At a general meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, The Drumheller Chamber of Commerce distributed money to local organizations from its World's Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund.
Brock Harrington, Chamber President, presented three cheques to local organizations. The Pioneer Trail was unable to attend the event and received their cheque the following day.
Heather Bitz is the Executive Director of the Chamber.
"The Canadian Badlands Aquatic Club received $3,000 for starting blocks at the Aquaplex," explained Bitz. "The Dinosaur Valley Heritage Society received $3,000 as well for their roofing project at the East Coulee School Museum."
"Also receiving $3,000 was the Drumheller Minor Ball Association. Those funds are going to be used for diamond refurbishment and a batting cage," Bitz elaborated. "We also had the Pioneer Trail Society receiving $3,000 for exterior signage at their location Downtown Drumheller."
Bitz said the Pioneer Trail is expected to purchase their new signs through Imagecrafters in an effort to shop local.
"It's always great to see that money being reinvested in the community with other local business."
The World's Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund consists of a portion of the money collected at the World's Largest Dinosaur and the gift shop. Organizations can request funds twice a year, said Bitz.
"We do a semi-annual application process. The deadline most recently was Sept. 1, our next deadline will be March 1. And those are for capital projects less than $3,000."
To date, the Legacy Fund has donated over $600,000 to community group projects.