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- Multiple media
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- City of Red Deer Recreation section
- Red Deer, Alberta
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2156 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.
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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 2009.
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, summer games, winter games, sports, user groups, Heritage Ranch, 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), grants, and usage agreements.
No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.
Photographs were usually deframed in processing.
Photocopied thermal paper documents for long term preservation.
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