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One of Canada’s most popular speakers, General Rick Hillier at Red Deer fundraiser


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Submitted by The Outreach Centre

Regimental Dining In to celebrate 150 year anniversary of RCMP

In 2023, the RCMP will mark 150 years of service to the public and security of our country. To celebrate the occasion, a Regimental Dining In will take place on Monday, January 23 at the Red Deer Resort & Casino.

The event includes dinner and a silent auction. In attendance will be special guest General Rick Hillier (Retd), one of Canada’s Top 5 Speakers. Former Chief of Defense Staff of Canada, General Hillier oversaw Canada’s most important mission in Afghanistan. General Hillier was the Chair of the Ontario Covid-19 Task Force, and currently serves as the Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress’ Strategic Advisory Council.

“It is an honour to support The Outreach Centre in this manner as we also celebrate RCMP’s 150th anniversary,” says Supt. Holly Glassford. “As we serve our community, we see the incredible value The Outreach Centre provides to our most vulnerable.”

Proceeds from this event will go towards the programs and services offered at The Outreach Centre in Red Deer. The Outreach Centre serves individuals and families across central Alberta, supporting them in their pursuit of healthy relationships, mental health wellbeing, housing stability and self-sufficiency. “I have had the pleasure of working with RCMP and in particular the Red Deer Detachment for the past fifteen years”, says Ian Wheeliker, Executive Director of The Outreach Centre. ”The RCMP have played a central role in the coordinated response to domestic violence. Their dedication and commitment to public safety and community partnerships is very much appreciated. Congratulations to the RCMP on your 150 Anniversary and I look forward to seeing you all at the Dining In event.”

Tables of 8 are available for $1500 and can be purchased by calling Ray McBeth or Myles Peake at 403.347.2480.

To stay up to date with The Outreach Centre, visit or go to our Facebook page.

Working to end family violence and poverty by supporting people in their pursuit of a safer, healthier more secure life.

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Share a special night with Great Big Sea’s Sean McCann this Saturday for the Child Advocacy Centre

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Tickets selling fast for Séan McCann – Sing, Share, Survive
In support of the CACAC
Séan McCann from Great Big Sea will be performing in support of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre this Saturday, February 4th! 

Tickets are selling fast! In this powerful live music and storytelling event, you’ll learn the meaning of resiliency. Séan will be joined by special guest Sheldon Kennedy for this special performance!

Get your tickets today!
Tickets are $50 each through Red Deer Polytechnic ticket office.
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About Séan McCann – 

A survivor of sexual abuse as a teenager, Séan has spent the last ten years touring North America as a musical keynote speaker, singing and sharing his story with theatre audiences, front line workers, teachers, students, patients, inmates, veterans, and anyone who has struggled with their mental health. Séan believes that music is medicine and a song is never more powerful than when it is sung with a friend.

As part of this event, the CACAC is benefiting from an
online silent art auction, operated by JRADCLIFFE  Auctioneering.

These artworks were created and curated by Kathryn Fellowsand donated to this auction in her memory by her daughter Sharon Moffat.

Watch on social media for a link to this auction, which opens on February 4th.

We’re building a path forward for victims of child abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation. The Centre of Excellence will house many partners in one building, including teams from Alberta Health Services, RCMP, and the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre. 

We’ve created a strategic partnership with Red Deer Polytechnic to build this innovative centre right here in the heart of Central Alberta on RDP land.

Consider becoming a monthly donor today!
Your monthly contribution will help us #BuildtheFuture of healing, advocacy, and prevention. Click the button below, and select “recurring” to set up your monthly contribution to the Centre of Excellence. 
Help us build the future…so every child can have a bright one.
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Empowered, Happy and Healthy

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Michelle lost a kidney to cancer 20 years ago. Her blood pressure has been challenging to keep in a healthy range since. A busy life with little focus on healthy got her in trouble. In late December 2020, she ended up in emergency with extremely high blood pressure in the 200/150 range and a blood sugar of 25. She was very sick. She had a second similar episode in January. At that time, she was let go from her job. This turned out to be the best thing that happened as she now had time to focus on her health.

The RDPCN family nurse recommended she attend Diabetes the Basics as well as providing her with ongoing one-to-one support for several months. She also got connected to a weight management program, supervised exercise and Heartwise.

Fast forward to 18 months, she has decreased her clothing size from 20 to 14. Her blood sugar is now 7 and her blood pressure is in the range of 138/95. Great improvements!

She is back to work. She walks about an hour per day and she feels amazing! She has used the portion control plate to help improve her eating habits. She is eating way better and enjoying it. One thing she could not give up was Pepsi. She used to have at least 3 cans per day. Now she uses Diet Pepsi in much smaller volumes, but she cannot get by without some Pepsi. Long-lasting insulin and using the Libre sensor have been great tools to help her live healthily. She feels very empowered, happy and healthy!!

Learn more about the Red Deer Primary Care Network. Click here. 

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