Five Things to Check out at Westerner Days 2016
One thing we love about Red Deer, is how great our community comes together to celebrate and support one another. One of these celebrations is Westerner Days and with us gearing up for day two we wanted to showcase some of the highlights of this year. So, let’s all celebrate our inner westerner and check out these five things at the 125th anniversary of Westerner Days.
Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region - Second Annual Formal Garden Party Fundraiser
As mentioned early this week, we are excited to announce our partnership with Habitat for Humanity Red Deer in our upcoming 50/50 draw. Founded in 1994, Habitat for Humanity Red Deer region Society has since built 29 homes and continues to grow this number annually. Because of their longstanding relationships within their international communities, Habitat for Humanity has been able to promote homeownership as means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
An Open Letter From Red Deer Kinette Club Member, Terri Hemphill
As the Red Deer Kinette’s kick off their annual 50/50 cash raffle, we wanted to showcase what it means to be a Red Deer Kinette Club member. From ‘Ladies Nights’ to their organized ‘Senior’s Light Tour’, all 13 members thrive on volunteer opportunities and have built a great reputation in the Red Deer community.
Terri Hemphill, a current Red Deer Kinette Club member, has found a support system and friendship from her club members and in order to showcase what the Kinette Club means to her, she shared her story with us.
Member Interview: Dream Home Chairman, Craig Smallwood
This week, we were lucky to sit-down and take a look at what it's like to be Dream Home Chairman of the Red Deer Kinsmen Club. From a young age, Craig Smallwood has been part of the community and his journey highlights the added benefits of being part of the Kinsmen Club.
Happy Father’s Day | Five Red Deer activities to do this weekend with your dad
Father’s Day is this coming Sunday and in honor of appreciating all that our fathers do, let’s make this one the best yet. From early morning hockey games to being your on-call handy man, our fathers are always there and deserve to be recognized for that. To make sure this weekend is spent creating special memories shared amongst your whole family, we have come up with five Red Deer activities to do this weekend with your dad.
Community Spotlight: Saying Goodbye to Loaves and Fishes
At the Red Deer Kinsmen Club, one of our consistent goals is to showcase the amazing work of those in our own community. With a growing rate of assistance that is needed to help those affected by hunger, abuse, addiction and homelessness, it’s important that we have organizations that make these issues a priority. Loaves and Fishes was one of those organizations that stepped up and continued to change the lives of so many people over the years. From delivering nourishing food to those who need it most to providing safety from oppression and discrimination, Loaves and Fishes truly demonstrated what it meant to help others. After 20 years of service Loaves and Fishes Benevolent Society is closing its doors and we want to just say thank you for everything that they have done for the community.Read More
Fort McMurray Wildfires | Ten ways Red Deerians can contribute to relief efforts
When tragedy strikes at home, our community naturally becomes strong but when tragedy strikes close to home, our community is forced to become even stronger. For all those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires, our hearts go out to you and our mission is to make sure that you are supported with a community of people from all over the country. In Red Deer itself, we are strongly committed to standing by our neighbours from the north and here are ten ways Red Deerians can contribute to relief efforts now and in the coming days.
Interview: Melissa Vine from Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre!
One of the best part about our club is that we're in a position to give back to those around us. From the Red Deer Food Bank to the Family Services of Central Alberta, not only have we made meaningful relationships with charities and non profits, but we've been able to work together and change lives in the process. Most recently, we were able to contribute to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. In order to show you how the organization assists children with special needs, we've asked Melissa Vine, Aspire's Fund Development Coordinator, a few questions.
Celebrate the Redevelopment of The Red Deer Area With the Kinsmen!
If you've been in Red Deer for long enough, there's a good chance that you have at least one fond memory of The Red Deer Arena. Whether you were cheering on your favourite hockey team or you used the facility for a birthday party or other get together, this area, which has been around for more than 60 years, is a vital part of our city. In order to meet the demands of Red Deer's growing population, the city has decided to give us a brand new area which will be completed by mid-2018 and will be used for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Although our new area will lead to more opportunities for sports, music, and other forms of entertainment, it also means that we'll have to say goodbye to one of our city's most iconic buildings.Read More
Become a Dream Home Lottery Sponsor Today!
Are you a business owner? How would you like to promote your products/services to thousands of people in Alberta while giving back to the community? Thanks to the Dream Home Lottery, you can do both at the same time!
Since 1981, The Red Deer Kinsmen Club has been giving Albertans the chance to win a brand new home and other fantastic prizes, including cars and vacations. Thanks to the efforts of our home builder, sponsors, and ticket buyers, we've been able to change lives and support organizations like The Red Deer Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Family Services of Central Alberta, and the Red Deer Regional Hospital. This year, we've broken down our prizing categories into tiers and have listed the recommended contributions to qualify. Acceptable forms of prizes include your product as a whole or at a discounted rate, or a cash offering equivalent to the recommended contribution level.