9/11 survivor to address Red Deer audience

A few tickets are still available for an opportunity to hear from a famous survivor and help out some of Red Deer’s finest ambassadors.

A few tickets are still available for an opportunity to hear from a famous survivor and help out some of Red Deer’s finest ambassadors.

Put on by the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer, a Mac and Cheese Luncheon will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday. The luncheon will serve as a fundraising event for the Red Deer Royals’ Find a Home campaign.

Speaking at the luncheon will be Richard Picciotto, a New York firefighter who survived the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers after being trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building for four hours. Picciotto then played a vital role in the rescue operation that followed, and his story has since been told in the bestselling book Last Man Down.

Thanks to the sponsorship of some local businesses, front line responders will be able to attend the luncheon and hear Picciotto’s talk, said organizer Ray McBeth.

The lunch will take place at the Sheraton Hotel from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Funds raised will go towards the Royals’ efforts to find a suitable practice space, as well as replacements of the band’s old uniforms and instruments.

The goal is to raise at least $100,000 for the cause. In 2009, the last time local Rotary clubs held a similar event, about $125,000 was raised for the Red Deer Food Bank.

Tickets are $1,000 for a table of eight. Individuals can attend for $125.

Tickets can be procured from McBeth at 403-350-9494.

Just Posted

Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with North Korea

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very… Continue reading

NDP won’t stop until Trans Mountain is built, says minister

Deron Bilous speaks at Red Deer chamber luncheon

Trudeau fields questions at town hall meeting in St-Hyacinthe, Que.

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. — Ottawa’s decision to sign the UN compact for migration… Continue reading

Americans face deadline to file paperwork for Huawei executive’s extradition

OTTAWA — American authorities are facing a key deadline at the end… Continue reading

Red Deer officials will allow Calgary to trial alcohol in parks

The result could determine if local rules are relaxed

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Kriechmayr edges Swiss favourite Feuz to win WCup downhill

WENGEN, Switzerland — It takes a special run to beat Switzerland’s best… Continue reading

WestJet plane heading to Victoria slides off Edmonton runway, no injuries

EDMONTON — A WestJet plane has slid off an icy taxiway at… Continue reading

Sam Bennett scores twice, Flames beat Red Wings 6-4

Flames 6, Red Wings 4 CALGARY — Sam Bennett scored twice including… Continue reading

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Most Read