The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation’s 4th Annual one-day National Garage Sale for Shelter raised about $3,200 in Red Deer on May 12. Nation-wide sales brought in a total of $400,000. Money raised locally goes to the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES). The shelter provides temporary, safe refuge from family violence and threats, as well crisis intervention, counseling and support. Robin Armitage, of Red Deer, won an iPad 3 for donating the most proceeds to the cause from garage sales held that day. Armitage donated $285. Since 2009, a total of $1.2 million has been raised across Canada.
Downtown House, Red Deer’s drop-in centre for seniors, is hosting a variety of events in honour of Seniors’ Week from Sunday to Friday. On Tuesday there is a complimentary pancake breakfast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a $6 lunch Wednesday of lasagna and caesar salad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday there is a $5 lunch served of hot dogs and potato salad, also from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fun Casino Day runs Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $12. Casino Day includes a beef on a bun and potato salad lunch and $100 of free funny money to play. A silent auction will follow. Visit Downtown House at 5414 43 St. to get advance tickets. For more information, call 403-346-4043.
The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society invites the public to their Meet the Critter event on June 9. Come learn about local wildlife during an afternoon of games and activities. The event will also feature a special visit from the centre’s own tiger salamanders. Meet the Critter runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Admission is $3 per person and $10 per family. For more information, call 403-346-2010.
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