Memorial bowling event set
Come and bowl a few strikes in honour of Darby Chrest. The second annual Darby Chrest New Years Day Charity Memorial Tournament will be held on Saturday Jan. 1 at Red Deer’s Heritage Lanes at #8 6200 67a St. Chrest died of ALS, a neuromuscular disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He loved to bowl at Heritage Lanes that is run by his brother Shelby. He was also involved with the ALS Society. Four-player teams are invited to play at either 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Teams may re-enter into second shift upon availability. All lineage fees for this event will be donated to the ALS Society. Pay is $6,400 in prize money and $3,600 in donations to the ALS Society. Cost for teams is $250. A barbecue is included. This is a five-game handicap event (80 per cent of 1,200), averages as of Dec. 1, 2010 (out-of-town bowlers please submit average confirmations). For more information, call 403-309-6387.
Picture fetches $7,500 for charity
An autographed picture of Canadian mixed martial arts star George St. Pierre rests in the boardroom of Predator Drilling Inc., in Red Deer. However, the story behind the picture is the fact Predator chief executive officer Shane Walper fired up the auction crowd to bid on the picture, says Trevor Laing, Predator purchasing manager. The crowd had gathered for Walper’s 40th birthday party and raise $7,500 for the Ronald McDonald House currently under construction in Red Deer.
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