Sherman to speak here
Rebel MLA Raj Sherman will speak in Red Deer on Feb. 8 presented by Friends of Medicare. Sherman is the special guest speaker in the Stand up for Better Public Healthcare Tour, a series of town hall meetings across the province. The Edmonton Meadowlark MLA was ejected from the Tory caucus after criticizing Premier Ed Stelmach government’s handling of hospital’s emergency room problems. Friends of Medicare is hosting the tour to encourage a frank, non-partisan discussion about health care in Alberta. The meetings are open to the public, and will include an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments. The event starts at 7 p.m., at the Golden Circle, located at 4620 47A Ave.
STARS dream home hours
The STARS Lottery 2011 grand prize home in Red Deer is open for viewing Saturday to Wednesday, from 1 to 5 p.m. The home, located at 4 Sorensen Close in Southbrook, was built by Mason Martins Homes and is valued at $900,000. It’s one of five grand prizes worth a total of $3.6 million. Three other grand prize homes are located in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. STARS Lottery tickets are available at www.starslottery.ca or by calling 1-888-880-0992. Tickets are $25 each, five for $100, and 15 for $250. The final draw will be held on April 13 but if tickets sell out early, all prizes will be drawn on the early bird draw date on March 16.
Fourteen finalists in voice, piano, guitar, instrumentals and composition will vie for $5,000 in the annual Red Deer College Music Scholarship Competition at 1 p.m. on Thursday on the RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. The event is opened to the public and the results of the competition, which is judged by guest adjudicators, will be announced that afternoon. Admission is $2 at the door.
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