The Pioneer Trails Center is going to be a safer place thanks to the donation of a Defibulator machine, donated by the Elks and Rotary Clubs of Drumheller. 

Doug Standford, Public Relations Officer for the Rotary club said the decision made sense.

"Pioneer Center is 50 and over and most of the time you have heart problems when you are 50 and over, not saying that it can't happen to younger. But this is a prime place it would be well used if the problem arose. This would allow them to have something in place until EMS approached."

The defibrillator arrived earlier this week, and The Pioneer Trail centre is grateful for such a donation as the equipment is costly.

"What we donated to the Pioneer Center was $1,000 that went towards the defibrillator. And I actually just found out today that the cost of it was $1,600." continued Standford.

The Elks Club of Drumheller picked up the rest of the bill with an extra $100 added to help with the cost of batteries for the machine.

"We received a letter from the Pioneer Trail, they requested it and naturally we all voted to have it," explained Blanche Cronk from the Elks Club.

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