Home front – March 11

Red Deer came through big-time at the 31st Bowl for Kids Campaign, in support of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Red Deer.

Big-time result from Bowl for Kids

Red Deer came through big-time at the 31st Bowl for Kids Campaign, in support of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Red Deer. The team bowling event raised more than $80,000 for the local charities. Four hundred participants, 94 teams, 49 local businesses, and more than 80 volunteers are to thank for the campaign’s success this year, said John Johnston, event manager with Big Brothers, Big Sisters Red Deer. Presenting sponsor for this year’s Bowl For Kids, Servus Credit Union’s 37 local teams raised more than $26,000, and Century 21, WestJet, Panorama Resorts, Sears, Red Deer Eye Care Centre, Melcor Developments, the Advocate, Best Buy, the Local 1190 Red Deer Firefighters, and event host Heritage Lanes all played a part in raising the primary source of funds for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Red Deer. “In times when the economy is tough … Red Deer continues to come through,” Johnston said. “What an amazing community we live in.”

Hockey Heroes

Legendary hockey heroes will face off against the Red Deer Law Enforcement Hockey Team at the Oldtimers Hockey Challenge on March 20. Funds raised at this event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta. Tickets are $20 each or a family pack of four tickets are $60. The game will be held at the Centrium starting at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca. Fans with tickets to the event are also invited to bring their skates and participate in the Horse Power World Pool Legends Pre Game Skate with some of the legends on March 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Centrium. For more information, visit www.oldtimershockey.com.


A story about the Wild Rose Public Schools’ reaction to the provincial budget that appeared in the March 3 Advocate contained some incorrect information concerning class size initiative funding. The funding formula was not eliminated. It was revised.

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