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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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    Celebrity Dance Off

    Travolta and Newton-John wrap up the Celebrity Dance Off

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  • Trevor Sopracolle went from watching the Celebrity Dance Off last year, to being front and centre this year!  Trevor was the first “Oil Man” in the Celebrity Dance Off.  Hopefully the first of many.  He’s also one of the toughest looking Travolta’s you’ll ever see.  Trevor and his pro partner Alex McPherson wrapped up the show with a brilliant choice of music from Grease.  “Olivia” was amazing.. and “John” turned the world upside down.  See for yourself. .. 

    My Story…

    I was born in Goodsoil, Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta when I was in grade 3 and spent most of my youth in Consort.

    I lost my Dad to cancer when I was in high school and so I grew up fast. At 17 I secured a loan for a 2-bedroom house with a dirt floor basement. To make ends meet, I worked as a tire technician at the local tire shop while attending high school. One of the only benefits of owning your own place in high school is having the coolest parties after the high school dances!

    I moved to Red Deer in 1999 at the age of 19 and began working at Fountain Tire. Not long later a local snubbing company hired me. Over a 10-year period I worked my way up becoming a senior supervisor overseeing most of the higher-class pressure jobs and many overseas projects. In 2008, Garrett Radchenko and I started Goliath Snubbing Ltd., and we haven’t looked back.

    I have also been blessed with the best kids a Dad could ask for. Being a single Dad with three kids under 8 definitely keeps me busy.


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    Celebrity Dance Off

    This dentist has a sweet tooth for the dance floor!

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  • Good chance most people don’t think of dentists and fun at the same time.  Well then most people haven’t met Dr Isaac Day yet.  The Innisfail dentist and father of 6 certainly knows how to have a good time.  Day and pro dancer Jinelle Themig nearly brought the roof down at the Cambridge Conference Centre.. especially when they shocked the crowd with one of the riskiest tricks we’ve ever seen at this competition.  Bet you can’t watch this just once.  It’s too much fun!

    My Story…

    A competitive fundraiser for a great cause? I’m all in!
    I am the founder of Day Dental and we have the best dental team and patients ever. With their support, we will keep the Mirror Ball trophy where it belongs…in Innisfail!
    While Innisfail has been home for my family and me for the last 7 years, I was born and raised in Edmonton where I completed my Bachelor of Medical Science and my Doctor of Dental Surgery. After working in Edmonton, my wife and I packed up our kids and moved to Central Alberta.
    I enjoy different experiences, personally and professionally, from working in a cosmetically driven dental practice in Edmonton to being the dentist at the Bowden Prison. When a new experience presents itself, the answer is YES. So when the opportunity to participate in the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off presented itself, I knew I couldn’t turn it down.
    I am looking forward to helping this great cause, and to trying something new and exciting, and most definitely out of my comfort zone!


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