For Friday, March 7th.
A great workshop for Anglophone parents with a Francophone spouse, Let’s Talk is a free workshop taking place this evening. I had a chance to speak with workshop facilitator Lise Paiement.
As a parent of a child who will be entering Kindergarten in a couple of years, I’ve learned there are a lot of really fantastic eduction options around the Bow Valley. One program I have a great deal of curiosity about is Alpenglow. A Waldorf-inspired outdoor school, Alpenglow is pretty new to Canmore but the buzz has been pretty strong, and the program received a ringing endorsement on-air from parent Stephan Mahon, who joined me along with Ronna Schneberger from the school to talk more about this unique local education option.
You’re invited to find out more about Alpenglow at an open house for Kindergarten to Grade 5 tonight, 7pm at the Canmore Collegiate High School.
The Canmore Eagles begin their first game of the playoffs tonight with a bit of exciting news! AJHL GMs and coaches have named Trey Phillips to this season’s All-League South Division Team, and goalie Ryan Ferguson to both the All-League and All-Rookie team – a ringing endorsement of both players’ domination in their positions this season!
That’s not to say the Eagles will have an easy time against the Camrose Kodiaks. Both teams have been excellent in their own arenas this season…and Camrose has home ice advantage. In fact, the Eagles haven’t won a game in Camrose in years. I asked Coach/GM Andrew Milne right that when I caught him on the bus ride up to Camrose today, also how speed is the secret to the Eagles’ playoff success, and about Sunday’s home game which will be the first one with their new stadium liquor license.
Game 3 tickets go on sale Saturday from 1-5pm at the Rec Centre, and again after noon on Sunday. We’ll be carrying that game live on-air Sunday at 5pm for those who can’t make it to the arena. If you want to tune in for Games 1 and 2 from Camrose, check out CAM-FM for their webstream.
Tanya Foubert and I dove into some of the big stories of the week, but first we needed to address a critical issue…
You’re looking at a very small selection of some amazing wildlife images captured in the backcountry of Kananaskis by remote cameras. These motion-sensing cameras get to see wildlife behave in ways they never would if humans were around. Sometimes one of these cameras capture enough consecutive incredible images that a video can be produced, like this one that went viral last summer.
Glenn Naylor and John Paczkowski from Alberta Parks joined me on-air to discuss the remote camera program that not only provides some fantastic photos but also invaluable research data.
It should also be mentioned this program would not run were it not for dedicated volunteers who hike out to these camera locations to retrieve photos and change batteries. Derek Ryder is one of those volunteers – he also interviewed John for the Friends of Kananaskis January newsletter about the camera program. Click here to read it, and click here to subscribe to the newsletter which usually contains at least a couple of new photos every month!
The Pine Tree Players are sending a series off shows off to a One-Act Play competition and want local audiences to see them first! Check out six one-acts at the Canmore Miners Union Hall this week. Director Elizabeth Green explains why they’re doing this and what audiences can expect.
Canmore’s favourite celtic band and one of my most frequent musical guests The Last Order stopped by the studio this week to talk about their upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Party on March 15th at the Canmore Legion and play a tune for us! In last-minute Canmore, March 15th may as well be as far away as Christmas but John Paul, Tara, and Grant say you should get your tickets now because last year this one sold out a week in advance! They also brought their instruments and gave us a great rendition of Whiskey in the Jar.
The Last Order – Whiskey in the Jar (Live at Mountain FM)
St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Party tickets are $15, available at the Canmore Legion.
In celebration of International Women’s Day tomorrow, the Banff YWCA along with Soroptimist International of Banff National Park and The Banff Centre are presenting an evening of conversation about the rights of women and girls all over the world, featuring speakers Anna Maria Tremonti and Jennifer Koshan. Paula Krupa from the Banff YWCA gives us the details.
Tickets are $20, with a wine reception to follow the main event. Click here for details and online ticket purchases.
You’re looking at the grand prize in the Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation‘s fundraising raffle. Crafted by local bronze sculptor Tom Hjorleifson, Vigilance is a beautiful piece valued at over $10,000.
I spoke with CAHCF Donor Relations Committee Chair Carla Helder about the raffle and what the Foundation does for our community.
Raffle tickets are $20, available at the Canmore Hospital, Avens Gallery, Cafe Books, Kavia Fine Jewellers, Mountain Lady’s Greenhouse, and Stonewaters.
While many people were upset that Leonardo DiCaprio was shut out once again by the Academy, there’s no doubt that Matthew McConaughey’s performance in Dallas Buyers Club was Oscar-worthy!