In celebration of Canada 150, food fanatics indulge, thrill seekers chase adventure, entertainment lovers celebrate, and community members unite together at the 2017 Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. From July 19 to July 23, we will come together in celebration and pay tribute to this great country we call home by showcasing mainly Canadian entertainers, vendors, shows, and getting back to our Canadian roots by being proud, welcoming, practical, and service-oriented.
Satisfy your thirst and hunger by stopping off at the Grub Hub. Before you even reach the area, you will be tempted by the smells of the Bushmen’s Smokehouse, Birdies Donuts, Sierra Coffee, Queen Bees Food Truck and so much more! The Grub Hub will once again feature dozens of delicious treats and meal options. You will find ethnic delicacies, Western classics and a variety of deep fried goodies, including gluten free options. For more information on food vendors and gluten free options, visit WesternerDays.ca.
Take a stroll through the Holiday Inn 19th Street Market, where you will find over 100 exhibitors demonstrating, showcasing and providing samples of their products. This venue is home to My Antique Portrait, Lockdown Escape Rooms, Spudniks, Central Alberta Garment District (Clothing), Thelma’s Goodies, and more. Be on the lookout for other incredible treats, fashion and products that make the Holiday Inn 19th Street Market a Westerner Days favourite!
Right beside the market, take in the sounds and relax in our Mike’s Hard Lounge, presented by 100.7 CRUZ FM and KRAZE 101.3 FM. There will be nightly shows by Aussie Rules Dueling Pianos and special appearances by Jason Bertsch and Alicia Aichelle that are sure to impress the audience!
Visit the Bud Barn and Beer Gardens, presented by ZED 98.9 FM, and take in four nights of live entertainment with performances by Dean Ray, Drew Gregory and Alecia Aichelle on the Chillabong’s Stage.
As part of our year-round partnership, Shaw will be providing all attendees of Westerner Days with access to Shaw Go WiFi. With free WiFi access in areas, all attendees will be able to share their Westerner Days experience with family, friends, and the community!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Morti may be the love you are looking for!!
No more eating alone, he could keep you warm at night, and you could go on adventures together! He is just over 1 year old and is a Shepherd/Border Collie Cross and is extra handsome with 1 bright blue eye! If you’re looking for an active buddy to take hiking or swimming and then come home to snuggle with on the couch, he may be your perfect match! Morti has lots of energy but he’s also just the sweetest boy! He would just love to meet you! If it sounds like he could be a good fit for your life, please call and book an appointment. Who knows, it could be love at first sight!
For the coming months, Energy Effects & One Smart Cookie K9 Services Inc. are offering a lucky adopter ONE COMPLEMENTARY session of K9 Training and ONE COMPLEMENTARY session of Jin Shin Jyjitsu ~ PLUS discounts on more sessions!! Their goal, as well as ours, is to help new fur families have all the tools to create successful live-long relationships.
If you are interested in meeting Morti, please contact us at
Volunteers are an important part of the Central Alberta Humane Society. We need volunteers to assist with everyday operations.
Shelter Helpers – We are always in need more volunteers for shelter support. We have various roles that are always needed. Cat Cuddling, Kennel Care, Laundry and some administrative support. Training privided!
Bingo – CA Humane needs more volunteers for our monthly Bingos. The Central Alberta Humane Society is a charity and not-for-profit so it is important for us to do community events and fundraising to make the funds that will keep our shelter running throughout the year. Each bingo requires 4-8 volunteers and has various roles.
Dog Walking/Enrichment – Would you like to help our shelter dogs get out of their kennels, all while enjoying some canine bonding time and sharing some great exercise endorphins? We need dog walkers to help our shelter kids get some much-needed outdoor enrichment time.
Nicole is the CA Humane Volunteer for the month of January!
Nicole is a cat cuddler volunteer and helps our CA Humane team by doing laundry and dishes. She loves animals, caring for them, and of course cat cuddling! She began volunteering to gain experience as she would like to work in the animal field someday. Nicole loves to help organizations that care for animals by doing anything she can do. In 2022 Nicole made 15 blankets for our animals in care! Nicole is a bright light to have around the shelter and is a huge help to our staff every time she is in. Thank you, Nicole, for your service within CA Humane and our community!
In an effort to help Youth HQ and Big Brothers Big Sisters recruit more mentors for the kids on their waitlist, Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston took a moment to record a video and speak on the matter:
There are currently over 70 kids in Red Deer on a waiting list, hoping for a mentor.
Anyone looking to become a mentor can visit the Youth HQ website, or reach out directly to Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Janessa McCormack via email at [email protected]
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been active for over 100 years. The organization came to the Red Deer & District region in 1976 and has been at work in this community ever since. Several programs and services are available to young persons and their families, including in-school mentoring.