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Slick new Apple iPad could be yours

    You’ve no doubt heard of Apple’s latest evolution of its trendsetting iPod/iPad technology. This month, the slim web-cruising iPad has been released and The Drumheller Mail and inSide Drumheller are offering a contest to readers for a chance to delve into our reports and tweets in fashion.
    One new Apple iPad, a solely touch-controlled computer, will be given to a reader who has completed three simple steps: signed up for our email newsletter at, followed us on social network site Twitter (, and has “liked” our Facebook community page (
    Contestants will then send an email to us at containing the email address registered to our newsletter, their Twitter username, and their name as it appears on Facebook. Contestants will also be asked to provide a phone number so the winner can be contacted.
    Anyone who completes our criteria will be entered into a draw where the winner will be randomly selected.
    The contest opens on Thursday, July 1 and runs until Friday, August 27, when the winner will be contacted and given a new 16 GB wi-fi Apple iPad.
    Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary new product that may change the way people view the internet, get their daily news, and keep in touch with friends anywhere.
    The lightweight yet powerful media tool allows users to do nearly anything on the web with the touch of a button, and just like its little brother iPhone, is a haven for unique and innovative applications.
    To get started, follow us online at, Twitter and Facebook, and watch these feeds for upcoming details on this exciting contest.

Haskaynes throw support behind Rosebud expansion

    Rural roots run deep in Alberta, just ask Dick and Lois Haskayne.
    With a $100,000 commitment to the new Rosebud Theatre expansion project in Rosebud, the noted Calgary philanthropists are thrilled to be investing in the future of a community where they have roots.
    Lois Haskayne (nee Kenney) grew up west of Rosebud in the hamlet of Redland, and has fond memories of church, school, families and community events in Rosebud. A little further south in the Town of Gleichen, Dick Haskayne honed his business basics working in his father’s butcher shop.
    Throughout their lives, the Haskaynes have supported arts and education initiatives.
    “The arts, music, drama, poetry, dance and prose are food for the soul,” said Lois. “Without it, we become a society searching for the meaning of our lives and never finding it. Rosebud School of the Arts provides this food for all who care, support and participate. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful school.”
    Rosebud Centre is a 10,000 square foot dining, shopping and meeting/convention space expansion to the current Mercantile Dining Room. The architectural design of an old-time bank and livery stable is in keeping with the living heritage values of Rosebud. The facility will be an integral part of Rosebud’s renowned dining and theatre experience, the revenues of which help support the education and training of theatre artists from across Canada.
    According to executive director of Rosebud Theatre Bob Davis, the total cost of the project is $5 million, of which just more than $4 million has been raised.
    “We’ve set a goal to raise the remaining $1 million by the end of 2011. This announcement is a big step towards reaching that goal,” said Davis.
    As an impetus for others who share their passion for rural community development, the arts, and education, the Haskayne pledge is designed as a matching gift. For every privately donated dollar donated to the project, the amount will be matched, (or doubled) up to $100,000.
    For more information on how to make a pledge or support Rosebud, contact Davis at 403-677-2350 or at

Red Deer river tubers’ three hour tour takes wrong turn


    The Drumheller Fire Department took two area youths to safety after a rafting excursion on the Red Deer River hit some waves.
     On Sunday, June 13, shortly before 10 p.m. two males, ages 17 and 18, were reported missing. The last sighting was at about 5 p.m when the pair launched near the Morrin Bridge, with plans to tube to the Bleriot Ferry.
    The mother of one of the individuals received a text message indicating they were having difficulty and going to shore.
    No further communication was received, and any attempts to contact the two tubers failed.
    The Drumheller Fire Department was contacted, and launched their rescue boat and began a search of the water and shoreline. The operation was risky because of high water levels, the darkness and high amounts of debris floating in the river.
    The two were located along the river bank at about 2:20 a.m. and were unharmed.


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