Red Deer’s bid documents for the 2019 Canada Winter Games travelled to Ottawa in style.
The documents were tucked inside a mini-chuckwagon and presented to the Canada Games in Ottawa for consideration.
Local artist Jason Frizzell and his team created the vessel that represents the diversity of people and geography that are brought together by the games.
It contains images that celebrate the diversity that unites Canada.
The wagon was made primarily from recycled shipping pallets that have already crossed the country numerous times.
Within the larger vessel of Canada, a smaller container, which illuminates Red Deer as the ideal host for the games, was housed. The symbolism attached to this smaller container is Red Deer-specific. Within this container are the two presentation binders, confirming that “Red Deer is Ready.” The Canada Games bid evaluation committee will tour Red Deer on Aug. 22 to evaluate the community’s ability, readiness and planning to host the games.
A community celebration is in the works for the downtown between noon and 3 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to wear red and show their support for the games.