31.10.17

Candy Buy Back For The Troops and Calgary Food Bank

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina



Excessive Halloween candy that stays in your pantry for months on end isn't good for anyone. Especially if you're the one who picks at it for months. A better idea is to get the kids to pick out their favourite candy and donate the rest!

Dr. Kowalchuck from ConfiDental wants your candy for their "Candy Buy Back" program. November 1 - November 3 you can bring in your sacks of candy at #302, 10601 Southport Road S.W. They will pay you $1 per pound of treats, up to 5 pounds PLUS your children will receive a goodie bag filled with awesome treats, and a chance to win a Kid's Sonicare Toothbrush.

The candy will be donated to "Home Sweet Home" to Canadian peacekeeping troops overseas and to the Calgary Food Bank.

You can listen to Christina Rowsell interview with Dr. Kowalchuck here.

For more information visit www.ConfiDentalCare.ca



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Christina Rowsell - Radio AnnouncerBloggerPhotographer, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick




26.10.17

Partners For Safety This Halloween

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina



Come Halloween night we all want our little trick-or-treaters to stay safe and sound. Thanks to the Partners for Safety there's a safe place for every ghost, zombie and princess...and such!

Partners for Safety will be patrolling Calgary streets on the evening of October 31 to give every child easy access to help. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., making sure this will be a safe Halloween.

Calgary's Child Magazine along with all of the Partners for Safety, which includes; 911, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department, Alberta Health Services and EMS, Calgary By Law, and Calgary Transit will see hundreds of vehicles patrolling Calgary streets to ensure that if anyone needs any help for any reason they can watch for one of those vehicles. (In an emergency however, dial 911.)

Giving us some tips for Halloween, Doug Odney from Calgary 911 says, "For the trick-or-treaters make sure that their costumes are high visibility and don't have any trip hazards. Reflective tape is always a good idea. Make sure there's good vision with a mask and you can always do face make-up."

As for the little ones, they often like to go right in to peoples homes. Odney says, "Remember to stay away from the houses with all their lights off and gates closed. Remember to do your trick or treating from the front step and don't enter the home, or other vehicles."

And some tips for grown ups? Odney says, "Make sure you hand out individually wrapped treats for the kids and be conscious of food allergies." Often times home-made or baked treats will almost certainly be thrown out.

There's also lots of vehicles still on the roads during peek trick or treat times, it's a good reminder to keep your speed down too. Odney says, "Be extra cautious watching for people crossing the streets."

You can listen to Christina talking to Doug Odney here
https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell/partners-for-safety-halloween-in-calgary

And for more information and Halloween tips visit Calgary's Child Magazine http://www.calgaryschild.com/health-and-safety/safety/2500-calgary-halloween-partners-for-safety-2017.

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Christina Rowsell - Radio AnnouncerBloggerPhotographer, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick



6.10.17

Johnny Gaudreau Donates per Goal to KidSport Calgary

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Image Credit © Gerry Thomas

As a hockey mom, I know how expensive it is to give our children the opportunity to play hockey. Not only hockey, but any sport. Playing sports not only gives them the chance to learn the ins and outs of the game, but it's so important in make-up of who they'll become. From developing their physical strength to life long friends, the lessons of teamwork to improving their self-esteem.

Through KidSport™ Calgary - a local non-profit organization - families that thought they couldn't put their children in sports, now can.

For Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau, he knows all too well that his parents worked hard to help him and his siblings play sports. His mom, Jane Gaudreau, wrote in a post on the Calgary Flames website that Johhny's brother Matt and him "played hockey all year round, soccer in the summer, basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring."

I had the chance to talk to Gaudreau about his life of sports and how appreciative he was that he had that opportunity to play. Gaudreau said, "When I was growing up I just remember how expensive it was to put me and my brother, both through hockey, soccer, baseball... you name it. Growing up I had such a great childhood. I had hockey friends, soccer friends, baseball friends... all these different kinds of friends and teammates. I still have a lot of friendships from those teams I played on. Just thinking back now how expensive it is for these families to go through this... it's difficult. I want kids to experience what I had when I was growing up to play sports, and have teammates and build some great friendships."

For the kids, it's the chance to play these sports and build friendships and team work. For the parents, it's a wonderful opportunity to shape them into the people they will become. Gaudreau explains, "I wouldn't be where I am today without, first, my family and second my sports. It's a big part of my life. Big part of my families life. The bonds and the friendships you build around sports is pretty special." He went on to say that no matter who you are, every kid deserves to have that opportunity.

You can listen to the interview with Johnny Gaudreau HERE.
To learn more about KidSport™ visit http://www.kidsportcalgary.ca.

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Christina Rowsell - Radio AnnouncerBloggerPhotographer, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina. Subscribe YouTube Here, Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com

Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick