News Archive for 2009

Christmas Downtown

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the downtown. The Biggest Christmas Tree Festival & Parade was held last week and now City Hall Park and the big tree are adorned with festive lighting. The Downtown Business Association has again provided Christmas Ambassadors. This year we have three carollers sharing their musical cheer, strolling throughout downtown and in and out of shops and businesses. Read more

Biggest Christmas Tree Festival & Parade

Join Santa Claus on November 24, 2009 in downtown Red Deer for the Biggest Tree Festival and Parade. Supported by the theme Christmas Around the World, this year’s parade will feature floats and live entertainment and will help to kick off the 2009 Festival of Trees. Read more

Provide Input into Downtown Safety and Vitality

A town hall session to address issues in the downtown core will be held following the Downtown Business Association Annual General Meeting on November 18. The town hall will be hosted by the S.A.F.E. Downtown Initiative, a new City taskforce established to respond to challenges and work towards a more vibrant and S.A.F.E. (Sustainable • Active • Friendly • Economically-viable) downtown. Read more

Attention Downtown Champions

Opportunity to Get Involved The Downtown Business Association seeks individuals who have an interest in the future of downtown and are willing to make the commitment to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a three-year term January 2010 through December 2012. Read more

Downtown Businesses to Host Earthdance Again

Red Deer’s fifth annual Earthdance will be held on Saturday, September 26th. The annual celebration coincides with events world-wide that raise awareness of global issues such as peace, diversity and the environment. This year’s theme is ‘bless the children’. Read more

Downtown Plan Receives International Recognition

The Greater Downtown Action Plan received an Award of Distinction from the International Downtown Association (IDA) in the category of Planning. "This award reconfirms that we’re creating and planning for a downtown that is second to none – a downtown that stands out, creates a sense of community and brings people together in Red Deer’s downtown core. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will change the way people experience our city, " said Councillor Cindy Jefferies, chair of the Greater Downtown Action Plan committee. Read more

Rock’n Red Deer Downtown Cruise Night

Every three years a weekend of nostalgia returns to Red Deer in the form of Alberta SuperRun Association’s ROCK’n RED DEER. This four day event includes the Downtown Cruise Night hosted by the Downtown Business Association. Read more


CentreFest once again boasts a roster of the world’s hottest street performers! The four blocks where Ross and Gaetz intersect will be the site of CentreFest 2009. Read more

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