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No Stone Left Alone began as a promise

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No Stone Left Alone started as a promise made by a young girl to her mother in her last moments.

Her mother told her, “Please don’t forget me on Armistice Day.” It’s a request that then 12 year old, Maureen Bianchini was unsure of how to fulfill. “I remember thinking Armistice Day, what does she mean?”

In a series of 2 recent blogs, former CTV Edmonton Reporter and media consultant Serena Mah tells 2 compelling stories that resonate deeply on the eve of Remembrance Day. We hope you enjoy reading and learning about our rich history and the sacrifices made to ensure the freedom we enjoy today.

No Stone Left Alone by Serena Mah

Remembering Veterans Past and Present by Serena Mah 

No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization working directly with our Canadian Armed Forces, educators, and students across the country to honour our military fallen in the Fields of Honour across Canada.

They recognize the sacrifices of our military by placing a poppy on every headstone. Their goal is to educate and engage the next generation to raise awareness and funds for our Canadian veterans, serving soldiers and their families.

2017 marks the 7th annual commemoration ceremonies for No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation.

 

Read more from Serena Mah.

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President Todayville Inc., Honorary Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Director Canadian Forces Liaison Council (Alberta) musician, photographer, former VP/GM CTV Edmonton.

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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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