Event Calendar



JANUARY


CANMORE EAGLES HOCKEY GAMES
Dates: Go to www.canmoreeagles.com for full game schedule.
Location: Canmore Recreation Centre Arena

Canada loves ice hockey so why not come and watch some great local hockey that will have you on the edge of your seat!! Check out their schedule at Canmore Eagles Junior Hockey Club.


ANNUAL ICE MAGIC INTERNATIONAL ICE SCULPTURE COMPETITION
Dates: January 22 – 24, 2010
Location: At the lake in Lake Louise

Watch talented teams of ice sculptors from all over the world work their magic on 300 lbs of ice down at the lake at Lake Louise! If you can't make it during the actual competition, the works of art do last a while, if the weather cooperates!! 2009's Theme: Rhythm Of Nature Within The Canadian Rockies!! What will be the theme for the 2010 competition?
The International Ice Carving Competition Awards Ceremony takes place in the Alpine Room of the Fairmont Chateau lake Louise and is open to the public.

FOR MORE ICE MAGIC IN LAKE LOUISE...

ONE CARVER, ONE BLOCK, ONE HOUR COMPETITION
Date: Saturday, January 23,
Location: Lake Louise Inn

Watch a professional work his/her magic in one hour! Enjoy some Tinhorn Creek Vineyards wine tasting and appetizers.

LITTLE CHIPPERS ICE CARVING
Date: Saturday, January 23-24
Location: Samson Mall, Lake Louise Village

Bring the kids to the Little Chippers Enchanted Forest at Samson Mall in the Village and let them chip away for prizes! Safety goggles and tools provided!) They will also get to see a dog sled up close and learn some interesting facts with the interpretive activities led by Parks Canada. Did I mention the hot chocolate and cookies?

ICE CARVING DEMO
Date: Friday, January 22,
Location: Baker Creek Chalets

Take the kids to a live ice carving demonstration at the Baker Creek Chalets. The kids can also enjoy their winter playground the entire weekend! You can't beat that!


CANMORE SUNDAY CONCERTS - CHAMBER MUSIC
Dates: TBA
Location: Creekside Hall, Canmore Seniors Center
Canmore
Admission: Donation

Interested in a very personal concert from some very talented international musicians from The Banff Centre's residency program?
For information call: (403) 762-6100
or click Chamber Music in Canmore.


THE 93th ANNUAL BANFF WINTER FESTIVAL
Dates: January 22 - 31, 2010
Location: Banff

Join us in this 9-day celebration of winter! You won't want to miss the Annual Mountain Madness Relay usually held on the Friday, where teams of five race from the top of Mount Norquay all the way to Banff's Central Park. Family fun is also plentiful with such activities as cardboard sled racing, snowshoeing, an iron chef challenge, spelling bee to mention just a few!

For a detailed schedule of events go to the Town of Banff's Event Calandar.


FEBRUARY
CANMORE WINTER CARNIVAL
Dates: January 20th - February 7th, 2010
Location: Canmore

The winter carnival usually lasts 10 days every year and is a great time to celebrate life in the mountains with lots of mountain activities such as the Trappers' Ball, Kid n' Mutt races, the Grab A Slab ice carving competition, log sawing competitions and beard growing contests. You won't want to miss the Mayor's Sled Dog Challenge where Canmore's Mayor Ron Casey will race the Mayors of other communities on the Pond right after the Kid n Mutt races.


FAMILY DAY
Date: Alberta Holiday, Monday, February 15, 2010
Location: Banff

Family Day is the name of a statutory holiday in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February each year. Come to Banff and enjoy Family Day festivities.


THE ALBERTA INTERNATIONAL SLED DOG CANMORE CLASSIC
Date: Usually in February - IT WAS CANCELLED FOR 2009!
Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

If you want to get involved in returning the races to Canmore for 2010 contact us or call 609-2134.

Now this is something you won't get to see very often! Watch dog teams sprint to victory at the Canmore Nordic Centre! Skijoring is also a possibility! There is free parking with free shuttle service from downtown Canmore. If you would like to volunteer at such a unique event, please visit the following website. More info at www.canmoresleddograces.com


The 33 ANNUAL KANANASKIS SKI MARATHON "Cookie Race"
Date:Saturday, February 27, 2010
Location: Kananaskis, Alberta

The Kananaskis Ski Marathon is a “loppet”, a cross-country ski race open to the public, emphasizing participation, personal challenge, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and fun. Compete and earn beverages, hot soup, and of course home-made cookies, hence “the Cookie Race”! For more info go to www.foothillsnordic.ca.


“GRAB A SLAB” Canmore Ice Carving Event
Dates: TBA
Location: Civic Centre Plaza, Canmore

This annual ice-carving event is for anyone who would like to give this unique craft a try. Please bring your own files, chisels and any other tools to show off your creativity on two blocks of ice. The entry fee is usually $20.


KID'N MUTT RACES
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Policeman Creek Pond (10 Street and 7 Avenue)

This is great family fun! If you just don't want to sit back and watch the races - remember to bring your own mutt! There is usually a $5 registration fee.


MARCH


MOUNTAIN CABIN QUILTERS - ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
DATE: March 5-23, 2010
LOCATION: Canmore Public Library Art Gallery, 950 – 8th Avenue

HEY all you quilters!! Come visit the Canmore Public Library Art Gallery as the Mountain Cabin Quilters host their annual Quilters Artistic Visions Show. Get some inspiration from all of the original and beautiful designs.


BOW VALLEY CHORUS' VARIETY NIGHT
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Location: The Cornerstone Theatre in Canmore

Enjoy the musical performance at this annual fundraiser! This time they will be departing from their regular classical favorites and will be bringing you an abridged/choreographed/semi-staged version of popular musicals.

For BOW VALLEY CHORUS Christmas Performances - See December below


MAY


THE CANMORE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
Dates: May 21 - 22, 2010
LOCATION: Canmore Collegiate High School

Enjoy some great family-time at this two-day event held on a Friday night and Saturday. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the clowns, magic shows, singing, storytellers, acrobatics, games, facepainting and kid crafts. Fun for the whole family - no matter what your age!


JUNE


artSPeakCANMORE SUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
DATES: June 17th - 20th, 2010
LOCATION: Around Canmore

This annual festival is a celebration of the many and diverse artists of Canmore. Participate in the art workshops, go on an art walk or watch performing artists and artisans. The kids will love the street performers and you won't want ot miss the literary festival and film screenings from the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
Events include:
artWalk, artTour, artFair, artStreet, artWatch, Hanging Art, artSong, artZone, artLens and artStage! As you can see, there is something for everyone!


JULY


CANADA DAY PARADE AND CELEBRATION
Date: July 1, 2010
Location: Centennial Park

Start celebrating Canada's Birthday with a pancake breakfast and a parade down Main Street. After you've gotten your picture taken with a Mountie, you can enjoy music, food and fun at Centennial Park, and to end your special day in the mountains, a beautiful dusk fireworks display at dusk.


CANMORE'S MINERS' DAY
Date: Possibly July 10, 2010
Location: Main Street

Celebrate Canmore's mining history by honouring the mining families! This little parade takes place on the Saturday closest to Canmore's last day of mining which was July 13, 1979.


24 HOURS OF ADRENALINE™ - MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
Date: July 24, 2010
Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

24 Hours of Adrenalin is a greuling annual relay, where solo riders or teams of up to ten people compete to ride as many laps as they can in the 24-Hour time period. Come and cheer or take part in the Canmore event of this North American mountain bike series!


JULY/AUGUST


CANMORE FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dates: July 31, 2010 - August 2, 2010
Location: Centennial Park

Come for the weekend and take part in Alberta’s longest running Folk Music Festival! There is something for young and old with fun activities, good food and superb music!


SEPTEMBER


CANMORE HIGHLAND GAMES
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2009
Highland Games 8 am - 5 pm; Evening Ceilidh 6 pm - 11 pm
Location: Centennial Park
Considered the largest Celtic celebration in Western Canada, this event is celebrated annually on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend by the Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society. Come and share in the Celtic fun!


LABOUR DAY
Date: Canadian Holiday, Monday, September 7, 2009

Labour Day is the name of a statutory holiday in the provinces and territories of Canada. It is celebrated on the first Monday of September each year.


CANMORE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HALF MARATHON
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 09:00 - 13:00
Location: Centennial Park & Lawrence Grassi Middle School5th St in Canmore

Support CAUSE Canada and take part in, volunteer for, or support the half, 10km, 5km "CAUSE" marathons! CAUSE Canada is an international relief and development agency working in West Africa and Central America.


WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
JAN KABATOFF
GLACIER: A JOURNEY
Dates: September 12 - November 12, 2009.
Opening Reception September 12, 2009, 7 – 9 PM
Location: Main Gallery at the Whyte Museum

The Whyte Museum is proud to present Jan Kabatoff and her multi-media exhibition expressing her passion for glaciers. Learn about her concerns about global warming and what it means for the earth's fresh water supply. Enjoy this unique experience which uses painting, mould impressions, hand-dyed textiles, photography, and audio samples to reveal to you the world of glaciers!


WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
A WAY OF LIFE, A LEGACY TO PROJECT:
100 YEARS OF THE WARDEN SERVICE
Dates: September 12 - November 15. 2009, 7 - 9 pm.
Location: Rummel Room at the Whyte Museum

The Whyte Museum is working together with the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives, Parks Canada, the Town of Banff, and the Warden’s Alumni to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Warden Service. Here you can learn about the history of the warden service. See how they lived and how important they have been in supporting the park and its visitors.


OCTOBER


WORDFEST
Dates: Tuesday, October 13 - Sunday, October 18, 2009
Location: The Bow Valley - Calgary to Banff

Wordfest is one of Canada’s largest international literary festivals. It is a showcase for writers, both famous and unknown to share their masterpieces and thoughts with you the public. There are many events to take part in from readings to panel discussions, from multimedia performances to cabarets. Why not get in on one of the book signings!?


BANFF MOUNTAIN FESTIVALS:

The 34 Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival
and
The 15th Annual Banff Mountain Book Festival
October 31 - November 8, 2009


Come to the beautiful mountain town of Banff in Banff National Park and eat, drink and breathe THE MOUNTAINS!! Literally!! Stories of mountain life, mountain culture and mountain adventure come to life through films, books, stories and speakers. Let the stories of adventure and survival whisk you away and leave you inspired! For more information on the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals, visit the Banff Centre's website.


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER


BANFF MOUNTAIN FESTIVALS:

The 34 Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival
and
The 15th Annual Banff Mountain Book Festival
October 31 - November 8, 2009


Come to the beautiful mountain town of Banff in Banff National Park and eat, drink and breathe THE MOUNTAINS!! Literally!! Stories of mountain life, mountain culture and mountain adventure come to life through films, books, stories and speakers. Let the stories of adventure and survival whisk you away and leave you inspired!


CHRISTMAS IN THE ROCKIES
Date: Friday, November 27
Location: Banff Ave, Banff

Start off the holiday season in the mountains and Santa! It is an afternoon for the whole family filled with crafts, activities, and games. Don't miss the gingerbread house decorating demonstration - you may just want to enter the competition which is open to the public! Finish off the day with the enchanting atmosphere of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights!


DECEMBER


BOW VALLEY CHORUS 2009 CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES
Date: as follows
Locations: as follows

Messe de Minuit pour Noel
by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Misa Criolla
by Ariel Ramirez

8 pm Saturday, December 6, 2009 at the Rolston Recital Hall at the Banff Centre
8 pm Sunday, December 7, 2009 at the Canmore Collegiate

Sing-Along Messiah

Sunday December 13, 2009 at the Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff
8 pm Monday, December 14, 2009 Canmore location TBA

Cascade Plaza Christmas Caroling

12 noon - 1 pm Satyrday, December 5, 2009 Banff at the Cascade Plaza


WHYTE CHRISTMAS
Date: December 12, 2009
Location: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff

Get into the Christmas Spirit by making it a family event with carols, crafts, cookies, and hot chocolate. And it is really a gift - it is free!

For more information, visit www.whyte.org


CANMORE'S SKATE WITH SANTA
Date: TBA
Location: 7th Avenue Pond
Brought to you by RE/MAX Alpine Realty

Come to the 16th Annual Skate with Santa for a fun-filled evening for the whole family! Get your photo taken with Santa and warm up with some hot chocolate, hot dogs, pizza and cookies! You can even meet the Canmore Eagles - Canmore's very own hockey team! Support the Christmas Spirit Campaign and bring a food bank donation for your admission. See you there!


CANMORE'S PARTY ON THE POND
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009 - Friday, January 1, 2010 (usually from 6 pm - 11:30 pm)
Location: 10th Street Pond

Come out and skate under the stars and gaze up at the mountains as you celebrate the new year! This is a great tradition in Canmore and kids and adults alike just love it! There is always a fire, hot chocolate to warm you and there are even some fireworks at 9:45 pm so the kids don't have to wait till midnight! You won't want to miss the horse-drawn wagon rides - come and join us for some old-fashioned fun!


BANFF FIRST NIGHT
Date: Thursday, December 31 - Friday, January 1
Enjoy a white New Year's celebration in world-famous Banff!



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