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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

École francophone d’Airdrie needs community support for chance to win up to $50,000

The Society of Parents for École francophone d’Airdrie (SPEF) is asking for the community’s help in getting votes to move to the next round of the Aviva Community Fund contest. The society is hoping to win up to $50,000 to help bring francophone and UNESCO (United Nations) events, speakers and learning opportunities to Airdrie. Launched in the...

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Volunteers needed for annual Santa Claus Parade

Story ImageHave you been naughty or nice this year? This year Santa Claus will be coming to town and guiding his sleigh into the streets of Airdrie on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. for the Airdrie Santa Claus Parade presented by the Airdrie City View.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Nominations open for Mayor’s Night of the Arts awards

The Oct. 31 deadline for the Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts Awards is quickly approaching with only a few weeks left to nominate Airdrie’s artists to be recognized by the first of its kind awards, which highlights the talents and efforts of local artists and members of the community.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

This years’ AIRScares offers “Nowhere to Hide”

Story ImageThe much anticipated AIRScares haunted attraction opens Oct. 17 at the old RCMP building on Edmonton Trail and this year those brave enough to go through will have “Nowhere to Hide.”

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Nose Creek Players lowering age limit for Christmas Play

Airdrie’s Nose Creek Players is offering young, aspiring actors a chance to get on stage as they hold auditions on Oct. 18 for their upcoming Christmas production, Finding Christmas, which will be performed on Dec. 7 at the Rocky View Lodge seniors’ residence in Crossfield.

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Thursday Oct 9, 2014

Local cadet earns top Canadian Army Cadet honour

Story ImageCadet Chief Warrant Officer Teegan Martin, of Airdrie, brandished the General Walsh Memorial Sword on Oct. 1 as he officially became the top army cadet in Canada.

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Thursday Oct 9, 2014

Essay contest for budding performers

Story ImageAirdrie’s Ambition Performing Arts Inc. is offering kids aged five to 18 a chance to win a full scholarship to the school. The two scholarships available are one full dance scholarship valued at $600 and one piano or voice scholarship valued at $1,000.

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Thursday Oct 9, 2014

Firefighters up for auction at Tails to Tell fundraiser

Story ImageAirdrie residents will be cheering as local firefighters provide the entertainment for the fourth annual Hot Stuff and Cool Chicks night on Oct. 18.

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Oct 09

Local girls help raise $50,000 for Operation Smile

Last month, Airdrie residents Chelan Lees, 10, and Amanda Webb, 11, sold a necklace they made themselves for $18,000 at fundraiser in Calgary, for Operation Smile.
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Oct 09

Smoke alarms the focus of Airdrie Fire Department awareness campaign

Smoke alarms save lives, according to Linda Masson, deputy fire chief of the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD). Having a working smoke alarm is part of the AFD’s public awareness campaign this month. Masson said it’s not just important to have smoke detectors in your home, it’s also important to check...
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Oct 09

Local performer forms new band

Fans of Airdrie singer/songwriter Rob Dawson should be happy to hear he’s recently joined with other local musicians to form the Rob Dawson Band.
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Oct 09

Airdrie student’s film debute at international film festival a big success

Watching herself star in the film Mutant World which debuted at the Globe Theatre as part of the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) on Sept. 27 has been a wonderful experience, said St. Martin de Porres High School student Megan Tracz.
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Oct 09

Library Links: APL offers resources for the vision impaired

World Sight Day is Oct. 9, an annual day of awareness held the second Thursday of October. The intent of the day is focusing global attention on blindness and vision impairment and universal eye health.
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Oct 09

You’re Booked program aims to get kids hooked on books

It’s a fast track into reading for kids that visit the Airdrie Public Library (APL) this month. The library is putting on its annual You’re Booked campaign. In celebration of the event Airdrie RCMP Const. Jason Curtis booked Mayor Peter Brown and long-time supporter of the APL Pat Cashion of...
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Oct 06

October means Pumpkin Fest is right around the corner

The leaves are beginning to fall and Halloween is only a few weeks away, which means it’s that time of year again, to get the giant pumpkins smashing at the 11th annual Pumpkin Fest.
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Oct 04

Airdrie Fire Department invites everyone to Fire Safety Day

To kick off National Fire Prevention Week which runs from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) is holding a Fire Safety Day on Oct. 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chinook Winds Fire Station.
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