Residents can now apply for Residential Parking Permits!

The Town of Drumheller will be launching a trial period for a paid parking program throughout designated parking areas in the Drumheller Valley. This trial period will begin October 2, 2023, and will operate until October 31, 2023. Residents can apply for a Residential Parking Permit, which will allow residents to park in lots and areas designated for paid parking.

What We Do

Our goal is to offer a diverse range of programming and events to engage all youth in the Drumheller Valley. Together we can encourage our youth to grow, learn and develop as they emerge into active community members.  

We offer preventative social programs for youth ages 12-18, or ages 7-12, with focuses on three key areas of positive youth development. These areas are:

  • Building Connections (ex. community, peers, families)
  • Leadership Opportunities (ex. mentorship, youth-guided programming)
  • Skill Development (ex. Adulting 101, Adventure Days, Wellness Workshops)

Please fill out and submit our Annual Youth Program Waiver. This allows parents/guardians to sign one waiver for all youth programs, valid for 365 days after signature. 

Review and subscribe to our Youth Events calendar

Friday Youth Events

Attention teens throughout the Drumheller area! Friday Youth Events are the perfect opportunity to meet up, socialize, play some games and have some fun!

Free Teen Drop-In

These events are held at the Family Resource Network located at:

601 7 St E

Drumheller, AB

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: January 27, February 10, May 26, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 1
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm: March 24, April 28, June 9, July 7, August 11

Registered Programs

These events are $10.00 per event or $50.00 for all year access. 

A subsidy is available, please ask our Youth Coordinator for more information. 

Payment will be accepted in cash on the day of the event, or by e-transfer with a note Youth Event Registration. Etransfers can be sent to etransfer@drumheller.ca.

Barney's Adventure Park

Celebrate the end of the school year with an adventure to Barneys. This program is designed to peak the interest in teens! Whether you have been here before or are visiting for the first time, join us in an interactive day trip of fun and challenges!

Event for Teens between the ages of 12-18 or grades 7-12

Location: Barneys Adventure Park 
Time: 1:00 -4:00pm
Date: June 30, 2023. (Register by 27th)
Transportation is provided. Pick up at World's Largest Dino for 12:30 pm and return by 4:30 pm.

Registration below is required. Maximum capacity of participants is 10 youth. 

Register here

Please complete an Annual Youth Program Waiver, if you have not completed one already. The form is valid for all youth events for 365 days from date of signature. 

Annual Youth Program Waiver

Cost will be $10.00 per teen OR $50.00 for all year access to select Fridays (noodle, snowshoe, Barneys, outdoor skills, pool party, bowling, roller-skate). Subsidy is available, please ask. Payment will be accepted in cash on the day of the event or etransfer with note: Youth Event Registration to etransfer@drumheller.ca

Email: youth@drumheller.ca for inquiries and sending completed waivers. 

Halloween Roller-Skate - CANCELLED

This program has been cancelled for 2023. Please keep an eye on this page for more information about additional youth programming throughout the Drumheller Valley!

Outdoor Glow Pool Party

Wrap up the heat of the summer with a splash. Teens between the ages of 12-18 or grades 7-12 are invited to this end of summer bash. It is not just any pool event, light up the night with glow sticks! Refreshments and snacks provided.

Event for Teens between the ages of 12-18 or grades 7-12

Location: Drumheller Aquaplex 
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Date: August 26, 2023 (Register by 17th)

Transportation provided for Starland County Residents

Register here

Cost will be $10.00 per teen OR $50.00 for all year access to select Fridays (noodle, snowshoe, Barneys, outdoor skills, pool party, bowling, roller-skate). Subsidy is available, please ask. Payment will be accepted in cash on the day of the event or etransfer with note: Youth Event Registration to etransfer@drumheller.ca

Pack your essentials: Swim suit, towel, change of clothes, bag, and water!

Email: youth@drumheller.ca for inquiries 

Adventure Days - Into the Wild

Learn the basics of being a confident outdoor enthusiast! Get your hands on some outdoor equipment and feel prepared for you next outdoor hike and overnight camping trip. No experience required! Simply dress for the weather.

Includes:

  • How to prepare for an adventure
  • 7 Leave No Trace Principles
  • Tent set up and camping advice
  • Navigation and rope skills
  • Mindfulness activities and guided walk to recharge in nature
  • Snacks, drinks, and transportation


Location: Bleriot Ferry Recreation Area
Date: July 21, 2023 (Register by 18th)

Registration below is required.

Register here

Please complete an Annual Youth Program Waiver, if you have not completed one already. The form is valid for all youth events for 365 days from date of signature. 

Annual Youth Program Waiver

Cost will be $10.00 per teen OR $50.00 for all year access to select Fridays (noodle, snowshoe, Barneys, outdoor skills, pool party, bowling, roller-skate). Subsidy is available, please ask. Payment will be accepted in cash on the day of the event or etransfer with note: Youth Event Registration to etransfer@drumheller.ca

Email: youth@drumheller.ca for inquiries and sending completed waivers.

Teen Bowling Night

Let the games begin! Teens between the ages of 12-18 or grades 7-12 are welcome to join us for a Friday Bowling night at Sandstone Lanes. We heard your requests at the last event so tie up your bowling shoes and get ready for a fun time!

Location: Sandstone Lanes Bowling: 405 11 Ave SE, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y6 
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Date: September 22, 2023

Registration below is required. Maximum capacity of participants is 48 youth. This mean we can have 6 teens/lane 

Register here

Please complete an Annual Youth Program Waiver, if you have not completed one already. The form is valid for all youth events for 365 days from date of signature. 

Annual Youth Program Waiver

Cost will be $10.00 per teen OR $50.00 for all year access to select Fridays (noodle, snowshoe, Barneys, outdoor skills, pool party, bowling, roller-skate). Subsidy is available, please ask. Payment will be accepted in cash on the day of the event or etransfer with note: Youth Event Registration to etransfer@drumheller.ca

Email: youth@drumheller.ca for inquiries and sending completed waivers. 

Youth Winter Dance

Drumheller Valley FCSS is offering its 2nd annual Youth Winter Dance to support connections in the community during the holiday season.

What better way to bring teens together for an evening of music, food, and an excuse to dress up or rep a holiday sweater, or wear what makes you feel great! Teens between the ages of 12-18 or grades 7-12 are welcome to join us at the Jurassic Canalta.

Door prizes are awarded!

Location: Jurassic Canalta Conference Centre: 1103 AB-9, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Date: December 8, 2023
Transportation is provided for Starland County residence. Pick up at Morrin School starts at 6:30pm for those needing to complete an Annual Youth Program Waiver. departing at 6:45pm. Return time by 10:15pm. Bus capacity is limited to 21 seats.

Registration below is required. Closing Date is December 5, 2023! This helps us know how many to expected when ordering food and drinks.

Cost for entry is $15.00 per teen. Subsidy is available, please ask. Payment will be accepted in cash on the day of the event or etransfer with note: Youth Event Registration to etransfer@drumheller.ca

Multiday Programs

Some events are offered more than once to accommodate peoples schedules. Other events are intended for youth to participate over a series of days to build connections, leadership and skill development.

Fees for these events are dependent on each program 

A subsidy is available, please ask our Youth Coordinator for more information. 

 

Adulting 101 

Getting ready to leave home? Heading to Post-Secondary?  
 
This program allows youth grades 10-12 to experience hands on, interactive sessions to prepare them for adulthood. 

In 2020, Drumheller's Adulting 101 program received an Award of Excellence - Communities Less than 20,000 that strengthens the social fabric of the community! 

Adulting 101 is a 2-day workshop with hands on, interactive sessions to learn skills that prepare for adulthood. 

If you have seen the famous TV show Friends, you likely know the resemblance of the "The One" episode titles that theme these 5 workshops: 
The One About Basic Maintenance
The One About Navigating Hard Things
The One About Planning Ahead 
The One About Cooking Made Simple 
The One About Foundations of Solid Relationships

Dates:
March 22, 2023 from 4:00pm - 6:15pm
March 24, 2023 from 9:45am - 2:00pm

Complete all 5 workshops for a chance to be rewarded! 
*Registration closes March 20th. Maximum 20 participants.

Register here

We are also looking for presenters! 

Register here to be a presenter

Let's Be Active at the BCF

Join us to make new connections and break a sweat at the recreation centre!

  • Save the dates: May 5 and 19, 2023

Check back for program information and registration details!

Move Your Mood

Researched-based program that supports individuals to improve mental and physical well-being though healthy lifestyle practices.

Date: Nov 24, 2023

Location: Starland County, exact location to be determined.

Time: 6pm -7:30pm

Check back for registration details and more information!

Land Before Tech Time

This multi-day program unites youth to come together to build genuine connections, be part of the broader community and reduce technology overload from social media. 

Embark on unique opportunities to wind down from the digital world and partake in some fun social events! It takes a community of people, not a charger, to energize you! 

This program will run in the fall. Please check back for more details and registration information!

Wellness Workshops

This program helps to provide youth in the Drumheller and surrounding areas to experience personal well-being and support youth in positive development!

This initiative aims to help youth manage their stress, learn about emotions and various coping strategies to relax, de-stress and find calm before a storm.

Some activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Breathing exercises
  • How to achieve a wellness balance
  • Acknowledging thoughts in a judgment-free space

Date: April 21, 2023

Location: Starland County, Delia School

Time: 3:15pm-4:30 pm

Register here

By Youth For Youth

By Youth For Youth is an exciting program where youth (ages 12-18 yrs or grades 7-12) can be mentored to create a program or activity that is delivered BY youth and FOR youth!
For more information, check out our video below! 
Interested in finding more about funding? Message us by sending us a message on Facebook, emailing youth@drumheller.ca or calling 403-823-1333.
Deadline to apply: January 27, 2023

Support for Youth in Drumheller and the Surrounding Areas

Drumheller and Area Asset Development Committee 

Engaging partners in the Drumheller area to foster and strengthen the 40 developmental assets in local youth, including a Youth Advisory Committee.

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Drumheller and Area Asset Development Committee Programs

Duke of Edinburgh 

Ready to get started on your Award? The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a challenge that requires commitment over time. However, the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel at the end of the journey will be worth it! It also looks great on post-secondary applications, scholarships, Resumes and job applications. 

Visit Duke of Edinburgh Website

Youth Ambassador Program 

This is your chance to help plan youth activities and events within the Valley and surrounding areas. Learn how committees work while building community relationships. Want to use your social media skills to bring people together? This is the place for you!

Leaders of Tomorrow Award 

This program honours youth in our community who demonstrate volunteer leadership in community and sports. There are four awards available every year, two for students in grades 7-9 and two for students in grades 10-12. The winners are presented with a cheque at the Celebration of Excellence Awards Night.

  • Nominations accepted between March 1 until 24, 2023
  • Celebration of Excellence is held on June 8, 2023
  • Stay tuned for more information and application process!

Volunteer

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Learn more about yourself
  • Make an impact in the community
  • Add to your resume
  • Develop strong leadership skills
  • Connect with other youth leaders

Stay tuned for youth volunteer opportunities!

Want to help support youth programs? Click here for our volunteer page!

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