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6 year old wins contest to name RCMP robot – Ard-E

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Red Deer RCMP announce name of new robot

After a public contest, the newest member of the Red Deer Victim Services team, who also happens to be a robot, finally has a name – Ard-E.

The winning name was submitted by Laney, age 6. In addition to a prize pack, Laney will be invited back to the detachment and will be made honourary “Police Chief for the Day”.

Ard-E, purchased by Red Deer Victim Services through donations, can now get to work helping and supporting children through police and court proceedings. By singing, dancing and playing games, Ard-E interacts with children in a way that adults can’t. This helps put children at ease during difficult and stressful situations, like giving statements or preparing for court.

“Ard-E is now ready for duty, and we’re looking forward to putting the robot to work,” said Constable Derek Turner. “The Victim Services team does important work in supporting young victims and Ard-E gives them another way to connect with and comfort children who are dealing with trauma and difficult situations.”

The contest to name the robot was launched on January 7, and was open to children ages 5-14. Over 200 submissions were received and the final winner was selected by public vote after the submissions were narrowed down to the top three. The runners up included Astro and Charlie.

Red Deer RCMP and Victim Services thank every who entered the contest.

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Mayor invites everyone to the annual Garden Party

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Please join Mayor Tara Veer and members of City Council for an enjoyable and entertaining afternoon featuring musical entertainment and refreshments in beautiful City Hall Park. Guests are encouraged to dress for “high tea”.

Accessible parking is available on Ross Street, north of City Hall Park, for specialized transit, handicap accessibility and load in/out zones.

For additional information, please contact Culture Services at 403-406-8820 or culturemailbox@reddeer.ca.

*In the event of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the Collicutt Centre Field House (3031 30 Ave).

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Everyone’s invited to World Refugee Day Community Dinner

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Please join us at our World Refugee Day Event on June 22nd from 4pm – 7pm. Speakers, entertainment, community dinner. Children’s activities. Come and welcome some of the people who came here under refugee status and make new friends.

We are commemorating the day on June 22 at Gaetz United Church – Pioneer Hall.

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to the refugees in our community. World Refugee Day offers an opportunity for everyone to show support for people forced to flee.

The event is free.

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