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Tuesday, May 14th 2013
The DBA is involved in almost every major outdoor event that takes place in the City of Red Deer's heart.
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The Red Deer Downtown Business Association has named its new executive director.
Amanda Gould, who is currently station manager and acting general sales manager at KRAZE 101.3 in Red Deer, will step into the DBA position effective March 11. She succeeds Graham Barclay, who left the association last May after six months on the job.
“Taking the role of executive director for the Downtown Business Association will allow me to continue forging beneficial relationships and building on the great work already done by the DBA,” said Gould in a release.
An employee of L.A. Radio Group Ltd., which owns KRAZE, Gould immigrated to Canada from the United Kingdom in March of 2009.
She’s worked at KRAZE since shortly after arriving, remaining in the same industry that she was in previously.
There’s always someone waiting to greet visitors to Red Deer’s downtown.
Cast in bronze, the city’s collection of 10 Ghost statues mingle with citizens on sidewalks and parks to tell their Red Deer story.
Pat Matheson, the city’s public art co-ordinator, said the statues continue to fulfil the original objectives.
“A lot of it had to do with bringing people downtown and creating something unique and different that Red Deer can claim as its own.
“I think it’s really working,” said Matheson, who gave a presentation on the ghost statues on Wednesday night at Red Deer Public Library downtown, as one of Red Deer’s centennial activities.
Red Deer area residents can learn more about what it takes to make new friends. Art of Friendship is an eight-week course designed to help people make and keep friends.
Alberta Health Services, Life Long Learning Council of Red Deer and Red Deer and District Family and Community Support Services are putting on the course to help people who may have lost friends because of difficult experiences or disabilities.
Empty nesters, older people entering retirement and people new to Red Deer also report this course has improved their social lives. Evening and day courses are being offered.
The first course begins on Feb. 28 and runs weekly through April 11. Classes run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dawe branch of Red Deer Public Library at 56 Holt St.
The library is co-sponsoring the February course.
The second course runs weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. from March 6 through April 24. It runs at Canadian Mental Health Association at 5017 50th Ave. in downtown Red Deer.
For more information, call the health association at 403-342-2266. Cost is $25 and scholarships may be available for people with limited incomes.
City planners expects more permit requests
By Laura Tester - Red Deer Advocate
The City of Red Deer’s Planning Department is expecting to be busy with more building permits while it also works on more downtown initiatives. Planning staff presented its draft operating budget to city council on Tuesday. Kim Fowler, director of Planning Services, said some service levels need to increase in Inspections and Licensing to deal with rising permit requests.
“Luckily, we’re seeing a recovery from the recession and an increase in building permit and planning applications,” said Fowler.
Considering her life’s journey has taken Galia Kwetny from the former Soviet Union to Israel to Alberta, it’s no surprise that geography is the theme of her art exhibit, Connecting Places.
“When you move from country to country, or continent to continent, there’s a trail you leave behind,” said Kwetny, whose abstract topographic paintings are showing at the Harris-Warke Gallery in Sunworks in downtown Red Deer.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Red Deer, Alberta, December 11, 2012 – The Downtown Business Association is pleased to welcome three newly elected Board Members who were elected by ballot at the end of November. These three people were selected out of a pool of six candidates which members of the BRZ voted on.
Newly elected are - Lucas Ford, owner/president of Classic Tattoo Co. Ltd. located on Little Gaetz Avenue. Rolland Forsland, part owner of DOSE Coffee, and Sheena Johnson, part owner of the Bra Lounge located on Alexander Way. They will join Board members; Bill Graham, Bryan Balderson, Lorna Watkinson Zimmer, Brian Olstad, Tom Lewis, Marilyn Mah, Brett Salomons and council representative Cindy Jefferies.
Downtown Red Deer will soon welcome a familiar corporate resident.
Nova Chemical Corp. has confirmed that it’s signed a leasing agreement for three floors in Executive Place.
The Calgary-based petrochemical company, which operates ethylene and polyethylene plants east of Red Deer at Joffre, has already begun preparing space in the 4900 50th St. building for its use.
City of Red Deer crews will plow downtown streets starting on Sunday, and then hit collectors, transit routes and residential streets next to schools starting on Wednesday.
Snow removal for Priority 3 (downtown) will kick off on Sunday at 8 p.m. and will run overnight.
At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, city crews will begin removing snow from Priority 4 (collector roads, etc.) roads.
One work crew will start in the Kentwood area and work south, while another crew will start in the Vanier Woods subdivision and work north.