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Lacombe’s Mark DeWit is Boston Pizza Athlete of the Week



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    Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce the Boston Pizza Athlete of the Week.

    Mark DeWit – Kings Volleyball Hometown – Lacombe, AB Bachelor of Commerce (2nd year)

    Mark DeWit had a strong weekend on the court for the Red Deer College Kings, helping them win silver at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship.  He was also named a CCAA Championship First Team All-star at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

    In Friday’s three set sweep over the defending CCAA Champion Limoilou Titans (25-11, 25-21 and 25- 22), the Bachelor of Commerce student had three kills and one stuff block.  Then in the semi-final against the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners, the second-year middle elevated his play, totaling 11 kills, three stuffs, two digs and one assist, energizing the Kings over the Mariners in three sets (25-23, 25-20 and 26-24).  Mark was also named the Kings Player-of-the-Game for his tremendous performance.  In Saturday’s national final, the Fanshawe Falcons downed the RDC Kings in four sets (25-12, 25-13, 22-25 and 25-23).  The student-athlete from Lacombe played a key role again for the Kings, totaling six kills, four stuffs, one dig, one assist and one service ace.

    This Week in RDC Athletics

    This week the Red Deer College Kings Hockey team will compete against the MacEwan University Griffins in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Hockey semi-final.

    The RDC Indoor Track team will race at the ACAC Championships over two days in Calgary.

    Kings Hockey | Thursday, March 14 | 7:00 p.m. | MacEwan University

    The RDC Kings will open the best of three semi-final against the MacEwan University Griffins in Edmonton. The Kings will enter the series with some momentum. Prior to downing the Concordia University Thunder in straight games in the quarter-final, the Red Deer College Kings won six consecutive regular season contests, and eight of their past 10. MacEwan University received a bye to the semi-final because of their top two placement in the standings. In the Griffins’ past ten regular season games, they won six.

    In the last regular season series on February 22 and 27, the RDC Kings defeated the Griffins in back-to-back games and outscored them by a total of 9-2. Dylan Thudium led both teams with four points (one goal and three assists). Arik Weersink was the winning goaltender in both contests. The Business Administration student from Lethbridge made 31 saves for a 3-0 shutout in Sylvan Lake. Then in Edmonton, the first-year Kings goaltender made 36 saves out of 38 shots (0.947) in the 6-2 victory.

    The NAIT Ooks will face the SAIT Trojans in the other semi-final.

    Kings Hockey | Friday, March 15 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

    The RDC Kings will host the Griffins for game two in Red Deer.

    Kings Hockey | Saturday, March 16 | 6:00 p.m. | MacEwan University

    If necessary, game three will be played in Edmonton.

    RDC Indoor Track | March 15-16 | ACAC Championships | Repsol Sport Centre

    The Red Deer College Indoor Track Team will run at the ACAC Championships in Calgary.
    At the Running Room Grand Prix #2, there were many superb performances from RDC student- athletes.

    Shayla Sklaruk was one of the top performers, placing first in the 300 m, 600 m and as part of the Queens 4 x 400 m relay team.

    SAIT will host the two-day event.

    For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes, scores, and game recaps of conference games, please visit:

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    RDC Motion Picture Arts students up top Alberta film awards



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  • Presented by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), the Rosie Awards are the top film industry awards in Alberta.  Each year AMPIA honours the best of the best in Alberta’s film industry.

    Next month at the 45th annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, Rosie Awards will be handed out to winners in 24 Class categories and 33 Craft categories.

    While the awards honour the best commercials, new media productions, long and short fiction and non-fiction productions, there’s also a category strictly for film students.   In this category, Red Deer College students are dominating in 2019.  Of the six finalists, four come from RDC’s MPA program.  Here’s the list 0f student finalists:



    Amen – Amr Moustafa & Ghada Moustafa, Producers – Red Deer College

    Falter – Everett Sokol & Sam Burns, Producers – Red Deer College

    Greenwood – Daniel Ryan & Garrett Hall, Producers – Red Deer College

    I Swallow Your Secrets – Emma Brockelbank, Producer – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

    Jellyfish – Mikayla Howard, Producer – Red Deer College

    Pluck – Ben Conley & Thomas Geddes, Producers – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology


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    Golden RDC Track Star earns athlete of the week award



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    Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce our Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week.

    1. Shayla Sklaruk – Queens Indoor Track  Hometown – Stony Plain, AB
    Bachelor of Education Elementary (1st year)

    This past weekend, Shayla was a key contributor for the RDC Queens, helping her squad win silver at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Indoor Track Championships at Repsol Sport Centre in Calgary. Over two days of competition, the Bachelor of Education student earned three gold medals along with the silver.

    Shayla won gold in the 300 m (42.33), over two and a half seconds faster than silver medalist Shaunice Burgers from MacEwan University (44.87). The first-year runner also captured gold over 600 m (1:38.81), crossing the finish line over six seconds quicker than the second place runner (1:44.97).

    Shayla, who’s from Stony Plain, was also a member of the gold medal winning 4 x 400 m relay team (4:20.21). Lauren Pasiuk, Jill Stewart and Sandra Garcia-Bernal joined Sklaruk on the first place relay squad.

    2. Matt Hope – Kings Indoor Track  Hometown – Red Deer, AB
    Bachelor of Education Secondary (3rd year)

    Matt Hope was an important member of the Red Deer College Kings’ bronze medal performance at the ACAC Indoor Track Championships in Calgary last weekend.

    Individually, the third-year earned bronze in the men’s 1,000 m final (2:36.15), less than three and a half seconds behind first-place Leonard Chesoo (2:32.89) of Concordia University. Then in the 1,500 m, the Bachelor of Education Secondary student from Red Deer added another bronze to his collection, with a time of 4:08.57. Matt’s result was impressively over 11 seconds faster than fourth place.

    Competition for Red Deer College teams has wrapped up for another season, with many successes to be celebrated on and off the playing surface. Throughout the course of the year, thousands of sports fans have enjoyed the excitement of high quality competition at the ACAC and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) level.  Six RDC teams had the honour of playing in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, while all student-athletes were able to benefit from the learning and training opportunities in the new facility. In addition, many student-athletes found time to give back to the communities that support them, positively influencing children, teens and members of the public.

    At the upcoming 2019 RDC Athletics Awards Night on Tuesday, April 16, the volunteerism, medals, and team work will be honoured in the Arts Centre, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes and teams, please visit:

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    march, 2019

    fri8mar - 30aprmar 85:30 pmapr 30Real Estate Dinner Theatre5:30 pm - (april 30) 10:00 pm

    sat23mar10:00 am- 4:00 pmLet Them Be Little Market10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    sat23mar1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMAGSaturday @ the MuseumMAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in a fun art project every week! 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    sat23mar8:00 pm- 10:30 pmA Night at the Movies8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    sat23mar8:00 pm- 8:00 pmA Night at the Movies8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    sat30mar - 31mar 3010:00 ammar 319th Annual Central Alberta Family Expo10:00 am - 5:00 pm (31)

    sat30mar1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMAGSaturday @ the MuseumMAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in a fun art project every week! 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm