It looks like no one is going to rain on Drumheller's Canada Day Parade in 2020.
The security of the event was up in the air after the Drumheller Chamber of Commerce announced they would be taking a step back from organizing the parade in 2020. Thankfully, the Town of Drumheller has come up with a solution.
"The of Drumheller is going to liaise with the Chamber, and we are going to support the transition from the Chamber to the parade volunteer committee/ The town will act as a facilitator, and we will support the volunteer group that will run the parade," explained Communications Officer for Drumheller, Julia Fielding.
Fielding goes on to say that this kind of transition made sense to both organizations, and will allow community members to get involved with a historic tradition in Drumheller.
"Currently, on Canada day the majority of the town staff are working on other projects, so the capacity just inst there, but we have also had a number of people come forward and say they will help. It seemed a fantastic day to keep the parade, and make sure that we get to keep this wonderful event we all love," continued Fielding.
The volunteer community is a great one and Fielding has no doubt that Drumheller will come to take the challenge.
"We live in a wonderful community where we have people step up to help organize these things. It is going to be wonderful to have a volunteer committee and they might have new ideas. We have to thank the Chamber, I mean, twenty years they have been doing this and how fantastic and what a great part of the celebration it has been. We look forward to seeing the ideas they bring forward," concluded Fielding.