Home front — December 21

The Innisfail Public Library is hosting Movies and Games events on Dec. 27, 28 and 29. The library is open for regular hours on those days: Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come by to play board games and watch a family friendly movie. For more information, call 403-227-4407.

The Innisfail Public Library is hosting Movies and Games events on Dec. 27, 28 and 29. The library is open for regular hours on those days: Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come by to play board games and watch a family friendly movie. For more information, call 403-227-4407.


Word of Life Church hosted a family event last Sunday that drew over 900 attendees. Those who came out for the Christmas is for Everyone event received hot chocolate around the fire, caroling, sleigh rides, pictures with Santa, and a Grinch-stole-Christmas themed game of capture the flag for the older kids. This Saturday, the church will deliver Christmas dinners and breakfasts to 100 families around town. There are also gifts for all the children and teens. This is made possible through donations from church members and 30 community businesses.


An organization that’s helped dozens of Haitian orphans find homes in Canada has received a $40,000 boost from a Red Deer company and its staff. Employees at RIFCO Inc. (TSX: RFC) raised nearly $20,000 in 2012 for the Haitian Children’s Aid Society (HCAS) — an amount their company then matched. RIFCO’s 45 staff members undertook a golf tournament, bake sales, dinner fundraisers and a penny drive to generate the money. In addition to assisting with the placement of more than 60 Haitian children into Canadian families since 2004, HCAS has provided food, shelter, medical care and educational opportunities to orphans and other children in Haiti. It’s working to rebuild an orphanage in Mirebalais that was badly damaged in the 2010 earthquake. RIFCO’s subsidiary, Rifco National Auto Finance Corp., provides automobile loans through a dealership network across Canada.


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