Home front – April 2


Red Deer City RCMP is alerting the public about current photo radar sites to get more drivers to slow down in school and playground zones and traffic corridors. Photo radar vans will be stationed in school zones on 48th Avenue, Douglas Avenue, 60th Street and Nolan Street. They will also be stationed at playground zones on Dempsey Street, Vanier Drive, Glendale Boulevard, Cornett Drive, and Northey Avenue, and along the following traffic corridors: Edgar Industrial Drive, 50th Avenue, 49th Avenue, 67th Street, Riverside Drive, and Taylor Drive.

The Red Deer chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta received a cheque for $3,515 from students at McBride Career Group recently. The money came from the funds raised at the Feb. 26 event, Laugh for Learning, at Cities Gastro Pub. Laugh for Learning featured two well-known Canadian comedians, Sean Lacomber and Derek Sweet, as well as a silent auction and other activities. It was an event organized by the 10 students in the basic office skills program at McBride. LDAA-Red Deer was the charity they chose to benefit. The students presented the cheque to Janet de Laforest, LDAA-Red Deer at their graduation ceremony. The money will go towards the chapter’s programs, specifically those on social competence offered to children, said de Laforest.

A two-hour workshop geared to help groups create an atmosphere of belonging for people will disabilities takes place at the Employment Placement Support Service (4315 55th Ave.) on April 11. The free workshop is designed for any clubs, sport teams, church groups and community groups that would like to better include people with disabilities. The workshop will give usable and practical information surrounding language, inclusion and what it means to be included. The workshop is organized by Red Deer Community Engagement Builders in Conjunction with M-Powered Planning. Registration is required. To sign up, call Cara at 403-764-1365 or email mpoweredplanning@shaw.ca.

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