Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earth Hour 2012

Don't forget, everyone: Earth Hour is coming up on Saturday March 31 from 8:30 - 9:30 pm. Turn off as many of your electrical devices as you can for an hour, and let's see how much we can reduce our consumption.

For more information and suggestions on what to do with your electricity-free hour, check out the City of Red Deer's page here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kerry Wood Nature Centre Welcomes Traditional Storytellers

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre is thrilled to be welcoming Karen Gummo, Mandy Griffiths and Arelene Bastien for World Storytelling Day, to be celebrated at the Nature Centre on March 24. This event will showcase storytellers and their craft in a setting that many Red Deerians have come to cherish, the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary.

On March 24 from 1:00 – 4:00, people are welcomed to join us as we are immersed in stories from local First Nations people and from Scandinavian countries. “The theme for this year’s World Storytelling Day is Trees and the Nature Centre and Sanctuary are the perfect setting for these artists to share their stories and their cultures.”, says Todd Nivens, Programs Coordinator for the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society. Crafts and displays round out the family-friendly event.

World Storytelling Day is being co-hosted by the Nature Centre, the Vasa Lodge and the Red Deer Native Friendship Society. Admission to the event is $3 per person or $10 per family.

For more information, please phone Todd Nivens at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 403-346-2010 x106.