The City of Red Deer is welcoming up to 1,000 evacuees from the Northwest Territories, including The City of Yellowknife.

A reception centre will be ready at noon on Thursday, August 17 at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre (6175 67 Street).

People arriving in Red Deer from the Northwest Territories are asked to register at the GH Dawe Community Centre (6175 67 Street). Additional supports for evacuees are available including assistance for lodging, meals, medical and pet care.

The GH Dawe Community Centre remains open to the public and all recreation activities are running as scheduled.

People looking to support evacuees can do so by donating to the Canadian Red Cross or Central Alberta Humane Society (to support evacuees with pets). Both these organizations are accepting monetary donations only.

  • To donate to the Red Cross: Donations can be made either online at or at the local Red Cross Office (105 – 5301 43 Street).
  • To donate to the Central Alberta Humane Society:

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