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Sponsored Programs

Some of the on-going programs that the Kiwanis Club of Red Deer sponsors are the following:

1) Red Deer Kiwanis Safety City: Dedicated to the safety training of young children: www.safetycity.ca

2) Camp Sherbino: A Girl Guides of Canada campsite near Sylvan Lake:

3) Kiwanis Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts: A week long event followed by a special "Showcase" that provides the opportunity for young local music performers to compete and receive professional adjudication: www.rdc.ab.ca/continuingeducation/performing_arts/festival_performing_arts.html

4) Terrific Kids Program: A program connected with local elementary schools that aims at building young students' self-esteem through monthly individual awards to students chosen by their teachers. www.indkiw.org/Downloads/Terrific%20Kids.pdf

5) Kiwanis Harmony Gardens: Kiwanis and Twilight Homes Foundation Teamed up to help with building a musical place for year round entertainment no matter the age of a child or the ability, anyone can come and play music and enjoy the great out doors at Kerrywood Nature Center.

6) Twilight Homes Foundation: Initiated by Kiwanis in 1953, this Foundation operated Seniors Retirement residences in Red Deer serving 354 living spaces. In 2009, the housing management function was turned over to the Piper Creek Foundation, so that THF is now strictly a charitable organization for local senior's and other causes. As a self-funded organization, the Kiwanis Club no longer makes cash donations to the THF but oversees the management with Kiwanis members serving seven of the nine Board of Director positions. The scope, history and contribution record of this outstanding Foundation can be found through the Club History link on the Home page.

7) The Golden Circle: This is a social and recreational centre for Seniors, the building of which Kiwanis in Red Deer spearheaded in 1977, and subsequently contributed over $130,000. The Club continues to be involved in management of the facility and funds are donated by Twilight Homes.

8) Christmas Carol Festival: This is a very popular two-night Christmas song and music event sponsored and organized by the Red Deer Kiwanis Club, and held at the Gaetz United Church. Typically over $2000 in donations for the Christmas Bureau and hundreds of dollars in food are collected for the local Food Bank.

9) Scholarships and Awards: Our Kiwanis Club donates scholarship funds to several local high schools to deserving students. Each award is named after a deceased or current member of Kiwanis to recognize their contributions. Typically about $1500 total is donated.

10) Loaves & Fishes: An organization that prepares food for the hungry,both adult and children. Loaves and Fishes currently assists more than 200 children in the Red Deer area alone, with a nutritious lunch 5 days a week from September to June. Red Deer Kiwanis Club recently made a 3 year monetary commitment to this organization to assist with the "SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM".

11) Local Educational and Athletics: We routinely support a wide variety of school initiatives, such as Music programs, elementary school breakfast programs, and the P.A.R.T.Y program. Financial assistance has been provided to the Young Writers Workshop and workshops on multiculturalism. Noteworthy here was a $2700 purchase of books for special education classrooms

12) Ronald MacDonald House - Red Deer Kiwanis in conjunction with Twilight Homes foundation made a substantial monetary commitment to this deserving Group. Their donation went towards a room for families of children undergoing procedures at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, to stay and be close to their loved ones.

13) Alzheimer Safely Home Program  Kiwanis Club of Red Deer recently Donated funds to this new and worthy initiative. "Further information can be found at www.alzheimer.ab.ca

The Central AB Science Fair, the Red Deer Royals, Red Deer Minor Soccer, the Alberta Winter games, summer camps for special needs children and other local sports are just a few of the other commitments made by the Kiwanis club of Red Deer.

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