Family Day in Blackfalds kicks off with a four-on-four pond hockey challenge at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15. The town’s community services department will include the game as part of its third-annual Winterfest, which has been moved to All-Star Park. While the hockey types duke it out on Pond 2, across from the Esso service station, there’s plenty of action going on at the park, including the Penguin Kidz Zoo, Loonie Dig for children under 12 (bring a small shovel), snow rafting, snowman building and pond skating. Bonfires will be lit so people can warm up and volunteer firefighters will serve hot dogs, chili dogs and hot chocolate. The warm fires and hot drinks may be especially helpful for people who take part in the Penguin Dip, set for 1 p.m. More dippers are welcome for the ice cold dip, which will raise money for the Back 2 School Kits program. Winterfest events continue through to 7 p.m., capped off with fireworks. Visit www.blackfalds.com or call 403-885-4677 to learn more or to register a team in the pond hockey challenge.
The Magdalene House Society of Red Deer is hosting a concert on Feb. 20 to raise money to develop a shelter for victims of human trafficking. Canadian-American singer and songwriter Eric Proffitt, who went on a 800-km run in the United States and Britain last year to raise awareness of human trafficking, will perform at 7 p.m. at CrossRoads Church, at 32nd Street and Hwy 2. Tickets are $20 each for adults and $15 for seniors and youth. Tickets are available at Scott’s Parables Christian Stores, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, or by calling David Bouchard at 403-342-6191.
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