Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Canada Parade and Co-op Smokie Event - Successes worth noting!

The Acute Care staff decorated and entered the float

Canada Day dawned bright and sunny with enthusiastic spectators lining the parade route in Drumheller.  At 11:00am the entries were judged and then proceeded down the middle of Drumheller with the usual fanfare and noise.  The Drumheller Area Health Foundation again sponsored the Hospital’s entry (this would be for the 3rd year running).  Volunteers put together a fine float featuring ‘Steps to Better Living’,  which was also sponsored by Drumheller Equipment, the donors of the use of their flatbed trailer.

After the parade, The Drumheller Co-op provided a Smokie barbeque fundraiser to help raise funds for the Drumheller Health Centre’s Palliative Care and Recreational Therapy gardens’ upkeep.

The Cat Country Cougar Hunters provide entertainment
For $4, you could get a fresh, hot, Co-op Smokie, bun and trimmings with a soft drink and piece of cake…YUM!

The Cat Country Cougar Hunters played their unique blend of western standards, rock-a-billy and other selections as entertainment to all who came and, yes, the parking lot was packed!  Thanks boys for your support.  The music was great!

The Drumheller Co-op donated all the proceeds from the Smokie sale, and supplied all the needed items to make the barbeque a success.  The proceeds from the fundraiser topped over $2,300 this year. Thanks especially to Gord Van Kannel, the Drumheller Co-op’s General Manager for making this possible again, to Grocery Manager, Chris Irvine, for his unflagging energy and ‘can-do’ attitude, all the staff at the Co-op, and our volunteers for their great assistance.