Bid Red Deer is maintained by Tourism Red Deer’s Board of Directors. Tourism Red Deer will assist with bid preparation by providing counseling to event organizers,  access to relevant bid information, images, etc.

Request for Loan Assistance

Application in writing is required when requesting loan assistance for bid preparation and/or presentation. The application forms and supporting information are available by contacting: Tourism Red Deer E-Mail The completed application form should be forwarded to: Bid Red Deer c/o Tourism Red Deer 101 – 4200 Hwy 2 Red Deer, AB T4N IE3 The level of assistance will be determined on the merits of each event.

Repayment of Loans

Successful applicants receiving loan support for bid assistance would be expected to repay these funds within six months of the event and would be encouraged to make an additional contribution to the loan fund out of profits from the event. Groups that are unsuccessful in their bids may apply to have part or all of the loan forgiven. Some of the events Bid Red Deer has helped to secure:

  • 1996 Under 17 World Junior Hockey Championships
  • 1998 Alberta Winter Games
  • 1998 Canadian Midget Girls Softball Championship
  • 1999 – 2004 Canadian Gospel Fan Festival
  • 2002 World Horse Shoe Tournament
  • 2006 Alberta Summer Games

For more information, contact: Tourism Red Deer (403) 346-0180 E-Mail