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New Blackfalds Arena to Be Named Eagle Builders Centre

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From the Town of Blackfalds

The Town of Blackfalds is proud to announce that the newly expanded arena and library will be named the “Eagle Builders Centre.” Town Council accepted the naming rights facility sponsorship at their June 23 Regular Council Committee Meeting.

“It is an honour to team up with a leading company and major contributor such as Eagle Builders who is also a partner in the construction of the new arena,” said Mayor Poole.

Eagle Builders is locally based in Blackfalds/Lacombe County and is an innovator in the engineering, fabrication, and building of precast concrete structures. They have been a long-standing member of the community that employ over 275 Blackfalds and surrounding area residents.

Internationally recognized for their quality, Eagle Builders is the industry trendsetter for fostering innovation and emerging technologies. With a diverse portfolio in both the public and private markets, stakeholders procure Eagle Builders for precast developments that require proper technical expertise, stability and resources ensuring the highest success with lasting value.

The new 1,300 seat arena will include a second ice surface, a 12,000 sq. ft. library, multi-purpose rooms, and the future home of the Blackfalds Bulldogs.

“As a local company who has been operating here for almost 20 years, we are honoured to have this opportunity to support an outstanding community project. We are very blessed to employ over 275 amazing people who will not only use this facility but also learn, grown and share lasting memories with their family and friends,” said Craig Haan, Director of Eagle Builders. “My partners Kevin Kooiker, Dennis Haan, and I are extremely proud of every team member in our company and we’re humbled to contribute to a community staple which will be used by many for years to come.”

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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$100,000 to the winning community – Come on Red Deer – we can do this!

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The Red Deer Wellness Network is excited to announce that Red Deer will be participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge from June 1st – June 30th, as we strive to be named Canada’s Most Active Community.

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is helping strengthen communities through physical activity and sport because everything gets better when you get active. ParticipACTION is awarding $100,000 to the community who rallies the most participants and accumulates the most active minutes during the challenge. There is also a new this year, Provincial Prize. Participants can also win individual prizes through the ParticipACTION app when activity minutes are logged.
We are encouraging all residents aged 17 and older to download the app and track their activity to support our Community Better challenge! You can also track it on the website. 

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Download the new ParticipACTION app
2. Track and contribute to total active minutes from June 1st to June 30th.
3. Invite your friends to do the same! You can also create a team on the app to encourage one another along the way and win team prizes.

Schools, Sport Organizations, Workplaces and Gyms are encouraged to track their activities as a group on the ParticipACTION website. Families can track for their whole family on the website and groups can track for large group participation.

Steps to log as a group:
Step 1:  Go to www.participaction.com/challenge

or scan this QR Code.

Step 2: Sign up as a group organization or as a family with a name and e-mail
Step 3: Start tracking activity minutes from June 1-June 30th. You may enter daily or all at once.  Example: School Name, 500 students, 60 minutes of activity/day, 10 days
Step 4: Deadline to enter all minutes is July 1st at midnight

The Red Deer Wellness Network is an umbrella organization for a variety of non profit groups in the city that have a focus on wellness, active living and healthy nutrition.
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Town of Blackfalds introduces safe “Exchange Zone” to protect online buyers and sellers

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From the Town of Blackfalds

Blackfalds Adopts Exchange Zone

Blackfalds has designated a safe ‘Exchange Zone’ thanks to the suggestion brought forward by community members to the Town’s peace officers and the Blackfalds Policing Committee.

Exchange zones provide a safe way for the public to exchange goods without the need to provide personal information or have strangers come to your home address.

“The need for a public location for exchanges to occur between people is something which has been brought forward in many communities as they grow,” explains Ken Morrison, Emergency Management and Protective Services Manager. “It provides [buyers or sellers] a place to arrange an exchange without having people attending their home.”

Morrison elaborated that the City of Edmonton implemented exchange zones in March of 2020 as there was an increase in online purchases, and consequently, crime in relation to those purchases. “The previous year, Edmonton Protective Services had made 77 arrests and laid 218 charges relating to the face-to-face buying and selling of online items. Internet communities all over [Alberta] have adopted these initiatives in the hopes of keeping people reasonably safe when making in-person exchanges.”

The Blackfalds exchange zone consists of two designated parking stalls and is located in the parking lot in front of the Protective Services building at 4405 South Street.

RCMP Sergeant Brent Dueck said that the location was chosen because of its already established security measures in and around the building and is manned 24 hours a day. “The Protective Services building was chosen as there are security cameras in place and outside lighting along with police officers and Fire Department personnel coming and going all hours of the day and night.”

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