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Dinosaur Half donates $15K to community facility

    The Dinosaur Half was a success for runners on the course, and it shared its fortunes with the community last Thursday.
     The race committee donated $15,000 to the Badlands Community Facility. This is on top of the funds it gave following last year’s event, bringing the total to $19,000 over two years.
    “We’re just awfully proud that we are able to give back to the community in the fashion we have,” said Colin Kloot, organizing committee chairman.
    This was the second year for the annual Dinosaur Half and this year it almost doubled its participation, and added a 10 kilometre run to the event. There is no end in sight, it seems, and organizers hope to continue the growth into the future.
    “Without it being an inclusive participatory community event we wouldn’t have had it”, said Kloot.
    Kloot is appreciative to the committee, which organized the race, as well as the participants and the volunteers.
    “Our volunteers were amazing, not only on race day, but throughout the planning of the event,” he said.
    The event also enjoyed support from the community in the form of sponsorship.
    “Our sponsors, especially Community Futures, really stepped up to the plate, and we are really hoping to continue our partnership with them,” said Kloot, adding he is grateful for Encana’s sponsorship as well as all the other businesses and individuals that showed support.
    He said the support for the community facility by the committee would be an ongoing goal.
    “At this time, and until this community facility is well established, this will be our goal. And certainly whoever the beneficiary will be… the funds will never leave the community,” said Kloot.
    He adds that promoting health, physical activity and wellbeing will always be a component to the program.


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