Learn how they can help save endangered wild mountain gorillas of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Executive director Dr. Mike Cranfield of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project will speak at a free public lecture at Red Deer College on Thursday at 7 p.m. The organization provides emergency veterinary care to the gorillas in their natural habitat. Presented by the RDC Student Science and Engineering Society, the talk will be held in Quad A in Bethany Care Centre. For more information, go to www.GorillaDoctors.org
Teams of trucks and combines are ready to roll after lunch on Saturday for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank project at Ponoka. Located 3.2 km south of town on the old C&E trail, the 172-acre field was seeded with barley this year and is expected to yield fairly well, says volunteer Peter Doornenbal. He is expecting 10 to 15 combines, depending on whether their owners are still busy with their own harvests. Volunteers will serve lunch at noon with the equipment to be fired up at about 1 p.m. Proceeds of the harvest are donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a multidenominational group working with the Canadian International Development Agency on hunger issues worldwide. Every dollar raised through the harvest is matched with $4 from the federal program. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to get in touch with Doornenbal at 403-783-2947 or 403-302-2545.
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