Home front – Feb. 11

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A film about the de Havilland Beaver aircraft will be featured at a Central Alberta Historical Society meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Snell Auditorium at the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library. The meeting is open to the public and admission is free. The film Celebrating the Immortal Beaver tracks the restoration of a Beaver, a single-engine, high-wing, propeller-driven aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada in 1947 for short takeoff and landing for flight in rugged and remote areas of the world. The library is located at 4818 49th St.


Health care workers who are caring for people with multiple sclerosis can attend an professional health education day on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is at Bethany Collegeside. The event is presented in partnership with the MS Society of Canada and the Alberta Health Services MS Clinic. Those who plan to attend should RSVP by Wednesday to Nancy Hoeght at hoegthn@bethanycare.com.


Immigrants who want to practise speaking English can join conversation groups sponsored by The Central Alberta Refugee Effort. Weekly conversation groups are organized at different times in the coming months and are free for immigrants. Conversation topics will help to promote orientation to Canadian culture and life in our community. For ESL Level 1 and 2, the sessions are Tuesdays from 10 am to noon. ESL Level 3 and 4 are on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The location is the Immigrant Centre #202, 5000 Gaetz Ave. To register or for more information, contact Elzbieta at 403-346-8818.


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