DBA Appoints New Executive Director

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association is pleased to announce that Graham Barclay has joined the DBA as the new Executive Director. Graham has a broad range of experience in sales, marketing and building business relationships. Before joining the DBA, Graham spent four years as the Business Development Manager for Prairie Office Plus. His role encompassed sales and sales management, electronic marketing and business retention. He has many strong relationships throughout many business sectors in Red Deer and has worked extensively with the City of Red Deer and social agencies. Read more

Harris-Warke Gallery Fundraiser Approaches

Every year the Harris-Warke Gallery hosts an entertaining and edgy evening of art. The annual fundraiser event has become quite a popular evening, where patrons jostle for position, to be in line to snap up their coveted choices. Each year brings a new theme that artists interpret in eclectic, unusual and quirky ways. All the work is sold at the reception for $40.00 a piece, with all funds raised going toward the operation of the gallery. Read more

Red Deer Christmas Light Exchange

The City of Red Deer will kick off the third annual Christmas Light Exchange program on Monday, October 24, 2011 at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. This program, offered in partnership by The City of Red Deer and Kerry Wood Nature Centre, helps Red Deerians to save energy and money over the holiday season. Read more

Gallery I.S. Set to Close

One of Red Deer’s cultural hot spots will be closing at the end of the year. Gallery I.S., voted as Red Deer’s best gallery multiple times, will be closing its doors for the last time on Boxing Day. Gallery I.S. will be missed in the downtown. Good luck to owners Jeri-Lyn Ing and Erika Schulz in all future initiatives. Read more

Earthdance Red Deer Joins in Global Festival for Peace

On Saturday, September 24 at 5:00 PM, when Earthdance Red Deer takes a moment to share in the non-denominational prayer for peace, they will join with folks in Zurich, Switzerland (1:00 AM), Brisbane, Australia (9:00 AM), Santiago, Chile (7:00 PM) and dozens of other communities around the world in a simultaneous intention. 2011 marks the 14th annual Earthdance festival world wide, and Red Deer has participated since 2005. This global music and dance festival is a celebration of peace, social justice and environmental consciousness, and raises funds in each community for a local charity. Red Deer’s chosen organization this year is Art from the Streets. Read more

Red Deer Bottling Small Business Award

Red Deer Bottling has funded a bursary for Central Albertan small businesses through Red Deer College. The Red Deer Bottling Small Business Award is awarded to a Central Albertan business with 25 or fewer employees, and have not previously won the award. The $5000 can be used towards tuition in courses offered through the Donald School of Business. Courses may be taken at the RDC Main Campus, Donald School of Business or online courses. Applications are being accepted until September 30, 2011. Read more

New Downtown Attraction Officially Open

Central Alberta Theatre’s City Centre Stage, the brand new, state of the art live theatre in the old Uptown Cinema building held its grand opening on September 7th, with a crowd of dignitaries and theatre lovers enjoying an evening of entertainment in the new facility. Read more

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