Home front – April 16

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The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting all of Red Deer to participate in Daffodil Day on April 27 to show their support for those living with cancer and remember the ones who lost their lives to the disease. Field of Yellow is a campaign on Daffodil Day aiming to get everyone to wear the daffodil pin or the colour yellow. A Field of Yellow Rally will be taking place at the Red Deer City Hall Park on April 27 from 12 to 1 p.m. Daffodil pins are available at locations all over Red Deer and will also be handed out at the park. Donations will also be accepted at the park. Over 16,000 people living in Alberta and the Northwest Territories will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Daffodil Day is a national springtime tradition that sees thousands of Canadians visibly declare their support to join the fight to end cancer. For more information, contact Trish King at the Red Deer chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society at 403-309-5429 or trish.king@cancer.ab.ca


The Central Alberta Refugee Effort will be welcoming the spring season in the children’s department of the Red Deer Public Library’s main branch downtown on April 18. Spring Festivals Around the World runs from 4 to 5 p.m. and invites families and children age 6 and up to come learn about how the season of rebirth is celebrated across the globe. . The event is free. For more information call Jan Underwood at the Central Alberta Refugee Effort at 403-346-8818.


The Red Deer Pottery and Art clubs are hosting a show and sale of local artists’ work. On April 28 from 11 to 4 p.m. members of the two clubs will be showcasing their pieces in the foyer of the Recreation Centre on 47A Avenue. An arrangement of work will be for sale from decorative sculptures to dishes to hand painted cards for $2 to acrylic and watercolour paintings. The day will include a free art demonstration as well as tours of the pottery studio. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For more information contact Jean Nichols at 403-346-6248.


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