Downtown to Welcome New Business: muse

A new store will be opening in the downtown on Tuesday March 15. The new womens fashion shop muse will feature Canadian-designed labels. Names you will not find in department or chain stores. The store will be carrying brands such as Nixxi, Echo Verde, Pure Blankz, Allison Wonderland, and Birds of North America, as well as some locally produced handbags and shoes. The shop will carry trendy fashions, from work wear to evening wear. Read more

CentreFest Seeking Community Support

Friday March 18 marks the night of CentreFest’s “Roman Danylo Live” Fundraiser, a cabaret style comedy night featuring local comedians Neil Grahn and Against the Wall Theatre. The evening will feature a silent auction, with items such as Red Deer Rebels autographed memorabilia, tickets to local entertainment shows, and more! The committee is searching for Silent Auction items for the evening, as an additional form of fundraising. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Read more

Horizon Family Medicine to Open in Early April

The downtown will soon be welcoming a new medical clinic. Horizon Family Medicine will be opening in early April. The centre will be located in the Southeast corner of Real Canadian Superstore, which is currently undergoing renovations to accept the six doctor practice. Read more

Shop Local, Shop Downtown: A Associated Health and Wellness Group

Since opening his practice in 1974, Dr. Garry Didrikson has been helping people take charge of their health. At that time, Garry was one of the few chiropractors in Red Deer, and was very pleased to move back to Red Deer after having an academic career that took him to Edmonton, Toronto, and to the United States. “Red Deer is home” claims Garry, he is an active volunteer and member of the community. Read more

Downtown Business Association Survey Results Revealed

In late 2010, the Downtown Business Association presented a survey to business owners, downtown workers and everyone else interested in the downtown. The survey was developed this survey to help set future directions of downtown developments and projects. Here are some of the results of this survey. Read more

Roman Danylo Live! Performance Lineup Grows!

Red Deer native Neil Grahn will be sharing the stage with Canadian comedy star Roman Danylo, and local theatre troupe Against the Wall Theatre have been confirmed as performers in Danylo’s Improv Jam for the March 18th CentreFest fundraiser – Roman Danylo Live – at the Scott Block in Red Deer. Read more

Community Futures Small Business Information Sessions

If you are starting or expanding a business and are looking for direction, you can’t afford to miss these great training sessions designed to save you time and money. Entrepreneurs are the key to fueling economic growth. Small businesses help create economic diversity. And they play an important part in ensuring long term sustainability for Alberta’s rural communities. Read more

Women of Excellence Nominations Open

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation “Women of Excellence Awards Program” is a celebration of innovation, leadership, achievement and talent as demonstrated by women throughout Central Alberta! Nominations for the 2011 Women of Excellence Awards Program are underway. Deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm. The 4th Annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Capri Hotel. Read more

Love Is In The Air

At this time of year, love and passion seem to be everywhere you look. Here is an opportunity for you to show your love and passion for the downtown, through the Downtown Business Association’s “Why I Love Our Downtown” contest. Read more

Shop Local, Shop Downtown : La Petite Jaune Fleur

After 25 years of work as a safety specialist in the petrochemical industry, Laura Cadrin decided that she needed a change. Growing plants and flowers was always a joy of Laura’s, and she decided to make that her new career. After considering opening a greenhouse, she found her current location, and saw a perfect opportunity to open a floral design studio, La Petite Jaune Fleur. Read more

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