Home Front – January 5

Wannabe snipers raised nearly $20,000 for Central Alberta United Way when the Red Deer Rebels hosted the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Dec. 23.

United Way fundraiser

Wannabe snipers raised nearly $20,000 for Central Alberta United Way when the Red Deer Rebels hosted the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Dec. 23. A Chuck-a-puck contest and raffle, with support from a team of local sponsors, helped net cash for the 2009 campaign, which is projected to fall about $250,000 short of its goal. Organizers of the Central Alberta United Way hope to raise $2,103,103 by the end of this month, when the 2009 campaign closes. For information, visit www.caunitedway.ca or call 403-343-3900.


Justice Film Festival

A documentary to be aired at the second annual Red Deer Justice Film Festival takes viewers deep under cover into the slave trade. Call and Response, a 2008 documentary by Justin Dillon, is one of seven films that will be shown at the two-day festival that runs Jan. 16 and 17 at the Matchbox Theatre at 5301 43rd St. Other documentaries probe the plight of child immigrants, the world gun smuggling business, a standoff between Ecuadorans and a mining company, the life cycle of the Great Lakes, plastic pollution and a young child’s determination to help the homeless. Following most films, there will be an opportunity for informal conversation or a panel discussion. A non-profit “village” will also be set up local humanitarian organizations. The event is free but donations are appreciated. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 16

• 2 p.m. Call and Respond

• 4 p.m. Which Way Home

• 5:30 p.m. Running Guns: A Journey into the Small Arms Trade

• 7:30 p.m. Waterlife

Sunday, Jan. 17

• 2 p.m. Hannah’s Story

• 3 p.m. Addicted to Plastic

• 5:30 p.m. Under Rich Earth

For information on the films go to www.justicefilmfestival.ca


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