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Welcome to Drumheller Area Health Foundation

The Drumheller Area Health Foundation seeks and administrates funds for the purchase of equipment and the enhancement of existing programs relating to health care in our area, not funded by Alberta Health Care. 

 Current News


Gaye Ross Memorial Nursing Scholarship!

 We are please to announce that we are now accepting applications for The Gaye Ross Memorial Nursing Scholarship.  The Gaye Ross Scholarship was created in memory of one of the Drumheller Health Centre's finest nurses. Gaye Ross was an active member of the Drumheller community as well as a respected Registered Nurse!

 The Scholarship is available to qualified applicants * who are or will be attending a post-secondary educational institute to become a Registered Nurse or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.  The Scholarship award is $1500.

Applications may be obtained online or at our office.  They must be submitted by no later than midnight, September 1st of each year!   You may submit to the addresses below: or you can mail us @: 351-9th Street NW, Drumheller AB, T0J 0Y1.

 For more information on how to apply you can phone us at 403-820-7860. 




photo courtesy of DAHF 2019

Calsey Freeman from Citizen Yoga downtown Drumheller hosted a workshop Feb 24, 2019 called Tea Infused Yoga.  Austin Deck was the presenter. He is a Tea Enthusiast and Yoga Instructor from Calgary AB.  They both donated to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation and the money went towards Mental Health. Marian Ewing who came to receive the check works for Mental Health.

 In the photo is Marian Ewing to the left Calsey Freeman in the middle and Austin Deck on the right.  We would like to thank them for giving The Drumheller Area Health Foundation 20% of all ticket sales as it went towards Mental Health.





 The Drumheller Area Health Foundation had a good turn out with they're booth during the 2019 Spring Expo.  Thanks to who volunteered to sit at the booth and for providing our town with information on what we do for our Hospital!  And Thanks to who donated to our Great Cause!

We hope to be a part of the 2020 Spring Expo and continuing to promote The Drumheller Area Health Foundation to those in and around our area! 



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 RBC Corporate Volunteers Donate Hours and Money to the Drumheller Health Centre

Published June 20, 2018/Submitted by Linda Krieger, Volunteer Resources Coordinator

The Royal Bank employees of the Drumheller branch returned again this year to do corporate volunteering!

The evening of June 19th 6 wonderful employees came in to wash down all the chairs, picnic tables, BBQ’s and cleaned all of the outside sitting areas off of the continuing care pods.  Everything is nice and clean and ready for our staff and residents to enjoy.

Their volunteer hours will be submitted, in return the Royal bank will donate money in kind to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation for the efforts of their employees for engaging in their community through volunteering.

If you know any of these lovely people in the photo, give them a big thank you the next time you see them.



The Chop Shop Reboots the Cuts for a Cause

Published June 20, 2018


THE CHOP SHOP rebooted their annual fundraiser is support of the Drumheller Area Health Foundation! New name.. Cuts 4 a Cause. The day netted over $1,250 with 100% of receipts donated directly to our Drumheller Hospital's GREATEST NEED.  The day started at 10am and went to 3pm with smokies and great cuts.  Thank you Drumheller for supporting the #DrumFoundation for the Hospital's greatest needs.


Shae Lane awarded the 2018

Gaye Ross Memorial Scholarship


Published Nov 2018


The Drumheller Area Health Foundation was pleased to award Shae Lane of Hussar AB with the 2018 Gaye Ross Memorial Scholarship.  Shae received a $1,500.00 bursary to help continue with her education.

She currently studies at the University of Calgary in the facility of nursing. She plans to return to the valley to work in health care after she earns her degree. 

 The scholarship is presented annually in memory of Gaye Ross, a nurse at the former Drumheller Hospital. Every September we receive applicants that write an essay and we review them.  Congratulations Shae and all the Best to you!

 If you're interested in applying for next year's scholarship or you'd just like a bit more information on criteria for this award, please go to our website and print up an application form or pick one up at our office at 351 - 9th St. NW, Drumheller AB T0J 0Y1.  Forms must be submitted to the Foundation office no later than midnight September 1 2019.

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The #HeartToHeartSociety of Drumheller donate $18,236.00 to fund the purchase of a Life Pack 15 for the Drumheller Health Center Operating Room. 

Published October 17, 2017

Pictured here are:  Second Row: John Liley,  Flo Moffatt, Coleen Gordon, Trevor Gough, Tom Diprose, Colleen MacDonald  Front Row: Linda Ames, Sterling Martin, Dr. R. Ram, Barb Penner and Irene Kohut.  


Cuts For Kids Pledges Garner $1,185 for Baby Warmers 

Published: July 11 at 3:44pm ·

Kimberly Blzin and her mom just came by the office with the pledges from a great #fundraiser on June 27th.  She received support and pledges for cutting her hair to raise money for the Baby Warmers we're currently working to get for the Hospital.  Through the great support of her friends and family - plus a great cut by #BoldEfexxHairShop (located at 376 Centre Street in Drumheller), who cut Kimberly's hair for free -  $1,185 will be supporting the Baby Warmers in our Acute Care in the #DrumhellerHealthCentre. Great job!





 Fundraising Efforts are to Improve

        The Intensive Care Unit

Update on our Intensive Care Unit Fundraiser!

We would like to thank those who donated to our Greatest Need as the DAHF was able to purchase a Ventilator and also too to purchase a Wound Evacuator!  With these items we are now able to provide better care for patients.  We no longer have to rent from Red Deer for the wound evacuator which will saves us money.


Without your donations we wouldn't be able to make this happen.  We now are continuing to raise enough money for the last item on our ICU list.  We are still raising money for 4 Intensive Care Unit beds. It will cost us $24,000 per bed making the total amount $96,000.