FAQs - Canada Winter Games in RDC

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will take place in Red Deer, Alberta between February 15 and March 3, 2019.  The Canada Winter Games are Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes; an event of this caliber is second only to the Olympics.  
Red Deer College is an important organization to the communities of central Alberta, and we have been one of the key partners involved in planning the 2019 Canada Winter Games  since the community first put forward its bid to host the Games back in 2014. 
As one of the largest organizations in Red Deer, RDC will play a pivotal role in supporting the successful staging and presentation of this major national event.  RDC has the capacity to host 1,800 athletes each week in our role as the Athletes Village and also to function as the Operations Hub for all aspects of the Games.  The new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris will be a competition venue for short track speed skating, wheelchair basketball, badminton, figure skating and squash.
RDC’s involvement in the Games allows us to support our community in this exciting event, while also showcasing our facilities and our College to all of Canada. 
Yes, college services will be available during the Games.  If modifications are required to hours of operation they will be posted as determined. 

Yes.  The 2018/2019 academic calendar has been posted here and all students are expected to attend regularly scheduled classes. 

Please also note that for the 2018/2019 academic year, a two week reading week has been scheduled between February 15 to March 3, 2019.  There will be no credit classes during these dates. 

It is important to confirm with your instructors for the specific dates of Friday, February 15, 2019 and Friday, March 1, 2019 as exceptions may apply for courses with practicums, clinical and work experience.  All credit classes will resume on Monday, March 4, 2019.