Harvest moon walk
Celebrate the first day of fall with a guided night time nature walk under the full moon. Weather permitting, the walk will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. All ages are welcome, but adults must accompany children. Admission by suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family.
More than 5,000 students are expected to pound the pavement from Heritage Ranch to Bower Ponds on Tuesday Sept. 21 in the 29th annual school run. That’s the day that Grade 4 to 12 students from throughout Central Alberta will enjoy the school run that is hosted by G.H. Dawe and St. Patrick’s schools. Students will run in waves starting at 10 a.m. with the final students finishing at 2 p.m. Younger students will run a 3-km distance, while older students run 5 km. The two schools have sponsored the run for 29 years.
More people have been taken into slavery now than at any previous point in history, says a group that is joining the movement opposing human trafficking. Not For Sale has set up 10-kilometre walks, titled Free2Walk, with proceeds to benefit the Alberta Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT Alberta) and Magdalene House, a facility that provides services to victims of human trafficking in Alberta. Red Deer walkers meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5579 – 47 St. Walkers can pre-register at nfs.webconnex.com/free2walk or visit www.notforsalecompaign.org to learn more.