Connect with us

Local Sports

RDC Kings & Queens Busy On The Weekend


4 minute read

By Sheldon Spackman

It was a busy weekend for RDC Athletes over the past few days. At the Fox Meadow Golf & Country Club in Stratford, Prince Edward Island, the RDC Golf teams competed amongst the best at the National Championship. The Women’s Golf team finished 9th while the Men’s team finished in 13th place. Individually Shaye Leidenius finished tied for 7th while Cole Morrison finished 20th.

RDC Golf Coach Jeff Willmer was proud of the team’s efforts, saying “The team played well considering the cold, windy and rainy weather, RDC had great representation this week.” The golf season however is now complete for another year.

Elsewhere, The RDC Kings Hockey team tied the SAIT Trojans with one second left in the third period at the Penhold Multi-plex on Friday night but eventually lost 4-3 in overtime. Dustin Gorgi had a pair of goals for the Kings, while Zak Hicks added a single. SAIT defeated the Kings again on Saturday, 6-1. Of note, Scott Ferguson of the Kings scored his first ACAC goal.

Meanwhile, the Queens Hockey team defeated the Olds College Broncos 4-2 on Saturday. Jade Petrie, Keinyn Nordell, Rikki Smith and Jessica Anderson scored for RDC.

The RDC Kings Basketball team took to the court on Friday night at the U of S in Saskatoon, losing 110-62 to The University of Calgary Dinos in exhibition play. Ian Tevis and Shayne Stumpf led the Kings with 13 points. On Saturday in exhibition action, the Kings fell 97-69 to the Algoma University Thunderbirds. Ian Tevis led the Kings with 26 points.

The RDC Kings Volleyball team swept the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in three sets on Friday. Winning 25-13, 25-23 and 25-22. On Saturday it was another three set sweep over the Kodiaks with the Kings winning 25-19, 25-11 and 25-19. This means the RDC Kings Volleyball team remains perfect on the season so far.

The RDC Queens Volleyball team however were defeated by the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in five sets on Friday. The Queens won the first set 25-23, lost the second 22-25, lost the third set 15-25, won the fourth set 25-21 and dropped the final set 12-15. On Saturday in a rematch, the Queens defeated the Kodiaks in four sets. After dropping the first set
21-25, the Queens won 25-19, 28-26 and 25-21.

As for the RDC Kings Soccer team, they were shut out by the SAIT trojans 3-0 at RDC Field on Saturday and on Sunday, the Kings were shaded 3-2 by the Olds College Broncos in their last game of the season. Delbert Albert and Mark Ibbotson scored for the Kings.

The RDC Queens Soccer team were also shut out by the visiting SAIT trojans on Saturday, losing 2-0 at RDC Field. On Sunday, in the final regular season game, the Olds College Broncos edged the Queens 2-1. Kaitlin D’Arcy scored for the Queens. The RDC Queens Soccer season ends in what would be the last game for Head Coach David Colley, who retires.

Follow Author

City of Red Deer

Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details

Published on

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

Continue Reading

Local Sports

Wandler temporarily replaces Walton as RDC Queens Volleyball Head Coach

Published on

News Release from Red Deer College Athletics

With Head Coach Talbot Walton taking an indefinite medical leave of absence, a familiar face will guide the historic Red Deer College Queens Volleyball team into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) 2021/2022 season.

RDC Queens Assistant Coach Chris Wandler has assumed the head coaching duties of the three time national champion Queens Volleyball team.

RDC Queens Volleyball Head Coach Talbog Walton on indefinite medical leave

“It is unfortunate that Talbot won’t be able to begin the season doing what he loves, which is coaching his promising group of student-athletes, but at this time it is important for him to take the time that he needs to recuperate and take care of his health,” says Sharon Hamilton, Dean of School of Community, Wellness and Health. “I know the entire College community wishes Talbot well in his recovery and we all look forward to seeing him back on the sidelines coaching the Queens when his medical team deems appropriate.”

Wandler brings a wealth of coaching experience, expertise, and an important familiarity with the student-athletes and RDC Queens Volleyball program. He was an assistant to Walton with the Queens from 2003 to 2012, and again in the 2019/2020 season. He temporarily took over as the head coach of the RDC Queens Volleyball team from 2016/2017 to 2018/2019 and guided them to a pair of ACAC bronze medals. Wandler was also named the ACAC 2018/2019 Women’s Volleyball South Coach of the Year.

Under Walton’s leadership, and in conjunction with other assistant coaches, Wandler has helped build the Queens into national championship contenders, once again. During 2019/2020, the RDC Queens rolled to an impressive 21-3 regular season record, finishing only two points behind the first place Briercrest College Clippers (22-2). At the ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championship in Medicine Hat, the Queens pushed the Clippers to five sets (25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 23-25, and 12-15) in the final and earned a silver medal.

Then at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) 2020 Women’s Volleyball National Championship in Quebec, the Queens exacted some revenge on the Clippers, downing them in five sets (24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 25-14 and 15-12) in the bronze semi-final. The RDC Queens defeated the Fanshawe Falcons in four sets (25-14, 25-17, 18-25, and 25-21) to win national bronze.

With a complementary blend of experienced, and young, enthusiastic student-athletes, the Red Deer College Queens are excited and poised to host a successful ACAC 2022 Women’s Volleyball Championship at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, with their sights on eventually pushing for their fourth national title.

For more information about RDC Athletics, including Queens Volleyball, please visit:

Continue Reading

july, 2021

thu15jul(jul 15)6:30 pmthu19aug(aug 19)6:30 pmPop-up Spray Parks6:30 pm - (august 19) 6:30 pm