January seems to be the hardest months to get through. Not only is the weather not cooperating with us but it seems like our drive to get out and do anything seems to be a bit on the lazy side. Well, we’re here to shed some inspiration on our lovely and lively City of Red Deer that will hopefully get you out and moving during these hard times. Take a look at our five things to do in the next coming weeks and don’t forget to share your own “must-dos” in our Facebook comments!

 

Sylvan Lake Winterfest

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 5:00 pm 

Sylvan Lake Lakeshore Drive, Sylvan Lake, AB Canada

Join the Town of Sylvan Lake for Winterfest, there will be various activities happening around town for our community to come together. Brave the cold to watch the Polar Bear Dip, have some family fun, watch the fireworks, or participate in all the activities.

Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel

February 3 @ 8:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm

Pidherney Centre, 4725 43 Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6Z3 Canada

Presented by Fas Gas Plus, the 6th Annual Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel is a jam-packed three-day curling “funspiel” for curlers of all skill levels. Complete with a Friday night mixer, Saturday night dinner & dance with live entertainment by Jamie Woodfin, raffle, silent auction, and a chance to meet world-renowned celebrity curler John Morris, this event is a highlight of the Red Deer winter season!

ROLLER DERBY for WOMEN, KIDS and MEN 

Every Monday Junior 6yrs+ (Mondays 6-7:30pm) & Fresh Meat Adult (Mondays 7:30-9pm). 

Springbrook Multiplex 3216 22 Street, Airport Dr

Wear sports attire. We also have derby gear for you to borrow on a first come, first serve basis, as well as a waiver to be signed that will cover you insurance-wise for the first two practices. And not to worry, there are designated trainers who will show you the ropes. You may want to bring the following if you have your own: Helmet, Roller Skates, Mouth Guard, Elbow & Knee Pads, Wrist Guards. The monthly fee is $50/month. Please send us an email and give us a heads up when you're coming to try our favorite sport. Let us know if you have any questions. Otherwise, we look forward to meeting you!

MS Whisky & Wine Festival

January 17 7 PM to 10 PM

Red Deer Golf & Country Club 4500 Fountain Drive

Delight in a world journey of distilleries and vineyards! Whether you’re interested in learning or have the most discerning palate, there is something for everyone during this unique event. Our VIP Guests will have opportunity to further heighten their knowledge and experience through a Master Class of their choice. Funds raised at the event help us provide much-needed services in the community for those living with MS, as well as help fund groundbreaking research dedicated to finding a cure. Book your tickets now, and travel the world with us…in a “spirited” way!

Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sylvan Lake Pier, 5000 Lakeshore Drive 

Do you have what it takes to take the plunge into our frozen lake? Brave the cold to participate in the fun, or watch others take the dip! The Polar Bear Dip is fun to watch for all ages and certainly is not something you want to miss!