Michelle Falk

LOOK DAD - Sadie Mangan, four-years-old, feeds the goats with her family in Cosmo’s Petting Zoo. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

Watch: Westerner Days in full swing

The heat and the thunderstorms didn’t stop anybody

LOOK DAD - Sadie Mangan, four-years-old, feeds the goats with her family in Cosmo’s Petting Zoo. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
A view of the Midway food and shopping at Westerner Days.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

The Expo Wheel ride a no-go at Westerner Days

Red Deerians take in Westerner Days all week long

A view of the Midway food and shopping at Westerner Days.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
COOLING OFF - Six-year-old Madisyn Woolward and her friend Lilly Strauss enjoy some refreshing drinks from the Slush Zone in the Grub Hub at Westerner Days.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer’s Westerner Days kicks off to a smoking hot start

Thousands take in the food, entertainment, rides and more at Westerner Park

COOLING OFF - Six-year-old Madisyn Woolward and her friend Lilly Strauss enjoy some refreshing drinks from the Slush Zone in the Grub Hub at Westerner Days.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
WATCH: Jr. and Sr. high students perform at 41 st annual Provincial Festival of Bands

WATCH: Jr. and Sr. high students perform at 41 st annual Provincial Festival of Bands

Young musicians from across Western Canada performed at the 41st annual Provincial Festival of Bands

WATCH: Jr. and Sr. high students perform at 41 st annual Provincial Festival of Bands
FEATURE QUILT MAKER - Jasmine Travers-Charbonneau stands in front of her quilt ‘Brassica’ that she designed and pieced using hand-stitched appliqué, quilted by Kathleen Riggins.                                Photo supplied

Central Alberta Quilters prepare for 27th annual show

Quilt making talents for around the region on display next weekend

FEATURE QUILT MAKER - Jasmine Travers-Charbonneau stands in front of her quilt ‘Brassica’ that she designed and pieced using hand-stitched appliqué, quilted by Kathleen Riggins.                                Photo supplied
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Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum holds ‘Spring Pie Sale’

Funds raised are for the betterment of the farm, volunteers say

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Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach

Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach

Alberta beef industry is one of the most sustainable industries in the province

Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach
Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach

Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach

Alberta beef industry is one of the most sustainable industries in the province

Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop introduces new approach
AWARD WINNERS - Soroptimist International Central Alberta Award recipients. From left, Brynne Takhar, winner of the Violet Richardson Award, Lizzy Walker, winner of the Ruby Award, Lindsey Riley, first place winner of the Live your Dream Award and Frederique Ouellet, second place winner of the Live your Dream Award.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

Red Deer awards luncheon celebrates International Women’s Day

Soroptimist International of Central Alberta hosted annual luncheon

AWARD WINNERS - Soroptimist International Central Alberta Award recipients. From left, Brynne Takhar, winner of the Violet Richardson Award, Lizzy Walker, winner of the Ruby Award, Lindsey Riley, first place winner of the Live your Dream Award and Frederique Ouellet, second place winner of the Live your Dream Award.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
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River Bend hosts Biathlon North American Cup in Red Deer

Event will see some Paralympians in attendance

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CUPCAKES FOR SALE - Jayda Monilaws, nine-years-old, sells cupcakes out of her mom’s salon in support of the Central Alberta Humane Society. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

Nine-year-old raises thousands to help Red Deer animals

Jayda’s annual fundraiser to make sizeable donation to the Central Alberta Humane Society

CUPCAKES FOR SALE - Jayda Monilaws, nine-years-old, sells cupcakes out of her mom’s salon in support of the Central Alberta Humane Society. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
LIFT OFF - Robin Pawlak is launching his first book Space Cadets for readers at Gateway Christian School on Feb 28th. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

Retired Red Deer teacher launches first book for kids

Space Cadets takes kids on an imaginative journey into space

LIFT OFF - Robin Pawlak is launching his first book Space Cadets for readers at Gateway Christian School on Feb 28th. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
STRONG STATEMENT - Local artist and instructor at Red Deer College Robin Lambert stands with his sculpture ‘These Dreams You Have, Storys You Tell, Partys You Throw, Part II’ (deliberately misspelled to convey an intoxicated narrator) made of porcelain are on display in his exhibit ‘Because it never occurs to us we can’t’ at Red Deer Museum + Gallery until March 18th.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express

Central Alberta artist explores the cycles of Alberta through sculpture

Robin Lambert’s commentary on the province’s fragility is on at the MAG until March 18th

STRONG STATEMENT - Local artist and instructor at Red Deer College Robin Lambert stands with his sculpture ‘These Dreams You Have, Storys You Tell, Partys You Throw, Part II’ (deliberately misspelled to convey an intoxicated narrator) made of porcelain are on display in his exhibit ‘Because it never occurs to us we can’t’ at Red Deer Museum + Gallery until March 18th.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express
Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year

Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year

CAFF doubles the number of films and expands to two locations in Red Deer

Central Alberta Film Festival returns for second year
TELLING HER STORY - Heather Moyes, client ambassador with United Way of Central Alberta shares her first hand experience as a benefactor of the chairity and expresses gratitude to donors.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

United Way of Central Alberta raises over $2 million for annual campaign

Red Deer celebration focused on putting a face on those who directly benefit

TELLING HER STORY - Heather Moyes, client ambassador with United Way of Central Alberta shares her first hand experience as a benefactor of the chairity and expresses gratitude to donors.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
MEMORANDUM SIGNED - Mark Jones, CEO of Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Morris Flewwelling RDC board chair, Joel Ward, RDC president and Terry Loewen, CACAC Board Co-chair. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

Red Deer College and Child Advocacy Centre announce partnership

RDC to be the future home of Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

MEMORANDUM SIGNED - Mark Jones, CEO of Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Morris Flewwelling RDC board chair, Joel Ward, RDC president and Terry Loewen, CACAC Board Co-chair. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
MEMORANDUM SIGNED - Mark Jones, CEO of Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Morris Flewwelling RDC board chair, Joel Ward, RDC president and Terry Loewen, CACAC Board Co-chair. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

Red Deer College and Child Advocacy Centre announce partnership

RDC to be the future home of Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

MEMORANDUM SIGNED - Mark Jones, CEO of Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Morris Flewwelling RDC board chair, Joel Ward, RDC president and Terry Loewen, CACAC Board Co-chair. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express
AUTHENTIC - Ayla Brook & The Sound Men are looking forward to performing at Rogers Hometown Hockey on the main stage Sunday.Chris Sturwold/Skip Is Chris Photo

Edmonton-based Ayla Brook and The Sound Men to perform during Hometown Hockey

(I Don’t Want to Hear Your) Break Up Songs was released independently in 2016

AUTHENTIC - Ayla Brook & The Sound Men are looking forward to performing at Rogers Hometown Hockey on the main stage Sunday.Chris Sturwold/Skip Is Chris Photo
UCP MLAs discuss Red Deer Hospital funding exclusion

UCP MLAs discuss Red Deer Hospital funding exclusion

UCP MLAs criticize NDP for not prioritizing the hospital

UCP MLAs discuss Red Deer Hospital funding exclusion
LIKE MY GRANDMA - Karen Cazemier, owner of Community Care Cottages, speaks with resident Laura Pederson at the Community Care Cottages in Lacombe.Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express

Expanded medical benefits needed for seniors

Seniors housing hasn’t been formally reviewed in Alberta for 33 years

LIKE MY GRANDMA - Karen Cazemier, owner of Community Care Cottages, speaks with resident Laura Pederson at the Community Care Cottages in Lacombe.Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express