Home front – October 23

Red Deer archivist Michael Dawe will be the guest speaker on Tuesday at the Forth Junction Heritage Society annual general meeting.

Dawe speaks at meeting

Red Deer archivist Michael Dawe will be the guest speaker on Tuesday at the Forth Junction Heritage Society annual general meeting. Dawe will speak at 7 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Dawe is expected to talk about the Forth Junction project and progress for the trail, rail and transit themed tourist attraction for downtown Red Deer. Forth Junction is focused on the railways and ground transportation. The project is expected to take 20 years to develop. It would comprise various themes on the history of the railroad in Red Deer. Memberships are available at the meeting.


Great kids honoured

Red Deer and Rimbey have Great Kids. Alexander Brown, 7, of Red Deer and Samantha Sperber, 18, of Rimbey were among 16 young Albertans honoured for their leadership at the provincial government’s 11th annual Great Kids Awards ceremony on Oct. 16 in Edmonton. Over 160 youth were nominated for their contributions to their families, schools and communities. A selection committee of community members and government staff choose the winners. Each recipient received a trophy and a prize package that included an evening at the Fantasyland Hotel with their family, a laptop computer and attraction passes to West Edmonton Mall.


Time of your life speakers

Two people who have discovered new interests and callings after leaving the workforce after 55 years of age will be the guest speakers at a Time of Your Life series. Janet Sheline, marketing assistant for the Red Deer Public Library, says the pair will talk on Tuesday at the library beginning at 6 p.m. Mary Neely, who walked about 176 km in England, and Duncan Anderson, a retired teacher who helped other teachers apply visual learning techniques to their lessons, including a lesson to encourage students to use research to support fiction writing, will speak. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which kicks off with a wine and cheese affair. For more information, phone Sheline at 403-342-9122.