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Lacombe Generals Need Your Help To Get To National Championship


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By Sheldon Spackman

The Lacombe Generals have launched a Go Fund Me Campaign to help pay for the cost of travelling to the Allan Cup in New Brunswick next week.  As Jeff McInnis explains, the team is a victim of it’s own success.  A string of provincial and regional championships means a massive travel bill at the end of every season.   The 2017 tournament runs from April 10th to 15th and the Generals are one of six teams competing in the annual event.  The Generals are Alberta Senior Men’s AAA hockey champs and earned the right to represent the Pacific Region in Boutouche, New Brunswick.

Although it’s been a successful season on the ice for the Generals after moving from Bentley to Lacombe last year, it’s still been a challenging one financially. A trip to the east coast comes at a high cost for the Generals and they’re looking to raise $10,000 or more with this campaign.

Team officials site the economic downturn and the loss of some key sponsors as factors that have led to this situation. The cost of flying a team of 28 players plus staff and gear to New Brunswick, as well as paying for meals and hotel rooms is roughly $2,000+ per round trip and does not include players equipment. It leaves the team in the hole by over $20,000.

Officials add “We are simply asking for any type of contribution that you can provide to help us get to Bouctouche, NB and be able to represent our town and Province to the best of our abilities.  We appreciate all of our fans and and sponsors that have stuck with us and stand by us.  We would not be able to be where we are without your support!”

Click here to show your support for the Generals!

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Health Basics was my Kick Start to a Healthier Weight

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Editor’s note: The concepts outlined in this article are important and can be adapted to our current isolated lifestyle.

Health Basics was my Kick Start to a Healthier Weight

I am a retired nurse so I know quite a bit about living healthy. However over my last year of work, I had a sedentary job and I felt tired so I did not put as much energy into my own lifestyle and my weight crept up. I was getting a lot of heartburn and I knew weight loss and lifestyle are the first line treatment.

So, after I retired I asked my doctor to send me to Health Basics. It was good to go every week, to have to be accountable, to have others to discuss my choices with as well as to pick up on things from class that I had let slide. I went through the 8 week program and lost 9 pounds. As I know how important it is to continue living healthy and be accountable to myself, I rejoined TOPS which I was a member of a number of years ago. I also continued with exercise classes and yoga at the Golden Circle and now I am down 17 pounds just over 4 months after I started down this path. I am feeling great: stronger, fitter and I have almost no heartburn. Health Basics has helped me to enjoy retirement!”

PS: “I knew Health Basics is a great kick start on healthy living as my husband had attended it years ago when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He followed the class recommendations and has lost more than 75 pounds over the years and feels great too.”

As always Red Deer PCN is here to support your health and wellness. Call 403.343.9100.  Mental Health Counsellors are available for therapy and other concerns.

James: Good information is the miracle drug


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Family Nature Night at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre!

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From The Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Whooo’s ready for an Adventure? 🦉

Join Nature Alberta on July 13th, 2022 at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 – 45 Avenue Red Deer for their first Family Nature Night of the year!
We’ll learn all about Incredible Ecosystems by taking guided tours of Kerry Wood Nature Centre, investigating the difference between antlers and horns with the Red Deer River Naturalists, and meeting a live Great Horned Owl with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre.
Registration starts at 6:00 p.m., event at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Come early to register your spot as we can only accomodate a limited number of families. Will run rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, notice of cancellation will be posted on our facebook page,
This is a free event, although donations are appreciated.
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