Our Success Stories
Contributions we have made:
Just Plain Fun!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation to sexualized violence. The Red Deer & District Chapter proudly made a 3 year commitment to the Red Deer Women's Outreach Centre by donating and raising funds for this project along with participating in the Walk.
Rocky & Sundre Ungulate Enhancement Program
The Red Deer and District Chapter of SCI has been sponsoring this program for a number of years. The Ungulate Enhancement Program is aimed at helping maintain elk and deer populations along the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies by managing the ever increasing number of wolves. The program creates a financial incentive for trappers to maintain or increase their efforts towards helping to manage the increasing wolf population and the negative effects on the ungulate populations.
Alberta Girl Guides
Our Chapter sponsored the purchase of a new backstop, targets, and bows for the archery range at Girl Guides Canada Camp sylvan Lake. All equipment met NASP specifications.
Red Deer Valley Shoot (RDVS)
For the past two years, our Chapter has been sponsoring this event. RDVS, is committed to bringing bow hunters and target shooters of all ages together for a fun filled weekend. All shooters and bow manufacturers from all across Canada and the United States are welcomed for this event. The priority is community and bringing back the social aspect and fellowship which the archery sport was built on, while helping to raise money for charity. Each shoot is marked distance and rangefinder friendly, in order to give all archers from amateur to the pro shooter the chance to compete and come out a winner. The event is also spectator friendly with opportunities for family and friends who don’t currently practice archery to get involved in a stress free environment and try their hand at the sport. RDVS additionally offers opportunities for small children to get involved in other activates aside from archery.
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC)
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre exists to educate, support and empower individuals, families and communities regarding all aspects of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault. For about 30 years CASASC has been providing a safe haven for those who have experienced sexual abuse and / or sexual assault, last night or years – even decades ago. Our doors are open to everyone, women and men, youth and children (aged 4-17) independently of your race, believe and sexual orientation. For us any person who has been sexually abused or assaulted is a victim and they will be our clients. Our contribution to the organization went to directly supporting children of sexual abuse via a toll-free hotline dedicated to helping these children and teenagers in their time of need.
Sylvan Lake Cody School, Lakers Archery
Provided back-stop nets, hanger system, bows, arrows, targets and custom uniform t-shirts for the school archery program.
Kids Can Catch 2016
On June 16, the local Red Deer and District SCI Chapter hosted the first Red Deer Kids Can Catch event at the Barry Mitchell Pond in Red Deer at Heritage Ranch. The primary objective for the event was to introduce and promote active outdoor recreation and conservation to local youth who otherwise may not have the opportunity. A total of 65 youth and 150 adults participated in the fun filled afternoon. Young anglers were encouraged by hands on participation in a fun and accessible atmosphere. Each youth was offered one-on-one instruction and guidance from SCI volunteers, which included everything from discussions on fish conservation and responsible angling to the basic setup and operation of the fishing equipment. The project was co-funded by Alberta Conservation Association.
Glendale School NASP
Sponsorship of the Glendale School Archery Program Students to participate and attend both the Canadian NASP Provincial Tournament in Edmonton as well as the Provincial Tournament in Drayton Valley.
Alberta Youth Pheasant Program
Project in cooperation with Red Deer Fish & Game Association. Each student learns shotgun patterns, clay pigeon shooting, safe gun control, and game cleaning. While hunting the released pheasants each young hunter is accompanied by a mentor to ensure proper gun control and safety. Dog handlers with well trained dogs are also in the field to flush the birds for the participants. The young hunters gain first-hand knowledge of bird hunting with dogs and a respect for wildlife and habitat conservation.
Hunters Sharing the Harvest
The Red Deer Chapter supported this program for the past two years. Alberta Hunters Sharing the Harvest is a program set up for Alberta Hunters to donate their harvested deer, elk or moose to the less fortunate. Harvested animals are taken to approved abattoirs for inspection and processing. The meat is then given to the local Food Banks to help feed the hungry. The 2016-2017 program saw 8,450 lbs of wild meat donated which translates to over 25,000 meals being provided to those in need within the Calgary, Edmonton and Mountainview regions.