The 2018 Westerner Days Fair & Exposition saw a total of 93,543 guests enjoy the food, activities, shopping and entertainment! Each night saw thousands of fans meet-up to watch twelve fantastic TD Main Stage performers, enjoyed four nights of fireworks, and experienced the thrilling Red Deer Motors Pony Chuckwagon Championships. Red Deer stayed mostly sunny for our visitors during the week, and on Saturday, July 21 we welcomed more than 20,000 people into Westerner Park.
Westerner Days Fair & Exposition would like to give our sincere thanks to all sponsors, media, volunteers and staff who have helped us make this year’s event a success. This year, we had over 20 off-site events all over Red Deer, which saw thousands of people enjoying pancake breakfasts and charity BBQs.
We are excited for what next year has in store as our staff and volunteers plan for Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration! See you in 2019 from July 17-21 at Westerner Days Fair & Exposition!
In addition to our committees and event volunteers, we had several local charities that were on-site volunteering at the Saputo Kids Corral.
At C.A.R.E. we support the efforts of immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers and participate fully in Canadian life as valued members of the Central Alberta community by providing coordinated services and by encouraging a welcoming environment.
For more information, please visit www.immigrant-centre.ca.
Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta provides a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Red Deer facility. More than just a place to rest, the House offers an environment of support through friendly and helpful staff, volunteers and, most importantly, from other families who are going through similar circumstances and can truly understand the challenge of dealing with a child's illness.
For more information, please visit www.rmhcentralalberta.org.
Shalom Counselling Centre is a registered charity that has been serving Central Alberta families since 1999, helping them find peace in their life and relationships. Our professionally qualified counsellors assist our clients in finding solutions to a wide variety of emotional and relational concerns based on their personal values and beliefs.
For more information, please visit shalomcounselling.com.
The Hockey Alberta Foundation is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 and registered as Charitable Foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency in 2004. The Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program was launched in 2011, with the goal of ensuring a gateway to play hockey for any child in Alberta who is interested in the sport. The goal is to provide every child in Alberta the opportunity to play hockey, have fun and, in many cases, experience the sport for the first time. Funding through Every Kid Every Community is available to assist amateur sports organizations, minor hockey organizations, youth groups, recreation groups, or any community group with an idea, project or program that helps establish an event or program to get local children active in hockey. Hockey is a great way for kids to be active, healthy and surrounded by positive leaders in their community. Keeping kids active in sport helps reduce childhood obesity, creates a safe and fun environment and forms friendships.
For more information, please visit www.hockeyalberta.ca/hockey-alberta-foundation.
The Piper Creek Optimist Club is a community club dedicated to raising money to serve Red Deer and area youth. We have approximately 35 members and raise between $80,000 and $100,000 annually. Since 1986 we have donated almost 1.3 Million dollars.
Optimist International (OI) is an outstanding social innovator passionate about optimism and the support of youth. Thirteen Thousand people join the club each year (The Optimist, 2011). Amid trials and tribulations, there is an ever increasing need for optimism and the support of our world’s future which are our youth. Throughout its 100 years of history, OI has not strayed from helping youth, evolving and innovating its service projects to best help youth who are not able to help themselves. Organizing groups of people from around the world and coordinating them, Optimists share a sense of conviction about promoting optimism and helping youth.
For more information, please visit pipercreekoptimist.com.
Thank you for the continued support from our many sponsors who help make Westerner Days Fair & Exposition possible. Knowing that Westerner Days draws approximately 100,000 visitors from throughout Western Canada and generates over $7 million in gross economic impact, with significant visitor spending throughout the Red Deer area, local businesses recognize the importance of being part of this great event.