Apply Now: Recruiting for NEW Clean Team Member

Friday, April 18th 2014

The Downtown Business Association is looking for a NEW member for our Clean Team.

What is the Clean Team? 
The Downtown Business Association has the contract to clean and maintain the streets of our downtown core. This position is vital in contributing to keeping our downtown beautiful.
Job details include litter picking in the downtown core, cleaning street furniture and emptying the garbage bins.

Who you are?
You love your City, specifically the downtown and take pride in making it beautiful.
You love being outside, rain, snow or shine. 
You have a sense of pride in a job well done.
You are a people person, as an ambassador in the streets of downtown, you don't mind directing people to find certain areas or perhaps where to grab a cup of coffee.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome to all applicants. 

Hours: Full time position - early morning start at 7am. 6 hours per day. $16/hr

Please email your resume to


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2014 Seal of Approval - Event Support

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Think you want to organize an event in Downtown Red Deer? We'd love to help support you and have many ways that we can do this!

The Seal of Approval program was developed to assist event organizers in the downtown with gift in kind and finnancial support from the Red Deer Downtown Business Association. The idea behind the program is to encourage other organizations to host events so that the DBA could spread its resources over a greater number of events and programs. 

For more information on the Seal of Approval - click here! 


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2014 Annual Meeting Invite - Join us!

Tuesday, March 18th 2014


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2013-2016 Strategic Plan

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

The 2013-2016 Strategic Plan as created by the Board of Directors and the Staff of the Downtown Business Association.  

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Annual Meeting - Come Join Us!

Tuesday, May 14th 2013

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How to Love Your Downtown

Thursday, February 28th 2013

The DBA is involved in almost every major outdoor event that takes place in the City of Red Deer's heart.
We love it here! And more and more people are becoming enthusiasts. Want to prove that you love your City's Downtown? Here's How:

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Amanda Gould To Head Downtown Group

Thursday, February 28th 2013

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.


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Ghost Statues Helping Keep History Alive

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

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.

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The Art of Friendship

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

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.

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City Planners Expect More Permit Requests

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

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.

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