Home front – June 28

Families are encouraged to enjoy the thrill of sleeping at an historic fort this Canada Day weekend.

Stay at a fort

Families are encouraged to enjoy the thrill of sleeping at an historic fort this Canada Day weekend. Kathryn Huedepohl, programmer with the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, says families can have a sleepover either Saturday or Sunday starting at 5 p.m. until noon at Fort Normandeau. A tent spot or a teepee sleeping arrangement will be augmented by numerous activities including a supper and continental breakfast. Cost is $35 per family. No alcohol is allowed. Registration required by Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Phone is 403-346-2010.

Blackfalds access work starts

Work is now underway to create a new access route for the northwest area of Blackfalds. Crews were to start on Monday on the $1.24 million project extending Womacks Road to Vista Trail. Motorists travelling through the area may expect some brief closures, but there will be alternate access avaible at those times, says Preston Weran, director of infrastructure and property services for the town. Once complete, the extension will provide direct access to Hwy 597 from the west side of Blackfalds. Construction is expected to continue into early September.

Exhibit of paintings

Take Flight, an exhibit of bird paintings by local artists, will be on display at The Hub at 4936 Ross St. in Red Deer, from Monday (July 4) to the end of the month. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 8. As well, anyone wants to learn Chinese watercolour bamboo painting can drop in to The Hub from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, for a no-charge workshop. For more information, call 403-340-4869.

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