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An antique tractor pull and RCMP dog demonstrations are two highlights of the annual Pioneer Days in Red Deer. The event is set for Aug. 20 to 21 at the Sunnybrook Farm Museum, says Ian Warwick, executive director of the farm.

Pioneer Days at Farm

An antique tractor pull and RCMP dog demonstrations are two highlights of the annual Pioneer Days in Red Deer. The event is set for Aug. 20 to 21 at the Sunnybrook Farm Museum, says Ian Warwick, executive director of the farm. Other festivities include a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., silent auction, tractor parade, Cockshutt antique tractor and farm equipment exhibition, antique toy display, children’s pedal tractor pull and the dog demonstration at 2 p.m. on Aug. 21. Live farm animals, pioneer homesteading, threshing and field demonstrations are also part of the events. A homemade cookie walk, food concessions, live music and a beef on a bun dinner at 4 p.m. Aug. 21 are also on the menu. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family. The farm is located at 4701 30th St.


Press Council seeks member

The Alberta Press Council is seeking a director to represent the circulation area of the Red Deer Advocate. A volunteer body comprised of journalists and members of the public, the council acts as a liaison between the public and the press, deals with complaints against the print media and protects freedoms of the press. Its members generally meet twice a year, usually in Calgary or Edmonton. Applicants for this position should be interested in media issues, able to attend council meetings and willing to express opinions and make decisions on matters brought before the council. They can submit a letter of interest with a brief personal history or resume, and the names of three personal references. Applications must be received by the council no later than noon on Aug. 25, with online submissions accepted at abpress@telus.net. Additional information about the Alberta Press Council can be found on the organization’s website at www.albertapresscouncil.ca or by calling 1-888-580-4104.


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