There are many people in Canada that celebrate Ukrainian Christmas which this year was on Monday, January 7. In Drumheller, it was no different. Last weekend, the Newcastle Community Association held a Ukrainian Christmas Buffet Dinner. It had all of the traditional Ukrainian foods like perogies, sausage, and of course, cabbage rolls. 

This a tradition that was hosted in Newcastle at the hall for many years and the association is looking to revive the tradition. "The Newcastle Hall has a very long history. It was originally built in 1924 and it was named the Ukrainian Temple Hall so it's hosted literally hundreds and hundreds of Ukrainian dinners over the years," remarked Newcastle Community Association President, Tom Zariski.

The hall is an important part of the community as it provides a place for the community to come together. "The Newcastle Hall has a very long history and tradition of getting people in the community together," commented Zariski.

The dinner was well attended and sold out. According to Zariski, they probably could have sold more but with hall space being small, they did not want it to be too crowded. They plan on hosting the dinner again next year so if you are interested in attending contact Zariski or anyone on the hall board.

More Local News

RCMP Evacuates McDonald's

Listeners have informed 99.5 DrumFM and of an emergency situation at the McDonald's in Drumheller. RCMP has blocked off the area around the restaurant and evacuated the premises.…

Voting Possible For Those Out Of The Country

With the provincial election now being called, what happens to those who may be wintering out of the country but still want to mark their X for their candidate in their riding?

Local MP Voices Concern on China's Canola Ban

Currently, China is unwilling to work with our government on the trade of canola. Which is something that has farmers in our area very concerned. We reached out to our Member of Parliament for Battle…

(GALLERY) DVSS Celebrates International Education

Drumheller Valley Secondary School hosted their annual International Day celebrations on Friday, March 22. The event showcases the many different countries represented by International Students in…

Dry Basements, Happy Homeowners

Spring is here, the snow is melting and with that comes more water. While we are out enjoying the sunshine, you might want to take a second to check your basements.

More Support For The Vogel Family

A local family continues to search for a kidney for one of their family members and another local business has offered to step up and help. Hi-way 9 Express, which has multiple locations throughout…

Debate Continues over 10 Ave Road Block (Continued)

Earlier in the summer, The Town of Drumheller made the decision to block 10 Avenue on the east end of the Hunstview II subdivision. It has been five months since the roadblocks were set up and the…

Debate Continues over 10 Ave Road Block

Earlier in the summer, The Town of Drumheller made the decision to block 10 Avenue on the east end of the Hunstview II subdivision.

Local MP Says Devil Is In The Details of 2019 Federal Budget

The 2019 Federal Budget was released on Monday and local MP Kevin Sorenson of Battle River-Crowfoot had some things to say.

With Spring Comes Thoughts of Gardening

The first day of spring already has many green thumbs thinking about long warm days tending the garden. Many avid gardeners are in preparation for the growing season. is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide