We’re excited to celebrate the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. February is an exciting month with a lot going on. We’ve compiled a collection of events taking place to help you take part in the festivities.
Feb 9 – 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM – Bower Ponds Official Re-Opening & Community Skating Party
Enjoy free public skating with skate rentals provided by the City of Red Deer. You can check out the new facility additions at this family-fun event.
Feb 14 – 7:00 PM – Hall of Honour Celebration Dinner
Take part in this formal dinner that recognizes the 2019 Hall of Honour and welcomes guests to the Canada Winter Games. Dinner will include speeches from special guests Cari MacLean, and Catriona Le May Doan, among others.
Feb 15 – 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM – MNP Canada Games Torch Relay at Hunting Hills School West Lot
Celebrate the final relay of the torch to Red Deer for the start of the 2019 Canada Winter Games at the Hunting Hills School west parking lot on February 15th, 2019. There will be live music, entertainment, food, vendors and more.
Prepare yourself for non-stop entertainment all month. We’ve outlined a few activities below. You can also check out this map from the City of Red Deer showing where all the activities are taking place or find more details from the Red Deer Express.
Red Deer’s downtown center has exciting activities happening all month. If you’re looking for some fun with friends or family, you can check out a number of performances, parades, demonstrations, fire pits, and even beer sampling!
Feb 15 – 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM – Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremony at Enmax Centrium
Let the Winter Games begin! The Opening ceremony is located at the Enmax Centrium and features a show to welcome athletes and celebrate the community.
Feb 16 – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM – Live a Little Gaetz: Wynette Johnson at 50 Avenue & 50 Street
Visit Little Gaetz downtown to enjoy performances from local musicians and performers. There are multiple events taking place during the Canada Winter Games and all performances are free to the public.
Feb 16 to March 1 – 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM – 52° North Music + Cultural Festival at 5205 – 48 Avenue
Take part in a variety of activities at this free outdoor festival. The event includes a variety of markets, food trucks, a snow maze, ice slide, skating, and performances from many talented artists.
Here is a list of the artists that will be performing:
- Alan Doyle | February 23
- Ashley MacIsaac | February 23
- Bif Naked | February 27
- Brett Kissel | February 16
- Busty & the Bass | February 17
- Frannie Klein | February 16
- Gord Bamford | February 22
- Headstones | February 21
- Kim Mitchell | February 28
- K-OS | February 27
- Red Deer Symphony Orchestra | February 24
- The Reklaws | February 22
- Scott Helman | March 1
- The Strumbellas | March 1
- Trooper | February 28
- Walk off the Earth | February 17
- Wide Mouth Mason | February 21
Feb 16 & Feb 17 – 5:00 AM to 5:30 PM – Chainsaw Carving at 50 Avenue & 50 Street
Watch a chainsaw carver turn wood into art on Little Gaetz from 5:00 to 5:30 PM.
Dining in Red Deer
If you’re looking for an incredible spot to dine, check out Boulevard Restaurant & Lounge, located in Holiday Inn on Gasoline Alley. This restaurant features an upscale atmosphere and meals prepared with ingredients locally sourced from within Alberta. Executive Chef Emmanuel David has received many awards throughout his career and his passion for cooking can be seen in every dish served.
If you plan to stop through Red Deer, Boulevard Restaurant & Lounge is a must try for any foodie! This is a great stop for family or friends. There is even private dining available for parties, meetings, or intimate occasions.
Where to Stay
If you’re in need of a place to stay, check out our hotels in Red Deer. We offer incredible hotel experiences with multiple locations including Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South, located on Gasoline Alley, Holiday Inn Express on Gaetz Ave, Holiday Inn Express Red Deer North and the new Staybridge Suites Red Deer North, located conveniently close to Highway II. Make your Red Deer stay memorable. Call 1-877-929-9099 to book your stay.