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Frequently Asked Questions

The expansion project at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre is nearing completion and is set to welcome the community to experience the new spaces on March 19. The jointly funded project between The City of Red Deer, Province of Alberta and Government of Canada focuses on the modernization and replacement of existing spaces, as well as the addition of new amenities.

When will the public be able to access to expanded indoor spaces?

The City is hosting a free Discover the G.H. Dawe Community Centre event on Monday, March 19 starting at 10:30 a.m. When the doors open that day, attendees will have the opportunity to tour and experience the expanded amenities, including:

  • Two NHL-sized arenas;
  • Accessible changeroom with mechanical lift;
  • Poolside party room;
  • Fitness and programming spaces including state-of-the art fitness equipment, two group fitness studios and a 230 metre fitness track; and
  • Multiple public art installations.
With the addition of amenities to the Dawe, will there be any changes to admission?

Yes. The City has a user fee formula established to calculate rates based on amenities and services. With an expanding facility and increased amenities, Council approved a fee increase which will support the new vibrant facility for our community to enjoy. The following is a list of the new admission and pass fees effective March 19 for the G.H. Dawe Community Centre:

Single Admissions Multi Visit Card
(10 Visits)
Adult $8.70   Adult $69.70
Senior $7.85   Senior $62.70
Student $6.95   Student $55.70
Youth $6.10   Youth $48.80
Child $4.35   Child $34.80
Infant Free   Family $156.80
Family $19.60      
Single Monthly Card
RPP (Plus Pass)
 Single Corporate Annual Card
Adult  $43.55    Adult  $444.20 
Senior  $39.20    Senior  $399.80 
Student  $34.85   Student  $355.35 
Youth  $30.50    Youth  $310.95 
Child  $21.80    Child  $222.10 
Family  $98.00    Family  $999.45 
Build Your Own Family Monthly Card     
First Adult    $43.55 
Second Adult    $39.20  
First Senior    $39.20  
Second Senior    $35.30  
Each Youth
*When added to an adult card   
Each Child
*When added to an adult card   
Will there be a change to facility rental rates for G.H. Dawe Community Centre bookings?

Rental rates for new amenities at the G.H. Dawe Centre will change September 1 each year per Council direction. Amenities such as ice, dry space and meeting room rentals at the Dawe will have the same rental rates as other City-owned amenities. Rental rates will increase by approximately four per cent September 1, 2023, and again by four per cent September 1, 2024. Actual amounts will be released closer to the change in rental rates.

Will there be changes to admission fees at the other City-run recreation facilities?

Yes, Council approved an increase to fees effective September 2023 at the Collicutt Centre, Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatics Centre. More information about fee increases will be available closer to the change.

Will there be an increase in operating hours?

Yes, Council supported an increase to the service levels at the Dawe which now mirror operations at the Collicutt Centre. Effective March 20, 2023, operating hours at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre are:

  • Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Will there be food services at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre?

Yes. The City is excited to partner with Booster Juice. We anticipate that Booster Juice will have their space all ready to go later this spring.

When will the new outdoor amenities open at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre?

Woody’s Spray Park and outdoor washroom facility will open Summer 2023. More information will be made available closer to the opening.

Where can I get more information about the expansion project?

More information about the G.H. Dawe Community Centre can be found at