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Men’s Volleyball Championship At RDC – Day 2!


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The 2016-2017 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Volleyball Championship began in fine fashion in the Red Deer College Main Gym on Thursday. Fans were treated to an elite level of volleyball that featured talented student-athletes competing hard for an opportunity to win the championship on Saturday.

The 1st match of the day featured a battle between the SAIT Trojans and The King’s University Eagles. The Trojans defeated the Eagles in 5 sets (24-26, 25-21, 26-28, 25-23 and 17-15).

Aubry Poulin was chosen as the Eagles player-of-the-game while Jackson Oborne picked up the award for the Trojans. Poulin totalled 18 kills, 2 assists, 1 service ace and 7 digs. Oborne accumulated 13 kills, 1 assist and 2 stuff blocks.

In the 2nd match on Thursday, the Medicine Hat College Rattlers won in 3 sets over the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves (25-23, 25-18 and 25-19).

Joel Kotyk was named the Rattlers player-of-the-game while Tristan Simmonds received the nomination for the Wolves. Kotyk finished with 9 kills, 3 service aces and 3 digs. Simmonds totalled 16 kills, 1 assist and 8 digs.

Following the Rattlers and Wolves, the Red Deer College Kings defeated the NAIT Ooks in 4 sets (26-24, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-15).

Regan Fathers was named the Kings player-of-the-game while Cole Burkart picked up the award for the Ooks. Fathers totalled 17 kills, 2 assists, 4 service aces and 7 digs. Burkart contributed 12 kills, 1 assist, 2 service aces and 3 digs for NAIT.

The final match on Thursday featured a showdown between the Keyano College Huskies and the Briercrest College Clippers. The Huskies defeated the Clippers in 3 sets (27-25, 25-17 and 25-21).

Blazej Pellowski was named the Huskies player-of-the-game while Taylor Klassen received the award for the Clippers. The Business Administration student accumulated 29 assists, 1 dig and 1 stuff block for Keyano College. Klassen, a Psychology student, finished with 8 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs and 2 stuff blocks for Briercrest College.

On Friday, Grande Prairie Regional College will compete against The King’s University Eagles at 12:00 p.m. Briercrest College will compete against NAIT at 2:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., the SAIT Trojans will play the Medicine Hat College Rattlers. The RDC Kings will face the Keyano College Huskies on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

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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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