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Food Truck Drive Thru giving local food trucks a chance at operating this year. Local support has been overwhelming!

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Last weekend 4 food trucks tested their operations in a drive thru format to see if there was a chance for them to operate this year with the restrictions set out by the government. Much like other businesses, the food truck vendors were overwhelmed with how they were going to operate their seasonal business or face the potential loss of their business for good.

After seeing the event held in Calgary, some local vendors got together to try out the format and bring new hope to a potentially dismal summer. “We thought we might lose our business this year, but it looks like our fellow Red Deerians have our back!” said John Moore from The Hungry Beast. Over 100 cars were through the drive thru within the first hour on Saturday and local community support continued to Mother’s Day.

All vendors and their staff must ensure they follow guidelines set out by Alberta Health, including all customers staying in their cars and no parking permitted on site. While this format doesn’t allow for the usual summertime feeling of street vendors, music and community events, it is a great safe activity to provide customers with their food favorites and experience a bit of social interaction outside of the house.

“Customers are able to support local small businesses and get quality homemade food within the convenience of their own cars. We look forward to next weekend and making this a regular occurrence” says Nicole Pugh, The Streatery.

Another event is scheduled for this May long weekend in hopes of supporting more business for the vendors and giving local community members something safe and fun to do. Additional information regarding vendors, menus, and event details can be found on the Facebook page: Food Truck Drive Thru RD

Food Truck Drive Thru

May 16 | 12:00PM – 7:00PM

May 17-18 | 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Carnival Cinemas parking lot

Security & Physical Distancing Enforced | No Parking

For more information on the event or for food trucks looking to inquire about participating, please contact Malcolm at 403.391.2001 or [email protected]

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Important announcement from Red Deer Festival of Trees

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Dear Festival Supporter,
Once again, let us take this opportunity to thank you for your past sponsorship support. For the last 26 years, Festival of Trees has provided more than $16 million to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre thanks in part to your generosity.
While it was a difficult decision, Festival of Trees has been closed to the public due to the current rise of COVID-19 cases in our province however we are still moving forward with a virtual Tree Room, online Silent Auction and our Festival Virtual Fete.
We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, but we need to lead by example and prioritize the health and safety of our community, guests, sponsors, volunteers, and staff.
We remain committed to enhancing healthcare in Central Alberta. Although Festival of Trees is closed to the public, we are offering a number of ways for our community to participate virtually while supporting our goal of raising funds for electronic fetal monitoring for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and other care centres in Central Alberta.
We will showcase the Tree Room and sponsor banners virtually, through Facebook Live and our other social media channels. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rdrhfoundation to be notified when we go live.
You will be able to view packages and bid from any computer or mobile device: www.reddeerfestivaloftrees.ca/auction.
We are grateful for your commitment to Festival of Trees, and most importantly our healthcare. We thank everyone who had made plans to attend this year’s Festival of Trees and we look forward to a time where we can gather again.
If you have questions or concerns, please email [email protected].
With sincerest regards,
Red Deer Regional Health Foundation
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Indoor Winter Market accepting applications for vendors

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From The Downtown Business Association

Vendors wanted for Scott Block Theatre Winter Market.

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this year’s first indoor winter market happening November 26 to 28 at the Scott Block Theatre (4816 50 Ave).

The Scott Block Theatre Winter Market is the first indoor winter market hosted by the DBA for Red Deer Lights the Night. This Alberta Farmers’ Market Association approved market will feature local vendors selling an array of make it, bake it, and/or grow it items. The times and dates for the market are:

  • Thursday, November 26: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday. November 27: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 28: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    To be a vendor at the Scott Block Theatre Winter Market, just complete the vendor application on our website.

    Applications must be received by Thursday, November 5, 2020.

    Please submit applications by mail or hand delivery to:

    Red Deer Downtown Business Association 120, 5009 50 Avenue
    Red Deer, AB T4N 4B2

    Or email to: [email protected].

    The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for over 30 years, serving approximately five-hundred business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.

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