Home front – March 21

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Brett Wilson, the former star of the hit CBC show Dragon’s Den will be at Olds College on Friday. The philanthropist and businessman will be a keynote speaker for the annual college gala at the Ralph Klein centre on campus. Among his many successes, Wilson founded the W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan and is the co-founder of FirstEnergy Capital Corp., a leading investment bank for the oil and gas industry. Cocktails for the black tie event start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person or $2,000 for a table of eight. For more information, contact Doreen at 403-556-8232 or visit www.oldscollege.ca/events/gala/.


The Business Leaders Network is presenting the ninth annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in support of Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling and Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood on April 4. The event will feature guest speaker, former federal and provincial cabinet minister Stockwell Day. The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Prairie Pavilion at Westerner Park. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. and breakfast starts promptly at 7 a.m. The event concludes at 8:45 a.m. Tickets are $25 per person or $185 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets or for more information, email mayorprayer @gmail.com or call 403-396-5206.


Lazy M Lodge near Caroline will host an open house and book launch with Cree author Leonard McCallum of Northern Saskatchewan from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. From Brokenness to Giftedness is McCallum’s story of inspiration and healing. He recently completed the book and is now on tour in Alberta. Learn more about McCallum’s work on his website www.whitethunderbird.net or by calling Brad Sargeant at White Thunder Healing, 403-850-8580. Privately-owned Lazy M Lodge is located between Stauffer and Caroline, just off of Hwy 761. For detailed directions and other information, call toll free to the lodge at 1-866-382-5299 or visit www.lazymcanada.com.


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