COOLING OFF - Six-year-old Madisyn Woolward and her friend Lilly Strauss enjoy some refreshing drinks from the Slush Zone in the Grub Hub at Westerner Days.                                Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

COOLING OFF - Six-year-old Madisyn Woolward and her friend Lilly Strauss enjoy some refreshing drinks from the Slush Zone in the Grub Hub at Westerner Days. Michelle Falk/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer’s Westerner Days kicks off to a smoking hot start

Thousands take in the food, entertainment, rides and more at Westerner Park