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Rosebud hosts 4th Annual 15 Minutes of FAME Arts Festival


Rosebud, a picturesque hamlet about an hour’s drive northeast of Calgary is well known for its theatre and many other types of art.
    For one day in September, many members of the hamlet are busy in preparing to showcase many of the emerging artists from Rosebud and area.
     On Sunday, September 6 be ready to witness these artists and their many talents at the fourth annual 15 Minutes of FAME arts festival from 2 p.m. to dark outside the Rosebud Community Hall.
     “15 Minutes of FAME is about professionals and amateurs sharing the same stage,” says producer, Carmen Paterson. It’s a place where you can indulge in your artistic senses as an artist and an audience member. I’m so excited to be part of it again this year. Every year it gets bigger and better and a little something new is added. This year we’ve tried to cover more types of art and have added a visual arts section. I’m really looking forward to the response this area receives.”
    15 Minutes of FAME began in 2006 when Carmen Paterson and Giovanni Mocibob, merged parties they were planning which allowed them to perform. Soon others showed interest in performing as well and soon 15 Minutes of FAME emerged.
    Now in its fourth year, the festival continues to grow. This year, along with the stage
performances, visual arts have been introduced into the mix.Featured artists include;          Jason Bertsch & Cold Shot,  a new blues band to the valley featuring Jason Bertsch; Fools Tongue, a neo jazz sound with an attitude and Stoning Mary, a memorable band with a new sound drawing from a wide range of musical influences.
    Artists featured at 15 Minutes of FAME are from Rosebud and area, but also include artists from Calgary, Edmonton and British Columbia.
     15 Minutes of FAME is a one-day event starting at 2 p.m., and admission is by donation. The festival is planned to be just outside the Rosebud Community Hall, so be prepared for the weather. In the case of rain, the festival will continue and be moved inside the hall. There will be food available onsite.

Demo Derby returns this weekend


    The show will go on as the Drumheller Demolition Derby has selected this Saturday to make up the event.
    This year’s Demolition Derby was cancelled on August 15, the day it was supposed to begin because of a deluge of rain that made the track too muddy to battle. Organizers have decided this Saturday the 26th annual derby will be back on track for a one-day event. Already the word is spreading, and organizers say they expect about 40 entries to the event.
    “We can’t miss a year. We have local support with drivers that have put in a lot of effort, and we have a lot of support from local businesses which sponsored these cars to run, so it is only fair to them to make an attempt,” said Larry Duxbury of the Drumheller Stampede and Ag Society. “You can’t beat Mother Nature, but the forecast is supposed to be good.”
    He said the organizing of a make up date was as simple as picking a date. All the groundwork has already been completed.
    “Kerry Mclellan pretty much had everything set up. He went through the work to get it organized. Everything is already paid for, so it doesn’t make any sense to not make it happen,” said Duxbury.
    He says along with the dedicated local derby driver’s paddock, there is confirmation from drivers from out of town. The only other competing event on the weekend is in Slave Lake, so the bulk of the draw will come from southern Alberta. Duxbury expects he will have the traditional V8 demo cars as well as a mini (four cylinders) demo, a powder puff event and a truck demo.
    Gates open at 9 a.m. for participants, and the event starts at 2 p.m.
    For tech questions, contact Devon Groenveld at 403-321-0180, or for more information contact Duxbury at 403-820-0675.

Town of Drumheller hires bylaw enforcement supervisor



The Town of Drumheller is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Darcy Nundahl, as the Supervisor of Bylaw Enforcement.
    Mr. Nundahl joins the Town of Drumheller following 18 years of experience with provincial and municipal government organizations including the Edmonton Police Service, City of Leduc and Kneehill County.
    Mr. Nundahl brings to the Town an impressive skill set focused on the enforcement of community standards ranging from all municipal bylaws in addition to capabilities for enforcement of motor vehicle traffic including commercial vehicle weights and dimensions. His background also includes an impressive educational background as a graduate of Grant MacEwan College’s Law Enforcement Diploma program as well as a having a Certificate in Police Leadership.
    Mr. Nundahl is a proud husband and father of 4 and a resident of the Town of Drumheller who is looking forward to the new challenges of his new assignment.
    The Town of Drumheller takes an active and informative approach to bylaw enforcement by ensuring that our citizens have a high level of awareness of community expectations.
    This approach ensures greater adherence to the community standards that make
Drumheller an attractive community for all residents.
    The Mayor, Council and Administration of the Town of Drumheller wish to congratulate Mr. Nundahl as he moves into his new role.


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