Home Front – May 10

A walk that helps fund the training of various guides dogs will be held in Spruce View on May 29.

Walk for guide dogs

A walk that helps fund the training of various guides dogs will be held in Spruce View on May 29. The Lions Foundation of Canada Purina Walk for Dog Guides will be held at Double Tree Village Museum, located nine km west of Spruce View on Hwy 54. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., a free lunch will be available. The dog walk starts at 1:30 p.m. Pledge forms are available from all Spruce View Lions members, Spruce View Co-op, the Innisfail Vet Clinic, the Caroline Supplies and Peavy Mart, and the Alberta Vet Clinic Red Deer. You do not need to have a dog to participate. Call 403-728-3875 or 403-728-3353. Directions to Double Tree Village Museum can be found at www.doubletreevillage.com.

Poultry sale

Hatching eggs, chicks and adult stock from chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, game birds and pigeons will be available at the Canadian Heritage Breeds Poultry Sale on May 28. There will also be a rare breed display, a silkie chicken show and numerous agricultural related booths. Be sure to bring your camera to take pictures with friendly hens. This free event will be held at Westerner Park’s Agricentre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Liz Munro at 403-347-9106 or visit:



Mchappy day

Red Deer’s Ronald McDonald House will benefit from McHappy Day on Wednesday when city McDonald’s Restaurants will donate part of the proceeds from sales of some items to children’s charities. McDonald’s Restaurants will donate $1 from every Big Mac, coffee and Happy Meal to children’s charities. Celebrity waiters will serve customers at participating restaurants. Since its inception, the annual fundraiser has raised more than $32 million across Canada for children’s charities.


A story about the sentencing of Kafi Tutu, 33, that appeared in Saturday’s Advocate had incorrect information about the jail sentence. The sentence was 40 months.