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Downtown Business Association Appoints New Members

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association held its Annual Meeting on November 18, 2010. At that meeting, Bryan Balderson, Bill Graham, Brian Olstad and Lorna Watkinson-Zimmer were newly elected as members to serve on the Board of Directors effective January 2011. All will serve a three year term. Read more

CentreFest Books Canadian Comedy Superstar for Fundraiser!

CentreFest organizers have booked Canadian comedy superstar Roman Danylo for a fundraising event on March 18, 2011. Danylo is the star of Comedy Inc. on CTV and the Comedy Network, and has been seen on Just For Laughs, The HBO Comedy Festival, The Improv Comedy Games and The Improv Comedy Olympics. Danylo is a native Albertan, hailing from Calgary, where he honed his comedic talents in the world-renowned Loose Moose Theatre Company. Danylo will be partnering with Red Deer’s own Neil Grahn, star of CBC Radio’s Irrelevant Show for the evening. Read more

Changes Coming at housewarmings

One of the best parts of downtown Red Deer is the unique, locally owned shops. A Ross Street staple for over 9 years, housewarmings not only fits that category, but helped create it. You’ll be excited to know that things are shaking up at housewarmings. To prepare for a brand new look and feel, complete with as facelift and the introduction of exciting new product lines, housewarmings will be closing for the month of March. The entire months of January and February will be filled with great savings, as the store needs to be empty for the change to begin. Read more

Downtown Golden Broom Award: Jackpot Casino

We would like to recognize the importance of property owners who are dedicated to keeping our downtown fresh, vibrant and inviting by keeping their little corner of the community clean. The Downtown Red Deer clean team noted that the sidewalks surrounding Jackpot Casino have been kept absolutely free of snow and ice, even in the cold snap of a couple of weeks ago. Read more

Executive Place: Show Suite Now Open

Downtown’s brand new AAA building is now ready for tenants. Construction of Executive Place, majestically towering above the City’s Cenotaph and Veterans Plaza Park at 49th Avenue and Ross Street, is now complete. Read more

Shop Local, Shop Downtown: comforts the sole

When Lorna Watkinson-Zimmer decided to open …comforts the sole, just after Easter of 1993, it was just as much necessity as desire. Lorna had been selling her Birkenstock shoes through a home based business, selling to friends and at the Red Deer Market. Soon, Lorna found that she was simply too busy and did not have the space in her home to continue selling, so she decided to leave her teaching position, and open one of Red Deer’s most pleasant shops. Read more

CAT Announces Name of New Building: City Centre Stage

Central Alberta Theatre has announced the name given to its newest performing space in the heart of downtown. City Centre Stage was the winning name from our "Name the Venue" contest explains William Trefry, Executive Director for Central Alberta Theatre. Read more

City Renews Downtown Ambassador Program

Red vests and cowboy hats will once again be found throughout the downtown this summer, as The City of Red Deer has renewed its Downtown Ambassador program. The City will contract four commissionaires to serve as the Ambassadors Read more

Facade and Shopfront Improvement Program

The Downtown Business Association has set aside funds for a Façade & Shopfront Improvement Program for storefronts located within the business revitalization zone (BRZ). The program encourages commercial building owners and business operators to invest in façade renovations and storefront upgrades by providing grants to cover a portion of renovation costs. Read more

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