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2019 Canada Winter Games

Showing the world Engineers can Dance – Meet Todd Simenson



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  • The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off is coming April 14th and the brave souls who’ve stepped up to help raise money for the Canada Games Celebration Plaza are in full practice and fundraising mode.  You can help them out.

    Todd Simenson is Stantec’s Regional Leader for Alberta North and the Territories.  He began his career with Stantec 30 years ago in Saskatoon, then moved to Whitehorse in 1988.  In 1999 he moved his family from Whitehorse to Red Deer, where he is now managing and mentoring teams working on some of Stantec’s largest and most-unique infrastructure projects.

    As you’ll hear in his interview, Todd is a team player and he’s really passionate his community. When not working or dancing you can find Todd enjoying his other passions including coaching and supporting his kid’s sports.

    My Story…

    It’s a little-known fact that Engineers can dance, and at the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2018, I will show the world it’s true. I’m Todd Simenson, Stantec’s Vice President for Alberta North and Territories in Red Deer. I have been part this amazing community for 19 years and I’ve always been proud of how everyone comes together to support good causes and major community events. Our office supports many charities and causes in Central Alberta and I’m thrilled to put my dance skills to the test in support of the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

    Sports has always been an important part of my family’s life, and I’ve remained active as a competitor, coach, and spectator in sports like hockey, lacrosse, and boxing my entire life. 

    I am excited for the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games and honoured to be part of the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off 2018. Red Deer is Ready, and I will be too!

    You can donate to Todd’s efforts by clicking right here.

    Here are some artist renderings of our future community space, Canada Games Celebration Plaza!

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    The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off takes place on April 14th.  Tickets are available by calling 403.309-8419 or clicking here.

    Read more stories about the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off.

    Celebrity Dancer Duane Daines.

    Celebrity Dancer John Young.

    Celebrity Dancer Cindy Mandrusiak.



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    CELEBRATING THE GOOD WORKS IN OUR COMMUNITY A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE The Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off (SCDO) is a community builder initiative that brings together the professional dance community, community leaders, the business community and many talented volunteers to build awareness and raise funds for the great works happening in our community. It's about Red Deer coming together to Share the Magic! RED DEER'S PREMIER ANNUAL GALA Every year 8 community leaders step out of their comfort zone accepting the challenge to raise $15,000 for a chosen charity and, with the assistance of a professional dance instructor, learn a dance routine which he/she will perform on the night of the event. It is a sold-out event! Over eight hundred people from all walks of life attend the event supporting their favourite dance couple and the chosen charity. By now the audience is hyped right up and eager to hit the dance floor so the evening closes with a public dance with the popular Calgary band Dr. Zeus and the Who!

    2019 Canada Winter Games

    Canada Winter Games Holiday Store is now open in Bower Place



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  • 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

    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: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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    Rodeo and Winter Games exhibits launched in time for CFR



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  • 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

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