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Local Alberta businesses step up to sponsor the 2019 Canada Winter Games

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  • (Red Deer, Alberta) – Six more major sponsors have stepped forward to support Canada’s largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth – the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

    “Today, we welcomed six organizations that all have deep Albertan roots and align in our vision to deliver a life-shaping Games experience,” said Lyn Radford, Board Chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society. “Thank you to Finning Canada, Parkland Fuel Corporation, Q2 Artificial Lift Services, Red Deer Orthodontics, Stantec and Woody’s RV World for your contributions to the 2019 Games. An event the scope and scale of the 2019 Canada Winter Games is simply not possible without the support from corporate sponsors.”

    Finning Canada joins the 2019 Games as a Gold Sponsor and the presenting sponsor of boxing and judo.

    “Throughout our 85-year history, we’ve been proud supporters of communities across Western Canada,” said Juan Carlos Villegas, President, Finning Canada and COO, Finning International. “That’s why we are honoured to sponsor the 2019 Canada Winter Games and be part of the spirit, camaraderie and lasting legacy the Games will have on the city of Red Deer and the province of Alberta.”

    As the presenting sponsor of the Fuelling the Games program, Parkland Fuel Corporation also joins as a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 Games.

    “Parkland Fuel Corporation is pleased to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer,” stated Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Fuel Corporation. “Our longstanding relationship and support for the community of Red Deer dates back 50 years and we are very proud to be part of these Games in this great city. We are excited to have our FasGas Plus and On the Run brands “Fuelling the Games” and wish all the participating athletes best of luck at next year’s Canada Winter Games.”

    Q2 Artificial Lift Services is a proud Bronze Sponsor of the 2019 Games.

    “Q2 Artificial Lift Services is proud to be able to play a small part by being a sponsor in such a big event. Thank you to everyone who has worked hard to secure the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB. We are proud of all the athletes who will be attending and admire the dedication and determination it has taken to get here. Whether you stand on a podium or not during this event, you should all be proud of how far you’ve come. Never give up!” exclaimed Doug Quinn, President and CEO, Q2 Artificial Lift Services.

    Red Deer Orthodontics joins the 2019 Games sponsor roster at the Bronze Sponsor level as the presenting sponsor of a ticketing program.

    “It is my pleasure to be a sponsor of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. From the start, our mission has been to contribute back to our central Alberta community focusing on initiatives that involves our children and youth. The goal for the winter games was to reach as many children as possible and ensure they had the opportunity to attend the Games live and experience sports. I feel sports and physical activity at a young age helps develop discipline, great work ethic, teamwork, and develops neuromuscular development. When children recognize the benefits of sports and start participating in any capacity this helps build a stronger community. Sports bring families, friends and the community together. We are so fortunate to be the hosts of the 2019 Canada Winter Games and plan to make it the most successful games thus far,” said Dr. Cheba, Owner, Red Deer Orthodontics.

    Stantec is the presenting sponsor of festival fireworks and a Bronze Sponsor of the Games.

    “Stantec is proud to partner with the 2019 Canada Winter Games,” said Stantec Executive Vice President Russ Wlad. “Our company is dedicated to supporting the communities we serve. Stantec has committed to not only be a sponsor of the Games and celebration plaza, but we’ve played a large role in designing the facility that will enhance sport at Red Deer College and throughout central Alberta for years to come, the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.”

    The presenting sponsor of the festival family zone, Woody’s RV World also joins the the Games sponsor roster as a Bronze Sponsor.

    “It’s about excelling, effort, enjoyment and all about family and community support – things we stand behind as well. We are proud to be a part of the Games,” noted Woody Paylor, Founder, Woody’s RV World.

    Todayville is proud to be a Media Sponsor of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. You can see more stories about the games by clicking here.

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    Gord Bamford and The Reklaws perform at the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza on Friday, February 22

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    Australian-born and Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most-decorated artists in Canadian country music.

    Gord Bamford has 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi JUNO nominations and the only two-time winner out of Nashville’s Country Music Association (CMA)receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award. His distinctive sound and songwriting ability define Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neo-traditional artists.

    Here is a video of Gord Bamford’s latest single “Dive Bar”, from his current album Neon Smoke, hits #1 on the Nielsen BDS Country Airplay Chart.

    Raised in rural Ontario, The Reklaws are comprised of the brother-sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker.

    The pair has spent long hours in Nashville crafting their songs and their efforts have paid off as they came back with an infectious sound, with an authentic mix of pop and country and a “soundtrack-to-your-summer” vibe.

    Here is a video of the Reklaws lead single  “Long Live The Night”, which has been the most streamed song in all of Canadian country music released in 2018.

    The “Dome” at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Celebration Plaza is a heated facility and concerts are free to the public. Get out and enjoy some world class concerts during the 2019 Canada Winter Games.


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    Live music.. Live theatre.. Craft beer tasting.. and Queen Elsa! Downtown Red Deer on Friday

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  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Metis Nation

    From January 20 to March 10, 2019, the Red Deer Museum + art gallery (MAG) is presenting Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Metis Nation. The MAG has augmented the core exhibition, which is organized and circulated by Library and Archives Canada with artefacts and stories of the Metis in Central Alberta. Visitors are invited to imagine themselves as fur traders in our selfie, station, try dancing a Metis jig, and learn a few phrases of the Michif language.  For a complete list of activities go to: www.reddeermuseum.com..

    • Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 – 47A Avenue
    • 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Meet Queen Elsa

    Join Queen Elsa to celebrate the magic of Winter on Little Gaetz (50) Avenue! From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Elsa will be available for meet & greets and photos. Stroll with her along Little Gaetz (50) Avenue between 48 & 49 Street. This event is open to the public and free to attend.  Photos are allowed.  Feel free to use your own camera or cell phone for pictures.

    • Little Gaetz Avenue, 50 Ave & 49 St
    • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Live Lunch Performance at City Hall Park Plaza

    Friday, February 22 from 12 – 1 p.m.: Art Barker

    • City Hall Park Plaza, 4914 – 48 Avenue
    • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

     

    Koselig Corner with the Norwegian Laft Hus

    The Laft Hus will be open during the Canada Winter Games! We are going to serve as your cozy hideout in Rotary Recreation Park with Norwegian snacks, hot beverages, and a fireplace to get cozy in front of. We encourage you to bundle up and come out to learn a little bit about Norwegian winter sports with us. Try out one of our kicksleds, or some vintage cross country skis. For our little visitors we will have some crazy carpets, but you are welcome to bring your own sled to enjoy the park!

    • Norwegian Laft Hus, 4402-47 Ave, Heritage Square
    • 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Central Alberta Youth Pride

    Ages 12 – 21 ONLY Open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and rainbow allies. Make friends, chat with mentors, have fun and just be yourself in a welcoming, supportive community SAFE space. Nervous about attending your first meet-up? We can help! Call and book a meet and greet with group facilitators: Kate (587-434-0301) or Rhys (587-436-5779)

    • Red Deer Public Library – Downtown Branch, 4914 48 Av
    • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Woodworking

    Join Eco-Tree for a wood milling demonstration and workshops with Sawing for Schools.

    • Little Gaetz Avenue , 4815 50 Avenue
    • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    52° North Music + Cultural Festival

    This free, non-ticketed outdoor festival includes a variety of activities for you and your family to enjoy from February 16 to March 1. Activities include: Artisan Avenue and Alberta Craft Council markets, Crokicurl, Snow Maze, Ice Slide, Skating and so much more!

    • Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza, 5205 48th Ave
    • 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Craft Beverage Sampling

    Come downtown to sample local fare and taste beer, spirits & sodas at The Scott Block Theatre.  We’ve teamed up with local restaurants, breweries and distilleries to provide a menu that is crafted right here in central Alberta.  It’s a great stop to make on your way home from work or on your way to the 52˚ North Music + Cultural Festival.  Craft Beverage Sampling happens from 4 – 7 p.m. February 22, 23, 28, March 1 & 2. Admission is free. Photo I.D. is required to purchase alcohol. Sampling tickets are $1 each. Today’s breweries are Albeerta, Belly Hop Brewing, Sawback Brewing Co and Undercurrent Brewing.  Food is by Original Joes.  Entertainment provided by Ryan Marchant.

    • Scott Block Theatre, 4816 50 Avenue
    • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

     

    Live Evening Performance at City Hall Park Plaza

    Friday, February 22 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Art Barker

    • City Hall Park Plaza, 4914 – 48 Avenue
    • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

    Chainsaw Carving

    Come watch Chainsaw Spirit turn wood into unique pieces of art! Each carving takes approximately 30 minutes and is outdoors. Proudly sponsored by ENMAX.

    • Little Gaetz , 4815 50 Avenue
    • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Central Alberta Film Festival – Weeknight Screenings

    The 3rd annual Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) is a 4 day showcase of Albertan, Canadian, and international films taking place at Carnival Cinemas in Red Deer, February 20-23, 2019. Film descriptions, screening times, and tickets are available at www.cafilmfestival.ca/2019-selected-films/. Tickets for individual feature films or thematic groups of short films (Drama, Cultural, Horror, etc.) are $10 each. Industry Passes for the full four day festival, including the special screening and awards ceremony, are $100-$120. Tickets for the special screening and awards ceremony are $30-$40.

    • Carnival Cinemas, 5402 47 St
    • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

     

    Bullskit Comedy Late Night Winter Games Edition

    An insane mix of sketch, improv, music and weird talents. It’s our own spin on late night TV shows like Letterman, Fallon, etc. A host, “celebrity guests” maybe an animal show. This one should get pretty wild.

    • Scott Block Theatre, 4816 50th avenue
    • 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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