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Never Grow Up! Celebrating the 12th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival

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Join Family Services of Central Alberta in celebrating the 12th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival on June 1st and 2nd at the beautiful Recreation Park, Red Deer. In the 12 years since its inception, the Central Alberta Children’s Festival has been dedicated to providing a fun and exciting outlet for children and people of all ages to let loose and celebrate the kid in all of us.

This year is looking to be our biggest festival yet with over 7000 guests anticipated to attend with school groups from across Central Alberta. The festival’s mission is to bring thrilling entertainment to children and families through performing arts, and allow our guests to be involved and engaged at the lowest possible cost. With the support of our many community partners the park will be full of lots of new interactive fun!

Admission is $6.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of four, with weekend family passes also available at $30.00. Tickets will be purchased at the gate and include access to all of the festival’s fun activities and excellent live entertainment. In addition to the FREE Family Barbeque Night on Friday June 1st that is included with admission, there will be plenty of healthy snacks and water available throughout the festival.

The Central Alberta Children’s Festival welcomes kids ages 0 – 99!

The festival’s wide variety of activities and entertainment includes: jumbo size games, huge inflatables, face painting, plenty of healthy snacks and water (bring a bottle!), as well as featured entertainers and special guests like the Juno Award winning Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales, The Purple Pirate, the Triple HS Band, the Red Deer Royals, and many more.

The 12th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival is made possible by the wonderful support of our generous donors and sponsors.

Come on out to The Central Alberta Children’s Festival to celebrate the wonder of childhood!

For more information on the festival visit www.centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca? ?FSCA Executive Director, Judy Scott can be contacted at 403-309-8222 or by email at [email protected]

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Winners announced for Red Deer Hospital Lottery

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The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation has announced the winners of the 2024 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home and Tiny Home prize packages, as well as the Mega Bucks 50.

The Mega Bucks 50 jackpot reached $607,200.00, which makes Carolyn Pelerine of Cochrane, Alberta the winner of $303,600.00.

In addition, the luxurious Tree Hugger Tiny Home Prize Package, complete with accessories by Urban Barn and valued at $163,798.00, is now owned by Mary Vincent of Red Deer.

The coveted Sorento Dream Home Prize Package, which includes furnishings and accessories by Urban Barn and boasts a total value of $1,072,624.00, has been awarded to Maxine Rumohr of Sylvan Lake.

The highly anticipated draw took place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation office, located within the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, with an announcement following live on Facebook, allowing participants and supporters to join in the excitement virtually.

“We are delighted to congratulate the winners of this year’s Red Deer Hospital Lottery,” said Manon Therriault, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. “The funds raised from this lottery will significantly contribute to enhancing patient care and services at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated and supported this important cause.”

Proceeds from the Red Deer Hospital Lottery and Mega Bucks 50 will contribute to acquiring critically needed, state-of-the-art equipment for several units at the Red Deer Hospital.

This year’s lottery will fund equipment such as a phototherapy system, which allows parents to hold and soothe their infant while undergoing phototherapy, a cardiology case cart to monitor cardiac rhythms during stress testing, and other equipment to help provide excellent care for patients in the emergency and operating rooms at the Red Deer Hospital.

The winners of a variety of electronics were also drawn today. A full list of winners will be available in the coming days on the official lottery website at reddeerhospitallottery.ca. Prize winners who have not already been notified will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their prizes.

The keys to the Sorento Dream Home and the Tree Hugger Tiny Home will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony this summer.

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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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