Mark Weber

ROCK ON - Canada’s own Lee Aaron performs July 19th in the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days.                                Andreja Irving photo

Canadian legend Lee Aaron to play Westerner Days

Lee’s show will feature her latest project Diamond Baby Blues

ROCK ON - Canada’s own Lee Aaron performs July 19th in the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days.                                Andreja Irving photo
WATCH: Stettler woman lands the big prize in Red Deer Hospital Dream Home Lottery

WATCH: Stettler woman lands the big prize in Red Deer Hospital Dream Home Lottery

Proceeds will go to the purchase of 39 new beds for the Red Deer Hospital

WATCH: Stettler woman lands the big prize in Red Deer Hospital Dream Home Lottery
BUILDING AWARENESS - Rick and Cindy More, who spearheaded the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation following the loss of their daughter in 2015, are thankful for the continued and growing support for the organization. Next up in terms of fundraisers is a drive-in movie event planned for August.                                photo submitted

Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation planning a drive-in movie fundraiser

Foundation continues to fight misconceptions around depression and mental health

BUILDING AWARENESS - Rick and Cindy More, who spearheaded the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation following the loss of their daughter in 2015, are thankful for the continued and growing support for the organization. Next up in terms of fundraisers is a drive-in movie event planned for August.                                photo submitted
UNISON - Members of the local choir Ihana run through a tune during a rehearsal. Ihana is one of several choirs run through Choirs Red Deer.                                Don Beauchesne photo

Exciting singing opportunities await with Choirs Red Deer

A new opportunity for those who love to sing will soon be available in Red Deer

UNISON - Members of the local choir Ihana run through a tune during a rehearsal. Ihana is one of several choirs run through Choirs Red Deer.                                Don Beauchesne photo
PARTY ON - On the heels of a hit new single Worth a Shot, country star Aaron Pritchett is gearing up to hit the Westerner Days stage next month on July 18th.                                photo submitted

Country star Aaron Pritchett set to hit Westerner Days

Pritchett performs July 18th on the Centrium mainstage

PARTY ON - On the heels of a hit new single Worth a Shot, country star Aaron Pritchett is gearing up to hit the Westerner Days stage next month on July 18th.                                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
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
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
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
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
City approves amendments for licensing of mobile consumption sites

City approves amendments for licensing of mobile consumption sites

Council asked for a status report six months after the first license is issued

City approves amendments for licensing of mobile consumption sites
ON THE ROAD - Comic Derek Edwards hits the Memorial Centre’s mainstage May 25th as part of his ‘Alls I’m Saying’ tour.                                photo submitted
ON THE ROAD - Comic Derek Edwards hits the Memorial Centre’s mainstage May 25th as part of his ‘Alls I’m Saying’ tour.                                photo submitted
CAREER EXPO - Thousands of Central Alberta youth gathered at Red Deer College April 26th for the annual CAREERexpo to explore career opportunities. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Student-focused CAREERexpo returns to Red Deer

Annual event offers students opportunity to explore career possibilities

CAREER EXPO - Thousands of Central Alberta youth gathered at Red Deer College April 26th for the annual CAREERexpo to explore career opportunities. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
PERSEVERANCE - Moose Jaw-based band Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th.                                photo submitted

Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th

Moose Jaw band is on a 39-day national tour from Quebec City to Vancouver

PERSEVERANCE - Moose Jaw-based band Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th.                                photo submitted
TALENTED GUY - Comedian and TV personality Gerry Dee is hitting the road for a cross-country tour, including a Red Deer stop April 25th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted

Comedian Gerry Dee includes Red Deer on national tour

Acclaimed comic/actor performs at the Memorial Centre April 25th

TALENTED GUY - Comedian and TV personality Gerry Dee is hitting the road for a cross-country tour, including a Red Deer stop April 25th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted
COMMUNITY - Laurie Boschman, retired NHL player who now works with Hockey Ministries International, poses with Mayor Jim Wood of Red Deer County and City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer at this year’s Central Alberta Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Retired NHL player Laurie Boschman shares at annual mayor’s prayer breakfast

Boschman shared words of encouragement following last Friday’s Humboldt tragedy

COMMUNITY - Laurie Boschman, retired NHL player who now works with Hockey Ministries International, poses with Mayor Jim Wood of Red Deer County and City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer at this year’s Central Alberta Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th

Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th

Red Deer included on the ‘Passively Aggressive’ international tour this spring

Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th
MOVING FORWARD - A planning meeting for the Society for Fair and Transparent Health Funding to Central Alberta was held Tuesday evening at the Baymont Inn & Suites.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Initial meeting held for society focused on better medical services for Central Alberta

Society for Fair and Transparent Health Funding to Central Alberta looking for support

MOVING FORWARD - A planning meeting for the Society for Fair and Transparent Health Funding to Central Alberta was held Tuesday evening at the Baymont Inn & Suites.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Red Deer doctors form society to advocate for fair healthcare funding

Red Deer doctors form society to advocate for fair healthcare funding

Red Deer Regional Hospital serves 450,000 to 500,000 Central Albertans

Red Deer doctors form society to advocate for fair healthcare funding
CLASS ACT - Board members and CAFF volunteers pose following the award ceremonies Sunday evening at the Scott Block. From left are Don Tjart, Rachel Stillings, Patricia Arango, Ranjit Mullakady, Tanya Mullakady and Julz LaBrash.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Central Alberta Film Festival wraps up on a high note

Momentum continues to build for event, which significantly expanded this year

CLASS ACT - Board members and CAFF volunteers pose following the award ceremonies Sunday evening at the Scott Block. From left are Don Tjart, Rachel Stillings, Patricia Arango, Ranjit Mullakady, Tanya Mullakady and Julz LaBrash.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express