That's Life - July 19, 2017

Register now for the “B is for Brady” Golf Tournament by calling the Three Hills Golf Tournament at 403.443.5065. The tournament is a four person best ball so everyone can participate, no matter the level of golfer they may be.

It all happens Saturday, July 22 at the Three Hills Golf Course with a start time of 2 p.m. You’ll play nine holes of golf with supper to follow. A silent auction will open during supper.

This is a fund-raising event being held in memory of and to honour Brady Regehr, with funds going to the “B is for Brady Memorial Fund” and the Rotary Flames House at the Calgary Children’s Hospital.

Brady is the son of John Regehr and Jaclyn (Jacci) Tainsh. Brady succumbed to Batten’s Disease which is a neurodegenerative disease that causes the loss of the ability to walk, talk and see.

Brady passed away on January 1, 2016.

The Rotary Flames House supported Brady and his family in the three years between his diagnosis and his passing. He went there regularly for respite and spent the last three months of his life in end-of-life-care at the house.

Rotary Flames House is the only pediatric hospice in Alberta and one of only six across Canada. The house provides end-of-life and much needed respite care for families with medically-complex children. Respite is a special short-term relief for parents needing around-the-clock care. Last year, the team at Rotary Flames House provided more than 1,200 nights of respite care for families in our community.

See last week’s issue or go to threehillscapital.com for more information on the future goals of the “B is for Brady Memorial Fund”.

Brady’s story and the role the Rotary Flames House played for all involved may be seen at forbrady.ca

The Trochu White Sox Bantam and PeeWee Baseball teams have been chosen to host Tier 1 Provincials this weekend, July 21-23. All games will be played in Trochu at the Trochu Lions Club Campground.

Air quality advisory alerts have been lifted for Kneehill County but wildfires continue to burn it British Columbia.

Obviously the direction of the wind could change the smoke drift patterns quickly so we all need to be aware of the situation and take caution.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, head aches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

Also, please be aware of the dry conditions and do everything you can to prevent fires in our region.

That’s Life.