Author: dolynchuk


The second annual Smart Manufacturing Technology Exposition ( in Red Deer was a great success. Held May 15 and 16 at Westerner Park, the expo hosted nearly 150 manufacturing and service companies alongside six post-secondary institutes, all levels of government, and various industry associations. Participants attended sessions to learn about the importance technology and manufacturing best practices play in overcoming […]

Notre Dame Cougars

The Notre Dame Cougars senior girl’s rugby team were named Tier I central zone champions last Wednesday and will represent Red Deer at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA) 15s Tier I and II provincial championships in Red Deer from June 7-8. This is the Cougars second consecutive zone championship title after they won the Tier II title last year. […]


The Sunterra Sun Run was a heartwarming event that brought together families, friends, and the Bower Community for a common cause. Hosted by the Bower Community Association under the bright rays of the sun, the event raised money to pay off the recent Bower Kin Hall kitchen renovation. Through registration fees, donations, and sponsorships, the Sunterra Sun Run raised $24,000 […]

Avaline Thrush

Avaline started hiking and backcountry camping with an explore life attitude. In her first season, she hiked over 100km, climbed numerous mountains, scrambled up and down 75 degree scree slopes, and she has stood on the crest of multiple cliffs. She has stepped over countless piles of horse… gifts and scurried into the complete dark and silence of freezing ice […]


The power that many hands and hearts have was on display at The Lending Cupboard’s (TLC) signature fundraiser, The Ladies’ Luncheon, on May 9. Around 400 attendees indulged in a lunchtime meal and participated in prize draws. Guests heard from a local speaker, Elva Hammarstrand. The afternoon was highlighted by a fabulous fashion show by Side Street Fashion and Great […]

Gordon Huff

This 74-year-old Red Deer runner has run a half marathon every month for 100 consecutive months. He runs three times a week and admits some days he doesn’t feel like running but that lasts for about the first 10 minutes, then you’re right into it.


The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 concert season marked its 37th year as central Alberta’s flagship professional performing arts organization. With six Main Series performances featuring a spectacular range of music, it was certainly a one to remember. The RDSO concluded its 2023-24 season with May The Fourth Be With You, featuring music by legendary film composer John Williams, on […]

Jamie Hoover

While Jamie is active, he would never describe himself as an athlete, although he admits hills and bumps are almost impossible to resist. When not tending to Mayor and Council duties around town, you can find him hiking and climbing rather than biking, but he enjoys a good rip around the Vesta Energy Bike Skills Park in Blackfalds. 40 years […]


On Wednesday, May 1, over 700 attendees visited the Pidherney Curling Centre for Black Press Media’s 2nd annual Young at Heart Expo, where the theme this year was “Redefining our aging years”. The consensus from everyone in attendance was that they loved the show and found it to be fun, as pickleball, tennis and bingo were a big hit, while […]

Scarlett Farand

“In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed” Scarlett is now competing in short and long-track competitions. This is her first year of skating with the club. She achieved 2nd in her division at the Calgary Olympic Oval Long Track meet in January. Scarlett loves to skate fast and always has fun.