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Experience A Race Victory from Parker Thompson’s POV!


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Parker Thompson is Canada’s most promising up and coming race car driver.  The 19 year old Red Deer native is racing in the USF2000 Series which is the only racing program designed specifically to train drivers for the Indy Circuit.  Not only is Thompson among this elite group of racers, he’s one of the top drivers!  Two years ago he was runner up for rookie of the year, and last summer he finished a close second to the season champion.   In 2017, Thompson joined a new team.  Exclusive Autosport is a Saskatoon owned team featuring a number of Canadians in team leader positions.  After a bit of a struggle through the beginning of the season as might be expected with a new team, Exclusive Autosport is coming on strong at the end of season.  Parker Thompson’s team has won three of the last four USF2000 races, including an incredible sweep of the two races of the Toronto Indy Weekend.  With two races left this season, Thompson has solidified his place as a driver of the future and he has agreed to continue with Exclusive Autosport to build some more success together!

Todayville is a proud sponsor of Parker Thompson Racing.  As such we’ve been given a special insiders view of some of Thompson’s finest work.  Here’s a look at Thompson’s second of two wins in Toronto, featuring the view from Parker Thompson’s cockpit.

Special thanks to Road To Indy TV and to for video footage and photographs.  You can follow Parker Thompson through to the end of the season at and follow the Road to Indy at


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

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