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 February 2017                                                                                 Vol 9, Issue  2
Turning a New Page
Dear  ,     

It was wonderful to celebrate with a crowd of caring community citizens who helped close the 2016 campaign during our Community Celebration Breakfast.  Much more important than hearing the final tally of donations was to hear the impact that we're making with the money invested. We consider 2016 to be a  success because we are able to maintain our investment level in the community, although slightly less money was raised through the annual campaign. Here's a report from the Red Deer Express on the event.

A great-big thanks to our out-going Campaign Co-Chair Craig Curtis for his dedication and enthusiasm these past two years. He has made our organization so much stronger thanks to his leadership at the campaign table.

We're also delighted that Ken Johnston is staying on as Campaign Co-Chair for a second year, and that Linda Wilson will be joining him to lead the 2017 fall campaign.

We think this is a great start to a new chapter! 
More Than Meals on Wheels:
Vital Link
Sybil Weekley is one of the many Red Deer Meals on Wheels clients.

"I am grateful for a very necessary service," said Sybil. "Not only for the meals, but because someone comes in every day during the week.They use my name. I have someone to speak to, some connection with the outside world. That's very important."

Breakfast Community Celebration Breakfast:
It's All About the Impact
Over 220 people gathered to enjoy a hot breakfast and hear heart-warming stories of the impact they are making in our Central Alberta Community.

Special thanks to Collins Barrow and Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer for making this event possible.
On February 22nd Canadians marked "Pink Shirt Day" to take a stand against bullying.

That special day of awareness has come and gone, but how would you find the services that are available to parents and children trying to cope with bullying behavior?
Chuck-a-Puck for United Way
The inaugural Chuck-A-Puck for United Way was held on February 24, 2017. Fans purchased soft pucks to throw on the ice for a chance to win three great prize packages.

Thanks to TBS Hockey and the Rebels for presenting this great event!

Special thanks to all of our sponsors who made the event a great success: Baymont Inn & Suites, Blue Sage Catering, Browns Social House, Collicutt Centre, ENMAX, Jump 360, London Drugs,
RAW Impressions Photography, Speedpro Signs,
Telus and Visions Electronics.
Look at All the Ways You Can Help
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