Home front – August 27

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The Rotary Club of Olds, in support of Ronald McDonald Houses in Southern and Central Alberta, will be revving engines for a motorcycle ride and poker run on Sept. 8. The ride registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Olds Walmart parking area and will be departing at 10 a.m. to the ghost town of Wayne, in Alberta’s Badlands. The ride will also feature meals and prizes. For more information, call Dave Hogarth at 403-994-0054 or visit rotaryrideforronald.com.


The Arthritis Society is offering free programs in Red Deer to help individuals learn more about arthritis, how to get more from their health-care team and how to self-manage the condition. Arthritis Self-Management program will run six Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10. There’s an Arthritis 101 class on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. People can also learn more from Understanding Arthritis on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. Programs will be held at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Register in advance, seating is limited. For registration, email at info@ab.arthritis.ca, call 1-800-321-1433. For more information, go online at www.arthritis.ca.


Red Deer Firefighters will put their boots to good use in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Sept. 1. With boots in hand, members of the Red Deer Fire Fighters Association local 1190 will line Taylor Drive to ask for financial donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The firefighters will on Taylor Drive between 32nd Street and 43 Street from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while searching for a cure through research. To date Canadian firefighters have raised more than $65 million for research and mobility equipment.


The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

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