Home front – February 11

Central Alberta Special Equestrians will host its fourth annual Hoofbeats for Heartprints Bash for Cash on Wednesday.


Central Alberta Special Equestrians will host its fourth annual Hoofbeats for Heartprints Bash for Cash on Saturday, April 16. The fun-filled evening will include live and silent auctions as well as a dinner and dance. The event will be held at Festival Hall at 4214 58th St. in Red Deer. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and are available at Greenhawk or by calling 403-348-7050. Central Alberta Special Equestrians is a charitable organization that provides therapeutic riding for individuals with disabilities.

Women of Excellence sought

Do you know women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others and the community? If you do, share their story. The 2011 Women of Excellence Awards Nominations are now underway. Nomination forms are available online at:


communityfoundation.ca/initiatives/women-of-excellence/ or at the Community Foundation office at Suite 108 Scott Block, 4818 50th Ave. A complete nomination package must be received by Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants and Consultants by March 31 by 4 p.m. Envelopes should be marked “Women of Excellence” and sent to the attention of Ms. Marsha Smalley at 300, 5010 43rd St. in Red Deer, T4N 6H2. The fourth annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala will be held on June 13 at the Capri Trade and Convention Centre.

Little Warriors to honour stewards

Little Warriors will offer two of its Stewards of Children in Red Deer during February and March. A national charity involved in prevention of child sexual abuse, Little Warriors offers the three-hour sessions to parents, child-care workers and other people involved with children to teach them ways to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse. The first session is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Parkland Youth Homes Society, 4920 54th St. Fees are $40 per person with group discounts available. Another session is set for Thursday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crossroads Church, located immediately west of Red Deer on the C&E Trail, across from the Red Deer County Centre. Funding assistance received for this session means there will be no fee for admission. To register for either session, visit www.littlewarriors.ca or call 1-888-440-1343.

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