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Watch the video: Magical scoring run for Rimbey basketball player clears the benches and the stands!


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Your day is about to get a bit brighter.   A basketball fan at a Red Deer tournament hosted at St. Joseph High School this weekend captured a magical moment.  Still wiping the tears as we post this for you to see and share!  Please read the note before the video to give it some context.   Thanks to the players and supporters of Rimbey and Red Deer’s Notre Dame’s Jr Boys basketball teams.   Here’s the note to set this up.


Interim Superintendent Message: March 9 – March 13, 2020

“Lord, light the path and I will lead others”

Good day,

We have much to celebrate in our Division these past few weeks. Congratulations to the many schools that highlighted the gifts and talents of our students in various school productions and throughout the basketball season. A huge kudo to the staff involved in these activities supporting students. We appreciate how you share your knowledge and skillset with our students and your gift of time. You help develop our students socially and physically while providing a strong foundation of mental wellbeing.

An interesting email arrived in my inbox the other day that I wanted to share with you. Please see the note and Youtube link below from ND principal, Mrs. Rose McQuay, about a beautiful act of kindness shown by a group of our student-athletes.

Rose received an email and video from the Rimbey team that had played the ND Jr. Boys basketball team in the Gold final last Saturday night. Their team has a player, with special needs, (#37) who had not been successful in getting a basket all season. Once the ND team found out about this they made every effort to help him achieve this goal and the entire stands cheered him on. He ended up getting 2 – 2 pointers and both benches along with the crowd erupted when he got a 3 pointer at the end of the game.

In the words of a very wise school principal, “Many thanks to the coaches for their leadership in shaping these young men to be disciples of God, both on and off the court.”



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Downtown Business Spotlight: Motion

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This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Motion! This business specializes in customized mobility and home accessibility solutions for clients of any age and is located at 4720 50 Ave. We sat down with Regional Manager, Trudy Russell, to learn more!

What is your business?

Motion is Canada’s leading provider of comprehensive and customized mobility and home accessibility solutions for a wide variety of clients from children to elderly adults. Serving communities in Alberta, BC, Ontario and Saskatchewan for more than 30 years, it is Motion’s mission to improve the lives of our clients every day with solutions that are delivered professionally, consistently and with integrity.

When did your business open?

Motion (formerly Motion Specialties) began serving the Red Deer community in October 2011. Previously located at 5301 43 Street, our facility moved to 4720 50 Avenue in the heart of downtown in June 2017 – an exciting opportunity to become a part of the Downtown Red Deer Business Association.

What makes your business unique?

The products and services we provide are truly life changing. It’s the difference between someone being bed ridden or limited to where they can go vs. getting outside, visiting family and friends, and continuing the activities they love the most. Our clients are people with important life needs and our caring and knowledgeable experts understand the importance of customized solutions.

What are some products/services that you offer?

Products include wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, stairlifts, ramps, ceiling lifts, homecare beds, and more. Whether a client is being fitted for equipment for the first time, is in need of an equipment repair, looking to upgrade their solution or looking to rent equipment following a surgery or due to injury, Motion’s knowledgeable experts are ready to deliver with the utmost of care and respect.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business? 

As it is Motion’s vision to make life accessible for everyone, this is top of mind when choosing a location for our facility. Clients need to be able to drive their scooter or power wheelchair, for example, with ease not only in our facility but in the community where we are situated, and Downtown Red Deer offers this accessibility.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

The buildings, including ours, have history and character; we were a Simpsons-Sears in the 1960s! Keeping Downtown Red Deer alive with the Farmers Market in the Summer, featuring local Artists sharing their beautiful voices, is always a wonderful event to witness.

I love Downtown Red Deer because… It’s an incredibly close-knit and supportive community that we’re proud to be a part of.

If you’re looking for a business that specializes in making life accessible for all, look no further than Motion. Check out their website and social media pages!





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Early Christmas gift for winner of Downtown Red Deer $5,000.00 shopping spree

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Local Red Deer woman wins $5000 downtown Red Deer giveaway.

The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is pleased to announce that a winner of the “It’s Downtown!” downtown shopping spree.

The “It’s Downtown!” campaign was created to encourage Red Deer residents and visitors to support local downtown Red Deer businesses. From August 3 to November 13, 2020 visitors to the downtown core had the opportunity to enter their name into draw boxes at 54 different downtown businesses for their chance to win a $5000 downtown shopping spree.

Local Red Deer woman, Lynda Cartwright, was the lucky winner of the $5000 giveaway which consisted of $100 gift cards from the businesses that were ballot drop off locations. She had entered her winning ballot at housewarmings.

The DBA would like to thank the downtown businesses that participated in this campaign as well as everyone who entered the giveaway.

The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for over 30 years, serving approximately five-hundred business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.

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