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Local artist donates time, talent, and passion to Red Deer Hospice Expansion



As soon as she walked into Red Deer Hospice that first time, Joyce Stewart knew she’d found a place to devote some of her volunteer efforts.  The long chats, the friendly hugs, and the loving compassion.. they’re all part of the compelling work that happens at Hospice.   Joyce, being an excellent baker was happy to lend some support in the kitchen.   But once the expansion began a few months back, it was clear they were going to have a few empty walls and that just didn’t feel right.  That’s when Stewart volunteered not just her time, but her passion for painting.

Click here to learn more about Red Deer Hospice Expansion

You can also support Hospice by purchasing a ticket for the 2019 “No Show Gala”… here are the details.

No Show Gala 2019

This year, with our expansion underway, we chose not to hold our traditional gala.
?Instead, show your support by not showing up! Purchase your $25 No Show Gala ticket today for a chance to win!
Only 4000 tickets printed    Draw Date: May 5, 2019, at Run/Hike for Hospice

Your $25 ticket purchase funds one hour of Hospice care AND provides a chance to win these prizes! ?


Grand Luxxe Condo

Seven day vacation in Nuevo Vallarta or the Mayan Riviera
(condo sleeps six and includes golf/ massage certificates, airfare not included)
Courtesy of Laser and Skin Care Medspa


Value $15,000


Calgary Stampede Concert for Twelve

Concert tickets, dinner and all beverages included for 12 guests
Courtesy of Calgary Sport & Entertainment Corporation


Value $10,000


Hockey Night in Canada for Four

Toronto Maple Leaf game & Hockey Night in Canada studio tour for four (includes airfare and $1,000 accommodation credit)
Courtesy of Ron & Cari MacLean
?Glover International Trucks & The Phone Experts



Value $5000


Courtesy of Calgary Sport & Entertainment Corporation
Early Bird Prize: Goal Judge Package for Four for Flames 2019 Season Opener!?
(Winner still eligible for Grand Prize draws.)
Early Bird Draw – February 1, 2019 at the Red Deer Hospice Society
?99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, AB

Restrictions apply to prizes. Tickets can only be sold or purchased within Alberta, Canada, and can only be purchased by those over 18 years of age. 
Read the Rules & Regulations here. AGLC Licence # 507662   
Grand prize draw will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre (6300 45 Ave Red Deer, AB)??


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Everyone’s invited to World Refugee Day Community Dinner




Please join us at our World Refugee Day Event on June 22nd from 4pm – 7pm. Speakers, entertainment, community dinner. Children’s activities. Come and welcome some of the people who came here under refugee status and make new friends.

We are commemorating the day on June 22 at Gaetz United Church – Pioneer Hall.

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to the refugees in our community. World Refugee Day offers an opportunity for everyone to show support for people forced to flee.

The event is free.

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Alberta paving the way for newcomers to get to work




From the Government of Alberta: Ensuring fairness for newcomers

Bill 11, the Fair Registration Practices Act, will help newcomers get their credentials recognized, so they can quickly get to work in their fields to help grow the economy and create jobs.

The act is a key part of the government’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan.

Highly trained immigrant professionals can sometimes spend years jumping through regulatory hoops while their skills atrophy.

This can result in a significant loss of economic productivity for the Alberta economy. If passed, the Fair Registration Practices Act would cut red tape, remove barriers, speed up the process where possible, hold professional bodies accountable, and increase fairness and transparency.

Our goal is to get all Albertans back to work. Too often, we hear stories of ‘doctors driving cabs’ syndrome – and we are taking action to make sure newcomers’ credentials are evaluated and assessed objectively and in a timely manner.” Jason Kenney, Premier

“It’s important for Alberta’s professional bodies to maintain high professional standards while allowing qualified newcomers to fully contribute to our economy. And not only that, giving newcomers the chance to pursue the careers they’ve trained for is, simply put, the right thing to do.” Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration

“The settlement sector in Alberta has been advocating for fair recognition of newcomer qualifications for decades. The proven detrimental impact of underemployment of newcomer professionals is felt not only within their own families, but throughout society as well. We are certain that fair recognition of credentials will improve the quality of life of all Albertans, and are grateful this legislation is being introduced so quickly by the new government.” Anila Lee Yuen, president & CEO, Centre for Newcomers

The proposed bill would:

  • Provide the authority to create a Fair Registration Practices Office.
  • Reduce the red tape associated with the assessment of foreign credentials.
  • Work with regulators to ensure registration practices are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.
  • Maintain Alberta’s high professional standards.

Bill 11 would require regulatory bodies to:

  • Assess applications and communicate assessment decisions within specific time frames for interim registration decisions and within reasonable time frames for final registration decisions.
  • Submit reports regarding fair registration practices to the minister responsible for the act.

“ASET is the regulator of engineering and geoscience technology practice in Alberta, and is committed to fully objective criteria for certification, and a level playing field for all applicants. Having long since adopted high standards of fairness in our admissions practices, ASET applauds the initiative for fair assessment of all applicants.” Barry Cavanaugh, CEO, Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta

If passed, the legislation would come into force on proclamation.

Quick facts

  • According to the Conference Board of Canada, Canadians would earn up to $17 billion more annually if their learning credentials were fully recognized.
    • Immigrants are the largest group, with an estimated 524,000 international credential holders affected by a lack of learning recognition.
  • Provinces such as Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia already have fairness legislation to ensure that professional regulatory organizations have fair registration practices.
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june, 2019

fri21jun(jun 21)6:30 pmwed03jul(jul 3)12:00 amTHE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL6:30 pm - (july 3) 12:00 am

sat22junmon01julEdmonton International Jazz Festival7:30 pm - (july 1) 9:15 pm

mon24jun1:30 pm4:00 pmWellness Recovery Action PlanningCanadian Mental Health Association1:30 pm - 4:00 pm