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RDC Kings Hockey and Queens Volleyball teams pushing ACAC leaders

RDC Athletics Recap

 This past week the RDC Kings Hockey and Basketball teams defeated the Briercrest College Clippers. The Basketball Queens dropped their contests to the nationally ranked Clippers.  The Queens Volleyball team downed the Kodiaks and the Kings split their series in Lethbridge.

Here is a summary of what happened this past week:

Kings Hockey | Friday, Nov. 22 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Hockey Kings earned a 7-1 victory over the Briercrest College Clippers. Fifth-year centre Dylan Thudium scored twice. Tyrell Mappin, Jacob Wozney, Kyle Salaway, Lynnden Pastachak and Regan Doig added singles. Kings goaltender Arik Weersink made 17 saves for the win.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Nov. 23 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

In an afternoon game, the second place RDC Kings (10-1-1-0) dominated the Clippers (3-7-1-1) by a score of 8-2. Carter Wolski and Austin Hunter found the back of the net twice. Tyrell Mappin, Ross Heidt, Lynnden Pastachak and Jacob Wozney also tallied. Nathan Alalouf turned aside 21 shots, recording the win in the RDC net.

Queens Basketball | Friday, Nov. 22 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Lauren Cardinal

The Red Deer College Queens pushed the nationally ranked Briercrest College Clippers to the end, but came up just four points shy (72-76). Harneet Sidhu led the Queens with 21 points. Lauren Cardinal, a Bachelor of Kinesiology student, contributed 17 points and nine rebounds.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Nov. 23 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Harneet Sidhu

The Clippers (5-2) captured a 93-75 decision over the fourth place Queens (4-4). Surrey’s Harneet Sidhu knocked down 17 points. Valentina Rincon, Amy Szymanek and Lauren Cardinal had 12 points each.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Nov. 22 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Tyronn King

The Red Deer College Kings downed the Briercrest College Clippers 87-85. Toronto’s Tyronn King and Red Deer’s Cody White accumulated 21 points each. Jouvon Edison picked up 12 rebounds.

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Nov. 23 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Spencer Klassen

The third place RDC Kings (5-3) wrapped up an 89-83 victory over the Clippers (2-5). Red Deer’s Spencer Klassen led both squads with 27 points.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Nov. 22 | Lethbridge College

The Queens earned a four set win over the Kodiaks (21-25, 25-18, 25-15 and 25-13). Erin Neufeldt, a Bachelor of Science Nursing student, had 13 kills, 10 digs, two aces and one assist.

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Nov. 23 | Lethbridge College

The second place Red Deer College Queens (8-2) defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (2-8) in four sets (21-25, 25-18, 26-24 and 25-12). McKenna Olson totaled eight kills, eight stuff blocks, two digs and one ace.

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Nov. 22 | Lethbridge College

The RDC Kings dropped the match in three sets to the Kodiaks (21-25, 25-27 and 18-25). Setter Thomas Wass finished with 32 assists, 10 digs, two kills and one stuff block.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Nov. 23 | Lethbridge College

The third place Kings (7-3) picked up a four set victory over the second seed Kodiaks (8-2) in an afternoon rematch (25-17, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-15). First-year Carter Hills was one of the Kings’ offensive weapons, totaling 14 kills, eight digs, three aces and two stuff blocks.

For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes and teams, please visit: rdcathletics.ca

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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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 reddeer.ca/DaweProject.

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