'Cannabis in the Workplace' Lunch & Learn

With legal cannabis (aka marijuana) just around the corner, organizations and HR professionals need to find answers to troubling questions regarding usage, required policies and procedures, and eventual violations of rules. Employers need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities.

Adam Czarnecki, CPHR, will discuss the myths and reality of cannabis usage in the workplace, including:
• History and updates on Cannabis in Canada
• Types of cannabis products
• Usage, tolerance and addition
• Medical Cannabis v Recreational Cannabis
• Human rights v privacy v safety
• Workplace readiness
• Policies and procedures

Thursday, September 20 at the Canalta Jurassic Inn. The session begins at 11:30 so please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in and find your seat.

Lunch is provided so pre-registration is REQUIRED. Sorry, no walk-ins. Register online or call the Chamber at 823-8100 no later than September 14.

Cost: $20 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members.


CF  Badland Bud

September 30 – Next Deadline for Legacy Fund Applications

Earlier this year, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce implemented changes to the guidelines and application process for the World’s Largest Dinosaur (WLD) Legacy Fund. Each quarter a maximum of two (2) capital projects will be funded up to $2,500 each. Applications are now being accepted for the third quarter, ending September 30.

Not-for-profit groups and other formally organized groups are encouraged to apply. Funding is available for capital projects that benefit the community, but cannot be used to supplement operating revenue or for deferred maintenance projects.

The World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund invests a portion of funds generated by the WLD attraction and giftshop to enhance and enrich community economic development initiatives in the Drumheller region. To date the Legacy Fund has contributed over $615,000 to 36 community groups for a wide range of projects.

For complete program guidelines download the application form or call 403-823-8100. Physical copies of the application form are also available at the Chamber office.

Register for the 23rd annual JURASSIC CLASSIC Chamber Golf Tournament

This year's tournament theme is Luau on the Links. Dust off that floral shirt and join us on Friday August 17 for a great day of food, fun, great company and 18 holes of golf on an amazing course.

Sponsorships are 70% sold and registration is 55% filled. The Jurassic Classic is a great opportunity to meet fellow members of the business community, promote your product or service, and of course, have fun. 

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Winners Announced at 2018 Celebration of Excellence

The 2018 Celebration of Excellence took place on June 15 at the BCF, and was a great success! Here are the award recipients:

DDCC Business Excellence Awards:

  • Arts Culture & Community Award winner- Salvation Army
  • Diversity Leadership Award winner- Boston Pizza
  • Most Promising New Business Award winner- Hoodoo Voodoo Cycle & Motorsports
  • Small Business of the Year- A.M.R Dance
  • Large Business of the Year- Boston Pizza
  • Business Professional of the Year- Jason Blanke

Town of Drumheller & FCSS Awards:

  • Leaders of Tomorrow Award, Grade 7-9: Nolan Ranger (DVSS) and Emily Martin (St. Anthony's)
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Award, Grade 10-12: Evelyn Stanger (DVSS) and Brigo Castillo (St. Anthony's)
  • Badlands Scholarship: Keely Martin

Rotary Club of Drumheller Awards:

  • Male Athlete of the Year: Chase Sattler
  • Female Athlete of the Year: Eden Hilchey
  • Most Courteous Employee: Priscilla Berniko
  • Citizen of the Year: Graham Giffin

Drumheller Chamber Brings Home the Hardware

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce (DDCC) was the proud recipient of the 2017 Chamber of the Year Award for chambers with a membership of 151-350 on Saturday, May 26. Staff members, Heather Bitz and Marley Henneigh accepted the award at the 80th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce AGM and Policy Session in Grande Prairie, amongst a group of over 100 of their peers.

The award recognizes Chambers of Commerce that have made significant efforts and accomplishments in their respective business communities. The DDCC was selected for a variety of achievements in 2017, including the Business Advocacy Committee's success in advocating for a shop local component in the Town's Purchasing Policy, the addition of the Lunch & Learn program, a second summer operating a mobile Visitor Information Center at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and other great partnerships and projects.

"It is a great honour to be recognized amongst our fellow Chambers of Commerce for our efforts in the business community, and we thank all of our Board of Directors, staff, and members that contributed to our success over the past year," stated Heather Bitz, Executive Director. Heather has been with the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce for 16 years.

Fellow recipients of the award included St. Paul (membership up to 150), Lloydminster (membership of 351-650) and Red Deer (membership over 650). The DDCC had previously received the award in 2013, when it was the host Chamber for the 75th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce AGM and Policy Session.