Red Deer to Host Alberta Downtowns Conference

Every community has a main street. Downtowns, no matter the size, have many things in common. Speakers and sessions at the upcoming Alberta Downtowns Placemaking and Promotion will be relevant to all communities and districts. The conference will touch on branding, tourism, downtown development and marketing, and more, and is designed to speak to everyone charged with marketing a destination, city and county administrators and elected officials, tourism and economic development practitioners, local businesses and retail and lodging associations and anyone with a vested interest in the downtowns. Sessions include topics such as destination development, destination marketing, recruiting investment, social media and marketing and more! Read more

Women of Excellence Nomination Deadline Approaches

Do you know any remarkable women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the Central Alberta community? If you do, then nominate them for a 2011 Women of Excellence Award. Deadline for nomination packages is Thursday March 31 at 4 pm, and the awards will be given out at the 4th Annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala on Monday, June 13 at the Capri Hotel. Read more

Andrea Wiseman Photography Comes Downtown

We would like to welcome Andrea Wiseman Photography to the downtown! Located at 4926 Ross Street, above La Petite Jaune Fleur. Andrea is a lifestyle photographer, specializing in people in love, such as weddings. Read more

Red Deer Heritage Awards

The Red Deer Heritage Recognition Awards are intended to recognize outstanding efforts in heritage preservation within the city of Red Deer and Red Deer County. Read more

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

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