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City of Red Deer Recreation section fonds
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- Multiple media
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RED RG 23 Recreation section fonds
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- City of Red Deer Recreation section
- Red Deer, Alberta
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24.948 m of textual records
2160 photographs : col., b&w ; prints, slides
128 technical drawings
123 architectural drawings
36 video cassettes : VHS
16 films : 16mm
6 audio cassettes
2 computer disks : 3"
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As a precursor to the Recreation section, the Red Deer Athletic Association was formed in 1945 as a volunteer society with the mandate to organize sports and recreational activities and facilities in Red Deer. In October 1951, the functions moved to the Red Deer Recreation Commission who was funded and supported by the City of Red Deer.
In 1970, the responsibility moved from the City Commissioner to the Director of Finance and Services (City Treasurer). During this period, the Waskasoo Urban Park Project was a primary focus.
In 1985, the Community Services directorate was created, taking responsibility for Recreation, Parks, and Family and Community Support Services departments. Within this structure, in 1985 the Recreation Board changed to the Recreation and Parks Board, although the departments stayed separate.
In 1988, the Recreation department became the Recreation and Culture department, which oversaw the Recreation section and the Culture section at the City of Red Deer. In 1995, the department was again revised to the Recreation, Parks, and Culture department. The department continued to oversee the Recreation section and its various business units and reported to the renamed Community Services division.
Records were transferred in 73 accessions between 1972 and 2019 per the City's records scheduling, retention and disposition schedule. Records were created as per daily business and operation function of the City of Red Deer's Recreation section.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated, and used by the Recreation section at the City of Red Deer between 1946 and 2014.
The types of records included are correspondence, minutes and agendas, memoranda, facility architectural drawings, films and videos, photographs and slides, maps, posters, and computer disks. The topics covered by the records include monthly and annual reports, board meetings, community associations and neighbourhood shelters (including Sport Council of Red Deer, Telus Cup, Winterfest, Red Deer City Soccer Association, Red Deer Minor Softball Association, Red Deer Titans Rugby, Shotokan Karate Club, Tom Bast Sports Hockey School [TBS Hockey School], and Active Kids program), summer games, winter games, sports, user groups, facility reports (Great Chief Park, Kinsmen Arena, Bower Ponds, Heritage Ranch, Legion Track, Red Deer Arena), facility development and usage (especially pool and recreation centres), recreation associations (such as Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Alberta and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association), Alberta Summer Games 2006, grants, and usage agreements.
No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.
Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks were not copied as they have low archival value.
Photographs were usually deframed in processing.
Photocopied thermal paper documents for long term preservation.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred per City's records scheduling, retention and disposition schedule - STAR. Records created as per daily business and operation function of the City of Red Deer's Recreation, Parks, and Culture department, Recreation section.
Original order maintained.
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Some records subject to restrictions.
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Copyright is generally assigned to the City of Red Deer
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Further accruals are expected
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- City of Red Deer Recreation section (Subject)
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RED RG 23 Recreation section fonds
Red Deer and District Archives
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