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Fill the Kettle Day at Walmart tops up Salvation Army Campaign

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The community continues to show support for The Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign leading up to Christmas. Saturday, December 16, was Walmart Canada’s annual Fill the Kettle Day, where the company will match donations put into the the Kettles at their store up to $100,000. A few community groups seized the opportunity to maximize their donation. The Rotary Club of Drumheller donated $2,500 to the Kettle. The Kinsmen Club of Drumheller also showed its support and donated $1,000. The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) hosted its annual Bring and Buy and was able to donate $6,000 to the Kettles. At the donations are (l-r) Major Robert Burrell of The Salvation Army, Linda Fisher of the Rotary Club, Amanda Courtenay of The Salvation Army, Kinsmen President Keith Hodgson, organizer of the CWL Bring and Buy Debbie Grande, CWL President Sharon Doyle, Rotary president Bev Krabsen, Gary Krabsen of the Rotary Club and Major Laura Burrell of The Salvation Army. Major Robert Burrell tells the Mail this is another example of the “generosity of this community”. The match day raised $11,812. 70.


Goudreau signs to Lindenwood University

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The Dragons announced that 2006-born forward Jacob Goudreau has committed to play division one hockey at Lindenwood University.
Goudreau, who is a native of St. Albert, Alberta is currently in his second season with the Dragons and has posted 12 goals and 19 points in 33 games played. Jacob was awarded the Dragons “Hardest Working Player” Award last season and is known for his great work ethic and physical style of play.
He is trusted in all situations as he plays on both the Dragons top penalty killing unit and powerplay unit. As a young player, he plays an important leadership role in the locker room and is very well liked by his teammates. Goudreau will join Dragons teammate Adam Raesler at Lindenwood in the future, as the two Dragons have both announced their commitment there within the past few weeks.
You can watch the newly committed Jacob Goudreau this Thursday at the Memorial Arena as the Dragons take on the Canmore Eagles at the Draogns Alumni Game, wrapping up the 2023 calendar year.

31st Annual Rotary Senior’s Christmas Dinner held

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Another successful Senior’s Christmas Dinner was held on Thursday, December 14th. This was the first year this unique event took place at the BCF, whereas in previous years, it was held at Drumheller Valley Secondary School (DVSS). Once they walked through the door, the students from DVSS and St. Anthony’s School were there to cater to the 350 seniors who attended. Arm in arm, they escorted the guests to their tables, checking their coats and serving them refreshments and food. The school band played seasonal music, creating a warm Christmas-like welcome. Placemats and hand-made decorations were crafted by Greentree School students.
Drumheller Town Councillor Tom Zariski, MC’d the event and Mayor Heather Colberg gave a speech about why the event is so important to her. “This is one of the most amazing events,” she stated, “I’m going into my seventh year as mayor and I always look forward to this because there are just so many wonderful people that I get to visit with and see. You have to enjoy the special moments and have fun. The most important thing in life is to enjoy what we do, enjoy family, and enjoy being around friends.”
Mayor Colberg then acknowledged Zariski and his efforts to make this year’s dinner the great success it was,which generated a huge round of applause.


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