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Rotary White Elephant sale returns

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The Rotary Club of Drumheller’s annual White Elephant sale will return Saturday, October 2 following a brief hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be some changes to the one-day sale this year, including a change of venue to the Drumheller Stampede and Ag Society barn.
“It takes a small village to make it happen,” says White Elephant chairperson Bev Krabsen.
Krabsen shares the Ag Society has been very helpful and generous in providing the location for the sale.
Due to new COVID-19 restrictions there will be a one-third capacity limitation at all times in the barn, and guests are required to wear a mask, sanitize their hands, and maintain two metre distance.
This year the Drumheller Volleyball Club parents and players and Friends of Rotary will be among the volunteers helping with the one-day event.
Krabsen says smaller items for donation can be placed outside the barn starting the week of September 27. Larger items may be arranged for pick-up and volunteers will be masked and use sanitizer prior to entering the home, and will spend as little time as possible in the home while collecting donations.
The Rotary Club will accept a wide variety of items, from furniture and tools, to Christmas decorations, hardware, and sporting goods.
However, there are some items which cannot be accepted, such as cribs, hide-a-beds, and larger, older model televisions. This is due to regulations on these items or lack of interest in previous sales.
Krabsen says items not sold will be donated to the Salvation Army Thrift Store where possible, and Caron’s Waste Management Services are providing recycling and sanitation bins for those items which cannot be donated.
“It’s the ultimate recycling program,” Krabsen says.
The Drumheller Stampede and Ag Society barn will be open to the public starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 2.
Guests are encouraged to bring cash; e-transfer or cheques may be accepted for larger ticket items, however, no debit or credit cards will be accepted.

Drumheller man pleads guilty to possession of stolen property


A Drumheller man pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property over $5,000 after selling a stolen truck.
Jeffery Morse appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, September 17, to make his plea.
The court heard Morse purchased a 2018 Toyota RAV4 from Kijiji, and was aware the price he purchased it for was far below market price, and admitted he was willfully blind.
He registered it and drove it for a year before he sold it to another individual.
When the purchaser attempted to have the vehicle registered it was discovered it was stolen.
It appears the Vehicle Identification Number was swapped.
Morse was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation, as well as an order to pay the purchaser $18,000.

Dragon earns NCAA Div.1 Scholarship

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The Drumheller Dragons announced that 16-year-old forward Ty Daneault has secured a division 1 scholarship to attend Merrimack College in the NCAA Hockey East Division.
The Warriors play out of the J. Thom Lawler Arena in North Andover, Massachusetts.
Daneault is playing his first junior season with the Drumheller Dragons and had an impressive preseason. In 5 games played Daneault accumulated 7 points, including 2 goals and 5 assists. The 5’11 forward from Red Deer, Alberta was a standout with the Optimist Chiefs of the Alberta Elite Midget Hockey League scoring 10 points in 5 games played during the shortened pandemic season.
“Ty brings a lot of composure and energy in the way he competes,” says Coach Kevin Hasselberg. “Ty is able to handle the pressure of playing with limited time and space while still making plays. His creativity and patience combined with his tenacity and determination will make him a tremendous college player that can step right into a line-up and play. Ty is a player that will adjust quickly to his environment, he’s passionate, humble, and a tremendous teammate.”
The Drumheller Dragons would like to thank the entire coaching staff of Merrimack College Warriors for all their recruiting efforts and invested time following and expressing interest in Ty. We also wish to extend congratulations out to Ty, his entire family, and support team, for this accomplishment.


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