It’s a North Pole Stroll!

The North Pole Stroll is located downtown Red Deer, where the magic comes to life at Christmas time. Starting with the kick off of “lighting the largest tree” at the Festival Lights the Night to Winter Market, Late Night Shopping, Free photos with Santa Clause (bring your own camera), to roasting s’mores and singing Christmas carols. It’s all happening downtown Red Deer from November 22 to December 23. Your place to live, work, dine and play. Read more

2014 Seal of Approval – Event Support

Think you want to organize an event in Downtown Red Deer? We’d love to help support you and have many ways that we can do this! The Seal of Approval program was developed to assist event organizers in the downtown with gift in kind and finnancial support from the Red Deer Downtown Business Association. Read more

Ghost Statues Helping Keep History Alive

There’s always someone waiting to greet visitors to Red Deer’s downtown. Cast in bronze, the city’s collection of 10 Ghost statues mingle with citizens on sidewalks and parks to tell their Red Deer story. Read more

The Art of Friendship

Red Deer area residents can learn more about what it takes to make new friends. Art of Friendship is an eight-week course designed to help people make and keep friends. Alberta Health Services, Life Long Learning Council of Red Deer and Red Deer and District Family and Community Support Services are putting on the course to help people who may have lost friends because of difficult experiences or disabilities. Read more

Downtown Red Deer Elects Three New Board Members

The Downtown Business Association is pleased to welcome three newly elected Board Members who were elected by ballot at the end of November. These three people were selected out of a pool of six candidates which members of the BRZ voted on. Newly elected are – Lucas Ford, owner/president of Classic Tattoo Co. Ltd. located on Little Gaetz Avenue. Rolland Forsland, part owner of DOSE Coffee, and Sheena Johnson, part owner of the Bra Lounge located on Alexander Way. They will join Board members; Bill Graham, Bryan Balderson, Lorna Watkinson Zimmer, Brian Olstad, Tom Lewis, Marilyn Mah, Brett Salomons and council representative Cindy Jefferies. Read more

Making a Connection

Considering her life’s journey has taken Galia Kwetny from the former Soviet Union to Israel to Alberta, it’s no surprise that geography is the theme of her art exhibit, Connecting Places. “When you move from country to country, or continent to continent, there’s a trail you leave behind,” said Kwetny, whose abstract topographic paintings are showing at the Harris-Warke Gallery in Sunworks in downtown Red Deer. Read more

City to Begin Snow Removal Sunday

City of Red Deer crews will plow downtown streets starting on Sunday, and then hit collectors, transit routes and residential streets next to schools starting on Wednesday. Snow removal for Priority 3 (downtown) will kick off on Sunday at 8 p.m. and will run overnight. At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, city crews will begin removing snow from Priority 4 (collector roads, etc.) roads. One work crew will start in the Kentwood area and work south, while another crew will start in the Vanier Woods subdivision and work north. Read more

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