Home front – May 25


Hear Coun. Frank Wong’s story and admire The Other Side of Gold Mountain, a Chinese immigration exhibit, at a Cultural Awareness Cafe at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery on May 30. The event is part of the celebrations for Asian Month. In addition to Wong, several others from various parts of Asia will share their immigration stories. Refreshments will be served. The free celebration runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is co-hosted by the museum and the Central Alberta Refuge Effort. To register, contact Jan Underwood at 403-346-8818 or jan.underwood@care2centre.ca.

Campaign strategist Stephen Carter, who helped Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Premier Alison Redford get elected, will be speaking at the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library on Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. His presentation, Intention Vs. Action: What Drives Albertans, will talk about the difference between what people say they care about and what actually motivates them. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the library and at www.volunteeralberta.ab.ca. Red Deer Library and Volunteer Alberta are sponsoring the event. The downtown branch of Red Deer Library is located at 4818 49th St.

Mayor Morris Flewwelling has proclaimed May 28 to June 1 to be Great Neighbourhoods Week in Red Deer. The week celebrates neighbourhood life, promotes being a good neighbour and meeting new neighbours. Materials to help people show their appreciation for their neighbours, including “Thank You Neighbour” cards, can be found at www.reddeer.ca/great and at city recreation facilities. For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/great or call 403-309-8427.

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