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Do you know your downtown?

August 16, 2017 11:47 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

If you think you know downtown Red Deer, tell us, or even better, show us!  The City of Red Deer and The Red Deer Downtown Business Association are running a contest for citizens to find out how well they know the area and also a chance to learn about what it has to offer.

“Our goal is to have citizens experience the downtown by having them search out places that we’ve included in the contest,” said Amanda Gould, Executive Director with the Red Deer Downtown Business Association. “It gives everyone an opportunity to not only scope out these places, but to find out what else there is downtown, the businesses, organizations, parks and public art by local artists. We take a lot of pride in our downtown and we want to be sure all Red Deerians know what there is to offer here.” 

The City has provided a piece of nine pictures along with questions to go along with each. Citizens have two options to participate.

“The first option is to answer all nine questions and submit your answers to be entered into a draw,” said Ryan Veldkamp, Community Facilitator with The City of Red Deer. “Or even better, the second option is to head downtown and snap a selfie at six of the nine locations to be entered into the second draw.”

The Downtown Business Association has put together two prize packages, each worth $100 which successful submissions will be entered to win. The prize for the first option include a $25 gift card from both Dose and City Roast as well as a $50 gift card from LUKSUS. The prize for the second option is a $25 gift card from both Quenched and Bistro on Gaetz as well as a $50 gift certificate from Great Strides.

In order to be eligible to be entered into one of the draws, you must be a Red Deer citizen. The submission deadline for the contest is Monday, August 28. Citizens can submit their answers or selfies by email to or through private message through The City’s Facebook page. Citizens are asked to include their name, address (proof of being a Red Deer citizen), phone number and email along with your submission.  Those who submit selfies may see one or more of their photos on The City’s social media pages. For more information on the contest and to view the images, visit

For more information, please contact:           

Ryan Veldkamp
Community Facilitator
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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