RED DEER SENIOR RUSTLERS READY TO EMBARK ON FIRST PLAYOFF RUN
The Senior Rustlers face the Sylvan Lake Pirates to kick off the 2019 NCHL Playoffs
After a successful inaugural season in the North Central Hockey League, the Red Deer Senior Rustlers are set to take on the other new kids on the block, the Sylvan Lake Pirates in the first round of the NCHL playoffs.
The second-place Rustlers drew the seventh-place Pirates in the first round, a fitting matchup for the Central Alberta rivals both looking to make a mark in their first NCHL seasons.
With home-ice advantage, Red Deer will host Sylvan Lake for Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-five series on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.
Saturday’s game is set for 12:30pm at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.To celebrate the very first playoff game for both teams, admission to the game will be free for all fans, with a guaranteed $500 take-home prize for the 50/50.
Game 2 goes Sunday night at 7:30pm at the Collicutt Centre, with free admission for season ticket holders.
Games 3 and 4 are slated for February 2nd and 3rd in Sylvan Lake, with Game 5 scheduled for February 8 at the Penhold Regional Multiplex.
For more information on the Red Deer Senior Rustlers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the team on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
From the Government of Alberta: Ensuring fairness for newcomers
Bill 11, the Fair Registration Practices Act, will help newcomers get their credentials recognized, so they can quickly get to work in their fields to help grow the economy and create jobs.
The act is a key part of the government’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan.
Highly trained immigrant professionals can sometimes spend years jumping through regulatory hoops while their skills atrophy.
This can result in a significant loss of economic productivity for the Alberta economy. If passed, the Fair Registration Practices Act would cut red tape, remove barriers, speed up the process where possible, hold professional bodies accountable, and increase fairness and transparency.
“Our goal is to get all Albertans back to work. Too often, we hear stories of ‘doctors driving cabs’ syndrome – and we are taking action to make sure newcomers’ credentials are evaluated and assessed objectively and in a timely manner.” Jason Kenney, Premier
“It’s important for Alberta’s professional bodies to maintain high professional standards while allowing qualified newcomers to fully contribute to our economy. And not only that, giving newcomers the chance to pursue the careers they’ve trained for is, simply put, the right thing to do.” Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration
“The settlement sector in Alberta has been advocating for fair recognition of newcomer qualifications for decades. The proven detrimental impact of underemployment of newcomer professionals is felt not only within their own families, but throughout society as well. We are certain that fair recognition of credentials will improve the quality of life of all Albertans, and are grateful this legislation is being introduced so quickly by the new government.” Anila Lee Yuen, president & CEO, Centre for Newcomers
The proposed bill would:
Provide the authority to create a Fair Registration Practices Office.
Reduce the red tape associated with the assessment of foreign credentials.
Work with regulators to ensure registration practices are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.
Maintain Alberta’s high professional standards.
Bill 11 would require regulatory bodies to:
Assess applications and communicate assessment decisions within specific time frames for interim registration decisions and within reasonable time frames for final registration decisions.
Submit reports regarding fair registration practices to the minister responsible for the act.
“ASET is the regulator of engineering and geoscience technology practice in Alberta, and is committed to fully objective criteria for certification, and a level playing field for all applicants. Having long since adopted high standards of fairness in our admissions practices, ASET applauds the initiative for fair assessment of all applicants.” Barry Cavanaugh, CEO, Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta
If passed, the legislation would come into force on proclamation.
According to the Conference Board of Canada, Canadians would earn up to $17 billion more annually if their learning credentials were fully recognized.
Immigrants are the largest group, with an estimated 524,000 international credential holders affected by a lack of learning recognition.
Provinces such as Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia already have fairness legislation to ensure that professional regulatory organizations have fair registration practices.
Help shape Red Deer’s housing and homelessness plan
As part of the Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan, residents are invited to complete a survey to provide their feedback about housing and homelessness in Red Deer.
Driven by a Council Ad Hoc Committee, the overall goal of the Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan (CHHIP) is to develop a strategic and innovative housing plan that will help achieve the community’s housing goals.
“Everyone needs a place to live, and the work we’re doing today with the CHHIP will guide housing andhomelessness planning now and in the future,” said Tricia Hercina, Manager of Social Planning with the City of Red Deer. “This is a community plan, and will focus on the full non-market housing spectrum.”
To ensure the plan is reflective of community needs, all citizens are invited to provide their feedback. A survey is currently available at reddeer.ca/surveys. The survey will be open to the public until July 5, 2019, and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. In addition to the survey, a series of community conversations will occur. These opportunities will be advertised as they become available.
“We are asking for the community’s help with identifying current housing and homelessness needs within Red Deer, and ideas to address those needs in our communities by completing our survey,” saidHercina. “This valuable input will help us ensure this community plan is truly reflective of the community’s needs.”
The Works International Visual Arts Society advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers
The Works International Visual Arts Society advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers and the public a forum for exchanging ideas. The Works Art & Design Festival, entering its 33rd year, is the most unique, free event of its kind. It attracts artists, designers and patrons from around the world – boosting the city’s energy and imagination for 13 days each summer. The best in cutting-edge design, digital art and new media technology are showcased alongside traditional visual art mediums in galleries transformed from alternative spaces. Visitors also participate in workshops and seminars about the exciting changes and arising issues in art and design. Edmonton enjoys The Works Society’s programs year-round through its education programs and the Art & Design in Public Places Program which leaves permanent art and design in public places.
June 21 (Friday) 6:30 pm - July 3 (Wednesday) 12:00 am
The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society was formed in 2005 in order to foster the development and enjoyment of jazz music in the city. Through their annual festival, educational workshops and
The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society was formed in 2005 in order to foster the development and enjoyment of jazz music in the city. Through their annual festival, educational workshops and various community outreach programs, the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society works to ensure that Edmontonians will be able to play and celebrate jazz music for generations to come.
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WRAP™ is an eight week course that helps people incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. Thousands of people, world-wide, have successfully used what they learned during a WRAP course
WRAP™is an eight week course that helps people incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. Thousands of people, world-wide, have successfully used what they learned during a WRAP course to live happier and more satisfying lives while improving connections to their families, their friends, and their community. This is a free course. To learn more or to register, please visit our website at www.reddeer.cmha.ca/wrap or call 403-342-2266.