Women of excellence
The Women of Excellence Award recipients will be announced on Oct. 14 at the Capri Hotel, Trade and Convention Centre. Lyn Radford, chairperson of the award committee, said they were started last year to honour women for their contributions to their communities in a professional or volunteer way. This year, women will be recognized in 10 categories: agriculture and environment; arts, culture and heritage; athletics, recreation and fitness; business; and the professions; community building; education and training; entrepreneurship; health and wellness; human services; and young woman of excellence. A lifetime achievement award will also be made. Finalists will be in a supplement in the Advocate today. Radford said there is a lot of recognition for professional achievements and volunteering in the community, however, sometimes women are more likely to put forth the names than be part of the recipients. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a champagne reception. Tickets are $100 and they are on sale at the Red Deer and District Community Foundation office at suite 108, 4818 50th Ave in Red Deer or can be purchased by phoning 403-341-6911.
Children’s Services talks
Children’s Services Centres continues its workshop series on Friday, Oct. 23, with a one-day conference on Asperger’s Disorder, featuring guest speakers Bonnie Moshenko-Mitchell, Barb Rusiewicz-Enright and Danielle Greenberg. Participants will learn to identify children and teens affected with the disorder during the morning session with the afternoon sessions focused on intervention strategies. The conference is set for the Frontier Room at Westerner Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $125 for people who register before Oct. 5 and $150 for people who register on Oct. 5 or later. Visit www.childrenservices.ca/training.html or call 403-340-2606 for details.
United Way to host BBQ
The United Way staff will be hosting a barbecue in support of the 2009 campaign. The event will take place rain or shine on Thursday in front of the United Way office at 4811 48 St between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Burger, pop and a bag of chips will cost $5.