Com­mu­nity falls short in well fought Rider Friendly Con­test

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

De­spite a valiant ef­fort from the com­mu­nity, Drumheller fell short by a few votes, as Port Al­berni be­comes a fi­nal­ist for the Most Rider Friendly Com­mu­nity, pro­po­nents say the com­mu­nity should take pride in its ef­forts.

Any­one on so­cial me­dia in Drumheller from March 16-30 was bom­barded by mes­sages to vote daily for Drumheller. Some came as sim­ple mes­sages, while oth­ers were cre­ative memes de­signed to get the vote out. De­spite this, Drumheller fell short by a few votes, mean­ing Port Al­berni moves to the next round of the con­test. Linda Buchamer of Top Rocker in Rosedale worked hard on the cam­paign and said Drumheller should be proud of its ef­fort. “What a fan­tas­tic show­ing from our town,” she said via Face­book. “It has been great to see such ex­cite­ment and town pride! Ev­ery­one should give them­selves a pat on the back for a job well done.”

Vot­ing in the next round to crown Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Com­mu­nity be­gan on April 13 and Port Al­berni is up against Cape Bre­ton Nova Sco­tia.

Mayor Terry Ye­men, on be­half of coun­cil and the com­mu­nity, sent a let­ter to Port Al­berni Mayor Mike Rut­tan of­fer­ing a mes­sage of sports­man­ship.

“The Town of Drumheller Coun­cil and res­i­dents wish to con­grat­u­late your com­mu­nity on win­ning the Rider Friendly Com­mu­nity and pro­ceed­ing onto the fi­nals,” reads the let­ter. “As ev­i­denced by the vol­ume and pas­sion of the vot­ing, we were in­deed in a well-fought bat­tle to win this hon­our.”

Drumheller fell short in a hard fought con­test to be­come a fi­nal­ist in Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Com­mu­nity con­test.

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