September 2018
Your monthly update from your local Chamber of Commerce!
Cannabis in the Workplace Lunch & Learn
The legalization of cannabis this October is a hot topic, and we want to help our local business and organizations understand how legalization may affect their workplace.
We are pleased to be bringing Adam Czarnecki of Talent Tactics Consulting to Drumheller on Thursday, September 20 to present a Lunch & Learn on "The Cannabis Quagmire- Workplace Readiness".

Location: Canalta Jurassic Inn.

Presentation begins at 11:30 sharp and runs until 1:00pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in and get your lunch. Pre-registration is required; deadline to register is September 14.

Upcoming Chamber Events:

Sep.5: Business Advocacy Committee Meeting
Sep.20: Cannabis in the Workplace Lunch & Learn
Oct.5: Ultimate Pieing Championship 2 (DinoArts Fundraiser)
Upcoming Member Events:

Sep.7-Oct.20: The Diaries of Adam & Eve at Rosebud Theatre
Sep. 8 & 9 : Stock Car Racing @ Dinosaur Downs Speedway
Sep.9: Kayak & Yoga
Management Skills for Supervisors Coming to Drumheller
Could you or your employees benefit from some management skills training?
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 or contact Campus Alberta Central at 823-8300.
  • Hi-Way 9 helped the Salvation Army collect food bank donations at the annual Stuff the Bus event.
  • Western Financial collected donations for school supplies and held a Breakfast Program BBQ Fundraiser on August 30.

Is your organization doing something great to help the community, or celebrating a milestone? Let us know!
Message from the Executive Director

As I sit down to write this article, there is a damp chill in the air. It feels like fall already, but it isn’t even September yet. While I long for those warm summer days to return, we are already preparing for fall here at the Chamber.

I have a few Chamber meetings and events to remind you about as you begin to fill your fall calendar. Our Business Advocacy Committee meetings will resume once again. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room. All members are welcome to join us for discussions about issues impacting the business community. Tradeshow Committee meetings will also resume in September. They are the first Thursday of the month also at 12:00pm in the Chamber Board Room. We have some exciting changes planned for the 2019 Spring Expo and if you would like to be involved in the planning of this event through our committee, please let Marley know.

Our Lunch N’ Learn sessions will continue throughout the fall. On September 20 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Canalta Cretaceous Conference Centre, we will have a presentation on cannabis in the workplace, so employers can be informed about cannabis legalization once it comes into effect on October 17. Our October 16 Lunch N’ Learn .... read more
23rd Annual Jurassic Classic Chamber Golf Tournament

Thanks to everyone that supported and came out for a great day of golf!
1st Place: John Shoff, Landon Bosch, Brad Peake & Nathan Fleming.
2nd Place: Terry Blocksom, Terry Duchcherer, Nestor Shapka & Dave Warwick,
3rd Place: Tyler Sharpe, Pete Beaudet, Ryan Pennock & Jeff Maunula. Check out all the photos here .

Chris and Lynn Nelson purchased the unit earlier this year and have enjoyed serving up donuts, ice cream and lemonade at the Rotary Spray Park this summer.

Want them at your event? Call 403-321-0856 or email They are looking for events to be a part of.
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ATB BoostR Tourism Stage live pitch event returning to Banff
Calling all tourism entrepreneurs! Here’s your chance to pitch your idea in front of a crowd of industry experts and potential customers – and even win some money.
ATB BoostR is a virtual, rewards-based crowdfunding platform where aspiring Alberta entrepreneurs can pitch ideas, gain valuable feedback and raise money in exchange for a reward, like a product, service or unique experience. ATB advisors work with each entrepreneur to develop their campaign, and provide professional coaching.  Read more
*Deadline to apply is September 17.
Celebrate Alberta Culture Days in the Valley
Once again the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Town of Drumheller's Heritage, Arts & Culture Committee, the Badlands Gallery and various other local artists and groups to organize free, family-friendly events in celebration of Alberta Culture Days. 
This year we are organizing two days of activities to increase the impact and spread the activities to other locations.

Friday September 28 will see activities at the East Coulee School Museum, and Saturday we have many great activities planned in Drumheller.
Membership Satisfaction Survey- You Could Win a Free 2019 Membership!

The DDCC will be undergoing our annual Strategic Planning Session this fall, and we are seeking input from Chamber members to assist us in evaluating our plans and efforts. The survey is intended for owners and managers. As a thank you for taking the time to provide input we'll be selecting one survey participant at random to receive their 2019 Chamber membership for free! Click here to complete the survey, or if you'd like to write on a printed copy of it please let us know and we can send you one. Survey closes on October 5, 2018.
Travel Drumheller Request For Proposals

Travel Drumheller is a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) dedicated to developing marketing campaigns designed to tell the stories of the Drumheller Valley to encourage year-round tourism. They are seeking proposals for the 2019 Exploration Guide , the deadline to submit is Friday September 7. Read more .

The World’s Largest Dinosaur (WLD) celebrated a monumental milestone on Monday, August 27, 2018. Eran Rosenthal of Israel was the 2,000,000th person to make the trek up 106 stairs to the mouth of the dinosaur.
Rosenthal received a gift package valued at over $850. The package included World’s Largest Dinosaur merchandise including handmade custom WLD walking sticks, family passes to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Atlas Coal Mine, and East Coulee School Museum, and 2 nights’ accommodation at the Drumheller Ramada Inn & Suites. Read more.
Community Development Tour in the Canadian Badlands with Roger Brooks

Roger will be in the Badlands for a four day tour, September 18 to 21. Each full day session will have a different topic and there will be plenty of time for Q&A. Sign up for one day or for ALL FOUR! Lunch will be provided. Read more .
Dates and Locations: Sept. 18- Coaldale. Sept.19- Brooks. Sept. 20- Consort. Sept.21- Wheatland County (Strathmore).
Applications Open for the World's Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund
Earlier this year, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce implemented changes to the guidelines and application process for the World’s Largest Dinosaur (WLD) Legacy Fund. Each quarter a maximum of two (2) capital projects will be funded up to $2,500 each.

Applications are now being accepted for the third quarter, ending September 30. Read more
Mental Health At Work Makes Good Business Sense
~Canadian Chamber of Commerce~

With more than 500,000 Canadians missing work each week due to a mental health problem or illness, and costing the economy more than $51 billion per year, no workplace is immune from these risks, and we cannot afford to limit our definition of occupational health and safety to only the physical.

Business plays a key role in fostering a positive work environment that emphasizes the importance of work-life balance. Click here for more information on how your business can create a mentally healthy workplace. Click here to view the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. 
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.
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