Alumni Business Directory

Welcome to the RDP Alumni Business Directory

The goal of the Red Deer Polytechnic Alumni Association is to connect our community of alumni to each other. You belong to a strong network of engaged RDP alumni and, with your involvement, that network will continue to grow.  

This directory recognizes the importance of the RDP alumni community, and with its creation, we can better support each other’s work. Let us share your passion, experiences, and wisdom with our students and graduates. We want to celebrate all that RDP alumni have accomplished in their lives! 

The RDP Alumni Business Directory is updated monthly. Business directory listings are not legally affiliated with Red Deer Polytechnic and are not an endorsement of the businesses. RDP and the RDPAA bear no responsibility for the practices, positions or conduct of the businesses contained within.

Alumni Business Directory Listings

Accommodation and Food Services

Cilantro and Chive

5021 50th Street Lacombe, AB T4L1X9 | cilantroandchive.ca

Cilantro & Chive is a family owned and operated restaurant located in historic Lacombe, Alberta. Your favourite new destination to meet with family and friends for food, drink, conversation, and fun. Cilantro & Chive is all about supporting local and our menu proves it. We source out the freshest local produce and talent. Starters, drinks, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and entrées – all made from our freshest ingredients. Our ever changing menu features seasonally inspired options that won’t disappoint so be sure to check back often!

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Famoso Pizzeria

5016 51 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N4H5 | famosa.ca

Full service restaurant serving authentic Neapolitan pizzas, pastas, craft beer, cocktails, and wine.

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Moe's Pizza Co.

4914 50th Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L1Y1 | moespizzaco.ca

Not your average pizza shop. Dine in, take it home, or have it delivered. Any way you slice it, you're getting pizza tonight.  

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Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

Calligraphic Art Works by Vivian

34 Rutledge Cres. Red Deer, AB. T4P 3K2 | email

I do freelance calligraphy and artwork along with teaching calligraphy lettering styles and mixed media to others.  I have been a member of the Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer for over 20 years.  I sell my calligraphed cards, watercolor pieces, batik & mixed media art work at trade fairs. I have done wedding invitations, wedding placecards, verses and poems, painted on fabric, wood, canvas, ceramic and aluminum.

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Jeff Powers Illustration


Jeff Powers is a Canadian-based artist, illustrator and designer with 15 years of professional experience. He was trained in the fine arts, doing physical painting and drawing, but currently works mainly digitally. He enjoys making character art, dinosaurs, birds, and fantasy work. He can work in a variety of styles and is open to other genres.

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Construction and Trades

Larkaun Homes

7428 49 Ave Red Deer, AB, T4P 1M2 | larkaunhomes.com

Larkaun Homes is locally owned and operated by Cory Kaun and Natalie Larkam. We are the youngest and dynamic home builder who continues to set the benchmark in the building industry. Over the past 17 years we have established ourselves as leaders in new home design, innovation and sustainability. Such a statement doesn’t come easily as we’ve worked tirelessly in our community to achieve the irreplaceable partnerships we have today. We have achieved these partnerships through good times, slow times, volunteer time and many other avenues that have graciously created the huge team we refer to as our Larkaun Family. After all, we cannot maintain our presence without the support or our ‘family’, our community and our happy homeowners (you!).

With a wide choice of single and two storey homes ranging in size and designed to suit a variety of lot sizes – Larkaun has a home that you will instantly fall in love with. We will work with you to create the perfect home, of the highest quality to embrace and reflect your lifestyle.

Whether you are a first home buyer, investor or upgrader, Larkaun has a home to suit your lifestyle and budget - and with our industry leading guarantees, you'll also have peace of mind that you're making the right choice

Simply stated - we are approachable, genuine people who are simply trying to provide consumers with the highest quality home, built with the most pride. As people say, “You’re only as good as your reputation!!” This is 100% true as 90% of our sales are referral – which is why we have implemented our Customer Referral Program.

Larkaun Homes is registered with: National Home Warranty Programs, Canadian Home Builders' Assoc-Central Alberta & The Better Business Bureau of Central and Northern Alberta

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Pretty in Paint Pro Painters


Professional full service painting company offering interior/exterior, residential/commercial painting.

Also offering DIY lessons. Serving Red Deer and Calgary.


Tykem Electrical Ltd.

Box 4286 Olds, AB T4H1P8 | tykemelectric.com

Tykem Electric is an electrical contracting company serving central Alberta in areas of residential, commercial industrial and agricultural areas.

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Finance and Insurance

Beyond Insurance Inc.

Unit 102 4802 51 Ave Red Deer, AB T4N4H3 | beyondinsurance.ca

We help community businesses and individuals understand and manage risk by offering customized insurance solutions. Proudly independently owned and operated in Red Deer, we are committed to deep knowledge, strong community and excellent service.

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Health Care and Social Assistance

Stride Physiotherapy & Wellness

#510 - 3020 22 Street Red Deer, AB T4R 3J5 | stridephysiotherapy.ca

Stride Physiotherapy & Wellness is your community & locally owned multi-disciplinary health and wellness clinic. We currently offer a variety of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy, shockwave therapy, bracing, compression stocking fittings, and more. Our focus is on your care and convenience. We offer direct billing, online booking, one-on-one personalized treatments, and accessible hours. 

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Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Redpoint Creative

491 Wishart Street, Red Deer, AB  T4N 7E9 | redpointcreative.ca

Redpoint has been around since 2006, but Brian Olstad got his feet wet pre-Y2K doing paper paste-up in the nineties. The studio has been both big and small in its tenure, but commitment to clients has never wavered. We work to spark new ideas, and as a bridge between vision & deliverable. Illustrator, or photographer … we’ve had years honing skills that generate great looking products. Yes, our task is to design stuff, write things and make stuff, but it’s vision that sets us apart – the ability to see the big picture in your organization and articulate that visually with solid creative. We recognize that almost all creative projects are multi-faceted, but we offer:

Custom illustration – mascots, cartoons, activity books and other fun stuff;

Interpretive exhibits – creative & design

Graphic and website design; and

Photography – as it relates to our other services.


Sully Chapman Beattie LLP

202 Park Place, 4825 - 47th Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1R3| scblaw.ca

Experienced solicitors serving Red Deer and area.  As Solicitors, Kent Chapman and Kevin Beattie have focused their practices on those areas in connection with buying or selling a home, creating a company and operating, buying or selling a business, and assisting clients with estate planning.

Retail Sales

Brindle Pet Supplies

4669 62 Street, Unit 4 Red Deer, AB T4N 2R4 | brindlepets.ca

Brindle Pet Supplies is the newest locally owned and independently operated pet supplies retailer based in Red Deer, Alberta. Our online store, in-person experience, automatic deliveries and familiar brands make it simple and convenient to care for your pets.

Our owners are proud to be a part of the central Alberta community, as they were both born and raised in Red Deer. We grew up here and are excited to continue to grow in this community. We are the only locally owned pet supplies store based in Red Deer that delivers across central Alberta.

We’re working hard to offer pet parents a more convenient and consistent way to shop. We’re rooted in convenience and always operate with compassion for our customers, partners, and pets. Our online shop and automatic deliveries, as well as, our retail store are all tailored to suit your pet’s unique feeding habits. Shop from the brands you already know and love and we’ll deliver your order directly to your door on a schedule set by you. Or, if you prefer to shop in person, pop by our store in Red Deer - we’d love to meet you!

Beyond our desire for convenience, we’re pet people first – cats, dogs, animals of all sizes are our driving force. We’re committed to creating a better world for all animals by supporting local shelters and charities with the same unconditional compassion and determination we’ve learned from our own pups.

As proud pet parents ourselves, you can always count on us to make your pets our priority. Let us deliver your pet food securely to your door, so you can focus on the really important things in life like belly rubs, long walks, and playing fetch!

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403.352.5598 | doortender.ca

Doortender is a retail alcohol and technology start-up based in Red Deer, Alberta that provides on-demand alcohol delivery with $0 delivery fees and competitive prices. Customers use the Doortender platform (web, iOS App, or Android App) to place orders online and receive their delivery within 20-60 minutes.


Stems Flowers & Cafe

#110 4309 52nd Ave Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 | stemsfloral.ca

We are a locally owned and operated floral and gift shop, specializing in custom floral design work, and unique, predominantly Canadian made products.  We offer florals for everyday, sympathy, weddings, and events.

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Other Services

The Last Gift 

Rocky Mountain House, AB. T4T2A2 | thelastgift.ca

I am an End-of-life Doula specializing in educating, empowering and advocating for people and their families through terminal illness diagnosis and at end of life.  Helping people live with a sense of control knowing they have their affairs in order and that their wishes will be followed in order to have the best death possible. Services include Advance Care Planning, End of Life Planning, Grief Support and healing art workshops.

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