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Red Deer Student Competes In North American Braille Challenge!

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By Sheldon Spackman

A Grade 4 student from Red Deer’s École Mountview School is now back from a trip to Los Angeles, California after competing in the Braille Institute’s 17th Annual Braille Challenge. Caden Johnson, a 9 year old from Red Deer, competed at the event in the “Freshman” category, which took place at the University of Southern California (USC) on Saturday, June 17th. It featured competitors from both the United States and Canada.

Officials describe it as the only national reading and writing contest in braille for students who are blind and visually impaired. An academic competition designed to motivate students and emphasize their study of braille, while rewarding their success with fun-filled, challenging events. This year more than 1,100 braille readers participated in one of 51 preliminary regional events across the US and Canada. Red Deer’s Caden Johnson placed first in the Alberta Regional Braille Challenge in Calgary on March 3rd to earn his way there.

For full results and more information on the Braille Institute’s 17th Annual Braille Challenge, click here.

To watch Caden’s interview with Todayville.com on May 10th in advance of the Braille Challenge, click here!


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Comprehensive… “hands-on”… 1-day… Social Media Central at Red Deer College

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Welcome to SOCIAL MEDIA CENTRAL

Tired of “fluff” seminars that leave you exhausted and more confused than when you started?

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Social!

Facebook isn’t as business friendly as it once was, YouTube is a great tool but how do you use it?  Video online is now king but how will you use it in your business?
Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter do you use all of them or just one?
So many questions!
You’ll find all the answers at Social Media Central on September 27.
www.smcentral.ca
Social Media Central features an instructor roster
made up of people who do the work – the budgeting, strategizing, management and reporting of social media for business.
Learn from industry experts who know what it’s like to do the work
and are willing to share how to do it well.
www.smcentral.ca
Register Here

‘SOCIAL MEDIA CENTRAL’ is
Central Alberta’s leading conference for LEARNING Social Media.

Bring your laptop and see how the world opens up as you learn how to navigate the chaotic waters of everything Social Media.

Check your Master Class seat here


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It’s Smile Cookie Week! Support Reading College at Tim Hortons Red Deer Locations

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It’s the sweetest way possible to support an absolutely fantastic cause!  This is Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week.  All Red Deer Tim Hortons locations are donating proceeds from the sale of Smile Cookies to The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools for Reading College.  Support young students working through the summer to improve their literacy skills in this wonderful program…. Pick up some cookies this week!

 

 

 


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