2019 Canada Winter Games

The new Setters Place at Great Chief Park in Red Deer officially opened to the public with grand opening celebrations on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Activities included skating, broomball, snow shoeing, crafts, games, live entertainment and free food.
The new Setters Place at Great Chief Park in Red Deer officially opened to the public with grand opening celebrations on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Activities included skating, broomball, snow shoeing, crafts, games, live entertainment and free food. Sheldon Spackman

Setters Place at Great Chief Park celebrates grand opening

By Sheldon Spackman
January 20, 2018 - 3:27pm Updated: February 18, 2018 - 8:33pm

Saturday marked the official opening of Setters Place at Great Chief Park in Red Deer.

It was the City’s latest ribbon cutting of a major recreational facility upgrade in the community in the past two weeks, with the Servus Arena opening its doors to the public just last Saturday.

Central Middle School, where the 2019 Canada Games Celebration Plaza will be located, is awaiting construction scheduled to begin in the spring.
Central Middle School, where the 2019 Canada Games Celebration Plaza will be located, is awaiting construction scheduled to begin in the spring. rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

Council hears update on 2019 Winter Games Celebration Plaza

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
November 27, 2017 - 9:00pm Updated: February 18, 2018 - 8:29pm

The Celebration Plaza for the 2019 Canada Winter Games will be complete by November 2018.

Games executives were on hand at Monday night’s city council meeting to provide an update on the project they say will leave a lasting legacy.

2019 Canada Winter Games Vice Chair Hugh McPherson introduces "Waskasoo" alongside his creator, Mackenzie Van Damme of Lacombe.
2019 Canada Winter Games Vice Chair Hugh McPherson introduces "Waskasoo" alongside his creator, Mackenzie Van Damme of Lacombe. rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

"Waskasoo" unveiled as the official 2019 Canada Winter Games mascot

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
October 3, 2017 - 6:49pm Updated: February 18, 2018 - 8:28pm

Meet the new face of the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

“Waskasoo,” the official Games mascot presented by Riverside Dental, was unveiled during an event at Bower Place Tuesday evening.

rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

Feds give $11 million to 2019 Canada Winter Games

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
May 5, 2017 - 3:22pm Updated: February 18, 2018 - 8:30pm

The federal government is now officially on board with the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities was at École Mountview Elementary School on Friday to announce an $11.2 million contribution from Ottawa over three years.

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