World’s Largest Dinosaur Welcomes 2,000,000th Visitor

The World’s Largest Dinosaur (WLD) celebrated a monumental milestone on Monday, August 27, 2018. Eran Rosenthal of Israel was the 2,000,000th person to make the trek up 106 stairs to the mouth of the dinosaur.

Rosenthal received a gift package valued at over $850. The package included World’s Largest Dinosaur merchandise including handmade custom WLD walking sticks, family passes to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Atlas Coal Mine, and East Coulee School Museum, and 2 nights’ accommodation at the Drumheller Ramada Inn & Suites.

Owned and operated by the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, the World’s Largest Dinosaur officially opened its doors on October 13, 2000. The towering T-Rex standing 86 feet tall was the brainchild of a group of Drumheller business owners. It was through the determined work of many volunteers and funding from a variety of sources that the project was came to fruition.

'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.


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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