Home front – May 29


Looking for an adrenaline rush? Try jumping out of a plane on June 8 for the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta’s Thrill Seekers Challenge. This year’s thrill is tandem skydiving with Innisfail’s BigSky Skydive at Innisfail Airport. Participants must pay a $20 registration deposit and commit to raising a minimum of $500 in pledges for the Schizophrenia Society. All funds raised go directly to the society’s Red Deer branch. Across the province, the society hopes to raise $100,000. Registration closes on Friday. Participants must be 14 years-old or older. Those under 16 must have a guardian’s permission. For more information and to register, call 403-342-5760 or visit www.schizophrenia.ab.ca.

Red Deer will host an event for the sixth year that invites children of Central Alberta to learn, play and be active. The Central Alberta Children’s Festival is set to take place on Friday and Saturday at Recreation Park. The event will feature interactive activities, crafts, face painting and wide array of local and international entertainment. Some of the entertainment planned will show off a wide array of skills including singing, dancing and magic. Tickets for the festival costs $5 per person or $15 for a family of four and are good for both days of the event. More information is available on the festival website at www.central


festival.ca or by calling 403-343-6400.

The community is invited to attend Field Days and Pioneer Days held at the Double Tree Village Museum between Spruce View and Caroline on Saturday and Sunday. The family event will feature draft horses, wagon rides, museum tours and a pack horse, handicraft and side saddle demonstrations, just to name a few. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the gates, which open at 9 a.m. Double Tree Village Museum is nine km west of Spruce View on Hwy 54 to Range Road 41. For more information, contact Ray and Anna Stanton at 403-728-3875 or by email at dbltreem@telus.net. Visit www.doubletreevillage.com.

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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