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Get your tickets for Oktoberfest!

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Presented by The Spirit of Red Deer!

Oktoberfest is upon us this coming September 20, 2019.

The German festival is now a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture and flowing pints of beer.

Walk through the doors of the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park and be transported to a world of good times, and good cheer. Where there are no strangers and the food and beverages are served up by friendly staff.  Link arms and join your newly found Oktoberfest friends in the singing of Ein Prosit, or hit the dance floor and polka the night away!

Here’s everything you need to know about the celebration:

6:00 PM  Doors open

6:30 PM A German feast

7:00 PM Band starts playing

ABOUT SPIRIT OF RED DEER

Spirit of Red Deer is a community-minded organization formed with the word fun, top-of-mind. The Spirit of Red Deer formed in 2018 and is a volunteer run organization in Red Deer, Alberta. This organization is about hosting fun and exciting events with the hopes of connecting community Redeerian’s in social settings.

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Alberta Bound: Works by Lynn LeCorre

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From Red Deer Arts Council

Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present, Alberta Bound: Works by Lynn LeCorre which runs from August 19 to October 14, 2019 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

En Plein Aire artist Lynn LeCorre explores Alberta in her exhibit at the Kiwanis Gallery.

Travelling the highways and byways around Alberta inspired Lynn to not only discover what Alberta’s landscapes have to offer, but to get out of her car and paint the landscape right on the spot!  Dust, wind, rain, – it didn’t matter as long as she could capture the image of her beloved province.

Although sometimes she had to use a photograph when stepping out didn’t work, such as capturing the winter landscape or to get the aerial views from an airplane or the perfect view from the middle of the road.

Born in Regina, but raised in St. Albert, Lynn has lived in Northern Alberta (Grand Prairie and High Level) for 21 years and Jasper for a few years.   She has been an Alberta girl her whole life.  The landscapes around the various places she lived inspired this exhibit after a move to Red Deer in 2016 to become the Education Coordinator at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.  She balances that job with teaching youth painting classes for Culture Services with the City of Red Deer.  She is once again excited to explore the southern province with fresh eyes for new compositions and landscape challenges.  That was the impetus for this show – to see how diverse the landscape is all across Alberta from her road trips and painting excursions.

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From her artist statement:

Why ‘Alberta Bound?” I love a road trip! The diverse Alberta landscape inspires me. Having lived in Alberta all my life (from Edmonton, Jasper, High Level, Grande Prairie and now Red Deer) and with all my travels across the province, I am continually in awe of this land. When I drive, I am inspired to just pull over and paint what I see. So that is what I do. I pull off onto secondary highways, road allowances or any safe space that gives me the view I wish to paint. Armed with an easel, folding chair and paints, I start sketching a composition. Then I paint quickly before the fleeting light and sky change. This is my challenge. I have been painting the Alberta landscape ‘en plein aire’ for over 15 years and continue to search for new compositions and new challenges.

Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present, Alberta Bound:  Works by Lynn LeCorre which runs from August 19 to October 14, 2019 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

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An amazing lineup of headliners awaits at this year’s CFR Cabaret!

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The Canadian Finals Rodeo returns to Red Deer October 29th, bringing together the world’s best rodeo athletes and fans from all around! Over six days, you can catch high energy performances in Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Barrel Racing, and more!

And the party really kicks off after dark with the CFR Cabaret! As the official post-performance party of the Canadian Finals Rodeo, the Cabaret features some of the hottest acts in country music today!

Even better, entry for the CFR46 Cabaret is free, with the exception of Saturday night’s performance featuring Corb Lund.

Just look at this entertainment lineup!

Tuesday, October 29th – Doc Walker

With over 20 Top 10 singles in total, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.

 

Wednesday, October 30th – Bobby Wills

An acclaimed musician with a reputation for writing from the heart, CCMA Award winning artist Bobby Wills (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) is best known for two things – his signature cowboy hat and a diverse musical personality, combining a classic country sound with a toe-tapping, dynamic twist.

 

Thursday, October 31st – George Canyon

George Canyon’s accomplishments include CCMA Awards, Juno Awards, ECMA Awards and 12 recorded albums! Canyon is a highly regarded humanitarian, strong supporter of the military, and, most important, a proud father and devoted husband. George Canyon’s latest single is titled ‘Out Of This Town’. Produced by Scott Cooke, it is now available on all streaming and purchasing platforms, and is climbing the charts at Canadian country radio. The single is the first from a forthcoming new album.

 

Friday, November 1st – The Road Hammers

The highest selling Canadian country band in history, The Road Hammers, are back with a brand-new album, The Squeeze, a compilation of tracks that epitomizes what the band has become known for – a truly synergistic blend of classic rock meets country.

 

Saturday, November 2nd – Corb Lund

“When you come from generations of ranchers and rodeo people, you can’t help but be influenced by the West,” says award-winning roots country singer Corb Lund. Lund embraces his Western heritage through his music, touching on a range of cowboy themes past and present—from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch.

This is the only ticketed event at the CFR Cabaret- tickets are $25 each and you can get yours HERE.

Click to find out everything there is to know about the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer, AB. 

 

 

 

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