Home front – May 23

It’s time to start lacing up the walking shoes for this year’s Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on Sunday. The great family event featuring a barbecue, face painting, small carnival, bouncy castle and ventriloquist Val Hilliker, will take place at the Pioneer Lodge at 4324 46A Ave. in Red Deer.

It’s time to start lacing up the walking shoes for this year’s Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on Sunday. The great family event featuring a barbecue, face painting, small carnival, bouncy castle and ventriloquist Val Hilliker, will take place at the Pioneer Lodge at 4324 46A Ave. in Red Deer. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the walk to follow at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Kelly at 403-342-6175 or go to www.cysticfibrosiscanada.ca for pledge sheets.


Make your step the one that ends multiple sclerosis. Join the Enerflex MS Walk in Red Deer on Sunday. The fundraising walk begins and ends at the Kiwanis Picnic Shelter in Great Chief Park. Check in begin at 7:45 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. More than 70,000 participants and volunteers take part in 160 locations across Canada each year. In 2011, Central Alberta walkers raised more than $143,600. To register, go to www.mswalks.ca or for more information, contact co-ordinator Ellen Geddes at 403-346-0290 or ellen.geddes@mssociety.ca.


A story in Thursday’s Advocate contained some incorrect information. The woman who was sexually assaulted by a man while she slept was never the girlfriend of the man convicted of the assault.


The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

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