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Talbot Walton Returning to RDC Queens!

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Walton to return as head coach of RDC Queens Volleyball team

Talbot Walton will be back as the head coach of the Red Deer College Queens Volleyball team for the 2019-20 season. He stepped aside from his role in June 2016 due to medical reasons.

“We are very pleased that Talbot’s health has improved which will allow him to resume his duties as the head coach of Queens Volleyball for the upcoming season,” says Diane St-Denis, RDC Athletic Director. “His wealth of experience will benefit a young team that has a lot of potential.”

Walton has an impressive volleyball resume with the RDC Queens, guiding them to the top of the nation twice. He led the team to back-to-back Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championships in 2014 and 2015, and four Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) gold medals. While coaching the Queens, he was a four-time ACAC Coach of the Year and a recipient of the CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2006.

During Walton’s absence Chris Wandler was at the helm for three years, beginning in 2016-17. As the head coach of the Queens, Wandler led the team to a pair of bronze medals at the ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championships. Under his guidance, the RDC Queens finished first in the south during the regular season once and second on two occasions. He was also named the 2018-19 ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Coach of the Year after leading the Queens to a 16-8 record. This past season, the RDC Queens had eight first-year student-athletes on their roster and were one of the most winning squads since November, taking 15 of their last 18 matches.

“We would like to thank Chris for stepping in during Talbot’s absence and doing a fantastic job with the Queens Volleyball program,” says St-Denis. “Chris has been invited to continue with the team as an assistant coach, but he has not yet made a decision.”

Wandler will remain with the Red Deer College Queens until June 2019, when the transition back to Walton will be finalized.

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No idea what I’m supposed to write here, let’s just describe where I am, I guess. There’s a lot of water in this room. Quite a few windows, too. Only one coffee stirring stick thingy though. Oh, look. The door says “Employees only.”

Whoops. That race car picture is crooked. Is it supposed to be? I don’t know. Wonder where that unplugged cord goes. There are nails up on that wall… Wonder what used to go there. Alright, enough nitpicking. Time to find some picture or other to stick in here. There. Found me on Google maps. I’m right in that corner office there. They really should get rid of those Weight Loss Clinic signs… I guess that isn’t really their first priority. Looks like enough. Let’s post it.

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Central Alberta Humane Society looking for the cutest animal in the area

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From The Central Alberta Humane Society

Hey, I’m Bear, last year’s photo contest WINNER! I had so much fun
taking pictures for the CAHumane calendar with Kimberly from
Chic & Grace Studios! Just look at me, her pictures are sooo beautiful!
But that’s not even the best part, by entering me in the
Calendar Photo Contest & voting, I helped raised money for shelter
animals who aren’t as lucky as me to have a loving home, but I know
they will get one soon with your help!

Your pet could be this year’s calendar cover star but first you have to
enter your furry family member into the contest for only $5 & vote, vote, vote!

They could earn one of 12 spots (6 voted, 6 selected by judges) in the
CAHumane 2020 Calendar! It is such a fun way to donate to animals in
care. Not only that but my mom won awesome prizes too & got to take
home gorgeous professional photos of me!

Check out the Calendar contest HERE to enter & don’t forget to read about the rules & prizes! On behalf of animals in care, THANK YOU!
This is Bear, signing off!

Enter HERE
Reserve a Calendar Day is back this year!
Once again, for a $10 donation, we offer you the chance at an
automatic spot in the calendar! cChoose a day that is special to you, it
could be a birthday, anniversary, holiday, day you brought your pet
home, whatever you want & commemorate it with a photo & caption ofyour choosing! Dates are first come, first serve so pick yours before it’s taken!
Reserve a Calendar Day is not an entry into the contest itself, we invite & encourage you to enter both, all funds will go to the important care
of shelter animals.
Reserve a Calendar Day HERE
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