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Volunteer Week: Volunteerism puts you on the team

Patrick Kolafa
The Drumheller Mail

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The Titans provide some great action on the field, however, in a contact sport, a big part of safety for players starts with the equipment.
While he has stepped back a little bit, Larry Mullin has been an integral part of the Titans team. For 17 years he has served as equipment manager.
Mullin started volunteering with the team when his son began playing football in his second year of bantam.
“He stopped playing and I continued on,” chuckles Mullin. “He walked out with a championship ring in his last year. I give him a bad time and tell him he has to come back because I have four championship rings and he only has one.”
The work for the equipment manager starts even before the season, making sure the gear is in good shape and safe before it is distributed and fitted for the players.
He would put equipment together, fit helmets, fix things and make sure they were ready to get on the field. He also kept inventory to make sure everyone was outfitted. He said it was a team effort.
“I learned there are good people out there who will give you a hand,” he said. “I could call George Hopkins (equipment manager for the Calgary Stampeders) anytime I needed.”
Game day he was there to make sure the players had all of their equipment, and that nothing was forgotten. During the game, he was available on the sidelines to take care of any broken equipment and get it functional.
“It’s about keeping the kids safe, that's what it is all about. If you got into it thinking it was about you, you better get out of it, because first and foremost it is for the kids.”
“To see these kids come out a winner is good,” he said.
While it is for the kid, he said the Titans family is a great crew to work with and he feels he is truly part of a team.
When asked what he would tell someone who is considering volunteering, he replied, “Get into it and do it. It comes with great satisfaction. Being around people who are giving lots for life, with the same common goal, is pretty good.”
Come football season, whether he’s volunteering or not he’ll be there cheering for the Titans.


Gordon Taylor Bridge getting two year face lift

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Drumheller residents and visitors may have some delays this summer as work ramps up on the Gordon Taylor Bridge.
On Thursday and Friday of last week, crews were on the bridge doing some preliminary work before undertaking a major renovation expected to commence in May. Some of this work includes installing a protective net to not disturb birds that make their home under the bridge.
Bridge rehabilitation work consists of the widening of the clear bridge width, as well as modifications to existing roadways and connecting paths at the bridge approaches. The driving lanes and shoulders will be widened and the east sidewalk will be eliminated.
The construction is expected to take two years.
Commencing in May until fall of 2024, there will be a single lane with alternating traffic with signalized lights. Through the off-season, there will be two lanes of traffic with a barrier separation. Construction will ramp up again in the spring of 2025 with alternating traffic in a single lane.
Pedestrian crossing over the bridge will be maintained by the contractor and open for the duration of the project.
The work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week. If night work is required, information will be posted on the site prior to work beginning.
When completed there will be two 3.7 metre driving lanes, each with a 1.95 metre shoulder and a single sidewalk with a clear width of 2.5 metres.

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COMING EVENTS

AGM

AGM... Drumheller Society for Recovery Grace House, Annual General Meeting, May 28, 2024 at 6 p.m., Drumheller Community Church 245 3rd St. W. We invite all members of the public to attend and current members to vote in our new board members. Anyone wishing to contribute to this wonderful organization by being a voluntary board member, please ensure that you have an active membership 30 days prior to the AGM. Check out our updated website at https;//grace-house.ca/

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CARD OF THANKS

Thank You... We would like to extend our most sincere ‘Thank You’ to everyone that supported us through the loss of Darren, our beloved husband, dad and father-in-law. All the kind messages, visits, flowers, food, gifts, help with the farm and donations in his name have been very appreciated through this difficult time. Darren is truly missed by all who knew him, and there will forever be a hole in our family without him here. We are so thankful for the compassionate communities we live in.

Thank you,
Tracy, Nicole, Caitlin & Devon

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

AL-ANON... Sunday 2 p.m., 4th Floor Telus Building, Downtown) Drumheller, AB. Contact Samantha 587-228-5303.

THE HAPPY DESTINY Alcoholics Anonymous Group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. “Open Meeting”. Grace Lutheran Church.

AA GROUP... Saturday morning, 10 a.m. - side door to basement, Church of the Nazarene. Contact Art 403-821-1464.

AA MEETING... New Hope Group. Sunday 7 p.m. Midland Community Hall, 2011 - 1 Avenue NW (Midland) Drumheller, AB. Contact Tom 403-334-3446.

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