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Local leaders mark Canada Day

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Battle River-Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek was joined by Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg and Drumheller-Stettler MLA Nate Horner for a drive-through Canada Day celebration at Mr. Horner’s office July 1. Many came to greet the leaders and enjoy some ice cream. While it was a subdued celebration compared to previous years due to the restrictions in place because of  COVID-19, the were smiles abound.

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MP Damien Kurek celebrates Drive-through Canada Day

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 Battle River-Crowfoot Member of Parliament, Damien Kurek, is hosting a number of drive-through Canada Day celebrations.
    MP Kurek, with some of his staff, along with other local dignitaries, will be handing out ice cream sandwiches, pins, and paper flags at ‘pop-up’ drive-through locations in three communities across Battle River-Crowfoot.
    He will be through Drumheller on July 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on  South Railway Avenue at MLA Nate Horner’s office.
    “Because of COVID-19, Canada Day looks very different this year. With celebrations largely on hold, we were looking for a creative way to be able to celebrate our nation’s 153rd birthday while still respecting public health guidelines…. What better way than a ‘pop-up’ drive through with ice cream.”
 Other locations include Provost from  2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Crescent Point Place 4205 53 Ave, and then Camrose from  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in front of MP Kurek’s Office, 4945 50th Street.
 All involved will be sure to respect all public health orders and guidelines. We are looking forward to showing some Canadian pride in a creative way! Follow MP Kurek’s Facebook page for updates and more information.

Splash park reopens July 2

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The summer sun has returned and so have the summer visitors, all that is needed is a place to cool off.
The splash park at Rotary Park is slated to be reopened for the community on July 2. This major attraction, at the foot of the World’s Largest Dinosaur, is a great way to beat the heat. And while it is opening, to adhere to health protocols, there are a few changes, to make sure everyone is safe and have a good time.

“In Stage 2, there is still a requirement to maintain 2 meters of distance between people and to isolate the spray park from other features in Rotary Park. Through discussions with Alberta Heath, the Town has determined to use a value of 10 square meters per person to determine occupancy limits that meet the social distancing guidelines.” explained Darryl Drohomerski CAO of the Town of Drumheller

An area for the splash park will be fenced off to control entry and exits. And it will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a maximum capacity of 64 in the splash park, as determined by the size and social distancing.
The area will be staffed to monitor to make sure patrons are adhering to protocols, and the park will be cleaned hourly. The washroom will also be open and sanitized regularly. The town is able to provide the staff at a cost of about $2,000 weekly.


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