On Wednesday, May 9 Grade 9 and 10 students from Drumheller's two Junior-Senior High Schools as well as Wheatland Crossing School near Standard gathered behind the Badlands Community Facility to learn a life lesson.
Operation Impact saw local first responders, including EMS, fire and the RCMP respond to a staged car accident with a number of teenaged victims. They then moved inside the BCF to further witness the effects of bad driving decisions on the victims and their families.
"Kevin Charles (RCMP Staff Sgt.) organized most of it; it's nice when all of the services can work together," remarked Drumheller Fire Chief Bruce Wade. "Victim Services put in a lot of work to organize the meal and everything and get the schools involved, get the kids down."
He also credited the Town of Drumheller and Newcastle Towing for their help in organizing the event, which he hopes will be held annually starting in 2019.
"I think probably that is the way we're going to try to go is to make it something annual that we can get together and do and try to educate some of the younger drivers before they get behind the wheel," stated Wade.
"If it happens to change one kid's driving habits or gets one child to tell a driver to drive better or I'm leaving, getting out, it's well worth it."

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

Emergency Plan if the Bridge is Blocked

It doesn't happen often, but when the Gordon Taylor Bridge is impassable it creates havoc in the community. The Town of Drumheller wants you to know that there is a plan in place if you can not get…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide