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Students learn ABCs of traffic safety

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Traffic Safety Day helps children learn how to travel to school and return home safely every day

This month, at various Traffic Safety Day events, students in some Alberta communities will learn about the safest ways to cross the street and ride the school bus. Traffic safety experts will be on hand to help kids learn about staying safe around traffic, as well as bicycling safety and railroad-crossing safety.

“Traffic Safety Day is an important tool to educate children about safe travel behaviour, no matter how they get to and from school. These fun events help kids learn that safety is a shared responsibility among all road users, no matter what mode of transportation they are using.”

Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation

Traffic Safety Day is also an opportunity to remind drivers that they must stop when approaching a school bus with red lights flashing, since students will be getting off the bus and might cross the street. The penalty for passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is a $543 fine and six demerit points. Alternating flashing amber lights mean a school bus is slowing down to stop and drivers should do the same.

Traffic Safety Day facts

  • This month, there are 11 Traffic Safety Day events being held across the province – Calgary (2), Camrose, Edmonton (2), Fort McMurray (2), Hay Lakes, Grande Prairie (2), and Tofield.
  • The most common driver error involving collisions with school buses is following too closely.

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Downtown Red Deer Car Boot Sale

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From the Red Deer Downtown Business Association

Think of the Downtown Car Boot Sale like a garage sale, but without the garage!

Load up your car, truck, or van with any items from your house that you wish to sell (or that you would normally put out in a garage sale) and come down to Little Gaetz Avenue on event day.

To be a vendor at the Downtown Car Boot Sale, just complete the vendor application form on our website:

htps://downtownreddeer.com/events/downtown-red-deer-car-boot-sale/

Booths are $10 (maximum of two).

Everyone is invited to shop the Downtown Car Boot Sale!  It is an open street event.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

DEADLINE IS JULY 23, 2019

For information on things happening downtown visit,

www.downtownreddeer.com

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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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