Home front – August 24

Nearly $3,750 was raised in support of the Red Deer Titans Rugby Football Club as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Community program.

Funds for rugby

Nearly $3,750 was raised in support of the Red Deer Titans Rugby Football Club as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Community program. MGM Ford Lincoln worked with the Titans to host the one-day event at the Red Deer Ford dealership on Aug. 6. Almost 200 community members attended the event. Ford of Canada donated $20 to the Titans for every eligible participant. The Titans will use the money for a number of rugby club-related initiatives, including the upkeep of the Titans Rugby Park. At the event, the Titans also held a number of rugby games, a barbecue and a silent auction that benefited the Michaud Favre Memorial Foundation.

Lending Cupboard anniversary

A non-profit group set up to share new and gently used wheelchairs and other medical equipment invites all to join the celebrations of its fifth anniversary. The Lending Cupboard, an independent charity based in Red Deer, was founded by Jaqui Joys to help people get the equipment they need without having to jump through hoops and unravel red tape. Celebrations are set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 5406C 43rd St. in Red Deer. To learn more, call 403-356-1678.

Famine Walk

On Sunday afternoon, join a Central Alberta project to raise support for people suffering from famine in Somalia. The Central Alberta Diversity Association is joining the Global Enrichment Foundation, founded and led by Amanda Lindhout, for the Red Deer Walk ’n’ Roll. A former Central Alberta resident, Lindhout continues to work in support of Somalis after being kidnapped in 2008 and held in captivity for 15 months. People are invited to join the event from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bower Ponds, including walking, rolling or biking the paths, songs, speeches and testimonials to raise awareness and funds. Registration is not required. All donations go through Global Enrichment and will be matched by the government of Canada. Call Central Alberta Diversity at 403-340-2143 to learn more. Donations can also be made online to www.hopeforthenations.com.

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