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The Heartbeat of ARPA

April 2023

Welcome to The Heartbeat of ARPA’s April Issue!

On behalf of the ARPA Board and The Heartbeat of ARPA would like to wish all our members a Happy Easter!

Find all your news and dates for Alberta all within our little newsletter. Please use the email address and cut off dates below to have your Lodge news added.    Please read in open Lodge.


  • Have you thought of being part of the ARPA Board? Nominations for Board members and National Director are being accepted. Contact President Sharon or any present Board member. Also looking for committee members.

  • Medicine Hat Lodge #206 donated $9,500.00 to BIRS (Brain Injury Relearning Services) in Medicine Hat!

  • Ponoka Lodge #27 is attending a Trade show April 15th.

  • Ft. Saskatchewan #212 is attending a Trade show May 12th -14th.

  • Red Deer Lodge #389 is attending a Bowl-a-thon April 20th 1pm at Heritage Lanes in Red Deer.

National Volunteer Week April 16th - 22nd

Volunteering Weaves Us Together!

How is your Lodge celebrating your volunteers? Let us know here at the Heartbeat and share with us on Facebook.

Enter #NVW2023 or #WeavingUsTogether into your search bar on Facebook and see posts from across Canada, sharing acts of kindness and praise for Volunteers. Also add these to your posts leading up to and during Volunteer Week so that others around Canada can see what your Lodge is doing.

Purple Thursday

Is your Lodge participating in Purple Thursday again this year? There will be an opportunity to pick up packages at the AGM again this year.

If you’re attending and want to collect bags/cards for your Lodge, please contact Kim at   If you’re unable to attend and want bags, please contact Sharon at to arrange delivery.

MARCH News Brain Injury Awareness

Special thank you to Bootlegger and all who purchased jeans in March. Together we raised over $12,000 across Canada.

ARPA AGM June 16th & 17th

Secretaries, please check your emails for a  special invite from Camrose! Lots of exciting things planned!


See emails sent out to all members for more information.

Also check out the Advertising prices!! A steal of a deal at 50% off!!

Need help planning an ad for your Lodge? Or for more information?

Contact Ida Jorgensen:


What is your Alberta Royal Purple Association Board up to?

We met April 6th (monthly meeting) and March 25th (annual Spring Meeting) to discuss the following:

ARPA Board held the Spring Meeting in Red Deer, AB on March 25th, it was great to have everyone together to share ideas and build our team.

During the Spring Meeting ARPA gave a donation in support of BrainLove Month, to Central Alberta Brain Injury Association for $5000.  The proceeds will be used to fund the traveling Brain School in Central Alberta.

Also, during the Spring Meeting, three new members from Red Deer # 389 were initiated.  Congratulations and welcome aboard folks.

The travel reimbursement rate has been adjusted to 0.45 cents per kilometer travelled for ARPA business.

Finance Committee is working on the 2023/2024 budget which will be presented for approval at the Annual General Meeting in June.

Membership Committee will host a coffee chat in Brooks, AB on April 22nd .

Judiciary Committee continues to work on the Resolutions of the Bylaws and the Annual General Meeting Policy Manual

President Sharon has visited Lac La Biche, Myrnam and Slave Lake and will attend Red Deer this month.


Happy Birthday to those celebrating their birthdays in April!

April 7th Good Friday

April 9th Easter Sunday

  • National Volunteer Week – April 24th- 30th

  • SAVE THE DATE!! Alberta Conference and AGM June 16-17, 2023. In Camrose!

Please submit your Lodge News by the 25th of each month to be included in the newsletter.

Submissions can be sent to

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