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Royal Lepage Wildrose Real Estate Radio-Thon For MVESS On May 15

Royal LePage Wildrose Real Estate, in conjunction with the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, is hosting a Radio-thon today on 96.5 CKFM, in support the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society (MVESS).

This is the 4th anniversary of the event.

In 2023, the Radio-thon generated over $150,000 in donations for the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society.Donations can be made online at or dropped off at the Royal LePage office along Highway 27 in Olds.

Tara McDonald, Outreach Coordinator with the Society, says the groundbreaking ceremony for Kristen’s Place – the first physical emergency shelter building in Olds – held on May 1st was a truly overwhelming day in the most beautiful way. She says “I will forever be grateful to have witnessed something of this magnitude. I think our Program Coordinator Emily Webb summed it up best when she asked, and I quote, that you envision today as a symbol of not just breaking ground, but breaking the cycle of domestic violence within our community.”

The groundbreaking has already had a significant impact on the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society, according to McDonald. As they watch the progression of this build over the next year, she notes the awareness will grow, the conversations will start happening more frequently and more naturally, and most importantly shoulders will start to drop for those that have been carrying way too much for far too long. She says “The presence of an all inclusive domestic violence shelter in Mountain View County will provide a safe and secure space for individuals and families affected by domestic violence to seek refuge and escape from abusive situations. It will continue to foster collaborations with other community organizations and agencies, establishing and strengthening partnerships to ensure survivors have access to the widest range of services.”

McDonald points out that collaborative efforts are and will become the foundation of their outreach and program services, and will create the network of support that these incredible humans not just need and are entitled to, but that they deserve and are worthy of. She says “I encourage those interested in supporting Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society to stay informed by visiting our website, as well follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for any updates on community programs, fundraising events, as well as awareness and educational presentations happening in the communities closest to you.”

Multiple businesses and individuals in the community have stepped up to donate auction items, you can view the auction now via Rosehill Auction Services at

Lots will begin closing tonight at 7PM.To bid or to donate to the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Building Fund call 403-556-6500 or go online to

The Radio-thon on 96.5 CKFM runs from 6am until 6pm on Wednesday, May 15th.

(Story by Bernd Van’t Klooster/Galen Hartviksen)

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