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A Winning Weekend For RDC Athletics


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It was a successful weekend for many RDC teams. Both Red Deer College Basketball teams won their games in Saskatchewan. The RDC Volleyball squads picked up a pair of victories over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the Queens Hockey team won both games against the Olds College Broncos. The RDC Kings Hockey team dropped a pair of games to the MacEwan University Griffins.

Here is a summary of what happened in RDC Athletics this past week.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 3 | RDC

The RDC Queens defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in straight sets (25-22, 25-13 and 25-8). Miranda Dawe was named the Queens player-of-the-game. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student finished with 13 kills, 2 service aces, 9 digs and 1 stuff block.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 3 | RDC

The Red Deer College Kings won in 4 sets over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (25-23, 25- 15, 20-25 and 25-20). Matthew Lofgren was chosen as the Kings player-of-the-game. The Kamloops native finished with 11 kills, 1 assist, 1 service ace, 7 digs and 1 stuff block.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 3 | Penhold Multiplex

The MacEwan University Griffins downed the RDC Kings 6-3. Mike Statchuk, Riley Simpson and Scott Ferguson scored for the Kings.

Queens Basketball | Friday, Feb. 3 | Briercrest College

In Saskatchewan, the RDC Queens defeated the Briercrest College Clippers 68-57. Emily White led the Queens with 24 points.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 3 | Briercrest College

On the road, the Kings defeated the Clippers 81-73. Ian Tevis led the Kings with 26 points.


Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | RDC

In an afternoon contest, the RDC Queens defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in 4 sets (25-14, 25-17, 19-25 and 25-20). Ashley Fehr accumulated 38 assists, 3 service aces, 3 kills and 5 digs for the Queens. With their 12th win in a row, the RDC Queens (17-3) have 34 points in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division, sit in 2nd place and trail the Briercrest College Clippers (19-1) by 4 points.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | RDC

In an afternoon rematch, the Kings defeated the Kodiaks in straight sets (25-15, 25-12 and 25-23). For RDC, Luke Brisbane finished with 29 assists, 1 service ace, 1 kill and 5 digs. “We did several things this week that show we are moving in the right direction which is good,” said Kings Head Coach Aaron Schulha. “Passing was a strength for us this week against a pretty good serving team which is a good sign moving forward.” With the victory, the Red Deer College Kings Volleyball team (16-4) improve to 32 points and trail the 1st place Medicine Hat College Rattlers by 2 points in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division. The RDC Kings will host the 2016-2017 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship Feb. 22-25.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | Briercrest College

The Queens defeated the Clippers 82-52. Kiana Mintz and Maya Parker had 14 points each for RDC. With the win, the Queens (7-10) improve to 14 points in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division and trail 4th place Medicine Hat College by 2 points.

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 4 | Briercrest College

In a strong performance, the RDC Kings defeated the Briercrest College Clippers 107-69. Ian Tevis contributed 36 points, 6 steals, 4 assists and 10 rebounds for RDC. Shayne Stumpf finished with 17 points, 5 assists and 9 rebounds for the Kings. In the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division, Lethbridge College (12-3), SAIT and Medicine Hat College are tied for top spot with 24 points. The RDC Kings (11-6) are only 2 points behind.

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 4 | ENMAX Centrium

In the 2nd half of the home-and-home series, the Queens blanked the Broncos 4-0. Ashley Graf, Breanna Martin, Cassidy Anderson and Emily Swier scored for the Queens. Jen West turned aside all 14 shots and picked up the shutout victory. With the win, the Queens move to 31 points in the standings and remain in 1st place. The MacEwan University Griffins trail the RDC Queens by 3 points. Ashley Graf continues to lead the league with 21 points. Jade Petrie and Emily Swier are tied for 2nd spot with 17 points each.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 4 | MacEwan University

In Edmonton, the Griffins defeated the Kings 5-1. Special teams were a difference in the game. MacEwan University connected on 2-of-5 power plays while RDC went 0-for-5 with the extra skater. Tyler Berkholtz scored for the Kings and has 20 points in 21 games. The RDC Kings sit in 5th spot in ACAC Men’s Hockey with 19 points and the top 6 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith

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Submitted by Tourism Red Deer

Come celebrate with us and congratulate Red Deer’s own Rebecca Smith.

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Tourism Red Deer invite you to meet Red Deer’s Summer Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith!

Rebecca was a part of Team Canada’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay swim team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.  She’ll be here to meet, greet, and show off her hardware.

Where: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 102-4200 Highway 2, Red Deer

When:  Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details

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Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction

Due to construction, access to the G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be limited this summer, with a full closure planned for August.

As announced yesterday, City recreation centres are opening fully to the public as of July 1. With construction underway at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre, only limited services and areas will be available.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Starting July 2, fitness and gym areas will open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily. In July, summer day camps that normally operate from the Dawe will operate from other facilities.
  • The pool will remain closed until September.
  • To accommodate interior heating and ventilation construction, the facility will fully close from July 26 to August 31. Some registered preschool and summer camp programming may proceed, but no rental or general admission options will be available.
  • On September 1, we anticipate the pool will be open, but some other amenities, like the gym, may not be available. More information will be provided as construction progresses.
  • Playing surfaces in the arena will not be available until construction is complete, which is expected to be early 2023.

We are currently offering a discounted monthly Value Pass for $27 for adults ($24.50 for seniors; $21.90 for students; $19.30 for youth; $14.20 for children, and $60.50 for a family. It provides unlimited access to all facilities. As of August the Value Pass will only provide access to the Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre; however, access to the Dawe will be included in the Value pass until the pool, gym and fitness areas are open.

About the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project

Work is underway now on the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project and some exciting changes are in store. We expect to welcome visitors to the transformed space in early 2023. Here’s just some of what you can expect:

  • Two NHL standard playing surfaces
  • Expanded fitness areas, including a running track
  • Outdoor spray park with washroom facilities
  • Improved accessibility
  • Additional north entrance + site access from 67 Street
  • Additional parking

During construction, there will be some changes and impacts to existing amenities and programs, and we’ll do you best to share this information in advance. Thanks for your patience as we complete this work.

For more information about the project, please visit

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