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Drumheller 4-H District Council receives $500 for leadership initiatives

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    The Drumheller District 4-H Council received a $500 grant from Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, through the annual Growing Forward 2 Program in February.
    The funds parameters surrounded leadership or anything that a club or district was in need of like signage.
    “We had put in for leadership and that is why we got the grant,” said Melanie Nelson, Club leader of the Morrin Multi 4-H club.
    The district has decided to use the money to promote leadership by sending two senior members and two leaders to the Western Regional Leaders Forum & Teen Track (WRLF) from March 16-18, in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre.
    Those who attended were educated on all areas regarding 4-H and the knowledge they obtained will be used to educate members within the district.
    “I’m planning on sharing all the different projects and all the different things that they did.” said Nelson. “We did a soldering project so we are going to bring that into the welding.”
    Most of the education will be for improvements to each club for more efficient and inclusive behaviour.
    “A lot of it is going to be project based, also leadership based and we just need to make changes in the club for the positive and try to get more people involved,” said Nelson.
    The Drumheller District 4-H Council was very appreciative towards Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada for their continued support within 4-H.

Boogie benefits DinoArts

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Boogie in the Badlands was a great chance to get some of the best Detroit Iron on the street to start the season. It also gives back to the community. Organizer of the 2017 show and shine in downtown Drumheller, Mike Todor, was able to donate $600 raised at the event, for the Dino Arts Association. This group works to beautify and theme the community by maintaining the existing dinosaur statues and also adding to the collection. At the presentation are (l-r) Marley Henneigh of the Association, DinoArts President Courtney Bell and Mike Todor.

Drumheller Minor Soccer Club hosts tourney

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    On Saturday, June 17th, the Drumheller Minor Soccer Club hosted approximately 120 children to a day full of sunshine and soccer games.
    Overall, there were 12 teams, five of which were from the valley.
    “It was a good day of participation and everyone had fun and weather was good,” said Gavin Makse, Minor Soccer Club Coordinator.
    There were four teams in each category where all played on a round-robin schedule.
    The under six division played strictly three round-robin games but did not play in any finals.
    For the Under 6 division, the final ranking is as follows; Drumheller A was fourth, Irricana came in third, Hanna was second, and Drumheller B came out on top in first.
    For the Under 8 division; Irricana reigned champion, Drumheller came in second, Carbon following in third, and Hanna finishing in last place.
    In the Under 10 division, Drumheller finished fourth.         Drumheller under 12 finished third, Carbon finished second, and Hanna came in first.
    “For these kids, they have been going since April, every Wednesday and Saturday,” said Makse.
    The windup for the youngsters is happening on Wednesday, June 28.
    “That will be it for the outdoor season,” said Makse.
    The under 16 team have playoff games beginning Wednesday, June 21, in Irricana.
    Drumheller will also be hosting playoffs for the Under 18 and Under 16 boys and girls teams even though Drumheller only has one Under 16 team.
    “If they win that game then they will be up for district championships which is being hosted in Drumheller on Sunday, June 25,” said Makse. “If they want to make it, they have to win on Wednesday.”
    “It was a good day of participation and everyone had fun and weather was good,” said Gavin Makse, Minor Soccer Club Coordinator.

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