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Pink Shirt Day or national anti-bullying day will be marked on Wednesday. Pink Shirt Day was started in 2007 following an anti-bullying stand of two Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia. Anti-bullying Pink Shirt Day shirts are available for $9.80 at all London Drugs locations. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will support local Boys and Girls Clubs anti-bullying programs through the CKNW Orphans’ Fund. Shirts are also available www.pinkshirtday.ca.


Tickets are available now for the International Women’s Day Luncheon, during which Soroptomist International of Central Alberta will honour those who make a difference in their community. This year’s Ruby Award, announced previously, goes to Red Deer Realtor Darlis Bachusky for her wide range of contributions to community projects. Also up for awards are single mother Esther Fubara, a student in the licensed practical nursing program at Red Deer College; and high school student Julia Maksymetz, who will receive the Violet Richardson Award. Lunch is set for March 8 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South in Gasoline Alley. Tickets are $30 each, available from club treasurer Sherri Smith at 403-343-3099 (days) or 340-3924 (evenings and weekends).


Nominations are now being accepted for Red Deer’s Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards. The awards are handed out annually to recipients who have made contributions that have enduring affects on the community. Volunteerism and leadership are the cornerstone of the awards. Awards will be handed out at the Rotary Spring Gala in Red Deer. Nominations must be submitted in writing to: Jim Slipp, AndersonSlipp Chartered Accountants, 106 4320 50th Ave., Red Deer, AB. T4N 3A6. Please mark: Attention: Citizen of the Year or Young Citizen of the Year. More submission details are available online at www.reddeer.ca. The deadline is March 31.


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