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Elizabeth Plumtree – A Lifetime of Achievement

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Elizabeth Plumtree passed away February 6.  This was originally posted on May 22, 2017

As we approach the 2017 Women of Excellence Awards, we take a look back at one of two recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Elizabeth Plumtree came to Red Deer with her husband, David in 1973.  It was through their joint decision to get involved in the community that she came to join a group of people who decided to establish a community wide Canada Day Celebration.  The same group worked to save the old Cronquist farmhouse.   With a core of volunteers, they moved it across a frozen Red Deer River to its current home at Bower Ponds.

Over the next three decades, Elizabeth tirelessly promoted Red Deer’s diversity and multiculturalism while showcasing the City’s pride in its own heritage through programs and events at Cronquist House such as the Bowers Pond Canada Day celebrations. Elizabeth Plumtree became the face and name behind the Cronquist House and turned it into the jewel of the City of Red Deer’s parks system it is today.

Now retired, Elizabeth has continued to provide leadership, guidance and experience to the Society as a board member and volunteer.  Here’s how Elizabeth grew from an interested new citizen into a committed leading citizen of Red Deer.

 

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Test your fitness while raising funds to remove financial barriers for family and youth programs

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YMCA of Northern Alberta Launches
“Move to Give” Campaign to Inspire the Community

Edmonton, Alberta, February 20 — YMCA of Northern Alberta is excited to announce a new event that will allow people to put their fitness to the test while raising funds for a great cause. 

Move to Give takes place April 4, 2020 at six different YMCA centres in Edmonton, Red Deer and Fort McMurray.

Everyone will have the opportunity to participate individually or as a team to complete either one three-hour indoor cycle challenge or choose from three one-hour fitness master classes, all while raising funds to provide life-changing experiences to those in need.

Funds raised at Move to Give will go towards removing financial barriers for individuals and families to get fitness memberships, for children to enroll in swim lessons or day camps, for youth to access programs that will equip them for success, for families to access emergency child care in times of need, or for individuals to participate in life-changing community outreach programs.

YMCA of Northern Alberta is proud to partner with ENMAX to put on this event. Both organizations believe in powering the potential of people and are excited for the ways Move to Give will help build strong kids, healthy families and thriving communities.

“ENMAX is proud to partner with the YMCA of Northern Alberta for this event,” said Diana Stephenson, Vice President Public Affairs, ENMAX. “Move to Give enables participants to put their own power behind the YMCA’s cause, and we’re excited to see how the communities of Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Red Deer will come together to help their communities thrive.”

Registration for Move to Give is now open.
Visit northernalberta.ymca.ca/movetogive to create your team and get started!
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ABOUT YMCA of NORTHERN ALBERTA
YMCA of Northern Alberta is a registered charity dedicated to building healthy communities since 1907. From supporting people in their health and wellness to providing important community outreach programs, the YMCA of Northern Alberta works to support strong kids, healthy families, and thriving communities.
northernalberta.ymca.ca.
ABOUT ENMAX CORPORATION
Through its subsidiaries, Enmax makes, moves and sells electricity to residential, small business and large commercial customers and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. ENMAX Power Corporation owns and operates transmission and distribution infrastructure in Calgary and ENMAX Energy Corporation owns diverse generation facilities throughout the province. Through its subsidiaries, ENMAX offers a range of innovative energy solutions to over 667,700 customers across Alberta including electricity, natural gas, renewable energy and other services.
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Thursday Charity Lunch at Messinger Meats to support Turning Point

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From Mercedes Messinger at Messinger Meats

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen

Another Charity Lunch in February for Turning Point is coming up.  Thank you very much for all your ongoing support.  Let your friends, family, colleges and business partners  know.
The biggest THANK YOU to the Chamber of Commerce for  ordering 28 catered Lunches from us!
Our Menu Thursday, February 20
1. Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
2. Bourbon Orange Cream Chicken Thighs
3. Mediterranean Meatloaf Roulade
4. Cordon bleu
5. Italian Shepherd’s Pie
6. Beef Ribs braised
7. Porchetta
9. Creamy Pasta Meatball Primavera
10. Soup & French Baguette Sandwich Special
11. Hungarian Gulasch Soup
12. Mexican Bean Soup

About Turning Point

For over 30 years Turning Point Society (formerly the Central Alberta AIDS Network Society) has been responding to the health needs of communities using a harm reduction approach. Simply put harm reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that aim primarily to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of risk taking behaviors such as drug use.
We hope to see you
Kind regards,
Mercedes Messinger
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thu20feb(feb 20)10:00 amsun23(feb 23)4:00 pmRed Deer RV Show10:00 am - 4:00 pm (23)

tue25feb5:30 pm7:30 pmDiabetes Discussion Drop InLearn about Type 2 diabetes5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

wed26feb7:30 pm11:00 pmCeltic Illusiion7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

thu27feb5:30 pm7:00 pmMonthly Mindfulness Drop-In5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

fri28febsun01mar54th Annual Sport & Outdoor Show4:00 pm - (march 1) 9:00 pm

fri28feb6:00 pm11:00 pmFriday Family DanceFamily Dance6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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