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5 Golf Prizes will be won this weekend! Ticket sales close Sunday, April 7!!

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Time is running out! Deadline for the CACAC 2019 Dream Home Lottery less than 10 days away.

 CACAC Dream Home Lottery: Golf Giveaway Weekend Event – BBQ and 5 golf prizes up for grabs!

We invite you to join us for our Golf  Giveaway event, starting today, Friday March 29th!  In addition to the amazing Dream Home Lottery prizes, we also have 5 golf prizes that any golfer would enjoy!

Here’s how to enter – buy your DHL tickets directly at the home this weekend and be entered in for the draw of your choice. The more Dream Home Lottery tickets you buy, the more ballots you receive and the more chances you have to win!

Prizes generously donated by: Ponoka Golf Club, Ramada Red Deer Hotel Suites & Alberta Springs Golf Course, Royal LePage Network (Alberta Springs Golf Course), Whispering Pines Golf and Country Club, Wolf Creek Golf Resort. Prizes will be drawn Sunday, March 31st at 5pm.

We will also be joined by local radio stations throughout the weekend: Saturday, March 30th – Real Country 95.5 on location from 1-5pm, Sunday, March 31st – Kraze 101.3 on location from 1-5pm.

Stop down on Saturday for a BBQ from 1-4pm! Hamburgers and Smokies donated by Nossack Fine Meats, buns donated by Cobs Bread, and condiments and supplies donated by Tony Roma’s and Reid & Wright Advertising.

Buy your tickets this weekend at the Dream Home at 57 Larratt Close, Red Deer to get your tickets before it’s too late. Tickets start at just $35 with over $1.8 Million in prizes to be won! To purchase tickets online or for more information visit our lottery website: cacaclottery.ca or call: 1-833-475-4402

We need your help; the vulnerable children of Central Alberta need your help. All proceeds from the Dream Home Lottery will be in support of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre. Every ticket sold supports the CACAC and is an investment in the promise and possibility of a healthy future for our children and our community.

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. The Centre is comprised of a collective that is driven by the courage to support children, youth, and their families affected by abuse, enabling them to build enduring strength and overcome adversity. We work in a collaborative partnership with the Central Region Children's Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP. Together we harness our collective courage to provide children with supported recovery. It takes courage and bravery for a child to share their story of abuse, for families to bring their children forward, to believe, to listen without judgement, and to seek justice. Supporting the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre today is an investment in the promise and possibility of a healthy future for our children and our community.

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Thank Goodness for the Farmers and Scientists Who Feed Us All

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On this (Canadian) Thanksgiving Weekend many people will be gathering with families, or friends, or even strangers. And despite all of the world’s ongoing challenges, we do have much to be thankful for. We are still living in the most fortunate of times. Every day enormous steps are taken towards both multiple cures for disease, others improve our daily lives, while others reach for the stars. And while some us will always experience the inevitable ups and downs of life, for the vast majority of the world life has improved remarkably over the last 50 years.

There have never been more people fed each day, and our food has never been safer. All of this is thanks to the hard daily work of both farmers and scientists. Think of it. Nearly eight billion human beings. To put that on a scale where each of us is a single day, that’s enough days for 22 million years. And every single day of every single year of our lives, the vast majority of those days will include three full meals. 24 billion meals per day. There is much to be done, but there is much to be thankful for. So on this Thanksgiving weekend, consider raising a glass and toasting, the remarkable people that allow us to eat, and to enjoy the freedom to do literally everything we both personally and professionally do.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Pot price falls 6.4% to $7.37 a gram, legal and illegal prices down: StatCan

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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the average cost of a gram of cannabis fell 6.4 per cent in the third quarter as the legal price fell for the first time, but illicit weed continued to be cheaper.

The government agency says the overall average price of cannabis fell to $7.37 per gram compared with $7.87 per gram in the second quarter.

The move came as the average legal cannabis price dropped to $10.23 per gram, down 3.9 per cent from $10.65 per gram in the second quarter, marking the first legal price cut since legalization in October last year.

The average illegal price of pot continued to fall and slipped to $5.59 per gram in the third quarter, down 5.9 per cent from $5.94 per gram in the second quarter.

Statistics Canada based these conclusions on price quotes gathered using its StatsCannabis crowdsourcing application between July 1 and Sept. 30, 125 of which were deemed plausible.

The agency urged caution when interpreting the data, as the quotes were self-submitted and the number of responses were limited.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2019.

The Canadian Press

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october, 2019

wed16oct6:00 pm11:00 pmBusiness of the Year Awards - Red Deer Chamber of Commerce6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Red Deer College

thu17oct6:30 pm8:30 pmACRYLIC POUR ART CLASSES6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

fri18oct7:00 pmLip Sync Battle7:00 pm MT Bo's Bar & Grill, 2310 50 Ave Event Organized By: The Outreach Centre

sat19oct9:00 am4:00 pmCoats 4 Kids & Charity Checkstop9:00 am - 4:00 pm Taylor Drive Event Organized By: The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Page

sat19oct10:00 am12:00 pmRed Deer River Naturalists Bird Focus Group Walk10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave Event Organized By: Red Deer River Naturalists

sat26oct10:00 am12:00 pmRed Deer River Naturalists Bird Focus Group Walk10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST Maskepetoon Park Event Organized By: Red Deer River Naturalists

tue29oct(oct 29)1:00 amsun03nov(nov 3)1:00 amCanadian Finals Rodeo1:00 am - (november 3) 1:00 am Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

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