Home front – August 24

Piper Creek Foundation residents are invited to lace up for the Golden Fox Run in support of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.

Fox Run for seniors

Piper Creek Foundation residents are invited to lace up for the Golden Fox Run in support of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. The Golden Fox Run will kick off at 10:15 a.m. at the Parkvale Lodge on Monday. A barbecue will be held afterwards. For more information on attending, call Lisa Manning Eaton at 403-343-0688 ext. 2.

Olds College fundraiser

A centre that connects Olds College students with organizations that need their help hopes to raise $5,000 to keep the centre going. Members of the public are invited to join the Olds College Students’ Association HELP Centre at the Bell e-Learning Centre, at 10:30 a.m. today, to take part in the centre’s opening and start of its fundraising campaign. HELP stands for hands, elevating, leading and providing. The Help Centre works with community organizations to recruit student volunteers to fill their volunteer needs. Last year, the centre placed 132 students in 22 not-for-profit organizations in the community, helping with things such as Haiti fundraising, by selling daffodils for cancer awareness and Christmas angels. This year, the centre has a $5,000 shortfall and centre staff are asking the community for donations. The total operating budget for the HELP Centre is $15,000, with $10,000 coming from the Olds College Students’ Association. Contact Cindy Easton at 403-556-4632 or by e-mail at ceaston@oldscollege.ca.

Gull Lake meeting

The Gull Lake Water Quality Management Society will hold its annual general meeting at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Summer Village of Gull Lake offices, south side. The agenda will include talking about the progress on the stabilization pumping and lake levels, the Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan, water sampling over the summer, summary of issues on the Sandy Point development, the beach development study and other issues facing the lake. The meeting will also give people a chance to talk about the financial report, have an election of officers and the board and striking of committees.

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