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MS Society To Benefit From This Weekend’s Spring Fever Run!


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By Sheldon Spackman

The Central Alberta Chapter of the MS Society of Canada stands to benefit from a Spring Fever Run taking place in Red Deer this weekend. The April 22nd event is being hosted by Blitz Events and is a 5 or 10 K run that people of all abilities are encouraged to take part in and raise money for the organization. The MS Society serves roughly 14 thousand Central Albertans through it’s programs.

Officials say this is an inexpensive chip timed event, giving runners the opportunity to receive a race bib, timing chip and water at the finish line. You pay only $30 to run, $10 of which will be donated to the MS Society of Central Alberta. Registrations begin at 8:30 am, while the 10K race starts at 10 and the 5k at 10:10 am. The event should wrap up by 12:30 pm.

Christine Caddell from Blitz Events says 147 people have registered for the event so far, with nearly $460 raised. She points out 30 volunteers have also come forward to help out with the day’s events and fundraising campaign. Caddell adds that Blitz is also organizing a Roundup Run and Oktoberfest Run in Red Deer later this year as well.

Click here to Register or for more Spring Fever Race details!

The MS Society of Canada – Central Alberta Chapter and Blitz Events would like to Thank the following Sponsors in helping to make this event possible:

Westerner Park, Little John’s Portable Toilet Rentals, Good Life Fitness, Jugo Juice, Participaction and 80/150.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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