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Elkwater Chapter of Ducks Unlimited holding annual fundraising dinner May 7

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Resources. Agriculture. Tourism. Development. Alberta is a leader on many fronts. As a leader, we must take care of our valuable environmental assets.


Protecting, conserving and restoring our wetlands will create a better quality of life for all Albertans.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has led the charge for wetland conservation for 77 years.
DUC’s current initiative — Rescue Our Wetlands — spans across Canada and encompasses co-operative efforts with DU in the United States and Mexico. Also significant to know, is this effort will continue to focus locally.
More than $240 million has been assigned to the Prairie Pothole Region, which includes southeastern Alberta.
Several new projects are in the works as well as continued management of the recent Bull Trail and Bullshead projects.
Most importantly, Rescue Our Wetlands depends on the public. Without vital contributions from nearby communities, little of the exceptional work DUC accomplishes is possible.
More donations will be needed to help fund this crucial program through its completion in 2018.
One of the best and most enjoyable ways you can help DUC is to attend a local fundraising dinner.
The Elkwater Chapter will hold its annual dinner on Saturday, May 7 at the beautiful Elkwater Community Hall.
Elkwater’s dinner is unique because attendees come from many different areas across southern Alberta.
Tickets are $45/person. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. and dinner follows at 7 p.m.
A variety of activities, including exciting silent and live auctions, will take place.
The lively raffle “The Outdoorsman Great Gun Giveaway” sponsored by Medicine Hat’s resident family-run sporting goods store will occur again this year.
Plus, there will be many other entertaining new happenings not to be missed.
Join your neighbours and friends for a great fun-filled evening doing something memorable for conservation.
To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, contact Marci Sweet, Chapter chairperson, at 403-502-9463 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
For more information about DUC conservation efforts in the area, contact, Conservation Programs Specialist Reza Tareghian, with the DUC Office in Duchess at 403- 363-8033.

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