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Jock Mackenzie at the Farmers Market – Profiles a popular local food truck and a local artisan.



Someone in my youth used to say, “What I know about that would fill a thimble and leave room for a bag lunch.” The essence of that statement is applicable to much of my life. Maybe it’s because I don’t get out much, or maybe it’s because I don’t ask enough questions. This week I learned about tiny bites and bars.

My trips to Red Deer’s Farmers’ Market have been quite educational because I’ve started asking questions. I started at the Lil’ Orbits Mini-Donut food truck. I’d never had one–ever. Sixty-nine years without a mini-donut. Too soon old, too late smart! Owner/operator Shea Volk filled me in and then I tasted these couldn’t-be-fresher little miracles. Wow!

My second stop was at Sarah Jane’s Sensibles. I’m a New Age kind of guy so her display of homemade soaps caught my attention. The display is eye-catching! A fellow market-goer stopped at the booth/tent just before me and expressed the thought that the samples were so colourful and decorative she thought they might be candy. Well, I’ve had soap in my mouth before and it’s not a fond memory. But I bought the coffee-scented bar and am test driving it now.

Please check out the video.

Next week, I’d like to chat with the Cinnamon Bun folks and possibly some jewellery makers. Goodies and glitter.

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Women Leading Change is back! Sign up for this one-day professional development event for women in business



Check out this video and send this post to your friends and the business women in your life who are leading change!

This one-day professional development day features a variety of workshops, networking, great food, and an inspiring guest speaker.  All for just $100.00!

Topics include HR, Social Media, Marketing, Accounting, Legal, Finance and more!  It’s also a fantastic place to network and enjoy some great food together.

Guest speaker is Canadian Paralympic Swimmer Tammy Cunnington, a Parapan American Games Medalist, Rio 2016 Paralympian, & Women of Excellence award winner.

Women Leading Change is a partnership with BDC, RSM Canada and the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce


Women Leading Change

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM MDT

Welikoklad Centre – Red Deer

4922 49 St Red Deer AB T4N 1V3


For Information contact Shelley Hanlan 403-347-4491 Send Email

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Because things can get ugly out there.



Rain, Rain go away!

As much as we don’t want to think about what’s next after this rainy summer, reality will eventually set in and ‘old man you know what’ will be here.  In an effort to get ahead of it, make sure that your 2nd largest purchase in your life is protected in the areas that you cannot access to take care of!

Protection makes sense.

Make sure that your undercarriage is protected from the harsh elements on the road such as salts, ice, snow, rocks and dirt. What can be done?

  1. We put your vehicle up on a hoist and spray the undercarriage of the vehicle with undercoat. This not only protects it from these elements and ensures that your undercarriage doesn’t rust, but also acts as  sound dampening from road noise.
  2. Another option that we offer is to apply a rust inhibitor in between the panels of your vehicle. We spray the rust inhibitor in your doors, quarter panels, trunk and hood. Moisture gets in between these panels from rain or when we wash our vehicles. This seals off the inside of the panel to make sure that the moisture doesn’t come in contact with the sheet metal. The benefit of this is that you won’t get rust on the common areas of your vehicle such as around your wheel wells, corners of the doors, and on the seams of the hood.

Protecting your vehicle with these products accomplishes two things:

  1. Keep your vehicle looking newer while you own it.
  2. Help to create resale value when you choose to trade it in or sell it.

They are the most common products that we apply to vehicles and for good reason. Albertans know how harsh our winters are, and how long we seem to have rocks/gravel/sand on our roads. Protecting your investment just only makes sense!

Please visit our Finance office for pricing information or with any questions that you may have regarding these products.

Cheryl Sundgaard – Finance Director –

403.343.6633  |


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