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Westerner Days Attractions… multiple blasts from the past!

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Dinosaurs Unearthed: Predator Versus Prey
July 17 – 21, 2019

Roaring into Red Deer this July…  
Dinosaurs Unearthed : Predator versus Prey will be a part of Westerner
Days 2019! Come face-to-face-to-teeth with 26 life-sized animatronic
dinosaurs and over 20 fossils in this new and exciting exhibition.
Discover which dinosaurs fought each other, and the damage they
created backed by Palaeontologist’s research.  Meet some species from
the Jurassic and the Cretaceous – and from around the world. Compare
your weight, or the weight of your entire family, to a T. rex!
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Westerner Days Fair & Exposition
July 17 – 21, 2019


Westerner Days is Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration with five days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment! This
event has everything that people are looking for in summer festivities –
live entertainment, midway rides, free entertainment, nightly Pony
Chuckwagon Races, good food and great company!
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Volunteer at Westerner Days
July 17 – 21 2019

With summer approaching quick, that means the planning for Westerner Days Fair & Exposition 2019 is well underway! Each year, Central
Alberta’s Largest Summer Celebration attracts nearly 100,000 visitors to
Westerner Park. This summer-staple event is made possible through
efforts of the many dedicated volunteers in our community. 

This summer-staple event is made possible through efforts of the many
dedicated volunteers in our community. Westerner Park would like to
invite your organization to volunteer at the Saputo Kid’s Corral during
Westerner Days, July 17-21!
Volunteer at Westerner Days
Best Dressed Business | Westerner Days 2019
July 17 – 21, 2019

Let’s get creative! Decorate your business during Westerner Days and
have your team sport their best Western attire to participate in our
annual Best Dressed Business contest. The winning business will receive Westerner Days 2019 gate admission passes for their staff, plus bragging rights for the entire year!

Off-site Events | Westerner Days 2019Westerner Days Fair & Exposition invites your business or organization to host an off-site event!Hosting an off-site event offers businesses the opportunity to unite the community together in partnership with Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration – Westerner Days Fair & Exposition.
More Information & Applications for Westerner Days 2019
Upcoming Events at Westerner Park June/July 2019
 June 8  Soul Train Gala
June 11-13 Pork Congress
June 15 – 16 Alberta Paint Horse Show
June 19  Charley Pride & The Pridesmen
June 19 – 23  Quarter Horse Show
June 21 Big Bike Ride
June 22 Red Deer Highland Games
June 26 -30  Western Canadian Breeders Championship Arabian Horse
Show
June 28 Notre Dame High School Graduation
June 29  Lacombe Composite High School Graduation 
July 4 KickSTART presented by Toyota
July 11 – 13 Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration 2019
July 17 Westerner Days Parade
July 17 – 21 Westerner Days Fair & Exposition
July 17 – 21  Dinosaurs Unearthed

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Red Deer Hospice Expansion to serve up to 100 more families each year

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The addition and renovation at Red Deer Hospice is nearing completion!  It’s a beehive of activity there and Red Deer Hospice needs your help.
Since Red Deer Hospice opened back in 2005, more than 1,300 residents and their families have been cared for.  With occupancy rates typically exceeding 90 percent, it was important to take on a major expansion.
Six new private rooms are being added, as well as additional soaker tubs and shower rooms and two large multi-purpose rooms for respite care and day programs.   With this growth it’s also necessary to enhance the kitchen, nursing station, and family areas.
It all points to the important role hospice plays in the community.. and it’s only going to get more important as the addition of 6 rooms means up to 100 more residents and families will attend Red Deer Hospice every year.

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In this short video Debra Petty talks about why she became one of the original founders of Red Deer Hospice.

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Edmonton community members explore using the Emergency Room as an entry point to transitional housing

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Is there a better way than simply releasing a person experiencing homelessness from the hospital back onto the street? It creates an endless cycle of emergency room visits and escalating costs, not to mention the challenges the patients face in having a successful recovery.

As we continue to look for solutions to homelessness in our city, a group of community members from different fields and backgrounds met recently to brainstorm and discuss alternatives to the practice of releasing patients into a state of homelessness.

That’s a long way of saying that if someone experiencing homelessness comes to an emergency room with a need for medical aid, the only alternative once treated is to release the patient back onto the street.  The chances of recovery are greatly diminished, while the probability of return visits increases.  The costs are severe, both to the person experiencing homelessness and to our ever-more expensive health care system.

Spearheading the initiative is Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, a veteran emergency room physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and a Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.

Watch this short video to hear from some of those involved and to better understand the concept and learn why there is a growing groundswell of support for this idea.

 

There are many ways that people can get involved with this initiative.  It’s common sense that housing and health are interconnected. Finding solutions to chronic homelessness and easing pressure on our health care system is something we can all get behind.

Please contact Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti directly to learn more about the project and how you can help:

Phone 780.932-7187

lfrances@ualberta.ca

 

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