Red Deer RCMP and community peace officers will be closely watching an outdoor Christmas caroling event in downtown Red Deer.
Family Carol Sing-Along is being shared on social media and is planned for Sunday, between 5-6 p.m. at Red Deer City Hall.
Red Deer RCMP said they are aware of the event and plan to attend to make sure everyone is following the new COVID-19 measures in the Alberta Public Health Act.
On Dec. 8, the province announced strict measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These regulations called for an end to all indoor and outdoor social gatherings until mid-January.
The City of Red Deer said that they have not been notified of any events at City Hall Park on Sunday. They noted any such events are not permitted under Alberta Health’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Last Friday, the Red Deer RCMP announced fines for an anti-mask rally at city hall on Dec. 5. Police said in a statement, two charges were laid at the time and an additional five violation notices were being processed for breaching public health orders during the rally.