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Red Deerians invited to celebrate historic Red Deer Arena

February 2, 2016 9:43 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deerians of all ages are invited to come together to celebrate the importance and legacy of the Red Deer Arena, which is scheduled for demolition and redevelopment in 2016. The arena, built in 1952, has served as a community hub for Central Albertans for over 60 years and is an important piece of our city’s history.

"The City recognizes that the Red Deer Arena has significant importance for residents of Red Deer and Central Alberta, both past and present," said Peter McGee, Special Events Programmer for The City of Red Deer. "This event will provide an opportunity for a suitable farewell to the iconic building, and will be an exciting and memorable event for guests of all ages to enjoy."

The Red Deer Arena Commemorative Celebration is free to attend and will include facility tours, live entertainment, children’s games and activities, special guest appearances, a commemorative video, food and drink, and opportunities for one last skate.

When: Friday, April 8, 2016
Where: Red Deer Arena, 4725D 43 Street
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Residents are invited to help capture the legacy of the Red Deer Arena by sharing stories, photos and memories of the facility. To share your story, visit www.reddeer.ca/rdarena or call 403.309.8417. Submissions must be received prior to March 8, 2016 and may be included in promotional materials and historic records of the event.

Volunteers that would like to get involved can call 403-309-8417.

More information on the event can be found at www.reddeer.ca/rdarena.

For more information, please contact:

Deb Comfort
Neighbourhood Facilities & Community Development Supervisor
The City of Red Deer

Peter McGee
Special Events Programmer
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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