Community Support

Alex back from Colombia – IRF XXVI World Junior Racquetball Championship Cali 2014

Drs. Corbett and Bales sponsored Alex’s trip to Colombia to compete in the World Juniors. Here are some photos of her trip.
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Alex to play in the Junior World Championship!

Drs. Corbett and Bales arimagese proud to sponsor Alex who is a member of the Brandon Racquetball Association. She is the only Manitoba member on the Canadian Junior National Team and is of to Columbia to pay in the Junior World Championship.






Special OlympicsDrs. Corbett and Bales sponsored Special Olympians

Drs. Corbett and Bales sponsored our Manitoba Athletes in the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver this summer. Here they are with our winner, Daryn and his coach, Karlie. Daryn is proudly displaying his Silver Medal for baseball.

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 Braces by Bales celebrates Day of Pink

Update: We raised $258.15 from our Bake Sale! Thanks to all our patients, friends and neighbours for supporting us and this worthwhile cause! Also a great big shout out to all our team members for baking all the goodies! A great team effort!

Join us, and many other businesses and schools across the country, celebrate the Canadian Red Cross Day of Pink.

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The Canadian Red Cross belive that every child should be treated with respect. This means working hard to prevent bullying every day.

All donations and funds raised through the Day of Pink will go directly to educate students in Manitoba . Braces by Bales are having a fundraising Bake Sale with 1005 of the donations to the Canadian Red Cross Day of Pink.


16280191Manitoba wins second straight men’s title at M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors



Congratulations to our patient Braden Calvert on a great win!

Manitoba’s Braden Calvert and his team from Winnipeg — third Kyle Kurz, second Lucas Van Den Bosch, lead Brendan Wilson and coach Tom Clasper — beat New Brunswick’s René Comeau 7-5 on Sunday afternoon at Queens Place Emera Centre in the men’s gold-medal game.

It gave Manitoba back-to-back men’s titles at the Canadian Juniors, following Matt Dunstone’s victory a year ago in Fort McMurray, Alta.

“It’s a dream come true, really,” said an ecstatic Calvert, whose team will join women’s champ Kelsey Rocque of Alberta at the 2014 World Junior Curling Championships, beginning Feb. 26 in Flims, Switzerland. “The guys just played really well all week, and we managed to do it. Unbelievable. I’m in shock right now.”

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a happy, healthy 2014!
























 Manitoba Barrel Racing Association

Every year, Drs. Corbett and Bales sponsor the Manitoba Barrel Racing Association. This year they sponsored the Fast Time Awards. Pictured below are the three winners.

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riding-mountain-triathlon-logoOn August 17, 2013, Dr. Bales competed in the Riding Mountain Triathlon beating his own personal best!

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 Dr. Bales sponsored Kylee on a work experience trip to Ecuador.

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“Ecuador is a place full of hope, adventure and goodwill. Upon arriving, it was easy to see that Ecuadorian life was very different than our own. People wore clothes that didn’t fit and ate food covered in flies, but were always willing to offer a smile to a passing person. I spent my time learning Spanish, teaching English and digging what seemed like bottomless holes for latrines. The village that I worked in was just outside of Misahualli, a small town in the Napo Province. The people that I met there truly touched my soul, I don’t think I’ll ever be quite the same.”
“I cannot thank those who sponsored me enough, including Dr. Bales. Without them this experience truly could not have been possible.”








  Dr. Bales supports 4H

Boissevain and Area 4H Rally

Boissevain and Area 4H Rally



This year Dr. Bales supported 4H by purchasing his calf from our patient, Justin at the Boissevain and Area 4H Rally.








Foundation honours McDonald, Bales for supporting university

Two outstanding community builders were among those honoured Friday during the Brandon University Foundation Apex Awardannual luncheon, which recognizes the many who have helped advance higher education at the university in the past year. Dick McDonald was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and Dr. Jeff Bales received the BU Honorary Trustee Apex Award. McDonald, who received both his arts and education degrees from BU, is a retired financial adviser, former school teacher and military officer. He has served in a number of volunteer capacities with the university, including as a member of the fundraising team that raised more than $8 million for BU between 2004 and 2007; as a board member of the Brandon University Foundation and current volunteer for the BUILD Campaign. He and his wife Verda have also
provided generous financial support to Brandon University.

Bales is a partner in Smiles Specialty Centre with his wife, Dr. Trudy Corbett. His involvement with the Brandon University Foundation has been considerable, including as a member of the board from 2004 until 2011, during which he was active in raising more than $8 million for the university; foundation President in 200P and 2008. In addition, Bales and Corbett have been ongoing, gracious supporters of the university. BU Foundation president Nathan Peto said both men are well-deserving of the awards. “Dick is one of the most devoted university fundraisers that I have ever met,”  he said. “Jeff’s commitment is also second-tonone. The foundation would be hard-pressed to find two more worthy recipients.” More than 150 new and existing Order of the Sheaf members were recognized for their contributions to BU during Friday’s luncheon in the university’s main dining hall.
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Run for the Cure



On June 14, 2013 a team from our office “Smiles for the Cure”. We raised just over $4000 for the Canadian Cancer Society towards their goal of finding a cure and were awarded “The Top Business Team.”

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 Smiles Specialty Centre Donates $100,000 to the Brandon University Healthy Living Centre


There were plenty of smiles around the Brandon University campus thanks to a hefty donation to the new Healthy Living Centre.

Periodontist Trudy Corbett and orthodontist Jeff Bales, partners in Smiles Specialty Centre, have given $100,000  towards the completion of the $24.3-million project, which opened to the public in January with construction to be finished this spring. “Health and wellness have always been a big part of our lives, and we are big believers in post secondary education, so this donation is a perfect fit for us in terms of giving back to the community,” Corbett said.
BU president Deborah Poff said the husband and wife team are longtime supporters of the university. “In addition to their financial contributions,” Poff said. “I want to thank Jeff for his many years of service on the BU Foundation Board, including a term as chair. Both Jeff and Trudy are true  community builders.” BU is important for Brandon, Bales said. “We are not a large city, so having a university is a real feather in our cap, a real asset, especially since the Healthy Living Centre is available and accessible to the community at-large.”

 Smiles Specialty Centre Sponsors Members of the Canadian National Tap Dance Team

clip_image002Kyra Lavoie and Colby Pilling, from Steppin’ Time Dance Studio, would like to thank Dr. Trudy Corbett and Dr. Jeff Bales of Smiles Specialty Centre on Richmond Avenue in Brandon for their generous sponsorship. Their donation will support Kyra and Colby as they travel to Riesa, Germany this December to compete as members of the Canadian National Tap Dance Team. We are grateful to Dr. Bales and Dr. Corbett for supporting Kyra and Colby in their journey.

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