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RDC Queens Indoor Track Team Wins Silver!


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A silver medal at the ACAC Indoor Track Championships in Lethbridge was the main highlight for RDC Athletics last weekend. The men’s team meanwhile placed 4th at the event. Individually, Jordanna Cota earned a silver medal in the women’s 3,000 metre finals. The Bachelor of Science (Nursing) student finished the race in 11:08.13. The RDC women’s 4 x 400 metre relay team (Sadie Borgfjord, Jordanna Cota, Shaelyn Motzahn and Jill Stewart) achieved silver with a time of 4:24.35.

In basketball action, the Red Deer College Kings opened the championship in Medicine Hat with a 95-73 win over the Concordia University Thunder on Thursday. Matt Matear led the way for the Kings with 21 points. The Business Administration (General Management) student added 1 steal, 2 assists and 12 rebounds. Friday, the SAIT Trojans defeated the Kings 94-83. Spencer Klassen was named the Kings player-of-the-game. The Bachelor of Education (Elementary) student finished with 17 points, 2 steals, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. In the bronze medal game on Saturday, the host Medicine Hat College Rattlers won 96-82 over the RDC Kings. Ian Tevis finished with 22 points, 3 steals, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and hit 6-of-6 free throws. The Kings placed 4th in ACAC Men’s Basketball. In the gold medal game, the SAIT Trojans defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks 85-65.

Finally, The U of A Augustana Vikings defeated the RDC Kings 3-1 on Friday, march 3rd to take a 1-0 lead in the best of 3 quarterfinals. Ben Williams scored the lone goal for the Kings. On Saturday, Riley Simpson and Scott Ferguson scored to give the RDC Kings a 2-0 victory on home ice. Mike Salmon earned the shutout and turned aside all 31 shots he faced. The Kings tied the series 1-1 and forced a 3rd game in Camrose. On Sunday in Camrose, the U of A Augustana Vikings defeated the RDC Kings 4-0 and took the best of 3 series, 2 games to 1.

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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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