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Photo contest second prize

January 10th, 2022

The winner of the second prize in the 2021 Points West Living Photo Contest is LPN/RN Victoria Oladele from Points West Living Red Deer. Her photo, taken about a year ago is of resident Lydia Doan celebrating her 102nd birthday, which Victoria had organized.

A very big cake

“Because of lockdown, family members couldn’t come,” Victoria recalls. “So the kitchen made a very big cake for her, and care partners gathered around. She was so surprised and emotional.” Lydia’s daughter lives in the United States, and Victoria says, “Lydia kept telling her daughter about it, that it was beautiful, she had a good time, and had lots of people around she was happy to celebrate such a great day with.”

Lydia celebrated her 103rd birthday on January 12, 2022.

Canadian RN graduate

Victoria is a registered nurse from Nigeria who came to Canada in 2013 with her husband and twins (boy and girl, now age 17). She recently graduated with her Canadian RN degree, which she hopes to put to use soon, “but not right now.”

The first place photo contest winner was announced in December, and the third place finisher will be featured in an upcoming newsletter. See the original article that included the prize winning photo: A Big and Beautiful 102nd Birthday!

Photo collage: (From top left) Victoria Oladele; Victoria’s winning photo of Lydia Doan celebrating her 102nd birthday at PWL Red Deer; and (bottom) Victoria and Lydia hanging out with Lydia’s babies.

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