Red Deer Minute: Record Temperatures, Community Gift, and Happy New Year

Red Deer Minute: Record Temperatures, Community Gift, and Happy New Year


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • There are no Council or Committee meetings this week on account of the holidays. The next Council meeting is on January 9th.

  • The weather is warming up! After the extreme cold we all endured last week, this week’s temperatures should feel practically tropical.

  • Can you believe that 2023 is already just around the corner? We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed time with family and friends. From the team at Common Sense Red Deer, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year. There are a few events happening in town if you’re looking to celebrate.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Woody Paylor of Woody’s RV made a significant gift to three recreational projects in the City. The new spray park at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be named Woody’s Spray Park and the new running track at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School will be called Woody’s Athletic Park. Funds will also be used for the replacement of the playground near the Bower Community Center.

  • Sixteen not-for-profit organizations in Red Deer have been granted multi-year funding totalling $346,825. The money comes from the City’s Community Culture Development Fund, dedicated to providing support for organizations delivering arts, culture and/or heritage initiatives. Among the organizations receiving funding are the Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra, the Red Deer Summer CentreFest Society, and the Friends of Sunnybrook Farm Society. The full list of organizations and funding allocations is available on the City’s website.

  • Red Deer was one of several Central Alberta communities to break temperature records during the cold snap. The December 20th temperature of -38.7 degrees beat the previous record of -36.8 degrees, set in 1990. Thank you to all the bus drivers, delivery drivers, utility workers, retail workers, police officers, energy workers, and everyone else who worked hard to keep our city going in the midst of the frigid temperatures.




Common Sense Red Deer doesn't accept any government funding and never will. We think you should be free to choose, for yourself, which organizations to support. If you're in a position to contribute financially, you can make a donation here.



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