From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School
Presenting: Annie Warbucks at Red Deer Memorial Centre
Musical theatre students from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School are pleased to showcase Annie Warbucks on February 6 – 8 at the Red Deer Memorial Centre (4214 58 Street).
Shows are set for February 6 – 8 at 7:00 p.m., including a matinee performance on February 8 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $20/person and are available at the school office.
“I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people. We are working so hard to make this show a reality and are very excited to showcase it to the public,” said Director, Jordan Johnson at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School.
“I think that musical theatre is important because it allows us to put effort into something and take pride in it. It also helps engage younger people with the arts of technical theatre, musical theatre and pit orchestras. It can also build many long-lasting friendships that can stick with you for a long time,” said Jacob Mydland, Grade 10 student at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School.
“Musical theatre gives people who maybe aren’t great at sports or don’t think they are good enough for something a place to go. People are accepting, sweet and kind to each other which makes the magical experience of putting together a production even better,” said Mackenze Lague, Grade 12 student at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School.
Annie has just been adopted and everything seems to be going right, that is until Commissioner Doyle informs Oliver Warbucks that this adoption is actually illegal since he is not married. This production takes you through the antics as Warbucks tries to find a suitable woman to marry. Will he be successful in this quest before Annie is sent back to the orphanage? (https://www.mtishows.com/annie-warbucks)
For more information, please visit the school website at https://notredamehigh.ca.
Downtown Business Spotlight: Motion
This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Motion! This business specializes in customized mobility and home accessibility solutions for clients of any age and is located at 4720 50 Ave. We sat down with Regional Manager, Trudy Russell, to learn more!
What is your business?
Motion is Canada’s leading provider of comprehensive and customized mobility and home accessibility solutions for a wide variety of clients from children to elderly adults. Serving communities in Alberta, BC, Ontario and Saskatchewan for more than 30 years, it is Motion’s mission to improve the lives of our clients every day with solutions that are delivered professionally, consistently and with integrity.
When did your business open?
Motion (formerly Motion Specialties) began serving the Red Deer community in October 2011. Previously located at 5301 43 Street, our facility moved to 4720 50 Avenue in the heart of downtown in June 2017 – an exciting opportunity to become a part of the Downtown Red Deer Business Association.
What makes your business unique?
The products and services we provide are truly life changing. It’s the difference between someone being bed ridden or limited to where they can go vs. getting outside, visiting family and friends, and continuing the activities they love the most. Our clients are people with important life needs and our caring and knowledgeable experts understand the importance of customized solutions.
What are some products/services that you offer?
Products include wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, stairlifts, ramps, ceiling lifts, homecare beds, and more. Whether a client is being fitted for equipment for the first time, is in need of an equipment repair, looking to upgrade their solution or looking to rent equipment following a surgery or due to injury, Motion’s knowledgeable experts are ready to deliver with the utmost of care and respect.
Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?
As it is Motion’s vision to make life accessible for everyone, this is top of mind when choosing a location for our facility. Clients need to be able to drive their scooter or power wheelchair, for example, with ease not only in our facility but in the community where we are situated, and Downtown Red Deer offers this accessibility.
What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?
The buildings, including ours, have history and character; we were a Simpsons-Sears in the 1960s! Keeping Downtown Red Deer alive with the Farmers Market in the Summer, featuring local Artists sharing their beautiful voices, is always a wonderful event to witness.
I love Downtown Red Deer because… It’s an incredibly close-knit and supportive community that we’re proud to be a part of.
If you’re looking for a business that specializes in making life accessible for all, look no further than Motion. Check out their website and social media pages!
Early Christmas gift for winner of Downtown Red Deer $5,000.00 shopping spree
Local Red Deer woman wins $5000 downtown Red Deer giveaway.
The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is pleased to announce that a winner of the “It’s Downtown!” downtown shopping spree.
The “It’s Downtown!” campaign was created to encourage Red Deer residents and visitors to support local downtown Red Deer businesses. From August 3 to November 13, 2020 visitors to the downtown core had the opportunity to enter their name into draw boxes at 54 different downtown businesses for their chance to win a $5000 downtown shopping spree.
Local Red Deer woman, Lynda Cartwright, was the lucky winner of the $5000 giveaway which consisted of $100 gift cards from the businesses that were ballot drop off locations. She had entered her winning ballot at housewarmings.
The DBA would like to thank the downtown businesses that participated in this campaign as well as everyone who entered the giveaway.
The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for over 30 years, serving approximately five-hundred business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.
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