Home front – August 15


A parade on Saturday and Sunday will showcase about 50 antique tractors at Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. At noon each day, the tractors will follow a half-hour route from Sunnybrook Farm, travelling west of Molly Banister Drive beside Bower Place Shopping Centre, north on Gaetz Avenue east and finally onto 30th Street before returning to the museum. After the parade, an antique tractor pull competition and other activities are planned for the rest of the day at the farm museum.

Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is actively recruiting experienced musicians and novices from Central Alberta. Anyone with piping or drumming experience, or those who would like to learn, are asked to call 403-782-7183. The pipe band is in a reorganizational stage right now, so this is a good time to check the band out. Practices are held at the legion on 2810 Bremner Avenue in Red Deer, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. New members will start in September.

Registration forms are now available for Red Deer and Area Parkinson Superwalk and Family Picnic on Saturday, Sept. 8. The fundraiser kicks off at the Golden Circle at 4620 47A Ave. Registration gets underway at 9 a.m., walk or run at 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be drawn, plus an indoor picnic will run. For information, call Marilynne or Linda at 403-346-4463, email at mherron@parkinsonalberta.ca or go online at www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca. Registration can be done in person or online.

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