Red Deerians needed for the next step in securing the bid 


The Red Deer 2019 Canada Winter Games Bid committee has been told the Bid Evaluation Committee will be returning to Red Deer on Aug. 21 or 22 to evaluate Red Deer’s community spirit.

“We will be calling on all Red Deerians, young and old, to come out to show what we have to offer,” said Lyn Radford, chair of the Red Deer 2019 Canada Winter Games Bid Committee. “We know we have so much community spirit in Red Deer, and we will provide ways for residents to get involved, come out, show support and get excited about the Games.”

When the Canada Games Bid Evaluation Committee visits in August, they will be reporting on and looking for the community’s ability, readiness and commitment to host the Games.

“Showcasing everything Red Deer has to offer is more than just venues and accommodations,” said Shelley Gagnon, recreation, parks and culture manager. “The Bid Evaluation Committee wants to see that Red Deerians will be behind the games in every way if they were to choose us to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games.”

The Red Deer 2019 Canada Winter Games Committee will be announcing ways for residents to get involved over the coming months. Checking www.reddeer.ca/reddeerisready or following facebook at facebook.com/reddeerisready is the best way for Red Deerians to keep up to date on what opportunities are coming up.

Hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games will showcase Red Deer across the country. The Games will leave undeniable legacies in the community for generations to come, officials say.

The successful host community will be announced in September.

– Fawcett

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