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Valley place to be for Canada Day

Dudley    Plans are underway for another big Canada Day in Drumheller. The schedule has been set, with lots of food, fun and music celebrating this great country we live in. “We are lucky to be living in a country that provides so many opportunities to its' people. We are able to explore so many different cultures right in our own country,” said Ray Telford the economic development officer for the town of Drumheller. The theme for this year is “Cool to be Canadian,” and begins with the Kinsmen pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Riverside Value Drug Market. Then comes the parade through downtown from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The floats will be formed up across from St. Anthony’s at 9 a.m. to be judged. Those with candy to give at the parade are asked not to throw it, as a safety measure. The annual Canadian Tire Cruise in Car Show will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a smokie on a bun barbecue, at Drumheller Co-op, put on by Greentree Mall merchants, in conjunction with Drumheller Palliative Care, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Farmer’s Market will be open at the Drumheller Memorial Arena and the Aquaplex will be having a toonie public swim from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Bixby comes home for July 1 celebration

Jaydee Bixby
   Jaydee Bixby has been singing about quality small town girls lately, and will be heading back to his hometown for Canada Day. He will be coming to Drumheller to play some shows and pre-release his new album, “Cowboys and Cadillacs.” Drumheller will be the first town to get a chance to purchase his album which will not be officially released until July 8. “He is so pumped to be coming back to Drumheller, and we were so excited to find out that HRM Records is going to pre-release his record first to Drumheller!” said Jaydee’s mom Shelley Bixby. Bixby and his new band, will be playing their first show on Monday, June 30, at Red’s Place starting at 10 p.m. At 5 p.m. there will be a three dollar burger patio barbecue with all proceeds going to the Morgan Jayne Project. Bixby will also be playing on Canada Day and will have his parents opening both nights.

Food Bank struggles under heavy demand

Food Bank struggles Agency sees rise in need for hampers
 Demand by local families in need has depleted The Salvation Army Food Bank to the point they are having trouble keeping up. For the first time in many years, shelves at the institution that has helped hundreds of families over the years, are getting bare. Captain Bram Pearce says it is not due to lack of donations, but the increased demand in 2008 has dwindled supplies. Yola Dyck has worked at the food bank for 13 years and says never has she seen such demand. They estimate the number of clients has gone up by 25 per cent since January. “There are more clients than ever before,” said Dyck. Dave Graham of The Salvation Army says there are a number of reasons for demand. People have seen reduced hours at their job, which has made it more difficult for families to make ends meet,


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