By Sheldon Spackman
It’s a busy weekend in RDC Athletics. Both the Kings and Queen Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball teams are hitting the ice and the hard courts over the next couple of days.
The Kings Hockey team is up in Lac La Biche Friday, November 4th to play the Portage College Voyageurs who have 8 points in ACAC Men’s Hockey, while the Kings are close behind with 7. On Saturday, November 5th, the Kings are back home at the Penhold Multi-plex to battle with the Voyageurs once again in the second half of their home-and-home series with Portage College.
The Queens Hockey team is in Edmonton Saturday night, November 5th to play the MacEwan University Griffins. The Queens are currently riding a five game winning streak, with their last victory being a 3-1 win against the Griffins at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer on Wednesday night.
The Queens Basketball team is hosting the Olds College Broncos at the RDC Main Gym on Friday, November 4th at 6:00pm. The Kings Basketball team will also host Olds College following the ladies game. The Queens are coming off back to back losses heading into this game, while the Kings won their season opener over St. Mary’s University last weekend.
On Saturday, November 5th, the St. Mary’s University Lightning pay a visit to the RDC Main Gym with the Lightning to take on the Queens starting at 6:00pm and the Men’s teams to follow starting at 8:00pm.
In Volleyball action, the RDC Kings and Queens travel to Caronport, Saskatchewan, west of Moose Jaw, to battle the Briercrest Clippers on Friday, November 4th. The Queens and Clippers are tied for top spot in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division with a record of 5-1. The Kings meanwhile sit in top spot in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with a 5-1 record. The Clippers are
second, holding a 4-2 record. Rematches will take place in Caronport on Saturday afternoon, November 5th.
Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith
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
Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details
Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction
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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