History & Reputation
Known for its community enthusiasm, volunteerism and support, the Red Deer Region stands behind its athletes and fulfills its commitment to hosting great events. Along with the two-time hosts of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the region has hosted other major national and international events including World Curling Championships and national figure skating events, as well as being home to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Canyon Ski Resort, the upgraded Recreation Centre, expanded GH Dawe Community Centre and Red Deer College. Advantageously situated midway between Edmonton and Calgary, and only an hour’s drive from each city’s international airport, Red Deer’s convenience along with the many great trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facilities, make it an ideal host for a variety of sports and cultural events.
Red Deer Hosted Sporting Events
- 2019 Canada Winter Games
- 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup
- 2015 Esso Cup
- 2014 Skate Canada Western Regional Adult Competition
- 2013 Allan Cup
- 2013 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
- 2012 & 2004 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
- 1994 Labatt Brier (currently known as the Tim Horton’s Brier)
- MudHeros, Annually
Westerner Park is central Alberta’s premiere event destination, and hosts more than 1,500 sporting and trade events annually including over 17 major equestrians’ events. “
Beyond facilities and an advantageous proximity, midway between Calgary and Edmonton, what positions the Red Deer Region as an event host is the admirable accommodations inventory, which surpasses that of other similar sized urban centres.
There’s a great variety and number of accommodations to host visitors in the Red Deer region of which all are high-quality and all at very reasonable costs.
Sports Event Hosting
From the many great sporting events we’ve hosted in the past to the ones we’re excited to host in the coming years; Red Deer has become a leader in Canadian sports tourism.