Home front – July 22

By nurture or by nature, the skies will definitely light up over Westerner Park on Friday night — and maybe even again on Saturday.

Westerner to feature fireworks

By nurture or by nature, the skies will definitely light up over Westerner Park on Friday night — and maybe even again on Saturday. Organizers of this year’s fair are setting up a fireworks show to start at 10:45 p.m. tonight, weather permitting. But if Mother Nature decides to put on a display of her own, the man-made show will be moved to the same time on Saturday night. Westerner Park is open from noon to midnight throughout the five days of the fair, which runs through Sunday. Normal admission is $10 for adults, $8 for ages 13 to 17, $4 for ages six to 12, $5 for seniors and free for children five and under. Parking is $6 per vehicle.


Cancer survivor to sign books

Seven-time cancer survivor Dionne Warner will be signing her book at a Red Deer bookstore on Monday. Warner will sign her work Never Leave Your Wingman: Dionne and Graham Warner’s Story of Hope, from noon until 3 p.m. at Coles in the Parkland Mall. Diagnosed with cancer in 2001, Dionne and her husband met the disease head on with laughter, joy, courage and hope, says her publicist Deana Driver. The Warners have also raised more than $50,000 in the Relay for Life and the CIBC Run for Cure fundraisers.


Korean War anniversary to be marked

The 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War will be remembered on Wednesday in Red Deer with a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the downtown Cenotaph in Veteran’s Park. Bighorn Branch 67 past-president Andrew Moffat of Red Deer said the ceremony also marks the 58th anniversary of the end of the war, which occurred between 1950 and 1953 and resulted in the death of 516 Canadians. The branch of the Korean Veteran’s Association meets every fourth Friday at the Royal Canadian Legion in Innisfail.


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