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Thanks for Smile support

Every child deserves a bright start when they begin school. Our community has helped make this possible through their outstanding support of the recent Smile Cookie campaign.

This year, we raised $25,620 — that’s quite the bake sale!

The owners of Red Deer Tim Hortons restaurants chose Bright Start, a program of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools, as recipients for this very successful campaign.

Tim Hortons recognized that early intervention is a great investment in children. While there are children with special needs who qualify for pre-kindergarten programming, we know many children in our community who are not eligible, but need a range of supports so they can be successful when they start school and able to achieve their full potential.

That’s where the Bright Start program comes in. It opens the door to students to provide them with all they need to reduce the gap.

There is no funding for Bright Start, so we rely on support from the community to make it happen — without this, it simply isn’t possible!

We appreciate the great support from our community — you bought a lot of cookies!

We want to thank Tim Hortons, their local owners and staff for their amazing support. These restaurants support so many great initiatives in our community and we couldn’t be more grateful for their funding of Bright Start.

Bright Start is just one of the initiatives supported by the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools. Reading College is our summer reading program for Grade 2 students who are struggling readers. Finish Line reaches out to students no longer in school but within reach of completing their high school diploma and helps them achieve this. We also support many other ongoing initiatives in Red Deer Public Schools.

All of this is made possible through the generous support of our staff, parents, and community. For this, we are truly grateful — you make it possible!

Valdene Callin


The Foundation

for Red Deer Public Schools

Red Deer



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