Don’t let the Westerner Days parade — the traditional kickoff to Red Deer’s summer celebration — be cancelled due to a lack of parade entries.
Organizers are encouraging local organizations to get engaged and reconnect through Westerner Days by participating in the parade. Entries are needed immediately.
“One of the advantages of Westerner Days is the sense of community that comes with high engagement from central Alberta businesses. It’s likely that a two-year break, plus the impact of the pandemic on our local businesses, could be major contributing factors,” said Mike Olesen, CEO of Westerner Park.
“We know that the central Alberta community is known for banding together, and we are hopeful that creating additional awareness will help boost entries so that the 2022 parade can go forward. We also welcome businesses to get involved in offsite and onsite events at the Fair as well.”
From community organizations to classic cars, floats, decorated vehicles, and horse-drawn wagons — people are welcome to be part of the parade in downtown Red Deer.
Other Westerner Days activities include:
• Hosting an offsite event such as a Pancake Breakfast, BBQ, Chili Cook-off, or create a new event idea.
• Joining local artisans, organizations, and businesses at the 19th Street Market & Tradeshow.
Contact organizers at AskUs@WesternerPark.ca or visit www.westernerdays.ca for more information.