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Demo Derby returns this weekend

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    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

 

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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.

A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause comes out for MS

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On Thursday, August 27 the Drumheller A&W held its final Cruisin’ the Dub event with Cruisin’ for a Cause. A dollar from every Teen Burger sold all day Thursday went to MS. They also held an in store raffle. The staff at Drumheller A&W serve up a Teen Burger meal to MS Society of Canada Drumheller Chapter president Deb Wynia, left. In Drumheller, the event raised $1,154.


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