Last updateThu, 26 Nov 2015 8pm

Preparations being made for annual food drive

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    If there is one event that brings out the spirit of the community, it is the annual Salvation Army Food Bank Drive, coming up on November 26.
    On this day volunteers will blitz the valley to support filling the shelves of the Salvation Army Food Bank.  While Drumheller and indeed the whole province continues to weather the economic downturn, the demand is real. And organizer Summer Manca says it looks like Drumheller is up for the challenge again.
    “We have received good support so far,” said Manca.
    The process is simple, on Thursday, November 26, volunteers will be mustering in points throughout the valley and neighbouring communities, and they will hit the road to collect donations of non-perishable food items from the community.
     Manca says the generosity not only comes from the thousands of residents who give with their heart every year to help families in need, but the volunteers come out.  Residents of all ages come out. Often community groups, organizations and sports teams get on board to help.
    “It has been an easy task for most people, they are calling and asking when and where. It is a great night to come together as a community,” said Manca. She adds this is the first Christmas in the community for Salvation Officers Jennifer and Shane Hillier and the first opportunity to see what the community can do when it puts its hands and hearts together to help each other.
    From there, the donations are taken to a central location where volunteers work to sort the donations.
    To make the evening go even smoother, the organizers are once again seeing red. Red grocery bags will be distributed to the community making it easy for residents to set out the bags full of food in visible places to be picked up.
    For more information, or to learn how to volunteer, contact Summer Manca at 403-821-3163 or Kim Suntjens at 403-820-2100.

Are you tough enough to be pied?


    The Ultimate Pieing Championship 2015 fundraiser is accepting victims.
    The Dino Arts Association is holding the Ultimate Pieing Championship (UPC) November 28/2015. Who do you want to nominate to be pied in the face at the Ultimate Pieing Championship?
    The UPC fight will be held November 28, at the Drumheller Memorial Arena during intermission at the Dragons hockey game.  Presently the fight cards are Drum FM’s Nathan Crosby versus Luke England, Dodge sales,  Jamie “The Hell Cat” Worman versus GMC sales Mike “The Sting Ray” Bell, RCMP staff Sergeant Grant MacDonald versus Chief of Emergency Services, Bruce Wade and C.A.O. Ray Romanetz versus the Mayor Terry Yemen.  Also on the card are Gary Chambers of Century 21 versus Joe Castonguay of Home-Town Realty and Trevor Gough versus Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk.
    All associations, societies, groups and teams have their personalities that you would love to see get a pie in the face.  The public is more than welcome to nominate victims.  The victim’s pride will be at stake!   
    To make a donation, minimum $5.00, and your nomination of the  victim, drop by in person to Drum FM, Reality Bytes or the Chamber of Commerce.  You can also go online at www.dinoarts.ca.  The donation is a minimum is $10.00 online and your nomination is required.  This fundraising will be used for new dinosaur sculptures and the upkeep of the current dinosaurs.
    The Chamber of Commerce will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $10,000.00 annually, for funds raised by the DinoArts Society.  The UPC fight cards are also displayed on the website.

Todd Hirsch presents on the state of Alberta's Economy

Todd Hirsch presents on the state of Albertas Economy

Happening now: Thursday Nov. 12, 2015 evening ATB Financial's Economist Todd Hirsch gives his outlook on the Economy. He says we should see some balance if the oil can hit $60 per barrel. More info to follow.