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An RV Oasis Awaits at St. Eugene KOA!



  • Imagine hitting the road in your RV this summer and staying at a gorgeous campground with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains…

    The St. Eugene KOA is located on the grounds of St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino and sits along the St. Mary River. Beginning high in the Purcell Mountains and flowing eastward until it empties into Kootenay River, the St. Mary River is one of the premier trout streams of the BC Kootenay’s- an excellent place to partake in some world-class fly fishing!

    Every site at St. Eugene KOA features views of the majestic Rocky Mountains and gorgeous Fisher Peak- the highest and most appealing summit of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

    The campground features spacious sites, both pull-through and back-in and include full hook-up with 50amp service, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. And of course everything you’ll need is available locally, including a convenience store, propane and gas.

    Among the many amenities right on your doorstep at St. Eugene KOA, there’s a special food and beverage delivery to all sites, a games room, BBQ area, fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pool, an off-leash pet area, a championship golf course and the fantastic Casino of the Rockies!

    When it’s time for dining there are three delicious restaurants waiting to serve you- from the casual fare at Fred’s Saloon in the casino, the fresh food and drinks served up overlooking the 18th fairway at the 19th Hole Bar & Grill, to the regional and seasonal favourites you’ll enjoy at St. Eugene Smokehouse- where dishes are prepared using in-house smoked meats and a variety of both East and West coast seafood. There is truly something for everyone.

    The 18-hole championship golf course at St. Eugene boasts some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll see anywhere; and if you need even more incentive to tee up, RV guests even enjoy a special discount! In fact, the Kimberley & Cranbrook area is a golfer’s paradise, with seven award-winning 18-hole courses within 25 minutes of each other!

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    You can also immerse yourself in local history and cultural activities, with the Ktunaxa Nation as your guide. Take part in fascinating Interpretive Centre tours, ‘Legends Nights’where you’ll enjoy bison stew and bannock while listening to Ktunaxa Elders share legends around the campfire, get crafty at Indigenous beading and moccasin-making workshops and even sleep in a tipi as part of the incredible Speaking Earth package!


    If you’re in need of some pampering, make an appointment at the Silver Water Spa for an indulgent Hot River Rock Massage, a rejuvenating Primrose Hydration Facial or any one of many luxurious treatments using only the best natural ingredients.

    And when you decide to venture outside the park, there are countless options to choose from!

    Visit the Cranbrook History Centre to learn about the region’s past and how it shaped the present, ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley, taking in the history of Kimberley and learning about the life of a miner at Kimberley’s Underground Mining Railway, or take a relaxing walk to Marysville Falls & Eco Park, where a short 10-15 minute stroll takes you to a stunning spot overlooking the 30-metre waterfall!

    If you want to dial the adventure up a notch, the area is a recreational paradise! Head out kayaking, river-rafting, horseback-riding, ATV-ing, mountain biking or dirt-biking! In fact, on a bike is the best way to enjoy the ‘Rails to Trails Ride’ which runs between Kimberley & Cranbrook- amazing views in all directions make this ride a can’t-miss for cyclists.

    And to top all this fun, adventure and relaxation off, how about a helicopter tour so you can take to the skies and see the Rocky Mountains just as the birds do?

    Best of all, you can book every part of your amazing experience right at St. Eugene KOA; reserve now and we’ll see you soon!



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    2019 Canada Winter Games

    Volunteering for the Canada Games has been inspiring!




  • We’ve had an amazing two weeks volunteering as physiotherapists at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.  All of us -Lynsie, Kara, Nicki and Leanne – we are tired but inspired!

    Through the 2 week period, we dedicated about 140 hours between us to assist the athletes. We have been working at the “polyclinic” where the athletes can seek treatment between training and competition. We are also at venues to assess injuries or assist with taping and such. We are having a great time and so pleased to be part of the Games.

    This is Our Moment! Enjoy the Games!

    We get asked a lot of questions when we’re out working in public like this so we thought we’d include some of them here for your convenience.  You can find out more, along with contact information by clicking this link.
    How do I make an appointment for physiotherapy? Does my doctor have to refer me?

    Physiotherapists in Alberta are primary caregivers in our health care system. This means that you have direct access to physiotherapy without needing to be referred by your doctor. Anyone needing help to optimize their health can phone and book a physiotherapy assessment at our clinic. If you have a complex medical history or a specific medical concern, you may want to first see your doctor to rule out a medical root of your problem.

    I’ve never been for physio…what happens during a physiotherapy assessment?

    When you first attend our clinic, you will be asked for general information such as address and family doctor by our receptionist. You will then be taken to a private cubicle and introduced to your physiotherapist. Your physio will ask you questions about your injury/problem as well as your general health. You will then be evaluated regarding your specific problem. The therapist will look at such things as your posture, movement, joint and muscle mobility. This may require some disrobing so you may want to bring a tank top and shorts depending on the area being treated.

    Once the physical examination is complete, the therapist will explain your diagnosis and discuss the best treatment options. You will talk about your expectations and goals of treatment. Often a treatment is performed with the initial assessment, if time allows. You are always encouraged to ask questions as your understanding of the injury is crucial in allowing you to improve. You may be given a home program and plan for follow-up.

    What kind of training do physiotherapists have?

    Physiotherapists/Physical therapists in Canada have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in physiotherapy from an accredited university. Only therapists with these credentials are allowed to call themselves physio/physical therapists. After university, physiotherapists improve their skills through experience, learning from their fellow therapists, and by taking post graduate courses in areas of interest or towards specific skills such as manual therapy or IMS. Physiotherapy is a government regulated profession which means that we have a licensing body that is in place to protect the public. You can find out more about the regulation of physiotherapy through the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta (

    How do I pay for physiotherapy?

    Many people have extended health benefits through their employment or private health insurance. Most of these plans will cover some or all of your physiotherapy assessment and treatments. You may wish to contact your plan advisor to ask for your specific health benefit plan details. Examples of extended health plans may be Great West Life, Blue Cross, Manulife, ASEBP…to name a few. Venus, our office manager, is also very knowledgeable about these plans and may be able to assist you. Call Venus at 403-356-9789, or email at

    Many benefit plans allow direct billing. This means that we will bill your treatment cost directly to your insurer for you. Some insurance plans to not allow this. If this is the case, we bill you for your treatment and you submit your invoice to your plan for reimbursement. We accept cash, visa, mastercard, and debit transactions.

    Do I have to do my exercises?

    Yes! While therapists at Pursuit Physiotherapy use their manual skills and other modalities to help you with your problem, your active participation in your treatment is crucial to your recovery. We do not pretend to fix people! We want to give you tools necessary to manage your problem. We are more than happy to teach you how to do that and use treatments such as manual muscle or joint mobilization, electrical or thermal modalities, needling, etc to help accelerate your recovery.

    How many times will I need to go for treatment?

    This varies considerably. Part of the philosophy of the physiotherapy profession is to give the patient tools to be as independent as possible in their treatment. We have you attend for treatments when you need hands-on care or regular follow up. We educate you on exercises and modifications in your movement or activities to allow you to continue to improve at home. We strive to have you back to your activities as efficiently as possible and do not believe that everyone requires frequent or ongoing treatment.

    Pursuit Physiotherapy in Red Deer, promotes balanced, healthy living through dedicated, individualized physical therapy for those in pain, unable to participate fully in their daily activities, wanting to maximize their function for work or sport, and wanting to prevent potential problems.

    Quality care. Quality Life.

    If something is affecting your quality of life, then we want to help you to optimize your function and minimize your pain.

    We are located at 110, 2840 Bremner Avenue in Red Deer. Call us anytime at 403-356-9789.

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    Had a Concussion? Are you improving?




  • Recently, our therapists attended a course regarding concussion.  This course was different, because while it talked about people getting headaches and dizziness with concussions, it identified that some of the symptoms you may be experiencing may not be a result of the concussion itself, but caused by dysfunction of the neck.

    As you probably know, a concussion is the result of a direct blow to the head. The impact creating a concussion also affects the neck-creating a neck strain, and possibly joint mobility changes in the neck.  So as the brain heals from the concussion, you may continue to have symptoms.  It is common to have dizziness, headaches, and balance changes that are caused from neck associated disorders.  Of the people who continue to have concussion symptoms after the initial phase (14 days for adults, or up to 4 weeks for kids) 71% complain of headaches, and 34% complain of dizziness.  These both could be caused from the neck, and the dizziness could also be caused from a dysfunction of the vestibular system.

    The signs and symptoms of an acute concussion may come on over 24 to 48 hours following impact to the head.  These can include amnesia, headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, sleep disturbances, balance disruptions, confusion, “foggy” feeling, reduced concentration, slow reaction time, irritability, anxiety, depression, being more emotional than usual.  It is common to get a few of these symptoms, but one person is unlikely to experience all of them.

    If you experience a concussion, you would benefit from seeing physiotherapist for an assessment and early advice for healing.  They will also be able to help you with keeping your recovery on track.  Our therapists are experts in manual therapy to treat the changed muscle strength and joint mobility in the neck.  We have a therapist trained in assessing and treating the vestibular system if your dizziness continues.  Keep us in mind the next time you or someone you know experience a concussion.

    Posted by: Leanne Schlachter, Pursuit Physiotherapy.

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