A local organization in town has won an award that was very well deserved.

The Valley Bus Society, which is known for providing transportation for the elderly and those with disabilities, has received the Premier's Council n the Status of Persons with Disabilities Award.

The award was given in part with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

"We were nominated by a community member, and then they notified us that we had won. We received the award on December 3 at the Disability Awareness workshop that was hosted by DARTS," explained President of the Valley Bus Society, Connie Funk.

The society has been providing bussing to the residents of Drumheller since 1984. The society is made up of hard working individuals that do everything from organizing schedules to driving the busses.

"Everybody is trying to make the lives of people with disabilities better. We just try to keep in mind of what everyone wants to do in a community and how can the valley bus play a part in that. We try and have bus services available for July 1, The Festival of Lights, and Fall dinners," continued Funk.

Funk goes on to say that she is honoured to win the award but there are so many people that put their time into making everything come together.

"I would just like to say thanks to the whole community because it is really the whole community that deserves the award. Town of Drumheller, and all the volunteers that have volunteered over the years, to the board, everybody. It isn't just the current people, it is everyone from the past. It is great to be recognized, even the drivers, everyone works so hard, it is nice to be recognized," concluded Funk.

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