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REBELS THIS WEEK

BACK ON TRACK

The Red Deer Rebels continue to sit atop the Central Division standings after a perfect 3-0 week!

Last Wednesday, the Rebels charged out to a 5-0 lead on their way to a 5-2 win over the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Kai Uchacz scored twice, including a power play tally, to reach the 20-goal mark for the first time. Jace Isley scored on a penalty shot for the second time this season. Christoffer Sedoff and Jayden Grubbe also scored for the Rebels. Rhett Stoesser earned the win in net.

Friday night, Kalan Lind scored with 1:28 left to play for the decisive tally in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Dwayne Jean Jr., Jayden Grubbe (power play) and Kai Uchacz (empty net) also scored for the Rebels. Rhett Stoesser earned his second win in as many starts. Red Deer outshot Edmonton 28-21 and was 1-for-3 on the power play while Edmonton was held to 0-for-4.

Then on Saturday, the Rebels scored three times in the third period in a 5-2 triumph over the Oil Kings, this time at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Jayden Grubbe and Craig Armstrong each had a goal and assist for the Rebels. Kai Uchacz (power play), Hunter Mayo (power play) and Arjun Bawa also had one goal each while Kyle Kelsey earned the win in net.

The Rebels are now 21-5-1-3 on the season, good for 46 points and a nine-points lead over Lethbridge for first place in the Central Division.

UPCOMING GAMES

The Rebels have two more games before the holiday break. Friday night, December 16, they visit the Medicine Hat Tigers (7 p.m.) before hosting the Swift Current Broncos Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m. at the Peavey Mart Centrium.

There are two home games for the Rebels between Christmas and New Year’s – Tuesday, December 27 vs. Edmonton and Thursday, Dec. 29 vs. Calgary. Both games go at 7 p.m.

Tickets for all Rebels home games are available at ticketsalberta.com.

WHO’S HOT?

Kai Uchacz is now riding a career high nine-game point streak (6 goals, 7 assists). He is second in the WHL with 22 goals and 14thwith 38 points. 

Hunter Mayo leads all WHL defenceman with 11 goals on the season, including eight power play tallies which ties him for third in the entire WHL.

Jayden Grubbe reached 100 points for his WHL career Saturday night at Edmonton. The captain has goals in three-straight games and points in seven of his last eight games.

Forward Kalan Lind is on a five-game point streak (4 goals, 4 assists).

Forward Dwayne Jean Jr. has points in three-straight games (1 goal, 2 assists).

LIND INVITED TO TOP PROSPECTS GAME

Rebels forward Kalan Lind has been invited to play at the 2023 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, January 25 in Langley, BC. The 18-year-old sophomore from Shaunavon, SK is currently a B-rated prospect by NHL Central Scouting for the 2023 NHL Draft. Lind, the Rebels’ 1st round pick (6th overall) at the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft, won gold with Team Canada at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup held at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer, July 31-August 6. The Shaunavon, SK native also played at the Capital City Challenge in Ottawa last November.

STOCKING STUFFER SEASON

The Rebels Team Store at the Peavey Mart Centrium is open all week long 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for your holiday shopping needs. The store will also be open Monday, Dec. 19 and Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. before closing for the holiday break. You can also shop for the Rebels fans in your life at our online store (reddeerrebels.com/online-store).

HALF-SEASON TICKET PACKAGES

Rebels Half-Season Tickets Packages include tickets to all 18 Regular Season home games (December 27, 2022 – March 25, 2023), first right to your seat for playoffs, and Buddy Vouchers to bring a friend (2). To purchase your half-season tickets, or if you have any questions, contact Shaun Richer at [email protected] or 403.341.6000.

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Red Deer Symphony Orchestra invites you to the 2024-2025 season!

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The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is a community-oriented professional performing arts leader dedicated to engaging, educating, and inspiring Central Alberta through music.

Despite a successful 2023-24 season featuring diverse musical performances and collaborations, the RDSO faces funding cuts and has launched an advocacy campaign for new operational funds. Historically supported by the City of Red Deer, recent policy changes have reduced available grants, impacting the orchestra’s budget and programming. Donations to the RDSO are being accepted online.

Join us with a Full Season Subscription!

The most music for the best price!

Not only do full-season subscribers get the first pick of the best seats, they also hear the most music for the best price. Buy a full-season subscription and you’ll receive all SIX of our Main Series concerts for the price of FIVE – you get an evening of Red Deer’s finest live music for free!

Full-season subscribers have the opportunity to save their seats before anyone else, and receive “Subscribers Only” benefits throughout the season. Additionally, subscribers receive $10 off extra single tickets: you can bring friends and share the music with them too!

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Four-Concert Subscription

Curate your own season!

RDSO offers four-concert subscriptions for those who prefer to curate their own season, so you can enjoy a selection of RDSO’s exciting 2023-24 performances and get the satisfaction of knowing that you are actively supporting Central Alberta’s flagship performing arts organization!

Choose any four of RDSO’s six 2024-25 Main Series Concerts and save your seat in the concert hall!

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Three-Concert Subscription

Curate your own season!

RDSO offers three-concert subscriptions for those who prefer to curate their own season, so you can enjoy a selection of RDSO’s exciting 2023-24 performances and get the satisfaction of knowing that you are actively supporting Central Alberta’s flagship performing arts organization!

Choose any three of RDSO’s six 2024-25 Main Series Concerts and save your seat in the concert hall!

For Any Three Concerts!

In 1987, the population of this fair city was just under 55,000 and the Red Deer College Arts Centre had just opened its doors when a gentleman by the name of Howard Mar took his vision of a community symphonic orchestra in Red Deer, enlisted the financial support to the tune of $165,000 from Red Deer’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35, rallied his friends and fellow patrons of the arts, gathered a group of musicians both amateur and professional and… created the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra!

Dr. Alan Johnson, former head of Obstetrics at the RDRHC and the first president of the RDSO said of the beginning: “It was mostly Howard, really. As far as my involvement was concerned and you can quote me – I’ve been at many deliveries before but this one has got to be one of the biggest.”  Mr. Mar was the parent; the community delivered and nurtured the creation.

There have been many changes in the last three decades: the population has grown and so has your symphony.  Under the creative and talented guidance of Maestro Claude Lapalme, the caring guardianship of many, many board members and volunteers throughout the years, the support of numerous patrons, sponsors and funding agencies, the RDSO has matured from a community based, semi-professional orchestra to a fully professional symphony orchestra, employing union musicians.  We have moved from a four-concert season with a budget of $71,000 and an apprenticeship program, to a seven-concert season with a budget of over $500,000 and a range of musical education experiences.

Our community programs include the Dress Rehearsal program that is aimed at making the RDSO accessible to anyone, the Choir Kids program (where children in the Red Deer schools get a chance to publicly perform their songs arranged by our Maestro and played by the symphony); and the budding Music + Explorers program, which is an El Sistema-inspired after school social development program that uses music as a lever to engage socio-economically challenged kids in North Red Deer in creative and artistic activities that improve their quality of life.

Although much has changed, much has also remained the same. We are still run by a volunteer board that works very hard to keep the music playing. We are still financially reliant on the generosity of our local patrons and businesses. We still hold to the original vision of providing educational experiences with symphonic music for central Alberta. We still share the stage with amateur musicians, groups from around the area such as the Red Deer Royals, the Red Deer College Choir, the Lindsay Thurber Composite High School’s choirs, the Rosedale Valley Strings, Soliloquy, and the Red Deer Youth Orchestra.

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