Dear Red Deer

Want to love where you live?

Join us for a year of challenges based on the book, This is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick. The challenges will be set every month based on one chapter of the book. We will read the chapter, try the challenges and then meet in the library or post on social media to share experiences. We're hoping that by taking part in this program we will come to love Red Deer and feel like this is where we belong. 

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Dear Red Deer Challenges

Chapter 9: Be Political

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CHALLENGE 1: READ THE NINTH CHAPTER OF THIS BOOK

The book is This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick. Print copies can be borrowed from the library, as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

CHALLENGE 2: DO YOU KNOW YOUR MLA?

Research your MLA here

CHALLENGE 3: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Where do you stand with regards to the East Hill MASP Amendment: Molly Banister Drive? A Public Hearing has been scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  Public Hearings are an opportunity for the public to speak directly to Council regarding the amendments. 

CHALLENGE 4: READ THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER

Read the Red Deer Advocate at least once a week to stay up to date. 

CHALLENGE 5: STAY UP TO DATE WITH RED DEER’S CITY COUNCIL

Red Deer City Council meets every two weeks on Mondays. Regular meetings are broadcasted by live steam. Find the schedule and agenda here (agendas are posted the Friday prior to the meeting).

CHALLENGE 6: WATCH AND RESPOND 

Watch Back Kountry Boi from Matt Gould, award-winning maker and Red Deer resident, and The Red Deer Puppetry Collective. What thoughts, questions or emotions have been brought up while watching?