Red Deer Minute: Westerner Days, Housing Affordability, and an Active City Award

Red Deer Minute: Westerner Days, Housing Affordability, and an Active City Award


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • There is only one meeting scheduled for this week, a meeting of the Council Agenda Review Committee on Thursday. Unfortunately, no agenda or time for this meeting has been posted yet, again.

  • The City of Red Deer and the Downtown Business Association are teaming up to feature free live music on the Ross Street Patio throughout the summer. The shows are happening most Wednesdays (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm), Thursdays (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm), and Fridays (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm), and this week's artists are Mike Szabo, James Adams, and Paeton Cameron.

  • Happy Heritage Day! Today, the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is offering free art activities, storytelling, and a scavenger hunt as part of its Hives & Tides Heritage Day event. The event is free and takes place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Red Deer was awarded the $100,000 grand prize in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a national initiative that recognizes Canada's most active communities. The award marks the third edition of the challenge, which encourages people across the country to be active and stay fit.

  • In addition to being a place where people stay active and healthy, Red Deer also placed number one for housing affordability across the country. According to the Re/Max Canada 2022 Housing Affordability report, average Red Deerians spend approximately 25.86% of their incomes on mortgages, lower than second-place Regina by more than 1%.

  • After a two-year hiatus, Westerner Days returned to Red Deer and event organizers called this year's event a major success. Compared with the last two pre-pandemic fairs, attendance and profitability were on par. Even the weather turned out for this year’s event, with nothing but clear blue skies.




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