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We Remember: Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony by Red Deer Public Schools


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Recognizing Remembrance Day in our schools and remembering those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom is extremely important to students and staff in Red Deer Public Schools – in fact, it’s one of the biggest ceremonies on our school calendar each year.

For a second year in a row, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are not able to host their traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies given the limits on assemblies in schools. Red Deer Public Schools had to come up with a creative idea on how all 12,000 of our students and staff would commemorate Remembrance Day. Schools came together and a dynamic video was produced that was shown Division-wide earlier today.

“Our Remembrance Day video has a strong local connection with a variety of our schools participating in the production,” said Chad Erickson, Superintendent. “We showcased the 100th year of the poppy, the Flags of Remembrance, which can be seen lining Highway 11 near Sylvan Lake, in the Town of Sylvan Lake and in Lacombe, as well as in other locations across the country. In both an act of remembrance as well as establishing an enduring legacy, we also included a major announcement regarding a $1 million Memorial Bursary Fund in memory of William Arthur Bower, a Red Deer student who was killed in action in 1916 in World War I at the age of 22. Five scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded every year to students graduating within Red Deer Public Schools and the Red Deer Regional Catholic School Division who are attending a post-secondary institution. Students can reapply for up to four years.

“Throughout the Division-wide video we also showcased amazing student art with Remembrance Day themes.”


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Red Deer Festival of Trees 2021 is dedicated to providing funding for critical operating room equipment. Having access to new and replacement equipment for the OR will improve the patient experience and reduce wait times for life-saving surgeries, allowing our friends and family to remain close to home during their procedures.

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News Release from The Red Deer Rebels

The Red Deer Rebels are proud to announce “Festival Weekend” on November 26 and 27, in support of the 2021 Festival of Trees!

Festival of Trees, hosted by the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, will support critically needed equipment in the operating room at Red Deer Regional Hospital to help provide a higher level of service to Central Albertans.

Beginning Wednesday November 24 at 9 a.m., a five-day progressive 50/50 inclusive of both weekend Rebels home games, will support the 2021 Festival of Trees and RDRHF, Rebels Foundation for Education and Wellness, and the Rotary Club of Red Deer. Sales close at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 28. Tickets can be purchased at

Help support the 2021 Festival of Trees by using promo code “TREES21” to purchase your tickets via Tickets Alberta, for either the November 26 or 27 Rebels games. The Rebels will donate $7 from every adult ticket and $4 from every youth ticket back to the Festival of Trees. The promo code is available for online purchases only.

Fans can visit the Festival of Trees during the intermission of both weekend games and view all trees available for auction. Fans can also show their ticket for free entry to the Festival all weekend.

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