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Great Slate of Guests Coming to the Red Deer Home Show!

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  • The Red Deer Home Show is back once again for 2019!

    Over 280 vendors will be on hand to provide Central Albertans with new products and services, ideas and décor in Canada’s hottest economic region!

    Be sure to also check out a few of this year’s excellent speakers and celebrities- they’ll be talking everything from gardening, to home organization to senior living!

    Here are your 2019 speakers and when they’ll be taking the stage:

    Donna Balzer- One of Western Canada’s Top Gardeners

    Garden expert, regular guest on CBC radio in Alberta and host of internationally aired Bugs & Blooms on HGTV.

    Donna brings garden inspiration and practical insider information to get you growing your own vegetables this season.

    You will learn: The basics of garden design, selecting plants and choosing containers that are right for you plus the secret to growing pest-free food. Learn tips and tricks to grow great vegetables in 2019.

    Saturday, March 16 at 2:30pm

    Sunday, March 17 at 11:30am

    Learn more about Donna here: www.donnabalzer.com

     

     

     

    Chelsie Anderson- Garden Gratitude Throughout the Seasons

    Regular CBC Radio “The Home Stretch” contributor, Chelsie understands gardens from a lifetime of hands-on experience. She has been the owner and operator of her gardening business “Garden SOIL-utions” for over a decade where she passionately tends to existing gardens and installs new ones with inspiration. In addition to her CBC appearances, Chelsie is frequently in the media; on CTV News, Global News, and gets many a mention in the Calgary Herald. She also sells red wiggler worms and their poop, known as castings, to gardeners who love the soil as much as she does. Beautiful plants start from the ground up!

    Sunday, March 17 at 1:30pm

    Learn more about Chelsie here: www.chelsiesgardens.com

     

    Terry Hollman- Organizing Your Home

    As President of the Red Deer based company, Canadian Closet, Terry knows a little bit about helping Central Albertans get organized and de-cluttered. When setting New Year’s resolutions, getting organized is in the top 10 and is often a repeated goal throughout the year. Terry will provide advice, solutions and visuals during this presentation to explain the best solutions for organizing areas in the home.

    Attendees will be motivated to tackle closets, kitchens, pantries, garages, and more with practical, functional, and sensible ideas for keeping the home organized.

    Saturday, March 16 at 11:30am

    Carol Kelly- Healthy Yards

    Healthy yards mean healthy for you as landowner, your community and local wildlife. This casual presentation will introduce you to Medicine River Wildlife Centre, learn how they can help you and how you can take simple steps to mitigate any conflicts or injuries concerning wildlife in your yard.

    There will also be time to visit with Fang, the Centre’s education skunk, and ask any questions you may have.

    Sunday, March 17 at 2:30pm

    The BILD Team- Thinking about Buying a New Home or Renovating your home? Questions to ask before you hire your next contractor?

    Need to hire a home builder to build your new home or a contractor for your next renovation project?  Interviewed by Lisa Buckingham, from questions provided by the audience, Derek Fredeen, Andrew Wiebe and Kevin Wilkie will offer tips for selecting and working with a qualified professional before you start your search. This is a Q&A panel discussion so bring your questions, pens and paper.

     

    Saturday, March 16 at 3:45 pm. 

    Audience members will receive a free home show admission ticket to return on Sunday. With information provided by the panel, we only thought it fair to give you the chance to return on Sunday armed and ready to ask more questions to the trades participating in the show. Sponsored by BILD – Central Alberta

    Ellen Walker- How to Alleviate Stress and Make Your Home Work for You

    Ellen will go through some steps in the interior design process so that your home reflects you, and how a professional Interior Designer can achieve your vision while reducing the stress on you.

    Saturday, March 16 at 1:00pm

     

     

     

     

    Sue West, Isabelle Setter and Karen Patzer- Senior Living By Design

    Join Sue,  Isabelle, and Karen, from Timberstone Mews, Christenson Developments,  in a presentation and discussion on senior “Lifestyle Innovations & Resident-Centred Services”.

    Friday, March 15 at 6:00pm

     

     

     

     

    The 2019 Red Deer Home Show

    Dates and Times:
    Friday, March 15 – noon to 8:00pm
    Saturday, March 16 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 17 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

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    Debut Performance with RDSO

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  • The support of donors and sponsors ensures the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra can create and inspire the next generation of musicians. In particular, we provide professional level performance opportunities for emerging artists, such as Harbour Lehocky, to facilitate their development as musicians.’

    Harbour will be making her debut performance with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra at the June 8th ‘Season Finale’ concert in recognition of being a 2018 winner of the Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts.

    Harbour started violin at the age of six, almost 9 years ago, and continues to ask her parents why they didn’t get her started with lessons earlier! She is the concertmaster for the Rosedale Valley Strings Orchestra, conducted by Naomi Delafield, and a member of the Burman University Symphony Orchestra with whom she toured Western Canada in 2018 and California earlier this year. Harbour attended the Orford Musique Academy in Quebec in the summer of 2018, funded by the Lacombe Endowment Grant and will attend several international camps and competitions as well as perform a solo piece with a youth orchestra in Austria this summer.

    This busy young musician is also a provincial medals recipient in swimming, holds two provincial records in breaststroke, and is a 2016 Alberta Summer Games bronze medal recipient in triathlon.

    Join the audience (tickets remain available) and help the RDSO welcome Harbour Lehocky to the stage!

    https://www.rdso.ca/

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    Everything you need to know to enjoy the long weekend in an Alberta park

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  • From the Province of Alberta

    Get ready to long weekend

    It’s time to kick off the summer camping season and for Albertans to get out and explore provincial attractions or simply travel to visit family and friends.

    Camping in Alberta Parks campgrounds is one of many options for Albertans this May long weekend.

    “Whatever it is Albertans choose to do this long weekend, our province has a wealth of unique experiences that support our economy, including camping in our provincial parks. Wherever the destination, government hopes people will have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable May long weekend.”

    Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks

    Below are a few tips and information to support a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

    Camping

    • We all share a responsibility to be courteous campers, which ensures campgrounds are enjoyable and safe for everybody.
    • General etiquette rules are:
      • Avoid excessive noise so that everyone can enjoy the peace and tranquility of parks.
      • Quiet hours are between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
    • Still looking for a campsite or a picnic area? Check out AlbertaParks.ca.

    Liquor in provincial parks

    • The previous liquor ban in select provincial parks is lifted; however, rules and regulations around campground quiet hours, excessive noise and appropriate behaviour continue to be in place and will be enforced.
    • Liquor consumption is restricted to registered campsites only.

    Fire bans

    • At this time, a fire ban is in effect throughout most of northern Alberta, prohibiting campfires, unauthorized burning and restricting the use of off-highway vehicles on public lands.
    • Fire bans outside of Alberta provincial parks are posted on AlbertaFireBans.ca Download the Fire Bans app before you head out.
    • Provincial parks-related fire bans, restrictions and associated advisories are posted on AlbertaParks.ca Fire Bans.

    Safety on the road

    • More collisions and fatalities take place on Alberta’s roads on long weekends than other weekends. To help travellers get home safely, traffic enforcement measures will be ramped up this May long weekend.
    • Alberta sheriffs will be working in integrated traffic units with RCMP to patrol provincial highways to target impaired drivers, aggressive and careless drivers, distracted drivers and speeders.
    • Drive for the conditions of the road (check 511 Alberta for latest highway conditions).

    Fish and wildlife

    • Increased enforcement on our highways, waterways, public lands and in our parks will help responsible Albertans enjoy the long weekend safely.
    • In addition to protecting fish and wildlife and managing human/wildlife conflicts, fish and wildlife officers will be protecting the landscape and waterbodies, including monitoring random camping, boating and off-highway vehicle use.
    • Ensure you know the fishing regulations and the hunting regulations.

    Bear safety

    • Albertans can do their part to avoid human-bear conflict. Be bear and cougar smart. Carry bear spray and know how to use it.
    • When travelling in bear country, keep dogs on a leash, travel in groups and make noise whenever possible.

    Impaired driving

    • Arrive alive! Any form of impaired driving is unacceptable and dangerous, and puts everyone on Alberta roads at risk.
    • Impaired driving from alcohol, drugs, fatigue or distraction injures or kills thousands of Albertans every year.

    Museum and historic sites

    • Alberta’s historic sites, museums and archives are open for the summer with new programs and experiences.
    • People can purchase an Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass and get unlimited access to all provincial historic sites and museums for one year from date of purchase.

    Recreation on public land

    • Conditions on the May long weekend are typically very wet due to spring rains, melting snow and frost, making the land more susceptible to significant damage from recreational activities.
    • Be aware of regulations around motorized recreation and non-motorized recreation on trails and in waterways. Wheeled and tracked vehicles are not permitted to be operated or parked on the bed, shore and/or in the water of Alberta’s streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands.
    • Damage or loss to public land (i.e., dumping of garbage, abandoned vehicles, sign removal, gate removal) needs to be reported to the Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.
    • Camping is limited to a 14-day stay on public land.
    • Respect the land and know the rules and regulations around random camping on public lands.
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