Westerner arrest expected

A visiting family will be pulled over by Red Deer RCMP but they will get a taste of local hospitality rather than justice.

A visiting family will be pulled over by Red Deer RCMP but they will get a taste of local hospitality rather than justice.

Arrest-A-Guest is one of Western Days Fair and Exposition’s most popular tourism promotions and it will be back Tuesday.

One lucky travelling family bearing out-of-province licence plate will be pulled over on Hwy 2 by a marked cruiser carrying an RCMP officer and Westerner Park chief executive officer John Harms.

The lucky winners will get free meals, two nights accommodation at Red Deer Lodge, use of a vehicle for a day and a variety of other gifts and perks.

Westerner Park will make sure the family looks the part with a donation of Western wear and they will get free passes to the fair and midway.

The guest family also get the best seat in the house as part of the Westerner Days parade Wednesday, which will be followed with an invitation to the President’s Luncheon.

Past families have come from all over North America and as far away as Christchurch, New Zealand.

Westerner Days runs Wednesday through Sunday.

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