RDC ready to Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Red Deer College will join the campaign to support mental health this weekend.

RDC ready to Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Red Deer College will join the campaign to support mental health this weekend.

Speed skating Olympian Anastasia Bucsis of Calgary will be on hand Friday as part of the nation-wide Make Some Noise for Mental Health.

“Anastasia is a strong advocate for mental health and we’re lucky to have her at the college to share the message,” said RDC Athletics Director Diane St. Denis.

“While Anastasia is here as part of the Make Some Noise campaign it’s also a great connection to RDC’s Take Some Time campaign, which encourages people to share online how they use positive practices to manage their mental health.”

Bucsis will speak with female high school basketball players, who will be on hand for the Queens invitational, and will be available for photos and autographs before and during the RDC games.

The girls high school tournament begins Friday at 3 p.m. with Notre Dame facing Foothills at RDC. Lindsay Thurber takes on Archbishop Jordan at 4 p.m. and W.R. Myers meets Crescent Heights at 7 p.m. at LTCHS.

On Saturday Jordan faces Notre Dame at 8 a.m. and W.R. Myers meets LTCHS at 10 a.m. at RDC. Crescent Heights takes on Foothills at noon and Notre Dame clashes with Myers at 2 p.m. at a site to be announced. LTCHS faces Crescent Heights at 5 p.m. and Foothills meets Jordan at 7 p.m. at RDC.

l The ACAC indoor track season opens Saturday with the Running Room Grand Prix 1 in Edmonton.

l The hockey Queens have a big week as they face MacEwan University Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Centrium and Saturday in Edmonton.

The Queens are tied with NAIT for first in the ACAC with 25 points with MacEwan third with 22.

The hockey Kings also have a tough weekend ahead as they face the SAIT Trojans, who are tied for first with NAIT, Friday in Calgary and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Penhold.

The Trojans have 32 points with RDC fifth with 19.

l The RDC curling teams head to the Winter Regional in Edmonton Friday.

The top four teams in the men’s, women’s and mixed divisions after the bonspiel advance to the ACAC finals.

RDC men take a 6-0 record into the weekend while the women are 3-2 and the mixed 6-1.

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