Registration Open for 2017 Canada Day Parade

This year's theme, to celebrate Canada 150, is "Canadiana". Please register your business or group's parade entry no later than June 23. More details here.

There is no fee to enter a parade float, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce proudly organizes and sponsors the parade each July 1st. 

Planning on watching the parade? Please note that the parade route was changed in 2016; we will be using that same route. Parade map available here

Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce (DDCC) Board of Directors elected its new Executive for 2017-18 on April 11, 2017. Brock Harrington of Community Futures Big Country will serve as Chamber of Commerce President. Jeff Hall of MNP is the Vice President and Nathan Fleming of RBC will remain as Secretary-Treasurer. Past President will be Shelley Rymal of Sage Valley Marketing.

President Brock Harrington joined the Chamber of Commerce Board in March 2015 and previously served as Vice President. “I am honoured to serve as President of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce for the upcoming year,” said Harrington. “I look forward to leading a talented and dedicated group of individuals on our Board as the Chamber seeks to continue its positive impact on the business community of Drumheller.”

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals committed to building a strong business climate in the Drumheller area. The Chamber of Commerce has been active in Drumheller for almost 100 years and represents over 230 members. 

Chamber Elects New Board Members at AGM

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce welcomed new Board members at their Annual General Meeting held on March 23, 2017 at the Badlands Community Facility. Elected for three-year terms with the Chamber of Commerce were:

  • Nathan Fleming of RBC Royal Bank, who joined the Board for a three-year term in 2014 and was re-elected
  • Jeff Hall of MNP
  • Cindy Clark of the Canalta Jurassic Inn

The Chamber also said farewell to two Board members - Past President, Landon Bosch of Centre Street Insurance and Darcy Thompson of DCT New Age Promotions. The Chamber thanked the outgoing members for their years of dedication and commitment.

The evening began with a wine and cheese networking reception, followed by the Annual General Meeting. Reports were given by Chamber President, Shelley Rymal and Executive Director, Heather Bitz. Audited financial statements for the organization were also presented. The evening concluded with an open forum.

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The 2017-2018 Chamber Board of Directors. Missing from photo: Adrian Hartman, Brooke Christianson.

Meeting Agenda


Chamber Financials

Support Services Financials

Booths 70% sold out for the Spring Expo trade show

Booths are selling fast for the Spring Expo in Drumheller, but if you act fast you can still get space at Drumheller's only annual trade show. 

When: April 21-23 at the Greentree Mall. 92 booths in both 8x8 and 10x10 layouts. Larger booths available upon request. 

Why book a booth? Trade shows are a great way to reach potential customers and clients, and to gain exposure for your products or services to thousands. Many people want to shop local but aren't aware of the businesses we have in the valley and what they offer. Help them find YOUR business!

We also have many sponsorship opportunities available starting at just $50, and are accepting promotional items for the "swag bags" we hand out to attendees.

NEW Chamber Lunch & Learn Series

We are pleased to announce the start of our new Chamber Lunch & Learn series for 2017! One of our missions here at the Chamber is to provide opportunities for members of the business community to learn, share, and network. With that in mind we are hosting numerous "Lunch & Learn" sessions throughout the remainder of the year. These sessions will be on topics of interest to the business community in the Drumheller area, and will take place from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, typically on the third Tuesday of the month.

Join us for the March Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, March 21st at the Badlands Community Facility. We will be hosting the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC), who made headlines in 2016 with their "Oil Respect" campaign. The CAODC is touring Canada to give a voice to Canada's oil and gas workers and their families, to underscore the tremendous economic impact of the industry on the national economy, and provide fellow Canadians with an opportunity to support an industry reeling from tens of thousands of jobs losses. 

Corporate Members:

                    Meyers, Norris, Penny           Chinook-Financial-with-tag-colour