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Known for its community enthusiasm, volunteerism and support, the Red Deer Region stands behind its athletes and fulfills its commitment to hosting great events. Red Deer has hosted numerous major national and international events including the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup, the 2004 & 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the World Curling Championships.

The region is also home to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Canyon Ski Resort, Westerner Park (home of the ENMAX Centrium), Servus Arena, Collicutt Centre, GH Dawe Community Centre, and the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at 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.

Sports Excellence Experiences

Sports Event Hosting

Sports Event Hosting

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Sports Excellence Experiences

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.

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Red Deer Hosted Events

Red Deer Hosted Events

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Sports Excellence Experiences

Red Deer Hosted Events

We have had the pleasure of hosting or are looking forward to hosting the following events:

  • 2019 Canada Winter Games
  • 2018 – Present, Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR)
  • 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

Premier Venues

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.