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Red Deer Hospice Expansion to serve up to 100 more families each year

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The addition and renovation at Red Deer Hospice is nearing completion!  It’s a beehive of activity there and Red Deer Hospice needs your help.
Since Red Deer Hospice opened back in 2005, more than 1,300 residents and their families have been cared for.  With occupancy rates typically exceeding 90 percent, it was important to take on a major expansion.
Six new private rooms are being added, as well as additional soaker tubs and shower rooms and two large multi-purpose rooms for respite care and day programs.   With this growth it’s also necessary to enhance the kitchen, nursing station, and family areas.
It all points to the important role hospice plays in the community.. and it’s only going to get more important as the addition of 6 rooms means up to 100 more residents and families will attend Red Deer Hospice every year.
In this short video Debra Petty talks about why she became one of the original founders of Red Deer Hospice.

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Red Deer Games Foundation awards Spring Scholarships

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News release from Central Sport

The Board of Directors of the Red Deer Games Foundation (RDGF) are pleased to announce the recipients for the
Athlete Development Grant for the spring awards. The grants are awarded to individuals living in Red Deer and area who
have demonstrated a high level of ability and a strong commitment to their sport. These athletes have achieved
competence at the international, national, provincial, or regional level and the funds are provided to the athletes to help
offset the costs of training and equipment as they continue to pursue their training and competition programs.

Nathon Kettyle Kozuback-Speedskating: Nathon is a member of the Red Deer Lions Speedskating club coached by Nick Schultz and he currently trains long track and short track in both Red Deer and Calgary. He is currently ranked 2 nd in Alberta in both short track and long track for his age group. He is one of 5 athletes to qualify for the Canadian Neo-Junior short track competition. He competed in the Alberta Winter Games in Grand Prairie and earned a silver medal in the team relay. He is a recipient of the 2023/2024 Most Dedicated Skater award from the Red Deer Speedskating Club.

Hayden Matthews-Freestyle Ski: Hayden is a member of the Central Alberta Freestyle club. He has attended training camps in Mt. Hood, Oregon and with the Panorama Freestyle club. As a provincial athlete, he qualified for the Alberta Winter Games and has participated in two Canada Cup events and has been selected to represent Alberta at the Jr. Nationals in Whistler B.C.

Joshua Gillard-Track and Field: Joshua is a member of the Red Deer Titans Track and Field club and is coached by Sigurd DeBruijn. He is a provincial medalist in the 300-meter, long jump, 4 X 400 relay and 400 and 600 m run. He will be attending the 2024 U20 Olympic Trials in June and the Western Canadian U23 Team Alberta Qualifiers.

Maksym Troyan-Trampoline and Tumbling: Maxim is a member of the Exelta Gymnastics Club and is coached by Jie Wong. Maksym is a member of Team Alberta and has attended the age group World Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria. Provincially, he has been consistently ranked first or second for his age group in Trampoline.

Madilynn Phillips-Freestyle Ski: Madi is a member of the RT Freestyle Club out of Winsport in Calgary. She has participated in 3 provincial level competitions and achieved a gold and 2 silver medals. She was a silver medalist at the Alberta Winter Games. she qualified for the Junior Nationals and won 1 st in halfpipe, 6th in slopestyle and 7 th in big air.

Tricia Madourie-Track and Field: Tricia is a member of the Red Deer Titans Track and Field club and is coached by Max Legault. She won gold in the U20 High jump competition at the Canadian Track and Field championships in Langley B.C. A former member of the RDP Women’s Basketball team, Tricia will be attending the 2024 National Track and Field Trials in Montreal in June 2024.

For further information regarding Red Deer Games Foundation Grant Program, please contact [email protected] or visit the Central Sport website at www.centralsport.ca.

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Innisfail RCMP police vehicle rammed by fleeing suspect

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News release from Innisfail RCMP

On June 5, 2024, at around 9:20 a.m.,  Innisfail RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious truck at the Ghost Pine store in Pine Lake. Witnesses suspected the occupants of the vehicle were using drugs.  RCMP located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.  When the RCMP officer was outside of his vehicle the suspect vehicle reversed at a high rate of speed.  The officer moved out of the way and was nearly hit; the suspect vehicle struck the RCMP vehicle causing significant damage. The vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed and has not been located.

The suspect vehicle is described as:

  • 2016 Ford F-150;
  • 4 door;
  • White,
  • Significant scratches all over the truck,
  • Alberta Licence plate CMN2779.

While RCMP continue their investigation we are asking for public assistance in locating the vehicle and identifying the driver.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the driver are asked to call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.

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