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Passion Play to host Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast


The Drumheller Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2009 and features a gourmet breakfast by Double D Catering, wonderful music, and guest speaker Rev. Lloyd Huber.
    This year’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by the Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society. It is modeled after similar events in Edmonton and Ottawa.
    “The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast serves as a quit way to re-affirm our faith in God and an opportunity to participate in fellowship,” says Wilfred Golbeck, President of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society. He adds that the Prayer Breakfast is especially designed for business and community leaders.
    “It allows us an opportunity to reflect, and to connect with others,” says Golbeck.
    Mayor Bryce Nimmo is pleased to lend his support to this initiative.
    “Our country is formed on Christian principles,” says Nimmo. “The Prayer Breakfast gives us an opportunity to reinforce our feeling and share them with others.”
    The breakfast will start at 7:30 am in the Fellowship Hall at the Drumheller Church of the Nazarene. Tickets are $25 per person, or $240 for a reserved table of eight, and can be obtained at the offices of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play, at Town Hall, and at the Brick.
    Further information can be found at

Cyclists should be prepared when hitting trails


A woman who responded to a youngster in a bicycle accident says being prepared with proper equipment in case of an emergency is paramount for young people mountain bike riding.
    Late in the afternoon, on Tuesday, September 15, Angeline Seeley was alerted at her home by a young man crying for help. It was the friend of another boy who had a bike accident. He was unconscious and bleeding from the face. She ran to the scene as she dialed 911. Badlands EMS was on the scene promptly to treat the boy. He was properly wearing a bike helmet at the time of the accident.
    Seeley spent a portion of her life mountain biking with a professional team in Australia before settling in Drumheller, and understands that accidents do happen, and from what she saw in this case it was no fault of the rider. She praised Badlands EMS for their quick response, and the young boy who loudly called for help.
    “I’d like to praise the little boy’s courage for calling out loudly for help… because time is of essence in the event of a head injury,” she said.
    She says all bikers should prepare for the unknown, and have the right tools and equipment at their disposal. One item she feels could have made a difference in this case a full-faced helmet.
    “I figure if he was wearing a full face helmet, he would have had his injuries, but they wouldn’t have been as serious,” she said.
    Seeley praised the young man for properly wearing his helmet, as she has seen numerous riders often leave their helmet unbuckled.
    She has sourced out a number  of local businesses that carry full-faced helmets at a reasonable price, including Canadian Tire, The Sports Room Source for Sports and Badlands Choppers.
    “I used to ride with professional riders in Australia, and when they were doing downhill riding they wore full-faced mountain bike helmet or motocross helmets.”
    “You can get these for less than $100, and to protect these kids faces, it is so worth it,” she said.
    She says two other tools that are important, especially for mountain biking, are a first aid kit and a cell phone. She adds that precision of describing your location if there is an emergency is important to facilitate responders.
    “We had people on scene in about three minutes,” she said.
Seeley has since contacted Riverside Value Drug Mart and they have agreed to put up a Safety and First Aid Display.

Royal Tyrrell Museum celebrates Alberta Arts Days with Palaeopalooza 2009!


From September 18 to 20 join the Royal Tyrrell Museum for a series of activities and events in celebration of Alberta Arts Days. Admission to the Museum is free all three days and there is truly something for everyone!
     Friday, September 18, the Museum is hosting two complimentary webcasts. Have you ever wondered what colour dinosaurs were? Whether or not they had feathers? Which were the biggest, fastest or meanest? This is your chance to find out!
    Starting Monday, August 31 until noon September 17 you are encouraged to submit questions about palaeontology, dinosaurs, and palaeo-art at Then, on September 18, log onto the Museum’s website at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to discover more about Alberta’s prehistoric past.
    On September 19 and 20, in addition to our regular public programs, there are special Palaeopalooza activities.
    Saturday, enjoy palaeo face painting or become a film star on the Museum’s YouTube channel. Sunday, watch a 3D chalk mural by artist Mark Cromwell of the Color Club in Calgary come to life on our plaza or participate in a free art class, with instructors from the Badlands Gallery, in our dinosaur hall.
     It’s fun for the whole family! It’s Palaeopalooza 2009!


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