Chuvalo to speak
A man who stood toe to toe with three of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time and was never knocked down is the guest speaker at the annual Breakfast of Champions breakfast in October. Canadian boxing legend George Chuvalo will speak at the breakfast on Oct. 21 at 7 a.m. at the Red Deer Lodge. Chuvalo, who is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame is also a member of the Order of Canada. He was Canada’s heavyweight champion for 21 years until 1979 and fought for world titles against Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Joe Frazier. Although he lost those bouts, he was never knocked down and never in his 93 professional bouts did he feel the canvas. Breakfast tickets cost $20 for youths and students, $30 for adults and $210 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at the Alberta Sports Development Centre — Central at Red Deer College. Call 403-342-3231 or go to www.asdccentral.ca. The centre is a non-profit organization whose main goal is providing support to local elite and emerging athletes.
Riverside Meadows Community Association is planning a centennial event for the 100th anniversary of North Red Deer Village area. Organizers are hoping to find old pictures that can be used on a website and are also looking for historical information on the area. They are also hoping to create a new walking/cycling tour of North Red Deer, including places beyond Riverside Meadows. Planning is underway for a one-day event in September 2011. North Cottage School will also be 100 years old in the fall of 2011. For more information, contact Shirley at shirley@email@example.com or at 403-346-2498.
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