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Boston Bruins Alumni to play in Red Deer March 17th

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We are very excited to announce that the Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre have teamed up to host a major fundraising event in Red Deer on Sunday March 17, 2019.  The Boston Bruins Alumni Team will be coming to Red Deer to face off against the Red Deer HOPE STARS to help us bring hope to the most vulnerable citizens of Central Alberta.  Bruin players include hockey legends such as Raymond Bourque, Rick Middleton, Ken Linsemen, Reggie Lemelin, Al Iafrate and several surprise guests.  The Game will take place at the Enmax Centrium, followed by a post game Banquet.  Hockey enthusiasts of all ages will be invited to participate in this event, both on and off the ice.

  • Proceeds raised from this event will be divided equally between The Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre of Red Deer
  • VIP Tickets go on sale today, September 8th at 10am through Tickets Alberta. VIP Ticket options include; an opportunity to meet Bruin players in the locker room in between periods, attend the post-game banquet and premium seating behind the Bruin bench
  • Select-a-Seat Tickets and Family Packs for the Game will go on sale, September 22nd
  • Hockey Game: Doors Open at 2pm, Game starts at 3pm
  • Banquet: 6pm
  • Presenting Sponsor: Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep
  • Novice Hockey Players from Red Deer Minor Hockey, Red Deer Pond Hockey and Red Deer Ringette will be participating on the ice at the event
  • Red Deer Hope Stars Team is made up of pledging players from the community, including representatives from EMS, Police and the Fire Department
  • 9 pledging referee’s will be participating in the event
  • Three on three Street Hockey Tournament, organized by the Red Deer Optimist Club will take place on September 29th to promote the Alumni Hockey Game and raise money for the club. The Red Deer Hope Stars Jersey will be revealed on that day

About The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed is a charitable, faith-based organization that builds community, grows hope and supports change for people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since 1984. They care for those in need by walking alongside them on their journey towards a life of wellness, dignity and independence. They strive to create a meaningful difference within the community and in the lives of those facing poverty.

For more than two years, The Mustard Seed Red Deer has become a haven for those in need. Through various relationships with the community, generous donors, and dedicated volunteers, The Mustard Seed has changed the lives of Red Deer’s most vulnerable citizens by providing:

  • 54,000+ lunches delivered across 32 schools for children
  • 18,000+ warm meals in 2017
  • Advocacy service
  • Spiritual care
  • Community-building activities

About Shalom Counselling Centre

Shalom Counselling Centre is a registered Christian charity that has been serving families of Central Alberta since 1999 providing counselling to individuals, couples, and families, group therapy programs, and wellness education. Those who come to Shalom are helped to face emotional and relational concerns, addressing mental health and family life issues for all stages of development. Preventative and early intervention support is provided to help people find their own solutions based on their values and beliefs. Shalom’s goal is to provide affordable, accessible services to anyone so that they can enjoy greater mental well-being and healthier relationships, as strong community members.

Shalom serves anyone aged 12 and over regardless of their background, gender, culture, religious affiliation, or financial situation. Counselling is offered on a sliding scale fee schedule, based on household income and the client’s ability to pay. Financial support from the community enables us to offer affordable services.  In addition to counselling, Shalom also offers wellness education to the community in areas of emotional and relational wellness. Topics include healthy relationships for teens, responding to bullying, stress management, conflict management, downsizing, and parenting.  In 2017 Shalom served 946 individuals through counselling and another 302 attended wellness education activities.

The Mustard Seed proceeds will be divided equally between the School Lunch Program and caring for Red Deer’s most vulnerable guests – building community, growing hope and supporting real change.

Proceeds that Shalom Counselling Centre receives will be used to continue offering peace and hope to those seeking emotional and relational wellness for their life, at a cost that they can afford. Shalom will be able to continue reaching out to those who are hurting with our counselling and wellness education services.

The Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre serve Red Deer’s most vulnerable citizens. Together, we will be able to provide direct client services to those facing numerous challenges including housing, health and wellness, basic services, and emotional or relational support.

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Winners announced for Red Deer Hospital Lottery

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The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation has announced the winners of the 2024 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home and Tiny Home prize packages, as well as the Mega Bucks 50.

The Mega Bucks 50 jackpot reached $607,200.00, which makes Carolyn Pelerine of Cochrane, Alberta the winner of $303,600.00.

In addition, the luxurious Tree Hugger Tiny Home Prize Package, complete with accessories by Urban Barn and valued at $163,798.00, is now owned by Mary Vincent of Red Deer.

The coveted Sorento Dream Home Prize Package, which includes furnishings and accessories by Urban Barn and boasts a total value of $1,072,624.00, has been awarded to Maxine Rumohr of Sylvan Lake.

The highly anticipated draw took place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation office, located within the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, with an announcement following live on Facebook, allowing participants and supporters to join in the excitement virtually.

“We are delighted to congratulate the winners of this year’s Red Deer Hospital Lottery,” said Manon Therriault, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. “The funds raised from this lottery will significantly contribute to enhancing patient care and services at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated and supported this important cause.”

Proceeds from the Red Deer Hospital Lottery and Mega Bucks 50 will contribute to acquiring critically needed, state-of-the-art equipment for several units at the Red Deer Hospital.

This year’s lottery will fund equipment such as a phototherapy system, which allows parents to hold and soothe their infant while undergoing phototherapy, a cardiology case cart to monitor cardiac rhythms during stress testing, and other equipment to help provide excellent care for patients in the emergency and operating rooms at the Red Deer Hospital.

The winners of a variety of electronics were also drawn today. A full list of winners will be available in the coming days on the official lottery website at reddeerhospitallottery.ca. Prize winners who have not already been notified will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their prizes.

The keys to the Sorento Dream Home and the Tree Hugger Tiny Home will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony this summer.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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