Who We Are

Organizational Description

The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals, committed to building a strong business community.

Our organization dates back to the early 1900s. In 1919, the Drumheller & District Board of Trade was established with W.R. Cumming as the first President. The Board’s slogan was “It is good and loyal citizenship to be an active member of your Board of Trade.” On December 20, 1968 the Drumheller & District Board of Trade was federally incorporated under the Boards of Trade Act and became the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce. Under the Income Tax Act, we are registered as a not-for-profit. The DDCC is governed by a maximum of 13 Board members, including 12 elected members and one appointee from the Town of Drumheller. As the Chamber of Commerce, we host a number of functions throughout the year, including our Annual General Meeting, member appreciation events, July 1st Parade, annual golf tournament and Small Business Week events.

 

Visitor Information Center

In addition, the DDCC operates the accredited Drumheller Visitor Information Centre. Since 2003, the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce has held contracts with Government of Alberta to provide temporary labour to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. These contracts require the Chamber of Commerce to act as an administrator by providing invoicing, payroll and other services for an administrative fee. This department of the DDCC has been called DDCC Support Services.

 

World's Largest Dinosaur

The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce also owns and operates the World’s Largest Dinosaur attraction and Giftshop.  Proceeds from the World's Largest Dinosaur go into the Legacy Fund and are donated back into the community