Type of entity
Authorized form of name
City of Red Deer Culture Services section
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- Culture Services
- Cultural Services
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
The functions of the Culture Services section started as programming under the Recreation section when it was established in 1951. In 1985, the Community Services directorate was created taking responsibility for the Recreation, Parks, and Family and Community Support Services departments. The responsibility for cultural programming continued to be fulfilled by a programmer in the Recreation department.
In 1988, the name of the Recreation department was changed to the Recreation and Culture department. The Cultural and Creative Programs Director position was reclassified and retitled to the Cultural Programs Superintendent and then the Cultural Development Superintendent.
With the reorganization of Community Services into a division in 1995, the department was again revised to become the Recreation, Parks, and Culture department. The department oversees the Culture Services section and its various business units, including Heritage.
In 2006, Culture Services reorganized into two units: Culture Development, and Heritage and Archives. In 2009, the Archives transferred out of Culture Services section to the Corporate Services division.
Red Deer (Alberta)
Functions, occupations and activities
The functions of Culture Services include supporting the arts and heritage community in Red Deer, running the Culture Services Centre, and providing programming for arts and culture in Red Deer.
Mandates/sources of authority
The mandate of the Culture Services section is to provide community development and support services to arts and heritage, provide quality programs in a wide variety of cultural disciplines for all age levels, and facilitate the operation of a community-based arts and heritage centre. (City of Red Deer website, February 2018)
Access points area
Subject access points
Place access points
Authority record identifier
Red Deer and District Archives
Rules and/or conventions used
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
City of Red Deer Website (2018)
Administrative History Project, Culture (2017)
Administrative History Project, Recreation (2016)