The Drumheller Dinoarts Association were held their Annual General Meeting last night (February 16).
 
The Dinoarts Association is 100 per cent volunteer based with all the funds going towards development and maintenance of the new artwork.
 
"A lot of our fundraising is from local businesses making donations or work in kind. We also have a work in kind agreement with the Town of Drumheller that helps with some of the structural work or moving the dinosaurs. We also have a dollar for dollar matching agreement with the local Chamber of Commerce, so anything up to $10,000 we raise is matched dollar for dollar from the Chamber of Commerce," stated outgoing Dinoarts president, John Schoff. 
 
"These new structures that we've been building average anywhere from about $12,000 to $25,000 dollars, so they are fairly costly to purchase."
 
The group currently has a little over 50 members, according to Schoff. 
 
"We have a really good group of volunteers, a lot of them are recurring. If people are interested in being involved, you can do as little or as much as you want," outlined Schoff. "We can set you up with a primed and ready to go dinosaur if you want to do some painting. It's a great way to do a team building exercise for businesses or friends. It can be quite a bit to tackle by yourself. It's a great way to help out in the community that's a lot of fun as well."
 
If anyone is looking for more information on the Dinoarts Association, how can they do so?
 
"You can go to our website, which is dinoarts.ca, or you can talk to Marley (Henneigh) at the Chamber of Commerce. Her number there is 403-823-8100," Schoff added. 
 
There area a few projects in the works currently.
 
"We're kind of keeping them secret for now. We're hoping to have something a little more interactive and it will probably be in a high profile area in downtown Drumheller. That's something we can all look forward to," hinted current Dinoarts president, Courtney Bell. 
 
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