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  • Bulechowsky brings home pool hardware

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    Once again a Drumheller pool prodigy showed his skill and brought home a trophy.
    Shawn Bulechowsky competed in the Valley National Eight ball Association (VNEA) World Pool Championship in Las Vegas from May 24 to June 3. He played with his team the Relentless, which play out of Kokos Bar and Grill in Calgary as well as an individual.

    In the individual competition he placed 17th out of 180 top international players.
    “I was up 5-2 and the guy sharked me, and he ended up beating me 6-5,” explains Bulechowsky. In his next match he also fell 6-5 and settled for 17th.
    There was redemption in the team competition as His team Relentless went on to place 4th.
    “I brought myself home a Charlie! (trophy),” he explains.
    Bulechowsky regularly competes at the VNEA Championship and this was the second trophy he has won.

  • Drumheller Triathlon founder wins race

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    t took six tries but founder and organizer of the Drumheller Dinosaur Trail Triathlon Morgan Syvertsen won his own event.

      Syvertsen competed in the Olympic distance triathlon last Saturday morning, June 10 and completed the course in 2:52.46, winning gold. 

    “It’s the best thing that happened for me in a long time,” said a jubilant Syvertsen.

    It wasn’t a cakewalk for Syvertsen. He was competitive in the swim and was doing well in the cycle on the cold and windy day, but was overtaken.

        “One of the other competitors managed to get about 2 kilometres ahead of me on the bike,” said Syvertsen. “I couldn’t even see him, he was gone. So catching him was a surprise.”

    Syvertsen made up the difference on the run and won by under a minute.

        The Hans Kushke team won the Olympic Relay and Cesar Martin won the sprint. The fastest sprint relay team as Team Keely.

        In all, there were 46 entries on the course.

    “It was as great turn out, a great race very competitive,” said Syvertsen. “We had a lot of out of towners, and a big contingent comes down from Three Hills every year.It is all about building awareness.”

    Morgan would like to grow the event however that will take the support of volunteers. While he had a great contingent on race day, he would like to have a triathlon committee put together to help with the organization and promotion of the event. 

    “There is definitely interest and if we can get more people involved in the organization and planning, we can pull it off and have more people out.”

    All of the results can be seen on the Drumheller Dinosaur Trail Triathlon Facebook page here.

  • Investing in a Lifelong Basic Skill

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    For many years the Delia Elks and Royal Purple have been donating funds to the bussing of the Delia Elementary students to go to Drumheller for their annual swimming lessons.

    This year John Rogers presented Logan and Lexie Raugust and Sawyer Thompson with the donation at the weekly Bingo in Delia. Accompanying the students were their teacher; Mrs. Donna Johnson and Ms. Lindsay Gould.

    This is a huge step for this service club to commit to investing in the students’ lifelong learning of a basic skill.

    The teachers, students, and parents of the school wish to extend their appreciation and thanks for this donation.


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