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Emma Holmes and Tyronn King are RDC / Bedford Food Company Athletes of the Week

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Emma Holmes – Queens Volleyball Hometown – Red Deer, AB. Bachelor of Kinesiology (2nd year)

Emma Holmes had another excellent performance this past weekend for the RDC Queens Volleyball team against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks. The five-foot-ten outside hitter helped the Queens earn two matches victories on the road, contributing 26 kills, 18 digs, two stuff blocks, two aces and one assist in only eight sets. In Friday’s four set victory (21-25, 25-18, 25-15 and 25-13), Holmes totaled 11 kills, 10 digs, one stuff block, one assist and one service ace. The second-year added 15 kills, eight digs, one stuff and one ace, while hitting for 42.4 per cent efficiency in another four set decision (21-25, 25-18, 26-24 and 25-12) on Saturday. Holmes and the Queens have been rolling, winning eight consecutive matches which places the team in second spot in the south. The Bachelor of Kinesiology student ranks third in the league with an average of 3.08 kills per set.

Tyronn King – Kings Basketball Hometown – Toronto, ON. Legal Assistant (4th year)

Six-foot-one Tyronn King was a key contributor in the RDC Kings’ two wins against the visiting Briercrest College Clippers this past weekend. Over a pair of games, King totaled 38 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and seven steals. In Friday’s close 87-85 win, King stacked up 21 points, six rebounds, six steals, five assists, while hitting four-for-four from the free-throw line and eight out of 13 from the field. King, a fourth-year guard, was named the Collegiate Sports Medicine Kings Player-of- the-Game. Then the RDC Legal Assistant student recorded 17 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and one steal, while connecting on eight out of 14 from the field in Saturday’s 89-83 victory. King made several clutch shots at critical moments of each game, helping his team improve to 5-3 which places it in a tie for third in the south with the Ambrose University Lions (5-3). The talented student-athlete from Toronto sits in the top 20 in league scoring with an average of 16.4 points per game.

This weekend:

Hockey:  RDC Kings & Queens Hockey teams will play the SAIT Trojans in a home- and-home series.

Volleyball:  The Kings & Queens Volleyball teams will also compete against the Trojans twice.

Basketball:  Both basketball squads will hit the road to take on the Medicine Hat College Rattlers and Briercrest College Clippers.

Curling:  The RDC Curling teams will compete at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Fall Regional.

This weekend at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Friday

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Nov. 29 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The second place Queens (8-2) will meet the SAIT Trojans (2-9). The RDC Queens have certainly been on a roll, rattling off eight straight match victories. The Trojans have dropped six in a row.

The Queens have many offensive weapons and they rank third among the 14 north and south teams with 11.14 kills per set.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Nov. 29 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The third place RDC Kings (7-3) will play the top seed SAIT Trojans (9-2). In 10 matches, the Kings have recorded 67 service aces and 79 stuff blocks.

First-year Carter Hills continues to elevate his play and the Bachelor of Education Science student leads the Kings with 2.55 kills per set. Red Deer’s Ben Holmes is next with 2.50. Six-foot-eight middle Dillon Gauci has been strong at the net, accumulating 21 stuff blocks which leads his group.

Trojans outside hitter Jarett Noel has been one of SAIT’s go-to offensive players. In eight matches, Noel has 85 kills (3.54 kills per set).

Kings Hockey | Friday, Nov. 29 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The second seed RDC Kings (10-1-1-0) will entertain the fourth place SAIT Trojans (6-3-1-2) at home. The Kings’ power play ranks second (27.1%) and they have scored three shorthanded goals in 12 games.

Chase Thudium leads the team with 18 points. Impressively, defenceman Tyler Podgorenko is next with 17.

Saturday

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Nov. 30 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Queens will clash with the Trojans at RDC.  The Queens sit in second place in league standings, but have played two less games than the first place MacEwan University Griffins (9-3-0-0).

In 10 games, Camryn Wallan has produced three goals and six assists, placing the Bachelor of Education Elementary student fifth in league points.

For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes and teams, please visit: rdcathletics.ca

RDC Athletics photos are available on Flickr.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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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 reddeer.ca/DaweProject.

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