Home front – May 21

From bubble jumps to circus camps, children will enjoy an upcoming festival. Central Alberta Children’s Festival will run on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, at Recreation Centre Park, 4501 47A Ave., in Red Deer.

Children’s festival

From bubble jumps to circus camps, children will enjoy an upcoming festival. Central Alberta Children’s Festival will run on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, at Recreation Centre Park, 4501 47A Ave., in Red Deer. Times are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Saturday. Ticket prices are $5 per person, $15 for a family of four, and children one and under get in free. The passes can be bought at the gate or ordered in advance by calling 403-343-6400. Snacks and water will be offered for free as part of admission. People are asked to bring their own refillable water bottle. Canadian children’s entertainer Fred Penner will sing while Flyin’ Bob will give a range of tricks. Megan of Vibe Tribe in Edmonton will also perform. Also on hand are face painting and crafts.


Used toy sale

All proceeds raised at gently used toy sale on June 5 will benefit the Grandmothers to Grandmothers, a campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The campaign was launched in 2006 to raise awareness and support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers. Funds raised help provide grandmothers in 15 sub-Saharan African countries with necessities such as food, housing grants, school fees for their grandchildren and grief counselling. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 126 Logan Close in Red Deer. For more information about the toy sale, call Shirley at 403-347-5958. For more information about the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, visit www.grandmotherscampaign.org