There are some big changes to Drumheller's Salvation Army.

The biggest two changes have just arrived and are excited to be here.

Ben and Isobel Lippers are the new captains taking over for previous Captains, Shane and Jennifer Hiller.

They arrived in Drumheller just in time to take in the Canada Day festivities.

"I think Drumheller is beautiful, I have never been here before until July 1 and it is absolutely gorgeous. The people are so friendly and I thank God that we got moved to Drumheller," said Captain Isobel Lippers.

The Captains traveled from their previous Salvation Army in Lethbridge and are adjusting to the small town life.

"We enjoyed the Canada Day Parade, they really know how to put on a Canada Day parade. But I will say, you have to give yourself a few extra minutes if you are going to go shopping in Drumheller, because people want to talk to you," jests Captain Ben Lippers. "People are that friendly here. That is a little adjustment, but it is great."

Although they have just arrived in the community, they are excited to find out how they can help the valley.

"Each town is different, there is no two towns that are the same. And the needs aren't always the same. And so when people ask 'where do you see yourself?', we have to really get a feel of what the needs are. It is going to take us some time to get our bearings, and see what is benificial for Drumheller and the people of Drumheller." concluded Captain Ben Lippers.

The Lippers already have their hands full with moving their headquarters to a new building. They are hoping to have an open house sometime in October, after they have settled in.

More Local News

Mayor Impressed with 20/20 Challenge Response

Mayor Heather Colberg issued a challenge to the residents of Drumheller at the beginning of April, and the community showed up for it. The 20/20 Challenge encouraged Drumhellians to pick up garbage…

Kilo of Kindness Helps Food Bank

All three schools throughout the valley participated in a program that will help the less fortunate in Drumheller and area. The program is called the Kilo of Kindness. It is put on through Drumheller… is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide