ACAO Focus Groups – Edmonton & Calgary

The Alberta College and Association of Opticians will be hosting a Focus Group on the Standards of Practice and Continuing Competency in Edmonton & Calgary in 2018. This is a full day session which will run 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Member Marnie St-Hilaire is organizing a charity auction. Download the PDF or read her letter below for details and  contact information if you would like to participate:

Marnie St-Hilaire, Licensed Optician
LensCrafters, Bower Mall
4900 Molly Banister Drive,
Red Deer AB, T4R 1N9
Phone: 403-342-7060
Fax: 403-342-5188

Dear Sir or Madam,

LensCrafters in Bower Mall is hosting an upcoming charity event supporting “ONE DAY 2017” on December 12, 2017.  This event will benefit OneSight, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving vision for those in need around the world, in North America and most importantly, those right here in our own community.

To celebrate “ONE DAY 2017”, we are organizing a silent auction. We are inviting you and your business to donate, and then join us for coffee and goodies on the day of this event.  Bidding will begin at 10am.  We are hoping to receive items that could be suitable for our silent auction, which might include merchandise, promotional items, or something which might become a featured item in our silent auction. All proceeds will be donated directly to OneSight.  We know that with the help of local businesses, such as yours, we can make a significant difference here in Red Deer!

LensCrafters, Bower Eye Care, and OneSight all work together to reach out to our local schools, shelters, and other neighbourhood-based charity organizations, in order to serve those in our community.  We see approximately 50 people every year and provide a free eye exam and a free pair of glasses to those who are in need.  We have partnered with multiple local school divisions and many community organizations to provide the most care for our own people here at home.

We look forward to seeing you and your staff at this event. Please take the time to review your bids frequently throughout the day.  We thank you most earnestly for your help with this project.

Donations should be brought to LensCrafters by 5pm, December 9, 2017 or arrangements can be made for pick up as well.  Food donations should be available by noon on December 11, 2017.   Bids will close at 8pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017.


Marnie St-Hilaire
OneSight Coordinator, Red Deer


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