Cadets took part in the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Cadets took part in the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Westerner Days parade proceeds under sunny skies

Westerner Days kickoff

Central Albertans lined downtown Red Deer streets on Wednesday morning with perfect weather for the Westerner Days parade.

More than 125 entries were part of the 2019 parade featuring marching bands, floats, horse-drawn carriages and celebrities, including Premier Jason Kenney.

The parade kicked off Westerner Days, which opened its gates at noon Wednesday and goes until Sunday.

Westerner Days runs noon to midnight Wednesday to Saturday, and noon to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.



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Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Dancers entertained the crowds at the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Dancers entertained the crowds at the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)                                Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff) Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Westerner Days parade on Wednesday drew plenty of families. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Westerner Days parade on Wednesday drew plenty of families. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Children got all dressed up to participate in the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Children got all dressed up to participate in the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Pride colours were part of the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Pride colours were part of the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Downtown Red Deer was packed with people who lined the streets to watch the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Downtown Red Deer was packed with people who lined the streets to watch the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

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