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National level volleyball talent – Notre Dame Cougars’ Shynelle Woroniuk is ASDC Central Athlete of the Month

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for April 2020 is Shynelle Woroniuk. Shynelle Woroniuk is a 16 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 11 student at Ecole Notre Dame High School and a competitive multi-sport athlete.

Shynelle has had a great deal of success in a variety of sports, including fastball, basketball, badminton, athletics and volleyball. In the past year, Shynelle won an ASAA Gold Medal in Mixed Doubles Badminton, a ASAA Bronze Medal in High Jump, an Aggregate 3rd at ASAA Athletic Provincials, and a Silver medal in Badminton Mixed Doubles at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. Last summer Shynelle was named to Volleyball Alberta’s Provincial 16U Women’s Team for the 2nd year in a row and competed at Volleyball Canada’s Cup in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During her HS volleyball season Shynelle was named to the All-Star Team at four different tournaments and was named to the League All-Star team.

Most recently, Shynelle was selected by Volleyball Canada as one of 16 athletes from across Canada to join the National Excellence Program at the Team Canada Women’s Volleyball training centre in Richmond, BC for the fall semester.  The National Excellence Program (NEP) is designed to prepare athletes to perform at the highest level of our sport and to continue their development towards the National Senior Team Program and/or playing professional volleyball.  NEP athletes, through training, competition, and tours are introduced to leading international volleyball programs and clubs.  Shynelle is one of three Alberta athletes selected to the program.

In the classroom, Shynelle is an Honours student at Notre Dame. Shynelle’s goals include playing volleyball at a post-secondary level in either USport in Canada or NCAA D1 in the United States, and is currently considering several scholarship offers.

With Shynelle’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central, she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her volleyball career!

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month – Shynelle Woroniuk

 

The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.

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Local artist records original song for Remembrance Day with video showcasing Red Deer’s military history

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Editor’s note: This article was published in 2020.  It was extremely popular in the Central Alberta region so we wanted to circulate it again this year, now even more poignant with the war in Ukraine. The video uses many images that are familiar to Central Albertans and pays tribute to Central Alberta soldiers who have deployed internationally over the years. 

This spring, a singer and songwriter friend of mine from Red Deer, Shelly Dion, came to me with a song idea that had, in her words, been “knocking around in my head for the past 30 years”. She said that she really wanted to pay her respects to the people who sacrificed their lives and livelihoods to go to war.

The song is called “Lay Me Down”, and it’s a very fitting song for this time of year. We decided to get together and record a simple version of the song.  Then I sent her off to see musical wizard, Red Deer’s Heath West of Medodius Design.  Heath came up with some excellent improvements and we recorded it in his studio this fall.

As Honorary Colonel of 41 Signal Regiment in Alberta, I’m always looking for opportunities to promote the military, our Regiment’s members, and of course at this time of year, to acknowledge the sacrifice made by the men and women who serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. “Lay Me Down” hit all the right notes.

With some help from Counsellor Michael Dawe, long-time archivist for the City of Red Deer, I gained access to some wonderful historic photos that helped me to tell some of the stories of Red Deer’s military history. At the same time, I wanted to help the members of our Regiment honour the many local members who have volunteered to put their lives and careers on hold to deploy internationally to places like Afghanistan, Golan Heights, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and more recently Ukraine and Latvia. This project allowed me to both profiles some local history and recognize our more modern history. Thanks to WO Drew Adkins of 41 Signal Regiment for his help in coordinating photos from our wall of fame inside Cormack Armoury.

The above video is the result. Take some time to learn about our local military history. Do you know who Cormack Armoury is named after? You’ll also learn about local members of 41 Signal Regiment (2 Sqn), many of whom actively serve in the Armed Forces today. You may even know some of them as neighbours, friends, and co-workers.  Please take a moment to acknowledge their service, and on November 11th, attend a service, and at the very least, take a moment at 11 AM to be silent and consider how lucky we are to be at peace in our country.

“Lay Me Down” is written and performed by Shelly Dion and produced and engineered by Heath West. Musicians: Bagpipes Glenn MacLeod, acoustic guitar Heath West, electric guitars Lloyd Lewis, drums Phil Liska, Bass Doug Gagnon.

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Test of Halloween candy at Rocky Mountain House reveals Fentanyl

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From Rocky Mountain House RCMP News Releases

While examining Halloween candy this week, a parent in Rocky Mountain House discovered an open package with three pieces of a dark substance that looked suspicious.

Concerned, the parent turned over the package to Rocky Mountain House RCMP. Early tests from the Alberta RCMP Forensic Identification Section have identified the presence of Fentanyl.

The substance has been sent to the RCMP Lab for further tests.  While Rocky RCMP try to discover the source of the package, they’re reminding parents to take extra precaution in examining their children’s Halloween candy.   Remember that any unsealed candy should be thrown away immediately.

If you find anything suspicious in your candy, contact your local Police.

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