Home Front – March 14

Ducks Unlimited Canada is now accepting applications from everyone ages 14 to 17 for the 2011 Canadian Wetland Adventure Camp

DU Kids’ camp

Ducks Unlimited Canada is now accepting applications from everyone ages 14 to 17 for the 2011 Canadian Wetland Adventure Camp. Ten applicants will be selected by Ducks Unlimited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience at the world-renowned Oak Hammock and Delta Marshes in southern Manitoba from Aug. 6 to 12. The week will be loaded with activities like duck and songbird banding, radio telemetry, geocaching, decoy carving, wilderness survival, camping, canoeing and more. “It’s a chance for teens to see hands-on what Ducks Unlimited scientists and staff do to conserve wetlands, and have fun doing it,” said Rick Wishart director of education for DUC. Applications are online at ducks.ca and must be submitted by June 15. Camp fees for Canadian residents are $500 and cover all food, lodging, programs and expenses. Ducks Unlimited will provide Canadian participants with airfare or transportation expenses.


Lots of Laughs

Canadian comedian Gerry Dee will be cracking jokes at the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Saturday, March 26, to raise money for the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Centre. Dee may be best known as the star of his own show Gerry Dee: Sports Reporter, in which he conducts humorous interviews with sports personalities. The event is one of the largest fundraisers put on by Red Deer’s Piper Creek Optimist Club. Event organizers hope to raise up to $10,000 for the emergency centre. Witticisms start flying at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $49.30 and can be purchased over the phone at 403-755-6626 or online at www.bkticketcentre.ca.


Memories

Bring your friends together for an evening of fun, great food, entertainment and memories. The second annual Making Sweet Memories will be held on March 26. The gala event will raise money to help fund the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, Red Deer and Central Alberta. Making Sweet Memories will be held at the Holiday Inn on 67th Street. The event will start at 6 p.m., with dinner being served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $99 each and come with a $35 charitable receipt. Tables of eight are selling for $700 but the first 20 tables are available for $600 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lianne Hazell at 403-346-4636 or email lhazell@alzheimer.ab.ca.