The United Way of Central Alberta fundraising campaign has reached $1.8 million or 90 per cent of the $1.99 million goal. Although the campaign is winding down, donations can still be made by calling the local office at 403-343-3900 or visiting www.caunitedway.ca. The United Way provides funding and support to more than 30 Central Alberta agencies and programs stretching from Ponoka to Olds and Sundre to Stettler.
A roll of pennies, newspapers, current event photos and items commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations are just a few of the options people can vote on for the Alberta legislature’s time capsule. As the legislature’s centennial celebrations wrap up on Dec. 31, the vote for the 2012 time capsule will come to an end and Albertans have their last chance to have a say in its contents. To help launch the next 100 years of parliamentary progress, a time capsule will be placed beneath the cornerstone of the legislature building sometime in 2013. Albertans can vote by going to the Alberta legislature centennial website at www.assembly.ab.ca/100, or by visiting the legislature building to vote in person. The last day of voting is Dec. 31.
Join the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) for a festive breakfast on Friday. The Special Holiday Ambassador Program Breakfast features local historian Michael Dawe, who will share what Christmas was like 125 years ago. The breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Quality Inn North Hill (7150 50th Ave.). The alliance Watershed Ambassador Program hosts ambassador breakfasts on the third Friday of the month. For more information, visit www.rdrwa.ca or contact the alliance office at 403-340-7379.
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