Home front – August 10

An old-fashioned trail ride to raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation will be trotting through Central Alberta communities in August. Wild Pink Yonder will travel from Waterton Lakes National Park to Strathcona County starting on Saturday and will stop in Three Hills on Aug. 25,

Trail ride for cancer

An old-fashioned trail ride to raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation will be trotting through Central Alberta communities in August. Wild Pink Yonder will travel from Waterton Lakes National Park to Strathcona County starting on Saturday and will stop in Three Hills on Aug. 25, Trochu on Aug. 26, Stettler on Aug. 27 and Bashaw on Aug. 28. Participants will travel 523 km by horseback and wagon and will visit communities in search of The Pinkest Little Town in the West, a title earned by Rimbey in 2009. Last year, the ride raised $55,650 for breast cancer research. For more information go to www.wildpinkyonder.com.


Walk, run for diabetes

Runners and walkers are invited to raise money for diabetes research on Sunday. Cash Store Financial’s Freedom Run will take place at Red Deer’s Kiwanis picnic shelter at Great Chief Park at Bower Ponds, starting at 10 a.m. Participants can take part in three km or five km. Families are welcome. For more information, go online at www.thefreedomrun.ca or visit local Cash Store or Instaloans locations. Money raised will go to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Contact Karla Field at 403-357-1920 or email at i33@csfinancial.ca


A&W burgers for MS

It’s never been tastier to support a good cause during Cruisin’ for a Cause Day on Aug. 26. For every teen burger sold at any A&W Restaurant, $1 will go to the MS Society of Canada.


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