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Photo club focuses on Arctic images

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If you’ve ever imagined grabbing your camera and heading off to photograph remote parts of the northern hemisphere, the Northwest Passage, Iceland or the remote Islands off of the shores of Scotland, the central Alberta photo club has a presentation you need to see.
Adventure Canada will share their experience photographing in Canada’s north and its coastlines. The company hosts tours on smaller cruise ships bringing photographers to shore via zodiacs.

“The club brings in different speakers to please the variety of individual needs of its members,” says Scotty Roxburgh, the club’s president, adding, “and we like to stimulate each level of photographer to move outside of their individual comfort zone.”

“Adventure Canada provides a variety of experts on their cruises to educate individuals about the remote areas they visit, professional photographers along with historians, marine biologists, culturalists, archaeologist, authors, artists,” Roxburgh said. He thinks the cruise will interest more than just the club members, so tickets for the March 3 presentations at Golden Circle event will also be available to the public at the door or online at http://centralalbertaphotographicsociety.com .

Dr, Scott Forsyth, is an expert landscape photographer and he’ll share how he creates images, demonstrate setting up and photographing in remote areas, discuss composition, available light and post processing to achieve great images. The session runs from 2 until 5 pm Saturday returning at 7 pm with David Newland sharing his experiences of travelling the Northwest Passage through his Story and Song, a musical and spoken-word performance of original songs, along with photographs, inspired by the sights and sounds of the Canadian Arctic.

Roxburgh’s club, the Central Alberta Photographic Society, goes by its acronym nickname, CAPS, and is having a banner year, providing and organizing compelling presenters and interesting and rewarding outings. Membership includes beginners and experts and all levels in between, all enthusiastic about capturing images of great experiences. Think snowy owls. X-country ski championships. Beautiful Alberta landscapes. Ice bubbles at Lake Abraham.

As members get comfortable with their cameras, getting that great shot gets more compelling; the opportunities to take interesting photos keep expanding and they get together for some really enjoyable and instructive activity. Often outside, in fresh air.

Last month, more than a dozen members of the club covered the 2018 Haywood Noram/Peavy Mart Western Canadian Championships at Riverbend, taking thousands of images and providing organizers and athletes with a collection of more than 3,000 moments captured. Roxburgh says he’s pleased with how well the membership gels socially this year with good attendance and lots of enthusiastic participation.

Details of the Adventure Canada and Northwest Passage in Story, Song and Photograph are available at http://centralalbertaphotographicsociety.com

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The Iron Society steps up to boost Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

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From the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation

Iron Society has Big Heart for giving back

Every fall for the last 7 years, a group of motorcycle riders drive up to the main entrance of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with a cheque in hand.
It’s a trip the members of Iron Society IRC look forward to every year, when they hand over the funds raised from their annual Big Hearts Charity Ride in July.
Since 2012, the Big Hearts Charity Ride has donated proceeds from their poker run to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s neonatal intensive care unit.
“We’ve all got kids. Let’s support local, our hospital needs help,” says Randy Hellmer. “When we sat down as a group of friends, we did a lot of research. The Foundation was one that kept coming back to us. Every dollar that we donate to the hospital goes to purchase equipment.”
Last summer, over 50 riders travelled more than 250 kilometres across Central Alberta. The ride attracts participants from all over and is family friendly and is not limited to just motorbikes. It’s not uncommon to see a couple of classic cars show up.
Iron Society IRC is a small but mighty group of 16 members that love giving back to the community. In addition to their annual Big Hearts ride, the group does a number of other charity events and supports other community causes. They love giving back to the community.
July 2020 is the 8th year for the Big Hearts Charity Ride: “When it comes to fundraising, the motorcycle community is very generous. It’s great to see people come out”.
Do you want to host your own fundraiser for our hospital? Visit our website for details on how we can help.

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I Did Everything the Family Nurse suggested and it Worked like Magic!

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Dionisio wasn’t feeling himself. He had very little energy, he was always sleepy and thirsty, he was craving sweets and needed to urinate often. When he described these symptoms to his doctor, the doctor sent him to the Family Nurse to review his lifestyle.

Dionisio listened to the nurse carefully and followed every suggestion. She suggested he make changes in his diet such as more fruits and vegetables, smaller portions, less treats and lots of other fine tuning. She also coached him on increasing exercise and exercising regularly.

He now uses the treadmill, bikes and lifts weights regularly and enjoys these activities. His goal was to lose at least 5 pounds with these changes, and he accomplished that. In a four-month period his hemoglobin A1C went from 16.6 to 6.5, a huge improvement in blood work and in how he feels.

Dionisio’s advice to anyone in a similar situation is, “To make change you have to follow the suggestions. That got me to where I want to be.”

Here are some other success stories from Red Deer Primary Care Network.

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