Home front – Jan. 11


Red Deer County is interested on how youth see things within its borders, through a photo contest where one person could win a digital camera. The county’s 2012 Kid’s Photo Contest invites youth to submit their pictures until Feb. 15, showing their experiences in the municipality. Categories include Where I Live, My Farm, Where I Play, My Favourite Places in the County, and My Family and Friends. Photos submitted could be printed in county publications and website to help promote the area. Select photos will also be put on display at the county office. Prizes will be awarded with a digital camera for the first place entry. A list of rules is available on the county website, www.rdcounty.com. The contest is open to all youth aged 17 or younger. Photos must be taken of areas within the county. Photo submissions, with a completed rules and regulations form, can be sent to countynews@rdcounty.ca. More information is available by contacting Anisa Ahmad at 403-350-2150 ext. 272.

It’s all about girl power for a one-day conference that is designed to inform about issues young women face in today’s society. The Power of Girls is being hosted by Soroptimist International of Central Alberta and will be focused on issues such as mental health, heathy eating, self esteem and self confidence, and personal safety. The conference is open to girls aged 10 to 13, and their mothers or an adult over 18-years-old. Girls attending will receive education, have a little fun and leave with a gift bag full of memories. The conference will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dawe Community Recreation Centre. Admission is free for youth and $10 for the adults. More information or pre-registration is available by contacting Sharon at 403-314-9603 or vansha@telusplanet.net, or Charlotte at 403-318-0302.

The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. We are happy to correct any errors. Call 403-314-4333.

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