in this region were landscapes, not people.” The folks in the wood engraving works are somewhat stylized images, not sitting for their portraits, said Johnson. “It really goes back to an old tradition of sketching people from life. “He’s got that slight abstraction, but he’s interested in ordinary people.” Another fantastic example of his talent shines in Reflection on a GreatGrandfather – done as both a wood engraving and an



EXPRESSION – Lorna Johnson, executive director of the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, poses with a James Agrell Smith selfMark Weber/Red Deer Express portrait. The late local artist’s work is being featured in a new exhibit until Nov. 11. extraordinary painting. The painting is particularly eye-catching, with its reflection of Agrell Smith subtly captured in the portrait itself. His gift for portraiture again is reflected in paintings of both himself (The Revenant – Self at Stettler) and another of his wife in later years. The one at Stettler shows him standing in a lonely field just outside of town. Johnson said Agrell Smith’s son, who lives in Edmonton, made several of his father’s paintings available for the exhibit. Other

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pieces come from private collections. There is an unmistakable uniqueness to his work – his renderings of individuals are striking in their quality and style. It’s clear that Agrell Smith really noticed people around him and brought those reflections to his artistic interpretations. “We can see from some of his sketches that he would sometimes sketch people as they came into the post office.” One piece includes a photo of him during his last day of work there before retiring, and the photo is sur-

rounded by small, simple sketches of figures and faces that must have caught his eye during the day-to-day routines of working there over the years. Ultimately, Agrell Smith’s approach to creativity is what stands out most when one peruses his work. “I think it’s one of the advantages of being a self-taught artist. He didn’t have any pre-conceptions of what an image should look like, he invented it all for himself. It’s really quite wonderful. “It’s also so great to be able to explore the works of a local person, and

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West coast band Current Swell heads to City Group joined by Jon and Roy for prairies tour Victoria’s Current Swell are taking a break from writing and rehearsing songs from their upcoming 2014 release and are hitting the road. Red Deer is on the list of stops, with the guys performing Oct. 6 at Bo’s Bar & Grill. Special guests Jon and Roy will be joining Current Swell for the tour. Current Swell (Scott Stanton, Dave Lang, Ghosty and Chris Petersen) have built a name for themselves through countless years of performing. The band is currently on the road with the newest addition to their discography Long Time Ago, capturing new and old fans with their live performances. They have toured Canada many times as well as Brazil and the U.S. and have shared the stage with acts like Xavier Rudd, Bedouin Soundclash, K-OS, K’Naan, Ron Sexsmith and even the Beach Boys. They also recently released the album in Europe followed by a 32-day tour including stops in the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands. This past spring the CD dropped in Australia followed by theatre shows with SOJA and two performances at the infamous Byron Bay Bluesfest that featured Iggy Pop, Paul Simon, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, Santana, John Butler Trio, The Cat Empire and many more. They have also enjoyed the Canadian festival circuit with stops at Ottawa Bluesfest, the 2010 Olympics, Junofest, Rifflandia and Salmon Arm Roots and Blues. Jon and Roy went searching for something intangible while recording Let It Go and suffice it to say, they found it. Freedom from artistic constraints and from audience expectations became a recurring theme for the pair during the creation of the new album. If there was one rule for longtime friends and collaborators Jon Middleton (guitar/vocals) and Roy Vizer (drums/percussion), it was to have no rules at all. The result of that feeling of freedom is a laid-back

ON THEIR WAY - Victoria band Current Swell performs at Bo’s Bar & Grill on Oct. 6. sounding but catchy record with enough diversity to have listeners putting the album on repeat. Right from the first strums of Middleton’s acoustic guitar in album

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movie. The script doesn’t hold water and there’s a major problem with the lead actor. Liam Hemsworth plays an up and coming tech wizard hired by a nasty CEO (Gary Oldman) to infiltrate a rival cell phone company run by the much nicer (at least at first) CEO (Harrison Ford). Oldman wants Hemsworth to steal a copy of Ford’s new, technologically advanced cell phone and then get paid obscene amounts of money. But Hemsworth doesn’t have the acting chops to carry the picture. His character seems like a nice young fellow, maybe too

greedy, but pleasant. However, you get the impression he was hired more for his impressive physical appearance since he wanders around stripped to the waist a surprising amount of the time he’s on screen. The best acting comes from supporting cast members like Oldman and Ford. It turns out just about everybody is nasty, but Hemsworth manages to turn the action to his advantage. The problem is believability. Plots twists and turns just don’t come across like anything approaching reality; everything from how amazingly easy it is for Hemsworth to be hired


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by Ford’s company to the happy Hollywood ending with love interest (Amber Heard). What’s good are the insights into cell phone technology and how that technology contributes to the increasing lack of privacy in modern life. Now that’s something we can all be paranoid about. Rating: two deer out of five

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PICTURESQUE – This beautiful sunset could recently be seen on a warm summer evening at Sylvan Lake.

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An important lesson on the glycemic index How - and if - having a working knowledge of the glycemic index can help you cut the pounds. A classification of carbohydrate foods and their influence on your blood sugar levels, the glycemic index permeates the world of quick-fix diets. From the Zone Diet to Sugar Busters to Nutrisystem, the glycemic index reigns supreme. Originally, diets revolving around the glycemic index were created as a way to control diabetes, but were later found to benefit anyone who needed to lose weight. Glycemic index diets (often called low GI diets) aren’t like your traditional carbcounting or low-fat diets. On a glycemic index diet, you don’t count carbs and you don’t count calories, but you watch what type of carbs you eat. This is where the index comes in. The glycemic index tells you what kind of carbs to eat and drink in order to balance your blood sugar level. Advocates of a glycemic index diet claim such a diet will help you lose weight and reduce your risk for certain disease.


WHEELER Are the claims true? Glycemic index diets are based on the idea that high blood sugar levels are directly related to health problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Therefore, eating a diet that balances your blood sugar is thought to reduce your risk for such health conditions. When you eat or drink carbs (sugars, starches, fiber), your body converts them to sugar. This sugar enters your blood, where it then reaches cells and provides your body with energy or gets stored in your muscles and liver to be used later. The hormones insulin and glucagon then help regulate the amount of sugar in your blood. Certain foods disrupt the balance of your blood sugar by causing a spike or drop. Over time, this fluctuation of blood

sugar can lead to insulin resistance, which can lead to the health conditions listed above. If you desire to eat foods that are good for your blood sugar level, the glycemic index is what you need. It ranks carbohydratecontaining foods and drinks from zero to 100. Foods with high numbers are digested quickly and cause your blood sugar to spike. Foods with a low score are digested slowly and keep your blood sugar at a nice, even level. Since these foods are digested slower, they keep you feeling fuller for longer and help with weight management. Here are where some of your favourite foods fall on the scale. Fifty-five or less: Low. Foods include raw apples, peas, raw carrots, peanuts, skim milk, lentils and kidney beans. Fifty-six - 69: Medium. Foods include bananas, raisins, sweet corn, pineapple, and certain ice creams. Seventy and above: High. Foods include brown rice, instant white rice, skinless baked potato, white bread, and water-

melon. Many wonder what it is about the glycemic index diet that makes for weight loss success. Is it eating foods that regulate blood sugar? Is it because it’s not an extreme diet, so it’s easier to maintain long term? Or is it because you eat more protein and fiber, which reduces your portion sizes? But the real answer to weight loss is always the same - reduced calorie intake and additional calorie burning. That means eating less and working out more. Any diet that helps you lose weight will reduce your risk factors for certain health conditions. A look at the glycemic index will show that healthy foods are low on the scale, but some unhealthy foods also score low. Ice cream and potato chips are lower on the index than baked potatoes. But don’t let this number fool you. When dealing with the glycemic index, you can’t just go by the numbers. Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer.


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Drug reactions a leading cause of death Napoleon Bonaparte was not only a brilliant military strategist, but he hit the bull’s eye when he remarked, “Most men die from their medicine, rather than from their disease.” Now, a report published

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JONES by the Canadian Institute of Health, says that adverse drug reactions send too many seniors to hospital. It’s because North Americans have become the most over-drugged society in history. What an ironic situation! In the underdeveloped world people are dying from the lack of medical care. Now, in the developed world, unintended harmful drug reactions are causing thousands of deaths and hospital admissions every year. It appears that all our medical benefits come with

a caveat. Too much of anything can often be worse than none at all. The figures are frightening. According to the Centers for Disease Control, adverse drug reactions send 700,000 Americans to the hospital emergency ward every year. And if you’re a senior there’s a five times greater risk of ending up in hospital from drug reaction. One of the main reasons is ‘polypharmacy’. Older people tend to be on multiple medications and the greater the number, the greater the risk of adverse reactions. For instance, people ages 65 and older comprise only 13% of the population, but they consume 30% of all prescription drugs. In this group adverse drug reactions are disasters waiting to happen. But what are some of the largest pitfalls? A research study showed that blood thinners, such as warfarin, also known as Coumadin, caused 12.6% of hospital admissions for adverse drug reactions. The challenge when prescribing

blood thinners is to find the proper dosage that prevents a blood clot, and not an overdose that triggers dangerous bleeding. Increasing numbers of people are being treated by chemotherapy which often results in a decreased number of white blood cells that normally fight infection. To counteract this complication, drugs are now available to increase the number of white blood cells. But they are powerful drugs. A friend of mine recently came close to death when given this medication. Potent drugs may produce potent side-effects. A sad commentary on our society is that narcotic painkillers, known as opioids, are high on the list of adverse drug reactions, often due to self abuse. Another distressing trend is the increasing number of young people who develop adverse drug reactions from medication used to treat the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I believe it is a huge medical and social blunder that so many children today are placed on this medication.

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Years ago people did not require the number of sleeping pills that are used today. Some of the side-effects are incredible. For instance, one insomnia drug, zolpidem, called Ambien, results in some people getting up, eating uncontrollably, walking and even driving their cars without being aware they’re doing so. Every night TV is inundated with ads for overthe-counter or prescription drugs. But the announcer invariably adds that it’s important to report to a doctor if the medication causes blurred vision, bleeding, memory impairment, erectile dysfunction, nausea, digestive upsets, dry mouth, difficulty breathing or suicidal feelings, etc etc. And I wonder why anyone would want to take this medication unless they were close to death. Even then I’d prefer a glass of Chardonnay! For the elderly it’s vital they take the minimum effective dose of all drugs as their kidneys and livers have less margin of safety. And the medication leftover from one day adds to the next, causing adverse drug reactions. Patients are prudent to put all their pills in a paper bag and take it to their doctor once a year to see if some can be eliminated. A doctor can tell what drugs can be stopped immediately and what ones should be tapered off. But the best defense is to find out as much as you

can about your medication. One good source for general information is www. Early settlers in North America who faced enormous health challenges

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Quinoa breakfast Everyone I know is eating quinoa. I tried this recipe and loved it. I made it the night before and re-heated it. Serves four (half a cup each). 2 cups milk, plus more for serving 1 cup quinoa 1/8 tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp. brown sugar, more for serving 1 cup blueberries, plus more for serving Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until three-quarters of the milk has been absorbed, about 10-15 minutes. Stir

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DOUBLE TROUBLE – Printing Place Padre Joe Schlosser cranks a double between left and centre field to bring home a team mate and score a run.

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Feser is gearing up to join the Swiss NLB League It’s always good to have a back up plan and for Justin Feser, his plan to play professional hockey changed locations, going  from the Arizona desert to the Swiss Alps instead. The 21-year-old Red Deer product  spent five years with  the TriCity Americans of the WHL and is hoping to catch on with the Phoenix Coyotes but instead he has signed a one-year deal with  EHC Olten of the Swiss NLB League. “I went to the Phoenix development camp in July and things just didn’t work out the way I

wanted them to,” he said. He admits he doesn’t know a lot about the league he will be playing in but says he’s excited about the experience and the opportunity. His former assistant coach with Tri-City, Scott Beattie is now the head coach of the Olten team which lost on the league finals last season and he gave him a call encouraging him to come to play overseas. Feser appears to  be very comfortable with whatever road he heads down in his hockey career, being satisfied with staying in Switzerland for an undetermined length of time or coming back to North America if an offer with an


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NHL team should come his way. Being a smaller forward, 5’9”, 190 pounds, the large ice surface of this league might suit his game and provide him with more space to create plays, he said. “I’m going to just try to play my game the way I always have, playing offensive or defensive,” he said. “You know, make use of whatever I have in front of me.” His skating and vision are two assets he will bring with him overseas along with some goal scoring touch. Feser potted 44 goals with the Americans in his final season there and added 62 assists to close out his career with a 106 point season. Over the

five years he scored 155 goals as an American. While he does know the head coach from his WHL days, Feser says a couple of other WHL grads whom he played against are also on the team and he hopes to tap into their experience in order to settle into the new league. “I played against Shane Weibe a few times, he played in Kamloops and Brandon and he’s a couple of years older than I am so he knows a little bit more about the pro hockey life.” One thing he won’t miss playing in Switzerland is the long road trips young players had to endure as part of the WHL life.

There are 10 teams in the league within a small country so the time on the road is reduced during the  50-game schedule, down from the 72 game grind in the WHL.   “Yeah, a little more rest time and more time to keep the strength up and there’s no long bus rides,” he said. The biggest adjustment he expects to have to make  won’t be on the ice he feels. Instead it will likely be  learning how to live on his own for the first time after so many years of living at home or with billets in Tri -City. “Just trying to cook my own food and do all that stuff myself.”

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Local football player eyes university spot BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express Red Deer’s Scott Pearson started playing minor football at the peewee level when he was in Grade 6 but that wasn’t his first real football experience. “I went to the Hunting Hills bantam spring jamboree in Grade 5 just because my dad was the coach of the team,” he said. “I just remember at the jamboree I couldn’t get hit.” The 18-year-old has some fond memories of his introduction to the game under the Red Deer Minor Football system. “My first year was the first year for peewee football in Red Deer and when my dad and I heard it was starting up

we were really excited because it gave me a chance to play earlier.” He went on to go through the Bantam program as a player who could get hit this time and then took the next step into the high school game at Hunting Hills. During the years in high school he grew a lot, both physically and in a football sense as far as learning the game under Lightning Head Coach Kyle Sedgewick. “I also developed a better understanding of the game and a love for the game that I never had before,” he said. This journey now sees him vying for a position on the University of Alberta Golden Bears roster this year armed with plenty of good advice from his old coach. “The main thing he (Sedgewick) taught me was how to win, how to win properly and what I had to do to prepare

in order to win football games,” he said. With four quarterbacks expected in camp he’s well aware of what his season might consist of. “Two quarterbacks are going into their fourth year, they’re battling it out for the starting position and then me and another high school recruit are coming in and most likely we’ll both be red-shirting this season.” On top of study in the classroom there will certainly be some study done on the Bears practice field as well. “I’m really hoping to learn the playbook,” he said. “It’s a pretty complicated offence and I’m hoping to get comfortable in it.” He admits it will be tough come game time to not be there as a part of the action as the Bears only dress two quarterbacks but he has a game plan for that situation as well. “I just have to focus on improving myself individually and if I’m asked to help the team in any way that’s what I’ve got to do.”

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It basically prevents the spread of any “ propaganda” to minors in support of non-traditional relationships. More than three-quarters of the Russian population is in support of the new law but one could ask how many of those surveyed understood what they were supporting. The ink wasn’t dry on the new law when Olympic athletes who are gay or lesbian raised their voices in protest, especially since Russia will host the 2014 games. The call went out quickly for a boycott and from my perspective, a boycott will not do anything but punish all those athletes who have trained for the past two years in order to get to Sochi. Nyet, nyet on the boycott. Instead, let’s have all those athletes, especially the high profile ones, gay or not, speak out about the issue whenever the Russian media interviews them.

I understand this could be dangerous and it does go against the official law in the country but if you want to make a point, this could be the time and place. There are many cases throughout history where people have made great sacrifices in support of their beliefs so there may be a martyr amongst the LGBT movement. But sometimes you have to pick your battles so there is another side of me which agrees with the philosophy of the Olympics not being a venue for statements of this nature. Being against the law is one thing but knowingly breaking it is another and the Russian officials have not made it clear what their plan is in dealing with gay athletes during the games. So as difficult a situation as it might be to keep a lid on things the best course of action might be to remain silent about the issue while in Mother Russia and keep speaking out against this discrimination in a safer environment. If you know anything about Russian history you know the people running the show can be very stubborn and really don’t give a Tzar’s patootie if you like what they do within the political arena. This whole mess stinks like month-old caviar but you have to be very naïve to think the boys at the Kremlin are going to change their minds, boycott or not. As Boney M once sang“Oh those Russians.”

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40th LTCHS High School Reunion Saturday, Sept. 14th/13 Toad & Turtle Pub, 129-2004-50 Ave., Red Deer, AB. Upstairs Patio 6:30 pm - closing. Please RSVP to: CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Harvest Our Homespun Hospitality at the Bentley Farmers’ Market. Fresh fruit & local garden produce, preserves, homemade baked goods, hand-hewn crafts and artwork, clothing, jewellery, music, munchies and more! Indoors and out every Saturday from 1:30 pm ‘til 4pm in the Bentley Curling Rink. For more info, call Judy at 403 - 748 - 2838. And remember: we never get rained out or snowed under!

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ine years, two businesses, 3 children, 6 houses, three dogs, lots of cats, a few horses and two chickens later I know one single undeniable truth, you are the most amazing woman I have ever met and God has blessed me to have you in my life. I owe my entire success in life to your strength, tolerance and unquestioned support for me. Quite literally my life is yours. You have been by my side, unwavering with love every day. I am truly blessed to have such a beautiful angel with an ethereal energy that so few people are gifted with. You are an amazing mother an incredible caregiver and a truly epic wife! I wake up every day thanking God for sending you to me and will fight for you until the day I die. You deserve the absolute best and that is what you will receive from me every day. I look forward to being wrinkled and old eating Italian food and loving you like no other. My deepest secrets are yours to keep and as a man I am completely and vulnerably yours. Only you could open me up to express my insecurities and pains. You are an extension of me and I treat you like myself, with the utmost respect and reverence. You are my best friend, my savior, my incredible lover! I cherish every moment we spend together and look forward to a lifetime more of moments. Every time I hold you it’s like the first time we met, the feeling of butterflies in my stomach and I want to explore all life has to offer with only you. I am madly in love with you and it grows stronger each day. Lindsay, you are my woman, my little rascal and I am your man until the day I die.

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OPENINGS in Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Full-time and part-time positions available. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in.

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GRANDVIEW MODULAR COLLECTOR HOMES now open in CAR AUCTION. Red Deer & Airdrie! 6TH Annual Red Deer Showcasing high-end Fall Finale. homes from Grandeur September 20 - 21, Housing and Palm Harbor Dogs Westerner Park. Homes. Inquire about Last year sold 77%. opening specials; DOGO ARGENTINO Only 100 spaces available. PUPPY. Consign today. 1-855-347-0417; 17 week old female. 403-396-0304. Toll free 7925B - 50 Ave., Red Deer 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; FCA registered (Argentina). From De La Cocha Kennels. Ears cropped, HOMES, COTTAGES first shots. $2500. & More. Carly, 780-887-6935. RTMI - Ready to Move in. Call 1-888-733-1411; BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS Red Tag Sale on now! Travel Phone:403-304-4791 Packages



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VEHICLE SALES MANAGER Required to manage a sales staff selling both new and used vehicles. Only candidates with proven track record in vehicle sales and vehicle sales management will be considered. We are a process oriented dealership that believes strongly in sales staff development and high CSI scores as being essential to our long term success. Full company benefits, excellent salary and bonus program.

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THE VOTES ARE IN Watch for the winners announced th in the September 25 Red Deer Express


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Ellis Bird Farm benefits from recent contribution BY BRIAN VOSSEN Red Deer Express ME Global has helped to make the vision of Ellis Bird Farm into a reality. Earlier this month, at the Ellis Bird Farm (EBF), ME Global, EBF’s chief supporter, announced they would be increasing their initial pledge toward building a new visitors’ centre at the Ellis Bird Farm. It was unveiled recently that ME Global would be contributing $450,000 to the project rather than their initial pledge of $225,000.

Rocco Schurink, vicepresident of operations at ME Global, said that, as EBF’s chief supporter, ME Global felt they had some responsibility to help make the new visitor centre a reality. “Part of being a responsible care company is actually to return value to the Ellis Bird Farm community,” said Schurink. He added that Ellis Bird Farm is the first initiative ME Global supported when it started at the Prentiss site and so it holds a special significance to the company.

“It is very important for us to continue to support the bird farm and strengthen its future as well,” said Schurink. In addition to that, he said it is clear just by looking that the Ellis Bird Farm is an important facility to keep around. He said it is obvious from the hard work and passion that the board, EBF team and everyone else involved with Ellis Bird Farm puts into the place that it is a worthwhile initiative to invest in. Schurink added there


is clearly a need for it as well, as 12,000 visitors take advantage of the Ellis Bird Farms, displays, programming and information each year. He also said there is a need for nature conservancies such as this in Central Alberta. Ken Wigmore, chair of the Ellis Bird Farm board, said that with a few other minor donations, EBF now has the full amount needed to begin the visitor information centre project. He added that ME Global has helped Ellis Bird Farm move closer to a goal that

was set a long time ago, before Wigmore even got involved with the board three years ago. “We have been working with this for quite a length of time,” said Wigmore. He added that, now that finances are in place, there is a long road and a lot of work still ahead for the Ellis Bird Farm to construct the visitor information centre it has been working towards for such a long time. Wigmore said that the initial drawings of the new visitor information centre were graciously donated by George Berry of Berry Architecture & Associates and the next steps are to get some blueprints drawn up, find contractors and get shovels in the ground. Wigmore said he personally would like to see the project, or at least those steps of it, completed by April of next year.

Ellis Bird Farm’s new visitor centre would house more washrooms, offices, a staff room, a gift store and enough room to hold 100 people seated, said Wigmore. He said that all these facilities are needed to improve Ellis Bird Farm’s utilization as it is lacking any kind of indoor facilities making it difficult to operate in rainy or other inclement weather. “We want the place busy.” Wigmore added that he hopes building this project will lead to further expansion of Ellis Bird Farm, something he personally is in favour of. Schurink agreed. I think this is an essential step for the future of Ellis Bird Farm to attract even more people to this beautiful site.”




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HEATING UP – Ken Wigmore adds tape to the thermometre tracking the progress to Ellis Bird Farm’s fundraising goal to Brian Vossen/Red Deer Express bring a new visitor centre to the site.

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CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN – This Riser Homes show home located in Blackfalds includes an open kitchen to make meal prep simple.

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Don’t be afraid to ‘go glam’ with home design I found myself watching Behind the Candelabra on TV the other day. I was flipping channels and stopped on this movie and found myself transfixed. I was always fascinated with Liberace as a child and I thought Michael Douglas was superb in his portrayal of this legendary entertainer. The acting and directing was exceptional but the set design had me completely hooked! I watched the entire movie and drooled over design that I can sum up in one word…opulent. We have moved far away from opulence in interior design but I keep seeing glimpses of it moving back


MECKLER into fashion. Liberace was the king of bling and I know he would have loved the sparkle and glitter that is showing itself in home accessories, tile and wallpaper. Every scene in this movie was draped and bedazzled and every inch was gilded. The multiple swag draperies and the monogrammed lustrous head-

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board seemed to spread for miles in this portrayal of his home. Gleaming marble floors, massive tufted chairs worthy of palace life were the perfect backdrop to Liberace’s flamboyant style of dressing. I really got a chuckle out of one scene where Matt Damon is swimming and emerges from the pool wearing a black speedo encrusted with jewels in prominent places! The dictionary defines opulence as ‘abundance and wealth’ and although we have become more socially conscious since the 70’s we have definitely toned down our shows of wealth. However, I think that the

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desire for pretty and flashy things doesn’t ever really go away. I was recently given a birthday gift of a light switch cover encrusted with Swarovski crystals, it is so fabulous! A Calgary company, www.blinkle. net, makes these delicious household items and I can’t wait to install it in my elegant new bathroom that is just being finished. While we may not install yards and yards of velvet and gold damask fabric in our homes, we may have the desire for a sumptuous chair (with fringe!) or a few over the top toss cushions. I have the most beautiful bronze feathered toss cushions in my living room that

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my puppy has become fond of….oh well, Liberace let his dogs do their business on his polished marble floors! What inspires your inner desire for opulence and all things excessive? If you are going to decorate, why not put a little fantastic whimsy into your scheme? Playing it safe has never made you catch your breath and say, this is AMAZING! During a concert Liberace is standing on stage in a white fur cape spinning around asking ‘Well, can you see me now?’ I loved it, I actually think I clapped! The time and effort you put into your design is worth you spinning

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in circles asking…do you see this? Can you see what I have done! Don’t be afraid to put a little glam in your home, even if the dog sleeps on it from time to time. The gorgeous and the fabulous are waiting for you to welcome it home as you create your dream interior. Even if you indulge just a little in your desire for opulence you will find it a fun and frivolous way to decorate your home. Sometimes watching a movie or visiting a fabulous hotel will be the inspiration you require to get your glam on! Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

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Keep your options open when looking for best rates The mortgage brokerage industry often times takes a lot of heat from the banks – most often from the employees that work at the branch level - as usually their employer (the banks) works with mortgage brokers either directly or indirectly on an investment level. So it’s nice to hear of an author outside of our industry trumpeting our beneďŹ ts. Last year, Bruce Sellery, author of Moolala, says that going back to your bank primarily because you’ve been a customer there “foreverâ€? is “zombie behaviour.â€? He made these interesting comments while appearing on the Lang & O’Leary Exchange. He added, “A lot of people would say its loyalty. I would say it’s lazy.â€? Sellery speaks of getting the most bang for your buck. He also talked about seeing what other opportunities are out there for you regarding lenders and rates. It could potentially cost you thousands of dollars


TURCOTTE for misguided loyalty. Following are some of the excerpts from the show: “You can be loyal to a restaurant you love because they treat you right, but don’t be loyal to your bank because you like the person there...It can make a profound difference in the rate you pay.â€? “Mortgage brokers work for you, versus the bank mortgage specialist who works for the bank and offers the products of the bank.â€? “Don’t let  loyalty trump the interest rate.â€? “Banks can be competitive. They have deep pockets. But they are competitive when they  have to be competitive.â€? You can sometimes beneďŹ t from keeping all of your business with a bank but you will have to â€œďŹ ght forâ€?

that beneďŹ t, says Sellery. To be fully objective, he did bring up some questions about the mortgage brokerage model as well. For example, you should understand how brokers make money, he advises. Most brokers make a onetime commission based on the value of the mortgage. They can also receive volume bonuses, trailer fees, and incentives. “The volume bonuses are‌the area where I have the biggest question,â€? Sellery says. He cites a potential “loss of objectivityâ€? resulting from some brokers’ thinking: “If I hit my volume, I get X.â€?  All this being said, our job is to look out for your best interest (pun intended), both on the rate side and also on the service side. Do the lender’s guidelines match your needs? Is the rate competitive with everyone else’s? What other terms and conditions are also included? To be fully objective a good mortgage agent will search out all the criteria

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in the market place and give you the best options out there. All the bank branch personnel can do is provide you with only one option, and that’s their own, whereas mortgage brokers have access to nearly the entire mortgage market for option, and the best part is, our services are free. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not here to bash the banks. I’m simply here just to provide the alternative

voice to what I hear from many of my clients for what they hear from the branch about our industry. No doubt the mortgage industry - as has any industry - has some bad apples. But they usually stem from either the novice mortgage agents providing poor advice that have come along without any prior training other than the course that the Real Estate Council of Alberta provides or unfortunately,

those looking to make a quick buck. The 2009/10 years weeded most of them out. But like I said in the past, if you are going to hire a professional, do your research, ask lots of questions to ensure sure you get a good one. We aren’t that hard to ďŹ nd. Jean-Guy Turcotte is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending Centres- Regional Mortgage Group in Red Deer.

Tool-up for your fall clean-up As autumn takes hold, many households delay the dreaded outdoor cleanup for so long that many winterization tasks are ignored completely. This creates a hotbed for property trouble in spring, including the demise of summer perennials through rot, mould, and/or rodent winter nesting. Utilizing the tools in your shed can help you plow through a ‘honey-do’ list in no time, say advisors at leading manufacturer, Ryobi. A leaf blower, for example, is an ideal investment for larger properties and their backpack blower makes light work of a grueling task.

It can easily clear lawns and ower beds of loose leaves and debris – letting you simply blow leaves to your property line for municipal pick-up. With the proper tools, lawn care doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Winterizing your outdoor space can save you hundreds of dollars the following spring. By protecting plant beds from disease, outdoor furnishing from rot and such structures as air conditioning units and eves troughs from ooding or ice damming you’re far less likely to be faced with unsightly spring repairs. -News Canada


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Fare increases:

Effective September 1, single cash Transit fares will be as follows: Adults (18 - 64) $2.40 Youth (6 - 17) $2.10 Students (ID required) $2.10 Seniors (65 and over) $2.10 Children (5 and under) Free, excluding preschool groups Preschool groups 2 ride for $2.10 (5 & under) Day Passes $7.00 Monthly Bus Passes: Go Pass (Adult) $65.00 Tickets (sheet of 12) Adult $24.50



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View The Clues has changed! We have decided to change up our contest. Rather than looking in the classifieds we want you to focus on the many local business advertisements in the paper. Below you will find five phone numbers listed. What you have to do is match the phone number to the business. We still offer the prize of a restaurant gift certificate from one of the City’s many great restaurants. You still enter the contest the same way, by filling out the contest form and dropping off at the Express office prior to entry deadline listed.

403-342-7015 403-309-6894 403-309-4540 403-346-4259 403-347-5111

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