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Jeremiah Lauzon takes bronze medal in first NCAA competition

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From Simon Fraser University Athletics 

SFU Track & Field team starts strong at University of Washington Indoor Preview

This week the Simon Fraser Track & Field Team got their indoor season underway at the University of Washington Indoor Preview.

Leading the way for SFU on the day was Jeremiah Lauzon, who placed 3rd in the Men’s 200-yard dash, topping the provisional NCAA standard time with his 21.60 in the process. Lauzon also set a personal best in the 60-yard dash, with a time of 7.00.

“Jeremiah had a fantastic race especially on a tough track with sharp turns, I can’t wait to see what he can do when we get to Boston,” said head coach Brit Townsend.

On the Women’s side, Addy Townsend was the top performer, finishing 8th in the 1-mile race with a time of 4:49.03, putting her well under the provisional NCAA standard time of 4:58.73.

Addy Townsend also earned GNAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week honors, as Townsend’s mile time ranked her third amongst Division II competitiors so far this season.

Red Deer’s Jeremiah Lauzon to compete for spot on Canada’s Olympic 4 X 100 M Relay Team!

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Red Deer Symphony Orchestra invites you to the 2024-2025 season!

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The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is a community-oriented professional performing arts leader dedicated to engaging, educating, and inspiring Central Alberta through music.

Despite a successful 2023-24 season featuring diverse musical performances and collaborations, the RDSO faces funding cuts and has launched an advocacy campaign for new operational funds. Historically supported by the City of Red Deer, recent policy changes have reduced available grants, impacting the orchestra’s budget and programming. Donations to the RDSO are being accepted online.

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Full-season subscribers have the opportunity to save their seats before anyone else, and receive “Subscribers Only” benefits throughout the season. Additionally, subscribers receive $10 off extra single tickets: you can bring friends and share the music with them too!

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Curate your own season!

RDSO offers three-concert subscriptions for those who prefer to curate their own season, so you can enjoy a selection of RDSO’s exciting 2023-24 performances and get the satisfaction of knowing that you are actively supporting Central Alberta’s flagship performing arts organization!

Choose any three of RDSO’s six 2024-25 Main Series Concerts and save your seat in the concert hall!

For Any Three Concerts!

In 1987, the population of this fair city was just under 55,000 and the Red Deer College Arts Centre had just opened its doors when a gentleman by the name of Howard Mar took his vision of a community symphonic orchestra in Red Deer, enlisted the financial support to the tune of $165,000 from Red Deer’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35, rallied his friends and fellow patrons of the arts, gathered a group of musicians both amateur and professional and… created the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra!

Dr. Alan Johnson, former head of Obstetrics at the RDRHC and the first president of the RDSO said of the beginning: “It was mostly Howard, really. As far as my involvement was concerned and you can quote me – I’ve been at many deliveries before but this one has got to be one of the biggest.”  Mr. Mar was the parent; the community delivered and nurtured the creation.

There have been many changes in the last three decades: the population has grown and so has your symphony.  Under the creative and talented guidance of Maestro Claude Lapalme, the caring guardianship of many, many board members and volunteers throughout the years, the support of numerous patrons, sponsors and funding agencies, the RDSO has matured from a community based, semi-professional orchestra to a fully professional symphony orchestra, employing union musicians.  We have moved from a four-concert season with a budget of $71,000 and an apprenticeship program, to a seven-concert season with a budget of over $500,000 and a range of musical education experiences.

Our community programs include the Dress Rehearsal program that is aimed at making the RDSO accessible to anyone, the Choir Kids program (where children in the Red Deer schools get a chance to publicly perform their songs arranged by our Maestro and played by the symphony); and the budding Music + Explorers program, which is an El Sistema-inspired after school social development program that uses music as a lever to engage socio-economically challenged kids in North Red Deer in creative and artistic activities that improve their quality of life.

Although much has changed, much has also remained the same. We are still run by a volunteer board that works very hard to keep the music playing. We are still financially reliant on the generosity of our local patrons and businesses. We still hold to the original vision of providing educational experiences with symphonic music for central Alberta. We still share the stage with amateur musicians, groups from around the area such as the Red Deer Royals, the Red Deer College Choir, the Lindsay Thurber Composite High School’s choirs, the Rosedale Valley Strings, Soliloquy, and the Red Deer Youth Orchestra.

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