December 31- 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 fourth quarter, ending December 31.

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. View the full list here.

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.

HR in a Box Workshop

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is capping off our 2018 Lunch & Learn series with a BANG, and switching gears to provide a 2-part morning education session! On Thursday, November 22 join us at the Canalta Jurassic Inn from 8:30am-12:00pm to learn about two great topics that will be beneficial to business owners, managers, team leads, HR, hiring staff, etc.: 

Part 1- “Attraction/Recruitment and Selection”
Part 2- “Identifying Team Retention & Leadership Strategies”

Read more and sign up

7th Annual Women in Business Mixer

Here at the DDCC we love helping members of the business community to connect. The Women in Business Mixer is a great chance for Drumheller-area women to mix and mingle in a fun environment.

Join us on Thursday, October 18 for snacks, drinks, and great conversation at the Canalta Jurassic Inn.

New this year- we are excited to have a presentation by the wonderful and local Adele Desjardins at the event!

  • 5:30-6:00pm: check in, network, snacks and drinks
    6:00pm: "The Health Cycle" & Self Love for Busy Women
    6:30-7:30pm: Visit some more!

Register here or contact the Chamber. Tickets- $20.00 for Chamber members, $25.00 for non-members.
*Registration deadline- Monday, Oct. 15.

2018 Chamber Member Satisfaction Survey

The DDCC will be undergoing our annual Strategic Planning Session this fall, and we are seeking input from Chamber members to assist us in evaluating our plans and efforts. The membership satisfaction survey is intended for owners and managers of businesses or organizations with a Chamber membership.

As a thank you for taking the time to provide input we'll be selecting one survey participant at random to receive their 2019 Chamber membership for free! Click here to complete the survey, or if you'd like to write on a printed copy of it please let us know and we can send you one. Survey closes on October 5, 2018.

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.

Corporate Members:

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