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Drumheller Posted on Oct 4 at 9:35am

Drumheller | Lorrenda Southern - Part 2

Meet Lorrenda Southern - Part 2 Lorrenda Southern is a Community Animator in the town of Drumheller, Alberta. She leads a community subcommittee focused on mental health in Drumheller,…

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Drumheller Posted on Aug 31 at 9:35am

Drumheller | Lorrenda Southern - Part 1

Meet Lorrenda Southern - Part 1 Lorrenda Southern is a community Animator living in Drumheller, Alberta with her husband. Lorrenda’s Connection to Mental Health Growing up in a rural…

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Hinton Posted on May 11 at 9:35am

Hinton | Charlene Sitar - Part 2

Meet Charlene Sitar - Part 2 Charlene Sitar is a community animator for Hinton, Alberta. Community Futures West The organization Community Futures West has really helped bridge the…

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Hinton Posted on Apr 4 at 9:35am

Hinton | Charlene Sitar - Part 1

Meet Charlene Sitar - Part 1 Charlene Sitar is a community animator for Hinton, Alberta. The Collaborative Process Collaboration and working together are two key themes that stood…

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Devon Posted on Mar 11 at 9:35am

Devon | Heather Acres

Meet Heather Acres Heather Acres is a Community Development Facilitator in Devon, Alberta. Heather has always had a strong interest in working with community wellbeing and recognizes…

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Edson Posted on Jan 6 at 9:35am

Edson | Ali Broda

Meet Ali Broda Ali Broda is a Rural Mental Health Animator who moved from an urban city in Ontario to the rural Alberta community of Edson five years ago. Ali’s educational background…

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Vermilion Posted on Nov 29 at 9:35am

Vermilion | Derek Collins - Part 2

Meet Derek Collins - Part 2 Derek Collins is a Community Animator for Vermillion, Alberta. Beginning the Mental Health Conversation Derek Collins grew up in the Vermillion area and…

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Cochrane Posted on Oct 26 at 9:35am

Cochrane | Kristen Immel

Meet Kristen Immel  Kristen Immel is a Community Animator in Cochrane, Alberta.   With a background in social work, Kristen has worked extensively on the frontline with families in outreach…

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Berwyn Posted on Sep 28 at 9:35am

Berwyn | Kristy Rees

Meet Kristy Rees Kristy Rees is the Rural Mental Health Project Community Animator for Berwyn, Alberta and is also the Community Services Director for Family and Community Support…

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Millet Posted on Jul 23 at 9:35am

Millet | Rita-Anne Fuss

Meet Rita-Anne Fuss Rita-Anne Fuss is a Community Animator for Millet, Alberta where she currently lives with her husband, Curtis. Beginning the Mental Health Conversation Rita-Anne…

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Grande Cache Posted on Jul 8 at 9:35am

Grande Cache | Sonia Paquette

Meet Sonia Paquette Sonia Paquette is a community Animator born and raised in Grande Cache, Alberta. She comes from a proud Rocky Mountain Cree Indigenous and Irish background. In…

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Claresholm Posted on Jun 25 at 9:35am

Claresholm | Gabrielle Kirk

Meet Gabrielle Kirk Gabrielle Kirk is the Community Animator for Claresholm, Alberta. Growing Roots in the Community Gabrielle completed her Bachelor’s of Health Science and then…

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Grande Cache Posted on May 28 at 9:35am

Grande Cache | Yvonne Rempel

Meet Yvonne Rempel Yvonne Rempel is of the Animators in Grande Cache, Aberta.  I often get asked what a Rural Animator is. (Generally results in a snigger or a joke about cartoonists).…

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Chestermere Posted on Mar 29 at 9:35am

Chestermere | Coralee McIntosh

Meet Coralee McIntosh Coralee McIntosh is a Community Animator in Chestermere, Alberta. She describes how her community is reaching out during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rural Mental…

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Vermilion Posted on May 4 at 9:35am

Vermilion | Derek Collins - Part 1

Meet Derek Collins - Part 1 Derek Collins is a Community Animator for Vermillion, Alberta. Derek Collins is an Animator from the community of Vermilion. He talks a little bit about…

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