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3 Questions for David Gilmore, Not That David… This David!


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Master Luthier, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend and Philanthropist…

Or simply as I like to call him, David. David Gilmore is about as cool as a guy gets. Somehow though he’s able to carry himself in a way that exudes a natural welcomeness. Whether it be at his north side shop, at a gig on stage or simply hanging out having a visit, David is just straight up great to be around. Sometimes when I’m at his shop, I’ll even get to catch him testing out one of the freshly finished guitars about to go on the wall. It’s hard to describe how it feels as a guitar player to watch another guitar player test drive a guitar he built himself. CRAZY. Thats my favourite part. Seeing David take a rip on one of his own masterpieces.

My shop is a safe place, and I invite people to just hang and decompress.”

I remember these two had me laughing pretty good in this pic. Don Routley, Jesse Roads, David Gilmore

Did you know: David along with longtime friend Don Routley and a few others formed the Red Deer chapter of GuitarZ For KidZ. GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer was founded in order to get used instruments into the hands of local youth and families in need. You’ve likely heard me say this many times before, music really helps the positive development of mental health in so many ways. Programs like GuitarZ For Kidz are proof that music can make an enormous and meaningful impact on good mental health.


I guess what I’m trying to say is go support David. He’s built 4 guitars since the whole world wide isolation took over and beautiful is an understatement. David has supported me over the years in so many ways. From gear to guitars to friendship and mentorship. Check out Gilmore Guitars on the north end of Red Deer. Go get yourself a piece of somebody’s soul. Handcrafted. Wait you’ve got one guitar too many? No problem, have a chat with GuitarZ For KidZ. They will help it get to someone that could really use a musical boost.

Yes yes yes I know, “get to the three questions!” Ok, first I’ll leave you with this: Be kind and compassionate to each other. On purpose, with purpose.

1. How does it feel knowing your art helps other artists birth their art?

There’s no way to put that into words. There is a buzz when you hear a guitar you built on the radio, or hear a song that was written with a guitar you’ve built, or have an artist out of the blue contact you and express sheer joy with their guitar. There is gratitude. There is sense of accomplishment. There is pride.

Then there is the other side, when one shows up in a pawn shop. That being said, once a guitar leaves the shop, it starts a hopefully life-long journey that will have its own twists and turns.

2. Do you eat your pizza with a knife and fork?

Really?  Fingers

3. How has music affected your mental health?

Music has been a part of my daily fabric since adolescence. I am one of the lucky ones. I have always been mentally healthy… my wife may disagree… 😉 Music takes me places everyday. Certain songs bring back great memories. People, places, smells.  There is constant music in my shop. Either the radio or records or the computer, and on good days somebody hanging out and playing a guitar for a while.  

My shop is a safe place, and I invite people to just hang and decompress. More than one person has told me they love just walking into the shop.

3 Questions for Curtis Labelle – Singer/Songwriter, Renowned Pianist and Vibrant Performer

Jesse was born in the city of Lethbridge and raised to his teen years in the southern Alberta farming communities of Raymond and Fin Castle, AB. Jesse's early inspirations include the hypnotic sounds of big-name artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Black Crowes, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, City and Colour, Jack Johnson, Guns 'N' Roses, and Pink Floyd. Jesse is a Blues/Rock/folk/Indie performer who has done his fair share of "paying his dues" opening and touring with such acts as: The Lazys, One Bad Son, Doc Walker, The Odds, The Northern Pikes, The Grapes Of Wrath, Monster Truck, The Age Of Electric, The Wild, Holly McNarland, Econoline Crush, Coal Creek Boys, Wild T & The Spirit, Cara Luft, Carson Cole, Clayton Bellamy (of The Road Hammers), Tupelo Honey, Retrograde, The Smalls, and Mcquaig to name just a few. In 2015 Jesse was awarded the title "Master of Blues Folk Rock" for the 6th Annual Black American Music Awards. Jesse is known for his funky heavy jam style guitar. Big riffs, an impressive vocal sound all his own and the ability to captivate the crowd with ease. His fans have coined the term "no string solo" as he can be consistently found ripping strings off the guitar like they aren't supposed to be there in the first place.

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Carnival Cinemas = movie theatre and virtual reality complex open again!

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After 3 months of cinematic silence, digital projects will again come to life at Carnival Cinemas on Friday night.
“It has been a tough 3 months,” said theatre owner Bill Ramji. “This weekend, we come back to life!”
Movie goers can choose from Trolls World Tour, Sonic the Hedgehog, I Still Believe and the classic 1970s
film E.T.
Carnival Cinemas has kept prices steady at $5 and still offers the same snack bar and games arcade center in addition to Ctrl V, their virtual reality entertainment complex.

“We will still offer the same services as before, for meetings, birthday parties, and other rentals to serve our customers,” said Ramji. “We are ready to be central Red Deer’s entertainment hub.”
Over the last weeks, the Carnival parking lot has been home to food trucks, a move which was initiated last year.
“Having food trucks in our lot gives us good visibility,” added Ramji. “Last year we even had a small collectors market day for local comic book and card collectors.”
Ramji noted that movie goers can go online at to view their current film slate and view online trailers.



#RedDeerStrong – Reduce your pain, improve your movement, function your best with Pursuit Physiotherapy


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#RedDeerStrong – Reduce your pain, improve your movement, function your best with Pursuit Physiotherapy

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What does your business do?

Pursuit Physiotherapy helps people in Central Alberta to feel their best, move their best, and recover from injuries.
Our compassionate, highly skilled therapists help you to pursue the activities that you want to do. Reduce your pain, improve your movement, function at your best!

Some of the things that we can help with:

Chronic neck/back pain or injuries
Sports injuries
Joint sprains and Muscle strains
Pelvic Health issues like incontinence or pain
Motor Vehicle Accident recovery
Pain and Stiffness that prevents you from doing the things that you love

How has COVID-19 affected you?

The clinic was closed for about 7 weeks because of the pandemic. It is now open at a reduced capacity to ensure the environment is safe for all of our clients. We are pleased that all of our staff are now back working and have availability to treat you. We appreciate your referrals as we rebuild!

What are you doing to adapt?

At Pursuit Physiotherapy, we have always treated patients on a “one-on-one” basis and minimized wait times. This has allowed us to transition into the “new normal” without disrupting your care plan. We have treatment zones and safety measures in place, including masking, to minimize the potential for virus spread. Also, we continue to offer Video Treatments, also known as Telehealth or Virtual Health. This allows our clients that need to stay home to access treatment. Physiotherapists provide a lot of education and exercise so you’d be surprised how much can be accomplished virtually!

What kind of help do you need?

Help us spread the word: We are open and we want to serve our community. We can see you for in-person treatment or via video. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions to determine your best plan for physiotherapy.

Our New Look at Pursuit Physio

Meet our new Staff!Just kidding. Same great team. Same great treatment. Different look. Longer hair and masks. This is us for the next while!For some information on procedural changes, check out our website:

Posted by Pursuit Physiotherapy Corp. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What do you want the community to know?

Being unable to treat patients for almost 2 months really spelled it out for us:
We missed our patients!
Helping you is what we do. We love to offer help to make you feel better, do better, and pursue your goals. This has been a stressful time for our entire community. Do not suffer unnecessarily because of muscle tension, changes to your workplace environment, or new injuries – We would love the opportunity to help you!

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Red Deer, Alberta T4R 1M9
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