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#RedDeerStrong – The SnapHappy Photographer is taking free #PorchPortraits of your self-isolation crew!


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What does your business do?

The SnapHappy Photographer specializes in lifestyle and event photography services.  I’m Kim, the SnapHappy Photographer.  Photographing people is my passion!  I know, it’s awkward to be in front of a camera. I intentionally work to reduce those squirmy moments so I capture you at ease. You’ll also hear my camera in rapid speed to ensure nothing escapes me

When’s the last time you had your photos taken?!  Let’s get you booked for that next family photo, casual portrait, engagement, graduation or team photo…it’s easier than you think!
~Kim Mortimer email: [email protected]

How has COVID-19 affected you?

I was laid off from The Outreach Centre about a month ago.

What are you doing to adapt?

The intention behind my #porchportraits campaign is purely selfish; I want to connect, smile, have fun and be distracted through a means that comes naturally to me… creativity.

It’s been a fun way to engage community while respecting social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine

What kind of help do you need?

I’m seeking employment.

What do you want the community to know?

How does it work? I’ll come to you, use a telephoto lens and capture your family portrait on the front porch or peering through the front window. Images will be shared on my social media platforms. And, you receive downloadable images for yourself. It’s been a fun way to engage community while respecting social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine!

No charge. Free. Donate to your charity of choice if you wish.

Let me know if you’d like to be part of my porch portrait campaign!

I now have out of town bookings in Sylvan Lake & Innisfail for porch portraits.

Check images for dates and DM me if you’d like me to stop by for a photo!


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After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Southside Dodge donates new van to Ronald McDonald House

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Matt Swainson (Vice President & General Manager, Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram) -left , Lori Rechlo (General Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta – Red Deer House) – right

Submitted by Sarah Heibein, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House

We’ve received a donation of use of a Dodge Caravan from Southside Dodge- they’ve been an incredible support of us over the years.  Attached is the photo we took at the dealership when we picked up the keys on Friday.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, Red Deer House is truly grateful to Matt Swainson and his entire team at Southside Dodge for their steadfast support of our work to keep families together during the unimaginable hardship of the need to travel for medical treatment for their sick or injured child. Our House is not a nice to have, but a need to have, and we are honoured to work with such an amazing community partner in Southside. The use of the 2021 Dodge Caravan will help us to keep our operating costs down so that we can focus on our work to keep families close.

We have operated in the city for over 8 years, ensuring there is a safe and comfortable place for families to rest while they focus on the recovery of their child(ren).

We are grateful to everyone in Red Deer who supports us!  😊

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Smiles Thru Lindsey reaching out with a new video message and urging Albertans to look out for each other at this challenging time

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The holiday season is well behind us, we’re heading into the coldest part of the winter, and although the days are starting to grow longer there’s still a definite lack of daylight in our lives.  The winter blues are a real thing and this year we have COVID, a whole new serious problem to add to our mental health issues.

COVID is also the reason the Smiles Thru Lindsey team has not been able do public events for many months.  Unable to reach out physically through school visits and fund raisers, Smiles Thru Lindsey is reminding Central Albertans to check in on each other.  Also, please follow the Smiles Thru Lindsey Facebook page .  They’ll lead you to the resources you or your loved ones need right away.

Meet Lindsey and the Smiles Thru Lindsey team in this powerful video.  …And remember to check in on the people in your life.

If you’d like to help Smiles Thru Lindsey with a donation please click here.

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