Home front – October 2

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Red Deer historian Michael Dawe will take listeners on a fascinating journey through 125 years of Methodism in Red Deer on Oct. 18. The talk gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Sunnybrook United Church (12 Stanton St.). Admission is by donation. For more information, contact Linda at 403-347-6073.


A story in Saturday’s Advocate had some incorrect information about a Veteran Affairs Commendation to a Red Deer man. Sam (Sietze) VanGunst was one of 11 people from the Prairie provinces who earned the commendation. VanGunst was recognized for his service to war veterans. VanGunst, who is a retired Canadian Forces veteran, earned his commendation for his many services to the care and well-being of war veterans and to the remembrance of their contributions, sacrifices and achievements. He is an active member of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Association.


In Monday’s Advocate, it was inaccurately reported what the Red Deer Symphony received in grant funding through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant was reduced by a third over the past three years — to $54,000 from a previous $87,000 in 2010-2011.


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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