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Peavey Mart Centrium – Peavey Mart Industries buys naming rights from Westerner Park


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Westerner Park is excited to announce they have signed a 5 year agreement with Peavey Industries LP for the naming rights of the Centrium and as their “Official Agricultural Supply Partner”. As of July 12, 2021, the Centrium will be named the Peavey Mart Centrium.

Peavey Industries and Westerner Park share common goals. The synergy of their commitment to community and agriculture is one of the many reasons this partnership is the perfect fit.

“This partnership is a natural fit and one that will continue the arena’s legacy of bringing the community together,” says Mike Olesen, Chief Executive Officer, Westerner Park. “With the addition of a naming partner on our iconic Central Alberta arena, we are ready to welcome our guests back for Red Deer Rebels Hockey, Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, Canadian Finals Rodeo, and the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships!”

“Peavey Industries’ head office has been located here for decades, making Peavey Mart truly ‘Red Deer’ at its very core. We are thrilled to partner with Westerner Park and further our local connection while showcasing the overarching dedication we have for a city we are also very proud to call our hometown.” – Doug Anderson, President & CEO, Peavey Industries LP.

The Peavey Mart Centrium is a landmark of Central Alberta, rooted in the community for the last 30 years. The arena is a multi-use facility accommodating national events, concerts, hockey, rodeo, trade shows, and even graduations. The Peavey Mart Centrium has an impressive history of notable events – such as the 2016 Memorial Cup, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Brier and concerts like – Elton John, Rush and Motley Crue just to name a few.

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Grant’s story: Amazing Improvement with Hard Work & Support

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Grant was in his mid-fifties – maybe a bit overweight but with no other cardiovascular risk factors. However, a stroke hit and hit hard. His right side was very compromised, he had little use of his hands, he was unable to walk or lift his right arm. He was hospitalized in Red Deer for 4 months and then went to the Centennial Centre in Ponoka for rehab for 6 months. His doctor had told him that he would be bound to a wheelchair for the rest of his life and would never walk again or be able to recover from this stroke. This made Grant angry as he didn’t want this prognosis.

Since that time, he has put a lot of work and effort into getting better. The physios and rehab team helped him make progress, but he kept asking them how he could get more training. They were able to refer him to Recreation Therapy at RDPCN. His therapist arranged to work with him at the Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre three times per week. He is doing a lot better now. He can walk with a cane and he can lift 30 pounds on the machines at the gym. He can now clap hands. He has gained strength and control, his gait has improved along with his endurance, and he has an increased range of motion and strength in his upper extremities. He can now do many more tasks of daily living such as carry groceries, cook and barbeque.

Grant states that his doctor can’t believe his progress. Other people he knows have said very similar things. Working with the Rec Therapist has been very encouraging and supportive. The Rec Therapist has really helped me to stay motivated. Having a plan for myself also helps the attendants at the Gary Harris Centre to work with me to move forward. I have highly recommended this program to others I know who have had a stroke.

My work is not done but I am proud of the progress I have made and thankful for everything I can do for myself.

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Keep cool with the firefighters this Thursday!

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Pop-up Spray Parks

Members of Red Deer Emergency Services, RCMP and Municipal Enforcement blasted the hoses to keep you cool Thursdays in July and August.

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, Municipal Policing Services and RCMP in a neighbourhood near you.

Participants are reminded to not attend if they are feeling unwell or are currently required to quarantine.

Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date Location Address
July 22 Highland Green Community Centre 65 Halladay Avenue
July 29 Deer Park Community Association 181 Dowler Street
August 5 To Be Confirmed —–
August 12 Riverside Meadows Community Centre 6021 57 Avenue
August 19 Joseph Welsh Elementary School 4401 37 Avenue

*Events are weather dependent.


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