Westerner Park

Exhibitors were busy getting their equipment in place Tuesday at Westerner Park to be ready for Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs Wednesday to Friday. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Agri-Trade set to go

Agri-Trade Equipment Exposition runs Wednesday to Friday at Westerner Park

 

Fair-goers to Westerner Days in Red Deer are getting to try out a new ride, as well as some old favourites. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Westerner Days midway offer Central Alberta fair-goers some renewed thrills

A new ride and some new flavours are being experienced at the fair

 

Alberta country and westerner singer Corb Lund will perform Friday at Red Deer’s Centrium, during Westerner Days. For concert ticket information, please visit www.ticketalberta.com. (Black Press file photo).

Alberta’s singing cowboy Corb Lund performs Friday at Red Deer’s Centrium

The show will include his hits — and a few friend-written tunes

Alberta country and westerner singer Corb Lund will perform Friday at Red Deer’s Centrium, during Westerner Days. For concert ticket information, please visit www.ticketalberta.com. (Black Press file photo).
Q-Tip, the little Havanese fluff-ball — shown here with owner Carly Zeleny of Calgary — is a big hit at The Canine Stars doggy agility show at Red Deer’s Westerner Days fair. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Four-legged “rescues to rock stars” entertain at Red Deer’s Westerner Days

The Canine Stars perform three shows daily at the fair

Q-Tip, the little Havanese fluff-ball — shown here with owner Carly Zeleny of Calgary — is a big hit at The Canine Stars doggy agility show at Red Deer’s Westerner Days fair. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Billy Talent performs on Thursday at the Centrium during Red Deer’s Westerner Days. Tickets to the show will also get you into the fair. (Contributed photo).

Billy Talent’s bassist muses about forgiveness and healing society’s rifts

Billy Talent performs Thursday at the Centrium in Red Deer

Billy Talent performs on Thursday at the Centrium during Red Deer’s Westerner Days. Tickets to the show will also get you into the fair. (Contributed photo).
Members of the Red Deer Royals Colour Guard twirl their flags and kick off the 2022 Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday morning. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deerians line the streets for the 2022 Westerner Days Parade

Huge turnout indicates excitement about the parade resuming after a two-year absence

Members of the Red Deer Royals Colour Guard twirl their flags and kick off the 2022 Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday morning. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Joe Hittel, a big-time fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (right) will be joined by donor Grayson Averill. The two men will be driving in a vintage truck from Mr. Motors in Red Deer’s Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday. (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Joe Hittel, a big-time fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (right) will be joined by donor Grayson Averill. The two men will be driving in a vintage truck from Mr. Motors in Red Deer’s Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday. (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on July 12, 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Local athletic groups walked the Westerner Days parade route on July 12, 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Westerner Park has announced the concert headliners who will perform on the TD Main Stage for the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. (Advocate file photo).

Westerner Days musical headliners announced

Red Deer’s Westerner Days Fair & Exposition runs July 20 to 24

Westerner Park has announced the concert headliners who will perform on the TD Main Stage for the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. (Advocate file photo).
Gabby Gray and Beverly Beaverbones, both of Red Deer, check out the items for sale at the Spring 2022 Red Deer Rock N’ Gem Show at Westerner Park. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Rock and gem show returns to Red Deer

Spring 2022 Red Deer Rock N’ Gem Show at Westerner Park

Gabby Gray and Beverly Beaverbones, both of Red Deer, check out the items for sale at the Spring 2022 Red Deer Rock N’ Gem Show at Westerner Park. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
FILE - Red Deer Rebels goalie Connor Ungar hunts for a loose puck against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Feb. 11, 2022 in WHL action at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Red Deer’s Westerner Park looks to a future without restrictions

Planning for Westerner Days in July has begun

FILE - Red Deer Rebels goalie Connor Ungar hunts for a loose puck against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Feb. 11, 2022 in WHL action at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
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Brett Kissel will be part of the Cowboy Kicks fundraiser in Red Deer in March. (File photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Cowboy Kicks fundraiser with Brett Kissel in Red Deer is rescheduled for March

A fundraiser for the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team and Westerner…

Brett Kissel will be part of the Cowboy Kicks fundraiser in Red Deer in March. (File photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Agri-Trade Equipment Expo runs from Nov. 10 to 12 at Westerner Park. (Photo by Agri-Trade Equipment Expo)
Agri-Trade Equipment Expo runs from Nov. 10 to 12 at Westerner Park. (Photo by Agri-Trade Equipment Expo)
Westerner Park Foundation was recently developed to support the future sustainability of Westerner Park. (Advocate file photo)

Westerner Park Foundation sets initial $9-million target

To support the future sustainability of Westerner Park

Westerner Park Foundation was recently developed to support the future sustainability of Westerner Park. (Advocate file photo)
Westerner Park CEO Mike Olesen still anticipates most Westerner Park events can go ahead this fall, but is more cautious after one event was postponed due to new pandemic masking rules. (Advocate file photo)

New pandemic rules lead to one Westerner Park event postponement — and more uncertainty

Food and Beverage Expo will now be held in April 2022 in Red Deer

Westerner Park CEO Mike Olesen still anticipates most Westerner Park events can go ahead this fall, but is more cautious after one event was postponed due to new pandemic masking rules. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer’s Krystal and Donald Jenkins attended a previous Alberta Food and Beverage Expo at Westerner Park. This fall’s show was postponed to next spring due to pandemic restrictions. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer’s Krystal and Donald Jenkins attended a previous Alberta Food and Beverage Expo at Westerner Park. This fall’s show was postponed to next spring due to pandemic restrictions. (Advocate file photo).
Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, is set to go ahead this year, after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mike Olesen hopes large shows will go ahead as scheduled this fall. (Advocate file photo)

‘We’re going full-in,’ says Westerner Park’s CEO about fall schedule of shows

There’s a full line-up of hockey games and trade shows planned

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, is set to go ahead this year, after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mike Olesen hopes large shows will go ahead as scheduled this fall. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer’s Centrium is one of the Westerner Park facilities that will benefit from fundraisers and a new Westerner Foundation. (Advocate file photo)

Westerner Park fundraisers are planned, foundation formed

The Cowboy Kicks event will raise money for facility upgrades

Red Deer’s Centrium is one of the Westerner Park facilities that will benefit from fundraisers and a new Westerner Foundation. (Advocate file photo)