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    To Those Who Need It Most

    30 Jul, 2019

    Written By Ryan Charles Parker     Of course, many don’t think that a disaster situation will happen to them. That doesn’t happen here. It only happens to other people. Why give in to excessive worry?   Granted, there is no reason to delve into exce…

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    Inclusion Without Conditions

    24 Jul, 2019

      Written by Ryan Charles Parker   Life gives us all mountains to climb. Obstacles that we would rather not have to traverse. Most of these simply come with the territory when you are born in this world. But some of these mountains are man-made. Diffic…

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    Transitioning Through Tragedy

    17 Jul, 2019

    Written by Ryan Charles Parker Perhaps you arrive at home in the evening and notice that the window on your front door is broken. Upon entering the house, you notice that some of your electronics have been stolen. You immediately notify the police as to w…

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    The Not-So-Sexy Side of Volunteering

    16 Jul, 2019

    Written by Danielle Stewart   Volunteering is multi-faceted in its importance to our society.  It enriches our society, brings us together as a community, and helps keep organizations afloat. However, when we think of volunteering, there seems to be an a…

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    Lending a Helping Hand

    04 Jul, 2019

    Written by Ryan Charles Parker    /      Photo: The Lending Cupboard There are two groups of people that directly benefit from the tremendous work The Lending Cupboard does on a daily basis: those with health issues and everybody else.   Why is t…

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    Road Bumps, Not Roadblocks

    27 Jun, 2019

    Written by Ryan Charles Parker Photo: Janet de LaForest of Learning Disabilities Association of Red Deer   Perhaps you have a child who is very bright. She can carry on conversations. She can solve practical problems with great efficiency. She has an …

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    10 Outdoor Volunteering Opportunities

    13 Jun, 2019

    It’s becoming increasingly evident that natural environments are important for our health. Not only is being outdoors fun, but more importantly – it’s good for the brain, body and soul!  According to psychologists, exposure to nature helps us shrug off s…

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    Benefits of Volunteering for Your Youth

    11 Jun, 2019

    Ah, the sights, sounds and smells of summer. Kids laughing on the streets, ice cream trucks, festival and events, the smell of BBQ’s and campfires galore! We love summer, no doubt, however a common theme with parents come summertime is – what am I going …


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