City of Red Deer Culture Services section

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

City of Red Deer Culture Services section

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Other form(s) of name

  • Culture Services
  • Cultural Services

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Description area

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)

Legal status

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)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

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Control area

Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

Red Deer and District Archives

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion



  • English



City of Red Deer Website (2018)
Administrative History Project, Culture (2017)
Administrative History Project, Recreation (2016)

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