The HUB 2.0
The Hub 2.0: An inclusive and beloved creative space
The Hub 2.0 is an outreach program aimed at serving our vibrant community of people with developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities! This program continually serves to bring back the supportive and beloved space created by The Hub on Ross. The pandemic and funding cuts put an end to the community and arts programming that The Hub on Ross offered for years, but the Hub 2.0, now housed at the YMCA Northside Community Centre, can continue these inclusive efforts!
The City of Red Deer, the YMCA Northside Community Centre and several granting agencies across the city and region helped us re-create the magic in a new space. We at the Red Deer Arts Council believe that these folks matter and deserve a space full of creativity, self-expression, belonging, and social integration.
The Hub 2.0 facilitates activities that are free to the public, such as:
- Mixed Media Art: an opportunity for participants to create a new project each week while learning techniques, styles, and creating something from the heart. (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)
- Strum & Drum: an active participation concert with recreational drumming! (Teacher: Dean Ray, 1pm – 2 pm)
- Creative Open Stage, featuring Karaoke! : An opportunity for individuals to present their talents on an open stage. (Teacher: Jason Steele, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)
Join us for the program every Wednesday at the YMCA Northside Community Centre! Sessions are drop-in, but check-in is required at the front desk. All activities are free to the public and you may stay on site between activities and socialize with friends over lunch in the grounds. We’re so excited to welcome the many Friends of the Hub to these programs!
We are grateful to the Red Deer & District Community Foundation, Servus Credit Union, the Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer and the City of Red Deer for their support of this program!