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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., Former VP/GM CTV Edmonton, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Past Board Member United Way of Alberta Capital Region, Musician, Photographer.

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    As Hair Massacure Returns for Another Year, Here’s A Moving Look at How it Began

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  • On February 22, 2019, thousands of heads will be shaved in honour of the journey of sick children losing their hair due to chemotherapy.

    People will gather once again at the Toyota Mayfield Ice Palace at West Edmonton Mall to collectively shave their heads, raising money in support of Albertans facing cancer.

    The Hair Massacure is founded, supported and organized by The MacDonald Family, in honour of their daughter Kali, a childhood cancer survivor.

    The MacDonald family partners once again with the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and supports Terry Fox Profyle, a Pediatric cancer research project.

    With the support of their partners, the family plans to scale Hair Massacure to the national level with the support of the Children’s Wish Foundation, continuing to raise funding for pediatric cancer research and for children with life threatening illnesses.

    Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

    Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is a 100% Canadian charity that grants the single-most heartfelt wishes of Canadian children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Every wish is as unique as the child making it.  In Alberta and the NWT, we grant a Wish every three days and approve around 180 new Wishes each year. Wish referrals can be made by anyone who has a child in their lives between the ages of 3-17 and meets the medical criteria. Become a supporter of the largest Wish granting organization in Canada today!

    Terry Fox Profyle

    For the first time in Canadian history, more than 30 pediatric cancer research and funding organizations have joined forces through Terry Fox PROFYLE, a pan-Canadian project to give children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer. Short for PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE, the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) and these research and funding partners are working and fundraising together under a unique partnership that to date is providing a total of $16.4 million to molecularly profile the tumours of these patients, no matter where they live in Canada. For example, if Terry Fox had been diagnosed with cancer today, he would have been eligible for PROFYLE when the tumour returned and spread to his lungs. A $5-million investment by TFRI is the catalyst bringing together top scientists and clinicians, research centres, cancer charities and foundations at children’s hospitals across the country to create new hope for young people who need it the most.

    Video produced by Storyteller Productions .


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    Attention Culture Organizations! Grants for Culture Days are now available

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  • From the Province of Alberta

    Communities and organizations are invited to apply for funding to host Alberta Culture Days events to showcase their arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit.

    Albertans have the chance to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture in their communities during Alberta Culture Days, Sept. 27–29.

    “Our government is proud to support Alberta’s vibrant culture. Alberta Culture Days help us all better understand the arts, culture, diversity and community spirit in our province. Last year was one of our best yet, and we’re excited to see what 2019 brings. I encourage all communities and organizations to apply for an Alberta Culture Days grant to share their art, music, history and food this September.”

    Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism

    Applications can be downloaded from the Alberta Culture Days grant website and submitted via mail. The deadline to apply is April 4.

    Grants are open to cultural organizations, non-profit groups, venues and facilities, school and community groups, First Nation and Métis settlements, and post-secondary institutions. Eligible community organizations can apply for one of the following:

    • up to $10,000 for three days of programming as a Feature Celebration Site
    • up to $5,000 for two days of programming as a Host Celebration Site
    • up to $1,000 for one day of programming as a Pop Up Celebration Site

    Last year, 471 events took place in 56 communities giving thousands of Albertans access to events to celebrate our culture, diversity and community spirit.

    Alberta Culture Days is part of the National Culture Days initiative, where millions of people across Canada participate in Culture Days activities and programs.


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