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Red Deer's Tammy Cunnington picked up a gold medal in the S4 women's 50 metre backstroke at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Cairns, Austraila. (Photo Courtesy of Brian Cassey Cairns 2018 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships/ Swimming Canada)

Red Deer’s Tammy Cunnington eyes trip to 2021 Paralympic Games

“It would be just that last icing on the cake of my journey.”

Red Deer's Tammy Cunnington picked up a gold medal in the S4 women's 50 metre backstroke at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Cairns, Austraila. (Photo Courtesy of Brian Cassey Cairns 2018 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships/ Swimming Canada)
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Spencer Purdie has grown to love volleyball

Spencer Purdie is the first to tell you he wasn’t all that…

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Scott Odegard, 57, passed away suddenly on Jan.7. He was a beloved figure in the local hockey community as a player, coach, mentor and friend. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rustlers)

Scott Odegard remembered by Red Deer hockey community

It’s hard to find someone in the Red Deer hockey community who…

Scott Odegard, 57, passed away suddenly on Jan.7. He was a beloved figure in the local hockey community as a player, coach, mentor and friend. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Rustlers)
The Red Deer Rebels are hopeful that a 24-game WHL season is on the horizon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Sutter says 24-game season ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for WHL

Will they or won’t they, that is the question. The Western Hockey…

The Red Deer Rebels are hopeful that a 24-game WHL season is on the horizon. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon, right, called more than 1,700 games for the team and will move to the NHL later this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

‘I was stunned’, voice of the Red Deer Rebels Cam Moon gets call to NHL

Moon will call the first game of his hometown Edmonton Oilers Thursday

Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon, right, called more than 1,700 games for the team and will move to the NHL later this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
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Provincial curling championships in Sylvan Lake cancelled

Curling Alberta announced Friday the men and women’s championships have been cancelled

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Provincial curling championships in Sylvan Lake cancelled

Curling Alberta announced Friday the men and women’s championships have been cancelled

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Hawk’s Alley, Red Deer Golf and Country Club’s newest indoor golf facility is set to open in the coming weeks. The area features four golf simulators, a four-hole putting green and a full-service lounge. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Golf and Country Club)

Red Deer Golf and Country Club set to unveil new indoor golf facility

Facility features four golf simulators, a four-hole putting green and a full-service lounge

Hawk’s Alley, Red Deer Golf and Country Club’s newest indoor golf facility is set to open in the coming weeks. The area features four golf simulators, a four-hole putting green and a full-service lounge. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Golf and Country Club)
Hockey Alberta will not host provincial championships in 2021. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Hockey Alberta provincials cancelled in 2021

Hockey Alberta will forgo any provincial championship tournaments in 2021. The organization…

Hockey Alberta will not host provincial championships in 2021. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Red Deer Rebels 2019-20 WHL season was put on pause on March 12 and never resumed. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Sports a beacon of hope in trying year

March 11, 2020 is a day that will forever live in infamy.…

The Red Deer Rebels 2019-20 WHL season was put on pause on March 12 and never resumed. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Edmonton Football team fullback Tanner Green, right, knocks the ball from Calgary Stampeders’ Romar Morris during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Lacombe’s Tanner Green signs new CFL contract

Green will be with the Edmonton Football Team through the 2023 season

Edmonton Football team fullback Tanner Green, right, knocks the ball from Calgary Stampeders’ Romar Morris during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada and Russia take to the ice for warm-up during 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Online world juniors 50/50 drawing huge numbers for Hockey Alberta Foundation

2022 tournament in Red Deer expected to be ‘can’t miss event’

Canada and Russia take to the ice for warm-up during 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pre-competition action in Edmonton, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Coulter excited about Toews addition to RDC Queens

Red Deer College Queens hockey head coach Kelly Coulter admits he has…

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Rode: Heidi Giles contemplates next step in soccer career

After graduating from university Heidi Giles set a goal of playing professional…

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Maddison Pearman skates in the 500m at the long track speed skating Canadian Championships last year. Pearman said this year has been one of the toughest of her young career, just not knowing from day-to-day what the future holds. (Photo: Dave Holland/CSI Calgary)

Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman enjoying return to Red Deer with national team

Maddison Pearman is the defacto host for Speed Skating Canada’s national team.…

Maddison Pearman skates in the 500m at the long track speed skating Canadian Championships last year. Pearman said this year has been one of the toughest of her young career, just not knowing from day-to-day what the future holds. (Photo: Dave Holland/CSI Calgary)
The WHL Draft has been renamed and was also moved from May to December, the league announced Monday. (Photo courtesy of WHL)

WHL renames Bantam Draft, pushes it to December

The WHL Bantam Draft is no longer – in a manner of…

The WHL Draft has been renamed and was also moved from May to December, the league announced Monday. (Photo courtesy of WHL)
The Heritage Junior B Hockey league has cancelled all January games due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Heritage Junior Hockey B Hockey League extends holiday break

There will be no Junior B hockey in Central Alberta until at…

The Heritage Junior B Hockey league has cancelled all January games due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hansen’s softball career benefits by move to Red Deer

For the first 14 years of her life Kate Hansen lived in…

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The Blackfalds Bulldogs will be the newsest team in the AJHL starting in the 2021-22 season. (Photo courtesy of Blackfalds Bulldogs)

Blackfalds Bulldogs announce priority season ticket waitlist for 2021-22 AJHL season

The Blackfalds Bulldogs are hoping to land on the nice list for…

The Blackfalds Bulldogs will be the newsest team in the AJHL starting in the 2021-22 season. (Photo courtesy of Blackfalds Bulldogs)
Hockey Canada has opened its month-long camp at the Westerner Park Centrium ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, slated to take place in Edmonton next month. (Photo courtesy of Rob Wallator/ Hockey Canada Images)

Canadian junior men’s hockey team releases seven players

RED DEER, Alta. — Host Canada released seven players Thursday and named…

Hockey Canada has opened its month-long camp at the Westerner Park Centrium ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, slated to take place in Edmonton next month. (Photo courtesy of Rob Wallator/ Hockey Canada Images)