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Busy Weekend For RDC Athletics


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By Sheldon Spackman

Athletes from Red Deer College are going to be busy this weekend. Some teams got an early start to this weekend’s activities on Thursday night, including the Queens hockey team who won 2-1 over the Olds College Broncos at the Enmax Centrium for the inaugural Pink in the Rinl fundraiser for women’s cancer.

The RDC Kings Basketball team was also in play, losing 91-70 in an exhibition game against the CIS’s U of S Huskies in Saskatoon. The Kings Basketball team remains in Saskatoon for more Exhibition play on Friday evening, facing the U of C Dinos for a 5 o’clock tip-off and then the Algoma University Thunderbirds for a Saturday afternoon tilt.

The Queens Basketball team is in Edmonton Friday night for a game against the Grant MacEwan Griffins at 6:00pm.

The RDC Kings and Queens Volleyball teams takes to the court on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, facing the Kodiaks in Lethbridge.

While the Kings hockey team plays host to the SAIT Trojans at the Penhold Multi-plex Friday night for a 7 o’clock face-off. Then they travel to Calgary on Saturday for a rematch with the Trojans that night.

The RDC Kings and Queens Soccer teams are both home this weekend. They each face the SAIT Trojans on Saturday afternoon at the RDC Field and then welcome the Olds College Broncos on Sunday afternoon.

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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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