Home front – April 6

Central Albertans are invited to take part in a fundraising walk to support mental health and well-being of children and youth. Walk So Kids Can Talk, Canada’s largest walk for this type of service, will help children in more than 2,500 communities nationwide,

Central Albertans are invited to take part in a fundraising walk to support mental health and well-being of children and youth. Walk So Kids Can Talk, Canada’s largest walk for this type of service, will help children in more than 2,500 communities nationwide, including Red Deer. Volunteers are needed to help raise money. The walk runs on Sunday, May 6, with registration to start at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. walk. It all gets underway at Heritage Ranch at 1-25 Riverview Park. The effort supports Kid’s Help Phone. For more information on making a pledge or on Kid’s Help Phone, email connieemacdonald@hotmail.com.


Lacombe entertainer Gord Bamford is laying plans to raise the roof in Spruce View. Members of the Spruce View Community Hall board have secured the popular country and western artist to entertain for a fundraiser with proceeds targeted to renovations at the hall. The committee is inviting people to attend a steak barbecue and concert at the hall on the evening of Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner served at 6 p.m. and Bamford’s stage show to start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65, available from the Spruce View Liquor Store, Burnt Lake Gas Co-op office in Spruce View or by calling 403-350-8536 or 396-9476.


Juke Box Mania was a rockin’ success for the Family Services of Central Alberta. The second annual fundraiser on March 24 brought in $20,000 for programs and services. Dressed as their favourite rock stars, close to 200 people attended the event. Plans are underway for next year’s event on March 23, 2013. To learn more visit www.fsca.ca.


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