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Red Deer Arts Council invites you to Craft (Beer) Fundraiser

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  • From the Red Deer Arts Council

    Red Deer Arts Council holding third Arts and Craft (Beer) Fundraiser! 

    Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to announce our third annual fundraiser taking place on October 26th at Festival Hall. This event’s theme is titled, GHOULS NIGHT OUT and will be especially festive with Halloween décor and costume contests!  This Arts and Craft (Beer) event will feature flights of fine craft beer and wines.   Music from Red Deer’s favourite party band, The KlamDaggers, appetizers from Red Deer’s finest restaurants, and a spooky atmosphere are all included in the ticket price.

    Silent auction and raffle items will bring more art into your life, as well as a 50/50 draw at the close of the evening.  The auctions will be interspersed throughout the rousing night of dancing with craft beer and wine available at the cash bar.  Classic horror movie clips will add to the suspense of the evening.

    Tickets for this unique and outstanding event are just $40 per person, or $300 for a table of eight, available through the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre. Doors open at  8 p.m., dancing starts at 9 p.m., with the silent auction and raffles happening throughout the evening. Festival Hall is located at 4214 58th Street, Red Deer.

    Background on the Fundraiser

    In June 2013, Red Deer hosted the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Gala. The LGAA event raised legacy funds, part of which were gifted to the Red Deer Arts Council to establish the Emerging Artist Award and to use the funds as seed money for a fundraising event that would see the legacy funds grow and to continue to provide money for the Emerging Artist Award, as well as for ongoing operations.

    For more information, please contact Suzanne Hermary, Coordinator at 403-348-2787 or Janice Shimek, Fundraising Chair at 403-872-3361.


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    CentreFest welcomes food festival for a tasty boost to popular summer event

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  • It’s a fabulous idea and sure feels like a great addition to one of the best events of the summer.  The Taste of Red Deer – summer edition, is teaming up with CentreFest on Friday, July 26.

    Here’s the news straight from CentreFest and the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation (Taste of Red Deer).

    Summer Just Got More Delicious!

    CentreFest, Central Alberta’s largest street performer festival, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation’s Taste of Red Deer.

    On Friday, July 26 from 6 to 9 pm, Taste of Red Deer will join with CentreFest to bring delicious food tastings to the already popular event.

    The partnership between the two organizations seemed a natural fit, both set on bringing young and old alike to Red Deer’s downtown core for unique entertainment, delicious food, and family fun!

    The Health Foundation’s CEO, Manon Therriault, says, “Taste of Red Deer has been a staple at Festival of Trees for years, and we decided to recreate it in the summertime. What better time to hold the event than with CentreFest, an event that’s already drawing crowds downtown. It just makes sense that two non-profit organizations would work together for the betterment of our community. We are very proud to have CentreFest as a partner.”

    Taste of Red Deer will draw between 25 and 30 local Central Alberta restaurants, each sampling some of their best menu items. Guests will purchase food vouchers to spend on whatever tantalizes their taste buds. Proceeds from the Taste of Red Deer event will go directly to purchasing equipment for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

    Jan Penney, CentreFest Board Chair, is also pleased with the partnership. “Our goal is to create an exciting family experience for Central Albertans, and our partners at Taste of Red Deer will add a new dimension to CentreFest that increases the excitement our event already creates.”

    A full slate of CentreFest performers will be on hand Friday night to provide unique & fun-filled entertainment while guests sample an array of food items from local vendors.

    Liz Taylor, Executive Director for Tourism Red Deer, says, “CentreFest is not only a signature event for Red Deer that helps define our unique personality, but they also consistently demonstrate a year round leadership and commitment within our arts and culture community. This partnership will enhance what CentreFest already offers to our community.”

     

    CentreFest and Taste of Red Deer is a family-friendly event and is free of charge to enter, with food tickets required for menu samplings.


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    Tim Tamashiro with some advice for young people..

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  • Author, RDC alumni and former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro will be at Chapters Red Deer on Saturday, April 13th. He will deliver a presentation titled “After Grad: How Ikigai Will Shape Your Life”. Tim will share insights on the meaningful work of life’s purpose from his bestselling book How To Ikigai.

    Graduation is a time for celebration. But what truths do grads face after grad? Does life only consist of a series of jobs in order to make a living?

    Tim believes that there’s a difference between your “job” and your “work”. Your “job” provides you with an income, safety, security and maybe even a boost to your ego. You “work” can result in something bigger and more rewarding. Your work can result in your Ikigai or your “life’s worth”.

    Join Tim for a special presentation at Chapters Red Deer. He will be available from 11 am – 4 pm to sign books. He will deliver his presentation at 12 noon.


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