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Red Deer in the running to be “most active” city in Canada! – And you can help!

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From Denise Fredeen at Alberta Health Services, Red Deer

  • at time of posting, (Tuesday 7 am) Red Deer is in 13th place in Canada!

I just wanted to keep you up to date on the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. We are competing to be named the most active City in Canada and currently stand in 12th place. I am super excited that Red Deer made the leader board it is awesome!! But we would love to be in the top 10.

You can watch this leader board on www.participaction.com it changes throughout the day. In order for us to move up we need more people in our City downloading the app and tracking their activity. It can be any activity from gardening, housework, an evening walk or a planned work out. You can also go online and track your active kids or groups even.  If we are named the most active City we win $150,000 and individuals can win $10, $250 and $2000 Sport Chek cards.

Tuesday, June 11 at 7 AM Mountain Time

We are only on day 5 of the challenge so we still have time! If you can help us share this with our community that would be so awesome. I can come and talk about it on air or to a group if you would like. The challenge runs from May 31- June 16th.  

Join the challenge by downloading the new ParticipACTION app.

To track activity for your family and children you must go online to www.participaction.com

For adults to track individual activity download the new ParticipACTION app.

Track activity between May 31st to June 16th.

Win individual Prizes

Help Red Deer be named Canada’s Most Active Community and have a chance to win $150,000

For more information: denise.fredeen@ahs.ca

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Notre Dame Grad Service Project donates $50,000 to Child Advocacy Centre

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From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

As of June, this year’s grad service project “Be the Voice” at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School has raised a total of $50,000 for the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre. 

Over the past seven months, students in conjunction with St. Francis of Assisi Middle School have been fundraising through different activities and events, such as bake sales, school challenges, food trucks, etc. From April 1-6, École Secondaire Notre Dame High School hosted their Grad Service Project week, where teams of six students and their team teacher worked together to raise money, compete in ridiculous challenges and earn points. On the final day of that week, student teams, along with a parent completed a 22-hour extreme scavenger hunt throughout Red Deer without a vehicle.

“The service project is a Notre Dame tradition. It is fantastic to watch students connect with the charity they chose. They work so hard to raise funds and make a difference. The student’s passion for success of this project extends to their families. It’s great to see everyone getting involved, have fun and truly make a difference in our community. They realize they can contribute and make our community even better. It’s a life lesson,” said Grad Service Project Coordinator, Shannon Nivens at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School.

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre was the charity of choice this year because students liked the idea of supporting children in their local community. Each year the graduating class from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School chooses a charity to raise funds for through their Grad Service Project. For the past 11 years, students have raised more than $600,000 for student chosen charities.
For more information about the École Secondaire Notre Dame High School grad service project, please visit notredamehigh.ca

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Kick it to the Curb every month this summer!

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From the City of Red Deer: More dates to Kick it to the Curb this summer

Kick it to the Curb has returned with more dates to provide Red Deerians the opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and unused items.

This year, on the third weekend of the month from May to October, residents are encouraged to kick their unwanted items to the curb. Previously, the Kick it to the Curb program ran only twice a year – once in June and again in October.

“Residents love the Kick it to the Curb program, and the feedback we get most is that the event should happen more often,” said Lauren Maris, Environmental Program Specialist. “Since weather is always a factor, and summers are so busy, offering more dates allows for higher participation.”

Residents are encouraged to clearly set out and identify their unwanted items with a “free” label so others can find a new life for them.

Items that are always a hit include books, DVDs, furniture and tools. To see a list of what is prohibited, like child car seats, visit www.reddeer.ca/kickit.

Similar to past years, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be offering their Trash to Treasure Swap Meet for anyone who would rather not put small, unwanted items on their curb or whose home doesn’t have a curb. The Trash to Treasure Swap Meet will be held the same six weekends throughout the spring, summer and fall as Kick It to the Curb.

Mark your calendars for Kick It to the Curb weekends: June 15-16, July 20-21, August 17-18, September 21-22, and October 19-20.

For more details, please visit www.reddeer.ca/kickit

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