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Kings Volleyball Squad In Gold Medal Game At RDC Today! (Feb 25)


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Day 2 of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Volleyball Championship wrapped up in the Red Deer College Main Gym on Friday. Once again, there were many exciting matches that determined which teams would compete for medals on Saturday.

The 1st match of the day featured a showdown between the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves and The King’s University Eagles. The Wolves won in 4 sets (37-39, 25-23, 25-23 and 25- 17).

Lucas Robertson was chosen as the Wolves player-of-the-game. The Bachelor of Kinesiology and Education student finished with 3 kills, 48 assists, 3 service aces and 5 digs. Brendan Vanderlinde picked up the award for the Eagles. The Psychology student accumulated 14 kills, 3 assists, 1 service ace, 6 digs and 2 stuff blocks.

In the 2nd match on Friday, the Briercrest College Clippers won in 3 sets over the NAIT Ooks (27- 25, 25-23 and 25-20).

Mitchell Erickson was named the Clippers player-of-the-game. The student-athlete from Saskatoon contributed 10 kills, 1 service ace, 1 stuff block and 5 digs. Cole Burkart received the nomination for the Ooks after he finished with 9 kills and 4 digs.

Following the Clippers and Ooks, the Medicine Hat College Rattlers defeated the SAIT Trojans in 5 sets (25-16, 25-18, 21-25, 19-25 and 15-8).

Joel Kotyk was named the Rattlers player-of-the-game while Trent Mounter picked up the award for the Trojans. Kotyk, an Apprentice Welding student, totalled 17 kills, 2 service aces and 12 digs. Mounter, a Business student, contributed 25 kills, 2 assists, 1 stuff block and 12 digs for SAIT.

The final match on Friday featured the Red Deer College Kings against and the Keyano College Huskies. The Kings defeated the Huskies in 3 sets (25-22, 25-20 and 25-23).

Regan Fathers was named the Kings player-of-the-game while Justin Delorme received the award for the Huskies. The RDC Kinesiology and Sport Studies student accumulated 16 kills, 1 assist, 4 service aces, 1 stuff block and 3 digs. Delorme, a Business Administration student, finished with 6 kills, 2 digs and 1 stuff block.

On Saturday, Grande Prairie Regional College will compete against Briercrest College at 11:00 a.m. for 5th place. Keyano College will face SAIT at 1:00 p.m. for bronze. At 3:30 p.m., the Red Deer College Kings will play the Medicine Hat College Rattlers for gold.

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Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith

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Submitted by Tourism Red Deer

Come celebrate with us and congratulate Red Deer’s own Rebecca Smith.

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Tourism Red Deer invite you to meet Red Deer’s Summer Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith!

Rebecca was a part of Team Canada’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay swim team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.  She’ll be here to meet, greet, and show off her hardware.

Where: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 102-4200 Highway 2, Red Deer

When:  Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details

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Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction

Due to construction, access to the G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be limited this summer, with a full closure planned for August.

As announced yesterday, City recreation centres are opening fully to the public as of July 1. With construction underway at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre, only limited services and areas will be available.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Starting July 2, fitness and gym areas will open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily. In July, summer day camps that normally operate from the Dawe will operate from other facilities.
  • The pool will remain closed until September.
  • To accommodate interior heating and ventilation construction, the facility will fully close from July 26 to August 31. Some registered preschool and summer camp programming may proceed, but no rental or general admission options will be available.
  • On September 1, we anticipate the pool will be open, but some other amenities, like the gym, may not be available. More information will be provided as construction progresses.
  • Playing surfaces in the arena will not be available until construction is complete, which is expected to be early 2023.

We are currently offering a discounted monthly Value Pass for $27 for adults ($24.50 for seniors; $21.90 for students; $19.30 for youth; $14.20 for children, and $60.50 for a family. It provides unlimited access to all facilities. As of August the Value Pass will only provide access to the Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre; however, access to the Dawe will be included in the Value pass until the pool, gym and fitness areas are open.

About the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project

Work is underway now on the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project and some exciting changes are in store. We expect to welcome visitors to the transformed space in early 2023. Here’s just some of what you can expect:

  • Two NHL standard playing surfaces
  • Expanded fitness areas, including a running track
  • Outdoor spray park with washroom facilities
  • Improved accessibility
  • Additional north entrance + site access from 67 Street
  • Additional parking

During construction, there will be some changes and impacts to existing amenities and programs, and we’ll do you best to share this information in advance. Thanks for your patience as we complete this work.

For more information about the project, please visit

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