Home front – December 6

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A candlelight vigil will be held on Sunday to remember lost children. The memorial service held in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting starts at 7 p.m. at Centennial Stage in the Scott Block at 4818 Gaetz Ave. in Red Deer. Enter through the back alley entrance. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo no larger than five-by-seven of your child and a poem or quote to be read. Bring your own candle or a tea light will be provided. Refreshments and sharing memories will follow. Contact Teresa at 403-755-7322 for more information or to assist with the memorial.


The CP Holiday Train will roll through Central Alberta next week. The 14-car train lit with thousands of LED lights will make three local stops in its annual cross country trek collecting donations for food banks. On Monday, the train stops first in Lacombe at 2:15 p.m. next to the gravel lot next to Canadian Pacific Railway tracks between 46th Avenue and Hwy 2A. The train rolls into Ponoka at 4 p.m., stopping at 50th Street and 47th Avenue. On Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., the train comes to Red Deer’s CP yards at 6867 Edgar Industrial Dr. Those taking in the stops are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and cash, all of which remain with community food banks. More information is available online at www.cpr.ca.


The Red Deer Vasa (Swedish) Lodge No. 733 invites you to Santa Lucia, a traditional celebration of light, at the Chalet in Westerner Park on Sunday. The afternoon gets underway at 2:30 p.m. and features a short program with a candlelight procession. Coffee and Swedish treats will be served. Call 403-347-5303 or 403-347-1518.


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