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Safey City Wheels in Some Great Summer Programs

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Looking for some fun activities to put into your summer calendar?  Have you considered Safety City?  It’s a fantastic facility that offers a multitude of programs to entertain and educate your children.

Red Deer Safety City opened its doors to classes on April 24, 2001. The main focus is to teach children and their families how to be safe in varying situations.

At Safety City, they what to do when faced with a tough decision or emergency. Knowledge is power and can save a child’s life. Feed them the power to know how to be safe in numerous situations.

Safety City is an organization dedicated to ensuring safety for everyone in and around our community. We have programs that we deliver both to the schools and for the public. Safety is the key message in all of our programs. What would your children do in a fire? How would they behave if they came face to face with a momma cow? Do they know the proper steps for crossing the street safely? Do you? Come see us at Red Deer Safety City to help keep you and your children safe.

Field Trips

Safety City offers fun, interactive field trips available to schools in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Children learn in a classroom setting and then get to apply their knowledge in a hands-on setting.

  • Pedestrian Traffic Safety, offered in May and June
  • Fire and Home Safety, offered in September, October, and April
  • Acreage and Farm Safety, offered in September, October, and April

Programs:

Safety City is open to the public for a variety of safety-oriented programs. Children learn in a classroom and apply what they have learned to real-life settings. Join us in escaping a fire (simulated), riding on quads as the driver’s on the road, trying to climb out of a dug out, and using your bikes properly. Or do it all and some, with our exciting week-long summer camps.

  • Pedestrian Traffic Safety
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Fire and Home Safety
  • Acreage and Farm Safety
  • Summer Camps
  • Birthday Parties

Acreage and Farm

  • This interactive 2 hour program teaches children to recognize potential dangers and avoid injury on the acreage or farm. During a classroom story lesson, children learn to safely navigate a number of realistic, potentially hazardous situations. In the Safety Centre for the final 90 minutes of activity, children practice new safety skills at displays including animal, ATV, grain handling, dugout and chemical safety.
  • Cost: $15/child. Parent attends with child – Dates available: July and August

Pedestrian Safety:

During this 90 minute program, street safety lessons are presented in the classroom using an interactive story board depicting a neighbourhood. Children learn to safely cross the street, the meaning of various road signs, and how to read a set of traffic lights. Outdoors on the streetscape for the final hour, children practice their new skills as drivers and pedestrians. Bicycle helmet required – Cost: $15/per child. Parent attends with child – Dates available: July and August

Fire and Home:

Do you have a home escape plan? Do your children know how to call 911? This 2 hour program combines a safety lesson with hands-on-activities, to teach about how fires start, ways to eliminate fire hazards from the home, and how to create a home escape plan. Children also practice calling 911. In the Fire Safe House, children conduct a kitchen inspection and put their home escape plan into action.

Cost: $15/per child. Parent attends with child – Dates available: July and August

Bicycle Safety:

With a focus on proper road safety procedures, this 5 hour program combines classroom instruction with on-site training to build on existing skills of the young cyclist. Participants must be able to ride without training wheels, and are required to bring their own bicycles and bicycle helmets.

Cost: $40/per child – Supervised program – Parent not required  to attend – Dates available: May, June, July and August

Summer Camps:

A week of fun, unique experiences and activity! Children explore a new safety topic each day and learn how to avoid injury. Through stories, games, and crafts children learn about pedestrian traffic safety, animal bite prevention, acreage and farm safety, fire and home safety and bicycle safety (training wheels permitted).

Morning Camp: 9am – 12noon, $100/per child – Full Day Camp: 8am-5pm, $180/per child.

Supervised program. Parent not required to attend – Dates available: July and August

Birthday Parties:

Celebrate your child’s special day in a fun and unique way! At this 2 hour party, children learn about road safety, ride battery-powered quads, and enjoy family time in the party room.

Maximum of 15 children (including birthday child) – Ages 4-12 – Cost: $150 per party. Includes safety lesson, quad riding + indoor classroom. Parents provide rest of party items – Dates available: May, June, July and August

Facility rentals:

We have space available for your next corporate party, board meeting, family reunion or birthday party. We can accommodate smaller and larger groups for various purposes. Contact our office for more information or check our event calendar for availability.

There is a wonderful outdoor space, which can accommodate very large groups during the beautiful weather of spring, summer and fall. We also have a smaller, indoor room better suited for meetings and more formal group gatherings. Separate from those, we also have a party room that is perfect for birthday parties, family reunions or the special gathering of your choice.

For more information on Safety City, CLICK HERE.

Make sure you support these terrific local companies and organizations that through their sponsorship make Safety City possible.

Bruin’s Plumbing and Heating

Southside Dodge

Kiwanis Club

Dairy Queen

Fas Gas

Pro Form

Big 105

Ing and McKee

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Lacombe’s “Chairs for Charity” exploding in popularity

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Lacombe's chairs for charity

Thank you to NOWCO HOME HARDWARE IN LACOMBE for submitting this post

NOWCO HOME HARDWARE’S 2NDANNUAL CHAIRS FOR CHARITY

Nowco Home Hardware has organized Chairs for Charity for the 2ndyear and it will run from July 19-31. The project started last year as a collaboration of downtown businesses to decorate downtown during Lacombe Days and raise money for a local charity. In 2018, forty five downtown businesses each bought and painted a chair to raffle off. The chairs were left on display during the 4 days of Lacombe Days and over $3100 was raised for the lunch program at J.S. McCormick School.

This year Deanna Nowochin, who has spearheaded the event wanted things to be bigger and better, so all Lacombe businesses were invited to participate in the event. This year there will be 75 chairs on display around Lacombe from July 19-31. The event was extended this year to ensure there was ample time for people to hear about Chairs for Charity and purchase tickets. The charities benefitting from 2019’s project are Lacombe Minor Football and the breakfast program at Terrace Ridge School.

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This year we have 2000 tickets available, with a fundraising goal of $10,000. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each and can be purchased at any participating business. You can see a full list of participating businesses and photos of their chairs at www.chairsforcharitylacombe.comor by searching “Chairs for Charity Lacombe” on Facebook.

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Red Deer Westerner Days Parade Map

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From The City of Red Deer

Road closures/transit disruptions during Westerner Days parade

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Roadways on the parade route will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and parking will not be permitted along the parade route. Use the 2019 parade map (pdf) to plan your route and find the best place to watch the parade.

Westerner Days Parade Map 2019

There will also be transit disruptions during the parade:

  •   The last departure from Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 8:45 a.m.
  •   The last arrival into Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 9:10 a.m.
  •   The first departure from Sorensen Station after the parade will be at 12:15 p.m.
  •   There will be no transit service during the parade with a couple of exceptions:

o Route 12 and 2A South Connector will continue to run from Bower Mallo Bolt will depart at 9:15 a.m. from 49 Avenue and 54 Street

Transit users can visit www.reddeer.ca/MyBus to look up schedules, get up to date departure times and see where buses are in real-time with GPS tracking

For more information about transit service, visit www.reddeer.ca/transit.

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