Category: Social Justice

HSAA Members Join Dragon Boat Races in Lethbridge

Two HSAA members were among the people taking part in the recent Lethbridge Dragon Boat weekend on Henderson Lake. We were part of the Where’s The Finish?! team, made up of 22 women and one man – he was in charge of steering! HSAA’s Social Justice Committee donated $100 to each of us and that money was put toward the team registration fee, practices and uniform shirts. The Dragon Boat Festival was held June 16-18 and…

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If Food Be The Path To Member Engagement, Cook On

What’s the recipe for a successful Local Unit event? Good food and generous friends would be some key ingredients. Add a bunch of hungry members and you’ve got a hit! Shauna Cruden, a diagnostic sonographer at the Edson Healthcare Centre and Local Unit chair in Edson, organized a BBQ recently and about 50 members turned out to meet fellow members. The use of a fantastic mobile BBQ was donated by her father, Ted Cruden, branch manager…

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If the Boot Fits – Give it to a Homeless Person

A hard-toed boot may not be as pretty as Cinderella’s glass slipper, but it sure is more useful for homeless people. That’s why EMS members of HSAA recently donated 71 pairs of used (but still useful) work boots to Homeless Connect Edmonton, which aims to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness find paths out of their difficult situation. “EMS workers get boot chits so they can get new boots every year. It’s important for…

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HSAA Family Walks to Cure diabetes

Photo (above): Brooklyn and Jeffrey Slingerland were among the walkers in Lethbridge who raised more than $12,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. On May 27, 2017, our family joined about 200 other walkers at Nicholas Sheran park in Lethbridge for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk to Cure Diabetes. Our daughter Brooklyn was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in November 2015, when she was eight years old. Since then we have been actively involved…

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