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CAPRA takes a bite out of hunger Wednesday (Oct 18th)

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“Chew On This!” calls for all Canadians to think about hunger in their communities. 

Red Deer, AB, October 16th, 2017 — October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Currently, over 900,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month. One in eight families struggle daily to put food on the table.

Red Deer statistics continue to rise as over 38,000 people were fed from the food back in 2016. In September of 2017, 822 hampers were distributed. This means the Red Deer Food Bank Society has helped feed 1,937 men, women and children last month alone. 

In Red Deer, CAPRA will be recognizing International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 18th. As part of the national anti-poverty Dignity for All campaign, CAPRA will bring their Chew on This! Campaign throughout the city. Members will distribute lunch bags with fresh apples to community members and co-workers, to bring awareness to hunger issues in Central Alberta. 

“Food is one of the first variables to be reduced from a household budget. When times are tough many give up a good source of food to pay rent or other basic necessities,” says Harrison Blizzard, CAPRA Food Security Action Committee Member. “Most of us don’t realize how many individuals, children, and families, are going hungry here in Central Alberta.”

Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance, or CAPRA, is a group of people and organizations who work collaboratively to find local solutions and make a real difference on poverty.

CAPRA strives to Know. Inspire. Act.

For more information please contact: 

Leslee Burton, CAPRA Community Mobilizer

Email: lburton@eclipseprojectworks.ca      Phone: 403-350-1004

Visit: www.capovertyreduction.ca for more information

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Red Deer Westerner Days Parade Map

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Road closures/transit disruptions during Westerner Days parade

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Roadways on the parade route will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and parking will not be permitted along the parade route. Use the 2019 parade map (pdf) to plan your route and find the best place to watch the parade.

Westerner Days Parade Map 2019

There will also be transit disruptions during the parade:

  •   The last departure from Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 8:45 a.m.
  •   The last arrival into Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 9:10 a.m.
  •   The first departure from Sorensen Station after the parade will be at 12:15 p.m.
  •   There will be no transit service during the parade with a couple of exceptions:

o Route 12 and 2A South Connector will continue to run from Bower Mallo Bolt will depart at 9:15 a.m. from 49 Avenue and 54 Street

Transit users can visit www.reddeer.ca/MyBus to look up schedules, get up to date departure times and see where buses are in real-time with GPS tracking

For more information about transit service, visit www.reddeer.ca/transit.

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Get involved in City’s plan to house the homeless

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Citizens invited to participate in discussions about housing and homelessness

As part of the on-going community engagement phase of the new Community Housing and Homelessness Integrated Plan (CHHIP) development, residents are invited to participate in community conversations about housing and homelessness in Red Deer.

Starting July 15, a series of Design Labs will offer a place for creative, cross-disciplinary innovation in the development of the Community Housing and Homelessness Integrated Plan. Design Labs are an opportunity for citizens to collaborate, provide ideas and recommendations with others on their own areas of interest. These Design Labs will be hosted at a variety of times and locations across the community.

To learn more about the Design Labs and to register for a session, please visit: www.reddeer.ca/CHHIP.

Driven by a Council Ad Hoc Committee, the overall goal of the Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan is to develop a strategic and innovative housing plan that will help achieve the community’s housing goals.

“These interactive, solution-focused conversations will build on what we’ve already heard through our survey and open house, and will provide us with valuable insight as the committee develops the CHHIP,” said Ryan Veldkamp, Social Planning Supervisor for The City of Red Deer. “As a community plan, it’s integral, that it is reflective of the community’s needs.”

For more information about the CHHIP, please visit our Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan webpage.

 

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