Loaves & fishes help
Canadian Olympic bobsledder Lyndon Rush will be the guest speaker at the first breakfast fundraiser to benefit Loaves and Fishes Benevolent Society. In addition to breakfast, there will be a live and silent auction, raffle prizes and an opportunity to have your photo taken with the Screaming Eagle, a 8.5-metre armoured vehicle that was created for a stunt man in California. Joan and the staff of Growers Direct and Something Country are also providing flowers for all the women. The fundraiser will be held at the Capri Hotel on May 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and tickets cost $25 per plate or $180 per table of eight. Tickets can be purchased at Loaves and Fishes, 6002 54th Ave., by calling 403-347-1844 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Building on the legacy of WorldSkills Calgary 2009 and following in the footsteps of Canada’s Olympic success, a new scholarship will help Alberta students own the podium at national and international skills competitions. WorldSkills Legacy Scholarships will award students up to $10,000 each as they progress through levels of competition and prepare to compete on the international stage. An estimated 86 scholarships, totalling $75,000, will be awarded annually starting with this year’s Team Alberta gold medallists. WorldSkills Calgary 2009 invested more than $1.4 million towards these scholarships. World Skills involves individuals aged 21 and under competing against demanding industry-developed standards in fields ranging from hairstyling to welding.