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Suzanne Hermary, coordinator of the Red Deer Arts Council, is continuing to build the vision for the organization.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Expanding a vision for the Red Deer Arts Council

Suzanne Hermary is excited about building further connections in the arts community

Suzanne Hermary, coordinator of the Red Deer Arts Council, is continuing to build the vision for the organization.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Red Deer’s second annual polar plunge took place Saturday. The event raises money for the Special Olympics athletes in Central Alberta. Photo/Facebook
Red Deer’s second annual polar plunge took place Saturday. The event raises money for the Special Olympics athletes in Central Alberta. Photo/Facebook
Red Deer’s first Women’s March took place Saturday morning. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer’s first Women’s March took place Saturday morning. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Sylvan Lake resident shares self-love journey through boudoir photos with ileostomy bag

Sylvan Lake resident shares self-love journey through boudoir photos with ileostomy bag

Lindsay Percy did a boudoir photo shoot with Erika Fetterly to her confidence after cancer

Sylvan Lake resident shares self-love journey through boudoir photos with ileostomy bag
Red Deer residents listen to speakers at a Citizens’ Forum about the shortfalls in healthcare programs for seniors Wednesday night at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Citizens’ forum discusses problems with healthcare programs for seniors

Need for universal pharmaceutical coverage and more capacity, staffing in local hospitals raised

Red Deer residents listen to speakers at a Citizens’ Forum about the shortfalls in healthcare programs for seniors Wednesday night at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Sandy Mulroy from Cochrane peruses the gems Wednesday morning at the Red Deer Rockn’ Gem Show. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Red Deer Rockn’ Gem Show kicks off Wednesday, runs until Sunday

Gem and mineral show is a hands-on, all ages event about rocks, minerals, fossils and more

Sandy Mulroy from Cochrane peruses the gems Wednesday morning at the Red Deer Rockn’ Gem Show. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Rev. Ben Elliott, lead pastor of Deer Park Alliance Church and co-editor of a new devotional book for the Easter season, is excited to see the project available at local churches and online.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Red Deer Ministerial Association publishes Easter devotional book

Title features 40 devotional readings for the Easter season

Rev. Ben Elliott, lead pastor of Deer Park Alliance Church and co-editor of a new devotional book for the Easter season, is excited to see the project available at local churches and online.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Secret Marathon 3K run/walk to take place in Red Deer

Secret Marathon 3K run/walk to take place in Red Deer

Last year over $8,000 was raised for ‘Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan’

Secret Marathon 3K run/walk to take place in Red Deer
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Spruce Grove artist’s compelling works featured in exhibit

Amy Sallenbach’s show, Orbit, will be featured through to March 22nd

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Kourtney Veldman, six, of Sylvan Lake, takes a ride down the ice slide near the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Out and about at the Canada Winter Games

Lots to see and do on Little Gaetz Ave and Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza

Kourtney Veldman, six, of Sylvan Lake, takes a ride down the ice slide near the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Grade 6 students Hanan Henlk and Malia Mitchelmore dressed in pink for Pink Shirt Day at Central Middle School on Wednesday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Red Deer students don pink shirts to fight bullying

Pink Shirt Day theme this year is stopping online bullying and promoting kindness

Grade 6 students Hanan Henlk and Malia Mitchelmore dressed in pink for Pink Shirt Day at Central Middle School on Wednesday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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Jayda Monilaws raises over $7,000 of cupcakes for Central Alberta Humane Society

This is the most the 10-year-old Red Deerian has raised so far

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Canada Winter Games athletes spend time with the pet therapy dogs Booker and Dylan at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Pet therapy brings calmness to Winter Games athletes

Canada Winter Games in Red Deer continue on until March 2nd

Canada Winter Games athletes spend time with the pet therapy dogs Booker and Dylan at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
A warm welcome to what could be a scary place for its little visitors. The CACAC aims to make kids feel comfortable and relaxed in the centre as they prepare to share their story, prepare for court or begin therapy. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

A warm welcome to what could be a scary place for its little visitors. The CACAC aims to make kids feel comfortable and relaxed in the centre as they prepare to share their story, prepare for court or begin therapy. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Jayda Monilaws is selling cupcakes again for Central Alberta Humane Society

The 10-year-old Red Deerian is selling cupcakes today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Kim Phuc Phan Thi, more commonly known as the, ‘Napalm Girl, will be speaking at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on March 12, 2019. Photo Submitted
Kim Phuc Phan Thi, more commonly known as the, ‘Napalm Girl, will be speaking at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on March 12, 2019. Photo Submitted
Support pours in for Red Deer toddler diagnosed with Leukemia
Support pours in for Red Deer toddler diagnosed with Leukemia
Canada Winter Games athletes prepare to donate mittens to the Mitts for Many Program that launched Saturday morning at the Gary W. Harris Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

‘Mitts don’t just warm hands. They warm hearts’: Mitts for Many Program launches

Donate new or lightly used mittens to bin in the Great Hall of the Gary W. Harris Centre

Canada Winter Games athletes prepare to donate mittens to the Mitts for Many Program that launched Saturday morning at the Gary W. Harris Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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Two Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools students will be Games torchbearers

The two students applied in their home country of Kenya before arriving to Canada

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Red Deer builds new welcome sign in time for Canada Winter Games

Red Deer builds new welcome sign in time for Canada Winter Games

Large steel sign represents the City’s growth and development as a sporting event destination

Red Deer builds new welcome sign in time for Canada Winter Games