Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

2019 Canada Winter Games at RDC

On February 15, Red Deer College will welcome athletes from across our nation to the 2019 Canada Winter Games. RDC is excited to be part of this once-in-a-generation event, and our College will host five competition events at our new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris.

During the Games, the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre will not be available for public or member use. For members who enjoy health and wellness activities at the Centre, we are adding time on to your membership to accommodate the timeframe when you will not be able to use the facility for your fitness needs. To learn more, visit Fitness & Sport.

RDC is honoured to partner with the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society and The City of Red Deer to host this major national event. The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre has been named the legacy building for this historic national event. Learn more about RDC's role with the Games.  

An Exciting New Chapter for RDC

Red Deer College is proud of our vibrant and inclusive new facility, the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris.

Teaching and learning is at the heart of what we do at the College, and our new state-of-the-art Centre is an important part of RDC’s journey to become a recognized university. Throughout the building, you will find classrooms and labs dedicated to these activities. Many of these areas are in the Donald Health & Wellness Centre, a wing within the new Centre.

Supporting Health and Wellness for Central Albertans

Community members, organizations, athletic teams and recreational enthusiasts will all benefit from the dynamic opportunities in the beautiful and accessible Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. We invite you to check out all the Centre has to offer, including:

  • Ice Arena                                   
  • Performance Gymnasium            
  • Fitness Centre    
  • Running and Sprint Tracks
  • Squash Courts

Please come and visit us in this new facility.

The New Home for RDC Athletics

RDC Athletics teams are enjoying their first season (in 2018/2019) competing, and extending its legacy of excellence, in the College's Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Student-athletes from all 17 teams will benefit from the training and support services in the facility. Plus, the Kings and Queens Basketball, Volleyball and Hockey teams will practice and compete in the new Centre.  

From March 6 to 9, 2019, RDC will host the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Featuring the top eight teams from across the nation, the championship will provide a tremendous opportunity for central Albertans to enjoy elite volleyball competition as they cheer on the RDC Kings Volleyball team.

Be part of this historic year by wearing green and cheering on some of the best student-athletes in the nation. View the full RDC Athletics schedule.

Creating RDC’s New Centre

The planning, design and construction of RDC’s Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre took place over many years and involved thousands of people. The first site work for the Centre began in the fall of 2015, and substantial completion for construction was reached on June 19, 2018. For a look back at the development of the building, including videos, photos and construction details, visit the Construction History section of our website.