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Basketball And Volleyball Sweeps For Kings And Queens


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It was a successful and exciting weekend for the Red Deer College teams. Both RDC Volleyball squads defeated the Briercrest College Clippers in a pair of home matches. The Queens and Kings Basketball teams defeated the Ambrose University Lions in a homeand-home series and the RDC Kings Hockey club picked up 3-of-4 points against the University of Alberta (Augustana) Vikings.

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

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 17 | RDC

The Red Deer College Queens swept the Briercrest College Clippers in straight sets (25-19, 25-22 and 25-23). Miranda Dawe led the Queens with 11 kills. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student added 1 assist, 2 service aces, 1 stuff block and 5 digs.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 17 | RDC

The RDC Kings defeated the Briercrest College Clippers in 3 sets (25-13, 25-21 and 25-13). Brian Grenier led the Kings with 8 kills. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student added 5 service aces.

Queens Basketball | Friday, Feb. 17 | Ambrose University

In Calgary, the RDC Queens defeated the Ambrose University Lions 76-57. Emily White led the Queens with 20 points. The Management Certificate student added 2 blocks, 4 steals, 2 assists and 16 rebounds for RDC. Dedra Janvier scored 19 points and Brooke Kirkpatrick chipped in with 10 points for the Queens.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 17 | Ambrose University

The Red Deer College Kings defeated the Ambrose University Lions 99-86. Ian Tevis stacked up 24 points, 2 blocks, 2 steals, 1 assist and 13 rebounds for RDC.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 17 | U of A (Augustana campus)

The Augustana Vikings edged the RDC Kings 3-2 in overtime. In Camrose, Blair Mulder and Tyler Berkholtz scored for the Kings. The RDC Kings picked up 1 point in the standings.

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | RDC

The RDC Main Gym was electric throughout this afternoon match. The Queens defeated the Clippers in 5 sets (19-25, 25-19, 25-16, 19-25 and 15-7). Ashley Fehr finished with 49 assists, 2 stuff blocks and 8 digs for RDC.

“It was a test of resilience today,” said Queens Volleyball Head Coach Chris Wandler. “It was important to pull out a meaningful game, build confidence and move forward.” With the victory, the RDC Queens (21-3) capture 1st place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division with 42 points and extend their winning streak to 16 straight matches. The regular season is complete and the Queens prepare for the ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championship Feb. 23-25. Lakeland College will be hosting the event.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | RDC

On their home court, the Kings swept the Clippers (25-10, 25-20 and 25-16) in their final regular season match. Regan Fathers accumulated 19 kills, 1 assist, 5 service aces, 1 stuff block and 8 digs for the Kings.

“It was kind of what we wanted heading into the playoffs. Our blocking was better today. Our transition game was really good,” said Kings Volleyball Head Coach Aaron Schulha. “We made some quality digs, were able to run some speed to the outside and get our middles involved. Transition is something that we pride ourselves on. It really showed today.” With the victory, the RDC Kings (19-5) improve to 38 points in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division. The Medicine Hat College Rattlers also have 38 points at the top of the division. Red Deer College will host the ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship Feb. 23-25 at the RDC Main Gym.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | RDC

At RDC, the Queens won 80-62 over the Lions. In her final regular season game in a Queens’ uniform, Dedra Janvier accumulated 24 points, 4 steals, 3 assists and 1 rebound. The Bachelor of Education student finished her ACAC Basketball career as the RDC Queens all-time leading scorer.

“Dedra went out exactly the way that she deserved, breaking the Queens’ scoring record and that’s awesome for her,” said Queens Basketball Head Coach Ken King. “She deserved it.” The RDC Queens (10-11) sit in 4th place, currently occupy the final playoff spot and have 20 points in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division. The Medicine Hat College Rattlers sit in 5th spot with 18 points and have 2 games remaining so they can climb the standings next weekend and grab the final playoff spot. The RDC Queens will follow the Rattlers’ results to see which team will qualify for the postseason.

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | RDC

The Kings defeated the Lions 104-92 in their final regular season game. Matt Matear picked up 29 points, 4 assists and 16 rebounds for the Kings. With the win, the RDC Kings (15-6) sit in 2nd place and have 30 points in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division. The Rattlers, Trojans and Kodiaks have 2 regular season games remaining so the positioning of the 4 teams may change. The RDC Kings will compete in the ACAC Men’s Basketball Championship March 2-4 in Medicine Hat.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 18 | Penhold Multiplex

In the 2nd half of the home-and-home series, the RDC Kings defeated the U of A Augustana Vikings 2-1. Scott Ferguson and Riley Simpson scored on the power play for RDC. Mike Salmon earned the win in net and turned aside 22-of-23 shots. With the victory, the Kings improve to 26 points and remain in 5th spot in ACAC Men’s Hockey. The top 6 teams qualify for the playoffs and the RDC Kings have already sealed a spot.

“I was happy with the effort and we played a playoff brand of hockey,” said Kings Hockey Head Coach Trevor Keeper. “The players are paying attention to the details of the game and what we are doing in practice is paying off in the games. There’s a good vibe in the dressing room.” Next weekend, only a pair of regular season games remain against the Concordia University Thunder.

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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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