CHAMBER CONNECTIONS

July 2018
Your monthly update from your local Chamber of Commerce!
23rd Annual Jurassic Classic
Chamber Golf Tournament

Time to dust off that grass skirt!

J oin us for the 23rd annual Jurassic Classic Chamber Golf Tournament. 18 holes of golf at the amazing Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club on Friday, August 17. Tournament Theme: LUAU ON THE LINKS

·     8:30-10:00am- Check in and breakfast
·     10:00am- Shotgun start

All of our sponsorship opportunities are filled EXCLUDING Hole Sponsors- and only 50% of those remain so act fast if you want to sponsor this great event! We are also seeking door prizes and silent auction items.

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast lunch and dinner, registration gift, prizes, games, and a chance to mix and mingle with great company!
Download the registration form here .
Proceeds from the tournament support our Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program. 
Canada Day Parade Recap
We had approximately 76 entries in this year's Canada Day parade.
Ribbons went to :
Antiques : 1st- Drumheller Seniors Foundation. 2nd-Neighbors Corner Pub. 3rd- Ken Hiebert.
Equestrian: 1st- Whispering Spirit Performance Horses. 2nd- Nate Horner, UCP Nomination Contestant. 3rd- NTE Farms.
Community: 1st- Royal Tyrrell Museum. 2nd- Town of Drumheller. 3rd- T.O.P.S (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)
Youth: 1st- Greentree School. 2nd- Drumheller Sea Cadets. 3rd- Drumheller Community Football Association.
Sports: 1st- Drumheller Girls Softball. 2nd- Dynos Legacy Cheer Team. 3rd- A.M.R Dance.
Commercial : 1st- Canalta Hotels. 2nd- The Faux Den. 3rd- Fountain Tire.

A huge thank you to our parade volunteers: David Carter, Darryl Reid and Jennifer Bell, (safety patrol) and parade judges Addison Reece, Cindy Clark, Tony Stone, Bernie Germain, Vanessa Page, Kerry Wunder, Lychelle Horner and Carrie Pattillo. We also thank the Town of Drumheller Public Works staff for all their help, and the Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club for lending us golf carts.
Upcoming Chamber Events:

Aug 6: Heritage Day (DDCC Closed)
  • Kool Kutz partnered with The Healing Waye to raise $2895.95 for Big Country Victims Services! Read more
  • The Old Grouch's held their 11th annual 24 Hour Jam on June 2, which raises money for STARS Air Ambulance. Read more
  • Drumheller Chrysler celebrated 20 years in business with great deals and a BBQ fundraiser June 28, with proceeds supporting the Drumheller Humane Society.
  • Congrats to Martina Morrison, who is celebrating 25 years with Riverside Value Drug Mart!

Is your organization doing something great to help the community, or celebrating a milestone? Let us know!
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Growing Kneehill- Country Market & Long Table Dinner 2018

On August 18 the Kneehill County Agriculture Service Board will be hosting a Country Market & Long Table Dinner event at Horseshoe Canyon which receives nearly 2,000 visitors on the day. This event will tie into Alberta Open Farm Days and the new Alberta Local Food Week.
 
Starting with the Country Market running from 2-6pm, businesses such as yourself are invited to showcase and promote locally made and grown products, services and tourism products. You'll get to network and connect with other current and upcoming local food producers, retail marketers, tourism operators and potential market clientele.

Capping the event will be the long table dinner, prepared by top chefs collaborating with and utilizing products from vendors of the Country Market and other local ingredients. View the vendor registration form here; purchase tickets to the Long Table Dinner here .
Funding is available to improve accessibility and safety in your workplace  

Your business or organization could receive a grant of up to $100,000 through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) program to improve accessibility and safety in your workplace for current or future employees with disabilities. The deadline to apply is July 26, 2018. Read more
Management Skills for Supervisors Coming to Drumheller
Campus Alberta Central is sponsoring a "Management Skills for Supervisors" course, presented by Red Deer College right here in Drumheller. The course takes place over 4 Fridays this fall (Oct.12,19, 26, and Nov.2) and is eligible for the Canada Alberta Job Grant. Download the flyer
Free Webinars from HR in a Box
HR in a Box has some fantastic webinars that they are rebroadcasting over the summer. Topics vary from Employee Engagement and Succession Planning to Cannabis in the Workplace.

The rebroadcasts occur at 11:00am on Wednesdays; learn more and sign up here !
Latest Trends in Small Business Marketing Webinar
Are you confused about the latest trends in small business marketing and how you can adapt them in your business? Then this is the webinar for you! July 6, 10:00am. Register or find out more here .
Let's Talk Horseshoe Canyon 
Kneehill County is in the process of preparing a Master Plan for Horseshoe Canyon. The master plan will provide the long-term management and development direction for the site. The plan will work to improve the visitor experience available on site while ensuring that the site’s unique ecological and historic resources are protected for generations to come.
Please participate in the online survey and online mapping to provide your ideas on the future of Horseshoe Canyon. Survey closes July 24, 2018.
Little Church Update
Sometime between the afternoon of June 18 and the afternoon of June 20, a window was smashed at the Little Church. As of June 27 the window has been replaced. The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce owns and manages the Little Church; if you notice any issues or concerns with it at any time please report them to the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce at 403-823-8100 or stop in at the World's Largest Dinosaur.

Cannabis Legalization in Alberta
Cannabis will be legal across Canada on October 17, 2018. Find out what it means for Albertans.
*Stay tuned for details on an upcoming Cannabis in the Workplace info session we are planning this fall.
Get to Know our Board of Directors
Name: Joanne Hodgson
Current Occupation: Owner/Manager of Fountain Tire
On the Board since: Spring 2018
I joined the Board to : Become more active in my community.

Hometown:  Drumheller
Childhood nickname : Jo
Favorite dessert: All of them
Favorite sports team: Drumheller Dragons
Favorite Chamber event: The Canada Day Parade

F ind all of our Board members here !
Salute a Vet
The Drumheller Legion and Drumheller Genealogy Club are selling banners in Remembrance of Vets, which will be placed on light standards downtown Oct. 1 til just after Remembrance Day. If you wish to purchase a banner in remembrance, applications and further details can be found by contacting the Drumheller Legion at 823-5611 or stop by 295 Centre Street.
The banners will be stored by the Drumheller Legion, and will be installed and taken down each year by Town of Drumheller employees.
Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards
The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members.
Six awards are presented annually on or around International Volunteer Day, December 5. Two awards are given in each of the following 3 categories: Youth, Adult, Senior.
Membership Benefit of the Month:
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