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Shaye Leidenius named 2017-18 ACAC Women’s Golfer of the Year



Red Deer, October 6, 2017 – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) announced Shaye Leidenius of the Red Deer College Queens as the 2017-18 ACAC Women’s Golf Player of the Year.

Leidenius had an incredible season for RDC. At the ACAC Golf Championships, the Ponoka golfer earned individual gold and helped lead the Red Deer College Queens to a bronze medal. Leidenius shot an opening round of 84, and as the weather conditions became more challenging, she elevated her game and completed the final day of competition with an impressive 82 at the RedTail Landing Golf Club. Her two-day total of 166 strokes was 9 shots better than second place.

“Shaye’s strong play and presence have been extremely impactful on our team this season. She has raised the bar for Red Deer College golfers,” said head coach Scott Bergdahl. “She set the standard for RDC female golf this season and for the golfers who follow her.”

“Shaye is a very driven and passionate player, and had a great performance at the ACAC Golf Championships. When a student-athlete is recognized at the ACAC level it is a positive reflection of our program at RDC and of our commitment to support the student-athletes who want to pursue their passion in academics and athletics,” said Diane St-Denis, RDC Athletic Director.

Leidenius, a Kinesiology & Sport Studies student, was consistent all season. At the ACAC Women’s North Regional in Camrose, she finished in top spot with 164 strokes. The second-year student- athlete finished in second place with a total of 159 strokes at the ACAC Women’s South Regional at the Desert Blume Golf Club.

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About RDC Athletics: Red Deer College has an impressive athletics tradition. RDC Athletic teams have won 19 National Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles, more than 145 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) team titles and 30 ACAC individual titles. Our student-athletes and coaches have received countless individual honours both for academic and sporting achievement.

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Cross Country Skier is ASDC Female Athlete of the Month



The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for February 2018 is Kate Hawkins.

Kate Hawkins is a grade 8 French Immersion student at Central Middle school, lifelong Red Deer resident and a competitive Cross-Country skier. Kate has been cross country skiing since she was four years old, joining the Jackrabiits program initially and is currently a member of the Red Deer Nordic Ski Club.

Kate began her racing career two years ago and will compete in Ft. McMurray this weekend at the Alberta Winter Games for Zone 4 – Parkland.  Kate will also race this year in the Alberta Cup Series with Red Deer Nordic.  AS(including this week!).  Kate placed 6th in the Western Provinces with her Midget free style relay team in the Alberta Cup relay race in Red Deer in January this year.

As part of her dryland training Kate enjoys roller skiing, hiking in Jasper and Climbing Coliseum mountain near Nordegg.  Additionally, Kate enjoys Pond Hockey, reading math and music, and spends her summers participating in triathlon, Fun Runs and track and field.  With Kate’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her Cross Country Ski career!

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.  ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month – Kate Hawkins

For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ or 403-342-3231.

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Ron MacLean’s warm memories about a chilly visit to Lacombe for Hometown Hockey



On just 2 hours of sleep… in bitterly cold weather… Ron MacLean faced some challenging conditions on the weekend he returned to Central Alberta for Rogers Hometown Hockey.  But the people of Lacombe and Central Alberta ensured a warm place in the heart for the memories of stories old and new.

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thu15feb - 5aprfeb 155:30 pmapr 5Art of Friendship5:30 pm - (april 5) 7:30 pm

wed21feb - 25All DayThe 2018 Red Deer Gem & Mineral Show(All Day)

thu22feb7:00 pm- 10:00 pmPaint Night7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

fri23feb - 25All Day2018 Central Alberta Film Festival(All Day)

sat24feb11:00 am- 2:00 pmInternational Mother Language Day Event11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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