Monday , 19 October 2020

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Sober September shows strength in numbers

Residents showed heroism last month as the community supported those in recovery. Thorpe Recovery Centre Development Coordinator Sara Fox said she was overwhelmed by the amount of support they received for the 5th Sober Heroes campaign. She mentioned they were considering not running the program again next year if this year did not turn out well. There was around 80-100 participants …

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Team Vermilion raises over $30,000 for cancer

Team Vermilion participated once again in the 2020 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer. This year due to the pandemic, they rode 100 kilometres around Vermilion on Saturday. “This is my first 100 kilometre ride ever,” said Dean Barr. Wanting to help support the cause, members of Team Vermilion included Dean Barr, Terry Duncan, Darren Bratrud, Scott Webb, Craig Brown and …

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Raise awareness for Recovery in September

Thorpe Recovery Centre is looking for residents to become Sober Heroes by giving up something in their life for 30 days. “We just wanted to do a fundraiser that was different and also very impactful,” said Development Coordinator Sara Fox. For the fifth year, the Sober September campaign encourages people to walk a mile in an addicts’ shoes. “The intent …

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Parkinson Alberta annual Step n Stride goes virtual

Bud Miller Park is usually home to the annual Flexxaire Parkinson Step n Stride event. As a result of COVID-19, the event will be held virtually this year. The province wide event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Parkinson’s Alberta. Last year, Lloydminster walkers raised around $22,000 out of the total $370,000. The Parkinson Association of Alberta has …

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Local charities to host summer-long golf tournament

Residents in Recovery has paired up with multiple organizations to fundraise with a summer-long golf tourney to help combat mental health and addiction. Local organizations who have partnered with Residents in Recovery are the Lloydminster Regional Health Facility (LRHF), the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre (LGCC), Harvest to Home, and #jaydensstory/Dark Hour Ink. “It gives everybody an opportunity to get …

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Interval Home expansion almost complete

The Lloydminster Interval Home’s expansion project is coming close to being completed. Twelve new beds will be added to the Home’s location. Construction began in November 2019 to make more space for women and children in need. Leanne Wildeman, Resource Development Manager mentioned the expansion was much needed since their space for newcomers was limited. “The reason for the shelter …

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Local non-profits took part in national fundraising challenge

Lakeland College and Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Lloydminster (BBSA) joined in on the Great Canadian Giving Challenge (GCGC) to raise money for their organizations. Both non profits work with canadahelps.org, who started the GCGC campaign. Canada Helps reached out via email, and the Lloydminster establishments decided to join in. The non-profits felt it was an opportunity to raise …

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Lloyd Rescue Squad looking to replace diving equipment

The Lloydminster Rescue Squad started a gofundme page for community members to donate money towards getting new rescue equipment. Their current diving equipment has remained in good shape but it is not up to date with technology. The squad has gear that is over 10 years old mentioned Ryan Leblanc, Deputy Chief. “It’s been a busy week for Lloyd Rescue …

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