Take a Hike for charity
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-km 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.
In memory of Wendy
A reception in memory of the late Wendy Martindale will be held today at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Friends and colleagues of Martindale, who was a former museum manager, director of the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society, as well as Tourism Red Deer, are invited to attend and share their memories. Martindale, who left Red Deer for New Brunswick in 2004, died earlier this summer of cancer. Lorna Johnson, executive-director of the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, said Martindale made an impact on Red Deer, and as she had many local friends here, it was decided to hold a local reception in her memory. Everyone who knew Martindale is invited to attend from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. A memory book is being compiled for Martindale’s partner of 30 years Harvey J. Smith.
Chow down at opening
People will have the chance to chow down and see custom cars during Saturday’s official opening of the Sorensen Station parkade and transit terminal. The City of Red Deer is hosting the event from 3-5:30 p.m. at the parkade located at 4830-48t St.Attendees will be able to tour the facility while enjoying Cruisin’ the Parkade. Red Deer Cruise Night will be on hand with various custom and classic vehicles. The Food Bank BBQ Crew will hold a barbecue, with donations going directly to the Red Deer Food Bank. The parkade will not be open for public use during the event, but parking is free in the downtown on weekends.
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