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ASDC Central Athlete of the month leads Lindsay Thurber to second consecutive provincial title!



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  • The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for November 2018 is Riley de Wit. Riley de Wit is a 17 year Red Deer resident and competitive Volleyball player with the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Raiders and the Central Alberta Queens Volleyball Club (CAQVC).

    Here is a brief synopsis of Riley’s recent athletic success:
    Co-captain LTCHS Raiders Senior Volleyball Team, 2018 ASAA 4A Provincial Volleyball Champions and 2018 CASAA Volleyball All-Star.
    Member of Lindsay Thurber Raiders volleyball team for 3 years – finishing 2nd in her Grade 10 season and winning back-to-back ASAA 4A Provincial Championships in Grade 11 and 12.
    Raiders ranked #1 in 4A Girls Volleyball in Alberta Schools Athletic Association all season.

    This season the Raiders have won 5 of 6 tournaments and finished 2nd in their other tournament.  Harry Ainlay is the only tournament that awarded All-Stars and Riley was named to the All-Star Team and selected at the TVT Tournament MVP.  Riley was a member of Team Alberta (17U) and captured a Bronze medal at Volleyball Canada’s inaugural Canada Cup this summer in Richmond, BC.

    Riley is also accomplished in track and field, representing Lindsay Thurber at ASAA Provincials the past two seasons, capturing a Bronze medal in the 4 x 100m relay and setting a personal best in long jump (4.97m and 6th place), and narrowly missing a place in the 100M Final in 2018.
    Riley captained her 17U Queens Volleyball team to a Division 2 National Championship this past spring – going undefeated at Provincials and Nationals in the process.

    With Riley’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her Volleyball career!
    ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

    ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month – Riley de Wit

    For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ HYPERLINK “” or 403-342-3231.

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    The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.


    Rustlers back in the win column… 5 and 0 at Penhold Multiplex



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  • Photos Courtesy Dennis Berg

    From the Red Deer Senior AA Rustlers


    The Senior Rustlers hand Morinville Kings first regulation loss of season

    The Red Deer Senior Rustlers are back in the win column following a 3-2 win over the NCHL-leading Morinville Kings on Saturday, becoming the first team to do so in regulation this season.

    Coming off a narrow 4-3 loss to the Kings on November 24, the Rustlers came out of the gate with a three-goal first period, with two goals from Connor Patchett and another from Ty Berkholtz. Berkholtz added an assist on both Patchett goals to finish the game with three points, giving him the team lead with 14 points on the season.

    Brett Bothwell

    The Kings finally solved Rustlers netminder Brett Bothwell late in the second period, and would add another with a two-man advantage in the third, but the Rustlers shut the door the rest of the way to preserve the win.

    Special teams were the difference maker for the Rustlers, who went 2-for-5 on the powerplay, and an impressive 7-for-8 on the penalty kill, including a big five-on-three kill in the opening minutes of the game.

    “This was a huge win for us, both in the standings, and mentally,” said Bothwell, who made 30 saves for his fourth win of the season. “We’ve faced some adversity over the past month, but tonight was an opportunity to bounce back and make a big statement against one of, if not the top team in the league, and we did just that.”

    The Senior Rustlers improve to 7-3 on the season, and stayed perfect at home with their fifth straight win at the Penhold Multiplex.

    The Rustlers are back home for the last time in 2018 on Saturday, December 15 for another important match-up against the Eckville Eagles, who also sit near the top of the NCHL standings. Game time is 7:30pm. The 2018 portion of the season closes out in Sylvan Lake on Friday, December 21 against the Pirates.

    For more information on the Red Deer Senior Rustlers, contact, or follow the team on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


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    Christmas Bureau Delivers A Hamper Full of Celebration to 1000 Red Deer Families



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  • If there’s one place in Red Deer that best resembles Santa’s Workshop it has to be the Christmas Bureau. Many weeks before the big day the donations start to arrive.  Christmas gifts, food, and money will all be donated… stored, sorted, displayed… and parcelled up for their trip to over one thousand homes in the area.  They say the Christmas Bureau helps at least one family on every street in town.

    As you might imagine the days before Christmas can be quite hectic as everything comes together at once.  All the gifts are dispersed through the city to be wrapped and stored under Christmas trees waiting for this special morning.  All the food and goodies are sorted and placed in over 1000 boxes.  Then with a real sense of excitement and urgency, hundreds of people file politely into the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.  For two straight days over 500 Christmas Food hampers are presented to deserving families who’ve arrived to pick them up.

    Thousands of Central Albertans support the Red Deer Christmas Bureau in a variety of manners.  Red Deer… this is the result of your generosity, your time, and your love for your neighbours.  Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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    december, 2018

    wed21nov - 21decAll DayAlberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - Deck the Hall 31 Days of Giving-31 Days of giving(All Day) Event Organized By: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    sat15dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmParkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sale10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    sat15dec12:00 pm- 6:00 pmArtisan Market Sale for Nuit Blanche Winter CarnivalArtisan Market12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    sat22dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmParkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sale10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    mon31dec - 1jandec 317:00 pmjan 1- 2:00 amBlack & White ballRed Deer\'s Party of the Year!7:00 pm - (january 1) 2:00 am

    mon31dec - 1jandec 317:00 pmjan 1- 1:00 amOne Eleven Grill New Year's Eve with Claude Godin and his Groove EnsembleCall 403.347-2111 to reserve for New Year7:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am