Those who want to help Red Deer achieve bragging rights in the Active Living Challenge Day can participate on Thursday. Participants get active for 30 minutes or more and register their activities online at www.provincialfitnessunit.ca in support of their home community. Red Deer Be Fit for Life co-ordinator Aspen Haynes is challenging everyone, regardless of the weather, to get out for a walk that day and then phone in their activities. Haynes hopes this is the year Red Deer will beat Grande Prairie. Red Deer has lost the challenge to Grande Prairie repeatedly. Last year, more than 60,000 Albertans participated in the challenge.
The story of Detroit Free Press newspaper columnist Mitch Albom who meets on Tuesdays with a former sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), will be brought to a small screen in Red Deer on Tuesday, May 25. The public is invited to Tuesdays with Morrie awareness and fundraising movie night at Red Deer Public Library’s Snell Gallery. Donations will be accepted at the door. Representatives from the ALS Society of Alberta will be on hand at 6 p.m. to give a brief presentation. A raffle for a mountain bike and an 8GB iPod touch will be drawn. People can also bid on silent auction items, including a hockey stick from Calgary Flames player Robyn Regehr and a painting from local artist Cam Cook. Refreshments will be served. The 1999 movie, starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria, starts at 7 p.m. with event ending about 8:30 p.m.
A photo on Page C1 of Saturday’s Advocate was intended to be a picture of Waterton Lakes National Park. Unfortunately, the wrong photo was submitted and a picture of Banff National Park ran instead. Many thanks to astute readers who emailed and called the Advocate to point out the mistake.