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Young Local Selling Cupcakes For SPCA!


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Jayda Monilaws is making a difference.

The eight year old Red Deer girl is celebrating her 4th year selling cupcakes to help support animals in the Red Deer and District SPCA.

Jayda was in kindergarten when she first decided it would be a good idea to sell cupcakes for animals who were without a forever home. That first year, her mom Nicki Monilaws helped by baking the cupcakes and selling them to neighbours and friends. Mom and daughter raised just under 0.

Three years later they’ve raised almost 00.

And year four has been a great success. Jayda sold out of her cupcakes by early afternoon. She had set up where her mom styles hair at Mane Attraction.

SPCA Cupcake Day



Proceeds from Central Alberta Cupcake Day will help the SPCA deal with an 18 percent drop in it’s operational budget in 2017, the result of a struggling economy over the past couple of years.

Cupcakes are available at the following locations:

-ATB at the Bower Mall
-Babycakes Cupcakery (where you can purchase the featured Banana Foster Cupcake)
-Bone and Biscuit, Easthill
-Clearview Dog & Cat Hospitals
-Fetch Haus
-Mane Attraction
-Piper Creek Pet Resort
-Sweetness and Shenanigans
-The Sylvan Lake Vet Clinic

Lindsay has lived in Red Deer for over 25 years, and admires what the city of Red Deer offers as a community. In relation to journalism, she has previously worked in the business, and enjoys how photojournalism isn't just about a photo, but the story that is adjacent to it.

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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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Last Day: What would you do with $20,000 Early Bird Prize?

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