2019 Canada Winter Games & RDC

Thank You for Attending 2019 Canada Winter Games

The City of Red Deer, our region and Red Deer College's main campus were electric with energy from February 15 to March 3, 2019. RDC was happy to partner with the 2019 Canada Winter Games as we welcomed athletes, coaches, trainers, their families and fellow Canadians. Thanks to the thousands of spectators who were at RDC's main campus cheering loudly for the athletes who competed in five sports at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Our downtown campus, home of RDC's Donald School of Business, was also part of the excitement with the various events and activities that took place in the heart of our city. 

RDC is proud to serve our learners and the communities of central Alberta and beyond every day. We were especially proud to be part of hosting this amazing national event, welcoming Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We hope that everyone who visited our College and our community enjoyed their experiences as much as we enjoyed hosting you. We hope to see you again soon!

RDC's Role in the Games
From February 15 until March 3, 2019 Red Deer and central Alberta will welcome the nation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games (Jeux d'hiver du Canada 2019).  The 2019 Games are the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and central Alberta and one of the largest events to be hosted in Alberta since the 1988 Calgary Olympics. 
 
On Friday, February 15, RDC was proud to be one of the last venues along the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay route. Red Deer College's Board of Governors Chair, Morris Flewwelling, and his wife, Hazel, along with Gary W. Harris and his wife Ruth, valued RDC supporters and donors, were excited to be among the torchbearers.   
 
In partnership with the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society (Société hôte des Jeux d'hiver du Canada 2019), Red Deer College is playing a pivotal role in supporting the successful staging and presentation of this major national event.  This will include:
  • Games Operations “Hub” providing core operational support to the Games, including everything from information technology to entertainment to recreational venues.
  • Event Venues and Ancillary Training Performance Venues including short track speed skating, badminton, wheelchair basketball, figure skating and squash, hosted at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris. This facility will also support athlete training and associated needs.
  • Athletes’ Village hosting and housing nearly 3,600 athletes in RDC’s residence buildings.  Visit RDC's Residence page to learn full details about the College's Residence Accommodation Strategy for RDC students.
RDC is proud to support our community in this exciting event and looks forward to the opportunity to share our College with all of Canada! For additional details, see the Canada Winter Games at RDC Frequently Asked Questions.  
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