Crime Stoppers and the Canmore RCMP will be filming a re-enactment on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 11:00am in Canmore.
Luke Raymond from Tourism Canmore Kananaskis back on the show with me today – we talked about this weekend’s ReCYCLE Roundup bike sale, the big Father’s Day Show & Shine in Centennial Park, and the return of the Canmore Mountain Market!
Visit the Tourism Canmore Kananaskis website for more!
Congratulations to Chris Smith, our Advice From Dad winner and the recipient of fantastic prizes from Stratton’s Jewellery, Rebound Cycle, and Pizza Construction! I called Chris to deliver the good news this morning and he shared with us the story behind his dad’s advice – “It’s just as easy to fix a big hole as it is a little hole”
Great to have Mayor John Borrowman join me this morning to provide us with a Canmore update! We chatted about a proposed “Good Neighbour” bylaw, Elevation Place, new and future uses for the old Rec Centre Pool and Library spaces, and Mayor Borrowman also had a message for our 2013 grad classes.
Another special guest from Banff Elementary School this week – Mackenzie Bateman! I don’t think this will be the last we’ll be hearing from this grade 4 student! You can read the rest of the entry for the text of her two short poems, and listen to today’s episode here:
Tune in for Writer’s Cramp with Karen Barker and me every Thursday morning at 7:50! And don’t forget to get your submissions in to us for a future taping- email@example.com .
Rob Heighington may be known best to Pine Tree Players show attendees as the guy who really nailed it in his debut with our local theatre organization, playing the larger-than-life Tito Merelli in last fall’s Lend Me A Tenor. After that production, Pine Tree went on a bit of a hiatus to take care of some internal issues but will be back in a big way with another show this fall! What that show is will really be up to you and others who may have ideas for shows and scripts. Rob joined me on the show this morning to talk about how you can be involved:
The deadline for script submissions has been extended to this Saturday. Find out more on the Pine Tree Players website.
Meet Wapa, the new mascot for the 2014 Alberta Winter Games! While the games themselves are in Banff and Canmore, the process of naming this mascot came straight from our friends and neighbours in the Stoney First Nations. I spoke with Exshaw School Grade 2 teacher Shannon Perron this morning, who talked about the exercise her students undertook to come up with the name and why finding a Stoney word for “snowflake” wasn’t so cut and dry:
Banff National Park Bike Fest returns this week! Catch some cycling action all over the Park June 13th – 16th, and grab your bike to enjoy some fun events open to everyone like the Little Crit Race, Cruise for a Cause, Bike & BBQ, and Kids Cruise to the Cave! Marie-Claire Bergman from Banff Lake Louise Tourism gave us the rundown this morning:
Click here for traffic impacts and a full Bike Fest schedule!
Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen joined me this morning to give us another update on Town Council goings-on! Work continues on the transportation masterplan and one of the most noticeable near-future changes will be in regards to parking and turning on Bear and Buffalo Streets near the Post Office and Library. They’ve also approved summer parking by the high school, angle parking on Beaver, and RV parking on Railway. We also discussed parking and bike/skateboard fine changes, potential updates to the Land Use Bylaw to allow commercial space trading to allow more flexibility under the town’s growth cap, and a new free public electric vehicle charging station in the Bear Street Parkade!
Always great to have Canmore’s own NFL legend Gary Anderson on the show! Every time I talk to him, his passion for youth sports and the important lessons kids learn through athletics is evident. Gary and his wife Kay have been planning a new fundraiser this year – Dreams for Teams! This 5-course dinner and dance at Silvertip with wine pairings replaces their long-running golf tournament that raised money for…
Wait, did you say 5-course dinner at Silvertip? That sounds so tasty…..
Oops, sorry, got a little distracted there! Anyway, Gary and Kay have done great work over the years raising money for the athletic budgets for many of our local schools, allowing kids to enroll in sports and not have their families shoulder the huge costs of running a school sports team! They also provide scholarships to students in both Canmore and Banff.
Gary shared some recent soccer successes, the importance of this cause, and the reason behind the change during our chat today.
Get your Dreams for Teams tickets here! You can also enter to win a pair of tickets through our Locals VIP Club this week! Heck, I’ll even help you out with those entries – input “Teams” as a VIP Bonus Code for 1000 points!
Registration is now open for Banff Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2013, taking place September 13th. Warm up those calf muscles guys, only a few months until we’ll be strapping on those heels and strutting our stuff down Banff Ave again! So far, The Banff Centre are early adopters and are getting the jump on fundraising so don’t wait too long to sign up! All proceeds go to the Banff YWCA for their domestic violence prevention programs, women’s shelter, and all the other great work they do in the Bow Valley.
Steve Woollard joined me on the show this morning to chat about the 2013 website launch, and also a great opportunity for anyone who wants to do Walk A Mile and get a free Banff Marathon registration (we chat about the Marathon’s need for volunteers too)