1. Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean began his career as a radio and television commentator with CKRD in Red Deer in 1977.
2. Red Deer-born hockey player Tom Pollock was part of the Edmonton Mercurys team that represented Canada – and won gold - at the 1952 Winter Olympics.
3. In 1915, The City of Red Deer offered a prize of $25 for the best design of a coat of arms.
4. Red Deer had the first court case in Canada to include female jurors.
5. Figure skater Jamie Salé, who won the 2001 World Championships and 2002 Olympic gold medal, both in Pairs, was born in Calgary, but raised in Red Deer.
6. The first outdoor ice rink opened in Red Deer in 1898.
7. Red Deer's official cookie is the Caramel Surprise.
8. NHL defenceman Glen Wesley, the “skinny redhead from Red Deer” played in 1,457 big-league games, highlighted by a Stanley Cup win with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.
9. The official flag of Red Deer was adopted by Red Deer City Council on June 6, 1977. It features the city’s coat of arms centred on the flag in black. The federal government is represented on the flag by the maple leaf and the red and white colours. The wild rose on the blue background represents Alberta.
10. The community’s ties to the Winter Olympic Games including Jeremy Wotherspoon, who spent most of his childhood in Red Deer after being born in Saskatchewan. The long-track speed skater was an Olympic medalist at the 1998 Nagano Games. Local native Deidra Olympic medalist (1998) speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon spent most of his childhood in Red Deer after being born in Saskatchewan. Olympic bronze medalist (2002, freestyle aerial Local native and former national team freestyle skier Deidra Dionne was the bronze medalist in the aerials competition at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.