Drumheller was running flat out this past weekend with community events offering something for everyone.
Locals banded together to bring the first ever Dinofest to the valley, creating a fun filled family weekend. The taste of Drumheller was a huge hit, showcasing local restaurants best flavors. I stopped by during the screening of Jurassic Park and was blown away by all the people in attendance.
Drumheller can be proud of Graduates from St. Anthony's School. Students celebrated their commencement to the next chapter of their lives at the Badlands Community Facility. Grads should feel proud of their accomplishment, and I would like personally congratulate them on behalf of council.
The Old Grouch's 24 Hour Jam was also hopping with activity, and I was proud to donate $5,000 dollars towards the STARS Air Ambulance on behalf of Town Council. The Nargane's commitment to this fundraiser is great to see. In total over $13,000 was raised by the great live music event.
The Rotary Club hosted their annual Vegas Night fundraiser, and had a good turnout. This group of local community members is always up to something, and host these events to help improve the community. I look forward to seeing their next addition to Drumheller, the Rotary Clock.
Motorcycles rolled through Drumheller for a good cause, with the third annual Badlands Awareness Parade and Teddy Bear Run. Funds were raised for the Children's Charity and awareness was raised for motorcycle riders.
I was honored to end my weekend at the cenotaph, delivering a speech for Drumheller's fallen. Four new names were added to the Cenotaph during the ceremony, and I was proud to be there for the re-dedication ceremony.
It was a very busy weekend for Drumheller, and I was proud to see the community pull together and achieve their goals. I look forward to the following months, and all of the great events still to come in 2012.