A needs assessment to find out what community services are available in the Drumheller Valley and what appears to be lacking appears to be off to a slow start.
The survey was put together by Family and Community Support Services with the Town and is to be followed by a series of more in depth focus group discussions.
The first one was held on Wednesday, September 20 at the Badlands Community Facility.
"It went really well (and) we had some really good feedback," reported FCSS Coordinator April Harrison. "It's not the numbers that we would like to see, though, so we would really encourage more people to participate."
The Wednesday focus group was for young adults aged 18-30. A second group discussion was held on Thursday at the Pioneer Trail Centre for valley seniors.
"We did get some good ideas, yes," stated Harrison. "The more the merrier because this is all about what Drumheller needs and who knows that better than the people that live here?"
Focus group discussions are also planned for the parents of children 12 and under, ages 11-17 and 31-64. There will also be discussions with first nations and other indigenous people, people who have lived in Drumheller for fewer than five years and for people who are not Canadian citizens by birth.
Regsitration and dates for the focus groups can be found through this link.