Downtown Businesses to Host Earthdance Again

Red Deer’s fifth annual Earthdance will be held on Saturday, September 26th. The annual celebration coincides with events world-wide that raise awareness of global issues such as peace, diversity and the environment. This year’s theme is ‘bless the children’. Read more

Downtown Plan Receives International Recognition

The Greater Downtown Action Plan received an Award of Distinction from the International Downtown Association (IDA) in the category of Planning. "This award reconfirms that we’re creating and planning for a downtown that is second to none – a downtown that stands out, creates a sense of community and brings people together in Red Deer’s downtown core. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will change the way people experience our city, " said Councillor Cindy Jefferies, chair of the Greater Downtown Action Plan committee. Read more

Rock’n Red Deer Downtown Cruise Night

Every three years a weekend of nostalgia returns to Red Deer in the form of Alberta SuperRun Association’s ROCK’n RED DEER. This four day event includes the Downtown Cruise Night hosted by the Downtown Business Association. Read more


CentreFest once again boasts a roster of the world’s hottest street performers! The four blocks where Ross and Gaetz intersect will be the site of CentreFest 2009. Read more

Breakfast Info Sessions

Learn and meet your downtown friends and neighbours! Sessions will be held at the Stanford Inn – 8am to 9:20am, doors open at 7:30am. The $7.50 (or 3 sessions for $20) cost includes continental breakfast. Read more

Vested Interest

A New Program to Help Businesses Keep Downtown Clean! The Red Deer Downtown Business Association employs a Clean Team that provides litter control and streetscape maintenance of downtown’s public areas. Downtown businesses and property owners who are looking for assistance in keeping their property tidy will have a new option this spring. Read more

Are You Making a Difference?

The April 10, 2009 deadline for nominations for the annual Yellow Pages Group Make It Real Awards is fast approaching. If you are a small business (50 or fewer employees) that has demonstrated outstanding community involvement you could win cash. Read more

2009 Board of Directors

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association held its Annual General Meeting on November 26, 2008. At that meeting, Helen Bricker, Al Gamble and Terry Krause were re-elected and Jennifer Powell and Mark Poty were newly elected as members to serve on the Board of Directors effective January 2009. At the association’s January Board of Directors Meeting, the Executive was elected. Read more

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