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Talbot Walton Returning to RDC Queens!


From RDC Athletics

Walton to return as head coach of RDC Queens Volleyball team

Talbot Walton will be back as the head coach of the Red Deer College Queens Volleyball team for the 2019-20 season. He stepped aside from his role in June 2016 due to medical reasons.

“We are very pleased that Talbot’s health has improved which will allow him to resume his duties as the head coach of Queens Volleyball for the upcoming season,” says Diane St-Denis, RDC Athletic Director. “His wealth of experience will benefit a young team that has a lot of potential.”

Walton has an impressive volleyball resume with the RDC Queens, guiding them to the top of the nation twice. He led the team to back-to-back Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championships in 2014 and 2015, and four Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) gold medals. While coaching the Queens, he was a four-time ACAC Coach of the Year and a recipient of the CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2006.

During Walton’s absence Chris Wandler was at the helm for three years, beginning in 2016-17. As the head coach of the Queens, Wandler led the team to a pair of bronze medals at the ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championships. Under his guidance, the RDC Queens finished first in the south during the regular season once and second on two occasions. He was also named the 2018-19 ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Coach of the Year after leading the Queens to a 16-8 record. This past season, the RDC Queens had eight first-year student-athletes on their roster and were one of the most winning squads since November, taking 15 of their last 18 matches.

“We would like to thank Chris for stepping in during Talbot’s absence and doing a fantastic job with the Queens Volleyball program,” says St-Denis. “Chris has been invited to continue with the team as an assistant coach, but he has not yet made a decision.”

Wandler will remain with the Red Deer College Queens until June 2019, when the transition back to Walton will be finalized.

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Red Deer Westerner Days Parade Map



From The City of Red Deer

Road closures/transit disruptions during Westerner Days parade

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Roadways on the parade route will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and parking will not be permitted along the parade route. Use the 2019 parade map (pdf) to plan your route and find the best place to watch the parade.

Westerner Days Parade Map 2019

There will also be transit disruptions during the parade:

  •   The last departure from Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 8:45 a.m.
  •   The last arrival into Sorensen Station prior to the parade will be at 9:10 a.m.
  •   The first departure from Sorensen Station after the parade will be at 12:15 p.m.
  •   There will be no transit service during the parade with a couple of exceptions:

o Route 12 and 2A South Connector will continue to run from Bower Mallo Bolt will depart at 9:15 a.m. from 49 Avenue and 54 Street

Transit users can visit to look up schedules, get up to date departure times and see where buses are in real-time with GPS tracking

For more information about transit service, visit

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Get involved in City’s plan to house the homeless



From the City of Red Deer

Citizens invited to participate in discussions about housing and homelessness

As part of the on-going community engagement phase of the new Community Housing and Homelessness Integrated Plan (CHHIP) development, residents are invited to participate in community conversations about housing and homelessness in Red Deer.

Starting July 15, a series of Design Labs will offer a place for creative, cross-disciplinary innovation in the development of the Community Housing and Homelessness Integrated Plan. Design Labs are an opportunity for citizens to collaborate, provide ideas and recommendations with others on their own areas of interest. These Design Labs will be hosted at a variety of times and locations across the community.

To learn more about the Design Labs and to register for a session, please visit:

Driven by a Council Ad Hoc Committee, the overall goal of the Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan is to develop a strategic and innovative housing plan that will help achieve the community’s housing goals.

“These interactive, solution-focused conversations will build on what we’ve already heard through our survey and open house, and will provide us with valuable insight as the committee develops the CHHIP,” said Ryan Veldkamp, Social Planning Supervisor for The City of Red Deer. “As a community plan, it’s integral, that it is reflective of the community’s needs.”

For more information about the CHHIP, please visit our Community Housing & Homelessness Integrated Plan webpage.


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