September 17, 2021 | Red Deer, AB – In response to the Alberta government declaring a state of public health emergency, Westerner Park is implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program.

In order to do our part to help ensure the safety of our staff and all Central Albertans who enjoy the many events that take place at Westerner Park, while still operating at our capacity potential, Westerner Park is implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program effective Monday September 20th, which requires one of the following for all people aged 12 and older:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination through electronic or paper records, completed a minimum of 14 days prior to an event start. Single/double dose requirement dates are available here.
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test, from a privately-paid testing provider, completed within 72 hours of an event’s start time.
  • Formal documentation of a medical exemption.

Masks will also be required in compliance with Alberta Health Services guidelines.

Mike Olesen, Chief Executive Officer, Westerner Park stated, “While we do not know how long these restrictions will be in place, we are planning as though they apply to all events at Westerner Park, including Canadian Finals Rodeo, Agri-Trade, and the  gatherings, functions, and shows hosted by business and community groups.”

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