Home front – September 2

Mustangs of all ages and their vintage cousins from the Ford Motor Company will rule the road in Red Deer throughout the Labour Day Weekend.

Vintage Mustangs

Mustangs of all ages and their vintage cousins from the Ford Motor Company will rule the road in Red Deer throughout the Labour Day Weekend. It’s Ford Central Alberta Car Club’s turn to host the International Mustang Meet, celebrating its 31st year since its inaugural event in Lethbridge, says local organizer Greg Babino. Starting Friday night and running to breakfast on Monday, roughly 400 cars and drivers from Western Canada and the Northwestern United States will meet at the Capri Hotel for a weekend of comparing notes, ogling each others’ rides and touring Central Alberta highways. Ford fans can get a close look at a wide variety of models, from a 1929 to 2011 Mustangs hot off the line during the daytime on Saturday, when the cars will be corralled at the Capri Hotel. Money raised during the event will be donated to the Red Deer Hospice Society.

Kidney hike

Here’s an opportunity to take a hike and earn a place in the hearts of people who are having trouble with their kidneys. The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Red Deer chapter is reminding people that there will be a fundraising walk and run from the Great Chief Park picnic shelter on Sunday, Sept. 12. Participants can chose from five or eight kilometre route. The registration desk opens at 9 a.m. with the walkers and runners to start at 10:30. Please register online at www.kidney.ab.ca or call 403-754-1625.

Correction

A news brief that ran in The Advocate Aug. 31 on A3 had some incorrect information. Community peace officers only have jurisdiction on provincial single- and two-digit highways if they have been invited by another police or peace officer authority to participate in joint forces operations.

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