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Show your support for the NO SHOW Gala


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Show your support by purchasing a ticket and not showing up!

(RED DEER, AB) – With construction underway to add 15,000 square feet to their existing facility, the Red Deer Hospice Society has decided to take a new direction for their 2019 annual Gala.

“Between construction efforts making space a premium and additional considerations for the $5.2 million Expansion Fundraising Campaign underway, we knew it was a unique year.  We wanted to be responsive and respectful to our donors and our sponsors but also have some fun with it,” shared Lori Dufresne, Red Deer Hospice Event Coordinator.   

With the launch of the NO SHOW Gala for 2019, Red Deer Hospice is still looking for Gala attendee and public support by asking them to purchase a $25 ticket and then not show up!  The ticket offers purchasers the opportunity to win one of three great prizes plus an early bird prize for tickets purchased by January 31, 2019:


Grand Luxxe Condo

Seven day vacation in Nuevo Vallarta or the Mayan Riviera

(condo sleeps six and includes golf and massage certificates)

Courtesy of Laser and Skin Medspa


Calgary Stampede Concert

Concert tickets, dinner and all beverages included for 12 guests

Courtesy of Calgary Sport & Entertainment Corporation


Hockey Night in Canada

Toronto Maple Leaf game & Hockey Night in Canada studio tour for 4

(includes airfare and $1,000 accommodation credit)

Courtesy of Ron & Cari McLean/Glover International & The Phone Experts



Calgary Flames 2019 Season Opener Goal Judge Experience for Four 

Courtesy of Calgary Sport & Entertainment Corporation

(Winner will still be eligible for Grand Prize draws.)

The NO SHOW Gala raffle campaign will run for six months in honor of the six new resident care rooms being created through the Hospice Expansion. “Those rooms will allow us to serve an additional 100 residents annually,” says Hospice Executive Director, Evelyn Storm.    The expansion also provides enhanced family areas, expanded kitchen and medication room, multi-purpose areas for respite care and day programs and a 2nd story to accommodate administration staff.

NO SHOW Gala tickets are excellent last minute Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers!

For more information on Red Deer Hospice and to purchase NO SHOW Gala tickets visit or call Red Deer Hospice directly at 403-309-4344.



Health Basics was my Kick Start to a Healthier Weight

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Editor’s note: The concepts outlined in this article are important and can be adapted to our current isolated lifestyle.

Health Basics was my Kick Start to a Healthier Weight

I am a retired nurse so I know quite a bit about living healthy. However over my last year of work, I had a sedentary job and I felt tired so I did not put as much energy into my own lifestyle and my weight crept up. I was getting a lot of heartburn and I knew weight loss and lifestyle are the first line treatment.

So, after I retired I asked my doctor to send me to Health Basics. It was good to go every week, to have to be accountable, to have others to discuss my choices with as well as to pick up on things from class that I had let slide. I went through the 8 week program and lost 9 pounds. As I know how important it is to continue living healthy and be accountable to myself, I rejoined TOPS which I was a member of a number of years ago. I also continued with exercise classes and yoga at the Golden Circle and now I am down 17 pounds just over 4 months after I started down this path. I am feeling great: stronger, fitter and I have almost no heartburn. Health Basics has helped me to enjoy retirement!”

PS: “I knew Health Basics is a great kick start on healthy living as my husband had attended it years ago when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He followed the class recommendations and has lost more than 75 pounds over the years and feels great too.”

As always Red Deer PCN is here to support your health and wellness. Call 403.343.9100.  Mental Health Counsellors are available for therapy and other concerns.

James: Good information is the miracle drug


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Family Nature Night at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre!

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From The Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Whooo’s ready for an Adventure? 🦉

Join Nature Alberta on July 13th, 2022 at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 – 45 Avenue Red Deer for their first Family Nature Night of the year!
We’ll learn all about Incredible Ecosystems by taking guided tours of Kerry Wood Nature Centre, investigating the difference between antlers and horns with the Red Deer River Naturalists, and meeting a live Great Horned Owl with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre.
Registration starts at 6:00 p.m., event at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Come early to register your spot as we can only accomodate a limited number of families. Will run rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, notice of cancellation will be posted on our facebook page,
This is a free event, although donations are appreciated.
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