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102 Year Old Historical Home Welcomes Visitors to Alberta’s Modern Boomtown

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It should come as no surprise a town as innovative as Blackfalds would find an ingenious way to transform a heritage home built over 100 years ago.

Not long ago the future of the home was very much in doubt.  But interested parties came together with a plan.  Not only did they save the home… they transformed it into a unique public building which will play a significant role for decades to come.

The building is now called The Wadey Centre.  The model of collaboration behind this successful project caught the attention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.  Hoping to spur other towns to consider similar projects, the AUMA awarded Blackfalds with the prestigious Municipal Sustainability in Action Award just a few months after the Wadey Centre opened.

Click to see the story behind the Wadey Centre Project and enjoy a few glimpses of the 101 year-old heritage home which is enjoying new life as a Visitor Information Centre, and offices for the Blackfalds Chamber of Commerce and the Blackfalds Historical Society.

Click here for more information about the Wadey Centre and all things Blackfalds.

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Cole’s story: Consistency is the key!

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When Cole came to the Health Basics program he was at the lowest place of his life. He broke his foot, was then unable to work and was waiting for a long time for a WCB claim.  His foot did not heal, and he required surgery. In the meantime, his frustration led him to eat more and more. His weight got up to 363 pounds and he was considering bariatric surgery. He just wanted a way out of being so big, being stuck in this rut. He was at a fork in the road. He knew that a size and lifestyle was leading him to diabetes and a shorter life.

While on the bariatric surgery waiting list, his doctor sent him to Health Basics. The program got his gears going again. He started tracking his diet and one instructor helped him to tailor his exercise to using a punching bag, an activity that inspired him. Soon he was going outside the house more, riding his bike and even fishing. In September Cole was connected to the RDPCN Recreation Therapist who helped him set out workouts at the gym 4 times per week with good results. When Covid shut down the gym, Cole borrowed a bench press and has faithfully used the treadclimber in his basement. Cole has lost 36 pounds so far and has good momentum behind him to continue his loss. He has made a decision to be healthier and he has kept it. He is enjoying more energy, a better mood, a healthier diet and has positive plans for the future. Nothing will slow him down now and he sincerely doubts that he will ever need bariatric surgery as he knows he can get to a healthy weight through lifestyle.

To learn more about the RDPCN programs, visit www.reddeerpcn.com.

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I am now focused on what is most important to me!

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$10 ticket for a shot at up to $10,000

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Your Hall. Needs Heroes.

We’re enhancing the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame experience, one ticket at a time.

It’s time for us to replace our “vintage” ski machine with something a little more modern. But changing an interactive doesn’t come cheap.

Be Our Hero – get your tickets today for a potential shot at $10,000.

AGLC Raffle #573630

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Out with the old …

Pixels might be cool again, but our ski machine has seen better days. We’ve kept it going, but it’s past its prime.

In with the new.

The super-sized version of our old classic, Super Alpine Racer is as close as you can get to the real thing.

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