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Preparations being made for 2011 Relay For Life Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller
and now at the Drumheller Stampede and Ag Society Already the rumblings in the Drumheller Relay For have begun for an event Life. that makes cancer quake. This annual event is enHundreds of participants tering its ﬁfth year and to have stomped the familiar date it has topped the miloval track, ﬁrst at DCHS lion-dollar mark for can-
cer research and services. The organizing committee is hoping to ride the momentum of its success and continue to support those ﬁghting their battle with cancer. “We’d love to make another million,” said Shari Christensen, member the committee This coming year’s event is slated for June 10, 2011 at the stampede grounds, and already the committee is starting the groundwork for the event. They will be holding an organizational meeting on Monday, October 18 in Conference Room 4/5 at the Drumheller Health Centre. “It’s a planning session and volunteers are always welcome if they want to join the committee,” said Christensen.
An organizational meeting for the 2011 Relay For Life is taking place at the Drumheller Health Centre on Monday, October 18. Those interested volunteering to help plan the event on June 10, 2010 are invited to come. For more information contact Shari Christensen at 403-823-6739. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa
She hopes this year they will see a return of participating teams as well as new teams to bolster the numbers. “It would be awesome to get our team numbers up
again,” said Christensen. For more information on how to get involved as a volunteer in the 2011 Relay For Life, contact Christensen at 403-823-6739.
Canadian Badlands Ltd. among Canada’s Top Tourism Innovators submitted | inSide Drumheller
Sisterly carrot love Stefanie Nielsen, 5, holds the “Love Your Sister” carrot she and her sisters Sonya,7, (right) and Alia, 9 dug up in their Morrin garden. One quite normal orange carrot had seemingly bonded with a peculiar, off-white carrot of almost another variety altogether, showing that even carrots know to love your neighbour. inSide photo by Kyle Smylie
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The National Awards for Tourism Excellence has named Canadian Badlands Ltd. (CBL) a ﬁnalist in the Deloitte and Touche Innovator of the Year Award. The award recognizes Canadian tourism organizations and businesses that have had a positive impact on the tourism industry through enhancement of tourism products and services, commitment to visitor satisfaction, and commitment to long-term growth of the tourism industry locally, provincially and nationally. The National Awards for Tourism Excellence, presented by the Toronto Star, will be awarded at a gala dinner in Gatineau, Quebec, on Nov. 2, 2010, as part of the Tourism Summit, the annual national tourism policy conference of the Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). “We are very proud of this outstanding list of ﬁnalists for this year’s awards,” said TIAC President and CEO David Goldstein. “This impressive collection of tourism businesses – and the people who make them thrive – demonstrates the wealth of ingenuity, enthusiasm and perseverance in our sector. There are great tourism success stories all across our country, and we are very pleased to recognize the organizations and individuals who help make Canada a world-class destination.” Incorporated in 2006, CBL is a not-forproﬁt corporation, providing a new and innovative approach to creating an integrated, destination-based tourism industry in Southeast Alberta. The vision is to create the Canadian Badlands as an iconic tourism destination. “It is a tribute to the ‘forward thinking’
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rural communities in Southeast Alberta that we have been chosen as ﬁnalist for the Innovator of the Year Award by the national tourism industry association,” said Doug Jones, CBL President and Chairman of the Board. “Our shareholder municipalities understand that working together makes anything possible. CBL, which is owned by 62 municipalities, has and will continue to provide tourism resources and service excellence to its shareholders, to deliver a superior product to our visitors and build the next iconic destination for the Province of Alberta.” The award nomination recognizes the innovative approach of CBL in providing tourism development resources and services in a 90,000 square kilometre area in Southeast Alberta. CBL provides services such as tourism master planning, major attractions development plans, asset assessment, professional development, grant writing assistance, clustering and business consortia assistance that nurtures over 150 tourism operators, and development of local events for small rural communities. “The entrepreneurial environment in Alberta has allowed our tourism initiative to grow and make a diﬀerence in a very short period of time,” said CBL Chief Executive Oﬃcer, Cindy Amos. CBL acknowledges its municipal shareholders and Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation that support operations, and funding partners that support CBL’s work through various programs of Western Economic Diversiﬁcation Canada, Rural Alberta’s Development Fund, and Alberta Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Visit
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Published on Oct 2, 2010