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Joey’s Only coming to Drumheller

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    There’s something fishy going on at the former Sammy’s Restaurant.
    Gourmands in the valley may be pleasantly surprised to learn that Drumheller will now have a seafood option on their list when going out.
    inSide Drumheller has learned that Joey’s Only is expanding to the valley and will be located where Sammy’s Restaurant currently sits. Renovations to the restaurant have already begun and they hope to open at the end of the month.
    “We wanted to bring some new franchise to Drumheller,” said Kulwant Nijjar, who also operates Subway. “The burger shops are here and the pizza is here, we saw there was no seafood place. We talked to Joey’s about a franchise and they saw the site and were very interested.”
    Joey’s Only, headquartered in Calgary, has been around for 25 years and is now Canada’s largest seafood restaurant chain. It has more than 100 franchises in North America. The restaurant offers a full menu of seafood. In 1999, it introduced Tennessee Jack’s, featuring rotisserie chicken and ribs on the menu.
    Nijjar is excited for the new restaurant and has already begun training. He also adds fans of Sammy’s will not be disappointed as they have made arrangements to continue to offer the valley’s famous Sammy’s Burger on the menu.
 

Fleury pleases golfers at Dragons tournament

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    “I understand the ‘Old Man’ was here last year,” laughs Theo Fleury, referring to Lanny McDonald’s appearance last year at the Drumheller Dragons annual golf tournament.

    Fleury was this year’s guest at the event on Thursday, June 3, a major fundraiser for the Drumheller Dragons. He was among a sold out crowd of 144 golfers on the course to have fun and support the team.
    A jovial Fleury was camped out at the fifth hole of Dinosaur Trail Golf Club, signing copies of his book Playing With Fire and visiting with golfers as they made their rounds. Never one to shy away, dozens of souvenirs were made at the tee box. While rain continued throughout the day, it could not dampen the enthusiasm of Fleury and golfers alike.
    Fleury explains he has known the Christianson family for years after meeting at a Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp, and has kept in touch. It is also a natural for him to support hockey in all its forms.
    “I know what it takes to run junior hockey teams these days, it is not cheap and obviously this tournament helps that,” said Fleury.
    Fleury may be the most famous Calgary Flame in the franchise’s history, playing in 11 seasons. He made a brief return and played exhibition games with the Calgary Flames in September of 2009 before he officially retired. He then released his book Playing With Fire, which has sold tremendously. He tells inSide Drumheller he has signed about 50,000 copies of the book since its release.
    League governor of the Drumheller Dragons Blair Christianson is appreciative of Fleury’s support.
    “We have a relationship with him, and he always is one to lend a hand to these kind of events, and we appreciate it,” said Christianson.

Drumheller named one of 10 best communities for business in Alberta


    Drumheller has been named one of the top 10 communities to do business in Alberta.
    The honour was bestowed by Alberta Venture Magazine and was announced June 1. Drumheller also made the list of most affordable communities in Alberta.
    “In making selections for Alberta Venture’s 2010 Best Communities for Business, we found an increased focus on factors beyond taxes, regulations and land availability. There is growing recognition that social factors, such as proximity to post-secondary institutions, recreational opportunities and lifestyle amenities are important too. The promise of a good job, lower taxes and a business-friendly municipality needs to strike a balance with where people want to invest their lives and families. Businesses need assurance that a community provides a stable climate for their investments,” said the magazine’s web site.
    The selection of Drumheller was made from 30 communities that responded to Alberta Venture’s 2010 Best Communities for Business survey.

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