We are still in awe at the amazing community support for our first Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament, that we held June 22-24, 2018 at Edgar Athletic Park in Red Deer. The 15 team turnout was outstanding and we wanted to thank each of those teams for their commitment and go-get-em-ness that you all showed...even when the weather wasn't being our best friend.
To you...the teams that came out, thank you!...Because of all of you and your friends, family and supporters, we were able to raise $2,500 for Junior Achievement - Southern Alberta!!
A special thank you to "Cheeseburger & Liquor Picnic" and "Stinky Pits" for their full donation of their winnings back to the cause! As well as the winner of the 50/50 and "Last Minute" for their donations!
Our amazing team of volunteers for the committee, beer gardens, candy bags, and raffles, held the fort for the weekend and we appreciate every one of you!
We also want to send out a separate shout-out to all of our fantastic donors of all things from raffle prizes, barrow-of-booze items, team registration package items as well as prizing...thank you! Warren Sinclair LLP, BMO Financial Group#TrishBooy, Servus Credit Union#CharissaCummings, Gillrie Financial Strategies, Flying With Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd., Etek Office Equipment Ltd, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Westerner Park, Wild Brewing Co., Heritage Lanes, Troubled Monk, Ocu-Dent Dental, Dixon & Associates Law Offices, Tara Veer, Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram & RV Centre, Stantec, State & Main, TD Canada Trust, #IanHills, Goodlife Fitness Red Deer, Mastermind Toys, Earls Red Deer, Jessica Skretting, Tara Venaas, Kristen Marie, Joanne Hansen Adams, Stacey Viola May Poier...we really hope we didn't leave any one out...please know that we appreciate everything and all of you!
You can see all the photos here:
Now, on to planning for next years potential!!
The Provincial Government is making changes to the Employment Standards with their Bill 17. Changes come into effect January 1, 2018, with the exception of the Youth Employment Standards which come into effect on May 1, 2018. Changes include the following:
The new changes now include eleven types of unpaid, job protected leaves. Employees are eligible for each of these leaves after 90 days of employment (up from one year).
Most Canadians, and no doubt all small business owners, have heard a lot over the past few months about income sprinkling. On December 12, 2017, the Department of Finance released its final proposals concerning this issue.
Here is what you need to know:
What it is not
- The proposed new measures are not directed at wages or salaries paid to family members. These amounts may be paid, and deducted by the business, if they are a reasonable business expense.
Holding a passive investment portfolio inside a private corporation
The current system allows for a tax deferral of the individual tax payable if the shareholder leaves funds in the corporation for passive investment purposes instead of being distributed to the shareholders, through taxable dividends or salary, for the shareholders to invest personally.