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Hot dog! Almost $2,500 raised for Fort Mac at BBQ

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Volunteers Carl Marjorae Estacio, Scott Dietrich, manager Darryl Jacques, and volunteer Chris Bobra were busy grilling hot dogs at a Fort McMurray fundraiser at Freson Bros. on Saturday afternoon, which ended up raising nearly $2,500 for the Red Cross.


Net amateur golf tournament to be held in Drumheller

Tom Zariski

The end of August is looking very busy for golf enthusiasts. The Alberta Golf Association will be hosting a tournament in Drumheller on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31.
This two-day tournament is categorized as net amateur with handicaps.
Tom Zariski, Vice President of The Alberta Golf Association explains, “This means that all levels of skill will be able to play. Players with a higher skill level will be equal to players with a lower skill set because of the handicaps given.”
Players will also be grouped into flights with a winner in each flight. The tournament will be open to men and ladies. A prize ceremony and dinner will also be held for the participants of the tournament.
Zariski is confident the town will benefit from the event.
“It will be very good for businesses. The golf community wants to play in Drumheller. When people play here they often go home and tell their friends and that stirs up even more people to come to the valley,” says Zariski.
Drumheller hotels, businesses and tourist attractions will also be used, Zariski told The Mail.
He said, “Some people like to practice the course before the tournament so they may even come a month before the tournament. They will be using all of what Drumheller has to offer.”

Greentree School Choir receives music grant

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The gap between Drumheller’s youth and senior citizens is soon to be joined together by music. Choir Leader of Greentree Elementary School, Alex Chung, was presented a cheque from the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation (CEPF) to support his “Singing for Seniors” project. 

The idea came to  Chung when he wanted some audience rehearsal time before the Drumheller Music Festival Competition. The children performing for the seniors will enhance a continuing connection between the Sunshine Lodge residents and the student choir. 

President and CEO of the Calgary Educational Partnership, Din Ladak supports the pairing.

“Music is a universal connection and transcends generations. The Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation is very excited to support this project at Greentree School,” stated Ladak.

The money received from the CEPF will allow the Division 2 choir of Greentree Elementary School  to make frequent visits to Sunshine Lodge, as well as purchase resources. 

In addition to the Division 2 choir, Greentree Elementary School also offers a Division 1 choir, a ukulele club and a recorder club led by dedicated staff. 

The members of Greentree School choir have shown a great interest in performing for seniors. In the press release, Drumheller students stated they are happy that what they love to do is having an impact in the school and the Drumheller community.

A future endeavor the school has planned is a joint field trip between the residents of Sunshine Lodge and Greentree School choir members to see a musical performance together. 

The funds from the grant will also go towards the trip. 


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