In 2019, the City of Red Deer will be hosting the best amateur athletes from across the country as they take part in the Canada Winter Games. Athletes will compete in sports such as figure skating, speed skating, curling, hockey, skiing and much more. Alberta Blue Cross® is proud to support the games with a $50,000 sponsorship through the ABC Benefits Corporation Foundation.
To really get the excitement started, the countdown to the games officially begins October 3, 2017, with the 500 Days Out event at Bower Place. This free, family-friendly community event is full of activities, a free barbecue (for the first 2,000 attendees) and fireworks. Be sure to stop by our table to meet Big Blue and pick up some swag. The schedule for the event is as follows:
- 5 p.m. – free barbecue and family activities
- 5:30 p.m. – mascot reveal
- 6 to 7 p.m. – meet the mascot
- 8 p.m. – fireworks
The event will take place in the Hudson’s Bay parking lot at Bower Place (4900 Molly Bannister Drive).