Home Front – July 18

Country gospel band High Valley and singer/songwriter Ben Crane are among the musicians who will play at the Gospel Music Jamboree west of Caroline this weekend.

Gospel jamboree

Country gospel band High Valley and singer/songwriter Ben Crane are among the musicians who will play at the Gospel Music Jamboree west of Caroline this weekend. The three-day in-door jamboree started Friday and runs today and Sunday at the Living Faith Bible College 3.5 km west of Caroline. Music featured will include jazz, celtic, folk , country and quartet. Other artists featured are Jordan Echoes; Michelle and Barry Patterson; Michael Ardrona; Sounds of Grace; the Larsgard Family; and Russell Thornberry. For more information about tickets and directions to the site visit www.lfbc.net/pdf/jamboreeBrochure.pdf or call 1-800-838-2975.


Housing grants

Central Albertans can learn more about two new provincial housing grants during a free session in Red Deer. Don Squire, executive director of Housing and Urban Affairs, will teach people about the Alberta Housing and Urban Affairs Affordable Housing Capital Grant and the Alberta Housing and Urban Affairs Housing for the Homeless Grant. The session will be held on Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Crimson Star room, second floor of City Hall. For more information on the grant, visit www.housing.alberta.ca. Roxana Nielsen Stewart, program co-ordinator for housing at the City of Red Deer, said among those who might be interested in applying for these grants are builders, contractors, developers and those in the nonprofit sector. “It’s for those who want to build units or do renovations for affordable housing,” she said. To register, call 403-342-8100 or email Christine.Kenzie@reddeer.ca