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25th Festival of Trees is underway!




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  • It started small.  25 years ago (1994) the first Red Deer Festival of Trees raised just less than $29,000.00 which was donated to the lab.   Central Alberta got behind the festival and the amount raised went up exponentially.  Within 10 years (2004) over a half million dollars was raised.. just three years later (2007) the festival hit the $1 Million mark for the first time.  They’ve done that 7 times in total.. raising a total of over $15,000,000.
    Year Receiving Department Proceeds Year Receiving Department Proceeds
    1994 Laboratory $ 28,509 2006 Operating Room $ 957,000
    1995 Special Care Nursery $ 41,025 2007 Point of Care Devices $ 1,100,000
    1996 Operating Room $ 63,284 2008 Maternal Child Program $ 735,000
    1997 Intensive Care Unit $ 108,358 2009 Colorectal Screening Clinic $ 600,000
    1998 Emergency Department $ 167,735 2010 Cardioplumonary Care $ 875,000
    1999 Long Term Care $ 225,178 2011 Minimally Invasive Surgery $ 1,020,000
    2000 Operating Room, Surgery, Outpatients $ 280,024 2012 Laboratory Services: Histopathology $ 1,225,000
    2001 Family Birth Centre $ 306,777 2013 Diagnostic Imaging, Urology, and OR $ 1,280,000
    2002 Outpatients Department $ 385,924 2014 Obstetrical Operating Room $ 1,075,000
    2003 Intensive Care Unit $ 401,338 2015 Medical Specialty Clinic (phase one) $ 1,060,000
    2004 Adult Mental Health $ 503,361 2016 Medical Specialty Clinic (phase two) $ 950,000
    2005 Regional Rehabilitation Unit $ 492,000 2017 Laboratory Automation $ 1,200,000
    24 Year Total $ 15,080,513
    Funds raised at the 25th annual Festival of Trees this weekend will be used to purchase Pyxis Medstations for use in Emergency, the Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, Recovery Room, Unit 22 (Cardiology), & other critical care areas at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

    Click here to visit the Red Deer Festival of Trees website


    From signature events like Preview Dinner and Mistletoe Magic to our Volunteer & Senior Appreciations, Festival of Trees produces a calendar of events by and for our community.  There is something for everyone with so much from which to choose!

    The Festival of Trees is able to offer a wide variety of special events for our guests to come and socialize, have fun, and support healthcare for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.  These ticketed events are available to our sponsors through our sponsor benefits packages, and to the general public starting September 17, 2018.

    Event tickets on sale now!

    Preview Dinner – Wednesday, November 21, 2018    6pm – 11pm | Doors open at 5:30pm  GO!

    Appreciation Afternoon – Thursday, November 22, 2018    Seniors 60+: 12:30pm-3:00pm   Festival Volunteers:  4pm – 6pm  GO!


    Festival Business Lunch – Thursday November 22, 2018     11:30am – 1:30pm  GO!


    Taste of Red Deer – Thursday, November 22, 2018     6pm – 9pm GO!


    Festival of Wines – Friday, November 23, 2018    8pm – 11pm  GO!   Sold Out


    Festival Fashion Brunch – Saturday, November 24, 2018  10:30am – 1:30pm  GO!


    Mistletoe Magic, Saturday, November 24, 2018  6pm – 11pm GO!


    Breakfast with Santa – Sunday, November 25, 2018   9am – 12pm  GO!



    Westerner Park parking fee is $6.00/vehicle

    Public Hours:

    Thursday 6pm-9pm

    Friday/Saturday 10am-9pm

    Sunday 10am-4pm

    2018 Event Tickets are on sale now at

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    Debut Performance with RDSO




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  • The support of donors and sponsors ensures the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra can create and inspire the next generation of musicians. In particular, we provide professional level performance opportunities for emerging artists, such as Harbour Lehocky, to facilitate their development as musicians.’

    Harbour will be making her debut performance with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra at the June 8th ‘Season Finale’ concert in recognition of being a 2018 winner of the Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts.

    Harbour started violin at the age of six, almost 9 years ago, and continues to ask her parents why they didn’t get her started with lessons earlier! She is the concertmaster for the Rosedale Valley Strings Orchestra, conducted by Naomi Delafield, and a member of the Burman University Symphony Orchestra with whom she toured Western Canada in 2018 and California earlier this year. Harbour attended the Orford Musique Academy in Quebec in the summer of 2018, funded by the Lacombe Endowment Grant and will attend several international camps and competitions as well as perform a solo piece with a youth orchestra in Austria this summer.

    This busy young musician is also a provincial medals recipient in swimming, holds two provincial records in breaststroke, and is a 2016 Alberta Summer Games bronze medal recipient in triathlon.

    Join the audience (tickets remain available) and help the RDSO welcome Harbour Lehocky to the stage!

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    Farmers (Public) Market Moves Back to Arena site… Opening Weekend!




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  • From the City of Red Deer

    Red Deer Public Market opens Saturday, May 18 at Servus Arena

    Red Deer Public Market opens this Saturday, May 18 at Servus Arena (D 4725 43 Street).The market was relocated to Red Deer Memorial Centre for three years due to construction at Servus Arena, and is returning to its original location for 2019. The market will operate weekly on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 12.For more information, visit or contact Dennis Moffatt, Public Market owner, at 403-346-6443 or 403-350-5670 or

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