1 Apr
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Behind the tricksters

Checking the news headlines on April 1 is always a gamble, every single year.

Many organizations will put out their jokes and japes to celebrate the annual holiday of pranks, trying to catch readers unaware for a light laugh.

With consistent headlines...

25 Mar
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Pride in our volunteers

A message from Kerby Centre CEO Larry Mathieson

I looked for a definition of volunteerism online this morning. Volunteerism: the use or involvement of volunteer labour, especially in community services. A little uninspiring, given how volunteering really changes the world.

Most years,...

11 Mar
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March comes in like a lion

It was just last year when Calgarians – and all Albertans – first heard of Covid-19. The pandemic’s anniversary dates from March 4 last year, when Alberta’s Dr. Hinshaw announced the first presumptive case of an Alberta resident stricken with...

3 Mar
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Volunteering at an animal rescue

Volunteering provides physical, social, and psychological benefits and is a valued role for older adults. Although adults volunteer for various organizations, there is limited understanding of why older adults volunteer for animal rescue organizations.

Since the 1990s, the number of animal...

5 Jan
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New year, old resolutions

Here I go again: another new year but same old resolutions. It’s time to clean house and get rid of things I have hung on to for far too long. It’s time to reduce the clothes in my closet, things...

20 Nov
Current Events

Girl Guide cookies donated to local seniors

Some folks might not think having 100 boxes of Girl Guide cookies lying around would be a problem requiring a solution — unless that solution involves a tall glass of milk.

But when local guide leader Laura Istead found herself with...

6 Nov
Current Events

Kerby Centre bread market booming

There’s nothing better than a freshly baked loaf of bread.

Crisp and fluffy, straight out of the oven, they are perfectly paired with a variety of condiments. This author loves a nice blackberry jam preserve with a generous slab of butter.

Kerby...

8 Oct
Current Events

Halloween histories

Normally when folks discuss wearing masks in the middle of fall, they tend to be talking about trick-or-treating.

With COVID-19, however, we’ve entered an autumn filled with some spooks much scarier than ghosts, goblins or vampires.

If you’re like me, you’ve always...