Home front – June 11

Calgary’s reining crossword queen, Gwen Sjogren, will sign copies of her latest crossword puzzle book featuring Canadian places, characters and things at the Coles in Red Deer’s Parkland Mall from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12.

Crossword puzzles

Calgary’s reining crossword queen, Gwen Sjogren, will sign copies of her latest crossword puzzle book featuring Canadian places, characters and things at the Coles in Red Deer’s Parkland Mall from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. In her latest edition of the Cross-Canada Crossword series, Sjogren features the nation’s most beloved fictional heroine, our most famous game show host, the first female astronaut, and some tasty Canadian confections. Anyone who can name the Last Spike site in British Columbia will be ahead of the game.


Ride for Sight

Canada’s largest running motorcycle charity event will see bikers parading out of Red Deer on Saturday. Bikers are invited to participate in Ride for Sight, which raises money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Motorcycle parades will leave from Red Deer, with a meeting place set for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Turple Brothers on the west side of Gasoline Alley The group is expected to arrive at the Co-op Gas Bar at Hwy 27 at about 10:15 a.m. before leaving Olds at about 10:30 am. They’ll then head west on Hwy 27, south on Hwy 22, have a gas stop at the corner of Hwys 22 and 567. They’ll then continue south on Hwy 22 to Hwy 1, west to the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino.


Correction

An item about the Lending Cupboard on B2 in the Advocate on June 4 had some incorrect information. It should have said the Lending Cupboard is a non-profit agency that provides anyone in Red Deer or Central Alberta with new or used medical equipment for as long as they need it, at no cost, to whoever needs it, whatever their financial situation.


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