• Volunteer profile: Brittany Stelmack and Kathy Saunders, Volunteer Ambassadors
  • Volunteer profile: Dave Darbel, Technology Chair

    Volunteer profile: Dave Darbel, Technology Chair

    Thursday, 19th April 2018

    Meet Dave!

    Dave Darbel is the Technology Chair with the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

    An event of this size and scope requires all kinds of television, computers, radios, timing equipment and more. As Technology Chair, Dave helps create plans and train other volunteers to execute during Games time.

    Dave has been involved with... Read More

  • Volunteer profile: Mary Medinsky, Spectator Experience chair

    Volunteer profile: Mary Medinsky, Spectator Experience chair

    Wednesday, 18th April 2018

    Meet Mary!

    The nation’s best young athletes will come to Red Deer in February 2019, competing to bring a medal home to their province or territory. Thousands of Canadians will be there in the stands cheering them on. As Spectator Experience Chair, Mary Medinsky is helping make the fans experience one to remember. This area is working to... Read More

  • Volunteer profile: Autumn Dyck, Food Services co-chair

    Volunteer profile: Autumn Dyck, Food Services co-chair

    Tuesday, 17th April 2018

    Meet Autumn!

    Autumn Dyck is the co-chair for the Food Services Committee with the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and she wants you to be involved too.

    Autumn has called central Alberta home for over 20 years and has a variety of volunteer experiences, including being involved with the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Torch Relay and the Central... Read More

  • Recognizing the heart and commitment of our volunteers

    Recognizing the heart and commitment of our volunteers

    Monday, 16th April 2018

    This coming week we celebrate National Volunteer Week. I have honestly been looking forward to this week. In fact, I am pretty sure the 2019 Games staff are tired of me asking what the plans are!

    Why the excitement? Because this is my moment to say I truly think that volunteers are the backbone of this country and they give something... Read More

  • Top Alberta gymnasts visit Red Deer

    Top Alberta gymnasts visit Red Deer

    Friday, 13th April 2018

    Some of the top young Albertan gymnasts will be in Red Deer this weekend for a 2019 Canada Winter Games test event.

    From April 13 until 15, the Collicutt Centre will host over 700 athletes and more than 150 coaches and judges at the 2018 Artistic & Acrobatic Provincial Championships, organized by the Alberta Gymnastics Federation.... Read More

  • Colour with Waskasoo

    Colour with Waskasoo

    Friday, 6th April 2018

    It has been a fun and busy season for Waskasoo. In between all his appearances around central Alberta, Waskasoo has found some time to go skiing and even picked up a medal in a competition!

    Waskasoo wants to share this moment with you, so print off these colouring sheets of Waskasoo skiing and with his medal to share in the fun!

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  • Canada Games Celebration Plaza reimagines downtown Red Deer

    Canada Games Celebration Plaza reimagines downtown Red Deer

    Wednesday, 4th April 2018

    This content originally appeared in the Red Deer Advocate on March 31, 2018.

    The 2019 Canada Winter Games will bring more to Red Deer than just the nation’s best young athletes. In February 2019, Red Deer will also host a major arts and cultural festival in downtown Red Deer in a brand new community space: the Canada Games Celebration... Read More

  • Meet the first volunteer to apply for the 2019 Games

    Meet the first volunteer to apply for the 2019 Games

    Thursday, 29th March 2018

    We need over 5,000 volunteers to host the largest event in our history, but we have already found number one. Meet Kathy Cole, a central Albertan who was the first to apply to be a Games time volunteer when the portal opened on February 15.

    The Games are a once in a lifetime experience, so when Cole saw the opportunity on Facebook, she... Read More

  • Volunteer profile: Edie Hiebert, Volunteer Services Chair

    Volunteer profile: Edie Hiebert, Volunteer Services Chair

    Monday, 5th March 2018

    This content originally appeared in the Red Deer Advocate on March 3, 2018.

    Recruiting 5,000 volunteers is no simple task, but the 2019 Canada Winter Games has the right person to get the job done: Edie Hiebert.

    A lifelong central Albertan, Hiebert is the Volunteer Services Chair with the Games. The... Read More

  • Catching up with Brittany Hudak, 2015 Canada Winter Games alum

    Catching up with Brittany Hudak, 2015 Canada Winter Games alum

    Monday, 26th February 2018

    A Canada Games alumna stopped in Red Deer this past weekend as part of her preparations for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang.

    Brittany Hudak, a para nordic and biathlon athlete who competed in the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, participated in the NorAm #7/Westerns/Calforex Cup #5 at River Bend Golf & Recreation... Read More

  • Canada Games alumni thriving at 2018 Olympic Winter Games

    Canada Games alumni thriving at 2018 Olympic Winter Games

    Thursday, 22nd February 2018

    Canada Games alumni have been firing on all cylinders in PyeongChang, making Canada proud and capturing multiple medals. 

    The first came during Mark McMorris' epic run that saw him take home bronze in Men's Slopestyle. McMorris, who wore the green and white of Saskatchewan at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, overcame many obstacles... Read More

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