For Thursday, April 17th.
Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen was back on the show with me this morning to give us a rundown of Banff council happenings. Monday’s meeting was an opportunity to honour Chip Olver who has now been on Banff council for two decades! They also looked at 2013 financials and discussed Cave Avenue reconstruction which is slated to take place this spring/summer. We also talked about the parking survey, and while it’s an option the town is definitely considering Mayor Sorensen wanted to stress that it’s not a done deal.
As Mayor Sorensen mentioned, anyone interested in receiving weekly updates regarding Cave Avenue reconstruction can subscribe by emailing email@example.com.
The Canmore Bouldering Cave is in danger of closing and needs the help of the local climbing community! Will Gadd tells me the Cave is an awesome place to just hang out, climb 24/7, train, bring the kids, and just connect with other climbers and friends.
Due to financial constraints, high rents, and other such issues that pretty much all local businesses have to deal with, the Canmore Bouldering Cave is looking at their balance books and realizing they can’t sustain themselves with their current membership roster. However, with maybe 10 or 15 new signups the picture would be a lot brighter! They’re not looking for handouts, but others who would pay to share the same experience current members have come to enjoy. To find out more, check out their Facebook page, or get in touch with Will through his website. They’ve set this coming Sunday as decision day so if you’re interested don’t delay!
For their spring production, the Pine Tree Players are taking on a Tennessee Williams classic! According to director Anita Szabo, A Streetcar Named Desire is a hot and steamy show featuring a few new faces and the return of some long-absent Pine Tree veterans in lead roles!
Pay-what-you-can preview night for A Streetcar Named Desire is this Wednesday. The show runs April 18th, 19th, and 23rd – 26th, doors at 7pm. Advance tickets recommended – $20 at Cafe Books and the Cellar Door.
Michelle Dagenais is going to Africa in August and she needs your help! Her trip is twofold – to be part of a world record climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of Free the Children, and to help build schools in Bogati, Kenya as part of a 17-day Me to We volunteer tour. Michelle wants to something to earn any donations – she’s tells me she’s willing to do almost any task or challenge!
Michelle is currently very close to her $15,000 goal, and anything over and above that will go directly to building schools. $30,000 can build three schools in Bogati, Kenya! Click here to find out more and to donate or stop by her work at RBC Canmore and chat with her there!
Congratulations to all nominees for the Mayor’s Awards for Volunteer Excellent on Wednesday night!
Corporate not-for-profit: Royal Canadian Legion Three Sisters Branch
Corporate for-profit: Valbella Gourmet Foods
Environmental Award: Alberta Winter Games Sustainability Committee
Youth: Robin Scott
Great Neighbour: Deb Sellers
Adult: Joyce Peart
The adult category was especially active this year with 11 nominees! Joyce is a fantastic, deserving recipient who I’ve worked with in the past in a volunteer capacity, most notably on the Canmore/Banff Relay For Life committee where she served as chair. I had a chance to congratulate her after the ceremony.