Home front – August 30

A Red Deer woman’s project to raise money for cancer patients has netted $10,000 for the Red Deer Cancer Centre.

Cookbook popular

A Red Deer woman’s project to raise money for cancer patients has netted $10,000 for the Red Deer Cancer Centre. Graphic artist Brandi Johnson, who volunteers at the centre, has sold all but 100 of the first 1,000 copies of the All Love cookbook, a compilation of contributed recipes she gathered from staff, patients and families. Profits from the cookbook have been put into a fund that helps cancer patients who need groceries, transportation and other supports, said Myrna Kelley, nursing manager for the Cancer Centre. Johnson has ordered 400 more copies of the cookbook, which sell for $20 each. Copies remaining from the first printing are for available at the Cancer Centre, some local farmers and public markets and at the Katz Meow hair and nails salon.

Off-leash park closed

Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park in south Red Deer will be closed until Sept. 3 for construction. The park located at 19th Street and 40th Avenue, south of Livingstones Church and east of the Westerner. In the interim, the City of Red Deer asks that dog owners use the off-leash dog park at Three Mile Bend. When completed, the 30-acre Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park will have paved and gravel trails, picnic areas, rain shelters, an agility park, an amphitheatre and perimeter fencing. The park is in its final construction phase. For more information on the City of Red Deer parks system, visit www.reddeer.ca/parks

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