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10th Annual Red Deer Justice Film Festival

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Red Deer, Ab. – The 10th annual Red Deer Justice Film Festival is fast approaching and will be held January 25-27, 2018. Since 2008, the festival has served as a vehicle for enlightenment and conversation regarding global issues.

Put on by Red Deer residents Lane Tomalty, Breanna Fitzpatrick, and Amanda and Chelsea Hadland, the Justice Film Festival believes in social education and involvement. The festival is free to the public and entirely sponsored by the generous donations of local businesses and individuals. With a passion for communal and worldwide activism, these four women have selected twelve powerful films that will enthrall audiences.

With films tackling various topics such as living with cancer, immigration matters, and the connective power of music, this year’s festival hopes to further engage with its audience through post-show discussions where an expert on the film’s subject matter will speak and answer questions.

The Festival will take place at Red Deer College’s Welikoklad Event Centre in downtown Red Deer. Screenings are held from 6pm-11:30pm each day with matinée screenings on Saturday from 12:30-5pm.

For additional information and to learn more about the Justice Film Festival, please visit http://www.reddeerjusticefilmfest.ca.

Click the link above to see trailers on the films featured in this gallery:

 

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Community is everything to this locally-owned business

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The word “community” has as many meanings as the people who use the word.  Is it the place that you live?  Is it the people you care about? Is it a group of people with common interests?  Or a group from a common cultural background?

In the case of Derrick Peterson, “community” means everything.  It’s the city, the region, the people who live here, his employees, his clients, and the organizations that work hard to improve things. His business, Riverview Insurance Solutions, a local success story with 3 decades of service under its belt, depends on serving a wide cross-section of businesses, farms, and family.

We caught up to Derrick and associate Nathan Toornstra at the Alberta Open, held recently at the historic Red Deer Golf and Country Club. We wanted to get their thoughts on why it’s important for them to get involved in community events and charitable initiatives.

“We take the time to get to know you and learn what you expect from your coverage and what you expect from us. From there, we will present you with several options and educate you on the pros and cons of each to assist you in making an informed decision.”

Riverview Insurance Solutions is a Central Alberta based firm that uses an educational and advisory approach. We work with businessesindividuals/families, and farmers to create personalized programs to address their employee benefits, asset protection, and wealth preservation concerns.

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To Market, To Market, To Buy a . . .

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET, TO BUY A . . .

My Saturday, July 7 trip to the Red Deer Farmers’ Market was not to buy a fat pig. I did have a lengthy chat with Dennis Moffat who runs the market and has been doing so for half his life. Dennis was my PE teacher back in the 60’s when I attended River Glen School–one of the really good ones we all hope to have. He spent many years on City Council and is also known for his silk screen art. I’ll likely interview the Market’s founder at a later date but, for now, here’s a YouTube video.

My videos this week are of the Chicken Lady, a local singer, and the Pottery Lady. As I chat with each one, I learn a great deal and often have fellow marketers stop to add to the conversation. Cindy, of Rooster Ranch, told me how she’d lost 40 chickens last week.

Either a fox or skunk or weasel has discovered the ranch and is rustling up supper with a seemingly endless appetite. I suggested mounting a trail camera to discover who and how the flock is being attacked. Hopefully, she’ll be able to hatch a plan to catch the varmint.

Bradley Abel is the second video.

I only captured a minute of a self-written tune but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe next week I’ll pick up his CD. He plays solo and with a band (known simply as the Bradley Abel Band) at various venues around town. He mentioned a handful but I remember the Hideout, Café Pergola, and the East 40th Pub.

My final video is of Maureen Lewis, the Pottery Lady.

What a fabulous array of all things round? My mom was a bit of a potter and, as my conversation with Maureen revealed, Maureen had purchased some of mom’s potting tools when Donna Mae had fired her last project.

Those are Saturday’s videos but my visit to the Market entailed many more conversations and stops. As always, I picked up my coffee from Phil and Darla, a Sassy Salad from Cindy, cukes from Edgar Farms, a 6-pack of cinnamon buns, Sunflower Sprouts from I Love Sprouts (grown in one of the hangars at Springbrook), and 5 for $10 videos–including 3 old Clint Eastwood shoot ‘em ups.

Great weather. Great vendors. Great visits.

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