Whitemud Equine’s Lynda Tennessen Wins First National Horse Stewardship Award

Whitemud Equine CentreAn Edmonton woman’s exceptional compassion for horses at the grassroots level has earned her a national stewardship award. Lynda Tennessen, the herd and lessons manager for the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association, has won Equine Canada’s inaugural Horse Health and Welfare Stewardship Award. In the nearly 20 years she’s worked at WELCA, Tennessen has devoted herself to the physical and emotional well-being of the centre’s horses.  That commitment has extended the animals’ useful, healthy working life as lesson horses well into their 30s, providing the income required to care for them once they retire. The life expectancy of a horse is about 25 years, though many horses at WELCA are significantly older.

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Tickets Now on Sale for the 2014 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala on March 7, 2014 | Calgary

Immigrant Services CalgarySince 1997, ISC has hosted the annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA), which brings together individuals, organizations, three levels of government, and the community. This year’s gala will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014, at The Westin Calgary Hotel.The gala honours the contributions and exceptional achievements of immigrants and refugees in the Calgary community through the presentation of awards and youth scholarships.

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ABMI Releases First Ever Comprehensive Report on Biodiversity in Athabasca Oil Sands Area

Alberta_Biodiversity_Monitoring_Institute250Today, the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) released the first comprehensive report on the status of Alberta’s species in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area (AOSA). Found in NE Alberta, the AOSA makes up 14% of Alberta’s land area, and is central to Alberta’s economy. Situated within the Boreal Forest Natural Region. It also contains the Athabasca oil sands deposit, 77% of Canada’s proven oil reserves and supports a growing energy extraction sector. Managing the cumulative effects of economic activity in the area requires transparent and credible scientific data on the state of the region’s environment.

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1st Annual Charity Poker Tournament to Benefit Edmonton Food Bank and Santas Anonymous, November 14 to 17, 2013

Charity Poker TournamentMore than a dozen celebrities are confirmed to join local poker players to raise awareness and funds to support the Edmonton Food Bank and Santas Anonymous at the 1st Annual Celebrity ALL-IN for Charity Poker Tournament.  A series of charity poker events will take place from November 14th to 16th and conclude with the Celebrity main event on November 17th at 2pm, presented by Hot 107 FM. This will be the first year that Casino Yellowhead has hosted the Celebrities ALL-IN for Charity Poker Classic, and they will target to raise over $20,000 in donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank and Santas Anonymous to split equally.  Pure Canadian Gaming will host the charity event annually.

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