By: Mayor Terry Yemen
Another month as gone by and it certainly was a busy one in our great community. As we’re all aware, tourism is a vital component to the Drumheller economy, and this summer saw attendance records broken for most of our attractions, especially for the Royal Tyrrell Museum. We definitely put the “tough” in Tough Mudder this year as the weather didn’t cooperate with organizers as well as it did last year. We were able to pull it off, though, with the incredible volunteers we have in Drumheller.
I want to personally thank Rose Poulson and the entire Grey Matters conference planning committee for their hard work organizing a wildly successful 2015 Grey Matters conference at the Badlands Community Facility. The reviews were very positive about our community, the conference, and the Badlands Community Facility. One of the keynote speakers this year was Catriona Le May Doan. She is one of my heroes and it was an absolute thrill to have lunch with this incredibly accomplished individual who brought such pride to Canada. Good luck to the 2016 host community, Grande Prairie!
I want to congratulate the organizers of the Dinosaur marathon this year as well. It was another well run event with high participation numbers. It’s an event that not only brings people to Drumheller, but actively promotes the importance of healthy living.
Our new and exciting Hillsview Phase II subdivision is now ready. The pavement has been laid and the sidewalks are in place. This is in partnership with developer Stevenson Homes, and where homes will be marketed for under $300,000.00. This is a beautiful neighborhood that is close to restaurants and grocery stores. If you’re interested in building the home of your dreams in this new neighborhood, please call (403) 823-1339 to learn more about Hillsview Phase II.
Looking ahead to October, TELUS will be showcasing the home of the future and will be launching their new high speed internet service to the valley. This was a multi-million dollar project in the valley that is vitally important to enhancing communications and business with friends and customers around the world. We are also busy planning for the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel Conference in April and we’re gearing up for Christmas as a special committee has been formed for the Light up the Night Christmas light contest. Last Christmas our Valley looked incredible!
Have a wonderful October and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.