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Local author pens monologues for pregnancy care gala Andrew Kooman finds more ways to raise awareness on social issues BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express

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ocal author/humanitarian Andrew Kooman continues to explore ways to make a difference both locally and abroad. Kooman has brought many projects to the public over the past years, perhaps most significantly that being his play She Has A Name which saw tremendous acclaim last year. The play, which is about the battle against human trafficking, provides poignant insight into the issue in South East Asia. Performances sold out across the country, and the powerful script proved an excellent vehicle to spark discussions and momentum for change in many people’s lives. Next month, there will be several readings of the play in New York City’s Hunter College. Kooman won’t be able to attend, but is thrilled that the story continues to pointedly make its mark. As of late, he was commissioned to write three monologues for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre’s 25th anniversary gala, which runs Nov. 2. “I’m really excited to be working with them,” he explains. “Basically, I’ve written three monologues that deal with unexpected pregnancies. One is about a woman in her 50s who is looking back on decisions she made in her past. One is about a young man whose girlfriend is pregnant, and another is about a girl who gets pregnant in college and is figuring out what to do as well,” he said. Kooman does thorough research prior to penning the material, so elements of the monologues come from some of the work that’s been done by pregnancy care centres across Canada. “They’re really based in reality,” he adds. “They are unique stories for me to tell, but it’s a way to highlight the work at the Centre. We also have an amazing cast. “Obviously they are stories about pregnancy, and about difficult decisions people have to make, but they really are human stories. So it’s about tapping into the emotion. It’s amazing to be able to explore without judgment the choices people make, and the things that they face,” he adds. “The challenge was to look at it all with openness, compassion and honestly about the issues people face. So that was really exciting to do. “Theatre is so powerful, and I think it’s a way for people to step in and imagine the realities that people face. Making it live – in the moment – I think it will make for a really powerful experience. It will make for a great night.”

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Kooman’s Unveil Studios is presenting the monologues. “Another thing that we are excited about is we’re moving into a space downtown; we’re sharing a space so we will have a live recording studio for film and audio. We want to create space for artists to come and create. We’re really excited about the opportunity to create that space so they can create their passion. We can help serve artists so they can then serve the community in Central Alberta.” The plan is to have the studio space operational by December, he said. Kooman has long been passionate about social issues such as the impact of war, poverty, and the AIDS pandemic, to name a few. Meanwhile, he remains inspired to continue to help bring change to issues where there is often not nearly enough awareness. In early 2011, a book was released featuring stories by Kooman chronicling the ex-

periences of migrants and refugees in Malaysia. He wrote 26 pieces for Disappointed by Hope: 30 Days of Prayer. Although the stories were fictionalized for confidentiality reasons, they are based on actual accounts, case studies and interviews of refugees. He also said it’s exciting to see what can be accomplished when they partner with groups who have similar visions such as the Lacombe-based A Better World. The two groups have joined forces to launch the ‘She Has A Name Project’, and it’s aimed at offering training opportunities for girls coming out of the sex trade. “We’ve already raised $10,000 for an after care centre in Bangkok. In November, me and two of my younger brothers Matt and Dan, who are part of Unveil, are going to visit that centre and see how the She Has A Name project can help it in the future with A Better World, which has done such amazing work.” The centre helps girls and women who

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City council officially sworn in at ceremony BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Members of Red Deer City council were officially sworn in during a ceremony at City Hall Monday evening. Councillors Buck Buchanan, Tanya Handley, Paul Harris, Ken Johnston, Lawrence Lee, Lynne Mulder, Frank Wong and Dianne Wyntjes as well as Mayor Tara

Veer took the Oath of Office making their elected positions official. Council Chambers were packed with family and friends, as well as City staff as the ceremony took place. Monday’s event also marked the first time the City has used an honour guard during a swearing in ceremony. “The City of Red Deer, a number of years ago, created its own honour guard

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to be done on the horizon for example the Riverlands being one, the new river bridge being another and then preparing for the 2019 games bid,” he said. “All of that work will be something that the new council will begin to tackle as early as next week. At the moment we’re in orientation sessions, it looks like we have a very strong council and I look forward to working with them and I think it will give us all renewed vigor and excitement.” Curtis added there are some challenges to working with a new council. “Obviously the challenges are the orientation where we have to bring everyone up to the same level of understanding of the plans that are in place. “There is a huge amount of documentation and procedures to be learned,” he said. “We also have the challenge of moving straight into a capital budget within the next few weeks and then into the operating budget as early as January so it’s a very steep learning curve for the new councillors. “Of course being a blended council of incumbents and new councillors it means that there are at least a number that know the ropes.” efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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Cemetery tour explores history of City BY JENNA SWAN Red Deer Express Red Deer historian Michael Dawe gave a tour this past weekend of one of Red Deer’s cemeteries. Thirty-two people gathered at the Red Deer Cemetery where many of the City’s founding families are buried, including Rev. Leonard Gaetz. Dawe believes that “One

of the best ways to learn about your community is to come to the cemetery. It’s a unique way to learn about the history.â€? The Red Deer & District Archives, where Dawe works, tries to arrange three tours per year, as they are always very popular. “Many of the people who literally built this community have made this their ďŹ nal resting place,â€? said

Dawe. “It’s very important to a community and it is a place of remembrance and reverence.â€? While the cemetery is now classiďŹ ed as full, many people including Dawe have already reserved their places among Red Deer’s history and beside their families in this historic spot. “We are trying to convey another aspect of Red Deer’s history by standing in front

of the ďŹ nal resting place of a particular person,â€? said Dawe. “They may have been fairly famous or they may just be a regular member of the community, but they all played their roles in making the City what it is today.â€? The Red Deer Cemetery is well-known for its section for the Gaetz family, as well as for the ďŹ eld of honour where those lost in

the Second World War are buried. Beside the ďŹ eld of honour is a plot where those lost in the great 1918 u epidemic rest. “It’s interesting because more people from Red Deer died from the u in six weeks than died in the war.â€? While many believe that the Red Deer Cemetery is the ďŹ rst, Dawe stated during the tour that Red Deer’s

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OPINION Happy Halloween Tomorrow evening little ghosts and goblins will be crisscrossing City streets in the search for plenty of treats. For many of us, we have fond memories of choosing our costumes, carefully staking out the houses that give out the best candy, and running from house to house in hopes of an overflowing candy bag at the end of the night. Halloween dates way back but the meaning has changed over the years. And now, for the most part, Halloween is a light-hearted and fun day that is enjoyed by both young and old. According to Wikipedia, Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of it’s original title All Hallows’ Evening) also known as All Hallows’ Eve is a yearly holiday observed around the world on Oct. 31, the eve of the western Christian feast of All Hallows. According to some scholars, All Hallows’ Eve was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic ‘Samhain’. Others maintain that it originated independently from ‘Samhain’ and has Christian roots. The word Halloween was first used in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (‘evening’), that is, the night before All Hallows’ Day. Today, trick or treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house asking for treats such as candy with the ques-

tion “Trick or Treat?” The word trick refers to a (mostly idle) ‘threat’ to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. In this custom, the child performs some sort of trick. For example, sings a song or tells a ghost story or joke to earn their treats. Other typical activities include carving pumpkins, attending costume parties, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films. The traditions and importance of the Halloween celebration vary significantly among countries that observe it. In Scotland and Ireland, traditional Halloween customs include children dressing up in costume, going ‘guising’, holding parties while other practices in Ireland include lighting bonfires and having firework displays. Mass trans-Atlantic immigration in the 19th century popularized Halloween in North America and celebrations in the United States and Canada have had significant impact on how the event is observed in other nations. This larger North American influence, particularly in iconic and commercial elements, has extended to places such as South America, Australia, New Zealand, continental Europe, Japan, and other parts of east Asia. Whatever the tradition, you can be sure that tomorrow, there will be a parade of children on the streets in search of one thing only – candy.

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she told us that cell phones in the classroom were at the discretion of the teacher and that they incorporated them as learning tools. Beyond that, I believe that most teachers don’t want to spend time arguing with their students about putting them away. During parent teacher interviews I asked some of our daughter’s teachers about their views. One said that she sometimes asks the students to look up information on their phones and that because of a shortage of photocopy paper, she gets kids to take photographs of handouts on their phone. She mentioned her concern about kids taking pictures of themselves and friends during class time, but that she didn’t mind this if their

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work was complete. She also said that she wasn’t allowed to take cell phones from the students and that she preferred not to ask them to deposit them in a bin at the front of the classroom because she would be responsible for replacing the phone if it got taken by someone else. I was told that if a student is using and distracted by their cell phone, that she sends him or her to the office where the phone is placed in a secure area. Even though it sounded as if this teacher had established guidelines and consequences, my concern is that if cell phones are on students’ desks, how can we expect them to muster the willpower to not check for messages during class time or to send texts? I play my

part by refusing to dialogue when texted during class time, but I can’t control my daughter’s electronic interaction with friends. I’m not convinced that most high school students have the discipline to choose learning over texting and not sure declining grades should be the consequence for not being able to manage what has become addictive behaviour. I worry that declining grades may lead to diminished motivation and gaps in learning that may be hard to fill. I’m concerned that cell phones in the high school classroom may be setting our children up for failure. Sara Dimerman is a psychologist, author and mom to two daughters. For more advice, connect at www.helpmesara. com.

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Women encouraged to support good cause BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is set to present ‘What a Girl Wants’ Ladies Only Gourmet Breakfast and Fashion Show next month. The event will take place Nov. 8 at Bower Place Shopping Centre in support of the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. This year’s theme is ‘little black dress.’ Organizers said they want women in Central Alberta to show theirs off, paired with the perfect accessory—be it a purse, sky-high stilettos, sassy attitude, or fearless determination. The morning will feature a decadent breakfast spread, prizes, keynote speaker Robyn Beazely who is an enthusiasm expert, and a fashion show

“NOVEMBER IS FAMILY VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, AND THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE WOMEN OF RED DEER TO GET TOGETHER AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.” ANNA ROBERTSHAW highlighting Bower Place retailers and their choices for the season’s best little black dress. But aside from all that, it’s the perfect excuse to get together with girlfriends and co-workers and celebrate everything about women. “November is Family Violence Awareness Month, and this is a great opportunity for the women of Red Deer to get together and show their support for families affected by domestic violence,” said Anna Robertshaw, marketing and development for the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. “Advocacy

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A look at Red Deer’s Halloween celebrations Tomorrow is Halloween. It is one of the most popular of the annual celebrations. While door-to-door trick or treating by young children has become somewhat less common over the last few years, more and more people seem to be decorating their homes and their yards for the evening. Dressing up in costume remains as popular as ever, as are social get-togethers with all kinds of food and drink to share. Halloween is a very old celebration, with some of the traditions dating back to the ancient Celtic rituals and festivities, marking

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public holiday in parts of Europe. Celebration of Halloween was not common in North America until the arrival of large numbers of Celtic immigrants from Ireland and Scotland during the 19th century. However, the tradition of children going door-to-door for trick or treating did not begin until the early part of the last century. Halloween did not become a practice in Red Deer until the latter part of the 1920s. Some of the earliest celebrations of Halloween in Red Deer took place in the early 1900s.

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‘frivolous’ occasions as Halloween. However, after the War, a new tradition started. The local 78th Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery organized Halloween Balls at the Armouries on First Street South (now the location of the Children’s Library). The annual militia balls were quite lavish events and extremely popular. People were not even bothered when, at the first ball in 1921, the outside of the main exit was blocked with a pile of large piano boxes. A threat by the attending officers of a week’s short rations ensured that the young artillery men quickly cleared away the obstacles so that the guests could depart for home. Halloween pranks have been one of the most enduring of the evening’s traditions. In 1921, in addition to the piling of the piano boxes at the 78th Battery’s ball, the local newspapers reported that Police Chief Anderson probably had as much fun the day after Halloween as anyone else. He rounded up all the likely suspects from the previous evening’s pranks. He made sure that these “young enthusiasts” spent the day putting things back in place and removing the soap that they had applied to various storefront windows. Unfortunately, a small group had gotten carried away with their pranks at the high school building on the Central School grounds. In order to drive home the point that there were limits to the number and type of activities that would be tolerated on Halloween night, Principal C.D. Locke imposed a two-day ‘enforced holiday’ on the perpetuators as a warning to rein in their ‘youthful exuberance’ during next year’s Halloween activities.

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to the Red Deer Hospital via ground ambulance and was then airlifted to the Calgary Foothills Hospital by a STARS Helicopter in critical condition. The RCMP collision reconstruction unit from Red Deer attended to examine and document the collision scene. This matter is currently under investigation and names are not being released pending proper notiďŹ cation of the families of the

injured parties. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision.

RCMP LOCATE DRUGS AND FIREARMS A Red Deer man has been charged with a number of offences following a trafďŹ c stop by police. On Oct. 17 Red Deer RCMP were on patrol in the Johnstone Park area when they observed a blue Cavalier that was suspected of having a stolen license plate on it.

RCMP ofďŹ cers ran the plate on the vehicle which came back as stolen. A trafďŹ c stop was initiated, the driver, Richard Bradley Krepps, was arrested and the vehicle was searched. In the vehicle police located a large amount of drugs and a stolen ďŹ rearm. As a result of this trafďŹ c stop a judicially authorized search warrant was executed on a residence in Johnstone Park. In the residence several stolen ďŹ rearms were located

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CITY BRIEFS A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR HEALTH CARE The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation provided 16 scholarships totaling $26,000 at an awards presentation last week. Students received the awards study in various health programs, including cardiology, respiratory health medicine, hospice palliative care, nursing, pediatrics and more. This year winners are from Red Deer, Ponoka, Spruceview, Sylvan Lake and Penhold. Karen Oatway, fund development officer for the Foundation, explains, “Many of the scholarships were developed by community minded individuals who experienced firsthand what it means to have qualified profes-

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SWITCH TO LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Red Deerians who want to trade in their old Christmas lights for new, energy-efficient ones can get a jump-start on the season. The City of Red Deer and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre have partnered for the fifth

year to offer the LED Christmas Light Exchange. “Thousands of exterior house lights have been exchanged since we started the program in 2009, allowing residents to save on their power bills while reducing energy,” said Bailey Doepker, environmental program specialist with the City of Red Deer. An average home operating six strings of incandescent lights for around six hours a day consumes about 78 kWh of energy over the holiday season. By replacing those old lights with the equivalent number of LEDs the homeowner would use only about 5 kWh for the entire month to operate their lights,

saving enough energy to power an average Red Deer home for about four days. Residents are encouraged to bring in two strings of incandescent lights to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and receive one free box of multi-coloured LED lights in return. The wire from the lights received through this program is recycled as scrap metal. For more information about this and other environmental education programs, call the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-346-2010 or the City of Red Deer Environmental Initiatives Section at 403-342-8750 or visit www. reddeer.ca/environment.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

‘London Calling’ features return of Lacombe artist Local audiences are in for a sonic treat as the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra presents ‘London Calling’ on Nov. 2 at the Arts Centre. Lacombe’s very own international success Leslie Newman will be appearing with the RDSO for the concert, which begins at 8 p.m. The performance will feature Newman’s much-anticipated return with two works for flute and orchestra. Newman made her professional debut at the age of 18 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and was subsequently featured as soloist with the Toronto Symphony at the Calgary Winter Olympics Arts Festival. Following studies in Canada and the U.S., Newman settled in England where she presented solo BBC Radio broadcasts, including performances in the world-famous Wigmore Hall.

Newman has since returned to Canada and has been nominated for five Genie and currently lives in Toronto where she Awards. This work runs the gamut from is on the flute faculty at the University of a moody, harp-driven nocturne in the first Toronto. She also holds the principal flute movement to a bluesy, Gershwin-inspired position with the second movement Hamilton Philharto a habañera and monic Orchestra, cascading cadenza “HAYDN’S FINAL LONDON CONCERT while continuing in the third. IN 1795 DEMANDED OF HIM A her solo performThe concert SYMPHONY OF UNSURPASSED ing and recording ends with Haydn’s career. well-known LonSPLENDOUR, CONCENTRATION AND This weekend, don Symphony No. INVENTION.” Newman will be 104. performing a work As RDSO music CLAUDE LAPALME that was written director Claude for her by Jim McLapalme noted, Grath. “Haydn’s final McGrath is a Toronto-based composer London concert in 1795 demanded of him a best known for his film and television work symphony of unsurpassed splendour, con(including shows such as The Republic of centration and invention. He did not disapDoyle and Degrassi: The Next Generation), point in writing (this) offering, the great

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT, RED DEER COUNTY will offer for sale, by Public Auction, in the County Office, 38106 Range Road 275, Red Deer County, Alberta, on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., the following lands: Part of Section

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London Symphony. “The symphony is positive, dynamic and grandiose.” Next up after ‘London Calling’ is ‘Yuletide Delights’ which is set for Dec. 7 with guest artists the Rosedale Valley Strings. A selection of Christmas favourites by Bach, Bizet and Mozart will be featured, along with a new composition by Lapalme and A Charlie Brown Christmas by Guaraldi/Pugh. The New Year begins with ‘Voices of Heaven’ on Feb. 22 at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Guest artists Early Music Voices will be onhand to perform Bach’s B minor Mass. Tickets for RDSO concerts are available through the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre by calling 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793 or by visiting www.bkticketcentre.ca.

No bid will be accepted where the bidder attempts to attach conditions precedent to the sale of any parcel. No terms and conditions of sale will be considered other than those specified by Red Deer County. Red Deer County may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction.

PUBLIC SALE OF MANUFACTURED HOMES (MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT, RED DEER COUNTY will offer for sale, by Public Auction, in the County Office, 38106 Range Road 275, Red Deer County, Alberta, on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., the following Manufactured Homes: Legal

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Former teacher heads to trial next week BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express The trial of Warren Fertig, a former teacher and local business owner, who has been charged with sexual assault, is set to take place next week in Red Deer provincial court. Fertig was charged in September 2011 with one count of rape, one count of sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14 and one count of sexual intercourse with a female between the age of 14 and 16.

These charges stem from May 2010 when Red Deer RCMP initiated an investigation into a historic sexual assault after receiving a complaint. It is alleged that Fertig, who was a teacher at Riverglen School at the time, had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student between 1975 and 1977. The female student was 12-years-old when the relationship started and 15 when it ended. The trial for Fertig will take place Nov. 5-8. efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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It’s time to winterize your vehicle You know it’s time to winterize your vehicle, when you ďŹ nally accept the fact that you will no longer be enjoying your cold beverage outside wearing t-shirts and shorts. When executing this decision I always recommend factory-trained technicians. Services for your automotive vehicle include tire rotation, battery check, replenishing all uid levels, brake check, exhaust and suspension system checks. Call to book your appointment at your dealership, but you are not off the hook yet. First, this is your best chance to do a thorough inside clean before all the slush comes. Find your vacuum, wipe out all the dust and make the insides shine before they are hidden in the 16 hours of darkness which is coming. Weather resistant mats are also a good idea. Second, grab your winter tools. Ice scrapers, snowbrushes and winter gloves are deďŹ nitely a must. Keep them handy. You’re going to need them. Third, always drive with

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fyi EVENTS The Golden Circle is taking registrations for their Christmas Craft and Bake Sale on Nov. 16th. Table rental is $20 and the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to rent a table and sell your wares drop into the Golden Circle at 4620-47 A Ave. and register. For more information call Diane at 403-343-6074. The Red Deer Chamber Singers will be presenting its annual Renaissance production on Nov. 28-29. Nov. 28 will feature the Dessert Night at a cost of $25 per ticket, with doors opening at 7 p.m., concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29th with feature the Feast Night presentation with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per ticket. Location - the Chalet at the Westerner grounds. For tickets, contact Diane at 403-3476567 or at her email address - getpacking@hotmail.com St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Lacombe annual fall tea and bazaar runs Nov. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. Bake table/craft table. Lots of cookies. St. Leonard’s Church Winter Wonderland tea and bake sale runs Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $4. The church is located at 4241 – 44 St. Lacombe Christmas Farmers Markets will be held every Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. start-ing Nov. 15 through to Dec. 15 at the Lacombe Memo-rial Centre. There is also a Moonlight Madness sale on Nov. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. Huge variety of baking, crafts, honey, perogies, woodwork, jams, veggies, meats, clothing, and more. Call 403-7824772 for more information. Julestue (Scandinavian Bazaar) and Danish Restaurant Experience will be held Nov. 2 at the Spruce View Hall from 10 am to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children, this includes coffee, juice and a chance to win a door prize. Lunch service begins at 11 am.

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To book a ve vendor table or for more information inform call Joanne at 403-227-4917 or the Dickson Store Museum at 403-728-3355. Community Information Fair for Educators and Families runs Nov. 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. in the G.H. Dawe School Gym. The first Tuesday in November marks The ATA Red Deer City Local No. 60 Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Committee’s first Information Fair. Over 40 community groups from Central Alberta, as well as organizations from around the province, will host displays. The intent of the fair is to attract parents, families, community members, as well as teachers and school staff, with the goal of providing education about the

sented by Central Alberta Friends in Music, featuring Cristian Neacsu, violin, Sharon Braun, mezzo-soprano, Debra Bakland and Cheryl Cooney, piano. The pro-gram will include works by Handel, Grieg, Scriabin, Cooney, and operetta ex-cerpts from Victor Herbert. Nov. 7, 12:15 – 1 p.m. Coffee and tea provided by Café Noir. No admission charge (free will donation at the door). The annual fall/Christmas tea and fundraiser sale at Piper Creek Lodge runs Nov. 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for $4. All proceeds go to-wards the residents. There’s a 50/50 draw, baking, crafts, Christmas items and free door prizes.

Tickets on sale now - $80/pp $600 table of eight at Candy Bags Sweet Stop (#4 6791-50 Ave.) or contact Dolly Berg dolly.2@hotmail.com or Lynn Rienguette at 403-348-9707or lrienguette@hotmail.com. The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta’s local chapter is working a Bingo at the Red Deer Bingo Center on Nov. 6. The next Art in The Garden Winter show and sale runs at the Parkland Garden Center Nov. 12th at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This is an early introduction to our fabulous Christmas season and is in conjunction with Parkland’s

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initiatives available to support at-risk, marginalized and minority groups in our City. Exhibitors include the Domestic Violence and Crisis Unit, John Howard Society, Woman’s Outreach, FASD Society, Family School Wellness, Sexual Assault Center, Native Friendship Centre, Catholic Social Services, FCSS, Red Deer Recreation, Red Deer Public Library, Loaves and Fishes and more. Cultural entertainment is scheduled for 7 p.m. At the close of the event, draws for door prizes, including a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8” tablet, will be held (winners do not have to be in attendance). In addition, the first 400 attendees will receive a free, two-week pass to Body Basics which includes the use of all their fitness equipment, squash courts, aerobic and yoga classes and much more.

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Soroptimist International of Central Alberta presents Guys in Ties Girls in Pearls fundraiser event Nov. 8th in Red Deer. Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communi-ties and throughout the world. This year is our 25th birthday party celebration and FUNdraiser here in Central Alberta. GUYS break out those funny ties! GIRLS string some beads on or put on your pearls! This is not a formal event - be prepared to have some fun. Best Dressed Table Prize - awesome contests - fabulous prizes entertaining - interactive! All new dueling DJS. DJ Ransom from Kraze 101.3 & Captive Audio are all set to do battle with The Great Zack-P for Barter Bucks. Our Fabulous MC Darcy Stingel will be a great referee, everyone is sure to be entertained. Everyone 18-plus is welcome. Buffet meal, door prizes, silent auction, raffles and barter bucks.

Christmas Promotion30/11/12 event. 2:51 AM 28/02/13 10:17 PM There will be several local artists and musicians. With many unique one-of-a-kind gifts to purchase early, for those ‘hard to buy for’ loved ones in your life. So come join us for an enchanted evening with hot apple cider and wonderful music while you shop amongst some of Red Deer’s best quality art which includes jewelry, paintings, ceramics, photography, fabric/felt and more. The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) will be holding their monthly Ambassador Breakfast Nov. 15 from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. at the Quality Inn North Hill, 7150 50 Ave. Cost: $15 per person. There will a presentation by Leigh Smithson, Career & Technology Stud-ies (CTS) Teacher with Notre Dame High School. He will talk about their onsite greenhouse, highlighting the aquaponic system and how it works. RSVP to: info@ rdrwa.ca or call Kelly at 403-

340-7379 by noon on Nov. 13. Victory Church of Red Deer is accepting registrations for their first annual Cookie Walk, Craft and Bake sale on Nov. 16 (10-4 p.m.) at Victory Church - 98 Oberlin Ave. If you want to sell your wares call Sandi at 403986-1605 or Shirley at 403872-1345. Table rental is $15. The Dickson Store Museum is producing the play The Poplar Grove Ladies Club. A funny show with a lot of meaning. Spruce View Hall. Dinner theatre is Nov. 29, doors open 5:30 p.m. Supper buffet begins at 6 p.m. Play to follow. Tickets $40 or table of 10 for $350. Dessert theatre: Nov. 30. Doors open 12:30 p.m. Play at 1 p.m. Tickets $25 or a table of 10 for $200. For information or tickets call the Dickson Store Museum at 403-728-3355. Award-winning Tree House Youth Theatre presents Winter Wonderland 2.0 – Christmas at the Lyric Theatre showing at the Scott Block, 4818 50 Ave. Following on the heels of our presentation of Red Deer’s official centennial play, Red Deer River Stories, we are proud to present another original production, Winter Wonderland 2.0 - Christmas at the Lyric Theatre. It is the winter of 1914 and the ‘Great War’ has begun. Young Mavis Sullivan, is ill and in bed in the infirmary of the Alberta Ladies’ College while all of her classmates are performing at the Red Deer Home Front Society’s Christmas Social at the Lyric Theatre. Will Mavis have to miss all the fun; the hot chocolate and the sleigh ride from Exhibition Park - and, most importantly - her solo? The one she has been working on for months? The play will run Dec. 5 - 7 and 12-14 with doors opening at 7 p.m. for the evening shows and 2 p.m. on both Saturdays for our matinees. Tickets: $17.40 before Oct. 31 and $22.50 after. Call 403-986-0631 to reserve. 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


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Week of October 30 - November 6, 2013 be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at www.heartsofharmony.ca. Zumba Gold is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Golden Circle. This is a senior-friendly entry level dance fitness class. A drop in fee of $4.50 applies. 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 Down-town House Seniors Centre and average four to five sing outs monthly. We welcome anyone to take part. 403-346-7316.

SEMINARS Power to Parent course, Saturdays 9 to noon Nov. 16 to Dec. 7. Featuring dynamic teaching materials from Dr. Neufeld. More information or to register www.shalomcounselling. com or phone 403-342-0339. Local residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure are invited to an upcoming information session to better understand their heart health. Heart Wise is a free, threehour group session of-fered by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Nutrition and Food Services professionals will share their expertise and guide interactive discussions that can help individuals manage their heart health. Heart Wise will be held Nov. 1, 6 and Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.

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Attention celiacs and gluten intolerant: The Red Deer Celiac Support Group holds monthly meetings the third Tuesday of the month at Sobeys South, 5111-22 St. at 7 p.m. in the coffee lounge. Come join us for information on celiac disease, gluten free diet and products, recipes, fellowship plus coffee and GF goodies. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19. For information - Fay at 403-3473248. Clarice – 403-341- 4351 The Parkland Handweavers Guild meets the second Monday of the month (not July or August) at Sunnybrook Farm at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers welcome. For more information contact reddeerweavers@ gmail.com, Darlene 403-7493054, Margaret 403-346-8289, Amy at 403-309-4026. Legion Ladies Auxilary monthly meetings run the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Alberta Room, Red Deer Legion.

participants in military and civil aviation to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people. 703 Wing members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant, 2085 50th Ave. in Red Deer for a luncheon and business meeting. Contact President Al Low at 403-3413253 or amlow@shaw.ca. Writers’ Ink, the Red Deer and District writers group for authors of all genres 18 years and older meets every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Small membership and drop-in fees apply. First 3 visits free. For more information contact Judith at 403-309-3590. Gamblers Anonymous meetings are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Red Deer Regional Hospital (3942-50 Ave.) south complex, lower level rooms 503 and 504. Gamblers Anonymous phone number is 403-986-0017.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Joanne at 403-314-1972. The Red Deer Pottery Club meets Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Contour Studio at the Recreation Centre, downstairs. New members always welcome. For more information call Sharon at 403-347-8061. ‘Friends Over 45’ is an organization for women who are new to the Red Deer area or who have experienced a lifestyle change, and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For information phone Shirley at 403-343-7678.

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TRAVEL An all-inclusive Caribbean vacation with friends By Melissa Aldridge When it comes to the Caribbean, most of us think of romance. After all, the Bahamas and Jamaica are marketed as great locations for romantic getaways, honeymoons, and destination weddings. While this is true, the area is also known for being the place of fun and sun. In fact, you don’t even need to be in a relationship to have a great trip. Some of the best all-inclusive Caribbean vacations are those you take with your best friends. But, planning an all-inclusive trip with a group of five of your closest friends is different than planning one with your spouse. How so? Paying for the trip: When it comes to all-inclusive Caribbean vacations with friends, you are likely to each pay your own share of the trip. When booking with a husband or wife, one or the other usually pays the bill from your joint accounts. This difference in paying will impact how your reservations are made. First, decide who is going to stay in the same room. Most traditional rooms are limited to four or five guests in a room. Then someone in your group needs to be nominated to ‘pay’ the entire bill. When paying with a debit card, each member of your traveling party can put in their share first, the money can get deposited, and then reservations can be made. The good news is that all-inclusive Caribbean vacations include a stay at a resort where your food, drinks, snacks, tips, and some onsite activities are included. Airline reservations can also be included as well. The inclusions are the same for each traveler, so just split the costs evenly. Food, snacks, and drinks: Despite the fact that you might be vacationing with some of your closest friends, there is a good chance you all have different likes and dislikes in terms of food. For that reason, you want to choose your all-inclusive Caribbean resort wisely. Instead of opting for a hotel that includes food at their one onsite restaurant, opt for choices. Some of the best all-inclusive re-

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Kiwanis Gallery presents ‘Rooted in the Arts II’ The Alberta Foundation for the Arts show runs to Dec. 1 BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Shining examples of some of the finest works created by Central Alberta artists are on display at the Kiwanis Gallery through to December. ‘Rooted in the Arts II: The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection’ is currently being showcased in the gallery, which is located in the basement of the Red Deer Public Library downtown. A ‘First Friday’ event runs Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and musical entertainment will also highlight the evening. Hosted by the Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library, the exhibit runs through to Dec. 1. “This is Central Alberta, and we are ‘rooted in the arts’,” said curator Diana Anderson with a smile. “There are an awful lot of really fine artists in this area, and have been for a long, long time. “We have a very long artistic heritage here in Red Deer. People have been perusing art in this region for a very, very long time. And this show only represents the people who have been collected in the Alberta Foundation of the Arts. There are others who should be collected – there are so many up and coming artists that have been producing in this region that haven’t been collected yet.” Anderson said she and the visual arts committee are proud to have been working with the staff at the Alberta Foundation for the Arts offices in Edmonton to bring this exhibit to Red Deer. She is indeed the ideal person to put together the show – Anderson has known virtually every artist represented in the exhibit over the years. “I’ve had not only a good work-

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LOCAL WORKS – Artist Pat Matheson and Diana Anderson, coordinator of the Red Deer Arts Council, look over some works by local artists in the ‘Rooted in the Arts II’ exhibit. ing relationship with some of them, but long-term friendships as well. So I’ve been very privileged in a lot of ways to know 90 per cent of these people.” Forty-six extraordinary pieces, from painting to ceramics to fibre art - are featured. “Many are early names in the Red Deer art community,” said Anderson. “Some of them also helped start the Red Deer Art Club.” It’s laid out beautifully – Anderson has a lengthy history of setting up exhibits in Red Deer and her gift for showcasing works

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is what I love to see. Art is about talking to other people.” This is the second ‘Rooted in the Arts’ exhibit in Red Deer - the first was held at the Harris-Warke Gallery during the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Gala this past June. Anderson also said the AFA is great to work with, as they followed the mandate of the show and provided wonderful examples from their extensive collections that represent local artists. editor@reddeerexpress.com

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Central Alberta Theatre stages Steel Magnolias BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Next up for Central Alberta Theatre is the muchloved production Steel Magnolias, opening Nov. 1 at City Centre Stage. Written by Robert Harling, the shows continues through Nov. 16, with curtain at 7:30 p.m. There is also a matinee on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Directed by Albertus Koett, the show stars Tori

Grebinski, Trina Penner, Jennifer Barritt, Angel Paulsen, Beryl Starke and Vicky Dykes. Steel Magnolias is a comedy–drama about the bond among a group of southern women in Louisiana. The title suggests the “Female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.” Still performed worldwide to this day, the play has been translated in 17 languages, including Japa-

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Truvy’s relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M’Lynn and Shelby’s medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout. The stage version is all set in the hair salon, and only the six women are featured as opposed to the film which of course has many sets and additional characters. Koett said in perusing what to direct this season for CAT, he wanted to try a female-themed show. “I asked my wife, what do you think I could do that is an all female show, and the first thing that came to her mind was Steel Magnolias. So I decided to do it. CAT got me a copy of the script, and I really liked it. The characters are very dynamic and seemed to jump off the page.” Koett also credits his cast with empowering the production that much more. “The old adage is 80 to 90 per cent of a director’s job is casting. It’s a fantastic cast – these ladies are very

talented. It’s been such an easy process to work with them – right from when they came into auditions. I could see each of them in specific roles, and each of them has made their parts their own. It’s been fun to watch.” Those familiar with the story know that it covers a significant range of emotions, from sharply-crafted comedy to poignant, heartbreaking drama. “Our cast just took it on and we worked through things. I didn’t feel at any point like we were struggling. There were moments of going through a lot of the emotion and the sadder moments that we rehearsed a lot, but it was only to familiarize ourselves with it and make it all sink in a little bit more. It’s all part of the process,” explains Koett. “To me, the play is not about a particular person. It’s about this group of ladies. I hope people can sense that togetherness.” Call 403-755-6626 or visiting www.blackknightinn. ca for tickets. editor@reddeerexpress.com

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Solid performances featured in Year and Year BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express There are many outstanding moments in the locally-produced ďŹ lm Year After Year, which was screened this past Sunday at Carnival Cinemas. The Matchbox Theatre Foundation and Ozmosis Entertainment in association with Ignition Theatre premiered the ďŹ lm and a week-long screening runs at Carnival Nov. 1-7. Year After Year has been adapted from the 2010 stage musical of the same name (book by Matt Grue). The story focuses on the years of seven friends in their late 20s as they attempt to ‘navigate the waters of hollow careers, lost ambition, forgotten dreams and the relationships that matter most’. From the start, it’s clear the project landed in the best hands for directing with Dustin Clark, who also co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced along with Grue. He captures expressions, moods, subtleties and shades of emotion so well as the story unfolds. His skill at presenting a story shines through at virtually every turn. Music for the production was penned by Curtis Labelle. The lyrics were written by Spenser Pasman and Stephanie Ridge. Each deserve kudos for an exceptional selection of songs that punctuate but don’t overwhelm the story. The songs also offer the cast members to take their characters to deeper levels. The movie opens with the friends gathering to celebrate Bill’s 28th birthday. Things are pleasant at ďŹ rst, but soon cracks appear – in a marriage, relationships and personal lives. A truth or dare game brings things into focus when Bill is directly asked if he is happy. He stammers trying to ďŹ nd the answer he knows his friends want to hear, but it’s clear he’s anything but

happy. And so begins an exploration of what it means to ďŹ nd oneself in the eeting years of the late 20s in a world of competition, pressure to succeed and the inevitable drive to compare ourselves with others. As to the cast, each person selected for this project brings plenty of heart to their roles, particularly Joel Crichton who plays Bill – a struggling writer who sees growing a single year older as a horrendous threat to his dreams, plans and hopes for success. Crichton is an exceptional actor (and always has been since his days lighting up the stage at Red Deer College). It’s impossible to imagine anyone else in the role of Bill, who at moments through the story is wracked with confusion, pain, disillusionment and fear. Crichton covers it all with a pure and unrestrained naturalism. The same can be said for Sarah Hemphill, who plays Kate. There’s a strong chemistry between her and Crichton, which fuels the journey of their up and down relationship. Both are gifted singers as well, which that much more empowers their performances. Then there is Hunter, (Matthew Thiel), who is Bill’s best friend and a photographer jetting off to assignments in London. His runaway success is a stark reminder of Bill’s sense of disarray, but Hunter is a supportive friend and those elements come through well in Thiel’s performance. But money and success aren’t everything – Hunter has a bit of unraveling to come his way as well – and Thiel’s imaginative, portrayal make him the ideal man for the part. Todd (Chris W. Cook) and Rachel (Elena Porter), are a couple teetering on the edge of divorce and their undoing marks some of the ďŹ lm’s most powerful moments. There is a poi-

gnant musical scene featuring them both - they are putting their all into those tender moments and it’s amazing to witness. Peter (Andrew McKenzie) and Laura (Zina Lee) have been dating since college and are looking towards the next step. McKenzie offers plenty of comical moments and Lee is charming as the sweetnatured Laura. Ultimately, much of the weight of the show falls on Crichton’s shoulders and he manages to pull it off. And as strong as each actor is, they are also incredibly strong as a unit of friends – complete with moments of instability, doubt, anger and grief over perhaps

what could have been. The ďŹ lm isn’t perfect. There are scenes that are emotionally heavy-handed and could certainly be trimmed. Also, it was tough to get the full impact of the ďŹ lm during the preview as the ďŹ nal sound editing hasn’t been completed as of yet. Once it’s ďŹ nished and crystal clear, the ďŹ lm will stand even stronger. But the ďŹ lm does end in a very meaningful way, and again, much credit must be given to the masterful Clark and director of photography Don Armstrong whose framing of each shot shows a real care for the project.

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array of health problems. Relationships with friends can provide healthy outlets for stress relief and actually reduce the amount of cortisol (stress hormone) in your body. Having an exercise partner, a movie night friend, and an attentive, listening ear are invaluable tools in the struggle against stress in your life. (Yes, some friendships can add to the stress in your life at times. But that’s why it’s important to have a network of friends to count on. And when good relationships result in stress, work through it. It’ll pay off in the long run.) Along with beans and omega-

3s, friendships are good for the heart. A lack of friends may increase your risk for heart attack or coronary artery disease, while a close social support system lowers your blood pressure, risk of diabetes, and amount of abdominal fat - all which are risk factors for heart disease. Why is this so? One of the main reasons is the connection between friendships and stress management. Chronic stress increases your risk for developing heart disease, atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), and high blood pressure. Social support can also encourage healthy lifestyles that

promote heart health. Exercise, healthy eating, not smoking, and drinking alcohol only in moderation are all ways to keep your heart in tip-top shape. With the right friends, these lifestyle choices are easier to make. Even though you may be exposed to more viruses by spending time with friends, you’re actually less likely to get sick when you have lots of friends. A strong immune system is another benefit of friendships. Fight germs by fostering close companionship. Always seem to get sick when you’re most stressed? Stress, depression, and social isolation take a toll on the

immune system by inhibiting the ability of your immune fighter T-cells to fend off infection and fight tumors. Fight all of these with your best buds. It’s not the number of friendships you have, but the quality of those friendships that matter most when it comes to health. Developing close friendships may be challenging for your type of personality, you may not think you have time for friends, or you think you’re fine without them, but the effort it takes to create lasting, true friendships is worth it. Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer.

CLASSIC - The Cornerstone Youth Theatre opened their version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland last week and the play runs until Nov. 5th at the First Church of the Nazarene. Starring as fully grown Alice is Rachel Stillings, the Cheshire Cat is played by Darian Ames and the Mad Hatter is played by Max Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express Vesely.


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The ultimate bladder control There’s an old saying, “If you don’t go when you gotta go, by the time you get to go, you’ve already gone!” Millions of North Americans, if they’ve never heard this expression, know all too well what I’m referring to, urinary incontinence. Now, Japanese researchers claim pumpkin seeds are the answer to many urinary problems. Urinary troubles come in many ways to both men and women. Many women, following childbirth, suffer from weakened pelvic muscles. The complaint is that coughing, sneezing or even getting up quickly results in wetting themselves. But more people of both sexes are inflicted with OAB (overactive bladder). They seek relief from daytime and nighttime urinary frequency which becomes more of a problem with age. The result is lack of sleep, depression and often leakage of urine. It’s estimated one in six adults over the age of 40 is affected by OAB, and by age 70 it affects 48% of women and 17% of men. The cause for older women is often a combination of problems particularly after menopause. Childbirth sets the stage with weakened vaginal muscles causing, in time, a falling of the bladder wall. But, in addition, a lack of estrogen causes thinning of the bladder lining and thence the urge to void. For men, incontinence is often associated with enlargement of the prostate gland. Or it may occur following radical prostate surgery or radiation therapy for prostate malignancy. Conventional medicine can help many female patients by surgery to repair

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vic floor muscles. It’s believed that this may make more testosterone available to strengthen and build back the urinary tract muscles. The water-soluble part of the pumpkin seed also binds to the androgen receptor on pelvic muscles cells. This strengthens the female bladder wall to limit the amount of urine left in the bladder after voiding. Pumpkin seed extract plays another important role in the production of nitric oxide (N0) which has a relaxing effect on both arteries and muscles. This allows for better urinary control. For instance, when the bladder is full, NO is needed to relax the muscles allowing

urination. But if NO is in short supply, the bladder becomes hyperactive resulting in frequent urination. In males pumpkin seed extract may not cause a decrease in the size of the prostate gland, but by decreasing inflammation, it improves urinary flow. Years ago no one carving a pumpkin would have dreamed that its seeds contained so much power to control bladder problems. But like drugs that decrease pain, any improvement in either incontinence, urinary frequency or a reduced urge to go, can make life more livable.

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Infidelity will ultimately ruin relationships This column is part one of a three-part series the Express will run over the next three weeks regarding infidelity in relationships. It’s a gut-wrenching experience to discover that a spouse has been unfaithful. It’s equally devastating to hear a spouse confess, even if the confession was given as a sincere attempt to save the marriage. Living in suspicion can

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‘message’ light on a smartphone. Some spouses – often those who are having an affair – will grow indignant when their partner asks to whom they are texting. They might say, “That’s none of your business” or “it’s private.” Asserting this kind of privacy within the context of marriage is not only antithetical to the very concept of marriage, it facilitates infidelity and often creates a natural sense of insecurity in the other spouse. After all, those who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. Worse, ‘innocent’ texting between opposite-sex friends can quickly escalate into a sexual dialogue due to the false sense of intimacy this medium provides. People believe they’ve made a meaningful connection with someone they barely know. Some even think that they’ve ‘fallen in love.’ And until a cheating spouse gives their head a shake and comes to their senses, their spouse, family life and children will continue to suffer for their

self-focused behaviour. Think you’re in love with a forbidden bed mate? Here are a few key questions. The more you answer ‘No’, the more likely you’re in lust, not love. • Do you perform mundane duties with this person (ie. yardwork, shopping, home repairs, financial planning, co-parenting, getting insurance quotes, etc.?) • Do you have biological children together? • Do you spend time with or money on this person’s parents, siblings, family and close friends? • Do you spend Christmas morning together? • If you became bankrupt, would this person support you? • If you could not have sex with this person, would you still put as much effort into seeing her or him? • If you became incapacitated, would you give this person Power of Attorney over your assets, minor children and personal health decisions? None of these questions are very racy, are they?

That’s the point. Lust is fun, but love puts down roots. If you’re doing it right, you lust after your partner until you fall in love with him or her. And then, if you keep working at it, you get to enjoy the benefits of both for the rest of your life. While some affairs do turn into long-term relationships, the odds are against it. Most end in regret and family breakdown. Studies have shown that those who have long, happy marriages live longer and are healthier. A successful marriage is a key indicator of overall life satisfaction. Children in intact families tend to be happier and healthier, too. These are good reasons to try to rebuild trust and save a marriage. Being aware of the affair and knowing the difference between love and lust is a start. Next week, we’ll look at other aspects – accountability, ending the affair and what ‘gory details’ to share. Debra Macleod is a relationship consultant in Red Deer.

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season goes on.” Fleury’s thoughts about his teammate run along the same lines as Bleackley’s assessment of him but there is a slight lean towards some competition when it comes to the final rankings. “Hopefully I can push him out of that spot come draft time.” Both players are very grounded when it comes to that ranking number and what it

The Rebels’ current position in the standings is one number both agree needs to change soon. “That’s the main thing right now, just trying to turn that around because I know we’ve got a good group of guys in the dressing room and 500 hockey isn’t acceptable here,” said Bleackley. sports@reddeerexpress.com

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Learn to Curl program aimed at youth Staff enjoy sharing their curling skills with the younger set BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express The sport of curling seems to be on the right track if the Learn to Curl program at Red Deer’s Pidherney Centre is any indication. If you head down there on a Monday or Wednesday evening you will see plenty of evidence of the growth the sport is seeing in the region. “Two years ago I had about 115 kids Monday and Wednesday,” said Youth Curling Coordinator Steve Williams.

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CLAGGETT Respect is something which many say is earned and not just given so if you apply the same logic to the NHL it would appear many players are lacking in the earning department. How else can we explain the weekly hits to the head or checks in the back whereby a player suffers a concussion or worse? One would think with all the information sessions and discussions about the dangers of head shots out there the players would get together and figure out the best course of action is to not be hitting each other in the noggin or pushing someone into the boards from behind. It seems the message is encoded in some cryptic language so as to confuse a reader thereby not allowing the message to get out. Or maybe the players just don’t give a rat’s arse about the damage they can do to someone by dislodging their ear wax with a well

placed forearm or making their helmet size a little smaller by sending them headfirst into the boards. Neither of these plays are allowed, don’t add to the game and really are bad things to be doing to anyone but the message is lost on so many players who it would appear have lost the ability to hear. The NHLPA isn’t helping matters any by supporting their membership which includes those one dimensional players whose presence on the bench is filled by opening and closing the gate for about 57 minutes per game. One would think a professional mime is presenting the talk on head shots and checking from behind. John Scott is the latest to cross the line by delivering a head shot and he says he didn’t mean to aim for Louie Eriksson’s head. Did he think that was a block of cheese on Eriksson’s shoulders? What exactly was he aiming for? He texted an apology to Eriksson calling it a “bad play.” Well John, making a pass up the middle and it ends up in your net is a bad play. Taking your large forearm and braining another player is a stupid play and as they say, you can’t fix stupid. So I suppose we should get settled in for another year of ‘bad plays ‘ and lame apologies until respect makes a return. sports@reddeerexpress.com


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HOMES & LIVING

LUXURY LIVING – This kitchen of a Michener Hill duplex is made for luxury adult living and features stonewash counter top with dark wood cabinets that go well with the dark luxurious hard wood floors.

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The importance of being flexible when remodeling I am waving the white flag of surrender. I am laying down any prior presumptions I may have once had about a client’s relationship with their contractor. I arrogantly wrote a few weeks ago about how calm and cool I was being about my basement renovation by not over shopping and about being so harmonious. The following is a humorous but true recap of the last 48 hours of my life. In two days my life has gone from ‘oh, we aren’t sure when the drywall is starting’ to ‘drywall is coming tomorrow - have you ordered the bathroom taps? They need to be here now.’ I am writing this a little capriciously but the timelines they are shouting about are real and I have had to make several phone calls and visits to plumbing stores to make all of this happen. The first ones I chose were back ordered (of course they were) and the second ones were not the right

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eventually ordered. The hilarious thing is, I thought I had it all under control. I had prearranged everything and was convinced that I had a handle on all the products going into my basement. Imagine my shock when I realized I had forgotten about bathroom taps and showerhead. Never take your bathroom fixtures for granted readers, they travel a great distance and can cost a small fortune. Most clients visit me at the move in stage of their home wanting window coverings as they realize that their neighbours can see every move they make. The panicked look that crosses their face when I tell them that blinds are three weeks delivery is now completely understandable. I mean, I did understand it before but now I feel the panic in my soul – it has gone from understanding to empathy; head to heart if you will. The trick to this is to be malleable, even

boneless like a jellyfish. Let these setbacks and worry roll off you as you move on to the stuff you can work on. Fretting and worrying about a back ordered tap when the contractor wants one now is hard on your soul and makes the renovation process no fun. Will I be just as happy with a different model of tap or is my future happiness hinging on having that exact model? Doubtful, onward and upward to the next available taps. So be cheered fellow home improvement-ers, hope is in sight! Even though your original plan may be thwarted by the plagues and pestilence of long shipping dates and back ordered merchandise, you will rise and find products at the ready with a little perseverance and a firm word to your contractor – I am working on it! Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

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Very fortunate to live in Alberta Last week’s news by the Bank of Canada to not raise overnight prime interest rates was another blah moment.

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For the past four years the Bank of Canada (BoC) has maintained its position that the inflation rate will remain stable and that we will see normalized growth in the next couple of years. The BoC likes the inflation rate to lie around the 2% mark, and it’s been edging along the 1% mark while economic growth in Canada has been at a meagre 1.6%, making it easy for them to hold the rate steady. This is great news for

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Careers BOULEVARD Restaurant & Lounge Gasoline Alley, Red Deer County is seeking Food & Beverage Server $12.25/hr. To provide Food & Beverage service, handle cashiering, arrange and setup the outlet, maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Cook $14.00/hr. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene, follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing. Kitchen Helper $11.00/hr. To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware items. Clean oors, assist in prep. All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume to: 780-702-5051

is seeking Front Desk Clerk $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & attend to guest needs Housekeeping Room Attendant $14.00/hr. Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051

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Thousands of folks who have sold their cars, homes and merchandise on our classiďŹ ed pages, know that the ClassiďŹ eds work harder for you. And, so do all the people who have found cars, homes and bargains on our pages. Not to mention jobs, roommates, ďŹ nancial opportunities and more.

Customizable and secure. From storage to workspace.

Is seeking Front Desk Clerk $14.00/hr. Answer phone calls, take reservations Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & attend to guest needs Housekeeping Room Attendant $14.00/hr. Clean & vacuum rooms, public areas, pool, etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards

Red Deer’s #1 Tool Store – KMS Tools & Equipment is looking for individuals who are passionate about tools, and are committed to exceptional customer service. If you enjoy a fast paced environment, and have a can-do attitude, we have the role for you. Employee pricing, extended health bene¿ts, competitive hourly rate and training provided for the right candidate. Now accepting resumes for full time or part time

Sales and Cashier

positions, apply in person 53 Burnt Park Drive or email employment@kmstools.com

All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume: 780-702-5051

INNISFAIL TRUCK RANCH

Our Sylvan Lake Walmart Supercenter in now hiring for the Holiday Season! We’re looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to make us great and we’re hiring for:

Cashiers Sales Associates Overnight Associates Please apply at your Sylvan Lake Walmart or at www.yourwalmartcareer.ca

• overnight premium

What makes working at Walmart so great?

• annual incentive bonus • comprehensive training program • opportunities for advancement • 10% Discount Your spark makes us

Sales experience required.


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