Home front – Jan. 17


Nominations are being accepted for this year’s Red Deer and District Community Foundation Women of Excellence Awards. The program is part of the foundation’s commitment to raise awareness and recognize women who have done great things in the city. There are 11 categories, including agriculture, arts, culture, heritage, athletics, recreation and fitness, business and the professions, community building, education and training, entrepreneurship, environment, health and wellness, human services and the young woman of excellence. The deadline to submit nomination packages is April 2 at 4 p.m. A complete nomination package must be received by Collins Barrow Charted Accountants and Consultants, 300, 5010 43rd St., Red Deer, Alta., T4N 6H2. Attention Marsha Smalley. Envelopes must be marked, “Women of Excellence 2012.” The recipients will be recognized at the fifth annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel on June 12.

Alberta is searching for nominees for the 2012 Child Care Professional Awards of Excellence. The award recognizes early learning and child care professionals for outstanding care. Eligible nominees must work in either a licensed daycare, pre-school, out-of-school care, approved family day home or Parent Link Centre. Nomination packages are available online at child.alberta.ca/childcare. Twelve awards will be presented at a ceremony on April 27 in Edmonton. Sixty people have received the provincial award since it was introduced in 2006. The nomination deadline is Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.

A story in Saturday’s Advocate incorrectly stated that city manager Craig Curtis’s position regarding the recommendation of the RCMP for a criminal analyst. He recommended such a position.

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. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

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