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Help shape the future of fitness at the Dawe

November 16, 2021 10:31 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deerians, we need your help in shaping how fitness programs are delivered at the new G.H. Dawe Community Centre.

When it opens in early 2023, the new G.H. Dawe Community Centre will see many upgrades, including:

  • Two NHL standard ice surfaces
  • Expanded fitness area, including a track and two fitness studios
  • Outdoor spray park with washroom facilities
  • Fully accessible change space
  • Pool deck party room
  • Dedicated preschool washrooms
  • Additional north entrance + site access from 67 Street
  • Additional parking

The addition of new fitness amenities and spaces brings an opportunity for new programs and services, and we want them to reflect the needs of the community. Residents are invited to share their ideas and suggestions for use of these fitness spaces through an online ideas wall and short survey:

“While the design and layout of the spaces are finalized, we are now working to develop programs and services for these new fitness amenities,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “We want our programs to reflect the needs of the community, so it’s important that we understand the experience and outcomes Red Deerians want from fitness programs at the new G.H. Dawe Community Centre.”

Feedback will be collected until November 29. A report back to the community will be available in early 2022 to share what we heard and how the feedback was used.

With the exception of the arena spaces, the G.H. Dawe Community Centre remains open during construction. Both drop-in and registered programs continue to be available. Facility information, including schedules, are available here. 

For more information about the G.H. Dawe Community Centre project, please visit

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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