3:00pm – 52 Street between 51 Avenue and 49 Avenue for the muster area for parade entries close.
4:00pm – no parking after 4pm on both sides of Ross St. from 47 Ave. to Gaetz Ave. Any parked vehicles on 47 or 48 Avenue will have to wait until after the parade to move. Vehicles on Ross from 48 St. to Gaetz Ave. will be towed.
4:30pm – 49 St. to 52 St. on 49 Ave. will be closed to traffic until 6:30pm
(Red Deer, AB) – We welcome Santa, community businesses and organizations to the Santa Claus Parade in Downtown Red Deer this Saturday, November 17 at 5:00pm, after the Festival Lights the Night tree lighting beginning at 4:00 pm in City Hall Park. Awards are offered this year to the brightest and best entries with judging before the parade at 4:30pm. 1st place $2000; 2nd place $1500; 3rd place $1000 and People’s Choice Award $500.
The parade begins at 52 Street and 49 Avenue, goes east on 48 Avenue and ends on the corner of Ross Street and Little Gaetz Avenue (50th Avenue). This year the Red Deer Regional Airport is the presenting sponsor. The Downtown Business Association wishes to thank Gaetz Avenue United Church for running a hot chocolate station, the Hub for holding activities, and all partners with the Festival of the Trees that are supporting efforts for this enormous festive event.
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Red Deer November 2, 2012 -- Every handcrafted gift from Ten Thousand Villages makes a statement about the power of giving to inspire hope. Each gift will delight its recipient while creating a world of opportunity for families and communities in developing countries. Inspired ideas for meaningful giving.
“We invite you to help support our efforts to end global poverty and experience the joy that comes from giving unique gifts that are truly life changing,” says Ryan Jacobs, general manager of Ten Thousand Villages Canada.
Head Downtown For The North Pole Stroll
For Immediate Release
November 20, 2012
(Red Deer, AB) – After a successful parade through Downtown Red Deer, the Downtown Business Association would like to host you and yours again for more yuletide cheer. The emphasis of the day is a shop-local extravaganza. Many retailers will be open late until 9:00pm, and carollers, hourly prizes and a grand prize worth $1000 will draw warmth and wonder to the streets.
Watch performers in select locations, get your picture taken in a photo booth at Century Centre, and sing your heart out at karaoke hosted by The Hub on Ross. This is an evening where Downtown Red Deer will shine, and the spirit of the season will be evident everywhere with decorated shopfronts.
The North Pole Stroll will be a night to remember with caring businesses on board for a shop-local stroll about the most enchanting part of Red Deer.
For full details of participating merchants, details, where to pick up your passport and get it signed, please visit www.northpolestroll.com
For more information:
Red Deer Downtown Business Association
City council is still looking at two funding requests, one for $2 million from Red Deer College and one for $60,000 from Central Alberta Theatre (CAT).
Both requests were on City council’s agenda on Monday, but both were tabled to the Oct. 29 meeting. They were put off because the City is waiting to receive additional information on the RDC request and a more detailed solvency plan from CAT.
A call for submissions encourages visual artists to get rooted in the arts. In celebration of Red Deer’s selection as host city for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artists Awards, the City of Red Deer Culture Services and the Harris-Warke Gallery will host a juried art exhibition titled ‘Rooted in the Arts’ that will be on display in June 2013, at the same time as the awards.
The exhibition will celebrate visual arts and culture in Red Deer in conjunction with many other cultural events surrounding the Distinguished Artists Awards.
A nightclub owner appealed to a City of Red Deer committee on Tuesday over why his business should remain open despite law enforcement concerns over violence, overcapacity, and underage customers.
Quan Diep of Calgary, along with his lawyer Dana Carlson of Red Deer, appeared before the Red Deer Appeal and Review Board because they were appealing Inspection and Licensing’s decision to permanently revoke the nightclub’s business licence in September.
The downtown Tequila Nightclub has remained open since the appeal was filed. Erin Stuart, permits and licensing supervisor with the city, said the city believed the operator had put the public’s safety, health and welfare at risk.