Giving Tuesday

Christmas tree from Festival of Trees

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. It is a time when charities, companies and individuals get together and rally for their favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for Giving Tuesday. Here in Red Deer, we can help by … Read More

What’s Happening in December 2020

City Hall Park Christmas Lights

Shorter, colder days signal that winter is well on its way; with a month of celebrations, winter sports, roaring fires, and festive lights, there are so many ways to warm your toes and your spirits. In these uncertain times, we need to find creative ways to connect with our loved ones and find activities to fulfill our desire to explore. … Read More

Festive Fun this Weekend November 26 – 29, 2020

Always check with the organizers for updated information regarding these events. Head down to Lacombe‘s Light Up The Night happening November 26-29. This year there will be several new surprises from an Under $100 Art Market, a Tim Hortons Santa Clause Reverse Parade, and so much more. Check out their website for details and updates, and enjoy a festive, fun … Read More

Christmas Workshops

It’s the Christmas season, and in COVID-19, we see more and more activities modified or cancelled entirely. The need to stay active, to create and engage in some Christmas activity is essential. One way is to participate in the various Christmas workshops happening throughout the city of Red Deer. Always check with the organizers for updated information regarding these events. … Read More

Ten things to do this weekend, November 20-22, 2020

Christmas Lights City Hall Park

Starting November 20 till December 12, every Friday and Saturday evening, come down to The Danish Canadian Museum! Enjoy the beautiful trails lit with Christmas lights and quiet tranquillity, unlike anywhere else. Warm-up by the fire outside with a hot beverage and snack from the Cafe. Space is limited indoors, so you MUST PRE BOOK space to be in the … Read More

Christmas Online

From the comfort of your armchair you can shop local, order from your favourite restaurant, and even take a winter lights tour. With rising COVID-19 numbers and the increased concern as day to day rules and regulations continue to change, more businesses, markets and events are now going online. Here is a list of eight virtual events happening in our community as we navigate this concept of Christmas … Read More

Fun Happenings this Weekend November 13 to 15, 2020

Looking up runs at Canyon Ski Hill

Let’s start the weekend by heading to Historic Markerville for their annual Christmas Cookie Walk. Although the vendors will not be in attendance this year as in the past, thousands of prepackaged homemade cookies will be available at Fensala Hall, both Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 pm till 5:00 pm. Winter Night Light Friends and Family Packages are back at … Read More

Holiday Markets and Craft Shows – Subject to change without notice

Parkland Garden Centre Christmas

* Please note, because of the fluid situation regarding gatherings and COVID-19, please double-check that the market you are attending is running and if their hours have changed. It is now officially the Christmas season and time for decorating, reconnecting, Christmas cards and yes, shopping, trying to find that perfect gift for those special people in your lives. You can … Read More

Remembrance Day – Experience a ceremony of the past

Veterans Park

While we cannot gather together in person and indoors to pay tribute to the fallen and those who serve in our military today, by attending a Remembrance Day celebration.  We thought we would help you experience it in another way, by watching a ceremony from the short past.  Here’s a Remembrance Day ceremony from the old Red Deer Arena in … Read More

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery presents a Holocaust Survivors Testimony

Anne Frank Exhibit

As we remember those who have fought and died for us this Remembrance Day, we should also not forget the survivors, those who survived the atrocities of war and their effects on them and their families. The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, with their exhibit Anne Frank a History Today, reminds us of the importance of freedom, equal rights, … Read More

Seven things to do this weekend November 6 to 8, 2020

It’s the weekend and time to get out of the house; here are seven things to do as you continue to Explore Red Deer’s Backyard. Head downtown and visit some of our galleries for First Friday, celebrating local, regional, and national artistic talent. Bowling anyone, it’s a great family activity, and here in Red Deer, we have Heritage Lanes with … Read More

Honouring Remembrance Day, November 11, 2020

Lest We Forget

As in years past, November 11 has always been honoured and recognized with Red Deer’s two Remembrance Day services at the Servus Arena and Veterans Park Avenue. However, with COVID-19,  things will be done a bit differently for this year, and as we would like to honour the men and women who have served and continue to serve Canada during … Read More

History Bites – We will Remember Them

The Cenotaph Many a young soldier joined up from central Alberta, some came back, but others did not. The community of Red Deer felt the responsibility to commemorate these brave soldiers and their sacrifice; a memorial was then commissioned after the First World War. The Cenotaph was unveiled September 14, 1922, and remains standing in its original location in the … Read More

What’s Happening November 2020

Red Deer Winter Market

In Red Deer, fall will soon be changing into winter, and now is the time for toques, mittens, scarves, and all things warm. Skates are being sharpened, cross country skis are being brought out of storage, and yes, preparations are being made for Christmas. Although we have only had a taste of that frosty white stuff called snow, more is … Read More

What’s Happening Halloween Weekend Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2020

Child dressed as Iron man playing a game

Halloween weekend is upon us with trick or treating house to house, movie nights with some spooky themes, pumpkin carvings, and yes, even a Halloween Howl Poker Run for adults. Check out some of these great activities happening and make this weekend a Covid-19 safe and ghostly Halloween. To start the weekend off this Friday, the Alberta Sports Hall of … Read More

Anne Frank: A History for Today

Anne Frank Exhibit

By the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery Anne Frank – A History for Today, a travelling exhibition from the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), has returned to display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) from now until January 2, 2021. This exhibit aims to bring Anne’s life story to the attention of people all over … Read More

What’s Happening this Weekend – October 23 – 25

Pumpkin Houe

Get into the Halloween Spirit Early! Pumpkins, costumes, trick or treats, spooky activities and ghostly stories. Here are some great things you can do to kick off all things Halloween! As well as a few other activities for the faint of heart. Kerry Wood Nature Centre is putting on a Halloween themed mini day camp from 9:00 am – 4:00 … Read More

Women’s History Month in Sports

Celebrating Women’s History Month in Sports at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame by Breanna Suk- Collections and Exhibit Coordinator The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is home to more than 1600 Honoured Members comprised of athletes, builders, teams, media personnel and more. Each of these individuals has accomplished incredible feats and contributed significantly to sports development in … Read More

Celebrating #SmallBusinessWeek


You most likely go there often, the places with the thoughtfully placed merchandise or personalized service, the ones with the friendly smiles, welcoming conversations and customer care which offers “that special touch.” Small Businesses dot our communities with goods and services; they add character and depth to our neighbourhoods, making them unique, valuable, and essential to the economy’s health. This … Read More

Take a Hike with The Great Trail

Sign for The Great Canadian Trail

It’s time for us to take a hike and join The Great Trail for their Great Canadian Hike running October 01-31. The Great Trail, created by Trans Canada Trail and its partners, encompasses over 27,000 km and showcases Canada’s natural beauty and diverse landscapes. They are challenging you to hike, walk, jog, collectively cycle or paddle in Canada’s most massive … Read More