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Cheryl Bernard excited to speak at 16th Annual Kings & Queens Scholarship Breakfast

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    Will inspire audience with message about the power of choice

    While Cheryl Bernard has spent less time on the ice since retiring from competitive curling, she still remains involved in sports and communities across the nation.  As the President & CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, curling broadcaster on TSN and volunteer, she still finds time to take on keynote speaking roles at numerous events throughout the year. The successful Canadian curler and compelling leader is looking forward to sharing her message about creating one’s path in life with College student-athletes and central Albertans who attend RDC’s 16thAnnual Kings & Queens Scholarship Breakfast on April 9.

    Through her inspirational presentation You Hold The Pen, the decorated curler and entrepreneur will motivate audience members to take control of their destiny through planning with intent, and choosing who they want to become.

    Life is all about learning and making the choice to write our own story,” says Bernard. “We are bombarded by outside noise and the opinions of others. We need to ignore that noise as often as possible, hold onto the pen, and write the life story we want.

    Everyone experiences highs and lows in their daily lives, but the power lies in the response to those situations. “Life is full of more failures than successes, but it’s the individuals that choose to learn from their losses who excel in life,” says Bernard. “That is the exciting thing. The response is within their control, and it is their choice.

    Bernard, who was born in Grande Prairie, moved to Calgary at a young age and created the life she envisioned. She founded and owned an insurance agency in Calgary, and grew it to be a multi-million dollar company. Along with her business accomplishments, Bernard has achieved provincial, national and international curling success. Her impressive resume on the ice includes earning silver at the Olympics in 2010, silver at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and four Alberta provincial championships. Fittingly, Bernard remains strongly connected to sports and the business community.

    My life has almost come full circle. From sport as a kid, to starting my own business at the age of 23, to pursuing my Olympic dreams, I have closed that circle by coming back to the corporate world as the CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame,” she says. “The parallels between business and sport are amazing and the lessons learned are valuable in either world. My goal is to support athletes and let them see that both worlds are possible.”

    Bernard will help support and inspire RDC student-athletes at the Scholarship Breakfast, which raises funds for the College’s Athletics Leadership Fund, supporting the sustainability of the RDC Athletics Scholarship program.  “I am looking forward to meeting the scholarship recipients who are committed to competing at the highest level in their sport, while pursuing an education,” she says. “It’s their commitment to both school and sport that impress me the most.

    For more information about the event and Cheryl Bernard, please visit: rdc.ab.ca/breakfast. Please note, the day and time have changed.

    16th Annual RDC Kings & Queens Scholarship Breakfast

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    5:30 p.m. doors open | 6:00 p.m. dinner | 7:00 p.m. program begins |

    Pidherney Curling Centre | 4725 43 Street, Red Deer, AB

    Guests will enjoy dinner in the Pidherney Curling Centre Hall, hosted by the Kings and Queens, prior to Cheryl Bernard’s keynote presentation. In keeping with the tradition of the RDC Kings & Queens Athletics Scholarship Breakfast, an elegant breakfast will be served for dinner. During the evening, the Corporate Innovation Award will be presented to a business that has supported RDC student- athletes. Red Deer College Student-Athlete Leadership Awards will also be handed out.

    A limited number of tickets are still available for $100, and can be purchased at rdc.ab.ca/tickets.

     

    30 In The Bank Campaign

    As a new additional fundraiser for RDC’s Athletic Leadership Fund, individuals are encouraged to follow RDC on social media (twitter | facebook | instagram) on Friday, March 29 to help raise $30,000 for RDC student-athlete scholarships. Individuals can text “30inthebank” to 45678 to donate $5, $10 or $20 and help reach this goal. Follow and share the hashtag #30INTHEBANK to spread the word.


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    Celebrity Dance Off

    Travolta and Newton-John wrap up the Celebrity Dance Off

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  • Trevor Sopracolle went from watching the Celebrity Dance Off last year, to being front and centre this year!  Trevor was the first “Oil Man” in the Celebrity Dance Off.  Hopefully the first of many.  He’s also one of the toughest looking Travolta’s you’ll ever see.  Trevor and his pro partner Alex McPherson wrapped up the show with a brilliant choice of music from Grease.  “Olivia” was amazing.. and “John” turned the world upside down.  See for yourself. .. 

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    I moved to Red Deer in 1999 at the age of 19 and began working at Fountain Tire. Not long later a local snubbing company hired me. Over a 10-year period I worked my way up becoming a senior supervisor overseeing most of the higher-class pressure jobs and many overseas projects. In 2008, Garrett Radchenko and I started Goliath Snubbing Ltd., and we haven’t looked back.

    I have also been blessed with the best kids a Dad could ask for. Being a single Dad with three kids under 8 definitely keeps me busy.


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    Celebrity Dance Off

    This dentist has a sweet tooth for the dance floor!

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  • Good chance most people don’t think of dentists and fun at the same time.  Well then most people haven’t met Dr Isaac Day yet.  The Innisfail dentist and father of 6 certainly knows how to have a good time.  Day and pro dancer Jinelle Themig nearly brought the roof down at the Cambridge Conference Centre.. especially when they shocked the crowd with one of the riskiest tricks we’ve ever seen at this competition.  Bet you can’t watch this just once.  It’s too much fun!

    My Story…

    A competitive fundraiser for a great cause? I’m all in!
    I am the founder of Day Dental and we have the best dental team and patients ever. With their support, we will keep the Mirror Ball trophy where it belongs…in Innisfail!
    While Innisfail has been home for my family and me for the last 7 years, I was born and raised in Edmonton where I completed my Bachelor of Medical Science and my Doctor of Dental Surgery. After working in Edmonton, my wife and I packed up our kids and moved to Central Alberta.
    I enjoy different experiences, personally and professionally, from working in a cosmetically driven dental practice in Edmonton to being the dentist at the Bowden Prison. When a new experience presents itself, the answer is YES. So when the opportunity to participate in the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off presented itself, I knew I couldn’t turn it down.
    I am looking forward to helping this great cause, and to trying something new and exciting, and most definitely out of my comfort zone!


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