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Around Red Deer June 16th – 18th…..

3:01 pm – A Didsbury woman is facing drug charges after Innisfail RCMP conducted a traffic stop on June 15th. A search of the vehicle revealed several small zip-lock bags of a substance believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine and a scale. Mounties in total seized 32 g of cocaine and 16 g of methamphetamine.

12:59 pm – This year the Red Deer Catholic Regional Education Foundation has raised $50,000 to fund 16 schools and two Division projects. In addition to funding these projects, the Catholic Education Foundation will award $2,500 in scholarships to five students in the fall of 2017.

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12:52 pm – It’s a very busy weekend in the Town of Innisfail. The Rotary Parade, Innisfail Pro Rodeo, 9th Annual Softball Tournament, Legion Pancake Breakfast and Co-op Beef on a Bun. Read More.

12:48 pm – Due to the annual Innisfail Dolphins Swim Meet, a schedule change will be in effect at the Innisfail Aquatic Centre from 3 p.m. June 16 to 6 p.m. June 17. Read More.

12:40 pm – It’s Sylvan Lake Block Party Day tomorrow. A BBQ will be held outside the NexSource Centre starting at 11:30 am. Details Here.

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12:29 pm – The Town of Blackfalds is excited to announce that the Wadey Visitor Information Centre is officially open for business Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. Check out all the work that has gone into transforming this historical building! Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening on July 1 as part of Blackfalds’ #Canada150 celebration !

12:22 pm – Today marks the start of Blackfalds Days! Enjoy the many activities planned for the Town’s annual family & community party! Details Here.

12:16 pm – Penhold Town Council has approved a request from the Penhold & District Optimist Club to hold a Charity Check-Stop August 12th to raise funds to continue supporting youth programs within the Town and schools. Find out what else happened at Council this week.

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11:57 am – “Olivia” is Alberta’s top baby name from 2016. It’s been the top name for girls three years in a row now. “Liam” came in as the top boys name from 2016. Also for the third year in a row. Read More.

11:43 am –  Charges have now been sworn against the two men who robbed and attempted to rob two Red Deer gas stations in the early morning of June 14th. Read More.

11:35 am – The City of Lacombe’s Recreation and Culture Manager Sandi Stewart joined Chris Ross, Vice Chair of the Lacombe & District Recreation, Parks & Culture Board at the Gord Bamford House on June 14th to present a $2,000 Recreation and Culture Grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lacombe & District Director Crystal Zens and her staff for their new Match Recreation Room and Activity Centre. Read More.

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9:36 am – The 70th Annual Highland Games are all set to go at Red Deer’s Westerner Park on Saturday! Read More.

9:33 am – The Investor’s Group Walk for Alzheimers and Red Deer Walk for ALS are among the many activities taking place throughout Red Deer this weekend. Find out what else is going on!

9:20 am – Enjoy Swing Dancing? Stop by Cool Beans downtown tonight at 7 pm! Read More.

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9:15 am – There’s Live Music at the Alexanderway Parklet today! Set the tone for your weekend! Details Here.

9:08 am – Red Deer RCMP have arrested 35 year old Quentin Lee Strawberry after locating him at an apartment in south Red Deer the afternoon of June 15th. Read More.

9:02 am – RCMP are investigating after a small ultralite airplane went down near Ponoka on Thursday. No injuries were sustained by the pilot and lone occupant on board. The matter is still under investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

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8:53 am – RCMP have charged a male driver after a two-vehicle crash near Rimbey on Wednesday that sent one person to hospital via Stars Air Ambulance. Read More.

8:41 am – There was a heavy and armed Red Deer RCMP presence at an apartment building on the 5100 block of 37 Street Thursday afternoon as police worked with an unfolding incident. Read More.

8:32 am – Road construction and the Public Market on Saturday will mean some road closures and other traffic disruptions in Red Deer over the next few days. Read More.

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8:06 am – St. Elizabeth Seton School in Red Deer invites you to their Father’s Day Fun Run this upcoming Sunday, June 18th at Kin Kanyon to raise money for a new school playground. This 3 or 5 kilometre run/walk will start and end at Kin Kanyon (33 Street & 47 Avenue) at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine. For more details, click here. To register, click here.

7:57 am – There are Canada 150 Celebrations taking place at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer today. Officials say students have filled out why they love Canada, decorated trees with maple leaves and laid out flags. There will be a BBQ and an all Canadian play-list to listen to.

7:46 am – It’s an Elementary Sports Day at École Mother Teresa School in Sylvan Lake today. The annual event is for students to participate in a variety of Track events and team-building activities on the field behind the school. Meanwhile, all are welcome to come out and cheer on Aquathon participants at St. Patrick’s Community School in Red Deer (which includes teachers as well as students). Participants will run 1 mile, swim 300m, and run another mile in this 7th Annual Aquathon competition.

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wed1mar - 15jul12:00 amjul 15- 11:45 pmPaving Our FuturePaving our Future- Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Legacy Walkway(march 1) 12:00 am - (july 15) 11:45 pm

mon1may - 20aug6:00 amaug 20- 6:00 pmRed Deer Marlins Summer Swim Club RegistrationNow Accepting Registrations!(may 1) 6:00 am - (august 20) 6:00 pm

tue13jun - 14sepjun 1311:30 amsep 14Live Music On The Ross Street Patio!11:30 am - (september 14) 6:30 pm MST Ross Street Patio

wed14jun - 15sepjun 1411:30 amsep 15Live Music On The Alexander Way Parklet!11:30 am - (september 15) 1:00 pm MST Alexander Way Parklet, (4916 48 Street)

wed14jun - 4octjun 143:30 pmoct 4ATB Financial Downtown Market3:30 pm - (october 4) 6:30 pm MST Little Gaetz Avenue, (4902 Gaetz Ave)

wed14jun - 2augjun 146:00 pmaug 2TRIPLE T -Act/Dance/SingYouth 6 Create Your Own Play!6:00 pm - (august 2) 7:45 pm

sat24jun11:00 am- 4:00 pmSt-John The Baptist Day Celebrations - Red Deer11:00 am - 4:00 pm MST Ecole La Prairie Elementary School, 4810 34 St

sat24jun - 25jun 241:00 pmjun 25Red Deer Arts Council Open Studio Tour 2017Red Deer Arts Council’s Second Open Studio Tour takes public behind closed doors in this two day event!1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (25)

thu29jun8:00 pm- 12:00 amCharlie Jacobson at the Krossing8:00 pm - 12:00 am

fri30junAll DayÉcole Secondaire Notre Dame High School Graduation(All Day: friday)

fri30jun - 1juljun 309:00 pmjul 1- 1:00 amCharlie Jacobson Band at The KrossingJune 30 and July 1 Performances9:00 pm - (july 1) 1:00 am

fri30jun9:00 pm- 12:00 amCharlie Jacobson Band at The KrossingJune 30 and July 1 Performances9:00 pm - 12:00 am

fri30jun - 1juljun 309:00 pmjul 1- 1:00 amCharlie Jacobson Band at The KrossingJune 30 and July 1 Performances9:00 pm - (july 1) 1:00 am

july

sat1julAll DayLacombe High School Graduation(All Day: saturday)

sat1jul11:00 am- 11:30 pmCanada Day Celebration at Bower Ponds150 Celebration11:00 am - 11:30 pm MST Bower Ponds, 4715 Fountain Drive, Red Deer, AlbertaEvent Organized By: Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society

mon3jul - 18augjul 39:00 pmaug 18Summer Camps @ the Red Deer Museum Art Gallery9:00 pm - (august 18) 4:00 am

tue4jul - 7All DayOff the Wall Drama and Improv Camp for Teens12-17 years(All Day)

fri7jul4:00 pm- 9:00 pmFirst Friday Red Deer for all the GalleriesCheck out all the galleries and their newest exhibits.4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

fri7jul5:00 pm- 8:00 pmFirst Fridays Red Deer: Memory Bones - Opening Reception5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

fri7jul6:00 pm- 8:00 pmFirst Friday Red Deer with cottonwoodSky Exhibit in Kiwanis GalleryArtists Theresa Potter and Lorene Runham exhibit6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

mon17jul - 17augjul 179:45 amaug 17Westerner Days Parade 2017!9:45 am - (august 17) 12:00 pm mdt

thu20jul8:00 am- 5:00 pmMS Golf ClassicTHE FUNdraising Tournament!8:00 am - 5:00 pm

sat22jul8:00 am- 12:30 pmMarket at Red Deer8:00 am - 12:30 pm

sat22jul9:00 am- 5:00 pmMake-A-Wish Rope for Hope9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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