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Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance to meet on Wednesday

Reinvigorating Red Deer's downtown
The Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance will meet on June 12, at 6;30 p.m. at the Scott Block. (Advocate file photo)

The Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance will meet June 12 to provide an update on recent projects and give more Red Deerians an opportunity to be part of the downtown revitalization effort. 

The alliance is similar to a community association, but focuses on encouraging people to initiate and lead projects and activities that are good for the downtown.

"Wednesday is a celebration of the success of some of the projects. It's also an invitation for other people to get involved," said alliance member Rob Lewis, who is also the executive director of Youth HQ.

The public meeting will be held at the Scott Block. Doors open at 6:30 p.m with snacks and refreshments. 

Prior to the meeting, the alliance will have an information table at Wednesday's Downtown Red Deer Market, which runs from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Little Gaetz Avenue.

Lewis said the alliance was created about a year ago and much of the work has been behind the scenes to develop a structure for the alliance which is meant to be fluid and organic group.

"Most of the people are involved because they live there, or they work there, or they frequent the downtown core. But we do have people who are outside of the downtown core sitting on some of the projects. Everyone is welcome."


Susan Zielinski

About the Author: Susan Zielinski

Susan has been with the Red Deer Advocate since 2001. Her reporting has focused on education, social and health issues.
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