Historical sports and cultural records updated for Red Deer

Photos and information available to public

More historical records for sports and cultural activities are now available to Red Deerians.

The City of Red Deer said the collection was significantly updated and is available to the public thanks to an $8,100 grant to the Red Deer & District Archives from the Archives Society of Alberta.

Records date back to the 1940s and contain information including over 10,000 photographs of activities, video of culture productions, and 50 metres of essential minutes and administrative decisions around parks, facilities and services.

Funding allowed for additional resources to be assigned to update some internal procedures and complete the processing of the records.

The collection will be of interest to individuals, groups and organizations wanting information about the development of recreation, the creation of our parks and trail system, and the origin of different cultural groups in Red Deer.

The archives are open to the public for research and inquiries about historical buildings, events, businesses, individuals and families from the area.

If Red Deerians want to add their sport, cultural, or arts records to the collections contact the Archives department by email at archives@reddeer.ca, or call 403-309-8403, or visit the Red Deer & District Archives, 4525 47A Ave.

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