The Mustard Seed will be hosting a Soup Cook-off called Bowls for Bellies this Sunday September 29th at the Mustard Seed in Red Deer. 15 restaurants will be competing in the fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will be going towards supporting the Mustard Seed’s School Lunch and Hot Meal Programs. Doors open at 1pm. The event, which includes live local entertainment, will wrap up at 4pm. Tickets are $50. Every participant will receive a ceramic soup bowl designed by students from Aspen Heights and St. Patrick’s Schools in Red Deer. Painted Earth Pottery processed / fired over 300 bowls through their kiln in Lacombe.
The fifteen restaurants include:
The Hideout, ABC Country Restaurant, Bo’s Bar and Grill, The Hybrid, OJ’s, State and Main, Elephant Castle, Meeting Waters, Sweet Capone’s, Famosa, Westlake Grill / Heritage Ranch, Stem’s Café, Las Pameras, Brown’s Social House and La Casa Pergola.
The 15 chef’s will be competing to win the first ever “Bowly Grail” for Best Soup in the City.
Mustard Seed staff are very excited for the opportunity to provide tours to the public during the event.
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. The Mustard Seed’s vision is to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty where they serve. The Mustard Seed Red Deer will be opening a Health and Wellness Centre this fall. It will include medical care and mental health counselling.
For more than three 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:
58,500+ lunches delivered across 32 schools for children in 2018-19
23,000 + warm meals last year
Health and Wellness Services
“We are so thankful for the awareness that an event like Bowls for Bellies brings to our work, and for the opportunity to engage and partner with so many supporting businesses, restaurants and community groups.” says Byron Bradley.
After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Morti may be the love you are looking for!!
No more eating alone, he could keep you warm at night, and you could go on adventures together! He is just over 1 year old and is a Shepherd/Border Collie Cross and is extra handsome with 1 bright blue eye! If you’re looking for an active buddy to take hiking or swimming and then come home to snuggle with on the couch, he may be your perfect match! Morti has lots of energy but he’s also just the sweetest boy! He would just love to meet you! If it sounds like he could be a good fit for your life, please call and book an appointment. Who knows, it could be love at first sight!
For the coming months, Energy Effects & One Smart Cookie K9 Services Inc. are offering a lucky adopter ONE COMPLEMENTARY session of K9 Training and ONE COMPLEMENTARY session of Jin Shin Jyjitsu ~ PLUS discounts on more sessions!! Their goal, as well as ours, is to help new fur families have all the tools to create successful live-long relationships.
If you are interested in meeting Morti, please contact us at
Volunteers are an important part of the Central Alberta Humane Society. We need volunteers to assist with everyday operations.
Shelter Helpers – We are always in need more volunteers for shelter support. We have various roles that are always needed. Cat Cuddling, Kennel Care, Laundry and some administrative support. Training privided!
Bingo – CA Humane needs more volunteers for our monthly Bingos. The Central Alberta Humane Society is a charity and not-for-profit so it is important for us to do community events and fundraising to make the funds that will keep our shelter running throughout the year. Each bingo requires 4-8 volunteers and has various roles.
Dog Walking/Enrichment – Would you like to help our shelter dogs get out of their kennels, all while enjoying some canine bonding time and sharing some great exercise endorphins? We need dog walkers to help our shelter kids get some much-needed outdoor enrichment time.
Nicole is the CA Humane Volunteer for the month of January!
Nicole is a cat cuddler volunteer and helps our CA Humane team by doing laundry and dishes. She loves animals, caring for them, and of course cat cuddling! She began volunteering to gain experience as she would like to work in the animal field someday. Nicole loves to help organizations that care for animals by doing anything she can do. In 2022 Nicole made 15 blankets for our animals in care! Nicole is a bright light to have around the shelter and is a huge help to our staff every time she is in. Thank you, Nicole, for your service within CA Humane and our community!
In an effort to help Youth HQ and Big Brothers Big Sisters recruit more mentors for the kids on their waitlist, Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston took a moment to record a video and speak on the matter:
There are currently over 70 kids in Red Deer on a waiting list, hoping for a mentor.
Anyone looking to become a mentor can visit the Youth HQ website, or reach out directly to Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Janessa McCormack via email at [email protected]
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been active for over 100 years. The organization came to the Red Deer & District region in 1976 and has been at work in this community ever since. Several programs and services are available to young persons and their families, including in-school mentoring.