Local Businesses and Individuals Recognized at 2015 Business Excellence Awards Gala

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.

Local Non-Profits Receive WLD Legacy Funds

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.

Federal Election Forum Set For October 13

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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