Many households have joined our community over the past few months. Many others will be moving into their new Red Deer homes this December and well into the winter weeks ahead. Moving into a new city/town can feel intimidating at first, especially during the cold Alberta winter months when residents keep more within their homes and stick to indoor activities. It may seem like there would be fewer opportunities for meet & greets as opposed to the spring and summer seasons when our sidewalks, parks, and cafe patios are packed with the public - an environment more conducive to introductions and conversations. What better way to get to know your new community than by being "out there" amidst the activities the town has to offer? Well the winter in Red Deer is no different. You just have to track down the available activities and programs applicable to you and your family and immerse yourself head first into your new neighborhood - the rest will come naturally. In today's Red Deer real estate blog entry Benedict Devlin is providing a few highlights from Red Deer's annual 2014 Winter Community Services Activity & Program Guide, just released this week.
Recommended City of Red Deer 2014 Winter Activities & Programs:
Aqua Boot Camp
Fulfill your 2014 New Year resolution to get more fit by participating in this unique boot camp fitness regime with a liquid twist. The Aqua Boot Camp focuses on muscle toning, endurance, and overall conditioning through aquatic circuit training and other pool based exercises. This program is available at two different Red Deer facilities. At Collicutt Centre the boot camp runs from Jan 6 - Mar 19 on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:45-6:30AM. Pre-dawn too early for you? Then Fridays at the Recreation Centre from Jan 17 - Apr 11 from 2-2:45PM is much more humane.
Ukulele for Beginners & Beyond
No need to depart from Red Deer International Airport for a trip to Hawaii to get a taste of aloha this late winter - a visit to the local Culture Services Centre every Friday from 7-8PM from Feb 5 - Apr 16 will do the trick. Learn to play the most fun instrument in the world as instructor Rick Moore teaches ages 16 and up the basic skills and theory of ukulele so that when you do take that next trip to the islands you will blend right in with the locals (just leave the loud floral aloha shirt at home).
Learn to Waltz
Mingle and learn the elegant dance of the Waltz at the Culture Services Centre on Monday evenings (6:30-7:30PM) from Jan 20 - Feb 24. The Waltz is the perfect dance to learn for our neck of Central Alberta, combining both country and ballroom styles apt to the culture of Red Deer. Knowing this little dance number will serve you well at weddings and other fancy shindigs in our community for years to come. Make 2014 the year that you put some pep in your step, with the Waltz.
Learn to Skate
This program is invaluable to any household that has moved to Red Deer as it's darn near expected that the city's residents know how to skate. All kidding (sort of) aside, one can never truly take full advantage of all that Red Deer has to offer during the wondrous season of winter without taking advantage of the vast availability of amazing indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in Red Deer. If you are new to town and are new to ice skating as recreation you will triple axel for joy when partaking in Red Deer Skating Club's adult Learn to Skate Program, slated for Mondays (7:30-8:15PM) from Jan 6 - Mar 17.
Capture Red Deer Through a Lens
One of the most brilliant ways to enjoy the winter season in Red Deer is to capture as many moments of it as possible and to preserve them as memories via film, or an SD card depending upon your weapon of choice. If you have always wanted to hone your photography skills then you have arrived in Red Deer just in time as the 2014 Winter Activity Guide presents Photography Level 1, a two-day course on the Saturdays of Jan 18 and 25 at the Culture Services Centre from 9AM - 4PM. Understand the concepts and terminology of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and much more to the point that you may very well become an Anne Geddes or Herb Ritts in the making.
For more detailed information on the many other official winter activities and programs made available by the city of Red Deer you can download the PDF guide here. For inquiries regarding Red Deer real estate please feel free to contact Benedict Devlin anytime.