Home front – October 7

People can learn about the responsibilities of having a pet at the second annual Red Deer Pet Expo at Westerner Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Pet Expo on weekend

People can learn about the responsibilities of having a pet at the second annual Red Deer Pet Expo at Westerner Park on Saturday and Sunday. Pet experts will be available to talk about time commitment, grooming techniques, exercise requirements and possible medical expenses of different animals and breeds. The expo runs at Agricentre West on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 per adult, $4 for children five to 11, and families with two adults and two children $14.


Steer auction nets $120,000

The 16th annual Cattle Round Up raised $120,000 and drew 300 people to the Westerner Harvest Centre on Aug. 26. Fifty steers were auctioned off, along with a live and silent auction. This year’s funds will go to the purchase of patient lifts and the money will be distributed through the region. The total raised by the event over the past 16 years has been $1.5 million, which has been used for specialized hospital equipment. The Trail Boss honour and bronze was presented to long-time volunteer for the event, Roy Graham of Innisfail.


Ponds pavilion closed

Bower Ponds Pavilion concession, washrooms and boat rentals have closed for the season. The facilities will reopen for the winter skating season in December, weather permitting. Washroom facilities are available to the public in the Great Chief Park concession building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. In the event of a scheduled football game at Great Chief Park, the facilities will have extended hours of operation for spectators and participants. For more information, go to www.reddeer.ca.


Book sale benefits library

Bookworms will find plenty to burrow into at the Friends of the Public Library used book sale on Oct. 15 and 16.

The fall version of the twice-a-year event takes place in the basement of the downtown branch.

Friday’s sale takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. and is limited to members of the Friends group. Memberships can be purchased at the door for $15 for a single and $20 for a family membership. On Saturday, the doors open at 10 a.m. to the general public and the sale runs until 5 p.m.

All proceeds go to the library. Book donations can be made year-round at the circulation desk. For more information, call Lesley Caddy at 403-346-5721.


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