Home front – June 25


We Care We Walk event in support of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre raised $14,000 on June 9. About 82 people participated in the walk along the Red Deer trail system. The non-profit centre supports and educates women and families affected by unplanned pregnancy. Programs provide information about pregnancy, sexual health, abortion procedures and risks, parenting, and adoption. To access services, call the centre’s 24-hour help line at 403-343-1619 or email info@pregnancycare.ca.

The Central Alberta Refugee Effort has released its summer cultural programming. All of the programs are free and no registration required. These include the following presentations and events: Multicultural Madness, Meet a Newcomer, Working Towards Inclusion, Rise Above Bullying and Racism and You Can Make a Difference. CARE can also create custom presentations for teacher conventions, conferences and more. They offer cultural awareness training for workplace staff as well. Throughout the summer, there will also be cultural cafés set up at The Hub on Ross. CARE also plans to do a weekly Lunch and Learn seminar. For more information or if you’re interested in hosting a cultural café, contact Jan Underwood at 403-346-8818 or at jan.underwood@care2centre.ca.

Registrations are now being accepted for the Berry Architecture Wellness Ride on August 25.The fundraising ride is in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Central Alberta Brian Injury Society. Cyclists, experienced or inexperienced, can chose between a 50-km or 100 km-route. Organizers say they are still deciding on an exact route but acknowledge that it is similar to last year’s event where participants left the Michener Centre grounds and looped around the pond at Michener near Hwy 11 and east to Delburne. For more information, visit www.wellnessride.ca or contact 403-342-2266. A registration form is available online.

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