July 22, 2018 | Red Deer, AB – The warm temperatures and sunshine in Red Deer brought the community together for the fourth day of Westerner Days Fair & Exposition on Saturday, July 21
With over 21,000 guests in attendance to Buckle-Up for Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration, Westerner Days was the place to be.
A big hit of the day was spotting Cirque Zuma Zuma at the amphitheatre. The Exhilarating African Cirque Style Entertainment, sponsored by 106.7 The Drive, had guests gasping as they performed their acrobatics. Attendees also enjoyed the Dueling Pianos and On The Mark DJ Production at Mike’s Hard Lounge, sponsored by X100.7. Walkin’ On Sunshine, Alecia Aichelle and Dean Ray entertained the crowds at the Bud Barn & Beer Gardens on the Chillabong’s Stage, sponsored by Z98.9.
The Red Deer Motors North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships was also on its final qualifying day yesterday, with attendees admiring the beautiful animals in the warm summer weather. Our penultimate day of races saw Dale Young, sponsored by the Calgary Flames Ambassadors, finish first with 76.23 seconds. John Stott, sponsored by Go Uncle Ben’s RV, came in second place with a time of 76.25, while Neil Salmond, sponsored by ABC Restaurant, came in third at 76.58 seconds. In fourth place, we had Wade Salmond, Nossack Fine Meats, with his time of 76.96 seconds.
Average times for this year’s Westerner Days chuckwagon races still has Reed Rosencrans, sponsored by The Pipe Yard, in the lead with 311.42 seconds. John Stott, sponsored by Go Uncle Ben’s RV, is currently in second place with 312.10 seconds, while Jack Stott, sponsored by The Home Place, holds third place with a time of 313.31. Ahead of our final day of races, we have Marvin Hubl in fourth place, sponsored by MNP LLP, with a time of 313.31. Finals will take place today, Sunday, July 22, at 2pm.
Saturday night at the TD Main Stage featured Dear Rouge, Virginia to Vegas and The Randi Boulton Band, sponsored by BIG 105 and X100.7, with over 2,200 guests enjoying some fantastic music before the fireworks, sponsored by KRAZE 101.3.
The chariot races had its second day on Saturday, before the finals take place today at 1pm. Marty Maxwell, sponsored by Prairie Water & Equipment Rentals, took home first place with his 75.67 seconds, with Adam Waldner, sponsored by Caltech Diesel Inc., was right behind in second place with a time of 75.81. Bob Leach, sponsored by Ironstone Services, Ohaton, was in third place with his time of 75.93, and Karsen Stott, sponsored by JD Contracting, came in fourth at 77.31 seconds.
On the final day of this year’s Westerner Days, we celebrate our community with the Servus Credit Union Family Day. Admission and parking is $35 for a carload of up to six people, while kids twelve and under can ride all day for $15.
For a full list of events and other Fair information, visit westernerdays.ca.