Home front – July 4

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Ellis Bird Farm will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Bluebird Festival on July 14. The festival gets underway at 11 a.m. with a special $5 luncheon hosted by the Lakeside Social Workers featuring Elk on a Bun and other local products and produce. Jazz Explosion will perform between noon and 2 p.m. There will be free children’s activities, birthday cake and much more. The cake cutting and the Blue Feather Award presentation will take place at 1 p.m. and door prize draws will be held at 4. For more information, visit www.ellisbirdfarm.ca or call 403-885-4477.


The federal government is putting money towards helping girls and young women become leaders. A call for proposals has been issued for projects aiming to enhance girls’ and young women’s participation in civic, political and community life, as well as in the economy. Funding applications will be accepted until Aug. 10 by the Women’s Program of Status of Women Canada. The program is called Setting the Stage for Girls and Young Women to Succeed and looks at engaging them in leadership roles and strengthening their economic prosperity. For more information, go to www.women.gc.ca.


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