Home front – August 1

Ellis Bird Farm is hosting a Knee High Naturalists program called Caterpillars to Butterflies for preschoolers next Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will be led by Ellis Bird Farm’s Claudia Cameron. While it is geared to preschoolers, older siblings are welcome to attend. Admission is $5 per child, with no charge for children under two.

Ellis Bird Farm is hosting a Knee High Naturalists program called Caterpillars to Butterflies for preschoolers next Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will be led by Ellis Bird Farm’s Claudia Cameron. While it is geared to preschoolers, older siblings are welcome to attend. Admission is $5 per child, with no charge for children under two. Pre-registration is required by calling 403-885-4477 or visiting www.ellisbirdfarm.ca. The bird conservation farm is dedicated education, preservation and enjoyment of the natural environment and with special research and study into cavity-nesting birds, including the mountain bluebird.


The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta Red Deer Branch will be having its annual Open Minds Walk and Run on Aug. 25. The event will take place at McKenzie Trails Recreation Area and will raise awareness and funds for those living with schizophrenia. All funds raised will go directly back to the Red Deer Branch. The registration cost is $35. Register online at www.schizophrenia.ab.ca. For more information contact Alison at 403-342-5760 or ahileman@schizophrenia.ab.ca.


Canada World Youth is returning to Red Deer. This year’s youth exchange between Nicaragua and Canada will be in Red Deer over three months. To find out how to get involved, please call 403-872-7139 or email msalah@cwy-jcm.org


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