Women’s Heart Health – Free Presentation By Providence

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 How do I sign up?To register, go to www.provregister.org or call 360.493.7247 or 360.330.8656. Cardiologist Phoebe Ashley, MD, Providence Cardiology Associates explains “The Heart of the Matter – Women are not simply small men” during a free presentation Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Great Wolf Lodge from 7-8 p.m.“Gender does make a different in the risk for heart disease,” said Dr. Ashley. “Symptoms of heart disease in women can be subtle and less predictable.”Dr. Ashley is a board certified cardiologist at Providence Cardiology Associates with a special interest in women’s and preventative cardiovascular medicine. She was the medical director of the Cardiovascular Wellness and Rehabilitation program at the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute and a clinical professor in the Division of Human Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Oregon before moving to Washington. Dr. Ashley has lectured on women’s heart issues throughout the Western states.On Sept. 27, she will explain the unique risks and symptoms in women, and give tips on how to take action.“Simple changes in your choices can improve your heart health and your life,” she said.center_img Health Fair prior to presentationAttendees can come early, 5-7 p.m., for a health fair including:Free health screeningsBlood pressureCholesterolBlood sugarHand grip strengthLearn more aboutDiabetesHeart diseaselast_img read more

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Saint Martin’s University Proudly Recognizes its 10th America’s Service Heroes Scholarship…

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityStaff Sgt. Michael A. Vidick, a member of the U.S. Air Force for more than 11 years, has been chosen by Saint Martin’s University as its 10th recipient of the America’s Service Heroes Scholarship. The award was announced November 3 at the University’s Gala 2018, a major fundraising event for University student scholarships.The America’s Service Heroes Scholarship was created in partnership with America’s Credit Union to provide financial assistance to service members and their families who have sacrificed for our nation’s well-being and security, says Cruz Arroyo, associate dean for administration at Saint Martin’s University – Joint Base Lewis-McChord Campuses. “The foremost wish of the scholarship’s founders and supporters was to provide support to the defenders of our nation pursuing their higher education goals,” he said. “It was their wish to provide financial relief and support to all of America’s Service Heroes serving around the globe.”Vidick, who is originally from Pueblo, Colorado, joined the Air Force right out of high school and at 18 began his journey at the Air Force’s Basic Training Gateway, Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. From two combat tours in Iraq to a role as an agent with the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI), where he worked dangerous missions, to desk sergeant duties, Vidick has shown an ability to complete every task and mission given. He holds five Air Force Commendation Medals and, most notably, one Army Commendation and one Army Achievement Medal earned during two combat tours in Iraq while embedded with Army Military Police units. He also has a second Army Achievement award for community service. These awards are rare achievements for most Air Force members.Vidick completed an associate of applied science degree in police science in 2007 from the Community College of the Air Force. He is enrolled at Saint Martin’s University as a criminal justice major. He holds a 3.72 cumulative GPA and aims to complete his Saint Martin’s degree soon. Vidick’s goal is to become a police officer after he leaves the Air Force.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Koda

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Koda! He is a handsome, 10-month-old puppy who is the perfect blend of German Shepherd and PitBull Terrier. Although he looks like a grown-up, volunteers believe that most of his 67-pound weight is in the form of love and kindness. Koda does well on a leash for his age and he is hoping his new family continues to help him with leash manners, and basic commands.   His orange and brown brindle coat and white paws make him very handsome!   His affection for kids, cats, and dogs, plus his willingness to learn new things, makes him the perfect candidate to become your new best buddy.   Koda is a terrific family dog!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Koda in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli dedicates whirlwind 70 off 29 to his bae on their 2nd anniversary!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/Twitter(@imVkohli)Advertisement xn1jspNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs53u12Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5by( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nazWould you ever consider trying this?😱5w901lvCan your students do this? 🌚9gp0yRoller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma- two celebs that started their story with just a shampoo ad, ended up tying the knots on 11th December 2017. Its been two years since Virushka’s marriage, and yesterday on the eve of their second anniversary, the Men in Blue skipper gave the best present to his better half- a blistering 70 runs against West Indies!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/Twitter(@imVkohli)Yesterday on the third day of their T20 series against the Windies, who won the toss and chose to bowl first. Team India stacked up a staggering 240 for 3 in the first innings. Kohli’s storming 70 runs came off of just 29 balls, consisting of 4 fours and 7 sixes.In the post match interview, the 31 year old said:Advertisement “It was a pretty special innings and also being our second wedding anniversery, it was a special gift (for Anushka). I was in the zone and I carried on.”It didn’t just stop there. While heading back to the pavilion with Shreyas Iyer, Kohli was seen blowing a kiss towards Anushka in the sands. Check it out int he clip below, courtesy of @gurruchoudhary.Advertisement Although the supporters were wishing to see a century from their leader on the 2nd anniversary of India’s favourite couple, but Kohli’s ferocious spell was nothing short of that.Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium saw a monumental partnership from the Indian openers. Rohit Sharma and K L Rahul stacked a tremendous 135 run partnership by the 12th over. A hard hitting Sharma scored 71 off 34 with 6 fours and 5 sixes. Rahul, who managed to keep strike till the antepenultimate ball of the first innings, was just 9 runs shy from scoring a century. His 91 including 9 fours and 4 sixes came from 56 balls.Kohli continued- “We had spoken a lot about it. It was about going out there and executing. I had told KL that he needs to bat on and hold one end. Batting first we won and it feels really good.”This was a 2-1 victory for the hosts in the series, after failing to defend a mediocre 170 at the Greenfield Stadium on Sunday.“I know I can contribute in all three formats. I think two guys in the middle with clarity and the way Rahul and Rohit played today was the key today. Batting first, we have been too tight and hesitant, but this pitch allowed us to play freely.” the skipper added.Deepak Chahar, Bhubaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami all secured two witckes each, as West Indies were packed under 173-8 within 20 overs.“You don’t really feel the pressure when you have 20-25 runs extra on the board.” Kohli and his boys eased into a 67 runs victory over the visitors.As the 2020 T20 World Cup approaches, the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain is hopeful to maintain similar output in the homeland of Aussies. Playing the World Cup in Australia, we will have to figure out how big the boundaries are,” he added.Also read:Virat Kohli explains what attracted him to Anushka Sharma!Read about the history Yuzvendra Chahal created after taking Kieron Pollard’s wicket in the 1st T20 against West Indies! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Bantam Rep Leafs

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs are in Smithers this coming week to represent the West Kootenay zone at the B.C. Hockey Tier III Bantam Rep Championships. Nelson edged out Castlegar in a thrilling three game series. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to wish the Reps best of luck with Team of the Week honours. The squad includes, back row, L-R, Sawyer Hunt, assistant coach Sandy Renwick, Michael Viala, Sam Woodward, Nolan Renwick, Grayson Reitmeyer, Dylan Whiffen, Austin Tambellini, Nolan Percival, Keaton Roch and Carson Arcuri. Front, Adam Maida, Sam Weber, Brandon Sookro, Coleton Dachwitz, Tyler Podgorenko and Brayden Pompu. Missing from photo, head coach Jeff Hunt, goalie coach Ian Perrault, trainer, Mark Whiffen and managers Len Maida and Larissa Sookro.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Source for Sports, NHLPA join forces to fulfill hockey dreams for children

first_imgThe NHLPA and Mallard’s Source for Sports is pleased to announce that Source For Sports will be serving as the “Official Equipment Supplier” of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Goals & Dreams Game Changer Award program.  The NHLPA Goals & Dreams Game-Changer Award assists individual families who find themselves in unique financial situations due to economic or social reasons such as job loss, divorce and more.As the official equipment supplier for this award, Source For Sports will fit and supply the hockey gear for these deserving applicants.  “No one should be left out of hockey because they can’t afford it said Dale Donaldson, owner of Mallard’s Source for Sports in both Nelson and Castlegar. “We are very excited to partner with the NHLPA and help give back to people in our community and help all kids enjoy the game of hockey.”Source For Sports will also assist with fulfilling regular NHLPA Goals & Dreams equipment grants, beyond those included as part of the NHLPA Game Changer Award Program.  NHLPA Goals & Dreams assists volunteer-based grassroots hockey programs that help economically disadvantaged children play the great sport of hockey.  NHLPA members and Source For Sports share in the belief that more children should have the opportunity to play hockey, a sport that educates players in teamwork, commitment, discipline and physical fitness. “We are excited to partner with Source for Sports to help even more children play the great game of hockey,” said Devin Smith, Chairman of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund.  “This new partnership will provide children the joy of walking into a Source for Sports store to pick out brand new gear”.“We have deep roots in our hockey communities right across Canada, and this partnership with the NHLPA will allow children to continue the hockey tradition that many of us enjoyed growing up,” added Brad Hause, President of Source For Sports.In 1999, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) launched the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund as a way for the players to give something back to the game they love.During the past 12 years, more than 60,000 deserving children in 25 countries have benefited from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams donations of full sets of hockey equipment; the players’ program has also assisted with upgrades and the building of hundreds of arenas world wide.To date, NHLPA Goals & Dreams has donated more than $20-million to grassroots hockey programs around the world making it the largest program of its kind.For more information on the NHLPA, please visit www.nhlpa.com.To learn more about the NHLPA Goals & Dreams and Game Changer Award programs and for information on how to apply for a grant through the NHLPA visit: http://www.nhlpa.com/giving-back/goals-dreamslast_img read more

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Red-hot Leafs, Rebels put respective winning streaks on the line on the road

first_imgThere is a fire warning in the West Kootenay with smoke rising from both Nelson and Castlegar.However, Fire Departments in both cities have been asked to stand down for this emergency.That’s because there’s no danger to citizens.The real danger is the ice in arenas and opposing Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams.The Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs are about as hot as a team can get after winning seven and 10 games, respectively. The Leafs, fresh from a thrilling 7-6-come-from-behind win over Beaver Valley Tuesday, make their first big road trip of the season beginning Friday in Kimberley against the Nitros.The game is the first of a three-game weekend, with stops Saturday in Golden and Sunday in Columbia Valley.Nelson is led captain Colton Schell, who’s climbed to the top in KIJHL scoring with 20 points in eight games, including a three-goal performance Tuesday in Fruitvale.Right behind the Leafs is Castlegar, two points in back in the hotly contested Neil Murdoch Division.The Rebels are led by 20-year-old Stuart Walton, with a team leading 14 goals and 16 assists.Castlegar heads in the opposite direction as Nelson taking a three-game road swing into the Okanagan Conference with games Friday in Chase, Saturday in Kamloops and Sunday in Armstrong against the high-flying North Okanagan Knights.last_img read more

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Saints face Spartans in showdown to decide BCIHL champion

first_img“We faced TWU five times during the regular season and saw firsthand the tremendous growth and improvement they experienced over the course of the year,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We like to think of ourselves as a group that’s very tough to out-work, but they’ve certainly provided stiff competition in that area.” The Saints will also have to be weary of a pair of TWU rookies who have proven themselves to be breakout stars in the BCIHL this season. Forward J.P. Villeneuve carried the Spartans offensively during the regular season and was a difference-maker in both of the Spartans’ first round wins over SFU, scoring five of his team’s seven goals in the series.On Tuesday, the 22-year old’s status as one of the league’s elite players was cemented when he was named a co-winner of the BCIHL’s Most Valuable Player award and picked unanimously as the Rookie of the Year. And in goal, Trinity Western is sure to continue to lean on Silas Matthys after the Swiss product posted a 1.67 goals-against average and .957 save-percentage in three first-round games.The 21-year old is also well-known to Saints shooters after a pair of outstanding performances in Castlegar late in the regular season.On February 14th, Matthys turned aside 60 of 63 shots in a narrow Selkirk win. And on March 1st, with the Saints needing a victory to clinch a first place regular season finish, he stopped 48 of 51 shots in an eventual overtime loss. “Matthys and Villeneuve are both top-end players in our league, but the rest of their team hasn’t gotten anywhere near enough credit for how well they defend, their discipline level, and their willingness to get the puck to dirty areas in the offensive zone and make things unpleasant on their opponents defensively,” Dubois explained. “So we enter this series with a very healthy respect level for how tough a team they are to play against and we know they’ll have some new wrinkles in their game this weekend. Their compete level is so high that it will neutralize some of the areas where we typically have an advantage on teams if we come into these games at anything less than 100% intensity. There’s just no room to make soft plays against them.” But just as the Spartans are sure to offer a tough test for Selkirk, so too will the Saints challenge a TWU squad that failed to post a win in the five-game season series between the teams. Selkirk boasts nine of the BCIHL’s top 20 scorers and has three forward lines that have posed a consistent offensive threat this season.The squad scored a league-best 133 goals during the regular season while also setting a BCIHL record for the fewest goals allowed in a season with 53.The Saints’ power-play and penalty killed both ranked tops in the league during the regular season and the team hasn’t lost a regulation contest since November 22nd, a stretch that now spans 16 games. The entire BCIHL Finals series will be played in Castlegar, with Game 2 set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Game 3, if necessary, to take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for all games will be available in advance at Mallards Source for Sports in Castlegar or from the Recreation Counter at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus, as well as at the door on game nights. Playoff tickets are for $10 for Adults and $6 for Selkirk students & staff, seniors, and children/youth 6 & older. All three games against the Spartans can also be viewed live online at www.FastHockey.com. The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program will look to capture their second consecutive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship this weekend when they take on Trinity Western University in a best-of-three 2014 League Finals series beginning Friday.Faceoff for Game 1 is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Rec Complex. While many had assumed that the Saints were bound to face Simon Fraser University in the finals for the second time in as many seasons, Trinity Western spoiled the second-place Clan’s postseason plans on Sunday with a 4-1 victory in Game 3 of their semi-final series in Burnaby. So what should Selkirk College fans expect from a Saints-Spartans series?It’s bound to be a prototypical playoff battle, as both teams earned their spot in the championships by putting together full 60-minute efforts that featured hard work and intense, hard-hitting action at both ends of the ice.last_img read more

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Unknowns rebound to rout Louie’s in 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Final

first_imgThe Unknowns took the unknown route to the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds, rebounding from a loss earlier in the day to blast Louie’s 13-2 in the tourney final.It’s the second consecutive year Louie’s lost in the final after winning the title in 2012.The Unknowns breezed through the early rounds of the tourney final before running into a brick wall in the A semis.Louie’s scored five in the first inning to take a 10-5 decision over the Unknowns and a bye into the championship final. The Unknowns then met Uptown Tavern in the back-door game to determine the finalist against Louie’s.The Unknowns made quick work of Uptown, posting a 20-12 victory.Uptown Tavern defeated Vince DeVito Shoes to advance to the knockout game against Unknowns.Then in a rematch of the top two regular season teams, the Unknowns routed Louie’s the second time around.Unknowns, under a different name, won the title in 2012.During the Canada Day weekend tourney in Salmo, the Unknowns won the C-division title.The 2014 crown makes it 14 of the last 20 Nelson Mixed Slopitch titles for the Unknowns, who won the crown under a variety of sponsors and team names.Molson Finley won the B event title while Hour Glass took home the C event crown.last_img read more

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Bombers drop heartbreaker in final of Mount Baker Wild tournament

first_imgDavid Thompson of Invermere edged the L.V. Rogers Bombers 2-1 in the final of the Mount Baker Wild High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament this past weekend in Cranbrook.The Lakers were able to rebound from a previous, round-robin setback to the Bombers.”We were once again lead by our Grade 12’s but the defence played exceptionally well allowing only three goals in the first three games,” said Bomber coach Simon Liddell. “There were a few defensive breakdowns that lead the two goals in the final.”LVR opened the tournament by stopping Prince Charles of Creston 3-0 before edging the Lakers 2-1.Saturday, the Bombers pounded West Kootenay rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 5-0.LVR returns to the pitch this weekend at Lakeside Park in Nelson as the Bombers host a mini tournament.Teams from Trail, Cranbrook and North Kamloops are entered into the tourney.The Bombers event is a precursor to the Kootenay Playdowns in Creston.last_img read more

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