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Bracelets dedicated to young Drumheller man supporting diabetes research

    A young Drumheller man who died before his time is being remembered through a bracelet reminding others to live life to the fullest.
    Jarrett Bosch passed away in his sleep on August 18, 2010, at the age of 18. The young man was community minded and was involved in scouts and music, and had a knack for computers. He graduated from St. Anthony’s School in 2009.
    He was also a type 1 diabetic and every year he would canvass for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
    Not long after Bosch passed away, his cousin Kelly Perratt and her family began a campaign selling bracelets in his memory and to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
    The bracelets are simple. They are inscribed with Jarrett’s initials and the line ‘Live Life To The Fullest.’ A number of shops in Drumheller including Wal-Mart, Big Country Dental, The Chop Shop, Riverside Value Drug Mart and Badlands Choppers make the bracelets available.
    In about a year the campaign raised $1,000 for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
    Last week Perratt presented the funds to the Canadian Diabetes Association.


32nd Annual Delia Fall Fair held

    The 32nd  Annual Delia Fall Fair was held October 15. There was a large crowd, many from outside the community. This year the Ag Society celebrated the founding of Highland in 1911. The CNR made its first survey of the Village and named it Highland, as it was the highest point on the rail line between Calgary and Saskatoon. In 1913 the name changed to Delia and it was incorporated as a village the next year.
    The Fair day started off with a parade at 11 a.m. This involved antique tractors, machinery and equipment, and vehicles. Horses led the parade with children on colourful decorated bikes. The parade will be expanded next year – so keep that in mind.
    It was great to see all the entries in Horticulture by our farmers, others entries were down in some sections and up in others. The center of the Fair is the Bench Show and the reason the Ag Society receives granting, so we appreciate the time taken to enter the various classes. 
    The kids were busy with a carnival, face painting and the climbing wall. From all reports, they had a good time. 
    There were 20 different venues of commercial and non commercial booths.The Live & Silent Auction was very well supported.
    This year’s winners of the Volunteer of Year are Don and Bev Hall, who have both served their community in many capacities in the present and past years.
    Delia & District Agricultural Society awarded the following Scholarships: Farrell Lake – Teddy Brinkman; Delia Coop – Justine Johnson; Delia General Store – Colby Graham; Millennium - Kari Mason and Chelsea Dotkerchik; Nick’s Western Meats – Nicole Johnson.
    Award presentations were made and the points from the Flower & Garden Show in August went towards the Grand Aggregate.
    Grand Aggregate winner was Marcy Forbes.
Junior Aggregate winner was Michelle Hoover.
    Family Aggregate went to Robert & Holly Stanger Family.
    A Harvest Supper was put on by the Curling Club with entertainment provided by the Popavick Family.
    The Delia Agricultural Society is proud of all the community volunteers – you all  made a very successful fair.

TransCanada supports community facility with $50,000 donation

    The Badlands Community Facility received further support on Thursday, November 3 from TransCanada as they presented a cheque for $50,000 to the new facility. 
    “This donation towards the Badlands Community Facility from TransCanada is a great example of their dedication in partnering to build healthy, safe and vibrant communities,” comments Jeff Hall, fundraising co-chair. “With areas in the facility focusing on athletics, fitness, culture and celebrations for all generations, this is a great fit.”
    In attendance were Badlands Community Facility fundraising committee co-chair Jeff Hall, marketing officer for the community facility Heather Little on behalf of the facility, and Mike McLean and Richard Christensen of TransCanada Pipelines.
    “As employees of TransCanada it gives us great pleasure to present this cheque to the development of your community facility,” said Mike McLean of TransCanada Pipelines. “We strive to be involved in small town projects that are the backbone of our neighborhoods.  It is your sense of community spirit and volunteerism that accomplishes such goals - a proud moment for everyone’s dedication.”
    With more than 60 years experience, TransCanada is a leader in development and operation of North American energy infrastructure. TransCanada’s investments go beyond the communities where they live, work and conduct business. They partner in building healthy, safe and vibrant communities by identifying and forging meaningful partnerships in the non-profit and voluntary sector. TransCanada believes in supporting local associations and organizations which serve as community assets in empowering individuals, building strong communities and creating effective citizens.
    Builders of the facility are working hard to complete the  facility, aiming for a December 30 opening date. The cenotaph has recently been relocated  to its prominent position in front of the facility in time for Remembrance Day.


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