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Spills and Smiles: New Canadians Take to the Ice!

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  • The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E) exists to help immigrants and refugees adjust to their new home in Central Alberta and become productive members of our society.

    This week C.A.R.E. held their Learn to Skate Program at a few of Red Deer’s ice surfaces including the G.H. Dawe Arena, Bower Ponds and the West Park Outdoor Rink.

    The program began six years ago and gives new immigrant youth aged 10-19 the opportunity to experience this unique aspect of Canadian culture. All of the equipment is rented by C.A.R.E  and this allows the kids to try skating without spending a lot of money.

    Rachel Pinno, Settlement Practitioner for Immigrant Youth at C.A.R.E, said, “Some positives of the program include the children talking about hockey and skating. The children get to do something fun over the break and they get to see a little bit of Red Deer as we hold these events at different facilities.”

    Constable Derek Turner says, “Some of them come from different places  where the trust with police is not there. It’s good to try to build that up from a ground level. By doing events like this where we’re  hanging out like people.”

    C.A.R.E would like to thank the City of Red Deer for partnering up along with the Red Deer RCMP and Red Deer Pond Hockey.

    The program ran from December 28-30th.

    Photos by Lloyd Lewis, Todayville

     

     


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    Lindsay has lived in Red Deer for over 22 years she made her way down from Grande Prairie when she was about a week old. She admires what Red Deer has to offer as a community. She is also passionate about photojournalism and the story it portrays.

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    Come see the planes and the cars at Props and Pistons – Part 2

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  • The Red Deer Airport is happy to once again host the Props and Pistons Show and Shine, May 26thin support of the Red Deer Food Bank. Last year, with thousands in attendance, the Red Deer Airport was able to raise $4,035.29 Cash, and 2,305 lbs of food in a short 5 hours! With Airplanes and vehicles on display, and dozens of food trucks on site, it is a fantastic way to spend the day and explore the many businesses that reside at the Red Deer Airport (including flying schools, fire suppression, general aviation, and civil air search and rescue!). This year’s event will also feature a few special aviation guests who are sure to please the crowd!

    As always, parking is free at the Red Deer Airport, and admission to this event is a cash or food donation for our Red Deer Food Bank. There will be trophies awarded for Fan Voted favorites in Aviation and Vehicle categories!

    Looking to learn more about ways the Red Deer Airport was able to give back to the community in 2018? Visit our AGM on May 9thfor more information, and your chance to win Gift Certificates from Swoop, Westjet, and Sunwing Vacations!

    For any questions regarding the Props and Pistons Show and Shine, or our AGM held May 9th, please feel free to contact Nicole Holinaty at n.holinaty@flyreddeer.com, or 403-352-1908.


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    Massive Food Bank Drive in South Red Deer this Saturday

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  • Submitted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 

    Spring Food Drive a Big Help for Red Deer Food Bank

    Red Deer families volunteer their time in massive South Red Deer food drive taking place this week.

    The cupboards are getting very bare at the Red Deer Foodbank. Alberta’s economic downturn has been challenging for Central Alberta families and many have turned to the Red Deer Food Bank for help. “This past year, the Red Deer Food Bank helped more than 20,000 people,” says Alice Kolisnyk, Deputy Director of the Red Deer Food Bank. “The food is going out as fast as it’s coming in. We always see an increase in donations at Christmas, but those donations are depleted now.”

    A spring food drive organized by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Red Deer has become an important way for the Red Deer Food Bank to stock its shelves. Bags will be delivered to the doorsteps of homes on the south side of the city this week and they will be picked up on Saturday April 27 between 10 am and 12 noon and delivered to the Red Deer Food Bank.

    The spring food drive is absolutely crucial for us,” Kolinsky says. “So many families need help to make ends meet – 35 to 40 percent of our clients are children.”

    All south-area residents are reminded to please support the food bank by leaving a food donation on their doorstep this Saturday. Anyone whodoes not get a yellow bag in their mailbox next week is more than welcome to bring donations to the Bower chapel (3002 47th Ave) between 10 am and noon on Saturday, April 27.

    We do a fall food drive in the north half of the city and a spring food drive in the south half of the city every year,” says Allison Strate, Red Deer Stake Food Drive Coordinator. “Red Deer citizens have been very generous and together the two food drives typically bring in between 18,000 -20,000 kg of food.” The Red Deer Food Bank is hoping that Red Deer residents will support this food drive, so they can continue to do the important work of assisting Central Alberta families.


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