Team Canada trades in sticks for paint brushes while quarantining in Red Deer



Tourism Red Deer and the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce wish Hockey Canada good luck at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton!

We are so proud of our community having been able to support Team Canada while it was in quarantine for two weeks. Tourism Red Deer and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce teamed up with our business community to help during this tough situation.


In a normal year we know Team Canada would have been a part of this community, but with COVID-19 we decided to bring Red Deer to the team! From a taste of Red Deer with a couple meals from our local restaurants, to the opportunity to cycle through Red Deer virtually with our online video rides and the chance to get creative with a Bob Ross-inspired painting night, it was true community effort.

Thanks to our sponsors, including EMCO Waterworks, Al-Terra Engineering, Flo-Pro Exhaust, the AJHL’s Blackfalds Bulldogs, Penhold IGA and Troubled Monk for the assist on making this happen.

A big thanks goes out to Team Canada as we will be auctioning most of their artwork online, with proceeds going to local central Alberta charity groups.  It’s your chance to get a work of art from one of the players and staff who were part of Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp. WATCH:

Starting Thursday December 17th, at 10am Mountain time, we will officially launch Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp in Quarantine Art Auction to the public.  Here you will get the chance to bid on one of the players or staff members paintings.  The auction will end right after the New Year’s Eve game at 7pm Mountain Time.  Winners will be notified, and arrangements will be made for either local pickup or mailing in the new year.

Tourism Red Deer’s Executive Director, Rene Rondeau, “It’s exciting to see Team Canada players and staff pickup the paintbrush in isolation and create some amazing artwork. The idea originally was to help them take their minds off being in quarantine to try something a bit different. To see what they created was amazing and very impressive.” Rondeau adds, “For us to be able to keep the paintings, and give fans a chance to bid on these paintings while giving back to our community is golden.”  We thank Team Canada for allowing us to do this and give back during this time, Red Deer and central Alberta wish them all the best, we’ll be watching and cheering the boys on”.


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