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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*In the event of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the Collicutt Centre Field House (3031 30 Ave).
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 Works International Visual Arts Society advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers
The Works International Visual Arts Society advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers and the public a forum for exchanging ideas. The Works Art & Design Festival, entering its 33rd year, is the most unique, free event of its kind. It attracts artists, designers and patrons from around the world – boosting the city’s energy and imagination for 13 days each summer. The best in cutting-edge design, digital art and new media technology are showcased alongside traditional visual art mediums in galleries transformed from alternative spaces. Visitors also participate in workshops and seminars about the exciting changes and arising issues in art and design. Edmonton enjoys The Works Society’s programs year-round through its education programs and the Art & Design in Public Places Program which leaves permanent art and design in public places.
June 21 (Friday) 6:30 pm - July 3 (Wednesday) 12:00 am
The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society was formed in 2005 in order to foster the development and enjoyment of jazz music in the city. Through their annual festival, educational workshops and
The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society was formed in 2005 in order to foster the development and enjoyment of jazz music in the city. Through their annual festival, educational workshops and various community outreach programs, the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society works to ensure that Edmontonians will be able to play and celebrate jazz music for generations to come.
June 22 (Saturday) 7:30 pm - July 1 (Monday) 9:15 pm