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TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS - Tom Marr-Laing, president of Parkland Cross-Country Ski Club, explains the scope of trail enhancements on the way to River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. The improvements come thanks to a $200,000 provincial grant announced June 13th.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Provincial funding set to enhance trail system at River Bend

The site will also be used during the 2019 Canada Winter Games

TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS - Tom Marr-Laing, president of Parkland Cross-Country Ski Club, explains the scope of trail enhancements on the way to River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. The improvements come thanks to a $200,000 provincial grant announced June 13th.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
MOVING FORWARD - Singer/songwriter Nathan Danser is currently in the midst of his Green Mile Tour that is also featuring special guests. The tour consists of dates here in Red Deer and area, plus several shows up in Thorsby at what is called the ‘Green Mile Market’.photo submitted

Local singer/songwriter Nathan Danser presents Green Mile Tour

Danser continues to build momentum in his own creative journey

MOVING FORWARD - Singer/songwriter Nathan Danser is currently in the midst of his Green Mile Tour that is also featuring special guests. The tour consists of dates here in Red Deer and area, plus several shows up in Thorsby at what is called the ‘Green Mile Market’.photo submitted
LOOKING AHEAD - Barb Barber, executive director of The Outreach Centre, stands in the hallway of what will ultimately be The Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre. The facility will allow staff to greatly expand their services for children affected by domestic violence.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

The Outreach Centre to open The Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre

Spacious new facility will focus on children affected by domestic violence

LOOKING AHEAD - Barb Barber, executive director of The Outreach Centre, stands in the hallway of what will ultimately be The Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre. The facility will allow staff to greatly expand their services for children affected by domestic violence.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Sidewalk games a colourful new feature on some City paths

Sidewalk games a colourful new feature on some City paths

Game are designed to bolter activity with youngsters in particular

Sidewalk games a colourful new feature on some City paths
MOVING FORWARD - Red Deer Hospice Society stakeholders and supporters heard about expansion plans for the facility that will soon be underway, and the start of a fundraising campaign to cover costs for the project. It’s expected to be complete by the fall of 2019.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer Hospice Society launches fundraising campaign for expansion

The Hospice, which opened in 2005, will expand by 15,000 sq. ft.

MOVING FORWARD - Red Deer Hospice Society stakeholders and supporters heard about expansion plans for the facility that will soon be underway, and the start of a fundraising campaign to cover costs for the project. It’s expected to be complete by the fall of 2019.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
SOLID SHOW - Presented by the Central Music Festival Society, the Charlie Jacobson band performs June 16th at the Elks. Also playing that night is Shaky Ground - a band that was popular in Red Deer back in the 1990s and are reuniting for this show and an appearance at North Country Fair.                                photo submitted

The Charlie Jacobson Band plays the Elks June 16th

Jacobson to share the stage with Shaky Ground’s reunion performance

SOLID SHOW - Presented by the Central Music Festival Society, the Charlie Jacobson band performs June 16th at the Elks. Also playing that night is Shaky Ground - a band that was popular in Red Deer back in the 1990s and are reuniting for this show and an appearance at North Country Fair.                                photo submitted
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City man continues to build the legacy of famous Alberta Rotarian

Dr. Bob Lampard has long had a fascination with James Davidson

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STRIKE A POSE - The Central Alberta Buccaneers take part in Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Men don heels for Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Funds raised go towards the Women’s Outreach Centre

STRIKE A POSE - The Central Alberta Buccaneers take part in Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
INSPIRING - After a few years away from the title role, Red Deer native Aaron Krogman has again landed the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play near Drumheller.photo submitted

Red Deer native lands title role in Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Aaron Krogram is back in the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production

INSPIRING - After a few years away from the title role, Red Deer native Aaron Krogman has again landed the role of Jesus for this year’s epic production of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play near Drumheller.photo submitted
COMMUNITY SUPPORT - Gary W. Harris speaks to media following the announcement that the 2019 Winter Games Host Society marked another milestone with the renaming of the Canada Games Celebration Plaza to the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza announced

2019 Winter Games Society marked a another milestone with renaming of downtown plaza

COMMUNITY SUPPORT - Gary W. Harris speaks to media following the announcement that the 2019 Winter Games Host Society marked another milestone with the renaming of the Canada Games Celebration Plaza to the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
FAMILY FUN - There is plenty for families to explore at the Kraay Family Farm near Lacombe, with the signature feature being the famous corn maze. The Spring Sneak Peek is right around the corner on June 9th ahead of the regular season which launches July 20th.photo submitted

Lots to explore at the Kraay Family Farm

The ‘Spring Sneak Peek’ runs June 9th

FAMILY FUN - There is plenty for families to explore at the Kraay Family Farm near Lacombe, with the signature feature being the famous corn maze. The Spring Sneak Peek is right around the corner on June 9th ahead of the regular season which launches July 20th.photo submitted
CREATIVE VENTURE - Lacombe native Cassandra Johnston, who studied both acting and film production at Red Deer College, is directing a new short film called Ugly Girl along with Alex Adamson. The pair also penned the script for the project, which is set for releae this fall.                                photo submitted

Lacombe filmmaker excited about brand new project

Cassandra Johnston and her team are gearing up to present Ugly Girl

CREATIVE VENTURE - Lacombe native Cassandra Johnston, who studied both acting and film production at Red Deer College, is directing a new short film called Ugly Girl along with Alex Adamson. The pair also penned the script for the project, which is set for releae this fall.                                photo submitted
HONOURED - From left, Gillian Coulton recieved the Governor General’s Academic Medal (Collegiate Bronze Level) and Brittany Lessard received the Red Deer College Foundation Outstanding Student Award during the Red Deer College convocation ceremonies held June 1st at Westerner Park.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: RDC celebrates student success at 54th convocation ceremonies

Students honoured with special awards for outstanding achievements

HONOURED - From left, Gillian Coulton recieved the Governor General’s Academic Medal (Collegiate Bronze Level) and Brittany Lessard received the Red Deer College Foundation Outstanding Student Award during the Red Deer College convocation ceremonies held June 1st at Westerner Park.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
REUNION - Central Music Festival is presenting a performance from Shaky Ground and the Charlie Jacobson Band on June 16th at the Elks Lodge. From left, Trevor Payne, Bruce Jacobson, Teresa Neuman, Charlie Jacobson, Andy Hamilton and Bob Kochan. Missing from the photo is Elly Jacobson.                                photo submitted

Central Music Festival presents Shaky Ground on June 16th

Band members are uniting in a show that also features the Charlie Jacobson Band

REUNION - Central Music Festival is presenting a performance from Shaky Ground and the Charlie Jacobson Band on June 16th at the Elks Lodge. From left, Trevor Payne, Bruce Jacobson, Teresa Neuman, Charlie Jacobson, Andy Hamilton and Bob Kochan. Missing from the photo is Elly Jacobson.                                photo submitted
LEGACY - Students at Don Campbell Elementary School in Red Deer welcomed Fred Fox for a visit on June 1st. Fred is the brother of the late Terry Fox who launched the Marathon of Hope in 1980.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Brother of Terry Fox speaks about his brother’s amazing legacy

Fred Fox visited with students at Don Campbell Elementary School on June 1st

LEGACY - Students at Don Campbell Elementary School in Red Deer welcomed Fred Fox for a visit on June 1st. Fred is the brother of the late Terry Fox who launched the Marathon of Hope in 1980.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
AUTHENTIC - Harpdog Brown, Canada’s number one harmonica player three years running, is slated to take the stage at The Krossing June 22nd with his Uptown Blues Band.                                photo submitted

Harpdog Brown and the Uptown Blue Band head to The Krossing

Few have tackled the smoky magic of the blues quite like Brown

AUTHENTIC - Harpdog Brown, Canada’s number one harmonica player three years running, is slated to take the stage at The Krossing June 22nd with his Uptown Blues Band.                                photo submitted
TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE - A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring Pete Paquette (pictured) Chris Connor sharing the stage for the very first time in Alberta, runs June 6th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted

‘A Tribute to Elvis in Concert’ runs June 6th

Show features acclaimed Elvis impersonators Pete Paquette and Chris Connor

TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE - A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring Pete Paquette (pictured) Chris Connor sharing the stage for the very first time in Alberta, runs June 6th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted
Lacombe’s Kozy Korner offers plenty for local seniors

Lacombe’s Kozy Korner offers plenty for local seniors

Much happening through Seniors Week as well

Lacombe’s Kozy Korner offers plenty for local seniors
SUPPORT - Members of the Red Deer RCMP showed their support last year for the annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes hosted by the Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society. file photo

Seventh annual ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ set for June 7th

Red Deer fundraising event to take place at The Outreach Centre

SUPPORT - Members of the Red Deer RCMP showed their support last year for the annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes hosted by the Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society. file photo
RECOGNITION - Gian Carlo Estoesta and Terry Loewen landed the honours of Young Citizen of the Year and Red Deer Citizen of the Year respectively at the 2018 Citizen of the Year Gala hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer on Wednesday evening.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year announced

Terry Loewen and Gian Carlo Estoesta landed this year’s honours

RECOGNITION - Gian Carlo Estoesta and Terry Loewen landed the honours of Young Citizen of the Year and Red Deer Citizen of the Year respectively at the 2018 Citizen of the Year Gala hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer on Wednesday evening.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express