It's been a giving summer in the Drumheller Valley, with the latest donation being to the DinoArts Association.

"Federated Co-op has a program called Communities in Full Colour and through that program groups can apply to get paint for local projects. We were able to get a big paint donation from our local Drumheller Co-op through that program," stated Marley Henneigh, representative for DinoArts and the Chamber of Commerce.

The donation from the Drumheller Co-op included enough paint for about 10 dinosaurs.

"I think we've gotten seven done so far and we got three more to go, couple more just around town that will be painted. That definitely helps us a lot because paint can get a little bit expensive, especially when you're doing some of the larger dinosaurs," Henneigh explained. "With this Communities in Colour program through Co-op, I think this is the most dinosaurs we've been able to paint in the year. It's definitely helped us get a lot of dinosaurs looking really bright and fresh."

Since this is a big year for Canada, a few dinosaurs will be painted to celebrate Canada's 150.

"We do have one painted like that already, I'm not sure if you've seen the big guy by the post office, but he was painted with the Canada 150 theme in mind. We have another dinosaur that will be painted in the next couple weeks here, over by Fast Gas; he will be painted with a Canada 150 theme as well," outlined Henneigh.

So, does the DinoArts Association need any more volunteers to help paint the dinosaurs?

"We've got a full slate of volunteers lined up for the dinosaurs, which is really good. We've had a lot of volunteers come forward this year and that's really great to see," Henneigh concluded.

To check out the dinosaurs around the Drumheller Valley, follow this link for the map.

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