Sale helps abuse victims
Central Albertans are invited to declutter for a cause benefiting women who have faced domestic abuse. Royal Le Page is hosting the third annual Garage Sale for Shelter on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer realty office at 3608 50th Ave. All proceeds will benefit Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Residents can drop off items between now and May 14 at the Royal Le Page office. Funds raised will support the 24-hour crisis helpline, which gives victims and their families a lifeline wherever they live in Central Alberta. The sale will include a barbecue, face painting and children’s activities. Last year’s event raised more than $4,000. For more information, call Anna Sheridan at 403-597-4142 or email email@example.com.
Family services celebration
Family Services of Central Alberta will host a 40th anniversary celebration on May 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. The event, to be held at the Family Services headquarters at 5409 50th Ave., will include tours of the newly accessible building, family activities and the unveiling of a Family Services Legacy Fund. FSCA provides support to families with preschool children, counselling, assistance to seniors and prenatal education. Past and present board members, volunteers, clients, staff and supporters are welcome to attend the celebration. For more information visit ww.fsca.ca or call 403-343-6400.
Great youth recognized
Alberta’s exceptional youth can be recognized in the 12th annual provincial Great Kids Awards. Nominations are open until June 6. The award is a Alberta government initiative, which was created to reward generous, compassionate and determined youth in Alberta between the ages of five and 18. Sixteen award recipients will be honoured at a ceremony this fall at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton. Award winners will receive a prize package from IBM and West Edmonton Mall, and free accommodation at the Fantasyland Hotel. “I encourage teachers, parents, coaches and all Albertans to recognize and nominate an outstanding child or youth who helps to make their community a better place for others,” said Yvonne Fritz, Alberta Minister of Children and Youth Services. For more information, and to print a nomination form, visit greatkids.alberta.ca or call 780-415-0085 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000). Nomination forms are also available from Child and Family Services Authority and delegated First Nation Agency offices.