Home Front – November 27

Canada’s most trusted voice joins the nation’s most decorated athlete and the creators of Clodhoppers candy in a leadership forum sponsored by the Farm Credit Corp.

TV anchor to visit

Canada’s most trusted voice joins the nation’s most decorated athlete and the creators of Clodhoppers candy in a leadership forum sponsored by the Farm Credit Corp. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, CBC TV news anchor Peter Mansbridge joins Paralympic athlete Chantal Petitclerc, winner of 14 gold medals, and Winnipeg entrepreneurs Chris Emergy and Larry Finnson for the FCC’s third-annual forum. There’s still room for about 250 people at the Red Deer forum, set for the Capri Hotel. It’s free of charge but people are asked to register in advance to make sure there is room for everyone. For more information, visit www.fcc.ca/forums or call toll-free to 1-800-387-3232.

Christmas play

The production Let It Snow: A Tree House Christmas is set to take place at the Scott Block on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at treehousetheatre@gmail.com or by phone at 403-346-9399. Treehouse Youth Theatre offers theatre programs for young people from age six to 17.

Board honoured

The Chinook’s Edge School Division board of education has been honoured for the creation of the Community Learning Campus in Olds. The school division was awarded the 2009 Alberta School Boards Association’s Premier’s Award for School Board Innovation and Excellence during the ASBA’s fall meeting in Edmonton earlier this week. The $3,000 award was sponsored by Xerox Canada. The Community Learning Campus is a joint project between the school board and Olds College, which allows high school students to transition to apprenticeship, college or university courses in their senior years. The CLC facilities took five years to complete and they include the Core High School, the Health and Wellness Centre, the Fine Arts and Multi Media Centre and the Bell e-Learning Centre, which are used by high school and college students, as well as the community. It is the 10th anniversary for the premier’s award to be given out.

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