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The Pioneer Club needs more leaders

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    The Pioneer Club, run by the Salvation Army, is desperately looking for more leaders to expand.
    The club is open to children from grades 2 through 6, both boys and girls, and the focus is to build children’s self worth and self esteem through their understanding of them as a child of God. 
    Started at the end of January 2010, the Drumheller Pioneer Club runs on Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., and has proved popular for children with currently 12 registered and 11 on a waiting list. 
    Through fun activities, such as singing, crafts and games, children learn about team work, self improvement and developing skills. 
    Lt. Rachel Sheils explains how children benefit from the club, “Children have fun and a safe evening. They get to play with other youth their age, so they are working on their social skills, and having them know more about God and be more confident in themselves plus it provides them with a fun environment to learn.” 
    One of the activities the club has been working on for the past month was learning about healthy snacks, with a skill component and a Christian component being rewarded with awards and badges.  Children learned and talked about healthy snacks, as well as doing a memory verse from the Bible learn to look up versus  in the Bible.
    To enable more children to benefit from the club, the Salvation Army is now looking for more leaders. Lt. Shiels says, “If people have an interest or a gift or a talent working with kids, we would love their support. Right now we are looking for three or four leaders.”

For information on how to become a leader or how to register a child with the Pioneer Club, please contact Lt. Rachel Sheils of the Salvation Army at 403-823-2215.


$1 m grant application for upgrades to Arena denied

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    An application for a grant of $1,000,000 the Town of Drumheller applied for from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program to carry out energy efficiency upgrades to the Drumheller Memorial Arena has been denied.
    The grant application formed part of a $3,062,800 capital cost project to upgrade the refrigeration system of the Drumheller Memorial Arena, to include energy savings for building operations, replace the compressor equipment and provide the ability to make ice for the arena, curling rink and a future ice surface.
    Paul Salvatore, Community Services director, told inSide Drumheller that the program the application was made under expired on January 31, 2010, therefore council will need to determine how they want to proceed and will have to look at alternatives for funding and in terms of priorities.
    The setback doesn’t affect the arena, as Salvatore pointed out, “At this point the equipment is still functioning well, we are obviously keeping on top of the operating and maintenance side of things for that equipment, it has served everyone well and it’s been very effective this year. We want to make sure we are pro-active about replacement down the road.”
    The letter from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) explained that  they had received a total of 1,588 RInC submissions from the West, requesting in excess of $400 million.  It also stated they had given consideration to the Town’s application but due to the extraordinary demand for available funding, they were unable to fund the Town’s request.

$1 m grant application for upgrades to Arena denied

cruling.jpg 

    An application for a grant of $1,000,000 the Town of Drumheller applied for from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program to carry out energy efficiency upgrades to the Drumheller Memorial Arena has been denied.
    The grant application formed part of a $3,062,800 capital cost project to upgrade the refrigeration system of the Drumheller Memorial Arena, to include energy savings for building operations, replace the compressor equipment and provide the ability to make ice for the arena, curling rink and a future ice surface.
    Paul Salvatore, Community Services director, told inSide Drumheller that the program the application was made under expired on January 31, 2010, therefore council will need to determine how they want to proceed and will have to look at alternatives for funding and in terms of priorities.
    The setback doesn’t affect the arena, as Salvatore pointed out, “At this point the equipment is still functioning well, we are obviously keeping on top of the operating and maintenance side of things for that equipment, it has served everyone well and it’s been very effective this year. We want to make sure we are pro-active about replacement down the road.”
    The letter from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) explained that  they had received a total of 1,588 RInC submissions from the West, requesting in excess of $400 million.  It also stated they had given consideration to the Town’s application but due to the extraordinary demand for available funding, they were unable to fund the Town’s request.


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