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Free family Christmas performances at RDC this week!



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  • The fine arts-focussed students at St. Martin de Porres are astounding.  

    From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

    Kindergarten to Grade 5 students from St. Martin de Porres School are pleased to put on a Christmas production titled Straight Outta Bethlehem on Red Deer College’s MainStage (100 College Boulevard)

    The performance tells the story of Christmas through a loveable group of characters.

    “This performance is special because it celebrates the gifts and talents of our students during this very important Christmas season.  This production showcases the fine arts program at our school and students are really excited about this opportunity to perform on a large stage,” said Kristie McCullough, Assistant Principal at St. Martin de Porres School.

    Performances are set for Wednesday, December 19 from 1:30 to 2:25 pm and 6:30 – 7:45 pm at Red Deer College MainStage.  The public is welcome to attend free of charge but note the evening performance has limited seats available, so please contact the school for tickets.

    For more information, contact:

    Kristie McCullough, Assistant Principal St. Martin de Porres School



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    2019 Canada Winter Games

    Call out for musicians to perform at “Live on Little Gaetz” during the Canada Winter Games



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  • from the Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA)

    January 14, 2019

    Call for Musicians: Musical Performances on Little Gaetz

    (Red Deer, AB) – The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is accepting applications from musicians to provide entertainment on Little Gaetz Avenue, during our Live on Little Gaetz series.

    Live on Little Gaetz will take place during the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 3, 2019. Performances will be 90 minutes in length and take place outdoors on Little Gaetz Avenue starting at 11:30 a.m. Eight to ten performers are needed.

    Musicians interested in being involved are asked to complete the application form and include as much of the following information as possible:

    • Artist or group bio
    • Audio disk or web link containing samples of current work – please indicate which track(s) you

      would like reviewed

    • Website address
    • Social media sites

      Applications must be received by Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4 p.m. Selected artists will be notified by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Only those artists selected for a performance will be contacted.

      Please submit applications by mail or hand delivery to:

      Red Deer Downtown Business Association 1, 5000 51 Avenue
      Red Deer, AB T4N 4H5

      Or by email to:
      For more information and to access the application form, visit

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    Nominations open for Alberta’s most prestigious (and lucrative) arts award(s)



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  • Alberta has amazing artists!  If you know someone deserving, then don’t let this chance get away on you.  Nominations are now open for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards.  These are Alberta’s most prestigious artistic award, and 3 recipients will each receive a $30,000 cash prize.

    Alberta artists (from all disciplines) and those now working elsewhere, but maintaining a strong connection to Alberta, are eligible and anyone may nominate through a simple online process, see link below.

    Here  is a list of Distinguished Artists already awarded: John Estacio (music – composer); Alice Major (literary arts); Alex Janvier (visual arts); Frances Ginzer (music); Ronnie Burkett (theatre arts); Peter von Tiesenhausen (visual arts); Old Trout Puppet Workshop (theatre arts); Aritha van Herk (literary arts); Robert Kroetsch (literary arts); Jane Ash Poitras (visual arts); Joan Stebbins (visual arts – curator); Rudy Wiebe (literary arts); Greg Hollingshead (literary arts); One Yellow Rabbit (theatre arts); Isobel and Tom Rolston (music); Douglas Cardinal (architecture); John Murrell (theatre arts – playwright).

    The 2019 recipients will receive their $30,000 awards from the award’s patron, the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta, at a celebration in Maskwacis, Alberta on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

    The nomination process closes midnight, March 31, 2019. Click here to nominate someone.

    To prepare for the nomination:
    * Ensure the nominee is a Canadian citizen, lives in Alberta, or has had a significant connection to Alberta over time.
    * Speak to your nominee, let them know you will be nominating them, ask for a current CV and their complete contact information.
    * Write a document of no more than three pages, single spaced, explaining why this nominee merits Alberta’s top recognition for artistic achievement. Include highlights of the nominee’s artistic achievements and/or their contribution to advancing their artistic discipline. If the nominee does not currently reside in Alberta, clearly outline their connection to Alberta and their contribution to growing our province’s arts and culture.

    Fill out the contact information online and upload the nomination and CV documents.

    About the Awards:  The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation was established in 2003 to celebrate excellence in the arts and to underline the importance of the arts in Alberta. The Foundation administers two programs of awards to Alberta artists.

    The Distinguished Artist Awards program gives up to three awards of $30,000 each in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts by Albertans or significant contribution to the arts in Alberta.

    The Emerging Artist Awards program gives up to ten awards of $10,000 each to support and encourage promising artists early in their careers, who have created a modest body of work, and are recognized by established artists in the same field of artistic endeavour as having potential to achieve excellence in their discipline.

    The Awards Programs of the Foundation were established under the founding patronage of The Late Honourable Dr. Lois E. Hole, C.M., A.O.E., Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 2000 – 2005, and continue under the patronage of Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

    Learn more.

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    january, 2019

    mon14jan - 31jan 1410:00 amjan 31Kindergarten Registration Begins at Red Deer Public SchoolsRegister your child for Kindergarten10:00 am - 3:00 pm (31)

    thu17jan - 26jan 177:30 pmjan 26Ignition Theatre Presents: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESPulitzer prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries7:30 pm - 11:00 pm (26)

    wed23jan12:30 pm- 1:00 pmBusiness Professionals Video Lecture LunchThis course explains high-level business concepts in simple ways. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    sat26jan9:00 am- 5:00 pmChildhood Anxiety: Understanding & Helping Children Heal Workshop9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    sat26jan1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMAGSaturday @ the MuseumMAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in a fun art project every week! 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    sat26jan8:00 pm- 10:30 pmRobbie Burns Night8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    mon28jan11:30 am- 1:30 pmLending Cupboard Presents Jann Arden in 1st annual Winter LuncheonJann Arden \"Winter Luncheon\"11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    tue29jan5:00 pm- 7:00 pmRed Deer and District Chamber of Commerce presents: January Business After Hoursnetworking event 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    tue29jan7:00 pm- 12:00 amPaul BrandtThe Journey Tour 20197:00 pm - 12:00 am

    tue29jan7:00 pm- 11:30 pmLive Country Music @ Bo's Bar and GrillAaron Pritchett w/ Guest Kira Isabella and David James7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    wed30jan12:30 pm- 1:00 pmBusiness Professionals Video Lecture LunchThis course explains high-level business concepts in simple ways. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm