Home front – August 3

Sunchild First Nation is hosting its annual powwow today through Thursday. The theme for this year’s event is honouring life.

Sunchild Powwow

Sunchild First Nation is hosting its annual powwow today through Thursday. The theme for this year’s event is honouring life. The competition powwow will include different categories for youth, teens, juniors, adults and golden age adults. The first grand entry will be tonight at 7 p.m. Grand entries will also be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be arts and crafts booths to check out. There is no charge for the event. For more information, contact Angie Goodrunning at the band office at 403-989-3740.

Romantic fashions

If you want to see what your grandparents dressed like in the 30-year period ending in the early 1950s, the Red Deer District and Museum has it on display. Museum visitor services officer Sarah Brodie says a fashion show is set for Aug. 6 and 7 at the museum. Admission to the In Between Charming and Romantic Fashion Show is free, Brodie said. The show runs in conjunction with the museum’s current display of Highlights from Red Deer’s Attic, which started on July 16 and runs through Oct. 12. Brodie said the extensive textile collection at the museum ranks it as the fifth largest in Canada. It is most strong in garments from the first half of the 20th century. For more information, phone Elsie Budwill at 403-309-8405.

David Thompson Days

The David Thompson Days Country Fair will be held from Aug. 13 to 15 in Rocky Mountain House. The weekend celebration includes a farmers’ market, music, a Saturday morning pancake breakfast, car show, gymkhana horse show, pet show, parade, a Rotary family carnival, map-making and exploring, a David Thompson puppet show, community yard sale and a pie eating contest. General admission is free but some activities might involve a fee. For more information, visit www.rockymtnhouse.com or call 1-800-565-3793.

St. Pat’s students back to school

Motorists are reminded that the new school year for St. Patrick’s Community School starts on Friday. Students will be gathering at bus stops and crossing streets and there are 30 km/h speed limits in school zones. The kindergarten to Grade 9, located at 56 Holt St., is a Red Deer Catholic Regional School and has 615 students. As a year-round school, students and staff take more frequent, but shorter, breaks during the school year.

Have input into downtown

The public is welcome to attend an open house on how best to revitalize Gaetz Avenue downtown. The drop-in event will take place on Wednesday between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Scott Block, 4816 50th Ave. The City of Red Deer and ISL Engineering wish to get public input on the Gaetz Avenue Revitalization Project. People will see design elements that are intended to develop a safe, pedestrian-streetscape with a strong sense of place to enhance the downtown. Those unable to attend can provide input to Lori Kieser at ISL Engineering and Land Services at 780-438-9000 or lkieser@islengineering.com. Anyone needing an Action Bus can call 403-309-8400.

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