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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.

 

The #givingtuesday campaign has begun. Join us in promoting November 28 as #givingtuesdayca by posting your #unselfie. #community #reddeer #centralabgives #volunteercentral

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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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Lacombe’s “Chairs for Charity” exploding in popularity

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Lacombe's chairs for charity

Thank you to NOWCO HOME HARDWARE IN LACOMBE for submitting this post

NOWCO HOME HARDWARE’S 2NDANNUAL CHAIRS FOR CHARITY

Nowco Home Hardware has organized Chairs for Charity for the 2ndyear and it will run from July 19-31. The project started last year as a collaboration of downtown businesses to decorate downtown during Lacombe Days and raise money for a local charity. In 2018, forty five downtown businesses each bought and painted a chair to raffle off. The chairs were left on display during the 4 days of Lacombe Days and over $3100 was raised for the lunch program at J.S. McCormick School.

This year Deanna Nowochin, who has spearheaded the event wanted things to be bigger and better, so all Lacombe businesses were invited to participate in the event. This year there will be 75 chairs on display around Lacombe from July 19-31. The event was extended this year to ensure there was ample time for people to hear about Chairs for Charity and purchase tickets. The charities benefitting from 2019’s project are Lacombe Minor Football and the breakfast program at Terrace Ridge School.

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This year we have 2000 tickets available, with a fundraising goal of $10,000. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each and can be purchased at any participating business. You can see a full list of participating businesses and photos of their chairs at www.chairsforcharitylacombe.comor by searching “Chairs for Charity Lacombe” on Facebook.

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Red Deer Westerner Days Parade Map

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Road closures/transit disruptions during Westerner Days parade

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Roadways on the parade route will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and parking will not be permitted along the parade route. Use the 2019 parade map (pdf) to plan your route and find the best place to watch the parade.

Westerner Days Parade Map 2019

There will also be transit disruptions during the parade:

  •   The last departure from Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 8:45 a.m.
  •   The last arrival into Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 9:10 a.m.
  •   The first departure from Sorensen Station after the parade will be at 12:15 p.m.
  •   There will be no transit service during the parade with a couple of exceptions:

o Route 12 and 2A South Connector will continue to run from Bower Mallo Bolt will depart at 9:15 a.m. from 49 Avenue and 54 Street

Transit users can visit www.reddeer.ca/MyBus to look up schedules, get up to date departure times and see where buses are in real-time with GPS tracking

For more information about transit service, visit www.reddeer.ca/transit.

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