As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Town of Drumheller is cancelling all events and programs until June 30th. All indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, bookings and programs will be suspended as the number of cases in Alberta and nationwide continue to rise.
“We are following what our neighbouring cities like Calgary and Red Deer are doing in support of planking the curve in Alberta,” states Mayor Colberg. “We know you want to enjoy our amazing landscapes and facilities, but please stay home and stay healthy. We will reopen when it’s appropriate.”
This ban includes events hosted by the Town of Drumheller as well as existing event permit applications that were scheduled to occur prior to June 30th. All events such as festivals, conferences, weddings, banquets, cultural programs, graduation ceremonies, and downtown plaza events have been cancelled.
The Director Emergency Management Darwin Durnie, explains “our decision is based on recommendations from the medical community who have been following the global pandemic. They indicate we may require up to 12 weeks of social distancing to be effective in protecting our community. We know these announcements have impacts on everyone and we thank the community for their patience as we respond to COVID-19 in a careful, compassionate and caring manner. We will take every action possible to limit the potential exposure to COVID-19.”
The Town of Drumheller will contact event organizers to arrange refunds.