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Attention young athletes! The Alberta Sport Development Centre is back with new and flexible program options

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Have you checked out our new and flexible programming options? Or do you want to know what we are all about? Watch our videos below to hear from athletes who have used our programs.

Our AEP program is open to serious athletes, 15 years and older, striving to be achieve their best performances. This 12 month program will include strength training and winning edge seminars.

  • Each athlete who signs on for AEP receives a full one (1) year membership at the RDC Fitness Centre at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Athletes also have the option to train in a coach-led/supervised session a minimum of 2x per week.
  • A personalized strength and conditioning program that is delivered to the athlete via the  App – TrainHeroic
  • Regularly scheduled Mental Skills (MS) training sessions. MS program is a tiered program (Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum). Bronze & Silver MS consists of 3 sessions of group learning delivered in-person or online. Gold MS is only open to athletes who have completed Bronze and Silver levels and consists of monthly small group sessions with an MS facilitator either in-person or online. Platinum MS is only open to athletes competing/training at a National Team or international level but are not considered ‘carded’ athletes by their National Sport organization. Platinum athletes receive personalized 1 on 1 learning opportunities and training.
  • Access to regularly scheduled Nutrition sessions. The Nutrition program follows the same basic format as MS.
  • Access to regularly scheduled learning sessions on other topics each year. Topics may include such topics as – rest & regeneration; media training; sleep; concussion awareness, guest speakers and others.

Enrollment to this program is continuous and the 12-months period will start on the month you enroll.
Cost: $525
Follow link to apply – AEP Application

The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.

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Judy’s story: I’m on the healthy road!

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On the Healthy Road!

My journey to better health starting when my doctor told me my blood sugar was at pre-diabetes levels, my blood pressure continued to require medication and I had weight to lose.  He sent me to see the RDPCN nurse. After some appointments there, the nurse referred me to the Health Basics program.

Exercise was my downfall. Working from home, I always found something else to do rather than exercise.  Health Basics increased my awareness. I tracked what I was eating and became more aware of what I ate, when I ate and why I ate. I also realized things that would make me healthier that I wasn’t doing.  I realized being healthy is a process and I took one healthy step at a time. I also became aware of the wider variety of options for healthy lifestyle.

My husband and I visited friends over the summer and noted they had lost weight.  This stimulated us to pay even more attention to our food intake. As a result of our overall efforts, I have lost about 32 pounds and my husband has lost 37. My blood sugar is now in the normal range. I have had significant decrease in my blood pressure medication. I have more energy. I enjoy exercising more as it is easier to move around and I have less arthritis pain. Health Basics is an excellent class- it started me on the healthy road. I also have much more confidence in my future health.

Click to learn more about the Red Deer Primary Care Network.

Read more success stories from the Primary Care Network.

Better than winning the Lotto!

Better than winning the Lotto!

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Larry Reese and Judy Sutter among five Central Alberta artists featured in OUR West Country exhibition at MAG

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News Release from Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery (MAG)

Five Central Alberta artists worked en plein air, painting the incredible landscape that is the West Country.

The Eastern Slopes of Alberta and prospective coal mining in that area have been the focus of much controversy in the last year. These mountains are more than the resources they hold. They provide the people of Alberta with much of the province’s fresh water supply as well as mental and physical connections to nature. In the summer of 2021, central Alberta artists Lynn LeCorre, Kate More, Larry Reese, Judy Sutter, and Susan Woolgar worked en plein air, painting and sketching onsite in the open air. Through their eyes, we experience the incredible landscape that is the West Country along the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rockies. See the exhibit OUR West Country: Plein Air Painting in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes on display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) December 11, 2021 to March 12, 2022, with an opening reception on Sunday, December 12th from 2-4pm. 

Words from Pat Matheson, Curator of Art:

“The MAG is looking forward to seeing this exhibition installed as it touches on a topic near and dear to many Albertans, including myself. With the new awareness most Albertans have with the landscape so close to us to the west, we invited a group of en Plein Air artists to capture the atmosphere, the beauty and the spirit of Alberta’s eastern slopes through their eyes.”

Opening Reception: Sunday, December 12, 2-4pm

Join us at 2 pm for the opening of the new exhibits OUR West Country: Plein Air Painting in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes and Ya Ha Tinda – The Ranch: Photography by Arto Djerdjerian. Artists in attendance.

Talks & Tours:

Open for First Fridays! Guide in the Gallery – January 7, 5-8pm

2 O’CLOCK TOURS – Staff-led informal tours. February 12, 2pm

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