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The Mustard Seed Hosts PCN Women’s Fun Run this Saturday (May 12)

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Red Deer PCN Women’s Fun Run Helps Feed Children in Need

Red Deer, AB. – On Saturday, May 12, 2018 more than 1,200 women of all ages will come together at the Red Deer PCN Women’s Fun Run to raise funds in support of The Mustard Seed’s School Lunch Program in Red Deer. All proceeds go to The Mustard Seed.

“The Mustard Seed cares deeply about women’s health; so it is a great partnership in an event that is so focused on healthy living for women of all ages, and about bringing people together in our community,“ says Byron Bradley, Director of Central Alberta for The Mustard Seed. “We were so thankful for the $20,653 that was raised in 2017.  Last Year, with the generosity of Red Deerians, we were able to serve over 54,000 lunches to children in Red Deer.”

The run has four different events with options for all ages and abilities, a Health, Wellness and Gift Expo with more 70 vendors, more than 100 prizes, and a variety of family fun and interactive actives. Activities include the Stantec Kidz Zone, the State & Main coffee lounge, The Mustard Seed concession, power wheel gator rides for the kids courtesy of Deermart, complimentary massages from Alberta Institute of Massage, games from Mastermind Toys, manicures, pedicures, dry cuts and hair fun from MC College and much more.

Over $10,000 in prizes

Garrett Scott and Kipp Scott GMC Cadillac Buick have donated a 4 month (8,000Km) lease on a brand new Cadillac ATS-V as the grand prize for fundraisers. The 10 participants who raise the most money will be entered into a draw to win. The grand prize includes $500 towards insurance expenses for the car from The Co-operators Insurance and a $500 gift certificate from Clowes Jewellers.

The Red Deer Catholic School districts and SUBWAY® have joined forces for the SUBWAY® School Challenge, to encourage our school age girls to embrace fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The school with the highest percentage of participants wins a SUBWAY® celebration party.

Many local businesses have also donated amazing draw prizes, swag bag stuffers and finishers’ prizes for our participants, including more than 100 age group awards totaling more than $4000, courtesy of One Tooth Active Wear.

“We are so thankful for the awareness that this amazing event brings to our work, and for the opportunity to engage and partner with so many supporting businesses and community groups. We are looking forward to the event on May 12, 2018 and hope to meet many new people from across Central Alberta,” says Byron Bradley.

In partnership with the Red Deer Primary Care Network, the Women’s Fun Run has had nearly 6000 participants cross the finish line and has donated more than $50,000.00 to local charities. Their goal is to inspire women and girls to get out, be more active and to give back to their community.

About The Mustard Seed:

The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for men and women experiencing poverty and homelessness since 1984. The Mustard Seed delivers basic services, housing and employment programs to those in need and partners with the community to address the root causes of poverty. https://theseed.ca/

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Winners announced for Red Deer Hospital Lottery

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The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation has announced the winners of the 2024 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home and Tiny Home prize packages, as well as the Mega Bucks 50.

The Mega Bucks 50 jackpot reached $607,200.00, which makes Carolyn Pelerine of Cochrane, Alberta the winner of $303,600.00.

In addition, the luxurious Tree Hugger Tiny Home Prize Package, complete with accessories by Urban Barn and valued at $163,798.00, is now owned by Mary Vincent of Red Deer.

The coveted Sorento Dream Home Prize Package, which includes furnishings and accessories by Urban Barn and boasts a total value of $1,072,624.00, has been awarded to Maxine Rumohr of Sylvan Lake.

The highly anticipated draw took place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation office, located within the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, with an announcement following live on Facebook, allowing participants and supporters to join in the excitement virtually.

“We are delighted to congratulate the winners of this year’s Red Deer Hospital Lottery,” said Manon Therriault, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. “The funds raised from this lottery will significantly contribute to enhancing patient care and services at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated and supported this important cause.”

Proceeds from the Red Deer Hospital Lottery and Mega Bucks 50 will contribute to acquiring critically needed, state-of-the-art equipment for several units at the Red Deer Hospital.

This year’s lottery will fund equipment such as a phototherapy system, which allows parents to hold and soothe their infant while undergoing phototherapy, a cardiology case cart to monitor cardiac rhythms during stress testing, and other equipment to help provide excellent care for patients in the emergency and operating rooms at the Red Deer Hospital.

The winners of a variety of electronics were also drawn today. A full list of winners will be available in the coming days on the official lottery website at reddeerhospitallottery.ca. Prize winners who have not already been notified will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their prizes.

The keys to the Sorento Dream Home and the Tree Hugger Tiny Home will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony this summer.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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