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August 2018

Saturday

August 18, 2018

Raise A Ruckus Against Child Abuse

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm 6500 67 Street

Come check out the 2nd annual Raise A Ruckus Against Child Abuse charitable even in support of the Bikers Against Child Abuse. There will be fun for the entire family with bouncy castle, bungee run, dunk tank and tricycle races for the kids and live music and a beer garden for adults. $20 for adults and $15 for kids 13-17 years old and free for kids 12 and under, admission gets you a drink and burger. We hope to see you all there!

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Open Farm Days at Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre

9:30 am - 4:00 pm Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre

Parkland is honoured to be a part of Open Farm Days (a part of a province wide event ). On Saturday, August 18th we will kick it off with a Pancake Breakfast with Saskatoon syrup and fresh berries and more! ($5.00 per person, Kids 3yrs and under FREE). More activities throughout the day including a petting zoo. For more information go to www.parklandgarden.ca.

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Discover Pride (a family event)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm 3800 Riverbend Drive, Red Deer, AB

Join Central Alberta Pride Society, Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and Red Deer Public Library for an afternoon of tubing, lunch, crafts and an interactive reading corner at Discovery Canyon Park. This event is a great opportunity for children and youth to celebrate Central Alberta Pride Week together with their families. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information on Discovery Canyon, including hours of operation and tube rental fees visit www.discoverycanyonpark.ca.

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Pioneer Days Festival

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 4701 30 Street

The antique tractors are all fired up for Red Deer’s annual Pioneer Days Festival and antique tractor pull competition, including two days of fun filled, family entertainment in the heart of the city at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Featured activities include a pancake breakfast, silent auction, tractor parade, Minneapolis-Moline feature exhibition,…

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Drag Show & Dance

6:00 pm - 1:00 am 3310 50 Avenue

The grand finale of Central Alberta Pride Week is the Drag Show & Dance. We are so excited to present the legendary and so sexy Derrick Barry as our 2018 headliner. We also have an awesome and vivacious crew of local drag queens (more information to come) to keep it luscious and local. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Two ticket options are available: General admission: $35.00 Meet & Greet: $50.00 (includes General Admission access and photo) Get your tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drag-show-dance-2018-tickets-48134742310. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. Meet & Greet from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Last call at 1:00 a.m. Both table seating and a limited amount of theatre seating will be provided. Reserved seats are unavailable. This is an 18+ event. Cash bars and concessions will be available.

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Urban Farms Long Table Dinner

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm 4847A 19 Street

Westerner Park has strong agriculture roots as one of the largest agricultural societies in Alberta and what better way to showcase our agriculture then through a celebration of food. On August 18, 2018 experience locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested cuisine at our Long Table Dinner. The menu will feature locally sourced ingredients expertly crafted into a flavour experience by Westerner Park Chef Jason Pederson. This special experience will not only deliver an amazing meal in an unforgettable setting, but also a chance to learn about Central Alberta’s farmers and ranchers and what they produce right in your own backyard.

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Red Deer Ribfest 2018

11:00 am - 9:00 pm 4620 47 Ave

Hey Ribfest Fans, Ribfest Canada is sticky excited to announce Red Deer Ribfest is coming to Rotary Recreation Park in beautiful downtown. Are you ready to get your sticky on? The NEW Ribfest promises the best in slow cooked Ribs, BBQ Chicken and sweet pulled pork. In addition, we excited…

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Viking Days

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Range Rd 31

This is our biggest event of the year, typically attracting over 700 visitors who are interested in Viking lore. Through the cooperation of Viking re-enactment groups from Calgary and Edmonton, visitors can tour the Viking encampment, showing living accommodations, cooking methods and crafts. You will also see Viking warriors demonstrate the use of swords, shields, axes and archery. A favourite for everyone is the battle with the Vikings, where children are given “swords” to fight it out with the mighty, fearsome Vikings. This is family-oriented event, with face-painting, Viking costume dress-ups, and telling of Hans Christian Andersen stories. Vendors set up tables around the site to sell their crafts and articles with a Scandinavian flavour. Visitors can enjoy lunch at the Saga Café [reservation required], or have a Danish hot dog, Danish desserts, old time soft drinks or other confections outside.

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MAGSaturday: Fruit Fans

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4525-47a Avenue

MAGSaturday: Fruit Fans Aug 18th, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm In the heat of summer, how can we stay cool? With fruit fans of course! We will be crafting fans today using colourful cut fruits as inspiration. Cost: $5 per person/$10 for family (2 adults and all their children under 18 in same household) Frequent participant? All MAGnificent Saturdays drop-ins are included in a MAG Annual family membership for $30/yr or grandparent membership $25/yr. Drop-in… no registration required Ages 3 & under are free Create art with your kids! Saturday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00 pm Programs offered all year round

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Sunday

August 19, 2018

Fruit Float

11:00 am - 2:00 pm 28054 Range Road 382

Join us for Red Deer signature floating pride parade, the Fruit Float! We’ll launch at Fort Normandeau at 11 a.m. and float to Bower Ponds. Plan to arrive by approximately 10 a.m. to allow enough time to inflate your boat and prepare to launch. Dress proud and bring your fruitiest floaties! There will be free Tim Hortons coffee and snacks before the float begins. You don’t have to be out to come out! Everyone is invited to come down and float the Red Deer river in celebration of the diversity and inclusion in our community.

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Pioneer Days Festival

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 4701 30 Street

The antique tractors are all fired up for Red Deer’s annual Pioneer Days Festival and antique tractor pull competition, including two days of fun filled, family entertainment in the heart of the city at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Featured activities include a pancake breakfast, silent auction, tractor parade, Minneapolis-Moline feature exhibition,…

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Harvest Fair and Quilt Show

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2230 Twp Rd 371

As Summer comes to a close, visit Stephansson House for an afternoon of fun and games for the whole family. Enjoy simple refreshments, musical entertainment, and demonstrations while browsing the wares of local artisans, including a cornucopia of quilts by the Spruce View Quilters! Kids of all ages are invited to bring their pennies (or get them from us) and participate in our old-fashioned carnival games and crafts. This year’s vendors include: It’s Jerky Time, Voxxlife, Happy Hippo, Muddy Otter’s Pottery, Nana’s Bits and Bobs, and more! Please note, this is a cash only site.

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Drag Show & Dance

6:00 pm - 1:00 am 3310 50 Avenue

The grand finale of Central Alberta Pride Week is the Drag Show & Dance. We are so excited to present the legendary and so sexy Derrick Barry as our 2018 headliner. We also have an awesome and vivacious crew of local drag queens (more information to come) to keep it luscious and local. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Two ticket options are available: General admission: $35.00 Meet & Greet: $50.00 (includes General Admission access and photo) Get your tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drag-show-dance-2018-tickets-48134742310. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. Meet & Greet from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Last call at 1:00 a.m. Both table seating and a limited amount of theatre seating will be provided. Reserved seats are unavailable. This is an 18+ event. Cash bars and concessions will be available.

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Red Deer Ribfest 2018

11:00 am - 7:00 pm 4620 47 Ave

Hey Ribfest Fans, Ribfest Canada is sticky excited to announce Red Deer Ribfest is coming to Rotary Recreation Park in beautiful downtown. Are you ready to get your sticky on? The NEW Ribfest promises the best in slow cooked Ribs, BBQ Chicken and sweet pulled pork. In addition, we excited…

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Viking Days

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Range Rd 31

This is our biggest event of the year, typically attracting over 700 visitors who are interested in Viking lore. Through the cooperation of Viking re-enactment groups from Calgary and Edmonton, visitors can tour the Viking encampment, showing living accommodations, cooking methods and crafts. You will also see Viking warriors demonstrate the use of swords, shields, axes and archery. A favourite for everyone is the battle with the Vikings, where children are given “swords” to fight it out with the mighty, fearsome Vikings. This is family-oriented event, with face-painting, Viking costume dress-ups, and telling of Hans Christian Andersen stories. Vendors set up tables around the site to sell their crafts and articles with a Scandinavian flavour. Visitors can enjoy lunch at the Saga Café [reservation required], or have a Danish hot dog, Danish desserts, old time soft drinks or other confections outside.

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Wednesday

August 22, 2018

ATB Financial Downtown Market

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Downtown Red Deer

Located on Little Gaetz Ave in Downtown Red Deer, the ATB Financial Downtown Market runs every Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. from late May to October. Fresh produce, baked goods and handmade items are available from local vendors. For more information, visit http://www.downtownreddeer.com/events/downtown-market/. For weekly updates, follow the market on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RedDeerDowntownMarket Please note: Dogs are not permitted on-site, as per Alberta Health Services regulations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Thursday

August 23, 2018

WOMEN’S BUILD at Habitat for Humanity Construction Site

12:00 am - 12:00 am 4 and 6 Adamson Avenue

Calling all ladies! Habitat for Humanity is having a Women’s Build. Get to know other women in the community, learn new skills, and have fun supporting local families in achieving homeownership. At this hands-on construction day, all training, safety equipment, and lunch is provided on-site. Led by experienced construction staff. We’ll bring the pink! Open to families and friends. At this stage of the build we will be doing finishing tasks such as trim, painting, and installing fixtures. Free build event. MUST REGISTER at www.habitatreddeer.volunteerhub.com Habitat for Humanity works with volunteers and partners to support families in achieving affordable homeownership. The Aspen Ridge duplex will be home to two families, a family of four, and a mother and child. Questions? natasha.bhola@habitatreddeer.ca

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Wheeling through the Watershed: Cycling Learning Journey

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The RDRWA presents our inaugural Cycling Learning Journey, which will take place on August 23rd. We invite you to join us for a unique two-wheel view of the Red Deer River watershed, as we highlight a few of the special places and people in our watershed in celebration of Water Quality Awareness Month! We hope to get people on their bikes and onto the TransCanada bike trail ready to explore. Stops along the tour will include presentations and talks from stewardship groups working to keep the watershed healthy, dynamic and sustainable. About the Bike Trip This bike tour is suitable for participants ages 15 and up. Please ensure that you bring your own bicycle with you for the tour, as rental bicycles are not available. The pace and route of the bike trip will be moderate to low intensity; it is aimed to accommodate the average cyclist. However, please ensure that you will feel comfortable riding the bike you bring for the day, as we will be cycling a distance of approximately 30 km over the course of the day. The tour will be guided by JP Fortin, a professional guide. The cost of the tour is $25.00 per person. This includes a professional guide, refreshments and beverages throughout as well as High Tea at After the Grind. The RDRWA aims to keep this event affordable and accessible to its members and has subsidized the cost of this trip. More details including speakers and definitive tour stops will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

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Friday

August 24, 2018

Kraay Family Farm First Responders Days

10:00 am - 9:00 pm SITE 6 BOX 9 RR 1

It takes truly unique and selfless heroes to put their lives on the line every day for their communities. We want to say thank you and celebrate these special people in our community. All first responders (Police, Fire & EMS) and active or retired Military persons and their family (dependents…

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Saturday

August 25, 2018

Fort Normandeau Days

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 28054 Range Road 382

Come celebrate Red Deer’s three founding cultures at Historic Fort Normandeau!Our biggest party of the season is back, with performances, activities, vendors, and a black powder battle reenactment. Come out and join the 1885-era fun! $3/person, $10/family, or $15/carload of 6+ people.

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Kraay Family Farm First Responders Days

10:00 am - 9:00 pm SITE 6 BOX 9 RR 1

It takes truly unique and selfless heroes to put their lives on the line every day for their communities. We want to say thank you and celebrate these special people in our community. All first responders (Police, Fire & EMS) and active or retired Military persons and their family (dependents…

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Rising Stars Wild Card Rodeo

12:00 am - 12:00 am 4847B 19 Street

Juniors compete in the “Wild Card” Rising Stars Rodeo on Saturday August 25, 2018. The winner from each event will be guaranteed a spot to compete for the title of Rising Stars Canadian Finals Rodeo Junior Champion during the Canadian Finals Rodeos performance on Saturday November 3, 2018 at the ENMAX Centrium. The Wild Card Rodeo will cap entries to 40 per event, including Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. $1,000 in prize money will be awarded per event along with a buckle.

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MAGSaturday: Expressive Portraits

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4525-47a Avenue

MAGSaturday: Expressive Portraits Aug 25th, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cubism: it’s not about cubes! We will be looking to cubist portrait painters for some inspiration today. Cost: $5 per person/$10 for family (2 adults and all their children under 18 in same household) Frequent participant? All MAGnificent Saturdays drop-ins are included in a MAG Annual family membership for $30/yr or grandparent membership $25/yr. Drop-in… no registration required Ages 3 & under are free Create art with your kids! Saturday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00 pm Programs offered all year round

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Sunday

August 26, 2018

Fort Normandeau Days

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 28054 Range Road 382

Come celebrate Red Deer’s three founding cultures at Historic Fort Normandeau!Our biggest party of the season is back, with performances, activities, vendors, and a black powder battle reenactment. Come out and join the 1885-era fun! $3/person, $10/family, or $15/carload of 6+ people.

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Wednesday

August 29, 2018

ATB Financial Downtown Market

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Downtown Red Deer

Located on Little Gaetz Ave in Downtown Red Deer, the ATB Financial Downtown Market runs every Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. from late May to October. Fresh produce, baked goods and handmade items are available from local vendors. For more information, visit http://www.downtownreddeer.com/events/downtown-market/. For weekly updates, follow the market on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RedDeerDowntownMarket Please note: Dogs are not permitted on-site, as per Alberta Health Services regulations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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