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RDC Kings & Queens Hit The Ice And Hard Courts This Weekend


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By Sheldon Spackman

It’s back at it for RDC Athletics this weekend as the Kings and Queens Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball teams take to the ice and hard courts respectively.

The RDC Main Gym will see the Kings and Queens Volleyball teams play host to the Olds College Broncos on Friday night, November 11th. The Queens sit in second place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division with a record of 5-3, while the Broncos are 3-3.

On the Men’s side, the Kings sit in first place in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with a 6-2 record, while the Broncos are looking for their first victory. The Queens take to the court at 6:00pm, the Kings game will follow.

On Saturday, November 12th, the Kings and Queens Volleyball teams will head down to Olds for a rematch with the Broncos.

Elsewhere, the RDC Queens Basketball team is in Calgary on Friday, November 11th. They take on the SAIT Trojans at 6:00pm. The Queens sit in second place in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division with a 2-1 record, while the Trojans are even at 1-1.

On the Men’s side, the RDC Kings Basketball team is also in Calgary to play the SAIT Trojans. The Kings are unbeaten on the season with a 3-0 record and sit in top spot in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division standings. The Trojans have a 2-0 record, so one team will have to pick up their first loss of the young season. This game will follow the Queens game.

On Saturday, November 12th, the Kings and Queens Basketball teams will remain in Calgary to play the St. Mary’s University Lightning. The Lightning and Queens have split the two games where they’ve
played each other so far this season, with the Queens coming off a victory over the Lightning at RDC last Saturday. The Kings Basketball team meanwhile have defeated the Lightning in two previous meetings so far this season.

As for the Kings and Queens Hockey teams, the Kings are in Camrose on Friday night, November 11th to face the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings. The Kings have 11 points in the ACAC Men’s Hockey standings while the Vikings have 13. On Saturday, November 12th, the Kings will host the Vikings in a rematch at the Penhold Multi-plex starting at 7:00pm.

The Queens are back in action on Saturday, November 12th in Edmonton against the NAIT Ooks. The Queens have won 6 games in a row coming into this game and are the hottest team in the league with a 6-2 record so far. NAIT currently sits in first place in the ACAC Women’s Hockey standings with a 7-1 record.

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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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