2016 Texas 4000 Team Rolls Into Edmonton As Part Of 70-Day Journey to Alaska for 13th Annual Ride Benefitting Cancer Research

Texas Ride fpr Cancer ResearchOn the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000 team will be rolling through Edmonton on Thursday, July 21st, just 48 days after departing from Austin, Texas on their way to Anchorage, Alaska. While in Edmonton, the 2016 Texas 4000 Team will celebrate and share hope, knowledge and charity with friends and family before continuing on their 70-day journey. 67 riders who have raised over $485,000 for cancer research, treatment and prevention will begin 4,000-mile bicycle journey The 67 undergraduate and graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin will brave the rain, sleet, wind, snow, heat and pedal more than 4,000 miles in the fight against cancer. After 18-months of leadership development training, volunteering, fundraising, and cycling, riders are put to the test throughout their summer ride to Alaska. 

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Streets Alive Mission Hosts Summer Wing Ding 2016 Fundraiser in Lethbridge

LethbridgeCountry 95’s Brent “Brooksie” Brooks is sure to bring the fun as emcee at the Summer Wing Ding 2016 fundraiser. On July 19th, everyone is invited to join in the fantastic evening of food, friends, and fun, complete with dinner, dessert, and lively entertainment, all in support of Streets Alive Mission. Get in quick, this event is always a sell out due to the 200 seat limit, and tickets must be bought in advance. Ken Kissick, co-founder of Streets Alive Mission says, “Wing Ding is an event to connect people passionate about making a difference in our community with the life changing programs offered through Streets Alive Mission.”The Wing Ding is Streets Alive Mission’s main fundraising event for the summer. There will be a number of ways to contribute to the life-recovery services, offered at no-charge, to the people served at the Mission:

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Wood Buffalo Housing Development Corporation Rental Units Cleared for Re-Occupation

WBHDCThe Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (WBHDC) announced today it has cleared all its rental accommodations for re-occupation by residents displaced by wildfire, with the exception of seniors’ accommodations. WBHDC has completed the cleaning of the common areas in all its buildings including all walls, ceilings and carpets, HVAC systems and air scrubbing, and replacement of insulation in buildings where it was required. Sample data tested by our environmental consultant identifies ‘minimal concern for occupant health and safety.”I want to commend WBHDC staff who returned to Fort McMurray early, our insurance adjuster, Crawford Canada, and the more than 350 clean-up contractors that have enabled us to open our doors ahead of schedule,” said Maggie Farrington, Chair of WBHDC’s Board.

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Aventa Centre of Excellence for Women with Addictions in Calgary Honoured with 2016 Community Justice Award

Aventa Centre logoThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the awards event co-hosted with the Medicine Hat Police Service at McDougall Centre in Calgary. The 2016 Community Justice Awards have been presented to recipients from across Alberta in recognition of their local community safety and crime-prevention work. Aventa received an award in the category of Leadership for providing a holistic and client-centred approach to addictions and trauma recovery.  Aventa was recognized along with following recipients; in the category of Innovation; Kainai Peacemaking Program (Blood Tribe), in the category of Community Mobilization; Constable Steven Baker (Lethbridge Police Service), in the category of Partnerships and Collaboration; Sergeant Gary Maclaren (Maskwacis RCMP Detachment), Tully R. Johnson (Rosebrier Rural Crime Watch), and Constable Scott Lowe (Peace River RCMP Detachment).

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