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Voting Day Information for Red Deer


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Red Deer voters get a free ride to the voting stations on Election Day

Red Deer Transit is offering free transit all day on Election Day to ensure all Red Deer voters are able to cast their vote.Election Day is Monday, October 18. Red Deer voters will be able to choose from one of eight voting stations across the city. Transit will be free for all riders, all day long.

Voting is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at eight voting stations on Election Day:

  • Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer: Piper Creek Room: 4311 49 Avenue
  • Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre: Mediterranean Ballroom: 3310 50 Avenue
  • Collicutt Centre: Field House: 3031 30 Avenue
  • Northside Community Centre (YMCA): Gymnasium: 6391 76 Street
  • Parkland Mall: Unit 458: 6359 50 Avenue
  • Radisson Hotel Red Deer: Winspear Ballroom: 6500 67 Street
  • St. Joseph High School: Gymnasium: 110, 2700 67 Street
  • Westerner Park: Exhibition Hall: 4847A 19 Street

Voters can select a transit route using the MyBus app or by visiting for route maps and schedules.

The City also has a virtual map in place to help voters select the quickest voting station; the voting station map showcases live wait times for each voting station, updated regularly by staff on site throughout each voting day.

Voters can still participate in the Advance Vote until Saturday, October 16. Three Advance Vote stations have been open daily since October 4. Unofficial counts show 8,048 people participated in Advance Vote from October 4 to 14.

In addition to shifting to larger voting stations, a number of health and safety measures are in place to protect both voters and Election staff, including enhanced sanitization, physical distancing, barriers, and mandatory masking.

More information about the Election, including where to vote and who is running, is available at

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Mike Olesen, CEO of Westerner Park moving downtown to join The City of Red Deer

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Mike Olesen joins City of Red Deer leadership team

There is a new face at The City of Red Deer with Mike Olesen joining The City’s leadership team after four years as the Chief Executive Officer at Westerner Park. Olesen will be taking on the role of General Manager for The City of Red Deer on June 19, 2023.“It is difficult to leave Westerner Park as I believe it is a place of strong connection where I have had the unique opportunity to build community here in Red Deer. But I am also excited about the opportunity to work in local government and to have a different kind of impact in the city where I live and am raising my family,” said Olesen.Prior to working with Westerner Park, Olesen was the senior director for administration and workforce for the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. His past experiences include time in Retail Operations for Parkland Fuel Corporation, eleven years at Hockey Alberta in positions ranging from Senior Manager, Operations & Events to Assistant Executive Director, and he holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Royal Roads University.

“I have every confidence Mike will be an invaluable asset to our general management leadership team and to our organization. His drive to build community and the pride for our city aligns with the values of our organization where we put our citizens and businesses at the centre of what we do at The City,” said Lodewyk. “He will be meeting people and learning the many business lines at The City for the first few months as General Manager.  By mid-July he will begin his work leading specific departments.”

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Registration for Summer Day Camps and all summer programming begins on Tuesday, May 9

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Red Deerians can prepare to sign up for Summer Day Camps, summer swim lessons and more starting Tuesday, May 9.

New program options are viewable on My Activity Guide on Thursday, May 4, and registration will begin on Tuesday, May 9 at 12:00 noon.

Is your little swimmer ready to sail off to the not-so-salty seas of the G.H. Dawe Community Centre for Shipwrecked? Does your creative kid want to explore the colourful world of visual and performing arts at the Intermediate School? Or perhaps your sporty sprout is ready to take on Sports Extravaganza at the Collicutt Centre. All these camps, and so many more, are included in the summer registration session. Families are encouraged to register their children early to guarantee a spot. Day Camps aim to provide children with an opportunity to play, explore, create friendships and experience time in the pool and outdoors while providing families with quality childcare during summer break.

Summer Day Camps run from July 4 – August 30, 2023 and are available in week-long full or half day options. Additionally, 2-hour teen sport camps are new to the selection this summer. Red Deerians can review camp options now by visiting or by picking up a paper copy of the guide at City arts & recreation facilities.

All other summer programs will also be available for registration beginning on Tuesday, May 9. Red Deerians can create their own custom Activity Guide to review all summer program options at Programs are viewable in the same fashion as they were in the previously produced paper guide. Customers can create their own custom guide and select categories, age groups and locations relevant to them and their families.

Red Deerians are encouraged to visit their Look’ n Book accounts prior to registration day to ensure access is up to date. For any questions regarding account access please contact Recreation
at 403-309-8411.

Registration for summer programs begins at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9. There are three ways to register for City of Red Deer programs:

  • Online through My Activity Guide at
  • By phone: 403-309-8411
  • In person at Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre, Recreation Centre or
    Michener Centre

To note, we have updated our system to serve our online registrants more efficiently. Confirmation emails will be sent within 24 hours in an effort to reduce the immediate load on our online systems.

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