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Great Chief Park Enhancement Work Getting Underway

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Part of Great Chief Park in Red Deer will be closed to the public for a portion of this week.

City official say work on the Great Chief Park Enhancement Project is getting underway, so the area near the west parking lot, including the entrance road, will be closed from 6 a.m to 6 p.m on March 16th, with barricades in place. The closure will help tree removal near the west parking lot, which will allow for the creation of two new entrances to improve traffic flow and safety once the enhancements are completed later this year.

On March 17th, the area will reopen, however the road leading into Great Chief Park will have some lane closures. The west parking lot will remain closed until March 18th. Park users are encouraged to use the north parking lot.

Work taking place on the Great Chief Park Enhancement Project includes construction of a new synthetic sports field and a 400 metre speed skating oval. In addition to that, a new field house/pavilion will also be built and include a concession, public washrooms, change rooms, meeting space and a timekeeper and media area. A new maintenance building will also be constructed, along with the upgrading of electrical services and a re-configuration of the parking area.

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Lindsay has lived in Red Deer for over 25 years, and admires what the city of Red Deer offers as a community. In relation to journalism, she has previously worked in the business, and enjoys how photojournalism isn't just about a photo, but the story that is adjacent to it.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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