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Annual budget deliberations for the Town of Drumheller will take place in Drumheller’s Council Chambers at 224 Centre Street at 4:30 PM (upstairs) on December 5th.   All members of the public are welcome to attend.  Materials related to the Operating Budget will be provided at the meeting and posted later on the Town’s website.  Please be advised that the Council Committee Meeting schedule for this date has been cancelled.  



Build on skills that you already have or learn how to defend the health and wellbeing of yourself and your family through self defense moves by registering for our Self Defense workshop.  This hands on workshop will demonstrate ground work and defense skills which will be taught by our knowledgeable Self Defense instructor Dwayne Simpson. Join our class by yourself or grab a partner to train with.  All body types and fitness levels are welcome.


Youth Self Defence (Coed Age 12-17 years):

Tuesdays | Jan 10 – Feb 14 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Deadline to register is January 3, 2016 at 4:00pm!


Women’s Self Defence (Age 16+ years):

Tuesdays | Jan 10 – Feb 14 | 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Deadline to register is January 3, 2016 at 4:00pm!


Men’s Self Defence (Age 16+ years)

Tuesdays | Jan 10 – Feb 14 | 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Deadline to register is January 3, 2016 at 4:00pm!


*for youth participation; we ask that parents/legal guardians be present for the first class to sign waivers.


To register for our  winter programs, phone the information desk at 403.823.1370

Check online for fees at


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Join us as we switch on the Christmas Lights at Town Hall and enjoy lots of Christmas fun downtown.

The lights at town Hall will be switched on at 5pm by the Deputy Mayor and the Drumheller Dragons. This will be followed by carol singing by St Antony's choirs and a solo by Evangeline Mably.

There will also be other activities such as horse drawn carriage rides, late night shopping, hot chocolate being served by the Girl Guides, and a gift wrapping service on 3rd Avenue.

We look forward to seeing you at this fun evening helping us celebrate the start of the Christmas season.

If you have questions about the event call April Harrison on 403 823 1315.


An announcement for local industries 


The Alberta Government have announced a new Tax Credit which is aimed primarily at diversifiying the economy including tourism and film industries.

The Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC) is designed to encourage large-scale capital investments.

The CITC would offer a 10 per cent, non-refundable tax credit of up to $5 million to Alberta companies involved in manufacturing, processing and tourism infrastructure. It would have a budget of $70 million over two years and be provided on a competitive basis to companies making eligible capital investments of $1 million or more.$5 million will be allocated to Culture and Tourism to develop supports for Alberta's cultural industries.

In addition the Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC) has a budget of $90 million over three years and would be available for investments in companies that are engaged substantially in proprietary technology research, development or commercialization, interactive digital media development, video post-production, digital animation or tourism.

Tax credits such as the CITC and AITC already exist in many other Canadian provinces and the government state they have worked with business and investment leaders on the criteria for both tax credits and are designed to encourage economic diversification.

The application process for the CITC and AITC will be announced pending the passage of legislation this fall, with the first intake expected to begin in January 2017. The AITC will apply retroactively for investments made as of April 14, 2016.

If you have any questions or support in looking futher into these tax credits contact Julia Fielding Economic Development and Communications Officer at or 403 823 1320.  



Congratulations to the two winners of the October Scream of the E-bill Draw.

The winners are:

Jens and Leanne Madsen who won a $100 Freson Bros. Gify Card


Callen Kenyon who won a $100 Mark's Gift Card




Please come to Town Hall at 224 Centre St Drumheller to claim your prize and dont forget your Photo ID. 


The Town of Drumheller, in partnership with Alberta Transportation will be holding an Open House on November 9 at the Badlands Community Facility 5-7pm.

The Open House is to inform people about a culvert replacement which will take place next year. The large culvert passes under Highway 575 South Railway Avenue (between Premier Road and 9th St SW) and due to the size of the project the road will need to be closed for a period of time. The partners want to hear feedback on road closure options.   

The open house is a chance to discover details about the project and the timelines involved. You will be able to meet the team who will be completing the work and to hear the options for the road closure which will likely start in August 2017.

If you have any questions please contact Julia Fielding 403 823 1320 or




Are you thinking about opening a business but not sure where to start?

The Town of Drumheller, the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures would like to invite you to an Open House on Wednesday November 16 at 5pm in the Large Multi purpose meeting room at Badlands Community Facility.

The presentations will cover the permit process, the writing of business plans and the role of the three organisations and the support they offer.

The presenters will be:

Julia Fielding                Economic Development and Communications Officer Town of Drumheller
Julie Steeper                Development Officer Town of Drumheller
Brock Harrington          Executive Director of Community Futures
Heather Bitz                 Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce

Please RSVP to Julia Fielding at

Refreshments will be available.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions about the event call Julia Fielding at 403 823 1320.



New Kickboxing Fitness Classes Available at the BCF!


Melt Fat, tone your body and get in the best shape of your life!  Try our new kickboxing cardio circuit class to learn kickboxing techniques and have fun getting a full body workout.  This 5 week session will be lead by our newest and very experienced instructor Dwayne Simpson. All body types and fitness levels are welcome, so grab a friend, spouse, sibling or teen and register today for this exciting new class!

Registration closed. Please watch for new classes starting up in January 2017!


To register for our fall & winter programs, phone the information desk at 403.823.1370

Check online for fees at



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Mixed-media Artwork

Nov 18th, 2016 |  6:00pm - 9:00 pm | Deadline to register is November 10th | Badlands Community Facility 

Mixed-Media Art and Wine Night offers you a chance to relax with friends, drink some wine and unleash your inner artist. Our local artists Jake Joy provides a memorable experience and an opportunity to create an original art masterpiece that you can take with you. Whether you are planning a birthday party, bridal shower, team building event, or client appreciation night; we have the perfect way to do it! Mixed-Media Art and Wine Night at the Badlands Community Facility!

Mixed-media artwork is the use of two or more different mediums to create one piece. JakeJoy uses up to 4 different mediums in one painting: photo transfer, ink drawing, collage and acrylic fluid paints. She would like to share some of that process with you. This will be an easy to follow mixed media introduction class. Get ready to be surprised and thrilled with the outcome of your own mixed-media painting.

In this class we will use photo transfer to create the base drawing of our mixed-media painting. Then strengthen some of the dark colour or add marks with pen and ink. We follow that step with built up layers of acrylic glaze and then you can decide if you would like to add more detail with opaque paint and collage. The work is completed with a final seal of glaze.


To register for our fall & winter programs, phone the Information Desk at 403.823.1370

Check online for fees at




Trail of Trees lights up the Badlands Community Facility


 The Town of Drumheller and the Badlands Community Facility invite you to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and the spirit of giving with us. Between Dec 2nd and Dec 15th the Badlands Community Facility will be decking it’s halls with beautiful Christmas trees, turning the community facility into a magical Christmas dreamland.

The Town of Drumheller invites businesses, community organizations and families to donate and decorate an artificial Christmas tree which will be displayed in the Trail of Trees at the Badlands Community Facility. The trees will be later donated to a family who might not be able to afford a tree of their own.



The event will be launched on Friday Dec 2nd with a fun community event from 7:00pm - 9:30pm, with people decorating their trees, listening to carolers, engulging in hot chocolate and cookies. Santa may even put in an appearance!


Why should you take part?

  • This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses and organizations to promote themselves to the 300 people a day going through the BCF.
  • The cost of a tree and the decorations offers great value for money; creating a greater return than traditional advertising
  • Your business will be recognized as a business with a great community spirit as they give to those most in need this holiday season.

Your role in the program:

  • Contact Charlotte Stokes at the Badlands Community Facility to register your spot or 403-823-1326
  • Donate a tree, bring it to the BCF and decorate it on Dec 2 from 7pm-9:30pm.
  • Your decorations can link with your business or be more of the traditional decorations or a mixture of the 2. If you would rather keep your decorated tree, that is fine.

We will:

  • Promote the event and highlight all the businesses and organizations which take part in this great program
  • Create labels for each tree stating the company who donated it
  • Provide all the power needed to run lights
  • Work with businesses to ensure the trees get to those families in need