Home front – July 1

Waskasoo Roamers recently donated $700 to STARS air ambulance to help people access emergency health care.

Donation to STARS

Waskasoo Roamers recently donated $700 to STARS air ambulance to help people access emergency health care. Each year Waskasoo Roamers, the Red Deer chapter of the Good Sam RV Club, raises money for STARS by operating the cloakroom at the Red Deer RV Exposition and Sale at Westerner Park in February. STARS, a nonprofit organization, serves Alberta and southeastern BC with five helicopters to transport critically ill or injured patients. About 75 per cent of STARS funding comes through donations and 25 per cent from Alberta Health Services.


Art, history walking tour

Public art and history in downtown Red Deer will be the topic of a walking tour July 7. Kathryn Huedepohl, a spokesman for the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, says the tour starts at 7 p.m. from the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery site. Red Deer archivist Michael Dawe and Pat Matheson, the City of Red Deer’s public art co-ordinator, will lead the tour which is co-presented by the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Red Deer Museum and the City of Red Deer culture services.


Royals team with band from Australia

Red Deer Royals marching band is teaming up with Australia’s Namadgi Redbacks marching band for a free performance at Great Chief Park football field at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Redbacks, from Karabar High School in Queanbeyan, is a 28-member band. Twice in the last decade Redbacks have been part of a joint Australian marching band that performed at the Tournament of Roses Parade in California. Both the Royals and Redbacks will perform their choreographed field show and other musical numbers. Admission to the 45-minute performance is free. Great Chief Park is located at 4707 Fountain Dr.


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