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Got Some Extra Coats in Your Closet?


This Saturday, October 19, from 10 – 4 PM, the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre (CACPC) will be on Taylor Drive (north of 32 Street and south of 43 Street) for their 5th Annual Charity Checkstop collecting coats for kids and cash for crime prevention, in partnership with Coats 4 Kids and the City of Red Deer Traffic Safety.

It’s getting cold again and when you are pulling out your warm weather gear, you might find some coats or winter items that no longer fit you, or members of your family, or that you are no longer wearing. When clothing is donated to Coats 4 Kids, it is cleaned by sponsoring dry cleaners and goes to the Victory Church of Red Deer. The clothing is then distributed to individuals or families in need. Kids grow out of their clothes pretty quickly and if you can’t afford winter clothing, Coats 4 Kids can help!

“Raising money for crime prevention is important as well”, says CACPC Executive Director, TerryLee Ropchan. “The money comes back into a local organization and goes into all kinds of programs and work we do,” she said. “We want to work with residents and businesses around whatever emerging issues are happening in their area and make sure they have the resources they need to make their community safer.” For more about the work that CACPC does in your community, you can visit their website.

Drivers are encouraged to pull into the dedicated charity checkstop lanes on Taylor Drive to donate gently used winter clothing for kids or adults, or cash for crime prevention. Central Albertans can make donations to keep children warm and neighbourhoods safe from the comfort of their own car!

And, if you are in need of winter clothing, you can PICK UP a coat or two at the VCRD Clothing Zone from October 1 – 21 ….Wed, Thurs, or Friday from 1 – 4 PM.

Visit for more information.

Engaging, educating, and empowering residents to promote and sustain community safety.


Adopt-A-Family program is your chance to provide some holiday magic this Christmas



From the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Red Deer is once again running our annual Adopt-A-Family Program which provides Christmas assistance to seniors and families.

Registration for the program began on November 12th and we’re expecting another busy year. The Adopt-A-Family program anonymously matches sponsors with registered families or seniors in need, providing toys for children 0-18, a gift for seniors 60+, and a Christmas dinner food hamper or gift card.

If you are in need of assistance this Christmas or would like to become a sponsor, please call The Salvation Army at 403-346-2251.

This program is available for residents of Red Deer, Springbrook, and Penhold.

The deadline to register for assistance is December 12th, but sponsors can register until the need is filled.

For more information, please contact:
Major Larry Bridger
Telephone: 403-346-2251

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Free Fireside Chat with Sheldon Kennedy this Wednesday at RDC



FROM RDC Communications

RDC welcomes Sheldon Kennedy

On November 20, Red Deer College welcomes Sheldon Kennedy, co-founder of Respect Group Inc., as he shares his vision on creating a global culture of respect.

Wednesday, November 20

3 to 4 p.m.

Red Deer College Arts Centre Mainstage

In this fireside-chat style presentation, Kennedy will share his vision to eliminate bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. His over-arching goal to inspire a culture of respect is foundational to the work of the Respect Group, and his message is applicable to all work places, schools and sports organizations.

This free event is open to members of the public, as well as RDC students, faculty and staff.

Sheldon Kennedy first became known to Canadians when he earned gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 1988. He won the Memorial Cup in 1989 and he played for three NHL teams, but perhaps his biggest impact has been off the ice.

Sheldon has dedicated his life after hockey to education and the prevention of child abuse. He has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to work collaboratively to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled. He has influenced changes in Canadian law.

For more information on the Respect Group, visit

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november, 2019

tue19nov1:00 pm3:00 pmDiabetes Discussion Drop In1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

thu21novAll Daysun24Festival of Trees(All Day)

thu21nov6:00 pm11:00 pmFestival of Trees - Preview Dinner6:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

fri22nov8:00 pm11:00 pmFestival of Wines8:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

sat23nov9:00 am12:00 pmFestival Family Bingo - 1st time ever!9:00 am - 12:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

sat23nov6:00 pm11:00 pmMistletoe Magic !6:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

sat23nov8:00 pmRed Deer Nov 23 - Calgary's THIRD CHAMBER - EP release show "Harvesting Our Decay"8:00 pm

sun24nov9:00 am12:00 pmBreakfast with Santa9:00 am - 12:00 pm MST Westerner Park, 4847A-19 Street

mon25nov1:30 am2:30 pmPlanning A Calmer Christmas1:30 am - 2:30 pm

mon25nov6:30 pm8:30 pmRustic Succulent Box WorkshopUnique Workshop to create Succulent Box6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

tue26nov1:00 pm3:00 pmDiabetes Discussion Drop InDiabetes Discussion Drop In1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

thu28nov7:30 pm11:00 pmA special Christmas Musical Event at The KrossingBig Hank's Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas7:30 pm - 11:00 pm MST The Krossing, 5114 48 Avenue