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On Thursday… Dine Out for Learning!


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From the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta – Red Deer Chapter

Our 6th Annual Restaurant Fundraiser

It’s Easy to Donate – Just Eat at a Participating Restaurant!

On March 7, 2019, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner – eat in, take out or delivery – at a participating restaurant and 10% of your bill for food and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding tax and tip) will automatically be donated to the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Red Deer Chapter.

All you have to do is eat and enjoy! And why not take a pic of your plate yourself or your group, and share it to our Facebook or Twitter page. Bonus marks for including a DOFL table card or poster in the pic!

Thank you to all restaurants for supporting Dine Out for Learning! We encourage everyone in Red Deer and area to support these restaurants – and what a lot to choose from!

Go for your favourites, or try something NEW for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night!

2019 Participating Restaurants

(check back for updates!)

Hours for
March 7
Type of Food Area
ABC Country Restaurant 7AM
– 9PM
Wide menu
for all tastes!
Addy’s Middle Eastern
– 8PM
Bedford Food Company 11AM
– 8PM
Poutine, Donairs,
Pitas, Bowls,
Burger Boy 7:30AM
– 10PM
Enjoy breakfast,
Red Deer’s
“Best Burger”
or a home made
milk shake
Cora’s 6AM
– 3PM
Famous for
Famoso Neapolitan
– 10PM
Fun & authentic
Italian dishes
It’s All Greek To Me 11AM –
4PM –
Greek specialties
in a family run
Las Palmeras 11:30AM
– 9PM
Mexican food
and drink
Mam’s Mai Thai
Family Restaurant
– 9PM
Thai specialties Johnstone
Meeting Waters
Coffee + Roastery
– 5PM
Coffee House River
Messinger Meats 8AM
– 6PM
Mr. Mike’s 11AM
– 11PM
Piccolo Pizza
and Pasta,
– 11PM
Italian pizza,
pasta & more
State and Main 11AM
– 12AM
Kitchen & Bar, Sign
of Good Times
State and Main 11AM
– 12AM
Kitchen & Bar, the
Sign of Good Times
Tasty Bites 11AM
Afghan, Indian
& Western
The Hideout
Eats and Beats
– 11PM
Family friendly
Eats and Live
Local Beats
Western Pizza 11AM –
“Red Deer’s
Best Pizza”

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Red Deer family rocked by cancer diagnosis seeks support from the community

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From the Facebook page of Nicole Maurier

With permission from Abby Marie Maurier I am reaching out to you today to let you know that my beautiful daughter Abigail has just been diagnosed with cancer. She has Lymphoma, which is cancer of the lymphatic system and she also has a large mass on her right lung.
What I’m asking for is a variety of support in these ways:
1. Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with cancer, specifically Lymphoma and do you have information you can share about treatement, top clinics etc.
2. Are you someone that has information that you can share towards her holistic healing? She will require postive lifestyle changes such as nutrition, meditative yoga, massage, etc.
3. Can you help support Abigail’s journey by contributing towards her fundraiser in order to help her prior to treatments, during and afterwards.
4. Your prayers, intentions, love and support is greatly appreciated
5. Please share this post so we can reach as many supporters as possible
I am a warrior Mama Bear on a mission to heal my daughter and I won’t stop at anything. I believe healing is possible, I believe in the power of community and love and I believe that together, all of us will help heal her in some special way.

From GoFundMe

Hello, my name is Nicole and I am fundraising for my beautiful daughter Abigail. Abigail was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma, which is cancer cells in the lymph system, and she also has a large mass on her right lung.
She is a young beautiful woman, age 24 and she graduated as a Cardio Tech in 2021 and has been enjoying her work at the hospital tending to cardio patients with the utmost love and care. She has just started her journey in life, residing with her long-term boyfriend Gus in their home with their 2 bunnies, Biggie and Peaches. Abigail also has a dog named Kyah, who is with her in the photo.
Anyone who has been blessed to cross paths with Abigail knows how special she is. She radiates light and love where ever she goes and has a heart of gold. Ever since she was a baby, I have called her my earth angel.
With her recent diagnosis and as her mother, I am asking for your help to please contribute what you can towards her journey with cancer. The funds will be used to allow her to take time off work and focus on her health and treatment. We are looking into a variety of cancer clinics in order to offer her the best outcome possible because she is so deserving of a life of longevity and living cancer free.
Another important part of Abigail’s healing is providing her with proper nutrients, wholesome foods, meditative yoga, massage therapy and other holistic treatments to strengthen her body which the funding will help support.
Your contribution is received with gratitude and appreciation and I thank you with all of my heart for your donation to help my daughter.
Nicole Maurier
Red Deer, AB
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Business leaders decide it’s time to reduce the number of homeless in Red Deer

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News release from the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce to form Task Force on Homelessness in Red Deer

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce will be convening a Task Force of community and business leaders to address the issues of homelessness and identify actionable steps which can be taken to tackle this generational challenge in Red Deer.

“With the release of the City of Red Deer’s Point in Time (PIT) Report on homelessness last week we are very concerned and disappointed with the effectiveness of the strategies currently in place, and the urgency by which we need to turn this situation around within our city,” commented Scott Robinson CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce. “Clearly our current strategies are not enough, and we need to elevate the urgency by which we get things done to reduce the number of citizens who are without a place to live. The growing number of people who are homeless is not sustainable and is impacting on our sense of pride, safety and attractiveness of our city to business and industry.”

“We will share more about this Task Force and the next steps in the coming weeks. Time has run out to act with conviction, courage, and clarity. Our community and citizens deserve that from our community leaders, and we are ready to bring the business community and the urgency required to the table.”

Over the next 60 days, the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce will be reaching out to its business and social agency partners to build the Task Force on homelessness and establish a strategy to address the critical steps that need to be taken to reverse the trends and further our community’s vision as a vibrant and healthy city.

Matt Cassidy, Chamber Board President. remarked “Our Chamber is positioned to be the collaborative leader in connecting our business community, social agencies, and elected officials together, to find tangible progress on this complex issue. All businesses rely on the vibrancy of our community as they strive to be sustainable, innovative, or grow, and the results of the PIT Report indicate that we need to do much more. This task force will help hold our leaders accountable for the actionable progress needed and engage one another effectively.”

“In speaking with our membership, and those working closely with the vulnerable populations there are best practices and models for delivery that are successful in other parts of the world that we need to start  implementing” says Robinson. In addition, we need to look at ways that our private sector can get more involved and bring their expertise and strategic thinking to the table. As a collaborative community we also need to ensure that governments at all levels are delivering on their promises of affordable housing and eliminating barriers to expediting these investments.

Established in 1894 the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, collaborative business leader representing over 825 member businesses. As one of Red Deer’s oldest and most established membership organizations we are striving to build a vibrant community that fosters an environment where businesses can lead, be innovative, sustainable, and grow.

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