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Chamber announces Canada Day parade winners

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The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce has announced the winning floats in the Canada Day parade.

This year’s theme was ‘the Great Outdoors’ and crowds came out in record numbers to watch.

In the Antique category came the Drumheller Seniors Foundation (pictured), then Neighbours Corner Pub and Ken Hiebert.

Whispering Spirit Performance Horses won the Equestrian category, followed by NTE Farms and Nate Horner.

Drumheller Girls Softball won the Sports category, with Dynos Legacy Cheer Team and the Drumheller Football Association in second and third.

In the Community category the Royal Tyrrell Museum came first , followed by the Town of Drumheller and T.O.P.S.

Greentree School won the Youth category, followed by Drumheller Cadets and AMR Dance.

Canalta Hotels won the Commercial category, followed by the Faux Den and Fountain Tire.

Pool tournament supports youth bowling

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Youth Bowling in Drumheller received a boost for their annual travel expenses for tournaments. Each year Freson Bros is supportive of the BCA Pool tournament, and each year the tournament donates its bottles to the local youth bowling program. BCA also matched the donation, presenting $300 in total to Youth bowling. At the presentation are (l-r) Ralph Veenhuis of BCA, bowler Ocean Brossert, Skip MacArthur of Freson Bros and bowling coach Karen Tanke.

Canada Day Parade 101

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If there is one celebration Drumheller does right it is Canada Day and this year, there is a great line up of activities and family fun.
    The main attraction to get the party started is the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce Canada Day Parade. This year’s theme is The Great Outdoors, and to fully enjoy the events, make sure you are prepared.
     This year the parade is Sunday, July 1, and it kicks off at noon. This is opposed to the usual start time of 10 a.m.
        Another important detail to note is making sure to know the route. It will muster and take off from the neighborhood of Riverside but will conclude along Railway Avenue.
    Because of the length of the parade, there are myriad of places to take in all the action. The parade begins winding through the valley at noon, so it is a good idea to stake your claim early. Please be respectful to property owners.
    A great way to start the day is with a hearty breakfast, The Kinsmen Club of Drumheller is hosting its annual free pancake breakfast at Riverside Value Drug Mart parking lot.
    Before heading on to the parade route, a few good things to remember to bring is lots of water, sunscreen and make sure you lock up before leaving home.
    Also, don’t forget to grab this week’s issue of The Drumheller Mail, and bring along the pull-out Canada Day Flag. If a photographer from The Mail captures your image and it’s published in next week’s paper you are the winner of a new bicycle.
    For the little ones, make sure they have a bathroom break before leaving home and make sure they have hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Rain is rare at Drumheller’s Canada Day Parade, but be prepared nonetheless.
    The Canada Day parade is all about fun, so make sure you clap, cheer and have a ball. Also, be aware the parade has animals and vehicles, so keep an eye on younger revellers.” For parade participants, the Chamber asks that candy is not thrown from the floats, for safety’s sake.
    Once the parade is complete, the day has only just begun. There are activities throughout the valley. See pages B3-6 for complete details. Before heading out for the day, however, please be courteous and clean up your area.
    Enjoy your Canada Day and have fun!

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