Hi, I’m a Red Deer

Do you see yourself as a Red Deerite? How about a Red Deerian, Red Deerigan or Red Deeronian?

Carrie Viviere

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.

• CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Just Posted

City Hall Park construction begins next week

Construction to update Red Deer’s City Hall Park is set to begin… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Jazz at the Lake begins

The 16 annual event began Friday and runs until Sunday in Sylvan Lake

Photos: Lunchtime tunes on Alexander Way

Final concert of the summer

Clearwater regional firefighters in B.C.

Crew operating west of Prince George

PHOTOS: Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow

The Samson Cree Nation hosted its annual Pow Wow, celebrating youth last weekend

WATCH: Feasting at Red Deer Ribfest this weekend

Ribfest runs until Sunday at Rotary Recreation Park

Street Tales: Life is filled with unlearned lessons

There are days that I almost believe evolutionists in that we are… Continue reading

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

OTTAWA — Canadians are generally supportive of current immigration levels, a survey… Continue reading

Quebec announces plan to compensate taxi drivers after Uber’s arrival

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has outlined how it intends to compensate… Continue reading

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

OTTAWA — The loss of Saudi Arabian resident physicians in Canada’s hospitals… Continue reading

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Death Valley worker has seen highest, lowest temperatures

LAS VEGAS — Thousands of tourists descend on Death Valley each summer… Continue reading

Banff’s Sunshine ski resort upset with proposed guidelines from Parks Canada

BANFF, Alta. — An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park… Continue reading

Folk singer Ian Tyson cancels show due to ‘serious medical situation’

TORONTO — Canadian folk singer-songwriter Ian Tyson has cancelled his appearance at… 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