• We want to share you good or innovative stories during the COVID-19 pandemic! Every week a winner will be drawn for a prize courtesy of Troubled Monk!


    Beyond Insurance

    We are giving our staff the option to expense one meal a week from a locally owned restaurant. We will be rolling out a "BACK the SMALL BIZ" Facebook contest (thank you Heartprint Threads for the inspo) with prize/prizes that will solely be comprised of gift cards and/or product from locally owned businesses.

    We have comprised a TIP SHEET with 5 things you can do immediately for your insurance and your business. 


    Cheeky Coutures Boutique 

    Dress well & dress up.....it just makes you feel better! Here’s the deal “when you look good you feel good & when you feel good, you do life better” 

    How to shop with us during our temporary Closure:
    1. Call the Boutique at 587.273.4438, message or email us to book a personal shopping/styling appointment
    2. Self isolating or quarantined, no problem, we can do a virtual shopping/styling session with you
    3. Call, message or email us with what you would like, we will deliver at no charge within the City of Red Deer, make arrangements for a drive by pick up or gladly ship to you anywhere in Canada


    Blue Grass Garden Centre

    In an effort to take all the necessary measures possible to keep our team and customers safe during these unprecedented times of Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily pause in-store shopping at our Red Deer location.

    We are happily still offering the option to shop online or call the store for virtual shopping, phone orders, or parking lot pick up! Delivery also available. If you have any questions, please call 403.347.7211.


    Troubled Monk

    Online beer ordering for Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton is now available via our website at www.troubledmonk.com for delivery or pick-up! Free delivery with order of $50+

    If you can’t get to good beer, let us bring good beer to you! 

    As well, Troubled Monk started to produce hand sanitizer to purchase and to local businesses and non-profits in need!



    Round-up article of local restaurants that are still offering their services during this time.


    YR Bison Ranch

    "Our business has increased as people want to buy local and stock up on healthy bison meat during the pandemic"



    Offering live streams and information to help businesses work remotely as well as virtual happy hours to keep people connected. Watch their Facebook page for updates. 

    Free 1-Hour Marketing Strategy Session

    For the month of April, CEO Mike Szyszka will be personally offering as many marketing strategy sessions as he can fit in his schedule (that's what he told us to say was the max number!) at absolutely no cost. If you’re not sure how to align your marketing in the current landscape, we're happy to provide perspective and guidance with things like:

    • Finding ways to offer your services online
    • Maintaining a digital connection with your clients
    • Updating your website to highlight how customers can do business with you
    • What to post on social media
    • Running paid ad campaigns "in times like these"


    Bos Bar and Stage

    Pick up your Bo's order without leaving your car. Perfect way to enjoy the Bo's experience in your own home!!!
    Step 1--Visit https://bosbar.com/order-now/#/restaurants/bosbarstage/7886 to order.
    Step 2--Select your order and desired pick up time.
    Step 3--Meet us at the back entrance of Bo's.
    Step 4--Roll down your window
    Step 5--Receive your food complete with an air high 5!!
    Step 6--Enjoy


    Paint of Interest Red Deer

    Do you want to paint at home? We have To-Go-Kits! Come and pick out your pottery and we'll give* you a to-go-kit to take home. It has everything you need to paint your project. We'll even give you instruction on how to create amazing projects. Bring everything back and we'll fire your pottery for you. Easy Peasy! Book your To-Go-Kit today by stopping by the shop or calling us at 403-558-8808!

    *Refundable Deposit required at time of pick-up.


    F45 Training South Red Deer

    F45 was only a few months old when COVID closed the doors. They've gone from group sessions to online sessions. For those of you who need to kick the cardio up a couple of notches, please check this out and support local at this time.


    Crystal Glass

    Win a Stay-cation!! Worth over $1,500.00

    Yes…We are open.

    As a glass supply company, we have been deemed an Essential Service. As an essential service, we take great pride in keeping emergency vehicles and heavy trucks on the road through these difficult times. Ambulance, Police, Fire response as well as delivery and service vehicles including taxis all require auto glass, and we are proud to be a leading supplier to these various agencies across Western Canada.

    We also produce PPB (Personal Protection Barriers) for use in many types of counter service areas. In order to keep service providers and customers safe from the spread of this virus.

    Additionally, we are on call for any commercial or residential emergency glass needs you may have!

    To help our customers through this tough time, we’ve put together the “Stay-cation Package!” Included is everything you and your family need to keep yourselves entertained while staying safe at home! The following prize pack is valued at over $1500.00!

    Dozen + board games!
    Fitness Equipment!
    Popcorn Maker!
    Sweet Treats!
    Lawn Games!
    A Sylvania 50” TV!
    $150 Gift Card or Certificate - to a local restaurant of your choice!
    $300 Crystal Glass Gift Card towards a new windshield, when you’re ready!

    Here’s how to enter:
    1. Like the Crystal Glass Facebook page. (If you already “Like” our page. Thank You!! Please proceed to number 2 and 3).
    2. LIKE this post!
    3. SHARE this post on your page.
    4. Please tag three friends.

    THAT'S IT!!!
    Draw will be made on June 30th, 2020. @ 1:00 PM MT
    Hey, while you’re here. Please don't forget to let Crystal Glass offer you a quote for your next windshield!! We are here…and would love to help you. Click on the link below for more information.



    Created a page on their website #RedDeerStrong where they share positive local business stories during COVID-19.

    Messinger Meats 

    20% off meat for all EMS, Nurses and RCMP. All you have to do is show your work I.D. and thank you for all the work that you do.

    Moxies Red Deer

    40% off for frontline workers and 20% off for all pickup orders. 

    MinuteMan Press

    Minuteman Press has launched a website to promote both safety and a stimulus to the economy - Bounce Back Canada.  Bounce Back Red Deer serves to offer two free services to support Red Deer and surrounding communities as we all find a way through these unprecedented times. First, we are distributing a COVID-19 awareness and prevention poster at no charge to all businesses in Red Deer. Second, we are providing a free local advertising forum to stimulate business as we overcome the economic effects.

    Western RV Country 

    Donated RVs to help healthcare workers isolate from families - see the full article.

    Classic Cleaners

    Is now offering cloth face masks to the community. As well, they will be donating masks to non-profit organizations and those at high risk. 

    Benjamin Moore

    In order to serve you best, we're taking orders via phone, social media and email for curbside pick up or delivery, with our public showroom closed to ensure the health and safety of both you and our staff.

    Nossack Food Group

    Tired of seeing empty shelves at the grocery store? 

    We know that getting groceries right now can be a challenge, so we have opened up Get Golden Fundraising for online sales - offering curbside in Red Deer. Visit www.getgoldenfundraising.ca to place your order.

    The Coverall Shop

    To service the needs of our clients and the community, we have invested in Milliken BioSmart Antimicrobial Fabric, and we have begun producing general purpose face masks, this past week. We believe this will serve the needs of the community, in an effort to reduce pressure on medical supply chains, and, in addition, we will be donating to certain organizations in need. These masks are reusable and can be home or industrial laundered, but are not surgical grade, or N95 grade. We will do our best to satisfy all requests, but we ask for your patience as we ramp-up manufacturing, here in our Red Deer facilities. It is our goal to get masks in the hands of people working, seniors homes and charitable organizations serving people in need, first. We will have limited daily quantities available to the public, in our store, Monday to Friday, 7am to 5:30 pm starting April 20th. For corporate or volume orders, please email orders@thecoverallshop.ca to get in the queue. A HUGE thank you to our team for innovating over the last 2 weeks as we made a major pivot to roll this project out! You can find out more about the product at https://lnkd.in/ejgDhwA

    Hearing Loops Canada

    Hearing Loops Canada whose head office is located in Red Deer Alberta is excited to announce their expansion in the Calgary market place.

    Regardless of what road blocks are thrown at us we are determined to help break down the barriers for people with hearing loss. This will add a few jobs to start and grow from there.

    Parkland Garden Centre 

    Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre is an Essential Service.  We practice social distancing, hand sanitizer upon entering and throughout store, increased cleaning in high touch areas and open restricted hours for in-store shopping.

    For those who choose to shop by phone or on line we offer curb-side pick-up and delivery. We have an excellent selection of seeds, seed potatoes and some veggie plants (and a wide selection of plants in our greenhouse)

    Visit our website at parklandgarden.ca  Current restricted hours are M- Sat 10- 5 and Sunday 12:5. Thank you for your patience as we work through this together.

    SpeedPro Signs

    Although we are operating behind closed doors, we are still accepting inquiries and orders over the phone, through email, or on our website.  When orders are finished, they are available for curb-side pickup.  All finished products are being sanitized and stretch wrapped to ensure safe handling. Our staff is wearing masks and latex gloves when assisting with curb-side pickup.  Extra sanitizing measures are also being practiced during daily tasks around the shop. Additionally, because we want to ensure our customers and community are remaining safe during this pandemic, we have special pricing and have waived rush order fees for all COVID-19 related signage. We want the community to know that there is still a local option for signage during this unpredictable time. We will continue to operate and serve Red Deer and area.  We are here for you. Thank you to Todayville for this story.

    Eagle Builders

    Held a BBQ for over 300 truckers at the Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area to say thank you to all the truckers and what they are doing through these uncertain times.

    Canadian Tire Red Deer

    Donated 64,000 surgical-grade masks to local agencies in Central Alberta who need them to stay safe while they continue their work. These masks will be distributed through the United Way.

    Scottsville Group

    Scottsville Group has been assisting the Salvation Army, Mustard Seed and Canadian Blood Services to address their areas of greatest need. Thanks to RDNewsNow for this story.

    IFR Workwear

    IFR acquired masks through their distribution channels and donated 10,000 masks to various front line charities and nursing homes in Red Deer.

    Collegiate Sports Medicine

    Collegiate adapted and created a Virtual Therapy which is covered by most insurance companies while maintaining proper social distancing.


    Curbside Pick Up Program in Red Deer and Blackfalds. Simple register your address with Cosmos over the phone or by email. They’ll let you know when they’re in your neighborhood for pickup. Once picked up and deposited your return amount will either by mailed by cheque or e-transferred.


    Canyon Ski Weddings

    Canyon Ski Elopements is a new wedding package to allow for couples to get married with under 15 people.

    London Drugs

    London Drugs is clearing some shelf space in select stores to give local small businesses the chance to sell their goods.

    The company says any small business in Western Canada that has had to close due to COVID-19 can submit products for consideration. Small business owners can apply online to learn if their products qualify. Some rules and restrictions apply

    Expedia Cruise Ship Centers

    Having a professional travel consultant during these times is crucial to make sure that you are cancelling or rebooking properly. Even if you booked on your own and want to use your credits with a professional company please give Susan and her team a call. Thank you Todayville for covering this story.

    Olds College

    Now marks the beginning of May Mental Health Month at Olds College. All month, we are raising funds for student mental health initiatives with each dollar raised being matched by an anonymous donor.

    Kim Fox – Re/Max

    Virtual Garden Party, a fundraiser to brighten our community! You will receive a locally grown 10” premium spring hanging basket and can choose strawberries, calibrachoas, petunias, mixed plants, tomatoes or geraniums for $25 + tax. All proceeds will be directed to the United Way of Central Alberta and distributed, in collaboration with the Red Deer Community Foundation.

    Fortis Alberta

    We recognize our customers are now counting on us more than ever. Last week we announced a $100,000 donation to organizations throughout our service territory that best serve the most vulnerable during this time. The donations will support local food banks, women’s shelters, Indigenous communities and other local organizations providing support where there is the greatest need.

    Real Country 95.5 / Zed 98.9

    Is part of the recently announced Stingray Stimulus Plan which will provide $15 million in radio advertising grants for local Canadian businesses across their 104 radio stations! Grants will range from $1000 to a maximum of $100,000 in radio advertising per business. Link to the application form here.

    Juiced Audio & Lighting

    Dennis along with JD Hunter held a nonstop 12-hour DJ mix to raise funds for Fort McMurray through Wood Buffalo Food Bank, Salvation Army of Fort McMurray and Samaritain’s Purse. Great job you guys and keep it up!!

    Safeway Port O’Call

    Last weekend, raised and donated $1,000 to the Primary Care Women’s Fun Run. Great job Safeway team!!

    Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation

    Has joined forces with Paint of Interest Red Deer to bring you their first ever online paint night! This will take place on Saturday, May 23rd from the comfort of your own home and all proceeds will support Paws and Claws. All kits will include a 11x14 canvas, paint colors, paint brushes and a stencil for $40. Any additional kits will cost an additional $20.


    Had a contest on Facebook last Tuesday and gave away a DIY Taco kit!! It looked amazing and contained enough tacos to feed a family of 4 and if that isn’t enough you can now book reservations on their rooftop patio.

    ATB Financial

    Hosted a free lunch for all truckers on May 14th at Junction 42. They partnered with two food trucks, The Hungry Beast and Taiko Taco & Canteen. The lunch was to thank all truckers for what they do for the economy, community and province.

    Quest Signs & Decals

    Has created packages to help celebrate the class of 2020!! They have many options that might interest you to showcase how special they are!

    Battery Boss

    Has a created a new division to their business called Medi Boss to provide PPE equipment such as disposable and reusable masks.

    The Outreach Centre

    Will be hosting the first ever Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® Red Deer Virtual Edition! This event is very important to help stop gender based violence by taking pledges and walking one mile in high heels (red is preferred) between May 15th and 21st. Visit the following link for more details: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/30143/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-red-deer-virtual-edition?fbclid=IwAR3SpC503MN6kHwCvSkRCnlunM-9K9-j3CXRDUZJaIlyHWFT_mSjOuWd4j0