Do you see yourself as a Red Deerite? How about a Red Deerian, Red Deerigan or Red Deeronian?
Alberta has its Calgarians and Edmontonians. Now, the City of Red Deer wants to settle on a handle that best suits local residents.
An online survey available at www.reddeer.ca gives people a chance to vote on the four suggestions, or leaves space to come up with something new.
Inside Out, the city’s annual news publication, which will land in local mailboxes in the first week of June, also provides instructions for mail-in suggestions.
Red Deersters anyone? Or maybe we should put some muscle into our name with Arnold Schwarzenegger-friendly Red Deerinator.
Up to now, the city has steered clear of the whole question.
“We typically use Red Deer residents or Red Deer citizens,” said city communications officer Tara Shand on Tuesday. In the community, Red Deerians and Red Deerites seem to show up most often, but the city is open to new suggestions.
“There could be more we never even thought of.”
Shand said results will likely be made public in July.
Besides settling our identity crisis, the city is also looking for some information to help develop Inside Out, which has been sent to local residents for the past 10 years.
The city wants to know if residents got the last issue, enjoyed it, and want to get another. Residents are also asked how they prefer to get Inside Out in the mail, email, online or some other method.
The latest issue features information on taxes, city playgrounds and upcoming capital projects.