Cast your votes in the Advocate’s 2017 A-List

Tell us your all-time favourite things in Red Deer

Get ready to celebrate everything that makes Red Deer great with the Red Deer Advocate 2017 A-List.

Launched this week, the Advocate A-List is a way to find out everyone’s favourites when it comes to recreation, art, shops and services, food, sports, and more in Red Deer.

“I think it’s way past due that we celebrate our community in this way. We’ve certainly been telling Red Deer stories for 110 years. But this is another way to celebrate what’s great about this community,” said Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis.

The A-List supplement, with the winning nominees and stories about what makes the city special, will be published Oct. 13 during Thanksgiving week.

Kemmis said filling out the A-List will remind Advocate readers of the places, businesses and people they appreciate.

“It’s a really nice way to look at what’s positive in the community.”

The A-List will be helpful to newcomers as well as residents who have lived here for years, she said.

“Everybody has a favourite coffee shop. A lot of people have a favourite walk, a favourite yoga studio, a favourite grocery store.”

But there’s always more to explore, Kemmis said.

“Sometimes we get so used to going to the same places over and over again we don’t try new things.”

Sept. 15 is the last day for subscribers, and non-subscribers, to vote online at — reddeeradvocate.com/contests.

Voters have a chance to win a $250 Save-On-Foods gift card by nominating at least 10 businesses, places, people or things. Winners receive a A-List decal for their front doors.

Just Posted

WATCH: Finishing touches being put on Servus Arena

The finishing touches are being put on Red Deer’s newest arena. The… Continue reading

Suspect in police chase in court

RCMP opened fire twice while trying to arrest suspects in vehicle chase in October

New temporary beds will immediately help Red Deer homeless

The 20 new temporary beds approved for Safe Harbour’s warming centre cannot… Continue reading

Red Deer RCMP are seeking man posing as a police officer

Suspect is large, in his 30s, with red hair and beard

Update: “Someone knows something” – police

Motorist dies near Ponoka after loose tire collides with vehicle near Ponoka

Red Deer police seize rifles and shotguns from storage locker

A man and a woman facing nearly 200 charges after 29 firearms seized last month

Notley criticizes MLA who fired staffer after sex harassment complaint

Notley says if Jason Nixon was her house leader he’d be out of a job immediately.

Red Deer needs to find a solution to syringe debris: city manager

City will consider the problem during the 2018 operating budget talks

WestJet Christmas video turns children’s wishes into reality

This year’s annual video took a new spin on the 12 days of Christmas

VIDEO: Replay Red Deer Dec. 10

Watch news highlights from Red Deer and Central Alberta

VIDEO: B.C. to end geographic area rent increases, close fixed-term lease loopholes

Both clauses allowed landlords to raise rents above the max annual allowable rent increase

UPDATE: Train hits hydro pole, causes outage near Deltaport

No injuries reported but traffic in and out of Deltaport is blocked

A Red Deer daycare coordinator wins provincial award of excellence

Nicole Morrell is a coordinator at Johnstone Daycare

Holiday shopping season picking up in Red Deer

With 18 shopping days left until Christmas, Red Deer businesses are cautiously… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month