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Regular Season Wraps-Up For Kings And Queens Basketball & Volleyball Squads This Weekend


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The Red Deer College Volleyball teams will play their final regular season matches against the Briercrest College Clippers. Capping off the regular season, the RDC Basketball squads have a home-and-home series against the Ambrose University Lions. The Kings Hockey club faces the University of Alberta (Augustana) Vikings in a pair of games.

Kings Volleyball is supporting the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) to bring awareness to their #irespect campaign. Respect is vital in today’s society and a greater emphasis on it can prevent a number of injustices that occur daily. We invite everyone to come down to support your Kings and Queens this weekend and let us know what you respect.

At the games there will be the opportunity to sign a large #irespect poster, donate to CASASC and use our Snapchat geofilter to increase awareness. This locally backed cause needs your support. The Kings encourage you to post on social media using the hashtag #irespect and to attend the following games:

RDC Queens and Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 17 | 6:00 p.m.

RDC Queens and Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 1:00 p.m.

RDC Queens and Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 6:00 p.m. | RDC

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 17 | 6:00 p.m. | RDC

The Red Deer College Queens (19-3) host the Briercrest College Clippers (20-2). The Clippers occupy 1st place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division with 40 points but the Queens are close behind with 38. Both teams have qualified for the playoffs but want to capture top spot in the division. Winners of their past 14 matches, the Queens have momentum heading into this weekend series. With 11.2 kills per set, the RDC Queens are ranked 2nd in the league. Miranda Dawe has 3.82 kills per set which ranks the Kinesiology and Sport Studies student 2nd in ACAC Women’s Volleyball. Libero, Lauren Marshall has been playing well and will be a key component in setting up the Queens’ offence in the weekend series. The Bachelor of Education (Elementary) student has 3.53 digs per set which is 3rd best in the league. The Red Deer College Queens are ranked 7th in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 17 | 8:00 p.m. | RDC

The RDC Kings (17-5) compete against the Briercrest College Clippers (13-9). Both teams qualify for the playoffs. In the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division, the Kings sit in 2nd with 34 points and trail the Medicine Hat College Rattlers by 2 points. The Briercrest College Clippers hold the 4th spot in the division with 26 points. Leading ACAC Men’s Volleyball, Regan Fathers has 3.92 kills per set. The RDC Kings Volleyball team is ranked 5th in the CCAA. Red Deer College will be hosting the 2016-2017 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship Feb. 23-25, 2017.

Queens Basketball | Friday, Feb. 17 | 6:00 p.m. | Ambrose University

In Calgary, the RDC Queens (8-11) face the Ambrose University Lions (3-14). Emily White leads the league in field goal percentage with an outstanding 68.6%. The Queens share 4th spot with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division. Both teams have 16 points but the Rattlers have 2 games in hand. This is an important weekend series and the RDC Queens still have an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 17 | 8:00 p.m. | Ambrose University

The Red Deer College Kings (13-6) hit the hardwood to face the Ambrose University Lions (7-10). The Kings have 26 points in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division. SAIT and Medicine Hat College share 1st place in the division with 28 points. The RDC Kings have clinched a playoff position.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | U of A (Augustana campus)

In Camrose, the Red Deer College Kings Hockey team faces-off against the University of Alberta (Augustana) Vikings. Sitting in 5th spot in ACAC Men’s Hockey, the Kings have 23 points and have clinched a playoff spot. The top 6 teams make the playoffs. The Vikings are in 4th spot and look to be a potential matchup for the Kings in the opening round of the playoffs.

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 1:00 p.m. | RDC

The Queens face the Clippers in their final regular season game.

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 3:00 p.m. | RDC

The Kings hit the court to face the Clippers in their final regular season game.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 6:00 p.m. | RDC

In their final regular season game, the Queens host the Lions.

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 8:00 p.m. | RDC

The Kings face the Lions in their final regular season game.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 7:00 p.m. | Penhold Multiplex

In the 2nd half of the home-and-home series, the RDC Kings host the U of A Augustana Vikings. Next weekend, only a pair of regular season games remain against the Concordia University Thunder.

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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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