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Street Performers Converging On Red Deer!

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Central Alberta’s largest outdoor street performer’s festival is taking place in downtown Red Deer this weekend. On Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th, street performers from all over Canada will entertain you with their special talents and showmanship and leave you wondering how they did that?!

All the fun takes place on Ross Street and 49th Avenue from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm pm Saturday and from Noon til 6 pm on Sunday. Rain or shine. Public street parking is available all around the site and is Free on Saturdays and Sundays. As well, parking is Free at Sorensen Station.

The event itself is also Free but cash donations are strongly encouraged to let the performers know you appreciated their talents and efforts! Click Here to visit the Centre Fest Website for more information!

Check out this year’s Circle Show Performers!

Spandy Andy

Are you ready for the best dance party Ross Street has ever seen? Keep it tight and bright with Red Deer’s Spandy Andy. A family favorite with vibrant suits and incredible dance moves!

The Silver Starlets

The Silver Starlets offer an acrobatic show full of glitz, glam, twists and tumbles. From the height of their 20 foot trapeze, they’ll captivate you with their beautiful grace, amaze you with their strength, then charm you with quips that will have your whole family laughing, cheering, and dancing!

Sharon From Canada

With a bright red jump suit, oversized glasses, and a smile that stretches ear to ear, Sharon from Canada proves that hockey players aren’t the only ones who can score a hat trick and captivate an audience!

Tianna the Traveller

With Tianna the Traveller, she will show you that with a nice sturdy set of chains and ratchet straps, NOTHING is impossible.

The Checkerboard Guy

The Checkerboard Guy offers you a circus – acrobatic show that combines the traditional and modern circus by utilizing a double trapeze, rope walking, juggling and comedy!

Mighty Mike

Guinness World Record holder, Mighty Mike is the funniest strong man you have yet to lay eyes on! Witness him bend horse shoes, drive nails through boards with his hands, and tear a pack of playing cards in half.

Roving Artists You Will See At Centre Fest This Year!

Doris the Tyrannosaurous

A real live dinosaur will be prowling the streets of Centrefest. But don’t worry, Doris the Tyrannosaurous loves children and is kept under control by one of Canada’s Finest!

The FlowBot.

The ultimate intergalactic robot ninja, FlowBot is always battling invisible demons and aliens, keeping the streets and citizens of Red Deer safe, as he travels through time, space, and Ross Street.

Jason Kodie

Jason Kodie has learned to play piano while riding a bike. Among the many hats that he wears, he is a sought after accordionist, musical director, and soundscape designer!

Kyle Key, Magician

Born and raised in Central Alberta, Kyle Key has performed his interactive family magic show all over the “great white north” for the past 20 years!

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CAFF – A mother and daughter face reality of living with Type 1 Diabetes

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Central Alberta Film Festival is coming up Feb. 23-25 and offers up some really interesting films, including SWEET YOYO.

One balmy afternoon in Toronto, single mom Hannah receives the news that no mother wants to hear: her perfect daughter Jozefin (Yoyo for short) has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  Faced with a new and shocking reality, Hannah and Yoyo must navigate the difficulties of growing up with a serious condition.  


Yoyo quickly learns the difficulty of having a childhood illness, from her new strict diet to administering daily blood sugar tests at school.  While Yoyo bravely comes to terms with her new reality, Hannah struggles with the financial and emotional burden of having a child with Type 1 Diabetes.

Directed and co-written by director Mark Cira, SWEET YOYO is a semi-autobiographical short film that details with a mother and daughter facing the new reality of living with Type 1 Diabetes.

You can catch SWEET YOYO as it makes its World Premiere at the Central Alberta Film Festival as part of the Drama series.

Saturday, February 24
5:20 PM
Carnival Cinemas  

Mark will be in attendance at the premiere.

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102 Year Old Historical Home Welcomes Visitors to Alberta’s Modern Boomtown

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It should come as no surprise a town as innovative as Blackfalds would find an ingenious way to transform a heritage home built over 100 years ago.

Not long ago the future of the home was very much in doubt.  But interested parties came together with a plan.  Not only did they save the home… they transformed it into a unique public building which will play a significant role for decades to come.

The building is now called The Wadey Centre.  The model of collaboration behind this successful project caught the attention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.  Hoping to spur other towns to consider similar projects, the AUMA awarded Blackfalds with the prestigious Municipal Sustainability in Action Award just a few months after the Wadey Centre opened.

Click to see the story behind the Wadey Centre Project and enjoy a few glimpses of the 101 year-old heritage home which is enjoying new life as a Visitor Information Centre, and offices for the Blackfalds Chamber of Commerce and the Blackfalds Historical Society.

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Shelley Winters with her stunt double... and her Stand In from Blackfalds

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

february, 2018

wed14feb - 4aprfeb 146:00 pmapr 4TRIPLE T -Act/Dance/SingYouth 6 Create Your Own Play!6:00 pm - (april 4) 7:45 pm

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

sun25feb8:30 am- 3:00 pmRBC Training Ground QualifierCOULD IT BE YOU?8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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