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Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics; Period Promise Campaign Launching May 1

The COVID-19 pandemic has made affording menstrual products more difficult. Job losses mean that more people than ever are struggling to purchase the menstrual products they need. United Way’s Period Promise campaign, presented locally with our partners Tampax©, Always©, Grand & Toy, and the Soroptimist International of Central Alberta offers a solution.   Central Albertans like you can tackle period poverty May […]

The Big Wait

Remember how it felt finally saying goodbye to 2020?  Everyone agreed that there had never been a worse year in living memory and how 2021 had to, by default, be better – ‘knock wood’.  Here we sit now, the first two months of 2021 have passed, and we’re at the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. So far, 2021 has been a period […]

New Year, New Office.

After the holiday season, people generally organize and put everything away.  You may notice that as soon as Boxing Day ads finish on TV, they are replaced with ads for weight loss, house cleaning and organization.  People are putting away their new gifts, throwing away things that are taking up too much space, and getting […]

Our Community Can’t Recover Without You

We’ve never had a year like this.   ‘Multi-tasking’ took on a whole new meaning for us this year, as we’re sure it did for many of you as well.  In March, we suddenly found ourselves creating space in our homes for ‘offices’, learning how not to bump colleagues off Zoom meetings, (not to mention ensuring your laptop camera is off before you come to […]

12 Years of Pink

12 Years of Pink. February 27th, 2019 | #PinkShirtDay It’s been 12 years since David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a male ninth grade student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. (Wikipedia) Since then, the idea of wearing […]

Facing Unexpected Tragedy

Facing Unexpected Tragedy. February 7th, 2019 | Real People, Real Impact On June 17, 2004, Carla Schneider was finishing up her workday, as a delivery driver for an automotive paint supplier. During her last delivery of the day, she was making a left-hand turn into her destination when her truck was broadsided by a speeding […]

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