What have we been up to this week?

The performance given by the dancers from Celtic Ceilidh last week at Capital Care Grandview was a great success. During the first half of the performance the dancers were featured in traditional Highland and Irish dances. In the second half of the concert the dancers presented excerpts from their show "Legends" which featured choreography using Highland and Irish dance techniques set to the music of various artists from the past 50 years. Special thanks goes our to Ross for organizing the event.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Concert Series!
On Thursday I volunteered at e4c's "Make Tax Time Pay". This service provides free tax preparation and benefits navigation support to low-income individuals and families. My job was greeter...so I spent the evening just talking to everyone who was waiting to be seen, which I really enjoyed. Most of the people using the service were seniors and new immigrants. To qualify for the program a single person income must be $35,000 or below, a couple $45,000 and a family of four $50,000. More importantly they connect people with benefits and programs. On the way out they had to rate their experience by circling 
Everyone circled the happy face, except 2. I was wondering why they didn't have a good experience, so I asked them what we could have done better. They said they circled the sad face because they weren't getting any money back, in fact they had to pay. Well....we couldn't do anything to make that better!!

Edmonton West News

End Polio Now:

A contribution in the amount of $140 has been made on our behalf to Rotary International's 'Polio Plus' campaign in recognition of the 20 tickets we sold for the Oil Kings Game. Well done everyone.

The Daytimers:

Spring is here and there is maintenance to be done at Grandview. Al Sanderson is looking for volunteers to help with general maintenance. If you are interested please reach out to him.

MacEwan Rotaract Club

The MacEwan University Rotaract Club invites you to an evening of acting, singing, dancing, and fundraising! Join us for an incredible event full of entertainment, speakers, and fun. The proceeds from this gala will be donated to Polio Plus which helps with the eradication of polio. We are this close to ending polio. Dinner provided. 
Upcoming Events
Serving a Meal at The Hope Mission
Hope Mission
Apr 27, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Simply Supper Helps 2019
Simply Supper
May 01, 2019
Club Meeting at Fort Edmonton Park
Selkirk Hotel
May 06, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Rotaract Broadway Gala
Southwood Community League
May 10, 2019
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Highway Clean-Up
Highway 16 and Highway 60
May 11, 2019 10:00 AM
Grandview Concert Series ~ Edmonton Opera
Capital Care Grandview
May 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Volunteering at the Food Bank
Edmonton Food Bank Warehouse
Jun 06, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Field Trip to STARS Air Ambulance
STARS - Edmonton Int'l Airport
Jun 10, 2019
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Grandview Concert Series ~ Joel Gray Trio
Capital Care Grandview
Jun 11, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This Week's Speaker

Dr. Greg Raymond ~ Africa Mercy Ship


For over a decade, MIC radiologist Dr. Greg Raymond has volunteered with the Africa Mercy Ship floating hospital. Working in his Edmonton office, he reviews imaging scans for patients who are on board the ship, off the coast of Africa. 

Inspired by Dr. Raymond’s humanitarian work, MIC Medical Imaging joined his efforts and now reports all imaging performed on the Africa Mercy—the largest hospital in the Mercy Ship fleet and the only one with a CT scanner. The ship’s medical teams use MIC analysis and diagnostic expertise to change lives, treating patients with challenging and complex conditions. Work is underway to build a second large hospital ship and when it is complete, MIC will report for this ship as well.

MIC’s radiologists devote countless hours to viewing, analyzing and reporting the images created on the Africa Mercy. “We have reported many thousands of cases, and many of them are very complex, difficult CT examinations. We often use these cases to teach at the medical school and to educate our residents,” says Dr. Raymond. “We provide the Africa Mercy team with advice on CT protocols, the use of contrast, and we have just started reporting on ultrasounds for them as well.”

Helping the Africa Mercy is truly a team effort. Twelve MIC radiologists volunteer on a regular basis, sharing their specialized expertise in areas such as pediatric and neuroradiology CT scans. Other MIC radiologists pitch in on complex cases and all MIC radiologists take a turn at reporting x-ray films from the Mercy Ship. In addition, MIC’s IT experts have been instrumental in making the RIS PACS connection workable, ensuring images generated in Africa can be viewed in high resolution in MIC’s radiologist reporting suites. The front desk staff at Century Park CT/MRI loads every case and notifies the radiologists when there are cases to be reported.

 “We are the only radiology group reporting for Mercy Ships and our commitment is unique,” adds Dr. Raymond. “MIC’s radiologists and staff are truly moved by the dedication and sacrifice of the physicians, nurses and technologists serving on the Mercy Ships in Africa, some of them spending their entire working careers on the ship, even raising their families on board. It is our privilege and honour to help these teams treat patients in some of the most impoverished parts of the world.”

Dr. Raymond has been with MIC Medical Imaging for over 20 years and concludes, “I am proud to be part of an organization that is so dedicated to the well-being of patients and humanitarian causes, including those in dire need in Africa.

Mercy Ships is an international humanitarian organization committed to providing free quality health care for those who cannot afford it. To learn more, visit mercyships.ca

Upcoming Speakers
Apr 22, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
University of Alberta Community Engagement Project
May 06, 2019
The Rotary Legacy Project, Fort Edmonton
May 13, 2019
Belize Playground Project/Literacy Without Borders
May 20, 2019
May 27, 2019
Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA)
Jun 10, 2019
2:30 PM Edmonton International Airport
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