Connect with us
[bsa_pro_ad_space id=12]

2019 Canada Winter Games

Red Deer Regional Airport Runway Extension Cleared For Take-Off!

Published

on

If you like this, share it!




  • By Sheldon Spackman

    It’s a turning point for Red Deer Regional Airport and a huge boost to the business and tourism communities.  The main runway has been extended to allow for larger planes and more options for local travellers.   Dignitaries from throughout Central Alberta gathered at the Airport Friday to cut the ribbon on the facility’s new Runway Extension. The new extension which has been operational for months now, allows larger planes to land at the airport.  A key component to acquiring the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer and crucial for the Airport’s growth. It’s a 2,000 ft. extension of the main runway, for a total runway length of 7,500 ft.

    Airport officials hope this also means increased opportunities for advanced tourism, economic power, attracting new commercial business and services to the area and increased quality of life for Central Alberta residents. Additionally, rehabilitation and expansion work was completed on Apron 7 to open up additional land for future commercial business development.

    Airport CEO Graham Ingham says the Runway Extension was the largest Capital Project ever undertaken at the airport and positions the facility well for future growth. Pointing out activity at YQF currently results in about $100 million dollars of economic spin-off for the region.

    After a slow start to 2017, Ingham says April was a strong month for them. There have been increases in Charter traffic to Fort St. John and Grande Prairie and an increase in Air Canada traffic as well. Meetings with two potential ultra-low-cost carriers last November, could also lead to further growth going forward.

    Ingham says they are also working on a Land Development Strategy to hopefully capitalize on the economic opportunities that would provide. Adding, that would be part of step 2 in their Strategic Business Plan, which also includes a Terminal Expansion, Apron Expansion and Parking Lot Expansion. Step 1 was the recent Runway Extension.

     


    If you like this, share it!

    2019 Canada Winter Games

    Canada Winter Games Holiday Store is now open in Bower Place

    Published

    on

    If you like this, share it!




  • November 23, 2018

    The 2019 Canada Winter Game Holiday Store is now open. Located in the Great Indoors Market in Bower Place, the 2019 Games Holiday Store is open from now until December 24, 2018.

    The Holiday Store features clothing items for men, women and youth, pins, collectibles, and Waskasoo plush toys and follows the regular Bower Place hours of operation. Forms of payment accepted are debit and all major credit cards (AMEX, Visa and MasterCard). Cash is not accepted.

    Please note all sales are exchange only, no refunds. After the Holiday Store closes on December 24, a flagship merchandise store opens in the Volunteer Centre (on the other side of the old Sears in Bower Place, accessible via the exterior north entrance) from January 14 until March 3, 2019.

    For more information, or to access more official 2019 Games merchandise, visit canadagamesgear.ca.

    About the 2019 Canada Winter Games: From February 15 until March 3, 2019, the eyes of the nation are on Red Deer, Alberta as we host the 2019 Canada Winter Games – the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada and the largest event to be hosted in Red Deer’s history. Featuring over 150 events in 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games welcomes up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 100,000 spectators, with a significant forecasted economic impact. The 27th edition of the Canada Games, the 2019 Games is set to provide a stage for Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions to compete and leaves a legacy for athletic and leadership greatness in Red Deer and central Alberta. This is our moment. For more information on the 2019 Games, please visit: canadagames.ca/2019 Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


    If you like this, share it!
    Continue Reading

    2019 Canada Winter Games

    Rodeo and Winter Games exhibits launched in time for CFR

    Published

    on

    If you like this, share it!




  • What a week to be in Red Deer and Central Alberta.  The Canadian Finals Rodeo arrives Wednesday, which coincides with Halloween.  And off on the horizon, not far away, is the Canada Winter Games, come like a steam train through a winter storm! If you need a break from the live action and looking for something to do during the day, you may want to join us as we honour no less that 14 CFR Champions in a new exhibit.

    We are happy to announce the launch of two new exhibits at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum this week. With the excitement of Red Deer hosting both the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) and the 2019 Canada Winter Games, we have installed exhibits to honour the history of each event.

    Canadian Finals Rodeo


    We are excited to welcome the CFR to Red Deer from October 30, 2018 to November 4, 2018! We are featuring Honoured Member Dianne Finstad and her journalistic work covering events including the CFR.

    Did you know that 14 of Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum’s Honoured Members have been named CFR Champions?

    2019 Canada Winter Games
    Red Deer is proud to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games from February 15 – March 3, 2019. In the months leading up to the CWG, we will be rotating through exhibits for all 19 official sports. Come join the excitement as we prepare to welcome the 2019 Canada Winter Games to Red Deer.

    Current sports featured in the 2019 Canada Winter Games exhibit: Judo, Table Tennis, Boxing, Snowboarding, and Hockey

    The previously featured sports: Artistic Gymnastics, Figure Skating, Ringette, Synchronized Swimming, Alpine/Para-Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing, Squash, and Long Track Speed Skating.  There are more sports to come so be sure to come back at the beginning of February.

    Looking for some spooky fun Halloween activities for all ages? Join us for our Halloween Trick or Treat event! We will have Halloween themed games and crafts and full access to the entire Museum! This year we have TWO separate times for you and your family to join us for only $10! Costumes optional!

    Date: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AND 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


    If you like this, share it!
    Continue Reading

    december, 2018

    wed21nov - 21decAll DayAlberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - Deck the Hall 31 Days of Giving-31 Days of giving(All Day) Event Organized By: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    sat15dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmParkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sale10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    sat15dec12:00 pm- 6:00 pmArtisan Market Sale for Nuit Blanche Winter CarnivalArtisan Market12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    sat22dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmParkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sale10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    mon31dec - 1jandec 317:00 pmjan 1- 2:00 amBlack & White ballRed Deer\'s Party of the Year!7:00 pm - (january 1) 2:00 am

    mon31dec - 1jandec 317:00 pmjan 1- 1:00 amOne Eleven Grill New Year's Eve with Claude Godin and his Groove EnsembleCall 403.347-2111 to reserve for New Year7:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am

    Trending

    X