Cyclists interested in having the city create bicycle lanes will rally at the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday to demonstrate their support. Cyclists have asked the city to create special lanes to increase safety and avoid mixups with motorists. Rally organizers plan to use the high school as an embarking point for a short ride through the city, winding up at Red Deer public market. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The memory of 34 Second World War airmen who died while training at Penhold will be honoured during a re-dedication at the Red Deer Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Coming from as far away as New Zealand and Australia, recruits from throughout the British Commonwealth were brought to the training base at Penhold through the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Of those killed in training, two-thirds are buried in Red Deer Cemetery and the balance are in Innisfail. To commend their service and to mark the 100th anniversary of powered flight, members of 703 (Central Alberta) Wing of the Airforce Association of Canada will fly a new ensign at the BCATP cenotaph. An earlier ensign was dedicated in 1989 to mark the association’s 50th anniversary, but went missing about 10 years later. Members of the public are welcomed to join the service. Red Deer Cemetery is located on 55th Street, north of Michener Centre.
Visitors are invited to learn something new about the natural world. Red Deer’s Kerry Wood Nature Centre is offering Discovery Sundays, beginning this weekend. People are invited to the centre from 1 to 4 p.m. It’s a drop-in event. Call 403-346-2010 for more information.
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