The World's Largest Dinosaur (WLD) Legacy Fund was established to reinvest revenues generated by the WLD attraction and gift shop back into our community to enhance and enrich community economic development initiatives in the Drumheller region. Each month, 15% of admission revenues and 15% of gift shop sales are directed to the WLD Legacy Fund.
Who may apply for funding?
Eligible applicants include:
- Not-for-profit groups registered under the Societies Act
- Other formally organized groups
Ineligible applicants include:
- Not-for-profits registered under the Companies Act or Canada Corporations Act
- Service clubs
- Organizations who have received WLD Legacy Funds within the past two (2) years
1. An applicant may apply for funding for enhancement capital projects that benefit the general
community, but may not receive funding to supplement operating revenues.
2. To receive WLD Legacy Funds, applicants must demonstrate that they are well organized.
3. WLD Legacy Funds may be used to supplement funding from other sources to renovate,
retrofit, enhance, or repair capital construction projects.
4. WLD Legacy Fund recipients must expend all funding and funding interest accrued on the
approved project within one year of the stated project start date.
5. There will be two application deadlines each year, March 1 and September 1.
To date, the WLD Legacy Fund has given over $550,000 to 28 different community groups and associations.
The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that repairs to the Little Church are now complete, and it was transported back to its original location on North Dinosaur Trail on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015.
The Little Church was discovered to have been vandalised on October 30, 2014. A fire that had been started inside the Little Church had burned a hole through the floor, and some smoke damage was present. After closer inspection, extensive repairs were deemed necessary to ensure the longevity of the popular attraction. Through a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and the Drumheller Institution, the Little Church was removed from its site by the Town of Drumheller’s Public Works department and moved to the carpentry shop at the Institution in February 2015. Materials were provided by the Chamber of Commerce with DeMott Floors Ltd. donating new flooring. Inmates enrolled in the pre-Carpentry program were tasked with refurbishing the Little Church.
A long-standing landmark in the Drumheller Valley, the Little Church originally opened on July 9, 1958, and was rebuilt by the Drumheller Institution in the early 1990s. The concept for the Little Church came from Reverend E.C. O’Brien of the Pentecostal Church. It was designed by Robert “Bob” Gibson and constructed by Trygve “Tig” Seland, who is also credited with building the numerous dinosaur statues around town.
“The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is appreciative of the outstanding work done by the staff and inmates of the Pre-Carpentry Program at the Drumheller Institution. We are pleased to have the Little Church back in place, so that it can once again be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike,” stated Heather Bitz, Executive Director of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce.
2015 marks 20 years of the Chamber Golf Tournament!
Last year the switch was made to a more networking-friendly 9-hole format. The tournament will once again be held at the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club, with registration beginning at 1:00 pm and shotgun start at 2:00 pm.
All skill levels are welcome! This tournament is a fantastic opportunity to hit the links, meet some new people, and enjoy some fantastic food and prizes in a fun, relaxed environment.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
See more information and register online here
Download the PDF registration form here
The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce through the World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund presented the Drumheller Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts (DASE) with $25,000 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 for construction of the skate park.
“The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present these funds and honour our commitment that was made back in September 2012, when plans for the skate park were first beginning to take shape,” announced Heather Bitz, Executive Director of the DDCC. “With our operation being located next door, we clearly see what a popular destination Centennial Park is for locals and visitors, alike. The skate park will nicely complement and enhance the existing amenities of Centennial Park.”
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 over $555,000 to an array of worthy community group projects.
Non-profit community groups are invited to submit applications for WLD Legacy Funds semi-annually. The next application deadline for projects less than $3,000 will be September 1, 2015. For more information and application forms, visit www.worldslargestdinosaur.com or contact the Chamber of Commerce, 403-823-8100.