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Garden Days Full of Incredible Activities and Workshops


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Garden Days is serious fun and education at Parkland Garden Centre with workshops, animals, musicians, kids activities, and school tours.  

June 9 – 18, 2017

What is Garden Days? It’s simply Canada’s coast to coast to coast, ten-day celebration of all things gardening. It is held annually in June finishing on the Father’s Day weekend.

Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden.  There are a ton of great activities taking place over the next 9 days so come out and enjoy some fresh air.  You’ll also learn a whole bunch of new skills by sitting in on some of the great information sessions throughout Garden Days.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10-11AM Happy Birthday Canada! Container Gardening Course- Pre-registration requiredCLICK HERE 

10-4PM Red Deer Garden Club, Musicians

1-3PM Musicians

1-4PM Crowd favourite, Otis the Owl from Medicine River Wildlife Centre

Info. Sessions 1-4 PM

  • 11AM – Spectacular Planter
  • 1PM – Herbs
  • 2PM – Tomatoes
  • 3PM – Succulents
  • 11-4PM – Water Plants – (Kids “FREE” activity! Kids plant their own flower to take home).

Sunday, June 11, 2017 11-4PM

1-3 PM Musicians
1-4 PM Otis the Owl from Medicine River Wildlife Centre

Info. Sessions 11-4PM

  • 11AM – Spectacular Planter
  • 1PM – Herbs
  • 2PM – Tomatoes
  • 3PM – Succulents
  • 11-4PM – Water Plants (Kids “FREE” activity! Kids plant their own flower to take home).

Monday, June 12

9:30am – 2:30pm – School Tours (pre-booked)

Tuesday, June 13

1:45pm – 2:30pm – School Tours (pre-booked)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Thursday, June 15, 2017

9AM – 2:30 PM School Tours – (pre-booked)

7PM-8PM (Xeriscaping) Low Maintenance Gardening Course (Pre-registration required CLICK HERE) 

Friday, June 16, 2017

9AM-2:30PM School Tours – (pre-booked)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10AM-11AM Miniature Fairy Garden Course (Pre-registration required CLICK HERE)

10AM– 4PM Red Deer Garden Club

11AM-1PM BBQ Delight Course with Chefs from LaCasa Pergola (Pre-registration required CLICK HERE)

10AM-4PM Elaine Maddox (Book Signing)

11AM–4PM Martin Scholz – Edible Landscape Expert: With humour, he shares tips on how you can grow an edible landscape.

11AM–4PM Face Painting

1PM-3PM Musicians

1PM-4PM Otis the Owl from Medicine River Wildlife Centre

Info. Sessions

  • 11AM – Spectacular Planter 1PM – Herbs
  • 2PM – Tomatoes
  • 3PM – SucculentS
  • 4PM – Water Plants
  • 11AM-4PM – Kids “FREE” activity! Kids plant their own flower to take home.

Sunday, June 18 – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

11AM-2PM Myrna Pearman (Book Signing)

11AM-4PM Elaine Maddox (Book Signing)

11AM – 4PM Face Painting

1PM-3PM Musicians

1PM-4PM Otis the Owl from Medicine River Wildlife Centre Info. Sessions

Info Sessions

  • 11AM – Spectacular Planter
  • 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • 1PM – Herbs 2PM – Tomatoes
  • 3PM – Succulents 4PM – Water Plants
  • 11AM-4PM Kids “FREE” activity! Kids plant their own flower to take home.

6PM Father’s Day Draw to be made and winner announced!

Come learn from the Specialists! Enjoy Garden Days with us.

“Parkland Garden Centre. 3 minutes east of 30th Avenue, Red Deer on Highway 11”

For more information CLICK HERE. 

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Addiction Recovery: City hosting full day information session on “Recovery Oriented Systems of Care”

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Embracing Recovery Together

Come together in Red Deer for a one-day conference focused on building an understanding of what a Recovery Oriented System of Care is, and what implementation can look like for Red Deer specifically.

Join industry, not-for-profits, government, and interested members of our public to learn, grow, build and start a journey towards recovery.

The word “recovery” can have various meanings in various contexts. For the purposes of an ideal coordinated response, it means helping individuals maintain forward momentum toward better wellness and fulfillment, across all dimensions of their life – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and culturally.


Wednesday, October 4 – 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Westerner Park (4847A 19th Street)

Event Details:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Prayer with Mayor Ken Johnston and Elder Lynn Jonasson
  • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Opening Plenary: Let’s Get to Work with Alison Jones Webb
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Coffee break
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. –  Breakout Option #1: What is Recovery, Recovery Capital and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) with Paul W. Sobey, MD
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Breakout Option #2: Understanding Trauma and Behaviour with Elicia Miller
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Break
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. –  Breakout Option #3: Conversation with Elder Lynn Jonasson
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Breakout Option #4: Panel discussion with Kath Hoffman, Reed Charbonneau, Ben Borger, Samantha Shortneck and Sarah Fleck
  • 12:15 – 1 p.m. – Lunch break
  • 1 – 3:30 p.m. – Afternoon Keynote: “Whole of Society Approach” to Recovery with Dr. Alina Turner
  • 3:30 – 4 p.m. – Closing remarks with the Honourable Dan Williams, Minister of Mental Health and Addiction

More information about the facility, including directions, can be found here:

More information about Red Deer, hotels, what to do, and restaurants, please visit Tourism Red Deer

Thank you to the Government of Alberta for providing financial support for this event. For more information about the Provincial Government’s approach, please read the report here: Toward an Alberta Model of Wellness

*Note: If the cost of the conference is a barrier to attending, please reach out to [email protected] and we would be happy to work with you to ensure everyone has the opportunity to attend.

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GET YOUR 50/50 TICKETSTODAY!!!! Winner could take home up to $25,000!!! 

The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools supports programs that have a significant impact on the LIFE CHANCES of students across the Division. By purchasing a ticket to support our 50/50 cash lottery you are giving students opportunities to have better life chances.

From giving kids a Bright Start to school to reconnecting with students so they graduate and cross the Finish Line, the Foundation helps students who face challenges in school and makes things better. We motivate struggling students and inspire them to read and write through Reading College. For students who come to school without basic needs, we give them that needed Step Up.

With the support from the Foundations 50/50 Life Chances Raffle, you are providing a student with opportunities that will improve their life. They can’t always control the situations they’re in but with your help students will continue to have these chances.

Don’t miss your chance, CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today – Draw will be held on October 5! Good luck! 

NOTE: This raffle is open to all community members in Alberta and over the age of 18. 

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