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Central Alberta

United Way 2018 Campaign wraps up with a show of love for supporters

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United Way Celebrates the Local Love Shown in Central Alberta

United Way volunteers and supporters gathered Friday morning to enjoy a Community Celebration Breakfast.  This event – presented by RSM in partnership with the Radisson Hotel Red Deer, and Olymel – recognizes the support of Central Albertans and celebrates the impact that United Way is making across the region.

The 2018 theme ‘Show Your Local Love’ was driven home this morning as many gathered to celebrate the incredible contributions of many supporters who have ensured visible and lasting change for our community.

United Way’s campaign objective is always to raise as much as possible to maximize the impact in the community.  This year Central Albertans showed their local love by pledging $2 Million dollars in Central Alberta, with a few campaigns still to wrap up.  This generous support will allow United Way Central Alberta to support programs that address the unignorable issues in our community.

“Thank you all for putting so much heart into making our 2018 campaign a success,” said Ron Sauve, volunteer Campaign Co-Chair. “We have acknowledged a few of our outstanding workplaces here today, but ultimately the success rests on the local love demonstrated by each and every one of you.”

Among those awarded at the Community Celebration Breakfast were the top three fundraising contributors: NOVA Chemicals, MEGlobal and Alberta Health Services. The Rising Star Award went to Costco for continued growth in fundraising and participation, and the Innovation Award went to Scott Builders for their creative campaign initiatives.

“Whether you participated in a workplace campaign, are a corporate donor, gave individually, or gave generously of your time to support United Way Central Alberta, thank you for showing your local love. Because of you, United Way Central Alberta is able to make a positive impact throughout Central Alberta,” said Brett Speight, CEO for United Way Central Alberta. “Now it’s time for us toreview applications and make the difficult decisions about where to invest the dollars raised duringcampaign.”

Community investments for 2019 will be announced in April.

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Community

Lacombe’s “Chairs for Charity” exploding in popularity

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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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Crime

Innisfail woman charged with stealing over $50 thousand from employer

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Red Deer RCMP charge woman for defrauding employer

An Innisfail woman is facing multiple charges following an investigation by the Red Deer RCMP. Police allege that the suspect stole more than $54,000 from her employer between September 2015 and 2017.

The Red Deer RCMP Financial Crime Unit recently completed an investigation, and uncovered the fraud. It is alleged that the women, while serving as the Executive Director of a local member association, misused the funds of the organization for personal use.

Pamela Bernard (38) of Innisfail has been charged with 11 Criminal Code charges, including:

  • Fraud exceeding $5,000 (x3)
  • Fraud under $5000 (x2)
  • Theft under $5000 (x2)
  • Theft over $5000 (x2)
  • Falsification of books/documents

Pamela Bernard’s first court appearance is scheduled for August 2, 2019 in Red Deer Provincial Court.

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