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

Alberta Downtowns Conference Summary

The Alberta Downtowns – placemaking & promotion conference hosted in Red Deer last week was a smashing success, with valuable insights from guest speakers Lorna Wallace, Cindy Davies, Stephen Carter, Shirley Lowe, Ken Zahara, Bob Miller, Craig Curtis, Ron Cust and keynote speaker Roger Brooks. The speakers made presentations to over 100 delegates representing communities from all corners of Alberta, including a number of local business owners, City of Red Deer staff members and City Councillors. Read more

Cool Beans…Red Deer’s Newest Coffee Shop

Coffee…on a bus? Cool Beans! Sitting at 4619 49th Avenue is Red Deer’s newest coffee shop. But its not a Starbucks or Tim Horton’s, its Cool Beans, Kevin Traptow’s 1964 double decker bus, refurbished and set up to sell coffee, Italian soda, panini sandwiches, smoothies and fresh baked goods. Read more

Vote for Alberta Arts Days!

The Red Deer Arts Council needs your help! They are competing for a $25 000 grant to go towards Alberta Arts Days. The Keg is hosting a contest, in which the winner will receive $25 000 to go to their project. The Red Deer Arts Council is a finalist for the award, and are now searching for support to vote online for the “3 Days of Alberta Arts Days” project. Everyone can vote daily, on The Keg Thanks A Million website. Read more

Best of Red Deer!

The federal election is over, but that doesn’t mean that the voting has been completed. Support your downtown neighbours by voting for them in the Red Deer Express "Best of Red Deer" Awards. The Red Deer Express awards the businesses, voted on by the people of Central Alberta, with an award certificate to display in their business. Read more

Gaetz Avenue Revitalization Update 2

The City is getting ready to start construction on one of the most exciting projects in the downtown – Gaetz Avenue Revitalization. The investment in streetscaping, walkability and aesthetics along Gaetz is going to create a new identity for this area of downtown and The City is committed to working with you during construction to make this project a success. Read more

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