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MS research one step at a time

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:11


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Allan Kristinson is optimistic a cure can be found for multiple sclerosis.

You wouldn’t know it to look at  him; he looks like any other middle-aged man — he is articulate and active, holds down a job, but Allan Kristinson has been living with multiple sclerosis since 1996.
“I woke up one morning not being able to see out of my right eye and with the right side of my body numb and my speech was very delayed and slurred. It just happened overnight,” said Kristinson, who been on the staff of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Lethbridge for the past three years but has been working with them in some capacity for the past 21.

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Celebrating spring, Ukrainian style

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Written by Lindsay Ducharme, For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:08

 

Enrolling in dance class is almost a rite of passage for many preschoolers; however, for Darina Chernevych, her parents’ decision to get her involved in the Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club encompassed much more than cute costumes and a chance to burn off some energy.
“We wanted to get her involved for a variety of reasons; part of it was getting connected to Ukrainian culture,” explained Darina’s father, Andrew Chernevych.
“Another big thing is it’s the perfect combination of physical activity and artistic pursuit because there is dance choreography, there is music and there is physical movement; it’s perfect for one activity.”

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A salute to volunteers

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Written by Lindsay Ducharme, For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 13:41


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Lindsay Ducharme
Diana Sim, left, is the executive director of Volunteer Lethbridge, which works to connect people to volunteer opportunities in the community. This week Volunteer Lethbridge is celebrating National Volunteer Week, which recognizes the important contributions made by volunteers.

For Marnie Brown, volunteering is not simply a pastime, it has truly become her passion. Brown, like so many avid volunteers, explained that although she initially began volunteering as a way to help others, she quickly discovered the incredible impact the experience had on her own life. “I know with certainty that I’m going to learn something I didn’t know and I am going to meet some interesting people,” she described.
Brown is one of over 13 million Canadians Volunteer Canada, along with Volunteer Lethbridge, are seeking to recognize, celebrate and thank during National Volunteer Week running April 6-12.

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Special Olympics adds diversity

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Written by Dale Woodard for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:23


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Jordan Svennes releases the ball while teammate Kyle Polvi looks on during a Special Olympics bowling practice at Holiday Bowl. Special Olympics Lethbridge is preparing to add four new sports to its lineup this year.

Special Olympics Lethbridge is ready to step up its game. With another registration season coming up in September, the local group is hoping to add four new sports to an already impressive list of activities Special Olympics Lethbridge currently offers.
And to gauge interest into the newly considered sports, Special Olympics Lethbridge will be holding clinics this spring to allow athletes to score a slam dunk with basketball, score with soccer, get on the ball with bocce or get in the groove with rhythmic gymnastics.

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The sound of music is in the air

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:51


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Karly Lewis, second from right, band instructor at Gilbert Paterson Middle School, poses with her Grade 8 band students Tanner Lapointe, Tori Norlin and Kelsi Shearer. The Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival is ready to kick off at various city venues.

It is time, once again, for the annual Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival, March 31-April 12. “It’s always new and exciting. I always love listening to new people,” said Kiwanis festival general manager Beth Cook.
As always, it is a great opportunity to check out talent of all ages participating in 80 different sessions from the popular organ category which returned last year to the always popular piano, plus there will be numerous bands and acting.
This year, there are approximately 1,100 entrants who will be adjudicated by 15 adjudicators, who will offer advice and suggestions for improvement and recommend them to move on to the provincial festival.

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Tribute bands highlight the week
16/04/2014 | Richard Amery for the Sun Times

This is a great week for big names and tribute bands.
There are a couple of excellent tribute acts ringing in the long weekend.
Soundgarden starts things off Thursday, April 17 with Re/Opened: a tribute [ ... ]


Athletes should meet certain standard of behaviour
24/09/2013 | Dave Sulz, Sun Times

Welcome to the latest edition of “Athletes Behaving Badly.”
In the spotlight this week is Von Miller, the Denver Broncos’ outstanding linebacker. Miller has already had a rough summer. The Nation [ ... ]




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