Drumheller knows how to do July 1. That was the case this year as the town celebrated the country's birthday despite threatening weather that cut the celebrations short Sunday afternoon.
"It was packed; we were visiting with people who came all the way from Norway specifically for this event," noted Erica Crocker of the Badlands Community Facility, who was in charge of the outdoor entertainment area and food court. "There's people from all around the world that participated in Canada Day, so it was really awesome."
Amber Leavitt was inside the BCF fieldhouse, which was taken over by inflatable rides and other attractions.
"We had five difference inflatables; we didn't have bouncy castles, we opted to have a zoo themed obstacle course for children eight and under, which was a huge hit," she told Drum FM. "We had a Jacob's Ladder that kids had to try to climb from one end to the other without falling; we were helping them with that."
"We're really blessed to have a community that celebrates as much as we do for Canada Day," remarked Crocker. "As Mayor Colberg said, Drumheller knows how to do July 1 and we do it incredibly well. We're just very thankful to all of the volunteers and people participating and celebrating with us."