City of Red Deer
COVID-19 UPDATE: Business as usual at the City of Red Deer for now
From The City of Red Deer
We, at The City of Red Deer, value the safety of our citizens, staff and visitors as our number one priority. We know there is a lot of information being shared about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and while there no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Red Deer right now, we are preparing and planning for how we will address it if, and when, there are cases that potentially impact the health and wellness of our citizens and customers.
Right now, it is business as usual in our public facing facilities. Recreation and culture facilities remain open. Our transit buses are still running. We have a team of people working to ensure the continued safety and wellness of customers in these facilities, and we will continue to take direction from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Alberta Health on this issue.
While it is business as usual, we are taking some steps to address the growing issue. These steps include things like the placement of additional hand sanitizers throughout all City of Red Deer facilities, and making adjustments to janitorial standards, based on the direction of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
We know customers have questions. We are doing what we can, and looking to our partners in health for their guidance. In addition to the measures being taken by The City, we encourage you to protect yourself and others against the spread of COVID-19 by:
- use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
- cover coughs and sneezes
- avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
- contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health
Please reach out to us if you have questions. We will do our very best to provide you with information or point you in the right direction. For more information on how to protect yourself, please visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19
City of Red Deer
Free Farewell party for Red Deer’s Kinex Arena Saturday, April 1
City to host Kinex Arena farewell event
The Kinex Arena was originally built in 1967 and has provided over 5 decades of fun, sport and recreation. As a farewell, The City is hosting a free public drop-in event.
Free Kinex Arena Farwell Event
Saturday, April 1
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4725 A – 43 Street
Behind the Servus Arena (map)
Join us for our free skating times with themed music:
- 10 – 11 a.m. – preschool/family skate with preschool songs
- 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – 60’s & 70’s public skate
- 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – 80’s & 90’s public skate
- 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. – 00’s & 10’s public skate
Pre-registration is not required, drop-in when your schedule allows!
Skate with us through the ages as we host themed drop-in skating times with refreshments in the upper mezzanine. The refreshments are free and so are the memories! Walk back in time while reminiscing with historic pictures of the Kinex Arena over the last 55+ years.
Kinex Farewell Event FAQs
Kinex Arena Decommission FAQs
City of Red Deer
City of Red Deer puts out call to private owners interested in selling or leasing property for integrated homeless shelter
Call for privately owned properties for consideration during shelter site selection process
Administration will assess the privately-owned properties submitted, sites that are currently on the market, and municipally or provincially owned properties using Council’s criteria:
- Ability to acquire site: Acquiring the optimum site can be done in a timely manner. Acquisition options and costs are important considerations.
- Adequate size: The size of the site considers the potential need to adjust service delivery at any given time. It will accommodate proposed integrated amenities and services. It considers the land size needed to accommodate outdoor gathering spaces and activities. The site already has a building or can accommodate a building that meets the Province’s minimum requirement of 10,000 square feet.
- Broad community impact: The site aligns with The City’s vision for the community. Community impact includes considerations such as, impacts on economic and business development, and municipal operations. It includes potential reputational impacts and financial impacts (both capital and operating). It also includes impacts to those accessing shelter services in our community. The site considers impacts to our community as a whole, including health, and safety for all in our valued places and spaces that are enjoyed by our citizens.
- Impacts to surrounding area: Impacts to businesses, residences, parks, trails, and schools are a priority consideration in selecting site. The city’s reputation is considered. A preferred site can accommodate and foster development of a safe, secure shelter.
- Access to services & supports: Safety and basic needs for all is a priority. Regularly utilized services and supports that would not be co-located are taken into consideration. Sites where co-located services can operationalize are preferred.
Once the technical assessments are complete, administration will present options to Council for consideration to recommend to the province.
If you are a property owner and would like to submit a site for consideration, please fill out and submit the online form here.
For information on the future shelter site selection process, please visit www.reddeer.ca/shelter.
Back on February 3, City Council provided a “community update” on the status of 2 properties which were thoroughly vetted but failed in the end to get the go ahead. Here is video from that announcement and the following q and a with media.
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