By Sheldon Spackman
Excitement is building around construction of the new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College. Only one year away from completion, the $88 million dollar facility for Health, Wellness and Sport is going to be one of Red Deer’s most iconic structures. It will also host numerous events at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in February of 2019 and house all of the athletes participating.
Officials describe it as a world-class building integrating education and learning, with sport and training. Once open, it will support students and programs primarily in RDC’s School of Health Sciences and help create other new academic programming opportunities related to health and wellness.
New sporting spaces like a Gymnasium, Arena, Squash Courts, Indoor Running Track and Dance Studios will also enhance development programs for players, coaches and trainers. New venues that will meet provincial, national and international sporting standards, attracting more such events to Red Deer.
The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre is slated to open in August of 2018.