African officials to vist

Better October than January.

Better October than January.

That mighty be the consensus of a delegation from South Africa when they visit Red Deer Oct. 19 and 20.

Two representatives of the South African High Commission and the South African consulate-general will be in the city as part of a week-long tour of Alberta.

The trio will meet with economic development personnel and government officials here, and spend time at Central Alberta businesses, industrial parks and Red Deer College.

Cal Dallas, Alberta’s minister of international and intergovernmental relations and the MLA for Red Deer South, will serve as their host.

Gary Slipp, manager of Central Alberta: Access Prosperity, said the visit will provide a good opportunity for local businesses to build relationships with South Africa.

The South Africans will present at an Oct. 19 luncheon at Red Deer College, and are also expected to take part in the Red Deer College Wine Auction and Dinner on Oct. 20. This year’s wine auction will feature wines of South Africa.

Anyone interested in attending the networking luncheon, or who would like more information about the South African Mission, can call Slipp at 403-342-3103 or go to the Access Prosperity website at www.accessprosperity.ca.

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