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Queens Volleyball Wins Highlight Busy Weekend For RDC Athletics


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This past weekend, the RDC Queens Volleyball team picked up a pair of wins over the SAIT Trojans. The Queens Hockey team split their weekend series with NAIT, both RDC Basketball teams went 1-1 in Medicine Hat and an injury riddled Kings Volleyball squad dropped a pair of close matches to the Trojans.

Here is a summary of what happened in RDC Athletics this past week.

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 21 | NAIT

In Edmonton, the Queens defeated the NAIT Ooks 2-1. Cassidy Anderson and Jade Petrie scored for RDC. Jen West picked up the win in net and stopped 27-of-28 NAIT shots. With the road victory, the Queens tied the Ooks for top spot in ACAC Women’s Hockey with 25 points.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Jan. 20 | SAIT

The RDC Queens defeated the SAIT Trojans in 4 sets (25-22, 21-25, 27-25 and 25-16). Lauren Marshall was named the Queens player-of-the-game and contributed 5 assists and 22 digs. Queens Head Coach Chris Wandler appreciated a full team effort. “It was a good test of our resiliency against a very good team. We competed as a group which we have been stressing our entire season,” said Wandler. “Individually, we were good tonight but as a team we were better.”

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 21 | RDC

In a weekend rematch, the Queens swept the Trojans (25-17, 25-15 and 25-22). Ashley Fehr was named the RDC Queens player-of-the-game. The Bachelor of Education student totalled 37 assists and 3 digs.

“I’m very happy with how the team is coming together as a group on and off the court and holding each other accountable. That’s super important to develop as we go further along,” said Queens Head Coach Chris Wandler. “We are going in the right direction and with this week’s break we will do some maintenance and recovery things and work on a few items. We are trending in the right direction.” With the victory, the RDC Queens (15-3) share top spot in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division with the Briercrest College Clippers (15-1). Both teams have 30 points. The Queens are on a roll and have won 10 matches in a row.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Jan. 20 | SAIT

In Calgary, the RDC Kings were edged in 5 sets (20-25, 25-18, 29-31, 25-22 and 12-15) by the SAIT Trojans. Michael Sumner was chosen as the Kings player-of-the-game. The Bachelor of Commerce student finished with 4 assists and 22 digs. As a team, the Kings totalled 63 kills, 60 assists, 2 service aces and 60 digs.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 21 | RDC

Following the Queens, the shorthanded RDC Kings fell to the SAIT Trojans in 5 sets (26-28, 16-25, 25-21, 25-22 and 11-15). Tristan Dexter was named the Kings player-of-the-game. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student finished with 12 kills, 3 assists, 2 service aces, 4 digs and 1 stuff block. The Red Deer College Kings (14-4) continue to lead the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with 28 points.

Queens Basketball | Friday, Jan. 20 | Medicine Hat College

In Medicine Hat, the Rattlers defeated the Queens 68-52. Emily White was named the Queens player-of-the-game. The Management Certificate student contributed 12 points, 5 blocks, 2 steals, 1 assist and 3 rebounds. Maya Parker totalled 20 points, 2 steals, 1 assist and 5 rebounds for the Queens.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 21 | Medicine Hat College

In a weekend rematch, the RDC Queens defeated the Rattlers 77-66. Eva Bonde was named the Queens player-of-the-game. The guard from Skanderborg, Denmark finished with 7 points, 1 steal, 1 assist and 12 rebounds. Dedra Janvier led the Queens with 22 points. Queens Head Coach Ken King was happy with the defensive performance. “Our defence was much more engaged and energy focussed. Eva Bonde was our leading rebounder at both ends,” said King. “In a shake-up to our starting lineup, we saw strong performances from Kiana Mintz and Dedra Janvier coming off the bench. If we look at the minutes played and scoring, we see that the playing time was fairly even and our scoring was spread out which is exciting.” With the win, the Queens (5-8) improve to 10 points in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division and trail the 4th place Rattlers by only 2 points.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Jan. 20 | Medicine Hat College

In a close game against a tough Rattlers team, the Kings dropped a 76-73 road decision. The Medicine Hat College Rattlers are the 3rd ranked Men’s Basketball team in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Matt Matear was named the Kings player-of-the-game. The Business Administration student contributed 18 points, 1 steal, 1 assist and 7 rebounds. Ian Tevis totalled 23 points, 2 steals, 2 assists and 6 rebounds for RDC.

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 21 | Medicine Hat College

In game 2 of the weekend series, the Kings defeated the Rattlers 99-96 in overtime. Kings Head Coach Clayton Pottinger was very pleased with the energy. “One of the main things that we talked about pre-game was to focus on our energy,” said Pottinger. “We discussed maintaining that positive outlook even when we faced adversity during the game.” Ian Tevis was named the Kings player-of-the-game. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student contributed 42 points, 1 steal, 2 assists and 7 rebounds. With the victory, the RDC Kings (9-4) retain top spot in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division with 18 points.

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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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