Home front – October 14

Farm Credit Canada will partner with the Red Deer Rebels again to collect food and cash donations at the Rebels’ home game at the Centrium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Rebels collect food

Farm Credit Canada will partner with the Red Deer Rebels again to collect food and cash donations at the Rebels’ home game at the Centrium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Drive Away Hunger is a FCC corporate initiative to assist food banks across the country. Food and money collected in Red Deer will go to the Red Deer Food Bank. Last year, a total of $1,162 and 283 kg of food was raised. Telus also contributed $770 towards the initiative.


Book Fair on Monday

Purchasing an inexpensive book will offer the reader a chance for escape and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort financial support for its programs. Jan Underwood, centre public awareness co-ordinator, said a book fair is set for Monday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Hub at 4936 Ross St. The books will all sell for $1 for adult books and 50 cents for children’s books, Underwood said. Refreshments will also be available. Money raised will go to the centre’s immigrant youth program. If you would like to donate books, call 403-346-8818.


Arts, Culture funds

Arts and cultural groups in Red Deer needing financial support can apply to the City of Red Deer for help. Kristina Oberg, culture superintendent for the city said eligibility information can be obtained on the Internet at www.reddeer.ca/culture and click on fee for service program. They can also be picked up at the culture service centre at 3827 39th St. between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Application deadline is Dec. 3. Applications should be delivered to the centre. The fee for service program is designed to help groups build their capacity to provide a service, to manage an arts facility, provide facility management services to Red Deer residents, to act as an umbrella group for arts or cultural organizations, or to encourage those groups and organizations that are developing new program services for arts and culture, Oberg said.


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