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#RedDeerStrong – Dance academy students hoping to show the whole community their homework

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What does your business do?

Strive Dance Academy Society is a parent-run, not-for-profit organization that provides dance excellence in a disciplined community environment for students in Central Alberta who are seeking the highest level of competitive dance instruction. Strive is owned by the collective membership and operated / administered by a Board of Directors.

How has COVID-19 affected you?

Prior to the Government’s mandated closure of all non-essential services, Strive made the difficult decision to close the studio which in turn has led to the cancellation of all classes – competitive, pre-competitive, acrobatics, as well as preschool and adult programming. Competitive dance is a big part of these children’s lives, as many of them dance 5 or 6 days a week in addition to their regular schooling. Our dancers have been unable to visit with their dance family, continue their preparation for and participate in competitions, this has left our dance family mourning what could have been. Our Season 11 graduates have been denied their final season of dance before moving on to the next phase of their lives. Despite all this, they have been working hard to stay connected through virtual meets and dance sessions.

What are you doing to adapt?

Strive Dance Academy is unique in that it is an organization run almost wholly on a volunteer basis. Strive was founded by a small group of families who set the precedent for the success of our studio. Through hard work, perseverance, and a dedication to our Organizational Values, Strive Dance Academy has had ten very successful seasons of dance. Season 11 has brought new challenges, requiring our studio to design virtual programming in order to continue reaching for dance excellence. Like the rest of the country, our studio has experienced temporary lay-offs and a decrease in salary for many of our staff. Our dance family has been asked to put any committee planning on hold which may affect the studio’s ability to reach this season’s fundraising goals.

What kind of help do you need?

It is our sincere hope that we will be able to provide our dancers with the opportunity to present their hard work at our annual year end production. We would love to see community members attend the performance and show their support for the Arts, and youth in our community. It is, afterall, the Performing Arts that continues to provide us entertainment while in isolation. Please consider following us on social media for entertainment, but also so we may continue our efforts towards teaching our dancers hard work, commitment, determination, integrity, and citizenship through the Art of Dance.

Here’s an example of how many of our dancers are staying sharp at home.

What do you want the community to know?

Our studio embraces the maxim, “Dig Deep, Reach High,” so with that as our guiding principle we know that we will persevere and we will survive this pandemic. We are fortunate that we have the gift of dance to share with one another and our community, even if that is virtually. We are currently looking into how our dancers may share their joy and passion with the most vulnerable, and for those who have limited access to the outside world.

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Carnival Cinemas = movie theatre and virtual reality complex open again!

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After 3 months of cinematic silence, digital projects will again come to life at Carnival Cinemas on Friday night.
“It has been a tough 3 months,” said theatre owner Bill Ramji. “This weekend, we come back to life!”
Movie goers can choose from Trolls World Tour, Sonic the Hedgehog, I Still Believe and the classic 1970s
film E.T.
Carnival Cinemas has kept prices steady at $5 and still offers the same snack bar and games arcade center in addition to Ctrl V, their virtual reality entertainment complex.

“We will still offer the same services as before, for meetings, birthday parties, and other rentals to serve our customers,” said Ramji. “We are ready to be central Red Deer’s entertainment hub.”
Over the last weeks, the Carnival parking lot has been home to food trucks, a move which was initiated last year.
“Having food trucks in our lot gives us good visibility,” added Ramji. “Last year we even had a small collectors market day for local comic book and card collectors.”
Ramji noted that movie goers can go online at https://carnivalcinemas.ca/ to view their current film slate and view online trailers.

 

 

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#RedDeerStrong – Reduce your pain, improve your movement, function your best with Pursuit Physiotherapy

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What does your business do?

Pursuit Physiotherapy helps people in Central Alberta to feel their best, move their best, and recover from injuries.
Our compassionate, highly skilled therapists help you to pursue the activities that you want to do. Reduce your pain, improve your movement, function at your best!

Some of the things that we can help with:

Chronic neck/back pain or injuries
Sports injuries
Joint sprains and Muscle strains
Vertigo
Pelvic Health issues like incontinence or pain
Motor Vehicle Accident recovery
Pain and Stiffness that prevents you from doing the things that you love

How has COVID-19 affected you?

The clinic was closed for about 7 weeks because of the pandemic. It is now open at a reduced capacity to ensure the environment is safe for all of our clients. We are pleased that all of our staff are now back working and have availability to treat you. We appreciate your referrals as we rebuild!

What are you doing to adapt?

At Pursuit Physiotherapy, we have always treated patients on a “one-on-one” basis and minimized wait times. This has allowed us to transition into the “new normal” without disrupting your care plan. We have treatment zones and safety measures in place, including masking, to minimize the potential for virus spread. Also, we continue to offer Video Treatments, also known as Telehealth or Virtual Health. This allows our clients that need to stay home to access treatment. Physiotherapists provide a lot of education and exercise so you’d be surprised how much can be accomplished virtually!

What kind of help do you need?

Help us spread the word: We are open and we want to serve our community. We can see you for in-person treatment or via video. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions to determine your best plan for physiotherapy.

Our New Look at Pursuit Physio

Meet our new Staff!Just kidding. Same great team. Same great treatment. Different look. Longer hair and masks. This is us for the next while!For some information on procedural changes, check out our website: https://www.pursuitphysio.com/pursuit-physiotherapy-relaunch/

Posted by Pursuit Physiotherapy Corp. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What do you want the community to know?

Being unable to treat patients for almost 2 months really spelled it out for us:
We missed our patients!
Helping you is what we do. We love to offer help to make you feel better, do better, and pursue your goals. This has been a stressful time for our entire community. Do not suffer unnecessarily because of muscle tension, changes to your workplace environment, or new injuries – We would love the opportunity to help you!

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Red Deer, Alberta T4R 1M9
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