Home front – August 14


Enjoy a round of golf and join the fight to end multiple sclerosis. The MS Golf Classic tees up at the Old Course at Wolf Creek Golf Resort on Sept. 10. There will be prizes, hole challenges, live and silent auctions, 50/50 draw and a few classic twists. Money raised will help fund local programs and services and multiple sclerosis research. For more details or to register, go to www.mssociety.ca/centralalberta or call Ellen Geddes at 403-346-0290.

Red Deer Native Friendship Society is hosting an open house, noon-hour barbecue and a garage sale from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 28. Money raised from the garage sale will go towards keeping youth activities. Events will be held at Red Deer Native Friendship Centre, at 4808 51st. Ave., north of Original Joe’s. Admission is free.

Learn more about Indian Independence Day and have some East Indian snacks too during Cultural Cafe today. Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will host the event from 7 to 9 p.m. See artist David More’s Gardens exhibit which includes some art inspired by his trip to India. Guest speakers will give presentations. Refreshments will be on hand. The event is also presented by Central Alberta Refugee Effort.

A video of the day is one of the new features of the Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s revamped website. The short video gives a glimpse into the daily life inside the hospital. The new-look website features photos, a blog and links to Facebook and Twitter. Animal lovers can access the patient section for pictures and information on current patients in the hospital. There’s lots of updated information and stories from centre. In the next few months, the website will also feature livestreaming from the centre. The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is a wildlife hospital and education centre in Spruceview, west of Innisfail. The centre treats more than 1,300 injured, orphaned or compromised wild patients each year. Visit the site at www.mrwc.ca.

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