Walter Gretzky in Red Deer
Walter Gretzky will be talking during a dinner and meet and greet set for Saturday, March 13, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 6500 67th St. in Red Deer. Tickets are $150 and available at the Notre Dame High School office during school hours, at the Holiday Inn through Amber Sieben in catering at 403-342-6567 or by contacting Penny at 403-347-4401 or Linda at 403-350-7572. Money raised will go to help Notre Dame Fine Arts Program students go to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August. The event will include a meal and there will be a cash bar. Seating will be based on a first purchase basis. As part of the event, there will also be a silent and live auction, which the group is still accepting donations for.
Curves helps food bank
A pair of local Curves fitness clubs are joining a worldwide effort to support food banks. The 12th annual Curves Food Drive is part of a campaign that has seen 10,000 Curves locations worldwide raise about 22 million kg of food. Curves of Red Deer is also helping out by waiving its normal service fee for any new member bringing in a bag of non-perishable groceries who joins between Monday and March 28. The offer means a savings of $199. In Red Deer, Curves is located at 2067 C 50th Ave. and #13, 7619 50th Ave. Others wishing to donate can drop off food during business hours through March. For more information, call Sheila Crouch at 403-343-7560 or Pat Pickering at 403-348-0642.
• A story in Thursday’s Advocate had an incorrect date for the Kiss the Cod at Newfoundland Dance. The Newfoundland Dance is Saturday, March 13, The dance runs 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park. Tickets are $50 and are available by calling Deb Johnson at 403-309-9463 or Janet Miller at 403-346-8087.
• An article in Thursday’s Advocate should have stated that Larry Reese co-heads the Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts program along with Don Armstrong.
• An article about the Red Deer Industrial School Cemetery, which appeared in the Advocate on Thursday, incorrectly identified the burial location of one of the students talked about in the story. David Lightning died at the school on November 16, 1918, and was buried in the Red Deer Cemetery on the East Hill, in grave number C 073 34.