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.

Business After Hours @ Platinum Chemical Solutions

Save the date- on Monday, October 5, Platinum Chemical Solutions will be hosting a Business After Hours networking event.

Address: 1020 Premier Close (former location of Cat's Meow, across from Grant's Oilfield Services)

Stop by any time from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm to meet fellow Chamber members and board members. Free for all Chamber members to attend. Food and beverages will be provided.

Registration is required; click here to register.

Drumheller Chamber of Commerce Supports Canada’s Last Wooden Tipple

On Monday August 24, Landon Bosch, President of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, presented the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site with a cheque for $10,000 from the World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund for the Tipple Restoration program Phase 2.

“The preservation of this important historical site in our Valley, will help ensure that future generations and visitors to Drumheller, will be able to experience our rich and proud heritage.”
-    Landon Bosch, President, Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce

“Having the last standing wooden Tipple in Canada preserved for future generations is a wonderful achievement for the Drumheller Valley. The Atlas Coal Mine is proud to keep the Valley’s coal mining heritage alive, telling the miners stories to thousands of visitors every year.
-    Julia Fielding, Executive Director, Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

News Release: Repairs to Little Church Completed

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.

Corporate Members:

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