Home front – May 24


Light up the night at Sylvan Lake’s second annual Relay for Life on June 1. Presented by the Canadian Cancer Society, Relay for Life is a celebration for cancer survivors and a tribute to those who lost the battle. Teams walk or run around the track at the football field at H.J. Cody School from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Luminaries can be purchased for $5 and ordered online at relayforlife.ca. Also visit relayforlife.ca to register, donate or volunteer. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Katrina Johns at katrina.h.johns@gmail.com or at 403-887-2749.

The Central Alberta Refugee Effort’s next cultural awareness café on May 30 will celebrate May as International Asian Heritage Month. Co-sponsored by the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, the free café will feature guest speakers sharing their life stories, Asian calligraphy and live entertainment and refreshments. It runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the museum at 4525 47A Ave. For more information, contact Jan Underwood at 403-346-8818 or at jan.underwood@care2centre.ca.

There’s still time to pitch a hand and keep Red Deer looking beautiful. Register for Green Deer to join the 117 volunteers and service groups dedicated to keeping the city clean and green. For groups wishing to challenge other groups, the Green Deer toolkit is accessible on the city’s website (www.reddeer.ca/greendeer). To register or for more information, call 403-309-8411 or visit the Recreation Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre or the Collicutt Centre. All registered groups will automatically entered in a draw to win a barbecue event. The annual city cleanup runs until June 17.

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