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Friday Forward your activity guide to Red Deer

We’re moving Forward to put more fun in your life, and more useful information in your hands.

For the past 23-plus years, the Red Deer Advocate has published Red Deer Life on Sunday.

It’s time for a change — we’ve decided our readers would be better served by moving our Life forward to Friday, changing its focus and, hopefully, giving you a leg up on your weekend and the week to follow.

So today we’re launching Friday Forward. It will be on your doorstep this afternoon.

We decided that the best way to make this package more compelling to readers is to make it more useful. So in great part it will become an activity guide to the next week in Red Deer, augmented by interesting local features and columns.

Here’s a glimpse at some of what Friday Forward will have to offer:

— Regular features on noteworthy people, groups and initiatives in the community.

— Local entertainment material that focuses on events that occur in the next seven days.

— An expanded calendar feature that includes local exhibits and clubs listings.

— A package on the more significant local events happening through the coming week, with special emphasis on the weekend.

— A calendar of local sports events over the next week.

— Advocate staff member and Alberta Sports Hall of Fame member Danny Rode will contribute a weekly local sports column.

— Local car enthusiast John Rathwell’s column on classic car collecting, and local events in the auto community, will appear regularly.

— Former Advocate staff member Leo Paré returns with a regular column.

— The Blue Flame food column, which has a distinctly Alberta flavour.

— The popular local columns from the Sunday package on pets and seniors will remain.

— We will also publish material contributed by readers, both before and after events. Just give Annette Grieman a call at 403-314-4325 or email Be sure to include all the pertinent information (names, dates, contact information).

We think these changes will make Friday Forward a compelling part of your week, and keep you looking forward to all that happens in our community, week after week.



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