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CFL gift for Drumheller’s minor football


Calgary’s New West Truck Centres partnered with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders to give Drumheller’s Community Football Association 100 tickets to watch the November 23 Western in Calgary. At the presentation Novermber 6 are (l-r) Scott Bentley, Calgary Stampeders, Koren McDougald, Drumheller Community Football Association, Greg Stahl, New West Truck Centres, Patrick O’Hagan, Calgary Stampeders.


The Calgary Stampeders and a Calgary businessman are treating Drumheller’s Community Football Association(DCFA) to seats at the CFL’s Western Final.
    Greg Stahl,  president and owner of southern Alberta’s New West Truck Centres, paid for 50 tickets for DCFA, and the Calgary Stampeders will be donating another 50 tickets.
    Scott Bentley, Calgary Stampeders Sales Executive, said the team sent a ticket offer for the November 23 Western Final to all minor football associations across Alberta, as a year end event for the minor teams.         
    Bentley said the Stampeders were hesitant to the send the same offer out to Drumheller’s club because of its financial stress due to the vandalism at it’s buildings in September.
    The Stampeders reached out to businesses, and New West offered to partner with the Stamps to get the 100 tickets to the Drumheller group free of charge.
    “It’s a great opportunity, and it’s amazing that something great is coming out of such a bad thing,” said DCFA’s Koren McDougald.
    The Calgary Stampeders clinched their second straight Western Division title with a win over the Winnipeg Bluebombers October 18.

Mo Bros & Sistas Unite



Markus Schalm and Heather Jones sport a new look as each try a moustache on for size. Jones and O’Sheas’ are recruiting more members to join their Movember Team, to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Help your fundraising by entering The Drumheller Mail/Inside Drumheller Movember Challenge contest. Send us a before and after photo with your stylin' stache, which we'll be posting on our Facebook page. The five photos getting the most likes received a $20 donation to their Movember campaign and a $20 Drumheller Co-op gift card. And may the best Mo win! Happy whiskers....

Greentree students written in to collection of short stories


Greentree School have been immortalized in a children’s book.
  Last school year teacher Chris Connell introduced his Grade 5 Language Arts class to a series of short stories by Reg Down about Pinrut the Turnip Boy. Connell’s students were so enthralled with the stories, he decided to let the author know.
    This sat very well with Down, who, decided that in his next story he would show his appreciation by writing Connell, the class and school into the tale.
    The relationship did not end there.  The class sent Down letters of thanks and artwork. The author promptly then published the works to his website.
    The character Pinrut continued to flourish and Down again made contact with Connell asking permission to use Connell’s name in a book called the Nine Lives of Pinrut the Turnip Boy.
    This month the book was published and Down sent Connell and the school copies of the new book, one of which is now in the Greentree School Library.