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Former Torrington citizens create new Gopher video for Torrington Gopher Hole Museum

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2020 has been a good year for the Torrington Gopher Hole Museum.

With the opening of the museum last week and a successful town fund raising event to benefit a local couple who had a house fire in early July, the community has been a hotbed of community spirit.

“I originally recorded the Gopher Song a long time ago,” said composer/musician Dennis Oster who now lives in Red Deer.  “Earlier this year, I got a call from Laural Kurta, who works with the museum now and she said she was having the original cassette restored.  I offered to re-record the song and it took 3 takes to get the song right.”

Former Torrington citizen and area historian, Tim Lasiuta, worked with Oster to create a video to celebrate the world famous museum was pleased to be part of the tribute.

“My family lived across the street for many years and I an honored to be part of the community, after all of these years,” said Lasiuta.  “There is no official count, but I suspect that close to 200,000 people have been to the small attraction, something that no-one ever would have expected.”

July 24 marks the OFFICIAL world release of the Gopher song and video.

Long live Clem the Gopher!

Tim Lasiuta is a Red Deer writer, entrepreneur and communicator. He has interests in history and the future for our country.

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Fright Night Drive In Theatre this weekend at Westerner Park

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Fright Night Drive In Double feature Friday night followed by Double feature and Midnight Madness on Saturday!

2 double feature nights on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, with our Midnight Madness feature continuing to be a stand-alone drive-in event.

Anyone who has purchased tickets to any of the screening dates will have their tickets honoured on the night of the showing (per schedule below) and will be eligible to enjoy our Halloween weekend double features.

• Friday, October 30:  7:30pm The Addams Family;  9:00pm Hocus Pocus

• Saturday, October 31:  7:30pm Ghostbusters;  9:00pm Casper

• Saturday, October 31: 11:00pm Midnight Madness Halloween feature (no change)

Patrons who have purchased tickets to The Addams Family or Hocus Pocus will be welcomed to enjoy our double feature on Friday, October 30. Patrons who have purchased tickets to Ghostbusters or Casper will be welcomed to enjoy our double feature on Saturday, October 31.

Any ticket purchaser who wishes to not exercise the double feature option will be offered a full refund or may choose to receive a charitable donation receipt for their ticket purchase for the eligible ticket amount (minus applicable TicketLeap fees).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Meagan Parisian (Event Coordinator) at the contact information provided below. We thank you for your understanding and continued support of Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer and District.

Wishing you a continued safe spooky season.

ZED Fright Night Film Series

Presented by Border Paving

 

We’re celebrating spooky season in style – with 5 feature films sure to stir up your frightful side. This event is a drive-in movie series featuring old and new films of fright. Beware! Our Halloween Haunts will fright throughout the night (characters will roam between cars during the drive-in opening and pre-show).

Films will be screened by On The Mark Productions in conjunction with Bulldog Driver Training at Westerner Park’s North West parking lot.

Admission
General Admission – $40/carload
Front Row –  $50/carload

Event Times
DRIVE-IN OPEN 6:30 PM, SHOWTIME 7:30 PM

Tickets: General Admission – $40/carload Front Row – $50/carload

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Indoor Winter Market accepting applications for vendors

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Vendors wanted for Scott Block Theatre Winter Market.

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this year’s first indoor winter market happening November 26 to 28 at the Scott Block Theatre (4816 50 Ave).

The Scott Block Theatre Winter Market is the first indoor winter market hosted by the DBA for Red Deer Lights the Night. This Alberta Farmers’ Market Association approved market will feature local vendors selling an array of make it, bake it, and/or grow it items. The times and dates for the market are:

  • Thursday, November 26: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday. November 27: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 28: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    To be a vendor at the Scott Block Theatre Winter Market, just complete the vendor application on our website.

    Applications must be received by Thursday, November 5, 2020.

    Please submit applications by mail or hand delivery to:

    Red Deer Downtown Business Association 120, 5009 50 Avenue
    Red Deer, AB T4N 4B2

    Or email to: [email protected].

    The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for over 30 years, serving approximately five-hundred business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.

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