4 things you should know this week

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Patrick Ko­lafa


Fe­bru­ary 15, 1872, Bri­tish Columbia’s leg­is­la­ture meets for the first time as a prov­ince of Canada


Fe­bru­ary 15, 1965, Canada’ new red and white Maple Leaf flag is in­au­gu­rated in a cer­e­mony on Par­lia­ment Hill.


Trudeau’s visit to Washington has the me­dia buzzing about the im­por­tance of a firm hand­shake.


Fam­ily Day is Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 20

Fam­ily Day is a great time to dis­con­nect to con­nect, and Drumheller has a bounty of events to help fam­i­lies re­con­nect.

Fam­ily Day is this Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 20. Drumheller is once again par­tic­i­pat­ing in Fam­ily Day Un­plugged. This has a goal of pro­mot­ing fam­ily time to­gether by dis­con­nect­ing from elec­tron­ics. A twist this year is that Drumheller Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Sup­port Ser­vices (FCSS), Coro­na­tion and Dis­trict FCSS and FCSS La­mont County are com­pet­ing to see which com­mu­nity can log the most un­plugged hours.

What is even bet­ter is there are nu­mer­ous ways that fam­i­lies can spend qual­ity time to­gether in the val­ley on Mon­day. The Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum is once again of­fer­ing spe­cial pro­gram­ming all week­end, with free ad­mis­sion on Fam­ily Day. There are a num­ber of free ac­tiv­i­ties once you are there, in­clud­ing sto­ry­time and crafts. There are also free video pre­sen­ta­tions run­ning through­out the day in the au­di­to­rium .

There are plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties in town to keep the fam­ily con­nected. The Drumheller Memo­rial Arena has free skat­ing from noon to 3 p.m. The Drumheller Aquaplex is also of­fer­ing a Toonie swim from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bad­lands Com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity will also be a hive of free ac­tiv­i­ties. The field­house will have in­flat­a­bles, crafts and board games to keep ev­ery­one busy..

To par­tic­i­pate in Fam­ily Day un­plugged and to log your plugged hours, sim­ply fill out a short sur­vey at http://bit.ly/Fam­i­lyDaySur­vey17, or at the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity. By fill­ing out the sur­vey, you are el­i­gi­ble to win some great swag and prizes in­clud­ing a $300 gift card. En­tries must be sub­mit­ted by Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22.

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