Subscribe RSS Feed Email

G.H. Dawe Community Centre set to open March 19

February 21, 2023 7:54 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

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.

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

  • Two NHL-sized arenas;
  • 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.

Accessing the recreation facility will also be more convenient with the outdoor upgrades which include the addition of parking and an entrance on the north side of the building, and site access off 67 Street. The G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be open with new extended operational hours, exciting new programs and adjusted admission fees Monday March 20. 

The $43 million expansion project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program ($15.1 million), the Government of Alberta through Municipal Sustainability Initiatives ($12.8 million), and The City of Red Deer’s 2020, 2021 and 2022 capital budgets ($15.1 million).

For details on the March 19 event, programs, hours, fees and the expansion project, please visit

- end -