Red Deer Minute: Capacity Limits, World Juniors, and a Happy New Year

Red Deer Minute: Capacity Limits, World Juniors, and a Happy New Year


Red Deer Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Red Deer politics


This Week In Red Deer:

  • With the end of 2021 upon us, everyone on the Common Sense Red Deer team would like to take a moment and wish you a Happy New Year, with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come. If you haven't already, please consider signing up to volunteer with us in the new year, or making a donation to support our work.

  • The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship is underway with multiple games scheduled in Red Deer. Preliminary rounds are set to be completed on New Year’s Eve, with bronze and gold medal games taking place on January 5th. Restrictions announced last week resulted in some cancellations to the pre-tournament schedule.

  • This Friday is New Year’s Eve and if you’re looking to take in the new year alongside some live music and friends, head on down to Bo’s Bar & Stage and slide into 2022 with performances by Cherries on Red. Tickets include a buffet dinner, welcome cocktail, midnight toast, and all-time classic hits for dancing the night away.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • The Province announced new restrictions on capacity limits for venues of over 1,000 people. The announcement couldn’t have come at a worse time, as many businesses, including the Centrium, were set to receive a much-needed financial boost from the 2022 World Juniors (see above). The latest announcement means all games at the Centrium will be played at 50% capacity. Eating and drinking will also be prohibited in the stands.

  • One of Red Deer's most recognized community leaders and philanthropists has been invested into the Alberta Order of Excellence. Joan Donald is one of 15 Albertans to have been recognized by the Province earlier this week for making an outstanding provincial, national, or international impact. The investiture comes following repeated postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was done in a scaled-back ceremony.

  • Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre announced the theme of their annual ice sculpture display. It will be a celebration of Canadian gardening. The ice-cold spectacle is located just east of the City and will celebrate this year's theme by featuring ice sculptures dedicated to various aspects of gardening, like flowers, bugs, and a scarecrow.




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