On October 22nd, 2015, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce (DDCC) capped off their Small Business Week activities with the annual Business Excellence Awards Gala at the Badlands Community Facility. Just under 100 people were present and 6 awards were given out:

  • Arts, Culture and Community Award: Western GM Drumheller
  • Diversity Leadership Award: McDonald's
  • Most Promising New Business: Ivy's Awesome Kitchen & Bistro
  • Small Business of the Year: Bold Efexx Hair Shop
  • Large Business of the Year: Reality Bytes
  • Business Professional of the Year: John Shoff

Attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner by Double D Catering, and lovely musical performances throughout the evening by the band Me & the Mrs. from Rosebud.

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The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce through the World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund presented funds to four local non-profit organizations on Wednesday, September 30. A total of $10,915 was handed out by Chamber of Commerce President, Landon Bosch.

The Canadian Badlands Artists Association received $3,000 to install flooring in the customer service area of the Badlands Gallery located in downtown Drumheller on 3rd Avenue. The Drumheller and District Rural Crime Watch Association received $1,915 for the addition of eight Crime Watch road signs throughout the area and the Drumheller Society for Recovery received $3,000 to assist with the replacement of shingles on the Grace House. In addition, the Pioneer Trail Society received $3,000 for custom made cabinets.

The World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund invests a portion of funds generated by the World’s Largest Dinosaur attraction and Giftshop to enhance and enrich community economic development initiatives in the Drumheller region. To date the Legacy Fund has contributed almost $580,000 to an array of worthy community group projects. The next application deadline for capital projects less than $3,000 will be March 1, 2016.

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Sep. 29, 2015

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce and the Drumheller Sub Local of the Alberta Teachers’ Association will host a Political Candidates’ Forum on Tuesday, October 13 at the Badlands Community Facility for federal candidates running in the Battle River-Crowfoot electoral division. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. with the forum commencing at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

The invited candidates, in alphabetical order, are: Gary Kelly (Green Party), Andy Kowalski (Liberal Party), Kevin Sorenson (Conservative Party) and Katherine Swampy (New Democratic Party). Candidates will each have an opportunity to introduce themselves and present their party platform followed by a question and answer period.

The forum will provide a great opportunity to hear from the candidates looking for your vote on Election Day, Monday, October 19.

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Small Business Week takes place October 18-24, 2015. To celebrate, we are once again hosting our annual Business Excellence Awards Gala. This event recognizes the many outstanding businesses, groups and individuals in our community.

This year, the gala will be taking place Thursday, October 22nd, at the Badlands Community Facility. Tickets are $35 each, including dinner. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 pm and the awards and dinner will follow. To purchase tickets, call the Chamber at 403-823-8100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have been working hard to grow this event each year, and are excited to announce that we have new and improved award categories this year. These categories include Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Most Promising New Business, Business Professional of the Year, the Diversity Leadership Award and the Arts, Culture and Community Award. 

If you are looking for exposure for you or your business we have many sponsorship opportunities available:

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Save the date- on Monday, October 5, Platinum Chemical Solutions will be hosting a Business After Hours networking event.

Address: 1020 Premier Close (former location of Cat's Meow, across from Grant's Oilfield Services)

Stop by any time from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm to meet fellow Chamber members and board members. Free for all Chamber members to attend. Food and beverages will be provided.

Registration is required; click here to register.

On Monday August 24, Landon Bosch, President of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, presented the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site with a cheque for $10,000 from the World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund for the Tipple Restoration program Phase 2.

“The preservation of this important historical site in our Valley, will help ensure that future generations and visitors to Drumheller, will be able to experience our rich and proud heritage.”
-    Landon Bosch, President, Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce

“Having the last standing wooden Tipple in Canada preserved for future generations is a wonderful achievement for the Drumheller Valley. The Atlas Coal Mine is proud to keep the Valley’s coal mining heritage alive, telling the miners stories to thousands of visitors every year.
-    Julia Fielding, Executive Director, Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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