Home Front – September 18

Is that antique vase your grandma left you trash or treasure? The British Antiques Roadshow, with appraisers David Freeman and Maureen Wickham, can help you find out.

Antique appraisals

Is that antique vase your grandma left you trash or treasure? The British Antiques Roadshow, with appraisers David Freeman and Maureen Wickham, can help you find out. The duo are returning to Red Deer’s Parkland Mall from Oct. 1 to 3 as part of a cross-Canada tour. So far, they have come across everything from the weird to the wonderful, to the rarest of the rare, including a quarter of a million dollars of Coca-Cola posters and a gold medal from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The British Antiques Roadshow — not to be confused with the popular BBC TV series — will be at Parkland Mall from Oct. 1 to 3. Appraisals will not be televised and there will be a charge of $10 to $20 per item. Anyone seeking an appraisal must first call to book an appointment at 403-343-8997. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to high demand.


• A heading on a story on Page A2 in Wednesday’s Advocate had wrong information about the location of the Wildrose Alliance leadership convention. The leadership convention is in Edmonton on Oct. 17. Wildrose Alliance is holding a series of town hall meetings across the province to introduce its leadership candidates prior to the convention. One of those town hall meetings is in Red Deer on Sept. 23 at the Capri Centre at 7:30 p.m.

• Eric John Bogle was not an employee of the Collicutt Centre as reported in the Sept. 17 issue of the Advocate. He had been suspended from the centre on two occasions for behaviour-related challenges.

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