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.
A long-standing landmark in the Drumheller Valley, the Little Church originally opened on July 9, 1958, and was rebuilt by the Drumheller Institution in the early 1990s. The concept for the Little Church came from Reverend E.C. O’Brien of the Pentecostal Church. It was designed by Robert “Bob” Gibson and constructed by Trygve “Tig” Seland, who is also credited with building the numerous dinosaur statues around town.
“The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is appreciative of the outstanding work done by the staff and inmates of the Pre-Carpentry Program at the Drumheller Institution. We are pleased to have the Little Church back in place, so that it can once again be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike,” stated Heather Bitz, Executive Director of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce.
2015 marks 20 years of the Chamber Golf Tournament!
Last year the switch was made to a more networking-friendly 9-hole format. The tournament will once again be held at the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club, with registration beginning at 1:00 pm and shotgun start at 2:00 pm.
All skill levels are welcome! This tournament is a fantastic opportunity to hit the links, meet some new people, and enjoy some fantastic food and prizes in a fun, relaxed environment.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
See more information and register online here
Download the PDF registration form here
The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce through the World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund presented the Drumheller Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts (DASE) with $25,000 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 for construction of the skate park.
“The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present these funds and honour our commitment that was made back in September 2012, when plans for the skate park were first beginning to take shape,” announced Heather Bitz, Executive Director of the DDCC. “With our operation being located next door, we clearly see what a popular destination Centennial Park is for locals and visitors, alike. The skate park will nicely complement and enhance the existing amenities of Centennial Park.”
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 over $555,000 to an array of worthy community group projects.
Non-profit community groups are invited to submit applications for WLD Legacy Funds semi-annually. The next application deadline for projects less than $3,000 will be September 1, 2015. For more information and application forms, visit www.worldslargestdinosaur.com or contact the Chamber of Commerce, 403-823-8100.
Registration is now open for the 2015 July 1st Parade.
This year's theme is "Celebrating our Heritage".
If your parade entry will include any livestock (ie. horses, buffalo, cows, etc.) proof of Liability Insurance must be received by the Chamber of Commerce office at least 1 week prior to the event. Failure to do so will result in the entry being denied admittance into the parade.
- Judging begins at 9:00 am, parade begins at 10:00 am
- While travelling along the route, participants must keep up with the float in front of them. No stopping is allowed along the route to ensure even flow from the first float to the last without any gaps or a disruption in flow of parade traffic.
- NO WATERGUNS
- For Safety Purposes, please HAND OUT candy and/or promotional items. Do not throw items from your vehicle. Under NO circumstances will the throwing of candy or items be allowed.
- Any animals prior to or during the parade being seen as acting erratically will be asked to exit the parade route.
- Large commercial vehicles (ie. semi-trucks, trailers, farm equipment) will be placed at the end of the parade regardless of category.