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  • Food table at “A Taste of Home”, March 12, 2019 at Ecole Secondary Notre Dame High School

    From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

    Students celebrate their culture through A Taste of Home event

    Over 130 students were invited to participate in the annual A Taste of Home event on March 12, 2019 at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in conjunction with the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.). This annual event encourages international students to attend and bring a food dish native to their home country.

    Attendees represented seven countries, including Philippines, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Mexico, Syria, Japan, and Canada.  There was a rich diversity of food that represented the unique flavours and traditions of students’home countries, including bicol express, noodles, spring rolls, curries and traditional First Nations food.

    “We are proud to showcase the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of École Secondaire Notre Dame High School. Having an event where students are encouraged to celebrate and share a small piece of home with the larger school community is exciting. A Taste of Home a powerful way to demonstrate that we are all brought to together to celebrate our diversity,” said Vice-Principal Mandy Reed, at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School.

    “This event helps to encourage people to be welcoming and accepting of others. It encourages people to gather, sit together, speak with one another and become more inclusive in general. It creates moreunderstanding and empathy for people rather than an ‘us vs. them’ mentality,” said Jan Underwood, cultural awareness community educator at C.A.R.E.

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    Debut Performance with RDSO

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  • The support of donors and sponsors ensures the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra can create and inspire the next generation of musicians. In particular, we provide professional level performance opportunities for emerging artists, such as Harbour Lehocky, to facilitate their development as musicians.’

    Harbour will be making her debut performance with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra at the June 8th ‘Season Finale’ concert in recognition of being a 2018 winner of the Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts.

    Harbour started violin at the age of six, almost 9 years ago, and continues to ask her parents why they didn’t get her started with lessons earlier! She is the concertmaster for the Rosedale Valley Strings Orchestra, conducted by Naomi Delafield, and a member of the Burman University Symphony Orchestra with whom she toured Western Canada in 2018 and California earlier this year. Harbour attended the Orford Musique Academy in Quebec in the summer of 2018, funded by the Lacombe Endowment Grant and will attend several international camps and competitions as well as perform a solo piece with a youth orchestra in Austria this summer.

    This busy young musician is also a provincial medals recipient in swimming, holds two provincial records in breaststroke, and is a 2016 Alberta Summer Games bronze medal recipient in triathlon.

    Join the audience (tickets remain available) and help the RDSO welcome Harbour Lehocky to the stage!

    https://www.rdso.ca/

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    Farmers (Public) Market Moves Back to Arena site… Opening Weekend!

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  • From the City of Red Deer

    Red Deer Public Market opens Saturday, May 18 at Servus Arena

    Red Deer Public Market opens this Saturday, May 18 at Servus Arena (D 4725 43 Street).The market was relocated to Red Deer Memorial Centre for three years due to construction at Servus Arena, and is returning to its original location for 2019. The market will operate weekly on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 12.For more information, visit http://reddeermarket.com/ or contact Dennis Moffatt, Public Market owner, at 403-346-6443 or 403-350-5670 or dennismof@shaw.ca.
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