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Red Deer’s Reception Centre has reached capacity

August 24, 2023 12:33 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer’s Reception Centre is at capacity after registering 1,000 evacuees, and is no longer registering new evacuees.

The City of Red Deer will continue to provide assistance to those already registered until September 5. Services offered at the Reception Centre include providing meal and accommodation vouchers, pet supports through Central Alberta Humane Society, medical support, free recreation and transit passes, and other personal services.

“The City remains committed to supporting evacuees from the Northwest Territories who have registered with us since August 17,” said Carol Lind, Emergency Management Coordinator. “Even though we are at capacity, existing evacuees will continue to receive a high standard of care while the evacuation order remains in effect for The City of Yellowknife.”Existing evacuees in Red Deer who have not received updated meal and accommodation vouchers that are valid until September 5, are asked to return to the Reception Centre.

The Reception Centre remains open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Effective Saturday, August 26, hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.  

Evacuees looking for other reception centres, can look up current availability through the Province of Alberta:

The City of Red Deer thanks the community for its generosity and outpouring of support. Information on how to donate can be found at

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