Home front – January 27

Pink hair and shaved heads will be all the buzz at Bower Place on Feb. 5. The second annual Red Deer Hair Massacure will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pink or shaved for charity

Pink hair and shaved heads will be all the buzz at Bower Place on Feb. 5. The second annual Red Deer Hair Massacure will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The head shaving event raises money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House. Hair Massacure was created in 2003 by the MacDonald family of Edmonton in support of their daughter and other children suffering from cancer. More than 250 people participated and helped raise over $36,000 when the event was held for the first time in Red Deer in 2010. For more details on how to get involved, visit www.hairmassacure.com.


Big Valley area bridge closed

McKenzie Crossing, west of Big Valley, will be shut down for repairs during daylight hours from Monday through to the following Monday, Feb. 6. Weather permitting, crews will conduct repairs on the bridge crossing the Red Deer River at Hwy 590 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on those days, says Chris Black, Bridge Technologist with Alberta Transportation. Hwy 590 will be closed between Hwy 21 and Hwy 835 with signs directing motorists to detour via Hwys 12 and 585, said Black.


Adult ADD discussed

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder will be the topic at a mental health information session at Studio C at Red Deer College Arts Centre on Feb. 18, from non to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Norm Costigan with Alberta Health Services will speak about the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment of the disorder, also known as hyperactivity. Admission is free. The workshop is sponsored by Canadian Mental Health Association, the Counselling, Career and Learning Centre at Red Deer College, and Alberta Health Services.


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