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RDC Kings And Queens Take Home Awards


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It’s been a month filled with awards and honours for RDC Athletics. For the Kings Basketball team, Ian Tevis has been selected as the 2016-17 ACAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.

In a release, RDC Athletic Director Diane St-Denis says “It’s great to see Ian acknowledged for his strong season, He’s the first Kings Basketball player ever to receive this honour, and it means a great deal to our basketball program and to RDC Athletics as a whole to have our student athletes recognized for their high level of play within the ACAC.”

In addition to being named Player of the Year, Tevis was also named to the ACAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference First Team, which recognizes him as one of the top five players in the conference. Two other members of Kings Basketball also received All-Conference recognition at the ACAC Men’s Basketball Award Presentations held at Medicine Hat College on March 1st. Forward Shayne Stumpf and forward Matt Matear were both named to the All-Conference Second Team, acknowledging them as top 10 players in the conference as voted on by other coaches.

Elsewhere, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Curling season has concluded and RDC is pleased to announce that Marla Sherrer, Skip of the Women’s Curling team has received the prestigious honour of being named the 2016-17 ACAC Female Curler of the Year. Sherrer led her team to a tie for second at this year’s Regionals. At the 2016-17 ACAC Curling Championships, the team finished first in the round robin and then won their first playoff game before earning silver.

In a release, Curling Head Coach Brad Hamilton says “Marla has done a great job helping the team adjust to having two new players this year, and they’ve had a strong season.”

Also, some Queens hockey players have been named to ACAC All-Conference teams. Forwards, Ashley Graf and Jade Petrie were both named to the All-Conference First Team, while goaltender Tracie Kikuchi and forward Emily Swier received All-Conference Second Team Awards. All four student-athletes received the honours at the 2016-17 ACAC Women’s Hockey Finals on March 4th at Grant MacEwan University.

In a release, Kelly Coulter, Queens Hockey Head Coach says “Having these players acknowledged helps our team by recognizing the type of student-athletes they are and the skills that are needed to play at this level. They help set the bar for the attributes a Queens hockey player and ACAC student-athletes should have to be successful at the college level.”

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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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