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Canadian hockey heroes Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser and Ryan Straschnitzki coming to inspire Red Deer

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TLC is thrilled to present ‘An Evening with The Lending Cupboard’ on June 16!

Olympic women’s hockey team gold-medalist Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser and Ryan Straschnitzki, who survived the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, will be our special guests for ‘An Evening with The Lending Cupboard’ on June 16th. This fundraising event will feature an inspirational evening with a delicious dinner, 50/50 draw and silent auction items!

“When I think of this event, I reflect on our community which has been so resilient and has continued to look forward,” explained Dawna Morey, TLC’s executive director. “I also believe this can be a celebration after two years of not being able to come together in the ways we were so used to.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate then to have two inspirational people like Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser and Ryan Straschnitzki come and speak to us,” she added. “It just aligns so well with what we do at The Lending Cupboard.

“We’ve read about the journeys that both of these individuals have gone through in their lives – their accomplishments, overcoming of adversity. It’s inspirational for us, because that is what we hope we can also help people do here at The Lending Cupboard. In planning events like this, there has to be a connection with what we do here at The Lending Cupboard. I think Hayley and Ryan exemplify that.

“Most importantly for us, is that we serve our clients with dignity – and we can’t do that without the community’s support,” said Morey. “So this is a way for the community to come out and support us, and at the same time, really enjoy an evening with two incredible people.”

Morey also pointed out there are still a number of ways for businesses to support An Evening with The Lending Cupboard through a range of sponsorship opportunities.

For tickets, please visit www.lendingcupboard.ca/events.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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