When Kerby Met Veiner

By Nikki / September 24, 2023 /

Reverend George Kerby and former Medicine Hat Mayor Harry Veiner were very different people. If the two ever met, I’d imagine they’d have gotten along though. For all their differences, they were committed men. Men who believed in the power of a single person’s contribution to the whole. 

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Golf Tournament

By Nikki / September 17, 2023 /

When it comes to awesome events that promote and support our services, there’s nothing like the Unison Calgary Charity Classic. You can’t go wrong with golf! 

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Patricia Allen (Part 2)

By Nikki / September 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Patricia Allen (Part 2)

This week, we’ll continue to uncover the story of Patricia “Pat” Allen, one of the most instrumental figures in Kerby Centre’s 50-year history.

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Patricia Allen (Part 1)

By Nikki / September 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Patricia Allen (Part 1)

We can’t talk about the history of Kerby Centre without writing a story about Patricia Allen, Kerby Centre’s founder and CEO for decades.

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Kerby Sensations

By Nikki / August 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Kerby Sensations

If you’ve ever got a touch of the jitterbugs and feel the need to bust out your dancing shoes, Wednesday afternoons at Unison at Kerby Centre is the place to be all thanks to our volunteer band the Kerby Sensations! 

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Who are our Seniors? 

By Nikki / August 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Who are our Seniors? 

At the Kerby Centre, everyone — and we mean everyone — is welcome. Diversity and inclusivity are integral to us as an organization. No matter what race, religion or nationality, regardless of financial status or physical mobility, our doors and services are open to every senior.

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One Hundred and Eleven Days 

By Nikki / August 13, 2023 / Comments Off on One Hundred and Eleven Days 

Most of the historical stories we have covered have gone back into the archives, but this one focuses on something a bit more recent. It is unique because it is the only time in 50 years that Kerby Centre has closed its doors.

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Kerby Centre Timeline

By Nikki / August 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Kerby Centre Timeline

For every one of our major milestones, the Kerby Centre and Kerby News has put together a massive timeline of the biggest and most important historical events that have occurred, every single year we’ve been open.

To honour that tradition, here is the official Kerby Centre Timeline, updated for our 50th anniversary!

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Cribbage Tournament

By Nikki / July 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Cribbage Tournament

We’ve hosted an overwhelming number of programs and events in our 50-year history, but nothing comes close to the pulse-pounding excitement, the fingernail biting tension, the joy of victory and the bitter taste of defeat of Cribbage!

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Scientia potentia est (Knowledge is Power) 

By Nikki / July 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Scientia potentia est (Knowledge is Power) 

It’s not “Knowledge is Power” anymore; Security, hope, independence, these things are powerful. Knowledge is how we get folks there. And with Seniors Supports, we can.

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