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Red Deer City Soccer Hosts Record Breaking Tournament

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    Red Deer City Soccer Association held its annual Indoor tournament on the Family Day weekend. This year, the Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express Family Day Tournament attracted over 100 teams from all around Alberta.

    “This was a record breaking year for us and the biggest indoor tournament in our 30 years’ history”, said Ado Sarcevic, General Manager for RDCSA. “We are very proud of this accomplishment, not just for us but also being able to support the local economy in these hard times.”

    The tournament took place at two locations, boarded tier 3 and tier 4 divisions from U10-U16 was held at Collicutt Centre, non-boarded tier 1 and tier 2 divisions from U11-U18 was held at Westerner Park where RDCSA has two 7v7 non-boarded fields.

    Besides being successful off the field, RDCSA’s competitive club Renegades did extremely well in the Tournament.

    “We had two select teams in U10 Boys, one select team in U10 Girls division and they did very well, recording two wins and a tie each”, said Sarcevic. “This is the best we had in this category in a long time.” U10’s played boarded games at the Collicutt.

    Non-boarded Renegades teams faced very strong competition but managed to get great results:

    • U15 Girls T2 team competed in U16T2 division and won Gold.
    • U17 Boys T1 played in U18 division and won Gold.
    • U11 Boys team was in U12 T2 division finishing second and winning Silver.
    • U12 Boys and U13 Boys won Bronze and their respected age groups.
    • U15 Boys T2, U17 Boys T2 and U11 Girls fought hard and finished 4th in their divisions.

    RDCSA’s registration for outdoor City and Competitive programs started February 1st. Renegades tryouts will be held the week of March 13th at Westerner Agricentre Lions field.

    For more information on all programs please visit http://www.rdcsa.com/Default.asp?id=home&l=1 or call the soccer office at 403-346-4259.


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    Central Alberta family looking for someone to be their Easter Miracle

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  • This post has been submitted by the mother of a young Central Alberta father.  He moved to Calgary years ago to be closer to medical care.   His wife grew up in Sylvan Lake and Lacombe.  Together they’re raising 2 children and unfortunately their future is uncertain.  

    From Julie. 

    You may or may not have seen a desperate plea from a Central Alberta family trying to save a loved one’s life.  This is the kind of situation that requires a really large number of people to help out.  You never know who’s going to step forward and become someone’s hero.  The key is, they have to know about the situation before they can act on it.  So.. here’s a bit of information about this

    Alex’s Journey

    Having a baby is supposed to be a wonderful time in your life. Alex was born looking healthy; however, it all went wrong for him at 22 months of age.

    After being rushed by his Father and I by car to our nearby city hospital, Alex was hospitalized for 5 days with a 105 degree fever, which nothing would bring down. Alex was in so much pain, screaming a blood curdling sound that made you think someone was murdering this poor baby slowly.

    Once at hospital he was whisked away to try to identify the problem. They told us he was a mess inside and needed to be airlifted to Sick Children’s Hospital. Once there it became a series of surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay. His kidneys were being affected by a blockage he had developed.

    By age four he lost one kidney and again needed several hospital visits and surgeries to help save his other kidney. The doctors explained that Alex has Chronic Renal Failure and would eventually need a kidney transplant. At age 8 we almost lost him again due to a potassium overload in his remaining kidney that gradually slowed his heart dangerously. We made another trip to Sick Children’s Hospital to get his levels back down before his heart stopped.

    Through all these hardships Alex always remained a tough little guy. Now as a 29-year-old with a loving wife and 2 little ones, the time has come for our son and he is in need of a kidney.

    My name is Julie, I am his mother and I have said from the beginning of this journey that I will give my kidney. That being said, it would be wise to have more donors that are willing as well to help him have a greater chance of success. His older brother has also volunteered, so please help us give Alex and his family a happy, healthy life.

    Julie (mom)

    If you have Blood Type O and this something you could do, our family would be so grateful to have the chance to keep him in our lives and give him the opportunity to watch his children grow up. Anyone can be tested to see if they are a match. You will need Alex’s full name so please visit the Facebook Group we have set up and reach out to our admin/s. https://www.facebook.com/groups/708888052863495/

    To Get Tested: 403 944 4635


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    Watch: Their lives were changed forever in a moment! CACAC Dream Home Lottery winners on site within moments

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  • You couldn’t have written a better script!  When the Central Alberta Dream Home Lottery Grand Prize was drawn at noon Wednesday, the winners were just around the block!  A police officer sleeping after a busy night shift must have thought he was still dreaming when he replied to a string of phone messages he’ll never forget.  His wife, a social worker at a local high school had just left to return to work when he called her back.  They won the Dream Home and they could go see it right away.  It was took them about a minute to arrive.   Here’s what happened…

    It was an honour to experience this moment with the crew from the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre!  We’d like to share it with you.


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