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Downtown Businesses Recognized

The Red Deer Express has released its annual “Best Of” awards, and the downtown has come out as a huge winner! The Downtown Business Association would like to give a big congratulations to the very deserving downtown winners! Read more

Service Awards Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for two different forms of service awards for the Central Alberta community. Downtown Red Deer is home to a number of locally owned and operated businesses that thrive in the areas of customer service. Support your local downtown businesses by nominating them for one of these prestigious awards! Read more

CentreFest Seeking Volunteers!!

For 363 days of the year, Ross Street and Gaetz Avenue function as roadways for vehicle traffic and parking. For two days, the four blocks where they converge are home to Central Alberta’s largest accessible, affordable, all-ages festival celebrating arts and culture. Transforming that blank asphalt canvas into CentreFest would not be possible without the support of volunteers. We cannot thank our volunteers enough. Presenting CentreFest is a big job. We have a variety of needs, so it doesn’t matter what skills you have – we have a place for you! Read more

Volunteer Board Members Needed

Central Alberta Theatre Society ( C.A.T.S.) is currently in need of volunteer board members to serve one and or two year terms. Previous board experience on Not for Profit service agencies would be considered an asset. A strong sense for business, problem solving and team building would be key attributes. The positions available are Vice President (2-yr term), VP Facilities, VP Training, Business Manager, and VP Promotions. The current President is continuing and so is our Secretary. There will be good continuity, support, and a reasonable learning curve for new board members. We have an experienced Executive Director who, with a small staff, manages our three facilities; those being the Memorial centre, C.A.T. studios and our newest location downtown, City Centre Stage. Read more

DBA Summer Student Honored!

Born and raised in Red Deer, Stephanie Fung was an honour student throughout elementary and high school as well as a sports and music enthusiast. Last summer, Stephanie worked for the Downtown Business Association (DBA) as a Promotions Assistant. She is currently a student at UBC studying Marketing and International Business. Read more

Downtown Appoints New Executive Director

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association is pleased to announce that Evelyn Storm has joined the DBA as the new Executive Director. Evelyn has a broad range of experience in leadership and strategic planning. Before joining the DBA, Evelyn spent four years as the Executive Director of Central Alberta Career Prep, a career development organization for young people. Her work in Red Deer has also included training and consulting in the public and private sectors and instructing in the Business and Commerce Program at Red Deer College. Read more

City Announces Canada Post Strike Contingency Plan

Following the announcement that Canada Post has locked out the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) as of June 15, 2011, The City of Red Deer has developed a plan to help direct businesses and residents on how to make payments for utility bills and property taxes. During the duration of the lockout. The City of Red Deer encourages residents to use any of these alternate payment options. Read more

Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Nominations Open

The Red Deer Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year" award nominations are once again open! With all of the strong local businesses located in the downtown, why not take a few minutes to nominate your favorite downtown business. Nominations can be made by clicking here. Read more

Help Name This District

The downtown district currently known as the Railyards is searching for a new name, and you could help name it by participating in the “Name this District” contest. “We are working on an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for the Railyards, which envisions the district as a vibrant mixed-use area with an emphasis on high-density urban living, and we need a name,” said Angus Schaffenburg, Planning Manager. Read more

“Lunch and Learn” for Environment Week

It is Environment Week in the City of Red Deer, and a variety of events are planned for the upcoming week. The City of Red Deer is hosting a series of "Lunch and Learn" seminars for Environment Week. There are a total of 7 seminars, all beginning at 12:10 and running until 12:50. Read more

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