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Dancing For A Better World


This year’s Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off again features some really amazing people. The commitment to train, practice, raise money, and then perform in front a thousand people is significant.  Lyn Radford knows all about it.  She performed in the 2013 Celebrity Dance off and fully understands how much is involved.

While the event itself is sold out there are several other ways to provide your support.  Below are links to each of the Celebrity dancers. Please go online and support them financially. The efforts of these 8 incredible individuals, along with your support, will make our community a better place.

Rollie Cyr

Karen Gorenson

Sheldon Kennedy

Colleen Manning

Sherri Ryckman

Jodie Schreiner

Dustin Snider

Jesse Wallin

Here is a look at some of the hard work these Celebrities and their professional partners are putting in to make the Dance Off really special.



Proceeds from this year’s Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2017 (SCDO) will go to Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (CACAC) and Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC). Both groups are looking for a new home in Red Deer.

CACAC, new to our region, is offering a new integrated services approach for children experiencing violence and trauma. To learn more about this initiative, visit Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre on which the Central Alberta CAC will be modeled.

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre has been serving our community for over 30 years and is desperately in need of more space to meet the needs of its clients. 

It is truly an honour for the SCDO 2017 to partner with these two great agencies. Proceeds from the event will go towards a facility that will be home to both organizations.

Todayville is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off.

President Todayville Inc., Former VP/GM CTV Edmonton, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Past Board Member United Way of Alberta Capital Region, Musician, Photographer.

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Lacombe’s “Chairs for Charity” exploding in popularity



Lacombe's chairs for charity

Thank you to NOWCO HOME HARDWARE IN LACOMBE for submitting this post


Nowco Home Hardware has organized Chairs for Charity for the 2ndyear and it will run from July 19-31. The project started last year as a collaboration of downtown businesses to decorate downtown during Lacombe Days and raise money for a local charity. In 2018, forty five downtown businesses each bought and painted a chair to raffle off. The chairs were left on display during the 4 days of Lacombe Days and over $3100 was raised for the lunch program at J.S. McCormick School.

This year Deanna Nowochin, who has spearheaded the event wanted things to be bigger and better, so all Lacombe businesses were invited to participate in the event. This year there will be 75 chairs on display around Lacombe from July 19-31. The event was extended this year to ensure there was ample time for people to hear about Chairs for Charity and purchase tickets. The charities benefitting from 2019’s project are Lacombe Minor Football and the breakfast program at Terrace Ridge School.

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This year we have 2000 tickets available, with a fundraising goal of $10,000. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each and can be purchased at any participating business. You can see a full list of participating businesses and photos of their chairs at www.chairsforcharitylacombe.comor by searching “Chairs for Charity Lacombe” on Facebook.

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Red Deer Westerner Days Parade Map



From The City of Red Deer

Road closures/transit disruptions during Westerner Days parade

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Roadways on the parade route will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and parking will not be permitted along the parade route. Use the 2019 parade map (pdf) to plan your route and find the best place to watch the parade.

Westerner Days Parade Map 2019

There will also be transit disruptions during the parade:

  •   The last departure from Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 8:45 a.m.
  •   The last arrival into Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 9:10 a.m.
  •   The first departure from Sorensen Station after the parade will be at 12:15 p.m.
  •   There will be no transit service during the parade with a couple of exceptions:

o Route 12 and 2A South Connector will continue to run from Bower Mallo Bolt will depart at 9:15 a.m. from 49 Avenue and 54 Street

Transit users can visit to look up schedules, get up to date departure times and see where buses are in real-time with GPS tracking

For more information about transit service, visit

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