Community News
Summer Day Camps

Preschool and school-aged camps at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Historic Fort Normandeau guarantee lots of warm weather fun! Outdoor adventures, mystery solving, a trip through time: something for every young explorer! Register up to three days before camp: $72 preschool/$150 school-aged, per child. Early drop off/late pick up available. Call 403-346-2010, ext. 111 or visit for more information or to register.

Disc Golf, Anyone?

Did you know that there are two 9-hole disc golf courses in Red Deer? They’re in Victoria Park (Allan Street) and Kentwood (Kent Street and Kendrew Drive). All players have their own disc (from local sports store) or frisbee. Each player throws their disc into the baskets using as few throws as possible. Great fun for families, friends, or special events. Visit to join a league. Scorecards for each course can be printed off at Portable disc golf sets can be borrowed from RDRPCN for events.

Big Bend Market

Big Bend Market supports local farm families and locally made food products, and believes that we are what we eat. We specialize in hormone and antibiotic-free meat and have a variety of gluten-free products. Supplying Alberta with natural, local, healthy produce since October 2007, Big Bend Market South, located in Southpointe Common, is your full fine meats and fresh cuts deli. We also carry ready to go homemade meals: chicken pot pies, cabbage rolls, perogies, tourtiere, meatballs, and stuffed potatoes. Local organic milk, fresh farm eggs, fresh local vegetables, and a variety of locally produced products. We truly are your year-round farmer’s market!

Yoga is for Everyone

Are concerns about how you look or that you’ll be expected to do advanced poses keeping you from attending a yoga class? Yoga is a great experience for every body size and type, at any age. A few simple stretches of the hands, feet, legs, arms, torso, and neck done regularly can help you regain and maintain flexibility. Seek out experienced and empathetic instructors, who specialize in providing a relaxed and supportive environment where these stretches are complemented with safe, accessible balancing postures. With this support, a path to greater physical comfort and security becomes available and you experience only joy when fear and pain are gone!

FREE Kids’ Check-up Promotion

Fridays and Saturdays – FREE Dental Check-up & X-ray Program for children ages 5 and 6 years (see our ad). Call Bower Dental (general dentists) today at 403-347-8008 and mention the ‘FREE Kids’ Check-up Promotion’ to help keep your child smiling.

Horizon Joint Rejuvenation Centre

Sports injury? Osteoarthritis? Tendonitis? Or perhaps plantar fasciitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, or quilters/texters thumb? You’re in luck! Horizon Joint Rejuvenation Centre, located in Sylvan Lake, AB, is a specialized medical clinic helping patients who suffer from chronic joint and orthopedic pain. They offer a variety of new and exciting options to help you live the full life you deserve, including platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, perineurial, and stem cell consultations. With today’s advances, we can now use the body’s own regenerative and restorative components and focus them on rejuvenating an injured area.

The Hamlets at Deer Park

Welcome to your all-inclusive retirement living community, where we bring resort life to you! Some of the amenities include:
• Well-appointed lounges and social spaces; scheduled transportation with privately-owned bus; and theatre;
• Delicious, home-cooked meals served in full-service dining rooms; guest meals and catering; complimentary snacks and beverages available 24 hours a day; and modified menus for those on special diets; and
• Regular exercise; recreation programs; and wellness clinics and programs
All this, PLUS peace of mind with 24-hour-a-day, on-site care staff!

Product Profile: The Beam™

The Beam™ by Nimbleback is a simple self-care tool used for exercise that may have some benefits when used with yoga stretching and breathing exercises. The Beam™ is based on yoga stretching theory and uses the breath to focus on releasing tension. It allows you to take 10 minutes a day to relax and focus on your breath with yoga stretching that will help to release tension and relax the mind and body. Release, relax, and restore your core.

Meet the Professional

Erin Triffo is a Registered Massage Therapist and Reflexology graduate from Alberta Institute of Massage. Erin loves to help her clients with chronic pain relief and relaxation. Trained in therapeutic cupping, reflexology, orthopedic techniques, pre/postnatal, palliative, and baby massage, she strives to understand each client and creates a treatment plan to suit their unique needs. “I’ve seen Erin three times…it’s rare to find someone who just does whatever is necessary to get the job done right AND figure out the SOURCE of the problem. Cupping today. Loved it. Loved her. I’ll be staying.” – K. Berube

Practicing Body Positivity

How often do you look at a photo of yourself and immediately start picking out all the things “wrong” with you? The body positivity movement teaches us to appreciate the uniqueness of every body. It doesn’t mean that we always love every single thing about ourselves, but the goal is to shift the focus away from our outside appearance and instead celebrate our body’s abilities, regardless of size or physical traits. Once we learn to have self-compassion, we can also appreciate others for their differences and come to the realize that diversity is what makes the world a beautiful and interesting place.

Making Informed and Caring Decisions

Q: My siblings and I are concerned about where my elderly father should live. How do we work through our different opinions? A: Well-meaning relatives may disagree with one another or with the aging person about where they should live and the level of care they require. Lawyers work with the family and excellent resources within the community to help ensure that the legal needs of vulnerable people and those who care about them are met. This work can also include discussions about financial circumstances, concerns, and estate planning.