Home front – October 1


Rick Mercer’s gliding adventure filmed with Olds Royal Canadian Air Cadets will air on Tuesday on The Rick Mercer Report on CBC. The Canadian comedian was in Central Alberta and stopped in to have some high-flying fun with the cadets at the Air Cadet League Netook Gliding Centre on Aug. 28. The centre, located five km north of Olds, is the site of a former Royal Air Force Training Unit from Second World War. The segment airs during the 10th season of The Mercer Report.

Salvation Army in Red Deer is bringing a renowned brass band to town as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations. The Canadian Staff Band concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Red Deer Memorial Centre at 4214 58th St. Tickets are $20 and can be bought in person at Black Knight Inn ticket office, by phoning 1-800-661-8793 or online at www.bkticketcentre.ca.

Seniors can hear how they can declutter their home and learn more about a generations project. Central Alberta Council on Aging’s annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre at 4620 47A Ave. Heather Christianson will talk about decluttering, and Dawna Morey, project co-ordinator for Central Alberta Generations Project, will also speak. There is a $3 charge. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Shirley Thomas at 403-343-0767 or Viggo Nielsen at 403-340-3494.

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