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Local Immigrants Learning To Skate!

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By Sheldon Spackman

Immigrants to Central Alberta are learning to skate this Holiday Season. Thanks to a partnership between the Central Alberta Refugee Effort, City of Red Deer, Red Deer RCMP and Red Deer Pond Hockey, local immigrants are getting the chance over the next few days to strap on some blades and glide!

The “Learn To Skate” program runs December 28-30th from 1-4pm at the G.H. Dawe Arena on December 28th, Bower Ponds December 29th and the Westpark Outdoor Rink on Friday, December 30th.

“Learn To Skate” offers immigrant youth from 10-19 years old, the chance to learn a great Canadian past time and is a free event with all equipment provided.

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Photo credit Lindsay Wiebe

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Kipp Scott’s Top 7 Winter Car Care Tips

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Getting your winter tires put on is something we generally think about as a way to prepare our vehicle for winter weather but is that the only thing you can do to avoid being in an accident this winter?

Here are 7 tips to help you keep your vehicle in top-notch condition this winter:

1. Make sure you check your wiper blades. Wiper blades usually have a lifespan of a year; however, it is always recommended to get a new pair for the winter months.

2. Check your battery. Batteries have a harder time operating during the winter months than they do during the summer. If your battery is already weak during the summer, it could quickly could turn into a dead battery as soon as the temperature drops.

3. We put antifreeze in our cars for two reasons – one is to keep the engine from overheating and the other is to protect the engine block from cracking during extreme cold.

4. For every 10 degrees of temperature drop, tires will drop 1-2 pounds of pressure. It is important to keep your tires within the recommended PSI to maintain traction, handling and durability.

5. Wax the Headlights and the Taillights! Unnecessary little detail? Think again. Did you know that the slippery surface which results after waxing the lights makes it less likely for an icy coat to build up on them? This helps make it easier and quicker for you to clear your car after a night-long snowstorm and, also makes your vehicle more visible to other drivers.

6. Windshields get dirty very quickly on those wet wintery roads and you can go through fluid very fast. Make sure you top it up regularly and have an extra jug on hand, in case you run out.

7. Use full synthetic oil. Synthetic motor oil’s main reason for working so well in the winter is because of its abilities to withstand the extreme temperatures. The chemical makeup of synthetic oil makes it much less likely to congeal or freeze up.

Our highly qualified technicians are always happy to provide you with exceptional service in a timely manner. Allow them to demonstrate our commitment to excellence –

Call to book 403.343.6633 or book your appointment at kippscott.ca

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245 Wish Lists – Help us find the people who can adopt a family this Christmas

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To date, The Outreach Centre has received 245 wish lists for children through our Adopt-A-Family program.

It’s a difficult time of year for many.

The Outreach Centre provides assistance throughout the year to families when they are most in need. With a focus on the Christmas season, the program takes care of single parent families who are struggling and require extra help to provide for their family. Annually, sponsors in the community, through the Adopt-A-Family program, have shared the spirit of Christmas with families in Central Alberta by providing gifts under the tree, special treats and a holiday meal to share.

We welcome the support of our community in sharing with those less fortunate. There are a few ways you can help support those in need. Please visit our website for considerations.

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