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First Indoor Track Event Of Season Highlights Busy Weekend For RDC Athletics


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Another busy weekend of RDC Athletics is upon us. Here’s a rundown of all the action.

Queens Basketball | Friday, Jan. 27 | 6:00 p.m. | RDC

The RDC Queens (5-8) host the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (11-0). The Queens are in 5th place in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division and only trail the 4th place Rattlers by 2 points. After this weekend series, only 6 regular season games remain as the Queens look to make a push for a playoff position.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Jan. 27 | 8:00 p.m. | RDC

Following the Queens, the 1st place RDC Kings (9-4) in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division host the 2nd place Lethbridge College Kodiaks (8-3). The Kings are coming off an energetic and resilient effort against Medicine Hat College that led to an exciting overtime victory this past Saturday. In the South Division, the standings are close between the teams near the top. Every game is important as the teams jockey for playoff positioning. Behind the 1st place Kings, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, SAIT Trojans and Medicine Hat College Rattlers are all tied for 2nd spot, have 2 games in hand and only trail the RDC Kings by 2 points. Guard Ian Tevis is heating up on the court. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student sits in 3rd spot in ACAC Men’s Basketball scoring with an average of 23.2 points per game. Tevis averages 6 rebounds per game, which places him in the top 20 in the ACAC. His 40.4% success rate from behind the 3-point-arch is 16th best in the entire league.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Jan. 27 | 7:00 p.m. | SAIT

In Calgary, the Red Deer College Kings Hockey team compete against the SAIT Trojans. The Kings sit in 5th place in ACAC Men’s Hockey with 19 points while the Trojans are tied for 1st place with the Ooks (32 points). RDC has 2 games in hand over SAIT and NAIT and have played 4 games less than Briercrest College, Concordia University and MacEwan University.

RDC Curling | Friday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 29 | ACAC Curling Winter Regional | NAIT

In Edmonton, the Red Deer College Curling teams compete in the ACAC Curling Winter Regional. At the Fall Regional in Red Deer, the 3 RDC Curling teams had a strong weekend and collectively finished 15-3. The RDC Men’s Curling team posted a perfect 6-0 record, the Red Deer College Mixed Curling team finished 6-1 and the RDC Women’s Curling team capped off the weekend with a 3-2 record. Red Deer College proved they will be solid competitors throughout the 2016-2017 ACAC Curling season and are looking to carry over their strong play into this event.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 1:00 p.m. | RDC

In a weekend rematch, the Queens face the Kodiaks

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 3:00 p.m. | RDC

In the 2nd game of a 2 game set, the Kings compete against the Kodiaks in an afternoon tilt.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Penhold Multiplex

As the venue shifts in the weekend series, the RDC Kings face the Trojans in Penhold. RDC Athletics will promote Make Some Noise for Mental Health at the game.

Indoor Track | Saturday, Jan. 28 | Running Room Grand Prix #1 | MacEwan University

In their 1st event of the season, the Red Deer College Indoor Track team is looking for an effective start at Grand Prix #1. Many members of the successful RDC Cross-Country Running team will be participating. The team will be led by Kari Elliott, who won the 2016- 2017 ACAC Cross-Country Running Coach of Year.

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 28 | 6:00 p.m. | MacEwan University

In the 2nd half of the home-and-home series, the RDC Queens face-off against the Griffins.

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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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