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Save the Date! Central Alberta Gives Celebrates GivingTuesday

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Have you heard of GivingTuesday?
It’s a global day of giving taking place right on the tails of a couple of the biggest consumer shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
It’s intended to be a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non-profits, in your community and beyond. Consider it a kick-off to the giving season!
Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who can give something back.
 You can join in as the community celebrates GivingTuesday with acts of generosity and support across Central Alberta.  Show us your support by posting your “#UNselfie” to social media using the hashtag #centralabgives throughout the month of November, leading up to GivingTuesday on November 28, 2017.

 

Central Alberta Gives is a group of local-non-profits who come together to encourage all Canadians to join the movement, give and volunteer for charities of their choice.
Here’s a list of and links to members of  the 2017 Central Alberta Gives working group:

As Central Alberta’s volunteer centre, we promote and encourage volunteering in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Through our comprehensive website, convenient downtown location, and relevant programs and workshops, we connect volunteers, non-profit organizations, and businesses to create successful volunteer relationships in Central Alberta.

 

Family Services of Central Alberta

Family Services of Central Alberta is a nonprofit organization that provides preventive, supportive, and early intervention services throughout Central Alberta. Incorporated in 1970, our record for excellence and community service has been built on the delivery of accountable, innovative programs and services based on best practices.

 

The Lending Cupboard

The Lending Cupboard provides medical equipment to Albertans, enhancing quality of life by maintaining mobility, independence and dignity.

 

Red Deer & District Community Foundation

Since 1989, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation has been a 360° grant maker that invests in projects, programs, and organizations to build a stronger central Alberta.

 

Magdalene House

Magdalene House Society facilitates safe environments for the recovery of persons exploited through human trafficking by influencing policy through dialogue with government, building awareness through education and advocacy towards the elimination of human trafficking and providing a long-term care facility offering physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual services for persons exploited through human trafficking.

 

Central Alberta Victim and Wellness Support Society 

Our mandate is to provide direct support, information, referral and education for victims of crime or tragedy until their own support systems are in place. We assist in bridging the gap from hurt to hope to empower survivors of crime and tragedy to take control of their lives.

 

Ponoka Family & Community Support Services

Through supportive, preventative and locally driven programs Ponoka FCSS enhances the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our staff is dedicated to fostering independence in all individuals.

 

Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta

At Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta, we provide a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment in Red Deer. Our House provides a warm, compassionate and comfortable environment where families can share experiences, eat a warm homemade meal and rest while caring for a sick child.

 

Red Deer Hospice Society

Our Mission is to provide physical, social, emotional and spiritual care in a community-based, home-like setting for individuals who are dying and for their loved ones.

 

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart  disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others.

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Winners announced for Red Deer Hospital Lottery

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The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation has announced the winners of the 2024 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home and Tiny Home prize packages, as well as the Mega Bucks 50.

The Mega Bucks 50 jackpot reached $607,200.00, which makes Carolyn Pelerine of Cochrane, Alberta the winner of $303,600.00.

In addition, the luxurious Tree Hugger Tiny Home Prize Package, complete with accessories by Urban Barn and valued at $163,798.00, is now owned by Mary Vincent of Red Deer.

The coveted Sorento Dream Home Prize Package, which includes furnishings and accessories by Urban Barn and boasts a total value of $1,072,624.00, has been awarded to Maxine Rumohr of Sylvan Lake.

The highly anticipated draw took place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation office, located within the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, with an announcement following live on Facebook, allowing participants and supporters to join in the excitement virtually.

“We are delighted to congratulate the winners of this year’s Red Deer Hospital Lottery,” said Manon Therriault, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. “The funds raised from this lottery will significantly contribute to enhancing patient care and services at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated and supported this important cause.”

Proceeds from the Red Deer Hospital Lottery and Mega Bucks 50 will contribute to acquiring critically needed, state-of-the-art equipment for several units at the Red Deer Hospital.

This year’s lottery will fund equipment such as a phototherapy system, which allows parents to hold and soothe their infant while undergoing phototherapy, a cardiology case cart to monitor cardiac rhythms during stress testing, and other equipment to help provide excellent care for patients in the emergency and operating rooms at the Red Deer Hospital.

The winners of a variety of electronics were also drawn today. A full list of winners will be available in the coming days on the official lottery website at reddeerhospitallottery.ca. Prize winners who have not already been notified will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their prizes.

The keys to the Sorento Dream Home and the Tree Hugger Tiny Home will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony this summer.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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