By Sheldon Spackman
Lacombe City Hall was the site of a special ceremony on Friday to kick-off the Royal Canadian Legion’s Lacombe Branch #79 annual Poppy Campaign.
Branch President Susan Churchill and Poppy Campaign Chair Barb Burnett presented the first poppy to Mayor Steve Christie who says “The citizens of Lacombe stand together with our fellow Canadians to honor the memory of all veterans who served our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that others may live in freedom. I encourage everyone to purchase a poppy and be part of this national campaign. ”
City officials say money donated during the campaign is placed in a public trust fund and is used to improve life for people in the community. Donations go toward four $1,000 educational bursaries for students attending École Lacombe Composite High School and Lacombe Christian High School. $5,000 has been donated so far this year to the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. Also, there are school and student prizes for the annual Remembrance Day Poster and Literary poem and essay contests, not to mention funding support for local community groups, based on an application process.
The poppy has been a symbol of remembrance to never forget those Canadians who have fallen in war and military support operations since 1921.
St. Joseph High School gets a head start on college degree
From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools: Student receives Certificate of Achievement in dual credit from Bow Valley College
Bria Lajeunesse is the first student from St. Joseph High School to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Dual Credit from Bow Valley College in Calgary. This award will be presented to her during the graduation ceremony.
Dual credit programs allow high school students to take a post-secondary course or a series of courses and earn both high school credits, as well as college/university credentials. The Certificate of Achievement in Dual Credit is awarded to students who have completed four post-secondary courses during high school.
“Bria is an amazing young lady who has worked extremely hard to achieve this honour. We are very proud of her and wish her the best of luck as she pursues her goals at university,” said Principal, Graeme Daniel at St. Joseph High School.
Lajeunesse began dual credit courses in Grade 10 and completed four courses connected to practical nursing throughout her time in high school. She averaged 91% in these four courses. “Bria is an outstanding student. We wish her the best of luck in her continued studies, where I know she will excel,” said Dual Credit Lead Teacher, Tracey Millar at St. Joseph High School.
Scott Subaru: Canada’s most environmentally friendly car dealership has opened in Red Deer
You should visit Scott Subaru Passive House even if you’re not in the market for a new ride
From Scott Subaru: IT’S HAPPENED!
We have moved into our new eco-friendly / energy efficient Passive House dealership and man are we happy! Although we are still in our ‘settling in’ process, we welcome you to come on down, have a nice hot beverage, and see just how big and beautiful this place is. We will be setting up a date for the Grand Opening once we have all our eggs in a cozy basket, so stay tuned for more information on that soon!
The Scott Subaru Passive House is inspired by our partner, Subaru of Indiana, the automotive manufacturer that has achieved zero landfill status! Using an already positioned building, we strategically dismantled it piece by piece and saved everything we could for reuse and donation. For example, furniture donated, wires and cables salvaged to be recycled, and windows saved for re-use else where. This is an incredibly energy efficient dealership that is estimated to cost less than $200/year to heat and cool!
Outside we have permeable pavement for the landscaping. This eco-friendly, sustainable pavement helps reduce storm water run off, protecting it from solids and pollutants that travel to drainage facilities, and naturally filters the storm water turning it to ground water. Engineered to keep the building pristine while minimizing our energy use and environmental impact. 🍃🌎♻️
Massive thanks to everyone who was involved in this project! Black Creek Developments Inc., Sublime Design Studio Inc., Peel Passive House, 908 Engineering, Lex 3 Engineering, Sable Electrical Services, Cover Architecture, Heron’s Nest Landscaping, and many more…!!
Our new location address is 6863 50 Avenue, Red Deer AB.
Learn more about Passive House here…
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