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Supporters of Time is Muscle raise much needed funds for Cardio Cath Lab

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From Haley Hay and Vanessa Higgins-Nogareda
The second annual Time Is Muscle event was a full house (approximately 300 people) and a sea of red – a color worn in solidarity for the cause in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

$54,000 was generously donated in the form of silent auction items to raise funds in addition to a 50-50 and vacation raffle.

An awareness video entitled “It’s About Time” by Harley Hay Studios emphasized the need for a Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Red Deer Hospital expansion. The issue was well described on the video by patients, family members, physicians and concerned community members.

The Heartbeats Band produced by Harley Hay and Dave Parfett rocked the night away with songs each containing heart in the title from each era, accompanied by a video montage of images and icons of those periods.
The Sheraton Red Deer hotel served a delicious heart themed meal.

The H’Art gallery featured 16 local artists and over 160 pieces of various mediums including paintings (three of which were live), photography, ceramics, glassworks, jewelry, and wearable art.

Guests goofed around inside the fun photo living room.
A memory wall was erected in honour of those who have passed from cardiovascular disease by way of photos and name cards.
“We would like to thank the Central Alberta Community for its generosity and support for improved cardiac care in our region. We sincerely hope guests enjoyed the heart themed dinner, show, dance and H’Art Gallery! We would like to thank the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation for their partnership, Title Sponsors Joan and John Donald, Platinum Sponsors the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel and Dr. Gustavo Nogareda. The event would not have been a success without its many dedicated volunteers; special appreciation to Brooke Gamache, Patty Harvey and Norana Hedlund. Gratitude to the Heartbeats band for making the show so memorable!” – Directors Harley Hay and Vanessa Higgins-Nogareda

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Health Cafe Feb. 22: Arthritis – Move it or Lose it

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Learn ways to improve your ability to move and decrease your arthritis pain. Learn more about medication, bracing, injections, and functional fitness in this informative and interactive 45-minute session.

Presenters: Jeff Kopp, Recreation Therapist and Dr. Nav Ratttan, Red Deer PCN Family Physician.

Tune into Facebook Live at Red Deer Public Library Facebook page for this program.

This is one of a series of health-related programs co-sponsored by the Red Deer PCN and the Red Deer Library.

Watch for others in the series.

Click here to get the link to the Red Deer public Library Facebook Live event.

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Smiles Thru Lindsey reaching out with a new video message and urging Albertans to look out for each other at this challenging time

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The holiday season is well behind us, we’re heading into the coldest part of the winter, and although the days are starting to grow longer there’s still a definite lack of daylight in our lives.  The winter blues are a real thing and this year we have COVID, a whole new serious problem to add to our mental health issues.

COVID is also the reason the Smiles Thru Lindsey team has not been able do public events for many months.  Unable to reach out physically through school visits and fund raisers, Smiles Thru Lindsey is reminding Central Albertans to check in on each other.  Also, please follow the Smiles Thru Lindsey Facebook page .  They’ll lead you to the resources you or your loved ones need right away.

Meet Lindsey and the Smiles Thru Lindsey team in this powerful video.  …And remember to check in on the people in your life.

If you’d like to help Smiles Thru Lindsey with a donation please click here.

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