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ATA hands out multiple awards to students in Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools



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  • ATA Local #80 (Red Deer Catholic)

    As we wrap up the first full week back to school, and look ahead to celebrating World Teacher Day on Friday October 5, the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) Local #80 for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools would like to congratulate and recognize a number of 2017-2018 student award winners from across our entire school division.

    Across our school division, from Red Deer, to Innisfail, to Olds, to Rocky Mountain House, to Sylvan Lake, to Blackfalds, almost 200 of our students in received awards, prizes and scholarships sponsored by our teaching staff, valued at a total of $10,200.  Awards and prizes were determined at the school level, while the 3 scholarships awarded annually to students entering post-secondary education were determined by a panel of teacher volunteers.

    ATA Local #80 (Red Deer Catholic) Student Award Winners 2017-2018


    ATA Local 80 Child of a Member Scholarship:

    This award is given to a well-rounded child of a current ATA member who is entering a post-secondary program of studies in the Fall of the upcoming school year.  WINNER:  Adam Junck


    Leo Richer Education Student Scholarship:

    This award is given to a student graduating from Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools who is entering a Bachelor of Education post-secondary program in the Fall of the upcoming school year.  The award is named for Leo Richer, a longtime French Immersion teacher with Red Deer Catholic, who also served his colleagues for a number of years as our ATA Local President, and as an elected table officer with the ATA as the  District Representative for Central-South Alberta.  WINNER:  Julie Beally


    Margaretrose Willms Mature Student Scholarship:

    This award is given to a child of a current ATA member who is returning to school at the post-secondary level after taking some time away from their studies.  The award is named after Margaretrose Willms, a longtime teacher and principal with Red Deer Catholic, who also served as an ATA school representative for many years, as well as being very involved with the practicum field experience programs for student teachers.  WINNER:  Sydnie Ratzlaff


    Father Henri Voisin:

    As a staff we have decided that we will honor a student from each classroom in the following four categories: Noreen Fischer Christian Leadership, Fine Arts, Sportsmanship, and Academic Achievement.  

    Noreen Fischer Christian Leadership Award
    Noreen Fischer was a former teacher in our school division. She also loved the St. Francis Peace Prayer and so when she passed away her family set up an award to honor peacemakers in our elementary schools.  We have continued this practice.
    This award honors those students who are peacemakers.  That is, those students who go out of their way to make their classmates feel welcomed and loved.  They are the students who reach out when a classmate is hurt or sad and share joy with classmates who are happy. These students make a difference in the lives of those around them.  

    Fine Arts Award
    The Fine Arts Award recognizes those students who demonstrate exceptional achievement in one or more of the performing and visual arts, including subjects pertaining to music, art, and drama.

    Sportsmanship Award
    Whether you’re into sports or not, you’ve seen it happen.  You’ve probably even experienced it: Football players shaking hands after four quarters of knocking each other around.  Tennis players leaping over the net to shake hands with their opponents after a hard-fought match. Soccer players exchanging jerseys after an intense 90 minutes.  Even boxers touching gloves at the beginning of each round, then hugging after beating each other to a pulp for 12 rounds. Competitors in every event, from spelling bees to hockey games, can be seen behaving this way.  What’s going on?
    It’s all part of sportsmanship, a great tradition in sports and competition that means playing clean and handling both victory and defeat with grace, style, and dignity.  Father Henri Voisin has many students who do just that every single day.
    These students play fair, follow the rules of the game, respect the judgment of referees and
    treat opponents with respect.

    Academic Achievement
    Our school and school division value academic excellence.  At Father Voisin, we want all students to strive to be the best possible readers, writers, Mathematicians and scientists.  The Academic Excellence award is given to the students who have been devoted to their personal academic achievement.


    Father Henry Voison Noreen Fischer Fine Arts Sportsmanship Academic Sacraments Poetry
    Pre-K AM Michael Skinner Caelyn Wazny Mia Arcand Raymond Lam
    Pre-K PM Paige Poffenroth Stacey Manabat Colby Waldner Paige Clark
    K-R Bella Visscher Allison Sun Tessa Ofstie Aaron Howorko
    K- PTTh Brooklyn Music Ava Carle Chase Pochylko Iyla Davies
    K- PWF Oliver Hale Pierce Lynch Tyler Barrow Mila Kloberdanz
    1C Jaxon Rehman Kyleigh Amas Finn Lynch Paisley Adams
    1DC Annyka Gonzalez Austin LaFrance Joshua Garreffa Isla Marsh Aaron Santiago
    1H Sean Skinner Mya Coupland Grayson Pearson Rachel Reschny Annabel
    2B Rianne Watson Olivia McFadden Jaxen Ross Caelan Pimentel Grade 2: Sebastian Celso Vanya Ferguson, John Carl Jacob, Rohann Lacostales, Morgan Pikkert, Allie Larouche, Mackenzie Music, Caelan Pimentel, Riley Rabena, Reese Rehman, Clarissa Roderson, Riley Rosario, Pierre Ylagan, Emma Fillier, Nairn Patterson, Sarah Towers, Paul Gonzalez John Carl
    2R Kinley Luca Cena Moore Carter Wescott Mackenzie Music Kinley
    2S Taya Stehr Rohann Lacostales Alexander Howorko Dakota Carroll Dakota Carroll
    3C Serin Girard Katie Johnson Arthur Becegato Emmet McGuigan
    3H Michelle Owolagba DaErika Bahadur Matthew Morrow Autumn Carroll Branek Ferguson
    3S Kabir Raj Tanya Adolfo Tayten Dube Seth Haase
    4A Ella Dorigatti Emma VanHyfte Arnold James Del Mundo Jillian Marquart Denix Alvarez & Megan Stehr
    4M Taylor Funnell Samantha Barrow Grady Pasman Cohen Gulak
    5AJ Addi McMahon Katrina Wong Julian Galenza Andrea Abat
    5B Louise Ante Alexa Ross Jaxon Winchester Lola Pui



    Holy Family School

    5M:  Raizelyn Perez/ Jayden Paynor-Limbona

    5WQ: Kaitlyn Louks/ Jacob Campbell

    5S:  Ashley Korenchuk/Nathan Ignacio

    Noreen Fischer Award: Bryce Hanusich



    • Grade 5 Ryan Henrion, Richard Malcolm, Natalie Julien

    • Grade 6  Amy Bui

    • Grade 7  Grace Webster

    • Grade 8  HAnnah Ly

    • Grade 9  Hailey Anderson



    St Patrick’s Community School:
    Highest academic average:

    Grade 6 Erin de Leon
    Grade 7 Nicole Parafina
    Grade 8 Elisse Canaynay  
    Grade 9 Lucia Baldanado


    St. Teresa de Avila:

    Highest Academic: Iris Kang & Maya Edzerza

    Sportsmanship: Presley Zinger, Lean Sevilla, Ashlyn Makarenko, David Friesen

    Citizenship: Somonta Num, Kane Delaney, Kacey Sacolles, Colton Bowes

    Dedication: Javier Hernandez & Neveah Zillinsky


    St Gabriel Online Schoool:  Alternative Education Award

    – Enrolled in an alternative route

    – Enrolled only with St. Gabriel’s (Grade 8 – 12)

    – Is registered in our online or outreach school

    – Demonstrates:

        – Responsibility

        – Self motivation

        – Academic growth

        – Work ethic

    – Successfully passing all courses

    Gabriel Royko

    Levi Castle

    St Francis of Assisi:
    A common fund is established that is put towards the purchase of plaques honouring top students in core subjects for each grade as well as Christian Spirit and Physical Education.


    Ryan Clark

    Olivia Jacobs

    Archer Jenkins

    Haley LaGrange

    Sarah Properzi

    Alexandria Ragasa

    Holy Trinity (Olds):

    KA Braxton Gordash
    KB Walter Giugovaz
    1A Bryson Bieber
    1B Kensi Miller
    2A Zaijan Eclavea
    2B Palin Lentz
    3A Jon Sproule
    3B Max Huhn
    4A Braden Scott
    4B Austin Fletcher
    5A Hannah Zurkan
    6A Zoe Ginter
    7A Nicole Zumbuehl
    8A Kimberley Canilang


    Ecole Our Lady of the Rosary (Sylvan Lake):
    Our students are picked to receive the Christian Leadership Award.?

    Criteria for the award:

    A student who earns the Christian Leadership award demonstrates many or all of the following Christ-like qualities:

    ¨ Helping others

    ¨ Including others

    ¨ Showing kindness/empathy to others

    ¨ Showing compassion and respect

    ¨ Modeling the golden rule “Treating others as you would like to be treated”


    This year’s winners are:

    Chloe Lima
    Leightan Olson
    Kayn Bowman
    Dominic Chubala
    Molly Tiner
    Tyler Gajardo
    Roen Martel
    Gabriel Rovero
    Bryn Golden
    Jillian Brode
    Benjamin Veldman
    Izabella Olsen
    Paislee Zimmer
    Archer Becker
    Jackson Corkum
    Jace Lapp
    Alexis Scheffelmaier
    Nikita Birkbeck
    Annika Lewis
    Annika Hoffos

    Ecole Mother Teresa School (Sylvan Lake):

    Highest academic average:

    Grade 5:  William Norris

    Grade 6:  Kennedy Moffatt

    Grade 7:  Lauren Olson / Alyssa Olson

    Grade 8:  Kalli Matthew

    Grade 9:  Denaisha Kraft / Jessica Kraft

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    Child Advocacy Centre supporters competing for Flames and Oilers prizes this weekend




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  • Central Alberta Child Advocacy 2019 Dream Home Lottery Battle of Alberta Event

    Support your team and a great cause this weekend by purchasing tickets to Central Alberta’s largest Dream Home Lottery!

    We invite you to join us for our second 3 day “Battle of Alberta” event, starting today, Friday February 22nd! Oilers won the last one, who will take this one – Oilers or Flames?! Decide whose team you’re on and enter your ballot for that team to show your support and see who gets the most votes! One ballot will be given for each ticket package purchased directly at the house this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ballots in for the Calgary Flames have a chance to win an autographed Giordano Jersey, and ballots in for the Edmonton Oilers have a chance to win an autographed Russell Jersey. As an additional draw this time around, if you spend $100 or more you are entered in to win a pair of Calgary Flames Luxury Box Tickets (3 sets to win) donated by Deerfoot Inn and Casino! The draw will take place Sunday, February 24th at 5pm and the winners will be notified.

    We will be joined by local radio stations all weekend long: Friday 22nd – Sunny 94 FM, Saturday 23rd – Real Country 95.5FM from 1-5pm, and Sunday 24th – Z98.9FM on location from 1-5pm.

    Complimentary BBQ will be held on Saturday, February 23rd from 1-4pm. The BBQ has been generously donated by several community supporters, which includes; hamburgers and smokies by Nossack Fine Meats, buns from Cobs Bread Bakery Southpointe, and the BBQ by TBS The Team and Corporate Store.

    Visit the Dream Home at 57 Larratt Close, Red Deer for your chance to buy tickets for the Dream Home and the Battle of Alberta! Tickets start at just $35 with over $1.8 Million in prizes to be won! To purchase tickets online or for more information visit our lottery website: or call: 1-833-475-4402

    Proceeds from the Dream Home Lottery will be in support of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre. Every ticket sold supports the CACAC and is an investment in the promise and possibility of a healthy future for our children and our community.

    For additional information contact:  Mark Jones, CEO, 587-272-2233, or email



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    As Hair Massacure Returns for Another Year, Here’s A Moving Look at How it Began



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  • On February 22, 2019, thousands of heads will be shaved in honour of the journey of sick children losing their hair due to chemotherapy.

    People will gather once again at the Toyota Mayfield Ice Palace at West Edmonton Mall to collectively shave their heads, raising money in support of Albertans facing cancer.

    The Hair Massacure is founded, supported and organized by The MacDonald Family, in honour of their daughter Kali, a childhood cancer survivor.

    The MacDonald family partners once again with the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and supports Terry Fox Profyle, a Pediatric cancer research project.

    With the support of their partners, the family plans to scale Hair Massacure to the national level with the support of the Children’s Wish Foundation, continuing to raise funding for pediatric cancer research and for children with life threatening illnesses.

    Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

    Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is a 100% Canadian charity that grants the single-most heartfelt wishes of Canadian children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Every wish is as unique as the child making it.  In Alberta and the NWT, we grant a Wish every three days and approve around 180 new Wishes each year. Wish referrals can be made by anyone who has a child in their lives between the ages of 3-17 and meets the medical criteria. Become a supporter of the largest Wish granting organization in Canada today!

    Terry Fox Profyle

    For the first time in Canadian history, more than 30 pediatric cancer research and funding organizations have joined forces through Terry Fox PROFYLE, a pan-Canadian project to give children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer. Short for PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE, the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) and these research and funding partners are working and fundraising together under a unique partnership that to date is providing a total of $16.4 million to molecularly profile the tumours of these patients, no matter where they live in Canada. For example, if Terry Fox had been diagnosed with cancer today, he would have been eligible for PROFYLE when the tumour returned and spread to his lungs. A $5-million investment by TFRI is the catalyst bringing together top scientists and clinicians, research centres, cancer charities and foundations at children’s hospitals across the country to create new hope for young people who need it the most.

    Video produced by Storyteller Productions .

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