Home front – February 12


Learn about the people who built Red Deer’s sport community in a display at the Collicutt Centre. The more than 50 recipients of the Red Deer Community Sports Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Awards (formerly Sportsman of the Year) are featured in a display until April 15. Nominations for the 2012 Lifetime Achievement award are still open as are those for coaches, officials, volunteers, athletes and business supporters in other award categories. Go online to www.scord.ca to make nominations and to see biographies of Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

Learn more about Penhold’s history as a training base for Second World War airmen Feb. 20. The Central Alberta Historical Society monthly meeting presents Jodi Smith and Gary Hillman of the Harvard Historical Aviation Society to talk about the No. 36 Flying Training School at Penhold. The pair, who are heading an effort to build an aviation museum at Penhold, will recount the school’s impact on Central Alberta and its part in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The free event open to the public starts at 7 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library downtown branch. More information is available by calling Iris at 403-340-2588.

Green soup issues in Central Alberta waterways are the subject of a watershed stewardship meeting on Friday. The subjects of fecal coliform contamination, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and watershed stewardship project planning are part of a Red Deer River Watershed Alliance meeting in Condor. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Condor Community Hall. The event is open to the public and costs $15, with lunch included. Pre-registration is requested by contacting the alliance at 403-340-7379 or by email at info@rdrwa.ca. The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is a non-profit group promoting good use and management of the watershed which comprises about 49,000 square km of Central Alberta.

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