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WATCH: Grade 12 Hunting Hills High School Student is 2019 Young Citizen of the Year!


His name is Praveen Gladstone and he’s one outstanding young citizen! Praveen has only lived in Red Deer for four years, but in that time he has become one of the super young leaders at his high school making a positive difference every where they go.

Praveen was a shy new high schooler just a few years ago. Then he started becoming involved in leadership initiatives, and he turned into the type of student who goes out of his way to make sure everyone else is feeling welcome.

He’s also taken on several volunteer and fundraising roles at Hunting Hills where he’s a fixture at events such as the annual bike-a-thon and Veteran’s Dinner.

Congratulations to Praveen Gladstone, Red Deer’s 2019 Young Citizen of the Year!

CLICK to read about Red Deer Citizen of the Year John Donald.


Raise Your Glass to Education!



from Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation

Save the date!

Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Raise Your Glass to Education!

The Red Deer Catholic Regional Education Foundation is celebrating its 11 year anniversary!

The event takes place at Kerry Wood Nature Centre and will feature beer, wine and spirits tastings from excellent local crafters, as well as samplings of local artisan foods and delectables. In addition, there will be a number of  unique “experience” silent auction items – experiences you may have always wanted to try but haven’t yet. All this in the beautiful setting of Kerry Wood Nature Centre where you might even be able to do a bit of star gazing between sips!

Why would you want to support the Foundation? What are we about? Established in 2009, the Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation raises funds to support faith-based initiatives that are not provided by Alberta Education. In 2018, the Foundation provided $50,000 to 22 different projects involving hundreds of Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. This number is in the thousands over the last 10 years. These included:

  1. Breakfast programs for students in our most vulnerable communities.
  2. Several student retreats which focused on faith understanding, leadership growth, physical
    activity, career and personal development.
  3. Hosting speakers and special programs that raise student awareness to mental, emotional and
    physical health issues.
  4. Providing students with tools to support acts of kindness toward each other, discouraging acts
    of aggression and bullying.
  5. Supporting and encouraging literacy initiatives, including continued support of the very
    successful RDCRS READS Summer Reading program.
  6. Connecting students with seniors residing in care homes who are often lonely.
  7. Understanding the Catholic faith as the basis for Community Servant Leadership development.
  8. Helping our youth understand that they are each unique and a Gift of God and do not have to be like everyone else. In these very challenging times, prayer can be an effective source of comfort and inner strength.
  9. Encouraging students to develop their individual strengths and talents in the areas of art, culture and music.
  10. Teaching students how to make good choices such as healthy eating, active living, not relying on abusive substances and developing their own identity.
  11. Providing $2500 in Post-Secondary Scholarship funds for deserving students.

In short, our goal is for increased focus on developing and celebrating “the whole” of each of our students to be the best that they can be, with their faith as a cornerstone of that initiative. Joining us as a sponsor will help ensure our students continue to thrive in faith-based growth and development. We hope you will see the value of your participation.

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Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools appoints Kathleen Finnigan Interim Superintendent



From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

The Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Board of Trustees passed a motion on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, concluding the employment of Superintendent Dr. Paul Mason, effective immediately.

Associate Superintendent Kathleen Finnigan has been appointed as Interim Superintendent. Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools thanks Dr. Mason for his years of service.

As this is an internal employment matter, the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Board has no further comment.

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sun12jan(jan 12)2:00 pmsun22mar(mar 22)5:00 pmAnne Frank: A History for Today opening at Red Deer MAG(january 12) 2:00 pm - (march 22) 5:00 pm mst Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery Address: 4525 - 47A Avenue, Red Deer

sun02feb(feb 2)7:00 pmsun15mar(mar 15)8:00 pm7:00 pm - (march 15) 8:00 pm Festival Hall, 4214 58 St, Red Deer, AB Event Organized By: Country Pride Dance Club

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