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.

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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta legislature to resume with throne speech, tabling of blockade bill

EDMONTON — Alberta politicians are returning to the legislature with a promise… Continue reading

Scotiabank reports $2.3B first-quarter profit, tops expectations by analysts

TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia is optimistic its international ventures are… Continue reading

A look at carbon prices across the country

OTTAWA — As of Jan. 1, every Canadian and all Canadian businesses… Continue reading

More Red Deer seniors could be dealing with homelessness, inadequate housing in future

Red Deer is short 200 affordable seniors’ housing units: Bridges study shows

Federal carbon tax is unconstitutional, says Alberta Court of Appeal

EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that the federal… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Feb. 19 A Liberation of Holland event is being held at the… Continue reading

Kenney says investor confidence needed after Teck mine project killed

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is taking action… Continue reading

‘They loved life’: Family and friends give tearful tributes at Kobe Bryant at memorial

LOS ANGELES —Tears streamed down Vanessa Bryant’s face as she spoke about… Continue reading

Feds introduce bill dropping some restrictions on assisted dying

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has introduced legislation aimed at making it… Continue reading

StatCan says 3.2 million living in poverty, including 566,000 children

OTTAWA — Canada’s poverty rate has fallen to a historic low in… Continue reading

Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine, citing discourse over climate change

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. has withdrawn its application for a massive… Continue reading

Alberta Appeal Court sides with Alberta on federal carbon tax

EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal gave opponents of the federal… Continue reading

Raptors Uprising GC offer second chance to gamer suspended for 2019 season

TORONTO — Raptors Uprising GC, the gaming arm of the Raptors, has… Continue reading

Most Read