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Red Deer Organizers looking for a few last minute volunteers for Canada’s first ever national cyclist count


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Article submitted by the Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting


Over 30 Red Deer citizens have volunteered to participate in Canadas first-ever national count of cyclists, being held on Tuesday June 1 and Saturday June 5.

The count is being co-ordinated by the Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting in conjunction with Vélo Canada Bikes and university researchers.

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The Pedal Poll and the Community Better Challenge are supported by the Red Deer Wellness Network (see

Tuesday June 1 is the big day for Pedal Poll counting, with one additional shift on Saturday June 5.

Heres the locations:

CPR Bridge: North Side (58 St. at 52 Ave.);

Piper Creek Bridge at Southbrook (Bench near playground);

Bottom of Spruce Drive hill: 48 Ave. at 43 St.

Eastside Multi-use trail: 39 St. & future 20 Ave.;

Kerry Wood Nature Centre parking lot;

Taylor Drive Multi-use trail: east side Taylor Drive between Howarth St. & Horn St.;

67 St. Multi-use trail at Garden Gate;

Lindsay Thurber: Between 55 St. & 42A Ave.

Tuesdays time slots are 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays time slot is 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

participACTIONs Community Better Challenge runs from June 1 to June 30. We can do this, Red Deer!


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The Laft Hus celebrates 35 years in Red Deer

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The Laft Hus is a replica of an 18th-century farmhouse in the Numedal district in Norway. It was created through the efforts of volunteers, and it officially opened to the public in 1987.

The museum contains many old artifacts and examples of Norwegian arts and crafts and a small butikk of Norwegian items and the house itself is of note due to its traditional sod roof.

The museum and gift shop are open to visitors every day (except Mondays) from June 1 through to August 31, 9:00 am to 3 pm. For the remainder of the year, the Norwegian Laft Hus is open each Wednesday when a group of ladies meet to work on Norwegian arts and crafts.

This year, the Laft Hus celebrates its 35th year in Red Deer. The annual festival will take place on June 18, 2022 and will have many activities, entertainment, Norwegian food and vendors for the visitors to enjoy. Help us celebrate!

For more information, visit their website.

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Children’s Fest is back in the park in 2022!

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Groups and organizations come together to host the 16th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival

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After 2 years of re-imagined festivals we are excited to be hosting the 16 th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival back in the park. This family-friendly event is held over two days the first weekend of June. The festival is an opportunity for children and their families to get first-hand knowledge and exposure to the arts, to allow their creativity and imaginations to blossom.

June 3rd and 4th Rotary Recreation Park 4501 47A Ave, Red Deer will come to life with music, dancing, children running and laughing enjoying tons of interactive fun!

The community planning committee has been busy putting together a great two days that will enchant and engage children of all ages. With support from various community partners, the festival brings affordable, culturally diverse, and exciting entertainment through featured artists and interactive fun. We strive to allow families to actively engage in learning and playtime by fostering their imagination and creativity. From dancing, ultimate fort building, Laser Chase, Imaginate where you will learn from local artists, glitter tattoos, and performances this children’s festival has it all.

Live shows include:

 Beppie a JUNO nominated recording artist and an award winning music educator based out of Edmonton,

 LANCE CARDINAL ᐊᐧᒐᐢᐠ First Nations artist, designer, and entrepreneur. Lance recently began a new role as Indigenous consultant and designer for the Edmonton Oilers, writing the new pre-game land acknowledgement video and designing the new Turtle Island Logo.

 The Joe Show – Start with a little magic. Add some breathtaking illusions. Stir in appearances from an amazing collection of animal friends with ventriloquism, Sprinkle in a healthy dose of jokes, laughter and fun, and you have the recipe for an amazing show known as the Joe Show

With our admission fee of only $7 per person, or $25 per family or anytime pass $40.00 for a family, every family can enjoy the world-class entertainment and all activities. Included with the admission, families will also have access to free
snacks and water (bring a bottle!), The Central Alberta Children’s Festival welcomes kids ages 0 – 99!

For more information on the festival visit

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