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Some of Canada’s fastest sailors will meet at Sylvan Lake this weekend for the 2012 Women’s National Keelboat Championship, the first time it has ever been held on the Prairies. Hosted by the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club and sanctioned by the Canadian Yachting Association, the competition and related events bring crews of four to compete in their high-performance racing boats. Teams arrive on Thursday and then will spend Friday brushing up their skills, including practice races. Racing starts at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and wraps up in the late afternoon on both days, depending on weather and wind. Visit www.sylvansailing.ca to learn more.


Central Alberta golfers can tee off at the third-annual Mavis Goss Open, raising money this year for the Rainbow Society of Alberta. The charity fulfils wishes of children with a chronic or life-threatening illness, including 16-year-old Tanner Fandry of Red Deer, who was diagnosed with a progressive and degenerative disease called avasular necrosis (AVN). The event is looking for golfers, plus sponsors, as well as travel, cash, food, drink or prize donations in support of the society’s wish program. The gala runs on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Gasoline Alley. The golf tournament runs on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. at Alberta Springs Golf course, five km west of Red Deer on Hwy 11. For registration or to become a sponsor, go onilne at www.themavisgossopen.org, go on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mavisgossfoundation or on Twitter at @MavisGossOpen.


Sunday Life’s list of upcoming events had incorrect times for Greater Tuna — a real redneck comedy — the season-opening fundraiser play for Central Alberta Theatre. Show times for Sept. 6 to 9 and 13 to 16 are 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m. Check for food options and order tickets through the Black Knight Inn box office, 403-755-6626. For more information, contact Judith at 403-309-3590 or email moodtrek@telus.net.


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