Jeff Stokoe

Ricky’s Café chef Robert Santoceldes cooks up an order of pot stickers Wednesday as the new restaurant hosted a VIP night. The café located at 6702 Golden West Ave. opens to the public Thursday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

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Ricky’s Café in Red Deer opens its second location beside Fat Burger at 6702 Golden West Avenue.

Ricky’s Café chef Robert Santoceldes cooks up an order of pot stickers Wednesday as the new restaurant hosted a VIP night. The café located at 6702 Golden West Ave. opens to the public Thursday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Chair Tease Dance in Red Deer performed at the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show in Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

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Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show

Chair Tease Dance in Red Deer performed at the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show in Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
EG Auctions hosted their 11th Annual Collector Car Auction and Speed Show at Westerner Park in Red Deer over the weekend. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Video: Car auction at Westerner Park

EG Auctions host car auction at Westerner Park

EG Auctions hosted their 11th Annual Collector Car Auction and Speed Show at Westerner Park in Red Deer over the weekend. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Hunting Hills High School students Diego Andasol, Imaad Khalid and Chen Chai (left to right) test their Archimedes Screw with classmates Mac Coleman and Kole Heilemann at the annual APEGA Science Olympics at Westpark Middle School on Saturday. About 100 grade 7-12 students participated in the science competition. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Video: APEGA Science Olympics in Red Deer

About 100 students competed at Westpark Middle School on Saturday.

Hunting Hills High School students Diego Andasol, Imaad Khalid and Chen Chai (left to right) test their Archimedes Screw with classmates Mac Coleman and Kole Heilemann at the annual APEGA Science Olympics at Westpark Middle School on Saturday. About 100 grade 7-12 students participated in the science competition. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Sylvan Lake Nayor Sean McIntyre (Batman) and Coun. Jas Payne (Superman) take a flying leap into the icy cold water of Sylvan Lake on Saturday. The annual Polar Bear Dip raised an estimated $28,000 for local charities. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Video: Sylvan Lake’s annual polar bear dip

The annual dip for charity is part of the town’s Winterfest

Sylvan Lake Nayor Sean McIntyre (Batman) and Coun. Jas Payne (Superman) take a flying leap into the icy cold water of Sylvan Lake on Saturday. The annual Polar Bear Dip raised an estimated $28,000 for local charities. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Hundreds of young skiers had a great day on the trails at River Bend. (Jeff Stokoe/Advocate photo)

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Hundreds of students participated in ski racing in Red Deer

Hundreds of young skiers had a great day on the trails at River Bend. (Jeff Stokoe/Advocate photo)
Tanis Rivard, left, and Jamie Salé share a laugh as they reminisce about skating together with the Red Deer Figure Skating Club. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Photo: Jamie Salé speaks at annual Soroptimist conference in Red Deer

Mothers and daughters gathered for the annual Soroptimist International of Central Alberta Mother/Daughter Conference.

Tanis Rivard, left, and Jamie Salé share a laugh as they reminisce about skating together with the Red Deer Figure Skating Club. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Raiders win

Raiders win

Photo: Lindsay Thurber Raiders win

Raiders win
Team Canada, represented by Go Dodge and the CCCP with players from Kirk’s Tire play in the Summit Series at the Tommy Guns Winter Classic in Red Deer Saturday afternoon. Six Red Deer Minor Hockey League novice teams took part in the mini-tournament that took place along with a Midget A tournament over the weekend. The outdoor classic, in its seventh year takes place each year at the twin rinks at the Bower Place Community Centre. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

The week in photos

The week in photos

Team Canada, represented by Go Dodge and the CCCP with players from Kirk’s Tire play in the Summit Series at the Tommy Guns Winter Classic in Red Deer Saturday afternoon. Six Red Deer Minor Hockey League novice teams took part in the mini-tournament that took place along with a Midget A tournament over the weekend. The outdoor classic, in its seventh year takes place each year at the twin rinks at the Bower Place Community Centre. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Healthy Living Expo at Westerner Park

Healthy Living Expo at Westerner Park

Looking thoroughly pierced Luke Spicer of Red Deer calmly waits for his…

Healthy Living Expo at Westerner Park
Slideshow: Midget Elite All Star Girls hockey

Slideshow: Midget Elite All Star Girls hockey

Elite female players from across the province took to the ice at…

Slideshow: Midget Elite All Star Girls hockey
2016 Central Alberta sports in pictures

2016 Central Alberta sports in pictures

From the MasterCard Memorial Cup to the amazing achievements of local amateur…

2016 Central Alberta sports in pictures
2016 The year in pictures

2016 The year in pictures

From the news of the day to the sports covered through the…

2016 The year in pictures
Video: Immigrant youth skating lessons

Video: Immigrant youth skating lessons

City of Red Deer RCMP officers and members of the community joined…

Video: Immigrant youth skating lessons
Canyon Ski Resort instructor Anne Clarke hangs onto Ellie Anderson, 4, of Rimbey as she learns to snowboard on Wednesday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Photos: Canyon Ski Resort ready for the holidays

Canyon Ski Resort, east of Red Deer, is ready for a full…

Canyon Ski Resort instructor Anne Clarke hangs onto Ellie Anderson, 4, of Rimbey as she learns to snowboard on Wednesday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Lindsay Thurber Raider Kallie Loewen runs into West Country High School Rebels players Sarah Burell, left, and Krystie Weckesser during high school basketball action at Lindsay Thurber Tuesday.

Slideshow: LTCHS Raider girls host the West Country High School Rebels

Lindsay Thurber Raiders played host to the West Country High School Rebels…

Lindsay Thurber Raider Kallie Loewen runs into West Country High School Rebels players Sarah Burell, left, and Krystie Weckesser during high school basketball action at Lindsay Thurber Tuesday.
Video: Red Deer Advocate staff and readers Christmas pet photos

Video: Red Deer Advocate staff and readers Christmas pet photos

We invited staff and readers to share their favourite holiday pet photos.

Video: Red Deer Advocate staff and readers Christmas pet photos
Dead Horse Point is a promontory of stone surrounded by steep cliffs near Moab

Pilgrimage to Moab

For the avid fitness and outdoor enthusiast, winter presents many opportunities for fitness and excitement, but after five months of snow and ice, even the most diehard snow junkies pine for the warmth of the sun and days of hiking, climbing, running and mountain biking.

Dead Horse Point is a promontory of stone surrounded by steep cliffs near Moab