Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Ger­ald Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

Board mem­bers of the Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion met last Wed­nes­day to deal with the rou­tine busi­ness of the as­so­ci­a­tion and to sched­ule some of the main­te­nance projects which are planned for this sum­mer. Among the jobs dis­cussed were re­pairs and up­grades re­quired at the Cen­ten­nial Park where the camp kitchen and pic­nic ta­bles are show­ing the ef­fects of time and weather in the fifty years since the park was cre­ated in hon­our of Canada’s hun­dredth an­niver­sary. Other items on that “to do” list in­clude re­pairs to some of the play­ground equip­ment and an eval­u­a­tion of the con­di­tion of the out­houses. A date was set for the next com­mu­nity grass cut­ting and that will be next Mon­day evening, June 26, be­gin­ning at about 7:00 pm.

A lively bunch of friends of Shayla San­dum gath­ered at the com­mu­nity hall last Satur­day to wish her well with a party in ad­vance of her July 1 wed­ding to Drew Tol­man. In the af­ter­noon a ball game be­tween the brides­maids and the “old” maids ended in vic­tory for the more ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers and that was fol­lowed with a bar­be­cue sup­per with more fun and so­cial­iz­ing in the evening. Karen McMil­lan sends a re­minder that she and Lynne Petersen are in charge of the com­mu­nity gift list for Shayla and Drew.

Another note from Karen McMil­lan is no­tice that there will be a baby shower in hon­our of the newly ar­rived Ali Marie Doyle, daugh­ter of Travis and Jenny (n. Palle­sen) Doyle, to be held at the McMil­lan home on Sun­day, July 16. The party will be­gin at about 1:00 pm when guests will be able to meet and greet this pre­cious par­cel.

Gun­nar Mortensen has be­gun another sea­son in his role as a tour guide for Danish va­ca­tion­ers who visit our area as part of an agri­cul­tural tour of south­ern Al­berta. A feed lot in the Strath­more area, The Tyrrell Mu­seum in Drumheller and a look at the farms and coun­try­side in the Dalum area keep Gun­nar and the group oc­cu­pied for two days be­fore the visi­tors move on to see more of our prov­ince. Gun­nar ex­pects there may be as many as four of these groups vis­it­ing this sum­mer.

Rita Palle­sen and the mem­bers of the Friend­ship Club would be happy to re­ceive any Co-Op till tapes and other trans­ac­tion re­ceipts which you may have to of­fer be­fore the end of June. There will be another col­lec­tion at the end of the year and Rita com­ments that this pro­gram which the Drumheller Co-Op spon­sors is a great help to pro­vid­ing fund­ing for the char­i­ta­ble work which the ladies do.

There are seem­ingly end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties to win homes, cars and other prizes spon­sored by large or­ga­ni­za­tions like hos­pi­tal foun­da­tions in the larger cities but smaller cen­ters can com­pete for those dol­lars with unique ideas and re­cently I have heard of two very in­ter­est­ing fundrais­ers. The Delia Sports As­so­ci­a­tion of­fered 475 tick­ets at $20.00 each for a chance to win four Blue Jays game tick­ets, re­turn flights for four to Toronto and ac­com­mo­da­tions at the Mar­riot Ho­tel in Rogers Cen­tre; the tick­ets sold out quickly. Another in­ter­est­ing raf­fle idea is the Big Ball Bounce which is be­ing pro­moted by the Drumheller Ro­tary Club and which of­fers a $5000.00 prize to the per­son whose name ap­pears on one of as many as 2000 balls which will be rolled down Cen­ter Street be­tween River­side Phar­macy and Sub­lime Restau­rant on Satur­day, Au­gust 5. Tick­ets for this fundraiser sell for $10.00 and are avail­able from Ro­tary mem­bers; sounds like a fun way to draw a win­ner!

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 403-8232036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech. ca.

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