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Miner’s Centennial celebration looks to you for catchy name

    Around 149, probably more, miners lost their lives carving out the town 8,000 now call home.
    Those men do not have a memorial and are not publicly remembered for laying the foundation we now call home.
    And now the people behind the upcoming Drumheller mining centennial celebrations are looking to area residents to think up a name for their memory.
    The year 2011 will mark a century after the first mine was established in the valley.   

Community facility kitchen design approved

    Things are certainly beginning to cook up for the Badlands Community Facility- with the steering committee recently approving the design of the sports complex’s kitchen.
    Last Wednesday drawings of the kitchen were circulated amongst the committee to identify the features it will have on the second floor of the facility.
    These pictures were not made available to The Mail.

MAX Campus hosts first youth animation workshop


    The drawings produced at MAX Campus’ first ever youth animation workshop was startling.
    In one day the 9-15 year old group were given a look behind the scenes of animation, while creating a portfolio of work in classical animation and cartooning.
    Computerized films like Disney-Pixar’s Up! and Toy Story may appear to be the new wave of animation, but class instructor Janelle Hilchey says classical animation (hand-drawn) can never be replaced.
    “It’s definitely not dead,” Hilchey says, finishing up teaching the class of  10 who attended Saturday.
    “Behind the Pixar products is thousands of drawings... you can’t get into the animation world without being able to hand draw.”
    The youth animation program saw students sketching 3D objects from different angles, combining shapes and creating their own characters.
    MAX Campus, which is preparing to see its first graduates in September, has seen strong numbers and student satisfaction.
    The next workshop will be held August 21 at their downtown location.
    Enrollment has doubled since last year, from six to 11.
    “The best response we get is the small class sizes we offer,” says the school’s business manager and registrar, Angela Moreau. “That makes the biggest impact on our students.”
    Students finished their final semester on Friday, July 30, in what Moreau calls a huge success.    
    A showcase of the student’s work will be available on the MAX Campus website after their informal graduation ceremonies on September 2.


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