Education

Education Minister David Eggen visited St. Pat's Community School in March to announce modernization dollars.
Education Minister David Eggen visited St. Pat's Community School in March to announce modernization dollars. Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Red Deer Catholic in good spot despite challenging year

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm

There were highs and lows throughout the 2016/17 school year, according to the board chair for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.
 
Guy Pelletier says every year has its challenges, but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable.
 

WIC Network co-chairs Andrea Lacoursiere (left) and Pamela Taylor present to council on June 26.
WIC Network co-chairs Andrea Lacoursiere (left) and Pamela Taylor present to council on June 26. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Network presents Needs Assessment

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 26, 2017 - 8:48pm

Two years ago, a group called the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Network was founded in Red Deer.

On Monday, its co-chairs presented the 2016 Needs Assessment report to city council.

Drag Queen Sparkle Emotion performs following a Mayoral Proclamation from Tara Veer on August 14, 2016.
Drag Queen Sparkle Emotion performs following a Mayoral Proclamation from Tara Veer on August 14, 2016. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Fifth annual Central Alberta Pride Week set for August

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 26, 2017 - 5:00am

Central Alberta Pride Week will once again take place this August.

From August 13 to 20, the public is invited to celebrate diversity with members of the LGBTQ+ community, their friends and allies.

The Powwow Times Dance Troupe performed a number of dances at the celebration
The Powwow Times Dance Troupe performed a number of dances at the celebration Kirsten Dennis

Lindsay Thurber celebrates dual birthdays as diverse and persevering

By Kirsten Dennis
June 21, 2017 - 4:42pm

A ceremony held Wednesday at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School celebrated the school’s 70th birthday, Canada’s 150th birthday as well as National Aboriginal Day.

Dignitaries were led in to the ceremony by The Powwow Times Dance Troupe.

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